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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:48 am 
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The 25-year-old Davis dropped Gamboa once apiece in the second, eighth and 12th rounds. Referee Jack Reiss waved an end to their fight with 1:43 left in it, as soon as Gamboa hit the canvas for the third time.


Davis was way ahead on the scorecards when their fight was stopped (109-98, 109-98, 109-97).

Davis’ detractors still have criticized the powerful southpaw for taking so long to finish off what was perceived as a faded fighter. The skillful, strong Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs) took Davis beyond the ninth round for the first time in 23 professional fights.

Gamboa claims he tore his right Achilles’ tendon during the second round Saturday night.

“Tank fought a 38 outta prime fighter with a torn Achilles and [barely] KO him,” Crawford stated in the Tweet that drew Davis’ response. “Gamboa haven’t fought in a meaningful fight since me in 2014 and after that he got stopped by a guy with 12 losses and y’all making it seem like he do something spectacular.”

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Castellanos’ record was 23-12 when he upset Gamboa by technical knockout following seven one-sided rounds in May 2017 in Las Vegas.

Before boxing Davis (23-0, 22 KOs), Gamboa had won each of his four fights following his surprising loss to Castellanos. Davis still was listed as a 20-1 favorite entering their fight for the WBA world lightweight title at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

Gamboa got off to a strong start when he challenged Crawford for his WBO lightweight title in June 2014. Crawford adjusted to the then-unbeaten Gamboa’s movement and speed, though, and was comfortably ahead on the scorecards when their scheduled 12-round, 135-pound championship match was stopped (78-72, 78-72, 77-73).

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A right hand by Gamboa made Crawford stumble in the ninth round. Crawford recovered quickly and responded by knocking down Gamboa twice before referee Genaro Rodriguez ended their fight with seven seconds to go in the ninth round.

Davis also noted Monday night that Crawford didn’t stop Jose Benavidez Jr. until the 12th round of their October 2018 bout in Omaha, Nebraska, Crawford’s hometown. Phoenix’s Benavidez (27-1, 18 KOs) was undefeated before Crawford beat him, but Benavidez was hindered by a limited right leg that was injured during a shooting in August 2016.

“It took Crawford 12 rounds to ko Benavidez,” Davis pointed out in a Tweet. “[He] was shot in the leg eight times & hasn’t been in the Ring for a year before the fight then and [Crawford’s] last fight he got worked by a guy who wasn’t even champion.”

In his most recent fight, Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) took some flush punches from previously unbeaten Egidius Kavaliauskas early in their scheduled 12-rounder for Crawford’s WBO welterweight title December 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Crawford convincingly won that bout by ninth-round technical knockout, after sending Lithuania’s Kavaliauskas (21-1-1, 17 KOs) to the canvas once in the seventh round and twice during the ninth round.

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NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference

Bucks   30-5
Celtics  23-8
Heat  24-9
Raptors  22-11
Pacers  22-12
76ers  23-13
Nets  16-16
Magic  14-19
Bulls  13-21
Hornets  13-23
Pistons  12-22
Cavaliers  10-22
Wizards  10-22
Knicks  9-24
Hawks  7-27

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Western Conference

Lakers  26-7
Nuggets  23-9
Clippers  24-11
Rockets  22-11
Mavericks  21-11
Jazz  21-12
Thunder  17-15
Spurs  13-18
Trailblazers  14-20
Suns  13-20
Grizzlies  13-21
Timberwolves  12-20
Kings 12-22
Pelicans 11-23
Warriors 9-25

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A wish for the new year: 20 fights we want to see in 2020

Another year is in the books, and for the sport of boxing, 2019 was certainly a memorable one. While we didn't get all the fights we wanted (we never do, unfortunately), for the most part, boxing delivered.

There was no shortage of legitimate "fight of the year" candidates, and it showed once again that when you match the best fighters in the game against one another, good things happen inside that ring.

So as we look ahead to 2020, the hope is that boxing will give us another memorable 12 months of fights. I've put together a list of 20 matchups that would make that dream a reality.

