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Rafael Garcia, the always-smiling and beloved boxing lifer who worked as a trainer, cutman and hand-wrapper to some of the sport’s biggest names, died on Tuesday due to complications from leukemia. He was 88. Born in Mexico, Garcia worked in boxing for most of his life and spent recent decades living in Las Vegas, where
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Jose Ramirez TKO2 Mike Reed — Full recapJunior welterweightRecords: Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs); Reed (23-1, 12 KOs) Rafael’s remarks: What else is there to say about Ramirez’s performance except that it was spectacular? The 2012 U.S. Olympian thrilled a wild home region crowd of 13,838 — a Save Mart Center record crowd for boxing —
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In his first fight since losing a controversial 12-round decision to middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on March 18, Brooklyn’s Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs won a unanimous decision over Luis Arias at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York’s Long Island on Saturday. Those expecting Jacobs, 30, to score a knockout over his relatively inexperienced
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FRESNO, Calif. — A life-size cutout of Jose Ramirez adorns the lobby of the fight hotel. He is featured on local television commercials. His fights are major events with copious television and newspaper coverage. Where: Save Mart Center on the campus of Fresno State, Fresno, CaliforniaWhen: SaturdayTV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App, (10:30 p.m. ET)
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Lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia has rejected an offer to unify belts with Jorge Linares early next year, Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez, who promotes Linares, told ESPN on Wednesday. Gomez said he, Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya and Linares were particularly disappointed because Garcia is the one who went on social media
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