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The time allowed Alvarez to fill out and become a true middleweight.
Jesse Nicklow (26-8-3, 8 KOs) of Pasadena will headline the show against Sherman Artis in an eight-round super middleweight fight.
Robert Whittaker won the UFC interim middleweight title Saturday night, surging in the late rounds to earn a unanimous decision over Yoel Romero at UFC 213.
The Portlander became world middleweight champion in 1919, when the pro sport was still mostly legit.
Since 2010, Conte has worked with 10 world champions, including Donaire, former welterweight champion Shawn Porter, former middleweight champion Danny Jacobs and three-time former welterweight champion Andre Berto.
Fighting in the co-main event on the LFA 14 mixed martial arts card in Houston, Anders defeated Brendan Allen of Slidell, Louisiana, by unanimous decision to capture the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight belt.
Anders is scheduled to fight Brendan Allen for the inaugural LFA middleweight championship during LFA 14 at the Arena Theatre in Houston on Friday night.
The middleweight bout in Las Vegas on Sept. 16 between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is all about boxing.
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Definition of middleweight for English Language Learners
sports : a fighter who is in a class of boxers with an upper weight limit of 160 pounds (72 kilograms) : a boxer who is heavier than a lightweight and lighter than a heavyweight
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