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Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez
This could be a case of be careful what you wish for, as Lopez (and really more so his boisterous father) have made a beeline for Lomachenko over the past few years, and now they got him. Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) captured the IBF lightweight title in emphatic fashion by dispatching the normally durable Richard Commey on Dec. 14 at Madison Square Garden with a highlight-reel stoppage. It set the stage perfectly for this spring showdown.

Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) is currently the unified lightweight champion, as he has the WBO and WBA titles around his waist. Lomachenko is also the WBC "franchise champion."

Lomachenko-Lopez is a battle between one of the preeminent boxers of the generation and one of the most gifted young fighters boxing has to offer. Many believe it's happening a bit too early for Lopez. The Lopez clan happens to think it's happening just in time.

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Shawn Porter


"Pacman" further cemented his legendary status in the summer by handing Keith Thurman his first loss to win the WBA welterweight belt. At age 41, Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) is still a formidable and elite fighter. It will take an elite fighter, or one who's willing to take risks consistently, to defeat him.

In Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs), you have a fighter who never shies away from contact and is never afraid of sticking his nose in a pile. Back in September Porter pushed Errol Spence Jr. like he'd never been pushed before, but came up on the short end of a split decision. Even in defeat, Porter earned a measure of respect that had previously eluded him. Porter is the type of fighter who simply makes you uncomfortable in the ring, and only the sport's elite -- Kell Brook, Thurman and Spence -- have bested him. While Manny would have the advantages offensively and in terms of overall skill, who has ever had an easy go of it with Porter?

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Terence Crawford vs. Manny Pacquiao
OK, this is probably unlikely, given that Bob Arum couldn't make this matchup when they were both promoted by Top Rank. But Crawford-Pacquiao is still a pairing of elite welterweights; they are ranked third and second, respectively, by ESPN.

Crawford, a three-division champion, is considered one of the most versatile and adaptable fighters in the sport. He is equally adept at dissecting his opponents from the orthodox and southpaw stance. And as he showed in his last fight versus Egidijus Kavaliauskas, he is one of the orneriest boxers in the game, as he out-meaned "The Mean Machine" in nine rounds to retain his WBO belt.

Pacquiao showed that age (40) is just a number as he handed the young whippersnapper Keith Thurman his first career loss back in July to capture the WBA welterweight title. No, he isn't the whirlwind he was from 2009 to 2012, when he went on a historic run and rampaged through a few weight classes, but he is still a highly effective and lethal fighter.

"Pacman" is still making history, and Crawford is still looking for that star-making victory.

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Canelo Alvarez vs. David Benavidez


It seems pretty clear that the days of Canelo being a middleweight are pretty over, after he stopped Sergey Kovalev back in November for the WBO 175-pound title. No, that doesn't mean that Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) is a full-fledged light heavyweight now, and in fact, he just recently vacated that WBO belt. But given his star status and economic power, he basically has the option of fighting at Canelo-weight -- which is basically any weight class or catchweight he chooses.

And fighting at super middleweight -- as he did last year in blowing out the overmatched Rocky Fielding -- seems to be a good middle ground for the 29-year-old Mexican star, who is at the peak of his skills. In WBC 168-pound titlist David Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs), he would be facing one of the boxing's youngest belt holders (at 22), but also a talented all-around fighter with a vast offensive arsenal.

This would be a great matchup of styles and skills, where Alvarez could claim another impressive win and Benavidez could become a legitimate star in his own right.

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Anthony Joshua vs. the winner of Wilder-Fury II

"AJ" exacted revenge and regained his belts on Dec. 7 by outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr. in their rematch in Saudi Arabia. No, it wasn't necessarily the most breathtaking effort, but it was clean and efficient. When it was all said and done, Joshua once again had possession of the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. Despite having the best résumé in the heavyweight division, he may not be the best in this weight class. But there's no denying Joshua is its biggest draw.

On Feb. 22, WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) and lineal champion Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) are scheduled to meet for the second chapter of their rivalry. In 2018 they fought to a disputed split draw. Regardless, they have a chance to settle the score and state their class as the best big man on the planet.

