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Donnie Nietes, Juan Carlos Reveco round out ‘Superfly 2’ tripleheader

Tom Loeffler of 360 Promotions and HBO rounded out the “Superfly 2” tripleheader on Thursday. They didn’t add a fight in the super flyweight division but, hey, close enough. They dipped one division lower — just 3 pounds, from 115 to 112 — and added Donnie Nietes, the world’s No. 1 flyweight, in a mandatory title defense against former world titleholder Juan Carlos Reveco to the “Boxing After Dark” card on Feb. 24 (HBO, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. “That’s the best fight we could make…

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Junior lightweight champion Miguel Berchelt looking for an opponent

Junior lightweight world titlist Miguel Berchelt will still defend his belt on Feb. 10 at the Oasis Arena in his hometown of Cancun, Mexico, but he will not face Cristian Mijares as originally scheduled. Berchelt has no new opponent yet, but he attended a news conference on Wednesday to discuss the situation. “I’m confident that the fans are going to have the show that they deserve — a world championship fight and, unfortunately, it will not be against Cristian Mijares, who withdrew at the last minute,” Berchelt said. “But we…

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Josh Taylor believes he’s ‘two or three’ fights away from a world title shot

12:09 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Josh Taylor faces Humberto Soto on March 3 in the first of “two or three fights” before a world title shot. The Scottish super-lightweight was in dazzling form last year but wants more development before crack at the division’s elite. Two-weight world champion Soto, from Mexican, certainly has pedigree although the 37-year-old has not fought since Oct. 2016. Taylor…

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Regis Prograis, Viktor Postol to fight for vacant interim title belt March 9

Junior welterweights Regis Prograis and Viktor Postol will meet for a vacant interim world title on March 9 after the promoters made a deal Wednesday and avoided a purse bid scheduled to take place Friday. Promoter Lou DiBella, who represents Prograis, told ESPN that he made a deal with Ukraine’s Elite Promotions, which represents former world titleholder Postol, for Postol to come to the United States for the bout. DiBella said the fight would be televised on Showtime, which has aired Prograis’ recent fights, at a site to be determined….

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17-year-old junior middleweight prospect David Kaminsky signs with Top Rank

In late 2016, Top Rank signed junior lightweight prospect Gabriel Flores Jr., who was 16 at the time and had to wait until he was 17 to legally box in the United States. He was the youngest fighter Top Rank had ever signed in its more than 50 years of promoting boxing. Now David Kaminsky is joining him as the second-youngest fighter Bob Arum’s company has ever signed. Top Rank announced on Wednesday that it has signed the 17-year-old junior middleweight prospect to a promotional contract. Kaminsky, a native of…

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Anthony Mundine KOs Browne to claim vacant WBO title

Anthony Mundine has kept alive his hopes of a fight against Jeff Horn with a second-round KO over former featherweight world title contender Tommy Browne in Sydney. Browne was the aggressor in the first round at the Star in Sydney, backing up the three-division major belt holder and tagging him with some shots. But 42-year-old Mundine started to find the range with his jab in the second round and stunned Browne with a right-and shot in the closing moments. He tagged him with several shots, before flooring him with a…

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Jamel Herring leaves longtime adviser Al Haymon for Top Rank

Lightweight Jamel Herring, who spent his career in the stable of adviser Al Haymon, has parted ways with the Premier Boxing Champions creator and agreed to a promotional contract with Top Rank. Herring said that the “deal was too good to pass up, with a minimum of three fights every year. I’ll always have love for my PBC family and will be grateful for everything they’ve done in the past. I just had to do what was best for myself and family.” Herring (16-2, 9 KOs), the captain of the…

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Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez plans return to ring in 2018

When 2017 began, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez was an undefeated junior bantamweight world champion and largely considered the pound-for-pound king of boxing. As 2018 begins, Gonzalez is trying to salvage his career. Gonzalez lost his 115-pound world title, perfect record and pound-for-pound No. 1 status by highly controversial majority decision to Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on March 18 on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs undercard at Madison Square Garden in New York. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is planning his return to the ring in 2018. Al Bello/Getty Images Then came a clear-cut and brutal…

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Featherweight champ Oscar Valdez, Scott Quigg to fight March 10

Featherweight world titleholder Oscar Valdez and top contender Scott Quigg have a done deal for a potentially explosive fight. They will meet on March 10 (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10:30 p.m. ET) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Top Rank announced Tuesday. Quigg is a step up in opposition for Valdez, who will be making the fourth defense of his 126-pound belt. “Oscar Valdez has passed every in-ring test with flying colors, but the biggest test of his professional career will take place on March 10 against Scott Quigg,…

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Zolani Tete pulls out of title defense with calf injury

Bantamweight world titleholder Zolani Tete has suffered a calf injury, forcing him to postpone his mandatory defense against Omar Narvaez, promoter Frank Warren announced on Monday. Tete and Narvaez were supposed to meet in the main event of Warren’s card on Feb. 10 at the Copper Box Arena in London. “I’m hugely disappointed to have to postpone my fight with Omar Narvaez,” Tete said. “Unfortunately, I picked up a calf injury that has severely hindered my training and the only option was to postpone the fight. I train as hard…

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