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Boxing News Roundup (June 27, 2019): Pacquiao-Thurman, Commey-Beltran, Amir Khan, more

Updates on upcoming fights and more.

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Keith Thurman is stressing that there will be “no excuses” for his July 20 fight with Manny Pacquiao, and trainer Dan Birmingham is confident of not just a victory, but an impressive one.

Canelo Alvarez has been named something the WBC is calling the “franchise champion” at 160. This shit is just completely moronic. A Canelo fight with Callum Smith is possibly on the table for December, but not September.

Neeraj Goyat, who was to face Amir Khan on July 12 in Saudi Arabia for some horseshit the WBC is calling the “pearl title,” is out of the fight after a car accident. Real bummer. Billy Dib stepping in! Real bummer.

It looks like Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell is set for Aug. 31 in the United Kingdom. That was expected, but there was some recent question about it possibly going to purse bid.

We took a look at Friday’s Richard Commey vs Ray Beltran main event on ESPN.

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