Boxing

In a surprising about-face, Mikey Garcia has vacated his junior welterweight world title and plans to instead defend his lightweight belt. On March 10 in San Antonio, Garcia won a unanimous decision against Sergey Lipinets to take a 140-pound world title. With the victory, Garcia also became a four-division titleholder and only the third fighter
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Unified cruiserweight world titleholder Oleksandr Usyk has informed World Boxing Super Series organizer Comosa AG that he has suffered a minor left elbow injury, forcing the tournament final against fellow unified titleholder Murat Gassiev to be postponed. Usyk, a southpaw, and Gassiev, who each hold two major 200-pound pound world titles, were scheduled to meet
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Canelo Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bothersome cyst from his right knee Friday in Mexico. “I share that today I had to undergo an arthroscopic surgery to repair the internal femoral cartilage and eliminate a pathological fold of my right knee,” Alvarez wrote on social media in comments translated from Spanish. “I dismiss
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David Lemieux will try to climb his way to another world title opportunity. The former middleweight world titleholder will return to face Karim Achour in a scheduled 12-round bout on May 26 at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, co-promoter Camille Estephan of Eye of the Tiger Management announced. The 29-year-old Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs),
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Golden Boy Promotions has confirmed that middleweight Canelo Alvarez underwent a cosmetic surgery Friday, which was not urgent. The procedure was performed in Alvarez’s home state of Jalisco, after several reports surfaced, stating that he would be the subject of an arthroscopic procedure. “Indeed, Alvarez underwent surgery. However, it was a cosmetic procedure. There are
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