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Boxing News Roundup (May 15, 2019): Danny vs Mikey Garcia, Callum Smith, HBO remembers Lederman, more

PBC is working on another welterweight PPV, Callum Smith has his opponent finally, and more.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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HBO Sports is out of the boxing game, but they didn’t let the passing of Harold Lederman, who worked for the network for 32 years, go without one of their excellent video tributes, which is above.

The day’s big story was the report that PBC are looking at making a Mikey Garcia vs Danny Garcia fight, possibly for August 31 in Los Angeles on FOX pay-per-view. I like the matchup and Mikey going right back into the fire, some of you see it as a cash grab/cash-out scenario. I can see that, and I can also see just plain not wanting to see Mikey fight at welterweight again since he was so utterly bad at it the first time.

Wilder-Breazeale is the big fight for this weekend. Deontay Wilder held his media workout, but Showtime’s official quotes release didn’t include him saying for the 3000th time that he wants to kill a guy in the ring, which is probably the single most tiresome bit in boxing. As for Breazeale, he’s talking about getting revenge for their out-of-ring issues in the past. We also looked at Saturday’s Wilder-Breazeale matchup. Paulie Malignaggi also broke down the fight for Showtime.

We brought back the division-by-division rankings, which will be posted each Tuesday at Noon ET. On Wednesday, we’ll have Inoue-Rodriguez and Taylor-Baranchyk previews coming at Noon ET and 5 pm ET, respectively.

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