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How Conlan-Nikitin in Rio changed Olympic boxing forever

Michael Conlan can move on from his controversial Rio 2016 defeat when he faces Vladimir Nikitin in a rematch in New York on Saturday.

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I cried in the bath and tweeted Putin - Conlan remembers Rio

Michael Conlan relives his Olympic heartbreak as he looks for revenge against Vladimir Nikitin on ESPN+.

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The tragedies that shaped Michael Conlan

If Michael Conlan's nationality is the only reason why you're cheering for him, you've missed out on what has truly shaped the man from Belfast.

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The best of Terence Crawford

Crawford-Kavaliauskas: Saturday, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

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Andy Ruiz can never live down his failed approach to Joshua rematch

Anthony Joshua came into the rematch ready and in shape. Andy Ruiz failed in his preparation. There's much to learn from the Clash at the Dunes.

Is Anthony Joshua the best heavyweight in boxing?

After beating Andy Ruiz Jr., where does Anthony Joshua stand in the heavyweight pecking order? Who's next?

Atlas: Joshua was efficient to win rematch vs. Ruiz

Teddy Atlas breaks down Anthony Joshua's one-sided victory vs. Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Crawford doesn't see a 2020 fight with Mayweather or Spence happening

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Boxing's biggest names head to MSG

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Arum calls Crawford a 'once-in-a-generation' fighter

Bob Arum details Terence Crawford's skills in the ring. Tune in on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET to watch Crawford-Kavaliauskas on ESPN.

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CRAWFORD-KAVALIAUSKAS

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Crawford ready to defend title at the Garden

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The education of Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford was raised a fighter and found his way mostly due to his time in a ring, but it's his time as a father that has created a unique balance that challenges him each and every day.

Crawford stays loyal to his team

Terence "Bud" Crawford's three trainers have helped guide him to success, and their relationship resembles one of a family.

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COMMEY-LOPEZ

Dec. 14 on ESPN

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Teofimo Lopez continues to prepare for his December 14 date against IBF lightweight champion, Richard Commey. His camp is in Flemington, New Jersey, and former two-time world champion, Joey Gamache has been brought in to help out.

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'The TakeOver' has a plan: Teofimo Lopez is ready for stardom

Teofimo Lopez's biggest challenge hasn't been his opponent, but the scale. Lopez knows he can only make 135 pounds for a short while longer and wants to face Vasiliy Lomachenko before its too late.

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Joshua dominates rematch vs. Ruiz

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Fighters, celebrities react to Anthony Joshua's win over Andy Ruiz

Anthony Joshua earned praise for his performance on Saturday, while Andy Ruiz Jr. was criticized.

Andy Ruiz: 'We could've trained better'

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Charlo knocks Hogan down twice en route to victory

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Rafael and Kim: Can Deontay Wilder always find that punch?

Deontay Wilder landed one devastating punch to put Luis Ortiz out. With a Tyson Fury rematch on the horizon, here's what Saturday's fight tells us about Wilder.

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