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Dude is the biggest phony with his tough guy act after taking down smaller dudes.

GGG doesn't need him. Chickanelo I is one of the biggest sellers in boxing but it was Cotto who sold that fight more than Amarillo. The Khan fight did between 450-580k which is good but not gawd status. GGG should face Danny Jacobs next, then unify the belts vs Saunders.
 
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all these promoters are too afraid of having their top draw lose. But Canelo fighting a guy like that and getting that many buys will only add to his drawing power win or lose, imo.

That's why it's all about the MMA these days. Dana White is good for the sport in a competitive sense, getting the best out of the product.
 
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http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Report-Camps-for-Canelo-GGG-Targeting-Fall-2017-Showdown-106857

ESPN.com boxing scribe Dan Rafael reported Wednesday afternoon that the two sides have agreed to finally settle their differences at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds, but they won’t get in the ring to oppose one another until the fall of 2017.

Both combatants are expected to fight “multiple” times between now and then, with Canelo aiming to fight up to two times to acclimate to 160 pounds, though he is currently a world titleholder at that weight.

This seems weird.
 

Youth N Asia

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Bleh. At least they're not pushing it as far as Pac and Floyd did.

Yet.
 

NoCalMike

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Yeah it's boxing. A lot can happen in a year, to turn it into 5 years.
 

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Kell Brook is the best 147 pounder in the world, by far the best fighter GGG has faced, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he won. That's a great fight.
 
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This being pay-per-view in the United States is a pretty tall ask for most fans, but of all the pay-per-view main events we’ve seen in 2016, counting those that are coming up, this is by far the most evenly-matched of the fights on paper

It's funny because Postol is a +500 underdog, so if that's the most evenly matched fight.

But I actually agree that this is competitive and worth watching. It says a lot though when two potentially cream of the crop undefeated boxers are fighting on PPV and nobody really knows who they are.
 
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http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/432409-kathy-duva-resolves-issues-with-roc-confident-ward-kovalev-at-t-mobile

sounds like this will happen, big fight.
 
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http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/9/14/12920918/boxer-felix-sturm-could-face-three-years-in-prison-for-ped-use

idk how I feel about this, seems excessive though
 
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http://www.tmz.com/2016/09/28/dancing-with-the-stars-victor-ortiz-arrested-dui/

I remember when people thought he had a legit shot against Mayweather. It's sad that the title describes him as a 'former DWTS contestant' and mentions nothing about his boxing career, damn that's cold blooded
 

Youth N Asia

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Old news now. But no one talks about heavyweights. Fury popped for Coke. Retired. Then unretired
 
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GGG/Jacobs is going to purse bid. There was a chance they'd change the percentages from 75/25 to something closer but it's gonna remain that way. We will see if Jacobs still wants the fight
 
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