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Andre Ward named Sports Illustrated Fighter of the Decade

Sports Illustrated
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ESPN

Conor McGregor eyes rematch with Floyd Mayweather in boxing ring

ESPN
As Conor McGregor nears his return to the Octagon, the thought of having another high-profile boxing match — whether it’s a rematch against Floyd Mayweather or a bout against Manny Pacquiao — is something he believes will become reality. “I’d like to rematch Floyd,” McGregor said in a wide-ranging interview......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Gennadiy Golovkin, Deontay Wilder headline boxing awards

Sports Illustrated
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ESPN

Claressa Shields beats Ivana Habazin for junior middleweight title

ESPN
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Claressa Shields, who has already unified two women’s world titles at super middleweight and then collected all four major belts to become the undisputed middleweight champion, made history on Friday night at the Ocean Casino Resort. Shields, moving down in weight yet again, thoroughly dominated Ivana......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Canelo Alvarez Is Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Fighter of the Year

Sports Illustrated
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Sports Illustrated - MMA

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch set for Feb. 22

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5MzI0NDQxNDQyOTg1NDM1/deontay-wilder-tyson-fury-rematch.jpg Jenna West Associated Newspapers Ltd/Shutterstock Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will meet in a rematch on Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. Both Wilder and Fury confirmed the rematch on Twitter on Friday and announced it will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “After February 22nd there......

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