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For Christina Hammer, fighting in ballyhooed bout was her destiny

Unified middleweight world titleholder Christina Hammer says competing in what is being billed as the biggest women's boxing match ever, versus Claressa Shields, was meant to be after Hammer fell in love with the sport as a kid.

Claressa Shields fighting to be undisputed champion inside and outside the ring

Claressa Shields has the opportunity to become the undisputed middleweight champion on Saturday. She's also fighting for more important social issues like equality in women's boxing and eliminating gender labels.

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Lomachenko's unique preparation for Crolla fight




ESPN boxing analysts and former two-division world titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr. wants to see a welterweight unification matchup between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. now! No excuses.

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Crawford: I have it out for every fighter I face


Khan believes fighting in the U.S. worth the sacrifices

England's Amir Khan, who faces welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford on April 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York, has fought multiple times in the United States since 2010. And he believes the sacrifices are beneficial.

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Amir Khan, who faces welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden on April 20 on PPV, visited the NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Khan got some basketball tips from shooting guard Andre Iguodala, left, in exchange for a signed glove. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

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Gvozdyk stops injured Ngumbu in 5th, keeps title

Oleksandr Gvozdyk was victorious in the first defense of his light heavyweight title, winning by TKO when Doudou Ngumbu could not continue due to a right calf injury.

Gvozdyk retains WBC title due to Ngumbu injury


Kavaliauskas-Robinson ends in majority draw

Welterweight contender "Mean Machine" Egidijus Kavaliauskas, hoping to maintain his position for an eventual world title fight, fought to a disappointing draw with Ray Robinson on Saturday.


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Teddy Atlas, Oleksandr Gvozdyk: A teacher and an eager-to-learn student

Renowned boxing trainer Teddy Atlas admits that he isn't for everybody, but his latest pupil, light heavyweight world titleholder Oleksandr Gvozdyk, appreciates Atlas' hard-intensity training and honesty.


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