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Boxing News Roundup (May 9, 2019): Joshua-Ruiz, Spence-Porter, Pacquiao more

Catch up on all the news in boxing from Wednesday.

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

Miss anything on Wednesday? Let’s get you caught up.

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Golden Boy are saying that “1.2 million people worldwide” watched Canelo-Jacobs through DAZN. That doesn’t mean 1.2 million people in the US, obviously, as “worldwide” gives that away, and since not everyone knows this, yes, DAZN is available in other countries. Specifically, DAZN, which launched in the United States last September, is available in Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, with Spain and Brazil coming this year.

The next big primetime USA hours fight on DAZN is June 1, when Anthony Joshua faces Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden. Joshua says he wants to “demolish” Ruiz, and Ruiz continues doing his best to convince doubters that he can really fight, which he can.

And now from DAZN over to the PBC welterweights.

Errol Spence Jr vs Shawn Porter is likely headed to Brooklyn on August 3, headlining a show on FOX. Spence is IBF titleholder, Porter is WBC titleholder. It’s a terrific FOX main event if the deal gets done, which it should. I don’t think there’s anything to hold it up, both guys seem like they want it and it’s been rumored for weeks now.

Manny Pacquiao’s fight with Keith Thurman may in fact happen on the rumored July 20, but the Filipino Senator is attending to his political duties for at least the next few days, so there’s been no movement there..

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