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Unbeaten Caleb Plant will return on June 3rd Spike TV card

Credit: Suzanne Teresa / PBC

Nashville’s unbeaten middleweight prospect, Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (12-0, 9 KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring on June 3, 2016 against Colombia’s Carlos Galvan (12-4-1, 2 KOs). The scheduled 8-round bout will be televised on the undercard of Barthelemy vs. Bey at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike TV goes live at 9 p.m. ET.

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Erislandy Lara: My first choice is Gennady Golovkin, but I’ll fight anyone from welterweight to middleweight

Credit: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (23-2-2, 13 KOs), fresh off his rematch victory over Vanes Martirosyan, is looking for a big fight against just about anybody. But if that doesn’t happen, he’ll be focused on breaking the record for most consecutive title defenses at 154 pounds. The record, which was set by Gianfranco Rosi with 11 defenses of the IBF title, has stood strong since January of 1993.

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Rances Barthelemy & Mickey Bey discuss upcoming June 3rd clash

Credit: Sean Michael Ham / PBC

Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy andMickey “The Spirit” Bey are deep into training camp and closing in on their main event battle on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday, June 3 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida Both fighters have been training in Las Vegas. Barthelemy trains with Ismael Salas at the Salas Boxing Academy while Bey works with his longtime trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. at the Mayweather Boxing Club.

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Women’s world championships: 5 USA boxing ladies advance to medal rounds

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Five American boxers advanced to the semifinal round with quarterfinal wins at the 2016 Women’s World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas), bantamweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), light heavyweight Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) and heavyweight Shadasia Green (Newark, N.J.) all clinched medals today at the Barys Arena. Welterweight Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) lost her quarterfinal bout on Tuesday in her first-ever World Championships.

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Marlen Esparza advances for USA Boxing at world championships; Jajaira Gonzalez defeated

Credit: USA Boxing

Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and international newcomer Shadasia Green (Newark, N.J.) both earned preliminary victories on Monday afternoon at the 2016 Women’s World Championships at the Barys Arena in Astana, Kazakhstan. Junior and Youth World Champion Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) dropped her second round bout in the light welterweight division in her first elite World Championships.

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Women’s world championships: Big names Katie Taylor, Nicola Adams, Ren Cancan advance

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Nicola Adams’ pursuit of a first World Championship title continues on Day 5 as all Quarter-Final places are confirmed A strong Monday afternoon session at the 2016 AIBA Women’s World Championships for the North American teams, and an impressive performance by the Philippine’s 2012 World Champion Josie Gabuco, helped guarantee fourteen nations qualified at least one boxer to the last eight of the light flyweight, light welterweight and heavyweight competitions.

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