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Lee Haskins targeting 'big break' after Ryan Burnett Lee Haskins admits his style is not to every boxing fan's taste but still feels he deserves a break. The IBF bantamweight champion will make a third world title defense against fellow Briton Ryan Burnett in the challenger's home city of Belfast Saturday. After missing out on boxing in Las Vegas when Randy Caballero failed to make the weight in November 2015, Haskins -- who was awarded the IBF strap without throwing a punch -- hopes victory will tee up a fight in America that he is longing for. "They say win...

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Haskins vs. Burnett: Burnett believes that Adam Booth will lead him to title victory Ryan Burnett trusts his trainer and mentor Adam Booth has the right plan that will see him crowned Northern Ireland's latest world bantamweight champion on Saturday, when he challenges Lee Haskins in Belfast. Burnett (16-0, 9 KOs), 25, has progressed well under Booth's stewardship, capturing the British title last year. Burnett is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Northern Ireland's former world bantamweight kings Johnny Caldwell (1961-62) and Wayne McCullough (1995-1997), as well as Carl Frampton who won the IBF super-bantamweight belt in September 2014...

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Evander Holyfield: 'I was able to accomplish things no other fighters have' On Sunday afternoon, Evander Holyfield, whose tenacity and warrior mentality made him one of the greatest heavyweights in boxing history, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. With him in spirit will be his late mother, Annie Holyfield, the woman who instilled in him the dogged stubbornness that made him who he is. "My mom is that person that taught me never to give up and to always work hard. Always," Evander Holyfield told ESPN in an interview on Thursday. "She'd always say you're never...

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Errol Spence: Mayweather has prepared me for fight with Kell Brook "If me and Conor McGregor get in the ring, and I believe it will happen, I'd love to have Gervonta Davis on the undercard. I would also like Badou Jack to be on the undercard," Mayweather said Saturday at the Copper Box Arena in London.Mayweather, whose Mayweather Promotions represents Davis and Jack, was ringside to watch Davis (18-0, 17 KOs), boxing's second-youngest active world titleholder at age 22, retain his junior lightweight world title for the first time. Davis knocked out mandatory challenger Liam Walsh, of England, in the...

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Andre Dirrell's uncle Leon Lawson Jr. suspended for ring antics The fallout from trainer Leon Lawson Jr.'s shocking behavior following his nephew Andre Dirrell's victory on Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, began on Monday with two significant boxing organizations coming out against him.The WBC announced that it has indefinitely suspended Lawson from participating in any WBC-sanctioned fight "in any form or manner."Also, the Association of Boxing Commissions, a national nonprofit organization that represents the state and Native American tribal boxing commissions and works with commissions to standardize rules, encouraged all member commissions to refuse...

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