WBC MIDYEAR CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM TESTING REPORT
The WBC through the Clean Boxing Program administered by VADA has tested a total of 72 fighters in the first semester of 2017. Many of these fighters were tested multiple times during the process.
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Conor McGregor has taken to the swimming pool after starting his training camp for the long-awaited clash with Floyd Mayweather next month.
After last week's whistle-stop tour to promote the August 26 date with one of boxing's biggest stars, McGregor is stepping up his preparations in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor spent most of last week in much more relaxed pose at four press conferences around the world
He is spending time at the city's state-of-the-art UFC Performance Institute and dropped in earlier this week to try out the water treadmill.
McGregor appears set to spend the majority of his five-week training camp in Las Vegas ahead of the fight at the city's T-Mobile Arena
McGregor will also be working alongside Sky's boxing pundit Paulie Malignaggi in Las Vegas this week, with Malignaggi sparring alongside the UFC superstar
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Claressa Shields Foe Adler Counts Down To Aug 4
German WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler is hard at work for her Friday, August 4 title defense against two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields.
Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) will make the third defense of her WBC 168-pound title, and try to add the IBF Super Middleweight belt to her collection, against Flint, Michigan’s Shields (3-0, 1 KO) in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions’ “BATTLE OF THE BEST” event at MGM Grand Detroit and Televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation (10;30 p.m. ET/PT)
DODD TO DEFEND TITLES
TICKETS ON SALE FOR HALL OF FAME
Matchroom Boxing announced that the popular Sean Dodd will be defending his Commonwealth and WBC international lightweight titles on the 30th of September. Sean of Birkenhead will clash with Merseyside rival and former 2012 Olympian Thomas Stalker who fights for his first major domestic title following WBO European success previously. The fight between the pair will be taking place at the Echo Arena in the city of Liverpool and will form part of an undercard, with the main event and the rest of the supporting cast to fully announced on Monday according to Matchroom Boxing
Main Events Inks Deal with Brooklyn Native
Frank "Notorious" Galarza
Main Events continues to add to their roster with the signing of Brooklyn super welterweight Frank "Notorious" Galarza (17-2-2, 11 KOs). Galarza, 31, made his professional debut in 2010 as a highly-prized prospect. He built up a fan base in the New York area with his all-action style, while remaining undefeated for six years.
JOSEPH PARKER ON FIGHTING HUGHIE FURY
CROLLA SAYS A FIGHT WITH BURNS COULD BE COSTLY
McGREGOR OPENS CAMP IN LAS VEGAS
Anthony Crolla says a fight with Ricky Burns
could bring about retirement for loser
Anthony Crolla says that if a fight with Ricky Burns does materialize, there will be an awful lot on the line and defeat could well spell retirement for the loser. A fight between the two Brits has been mooted for a while and has escalated on social media in recent days with both fighters welcoming the fight.
WBC MID YEAR TEST RESULTS
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ADLER COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS
Despite making history and achieving a lifelong ambition by the age of 24, Joseph Parker is ready to pen a new chapter in his fairytale story.
He may be one of the current incumbents of boxing’s heavyweight titles, but the New Zealander – his country’s first world champion when he claimed the vacant WBO belt last December – remains relatively unknown and unheralded in comparison to Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.