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Busy fight weekend: Chavez Jr. vs. Fonfara, Provodnikov vs. Matthysse
Busy fight weekend: Chavez Jr. vs. Fonfara, Provodnikov vs. Matthysse

The big fight is two weeks away. Consider these weekend bouts the appetizers. At StubHub Center in Carson on Saturday night, Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returns to the ring for the first time since March 1, 2014, when he fights light-heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 knockouts) of Poland in a Showtime-televised bout. The weight limit will be 172 pounds. In New York, meanwhile, HBO will televise a junior-welterweight battle almost guaranteed to be a slugfest between former champion Ruslan Provodnikov and title contender Lucas Matthysse. On May 2, the premium cable networks will work together on a joint pay-per-view broadcast between unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. and record...

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