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Ringside Seat: Can Canelo Alvarez take care of business against Avni Yildirim?

Canelo Alvarez seeks to unify four world titles at super middleweight in 2021. First he must defeat Avni Yildirim.

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Expert picks: Can Avni Yildirim's pressure derail Canelo Alvarez's takeover at 168 pounds?

Canelo Alvarez defends his titles against Avni Yildirim on Saturday. What are our experts saying?

Who is Avni Yildirim, the 40-1 underdog facing Canelo Alvarez?

Avni Yildirim carries the weight of the Turkish sports world into his title fight with Canelo Alvarez.

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What does Lopez vs. Kambosos purse bid mean for boxing?

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The sport of boxing is a winner when Canelo fights

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Canelo Alvarez loves puppies, giving gift bags and punching Mario Lopez

We went a couple of rounds with people in Canelo Alvarez's inner circle to find stories that reveal the surprising private side of boxing's biggest superstar.

As both a fighter and promoter, new stage of career begins for Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez said being able to guide his own boxing career gives him comfort.

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Oscar Valdez needed to fight the perfect fight to beat Miguel Berchelt, and he did just that

Breaking down the fallout from Oscar Valdez's KO victory over Miguel Berchelt, and checking in on Adrien Broner.

Valdez claims title with knockout of the year candidate

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How the fight was won: Timothy Bradley on Oscar Valdez's game plan

Oscar Valdez's team gave him the right strategies to beat Miguel Berchelt, and the boxer executed it flawlessly. Here's how he did it.

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MANNY PACQUIAO

Who's next for Manny Pacquiao?

When Manny Pacquiao steps back into the ring, he will show what's more important, money or titles.

Why Ryan Garcia can't say no to a fight with Manny Pacquiao

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Commey back in title contention; Diaz and Warrington face crossroads

What the results of three main events on Saturday mean, plus the evolution of Jared Anderson.

Anderson drops Ibeh with a huge left hook KO

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Lopez: Moving on if Top Rank 'can't meet terms'

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Jake Paul taunts Askren: 'He's worse than a 75-year-old grandma'

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LEON SPINKS

Leon Spinks was a fighter until the end

Spinks, who died of prostate cancer on Feb. 5, was the only boxer to take a title from Muhammad Ali in the ring

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Boxers and colleagues react to the passing of former champion Leon Spinks

The boxing world reacts to the death of former undisputed heavyweight champion Leon Spinks.

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Is Buster Douglas' KO over Mike Tyson the greatest upset of all time?

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Blood, Sweat & Tears: Berchelt vs. Valdez (Part 1)

RYAN GARCIA

What does 2021 look like for Ryan Garcia?

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Boxing debate: Where should Ryan Garcia go from here?

With a fight against Manny Pacquiao seeming less likely, rising star Ryan Garcia has a big decision to make.

Real or not: Did Garcia make a mistake in chasing Pacquiao? Does Gervonta Davis change course?

Ryan Garcia and Manny Pacquiao had the world talking, but with dreams of that fight seemingly falling apart, has boxing's rising star taken a major hit?

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David Benavidez open to idea of fighting Edgar Berlanga

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Plant sweeps cards to retain IBF title vs. Truax

Caleb Plant defended his IBF super middleweight title in dominant fashion, winning every round on all three judges' scorecards Saturday night against Caleb Truax.

Caleb Plant dominates Caleb Truax to retain title

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Kellerman: Why Fury vs. Joshua is the 'biggest fight that can be made in boxing'

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Alvarez, Saunders agree to fight in May

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Tyson Fury tops ESPN's British pound-for-pound rankings

Tyson Fury knocks off Josh Taylor's crown as ESPN's British pound-for-pound king, but with several new entrants, how does Anthony Joshua rank?

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JAKE PAUL-BEN ASKREN

Jake Paul's knockout prediction vs. Askren

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Askren explains why he isn't concerned to box Paul

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The sport of boxing is a winner when Canelo fights

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Devin Haney: Teofimo Lopez is not the undisputed lightweight champ

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DEVIN HANEY

Devin Haney's picture-perfect 2021: 'I want to fight for all the belts'

Devin Haney wants a fight against Teofimo Lopez and believes he's the most complete fighter.

Devin Haney on matching up vs. Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia

WBC lightweight titleholder Devin Haney talks with Cameron Wolfe about how he would match up against Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia.

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Haney looking past Garcia, focusing on Lopez

Devin Haney tells Cameron Wolfe that he doesn't think Ryan Garcia will fight him and is focusing on Teofimo Lopez instead.

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Kriegel: What boxing needs in 2021

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Ryan Garcia confident he'll KO Gervonta Davis in two rounds

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Why boxing is going to be different, and better, in 2021

A surge of young boxers, including several breakout lightweights, are showing the value of taking major risks and big fights.

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Real or not: Ryan Garcia-Gervonta Davis next? How about Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney?

ESPN's boxing experts discuss Ryan Garcia's potential fights and what could be next for unified champ Teofimo Lopez.

Haney looking past Garcia, focusing on Lopez

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Fights we want to see in 2021, including Lopez-'Tank' Davis and, yes, Pacquiao vs. McGregor

The stars are aligning for boxing to have a huge 2021. Here are the matchups we'd make in the next year.

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Why Canelo Alvarez is(n't) boxing's pound-for-pound king

The ESPN pound-for-pound panel ranks Terence Crawford No. 1. Others disagree.

Mayweather or GGG? Canelo Alvarez plays "You Have to Answer"

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Pound-for-pound rankings: Did Canelo Alvarez jump Terence Crawford after latest win?

Canelo Alvarez topped Callum Smith with ease, but did he encourage the pound-for-pound panel to elevate him over Terence Crawford?

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