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Boxing News Roundup (May 17, 2019): Wilder-Breazeale updates, Gervonta Davis, WBSS, more

Wilder-Breazeale fight week rolls on, Gervonta Davis’ next fight is looking set, and more.

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

Miss anything on Thursday? You might have! Catch up with the roundup.

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Site notes: there will be staff picks today for the WBSS fights and Wilder-Breazeale at Noon ET and 5:00 pm ET, respectively. The Wilder-Breazeale weigh-in goes live today at 1:30 pm ET, and we’ll have the stream for you. We’ll also have live coverage of two cards: Ryan Burnett’s return in Belfast at 3:00 pm ET via ESPN+, and the Broadway Boxing show at 8:30 pm ET on UFC Fight Pass.

Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale are almost to fight night in Brooklyn. On Thursday, they had a pretty intense press conference, featuring Wilder rambling about the violence he’s going to inflict on Breazeale, who took a few shots back at the WBC titleholder. The staredown featured Wilder just talking and talking and talking.

Showtime’s All Access has been with the fighters this week, producing a couple of short All Access Daily episodes. Breazeale has said he sees no fundamental skill in Wilder, but then who does, really?

Another Showtime fight looks close to being announced for July 27, and may be during Saturday night’s broadcast, with Gervonta Davis heading home to Baltimore to face WBA mandatory challenger Ricardo Nunez. It’s not a good matchup, which puts it about par for the course for what PBC has given Showtime in 2019.

The WBSS in Glasgow is also almost here on Saturday, which a fair amount of you regulars are more excited for than Wilder-Breazeale. Josh Taylor says he expects to handle Ivan Baranchyk, and then have “no problems” with Regis Prograis in the final. Anthony Yigit has been in the ring with both Taylor and Baranchyk, and he broke down the matchup.

In the other WBSS fight on Saturday, Emmanuel Rodriguez’s team are alleging some poor treatment in Scotland, blaming Naoya Inoue’s team.

The WBSS fights are live on Saturday at 2:00 pm ET on DAZN.

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