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What Does Gennady Golovkin Have Left After Thrilling Victory Over Sergiy Derevyanchenko?

Gennady Golovkin after his hard-fought win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko  (Photo: Matchroom Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Gennady Golovkin found a way to overcome a determined Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a thrilling battle on Saturday night. The fight was for the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight titles, from Madison Square Garden in New York, with DAZN televising in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

Golovkin and Derevyanchenko shared 12 brutal and memorable rounds with one another in what has to be considered one of the top fights of 2019. After scoring a knockdown in the first, Golovkin had to weather a fierce rally from Derevyanchenko for several rounds after, taking some punishing body and head shots along the way.

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs Have Intense Scuffle at Weigh-in as Fight Nears

Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs face off on Saturday (Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, WBA/WBC/lineal middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs made weight ahead of their unification showdown. Canelo (51-1-2, 35 KO’s) and Jacobs (35-2, 29 KO’s) will meet inside of the T-Mobile Arena, with the fight airing exclusively on DAZN.

This is by far one of the biggest fights of 2019 and you could sense the emotions at the weigh-in. Jacobs hit the scale weighing 160 pounds while Canelo came in at 159.5 pounds. Each man looks to be in pristine shape for a fight that will no doubt be challenging on many fronts.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs Face off at Final Press Conference in Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs face off on Saturday (Photo: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, WBA/WBC/lineal middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) hosted a final press conference ahead of their unification showdown. Alvarez vs. Jacobs will air exclusively on DAZN and take place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

“Look, we’re just ready for Saturday,” stated Alvarez. “I’ll repeat to you, I’m ready. I’m ready to continue writing history like I always have. I’m a fighter that’s fought all the styles. What he brings on Saturday night is going to bring the reaction out of me to counter whatever he brings.”

Maurice Hooker Says Mikkel LesPierre is Going Down on March 9

Maurice Hooker is looking for another victory March 9 (Photo: Stacey Verbeek – Roc Nation)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, March 9, WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker will look for a second successful defense of his belt when he faces off with Mikkel LesPierre inside of the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The fight will air live on DAZN in the United States as well as on Sky Sports in the UK.

Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KO’s) is coming off of a thrilling battle this past November where he rose from a second round knockdown before stopping hometown favorite Alex Saucedo in the seventh round in Oklahoma City. LesPierre (21-0-1, 10KO’s) is an unbeaten fighter from Brooklyn but is relatively untested on the big stage.

PHOTOS: Canelo Demolishes Rocky Fielding in Three; Where Does he go From Here?

Canelo Alvarez Stormed Through Rocky Fielding on Saturday (Photo: Marilyn Paulino - Round By Round Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Dec. 15, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KO’s) easily dispatched former champion Rocky Fielding (27-2, 15 KO’s) on his way to collecting the WBA super middleweight title. The fight took place from the Madison Square Garden in New York and was showcased on the DAZN streaming app.

Canelo’s relentless body work proved to be too much, as he registered knockdowns in every round, two in the third and ultimately final round, before the contest was waved off. The fight was a mismatch on paper and Canelo did his part to prove odds makers correct.

VIDEO: Daniel Roman Speaks Post-Fight Following 10th Round TKO Over Gavin McDonnell

Daniel Roman was victorious in Chicago this weekend (Photo: Jason Robles – Thompson Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

This past weekend in Chicago, Ill., WBA junior featherweight champion Daniel Roman (26-2-1, 10 KO’s) successfully defended his world title for the third time by stopping England’s Gavin McDonnell (20-2-2, 5 KOs) in the tenth round. The bout took place from the Wintrust Arena and was aired on the DAZN streaming app.

Roman, 28, who goes by “The Baby Faced Assassin”, was patient and effective throughout, as he seemed to edge nearly every round against McDonnell. In the tenth, a big right hand started the onslaught and moments later McDonnell was on the canvas, with the fight being waved off seconds later. Roman has now won 18 consecutive bouts.

Will Anthony Joshua Take Out Alexander Povetkin on Saturday Night?

Anthony Joshua faces Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night (Photo: Matchroom Boxing)

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By Hassnain Tariq

Britain’s WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his titles against Russia’s dangerous Alexander Povetkin, 39, at the iconic Wembley Stadium this Saturday, in one of UK’s biggest events this year. There is a lot on the line in this fight for Joshua, who looks to go on to bigger and better opportunities; will the unknown Russian cause an upset to Joshua’s plans?

This bout initially is initially expected to be able to draw a crowd of around 80,000, and this will be Joshua’s fourth consecutive stadium fight. That shows the magnitude he is at and how he is able to consistently draw high audiences as he looks to take on another victim in an all-out action packed fight at Wembley, London.

Ohara Davies returns tonight against Andy Harris [Weigh-in coverage]

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Later tonight, inside of the O2 Arena (Millenium Dome) in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom, budding lightweight prospect Ohara Davies (2-0, 1 KO) will return, when he faces off with Andy Harris (3-18-1) in his third pro bout.