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Boxing News Roundup (May 20, 2019): Next for Wilder, Naoya Inoue, Pacquiao-Thurman, more

It was a big weekend in boxing, so catch up with anything you may have missed.

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

Hey it was a busy weekend, here’s what you might have missed.

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Deontay Wilder was the biggest story of the weekend, knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round on a monstrous right hand to retain his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night.

Obviously everyone wants to know what’s next for Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO), and we reckon it’s going to be Luis Ortiz, though Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel says he’ll meet with DAZN this week.

The other big Saturday fights were from Glasgow in the World Boxing Super Series, with Naoya Inoue trucking Emmanuel Rodriguez in two, and Josh Taylor outfighting Ivan Baranchyk over the distance. We know what’s next for those two: tournament final matchups against Nonito Donaire and Regis Prograis, respectively.

For all the rest of the results from May 13-18, at least that we were able to get in by the early Sunday morning deadline, check out the results roundup, which includes a title win for Billy Joe Saunders, a title defense by Gary Russell Jr, and much, much more.

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Masayuki Ito v Evgeny Chuprakov - WBO Super Featherweight Title Bout Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images

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