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Boxing: Porter to defend title against Malignaggi

Unbeaten Shawn Porter announced Wednesday that he will defend his world welterweight crown against Paulie Malignaggi next month with Britain's unbeaten Kell Brook reportedly awaiting the winner. Porter, who took the International Boxing Federation title from Devon Alexander last December, will make his first defense of the crown on April 19 at Washington on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov light-heavyweight world title unification fight. "Excited to announce my next casualty will be @PaulMalignaggi on April 19th at the DC Armory," Porter tweeted.

Boxing: Hopkins seeks another age mark in unification bout

Bernard Hopkins, already boxing's oldest-ever world champion at 49, is looking to keep rewriting the record books when he faces Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan in April. First he wants to become the oldest unified champion, then the oldest undisputed champion and finally the first ever 50-year-old world champion. The age-defying light-heavyweight International Boxing Federation champion faces a unification title fight against World Boxing Association laureate Shumenov in Washington on April 19.

Boxing: Injury forces champion Huck out of Larghetti bout

Germany's Marco Huck has been ruled out of his WBO cruiserweight world title bout against unbeaten challenger Italian Mirko Larghetti on March 29 with a fractured thumb. Huck, who had been aiming to defend his title for a record 13th time, picked up the injury in sparring. His injury is the latest in a series of unfortunate events that has led to the bout being cancelled. The WBO Champion was a late addition, having stepped in for IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who had originally topped the bill but withdrew with a viral infection. ryj/jhb

Boxing: Groves wants non-British officials for Froch re-match

George Groves is demanding non-British officials for his world title re-match with Carl Froch at London's Wembley Stadium on May 31. The two Britons collide for Froch's World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-middleweight titles after their first encounter in November ended controversially. Groves, 25, felt referee Howard Foster stopped the fight prematurely in the ninth round after he had floored Froch, 36, in the opening round.

Boxing: Santa Cruz rolls over Mijares to retain title

Leo Santa Cruz dominated former champion Cristian Mijares to retain his World Boxing Council title with a 12-round unanimous decision in an all-Mexican super bantamweight matchup on Saturday. The 25-year-old Santa Cruz is coming into his prime and he showed it by overpowering the veteran Mijares, winning on all three judges' scorecards and improving to 27 wins, no losses and one draw. Two judges scored it 120-108 and one judge had it 119-109.

Boxing: Jailed Molina's title defense off

Mexico's Carlos Molina could not defend his International Boxing Federation light middleweight title as planned Saturday against unbeaten American Jermall Charlo after landing in prison. Molina, 30, was jailed in Las Vegas over immigration issues and authorities would not release him in time to ensure the fight could be contested. Molina, 22-5 with two drawn and six knockouts, was to have faced Charlo, 17-0 with 13 knockouts, on the undercard of the fight between Mexican fighters Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo. js/dj

Boxing: Alvarez back as Molina, Santa Cruz defend titles

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez returns to the ring after suffering his first career loss to Floyd Mayweather, fighting Saturday on a card that includes two Mexican compatriots defending world titles. Former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association champion Alvarez, 42-1-1 with 30 knockouts, will face countryman Alfredo Angulo, 22-3 with 18 knockouts. Alvarez, whose nickname means "cinnamon" in Spanish, lost a majority decision and his crowns to unbeaten US star Mayweather last September.

Boxing: Huck out to equal Nelson's cruiserweight record

Germany's Marco Huck wants to equal British fighter Johnny Nelson's record for most cruiserweight defences when he defends his WBO title against unbeaten Italian Mirko Larghetti on March 29. Victory at Berlin's Velodrom, where Huck first won the belt in August 2009, would see the German world champion equal Nelson's record of 13 defences, which the British ring star enjoyed over seven years before retiring in March 2006.

Boxing: Indian boxing out in the cold after AIBA decision

The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) has been provisionally excluded by the sport's global governing body, the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), it was announced on Monday. The IABF had already been suspended in December 2012 but the AIBA had promised to review that decision once the International Olympic Committee had lifted its suspension of the Indian Olympic Association, which it did last month just prior to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Boxing: Khan hits out at Mayweather after snub

Amir Khan unleashed a flurry of verbal jabs Tuesday at Floyd Mayweather after the unbeaten American passed him over for a lucrative May 3 bout and chose Argentina's Marcos Maidana. Mayweather, 45-0 with 26 knockouts, said Monday -- his 37th birthday -- that he would defend his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council light-middleweight crowns against Maidana, 35-3 with 31 knockouts, and not Khan.
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