Two-weight world champion Andre Ward retires from boxing

Ward's last win came against Sergey Kovalev and ensured he retired unbeaten

Unified light-heavyweight world champion Andre Ward has retired, ending a career which delivered world titles across two weight divisions. Ward, 33, held titles at super-middleweight but moved up a weight division and unified the WBA, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight belts in 2016. In a statement he said his body could not “put up with the rigors” of boxing. “If I ...

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Rio Ferdinand to become professional boxer at the age of 38


Rio Ferdinand, the former Manchester United and England captain, is to attempt to become a professional boxer. The 38-year-old has confirmed he is taking up the sport in what had been billed as a “major news announcement”. Ferdinand will try to follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship star who last month lost to Floyd Mayweather ...

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Fury wants suspension ended, says he’s innocent of doping charges

Tyson Fury has won all of his 25 fights, the most recent of which was against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has called for a resolution to his doping suspension, as he bids to end a near two-year absence from the ring. Fury, 29, has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and cannot return until a UK Anti-Doping hearing into his ban takes place. Ukad postponed the hearing in May, scuppering Fury’s hopes ...

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Haye and Bellew set for heavyweight rematch


David Haye says he has agreed terms for a heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew. After a fiery pre-fight build-up, WBC cruiserweight world champion Bellew stopped his rival in the 11th round in their first meeting in March. Haye suffered an Achilles injury in the sixth round before falling to his third career defeat. Haye tweeted: “It’s taken months of negotiating but ...

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Ex-Man Utd defender Ferdinand to launch pro boxing career


Rio Ferdinand is launching a new career as a professional boxer, two years after he retired from football. The 38-year-old’s move into the ring is being backed by betting company Betfair, which announced the news on Tuesday. Former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand works as a TV pundit and he has his own clothing line. “I’m doing this because it’s a ...

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Deontay Wilder to take on Luis Ortiz


Heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, who has been seeking a dangerous opponent, will get one. Wilder will take on the much-avoided “King Kong” Luis Ortiz on Nov. 4 (Showtime) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lou DiBella, who is promoting the card, has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in New York to make a formal announcement. Wilder (38-0, 37 ...

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Gennady Golovkin v Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: Las Vegas fight ends in draw

Golovkin (left) landed more punches overall during the 12 rounds (Image credit: Getty Images)

Gennady Golovkin’s world middleweight title fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ended in a controversial draw. After a closely fought bout in Las Vegas, one judge scored it 118-110 for Alvarez, another 115-113 for Golovkin and the third a 114-114 draw. There were boos when the decision was announced at the T-Mobile Arena, and both boxers shook their heads. Kazakh Golovkin, ...

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Floyd Mayweather: I have seven girlfriends because ‘having one is too close to having none’


Floyd Mayweather has given fans an amusing insight into his life, from how many women he dates to how much money is in his bank, during an interview with a puppet. In a chat with Diego from the YouTube channel Awkward Puppets, Mayweather revealed he has seven girlfriends and 25 cars in Las Vegas alone, including a red Bugatti and a yellow Ferrari. Mayweather ...

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Bukom Banku, Samir Bastie bout rescheduled


The showdown between Braimah Kamoko aka Bukom Banku and Bastie Samir has been rescheduled by the bout organisers, Box Office Promotions. The fight was set for September 30 at the Bukom Boxing Arena but Box Office Promotions say that certain factors have forced them to settle on October  21 as the new date. A release signed by CEO of Box ...

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