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Boxing News Roundup (June 19, 2019): Spence-Porter, Crawford, Ioka-Palicte, more

Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter look like they have a deal and more from Tuesday in boxing.

Errol Spence Jr v Mikey Garcia Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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On Tuesday our staff made their picks for Wednesday morning’s Kazuto Ioka vs Aston Palicte fight in Japan, which we’ll have live coverage for at 8 am ET.

Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter look like they have a deal for a fall fight on pay-per-view. The fight was originally going to be a FOX show on Aug. 3, but Spence balked at fighting off-PPV because he’d like as few people to see him as possible. That’s what they call an “editorial slant.” In all reality, in terms of quality, Porter-Spence is a better PPV fight than many if not most. Will it sell? That’s another story.

Terence Crawford, another star at welterweight, won’t fight on PPV until he faces Errol Spence Jr at some point, Bob Arum says. Crawford figures to return this fall on ESPN from Omaha or Lincoln, Nebraska, where he draws great crowds.

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