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Floyd Mayweather finally says he’s open to comeback, obviously

Floyd Mayweather finally talked publicly about the fact that he’s open to coming back from his “retirement”. Well, obviously Floyd. That’s why unlike so many places which went along for the ruse even knowing better themselves, we never removed Floyd Mayweather from our rankings. He’s still the number 1 pound for pound fighter in the world, because this “retirement” was clearly phony from the start.

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Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto: The first fight, the aftermath, the rematch & a prediction

This month marks the five year anniversary of the Welterweight title fight between the then champion Andre Berto, now (30-4, 23 KO’s) and Victor Ortiz, now (31-5-2, 24 KO’s) offered to the Mashuntucket, Connecticut crowd. The Ring magazine awarded the two pugilists with the 2011 “Fight of the Year.” After all this time, the two fighters are set to meet again, and in different ways, each man’s career is on the line.

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Andre Ward dominates Sullivan Barrera, but is he ready for Sergey Kovalev?

HBO Boxing Ward vs. Barrera Results from Oakland: Andre Ward moved up to the light heavyweight division and fought for the just the second time in the past two and a half years on Saturday night at his hometown Oracle Arena in Oakland. In the headline event of an HBO World Championship Boxing card, Ward took on the previously unbeaten Cuban Sullivan Barrera, and dominated him over the course of a full 12 rounds to win a near shutout decision.

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Top 3 reasons to expect an easy night for Canelo Alvarez against Amir Khan

Amir Khan Can’t Pull off the Upset & Here’s Why Canelo Alvarez is set to fight Amir Khan on May 7th. Depending on your perspective, you may either by expecting a surprising Khan win, or for Canelo to dominate in a fight which shouldn’t have even gotten made. While Canelo vs. Khan may prove to be entertaining, and it is an intriguing match, Canelo will have his hands raised. Here are the top 3 reasons to expect a big win and easy night for Canelo.

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Can Adrien Broner prove he belongs at the top against Ashley Theophane?

Broner Still Seeking Redemption Against Theophane After being hyped as the next mega star in the sport, life has been made difficult for Adrien Broner during the past couple of years. Broner was often compared to his mentor, Floyd Mayweather. Yet, once he started facing tough opposition, it was clear to see that the only comparison there was in the realm of trash talk, because the combination of skill and work ethic simply weren’t there in tandem.

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Evaluating 3 top prospects ready to emerge in 2016: Spence, Douglas & Beterbiev

Scouting Report on Rising Prospects Ready to Break Out: This is my shortlist of three exceptional prospects to watch this year and beyond. My picks are based upon their amateur pedigree, skill sets, professional record and potential to become future world champions. Of course this list is not exhaustive but rather an optimistic take on some of the sport’s up and coming stars.

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