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    Canelo vs. Angulo Marks Start of an Exciting Spring Boxing Lineup

    By Kel Dansby

    Boxing fans are gearing up for a busy spring of fights, with Las Vegas their destination of choice. The run begins with this Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez vs Alfredo Angulo bout, followed by Pacquiao vs Bradley in April and Mayweather vs Maidana in May.

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    The Greatest Fight You’ll (Probably) Never See

    Some say it would be the biggest and richest fight in boxing history. It has been talked about for three years. It seemed a done deal on at least one occasion. We’re talking, of course, about the legendary non-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, perhaps the two greatest boxers of their generation. And now that Mayweather has signed to fight Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, it looks like he and Pacquiao may never tangle. Here’s a look back at the tangled saga of the fight that never was:

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    Grudge Match

    By Joe Langdon

    At the Fight CAPITAL Training Center in Las Vegas, former UNLV boxer Henry Namauu cultivates his split personality. He loves the skill and poetry of the sport, but when the bell rings he knows he needs to be a fighter: aggressive, driven and ready to finish off opponents. It’s a lesson he learned well during a bitter loss to former champ Victor Barragan two years ago.

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    Fight of the Year?

    By Sean DeFrank

    When Juan Manuel Lopez and Rafael Marquez enter the ring for their WBO featherweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden on Nov. 6, the two boxers will carry similar traits but contrasting backgrounds. Both fighters are two-division world champions who have won an overwhelming number of their fights by knockout—with Lopez (29-0) winning 26 of his bouts by KO, and Marquez (39-5) making short work of his opponents in 35 of his wins.

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    More Big Hits in Store

    By Andreas Hale

    While the possibility of a bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao has been the most hyped story in boxing for the past year, the fight that generated the most excitement in 2009 was the dramatic clash between lightweights Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz. That Feb. 28 fight in Houston ended with Marquez adjusting to Diaz’s pressure and knocking him out in the ninth round of a scheduled 12-rounder, and it was recognized by both ESPN and The Ring magazine as the fight of the year.

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