Boxing Buzz

In an off-TV bout, unheralded super bantamweight Sharone Carter (12-3, 3 KOs) upset former IBF super flyweight champion McJoe Arroyo (18-4, 8 KOs) by eight round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Scores were 77-75 across the board. A 2008 Olympian, the once highly regarded Arroyo has now lost four of his last five.
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MMA star Conor McGregor said last week that contracts were being drawn up for a boxing match against Manny Pacquiao. However, that showdown may have lost its luster after McGregor’s KO loss to Dustin Poirier Saturday night at UFC 257.
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Rumors floating around that the February 20 exhibition between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul might be postponed. Stay tuned.
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Speaking of February 20, Showtime finally announced that Adrien Broner is returning on that date against the dreaded TBA. Broner vs. TBA will be going head-to-head against Miguel Berchelt vs. Oscar Valdez over on ESPN.
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A fight between unbeaten welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. and former world champion Maurice Hooker is reportedly in the works for March 20 in Dallas on DAZN.

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