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Breaking down Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman: Who has the edge?

Saturday's welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman is one of the most anticipated bouts this year, but who has the edge once the bell rings? ESPN breaks down the strengths and weaknesses that could swing the fight.

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Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman scout ... themselves

We asked anonymous trainers to break down Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman. Then we let the fighters respond.

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Pacquiao says hoops is favorite hobby and compares game to Kidd



Pernell Whitaker

Remembering Whitaker: 'Sweet Pea' a master of the sweet science

Pernell Whitaker was one of the greatest boxers in history. Dan Rafael, Steve Kim and Mark Kriegel remember moments from Whitaker's career that made him stand out from the rest.

Whitaker was arguably the greatest lightweight ever


Whitaker, struck by car, dies at 55




Stevenson wins

Stevenson KOs Guevara in thrilling homecoming

Rising featherweight star Shakur Stevenson retained his regional belt after a dominant showing against Alberto Guevara in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.

Joshua Greer Jr., scored a narrow majority decision over Nikolai Potapov in an IBF bantamweight eliminator Saturday night at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Judge Mark Consentino had the fight a draw, 114-114 while Larry Layton (115-113) and Lindsey Page (116-112) both scored the bout for Greer. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank).

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Stevenson vs. Guevara

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Why Shakur Stevenson needs to put on a show in Newark

As talented as any young fighter Shakur Stevenson is getting close to a title shot, but despite the main event status, Mark Kriegel notes that Stevenson still has plenty of room to grow.

Stevenson returns to Newark to fulfill his destiny

Olympic medalist Shakur Stevenson returns home to Newark, NJ, on the cusp of a title shot and to fulfill a childhood dream of fighting in front of his hometown crowd. For more Top Rank Boxing, subscribe to ESPN+


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Stevenson compares his preparations to Mayweather


Shakur Stevenson: I'm a level above Teofimo Lopez


Murata def. Brant

Ryota Murata shines in TKO of Rob Brant. Now what?

Is Ryota Murata back as a legit middleweight contender after his dominant performance against Rob Brant? What are his chances against the elite fighters in the division? What should they do next? Dan Rafael and Steve Kim weigh in.

Murata avenges loss, regains secondary title

Ryota Murata avenged a one-sided loss and regained his secondary middleweight world title with an explosive second-round knockout of Rob Brant on Friday at Edion Arena, in Osaka, Japan.

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Murata knocks down Brant midway through Round 2

Ryota Murata unleashes a flurry that sends Robert Brant to the canvas in Round 2. For more Top Rank Boxing, sign up here for ESPN+




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Andrade calls out Canelo, GGG after easy win

Demetrius Andrade retained his 160-pound belt in a triumphant homecoming Saturday night as he knocked Maciej Sulecki down in the first round and rolled to a unanimous decision to stay on track for a potential fight with Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin.

Joseph Parker stops Alex Leapai, wants heavyweight unified titlist Andy Ruiz Jr. next

Former heavyweight world titlist Joseph Parker dominated Alex Leapai in a TKO victory on Saturday. Next? Parker would love to give unified titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. a rematch.

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Manny Pacquiao continues to prepare for his July 20 bout against Keith Thurman at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California.

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Commey stops Beltran

Commey floors Beltran 4 times, gets TKO in 8th

Lightweight titlist Richard Commey dominated Ray Beltran on Friday night, scoring four knockdowns in an eighth-round TKO win. A showdown with Teofimo Lopez could be next.

Commey scores two knockdowns in 1st round


Tyson Fury reigns supreme

Can Tyson Fury be a major crossover star in America?

Tyson Fury made quick work of Tom Schwarz with a second-round knockout. So what's next? Is he the most versatile heavyweight in the world? And how far does he have to go to become a crossover star?

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Fury still lineal champion with TKO of Schwarz

Tyson Fury needed just two rounds to put away Tom Schwarz, dropping the challenger late in the second round before scoring a TKO to retain his lineal heavyweight title Saturday night.

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Fury retains LIneal heavyweight title

Fury screams 'Bring 'em all on' after KO victory


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