Whoever wins this fight should square off against Joshua to consolidate boxing's biggest division. Any of the possible pairings are intriguing. Could Joshua outbox Wilder and evade his right hand for 36 minutes? Would he revert back to being more aggressive against Fury, who is the more natural boxer?

Let's find out.

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Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter


Much has been said about the possibility of this fight. But both Crawford and Spence have made it clear that this won't be about Bob Arum and Al Haymon coming to an agreement -- something which rarely happens -- but rather two friends hashing things out and making sure that such a proposition is worth their while.

But should this happen, Crawford wouldn't just be trying to beat the always difficult Porter. He would be looking to surpass the efforts of Kell Brook, Keith Thurman and Errol Spence, who thus far are the only men to defeat Porter. A round here, or a round there, and Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs) could very well be undefeated. Would "Bud" be the first guy to truly decipher the physical and grinding style of Porter?

While Porter is coming off a loss, it was a close split decision to the highly regarded Spence, which actually raised his stock, despite the final result. Porter is a hard-nosed fighter. He's not always stylish or elegant, but he certainly has earned his place among the elite at 147 with victories over Devon Alexander, Paulie Malignaggi, Adrien Broner, Andre Berto and Danny Garcia.

Will these friends end up as foes?

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Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor

Currently there are two unified belt holders at 140. Jose Ramirez stopped Maurice Hooker in six rounds in late July to consolidate the WBC and WBO titles, and he went into Hooker's backyard in Dallas to get the job done. Now Ramirez will head to China to face his WBC mandatory, Viktor Postol, in February.

Taylor (16-0, 12 KOs), the WBA and IBF belt holder, scored a majority decision victory over Regis Prograis in one of the best fights of 2019 in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series junior welterweight tourney. The southpaw from Scotland consistently beat Prograis to the punch in the middle rounds and surprisingly more than held his own on the inside. Taylor is a supremely confident fighter who can be sharp on the outside and hang tough from in close.

Both Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs), 27, and Taylor, 28, are in their physical primes, but they could be growing out of the division soon and heading up to 147. I'd like to see both of these guys put their unbeaten records and all their belts on the line. Their different styles make it a must-see fight.

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Gervonta Davis vs. Devin Haney
OK, these guys have gone back and forth with great vigor over Twitter in the past, and perhaps they should actually do something about it in a real fight. "Tank" Davis (22-0, 21 KOs) is a former two-time belt holder at 130 and has moved up to lightweight. Outside of his title-winning fight against Jose Pedraza in 2017, Davis has faced flotsam and jetsam in subsequent fights. His run at junior lightweight could be best described as undistinguished, but there's no doubting his talent.

Haney (24-0, 15 KOs), is one of the sport's youngest world titlists at age 21. He just made his first defense of that belt by defeating the difficult Alfredo Santiago on Nov. 9.

Davis and Haney would be an interesting clash of styles. Davis is a hard-punching southpaw, while Haney is a well-schooled boxer. Chances are that Haney will soon be moving up to junior welterweight, so

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Daniel "Danny" Roman vs. Emanuel Navarette


For one reason or the other, despite being one of the handful of boxers who is a unified titlist, Roman (27-2-1, 10 KOs) isn't given as much acclaim or respect as the others. But he is one of the most well-rounded craftsmen in the sport. About the only thing he doesn't do at a high level is punch with power. Other than that, he has a complete arsenal and a great understanding of how to control distance and spacing, while putting on crowd-pleasing fights. That's what he did once again as he dropped the tough TJ Doheny twice in late April, en route to a majority decision victory in a unification bout.

Navarette (29-1, 25 KOs) is one of the most difficult matchups in all of boxing, because at 5-foot-7 he is not just unusually tall for the weight class, he has a long reach to go with his height. And Navarette isn't shy about letting his hands go. Since he defeated Isaac Dogboe to win the WBO 122-pound title last December, his subsequent efforts have become more and more dominant.

While Roman is the one with two of the major belts -- WBA and IBF -- it's Navarette, the WBO titleholder, who many believe is actually the best in this division. Navarette's size and activity will make him the favorite, but Roman has a history of methodically cutting down taller foes.

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