Boxing

DeGale v Jack unification title fight ends in a majority draw in New York

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The super-middleweight unification fight between Great Britain’s James DeGale and Sweden’s Badou Jack ended in a controversial majority draw. Jack was knocked down in the first round but ended strongly and floored DeGale in the last round in New York. One of the judges gave the decision to DeGale by 114-112, but the other two scored it 113-113, meaning both ...

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Mayweather v McGregor: UFC boss White offers pair $25m each to fight

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Ultimate Fighting Championship boss Dana White says he will pay Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor $25m (£20.5m) each to fight. Mayweather, 39, who retired from boxing in 2015, said on Wednesday talks about a fight had taken place and claimed he had offered the Irishman $15m. But UFC president White said: “He hasn’t made offers to anybody. “Floyd, ...

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Richard Commey loses IBF eliminator on points to Shafikov

Battling in a literal gym in Moscow, top lightweights Denis Shafikov and Richard Commey slugged it out for twelve entertaining rounds earlier today, going blow-for-blow in what was essentially one protracted close-range exchange. Despite his foe’s notorious knockout prowess, it was Shafikov who came out on top via split decision. Shafikov (38-2-1, 20 KO) used relentless pressure, high volume, and ...

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Richard Commey ‘ready’ for Shafikov on Friday

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Ghana’s Richard Commey has revealed that he is very prepared to face Denis Shafikov for the IBF Lightweight title eliminator in Russia. Commey is getting another shot at the title after he lost the championship bout to Richard Easter in September in Pennsylvania via the judges cards. After that defeat, the IBF declared that Commey and Shafikov should face off ...

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President Mahama commissions the Trust Sports Emporium in Bukom

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President John Dramani Mahama commissioned the brand new Trust Sports Emporium yesterday in Bukom. The numerous world boxing champions the Bukom area has produced influenced the decision to construct the edifice in the town. The arena will also feature a basketball court, a tennis court,a weightlifting hall and an Olympic sized pool. The 7000 seater arena,constructed with funding from SSNIT ...

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Mike Tyson gives McGregor financial advice

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Mike Tyson may seem like the last person on earth who should be doling out financial advice, but he’s not. There are plenty worse people. Like, say, a five-year-old. Or a twenty something with a humanities degree who lives with his parents. Tyson may have blown hundreds of millions of dollars, but actually makes him worth listening to. He’s had ...

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Manny Pacquiao claims WBO welterweight title on return to the ring

Manny Pacquiao beat Vargas in only his second fight since his defeat by Floyd Mayweather in October 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao returned to the ring to score a unanimous decision over champion Jessie Vargas to claim the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas. Former eight-division world champion Pacquiao, 37, had announced his retirement after beating Timothy Bradley in April. The judges scored the bout 114-113, 118-109 and 118-109 in favour of the veteran Filipino. His former world title rival ...

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Anthony Joshua to fight Eric Molina on 10 December

Joshua defended his IBF heavyweight title for the first time with a seventh-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale in London in June (Image credit: Getty Images)

Britain’s IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his title against Eric Molina in Manchester on 10 December. Joshua, unbeaten in 17 fights, was close to agreeing a bout with Wladimir Klitschko but the deal fell through. Promoter Eddie Hearn blamed confusion over whether the WBA title vacated by Tyson Fury would be on the line. American Molina, 34, lost ...

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Tagoe takes on Saucedo in “Fist of Destiny” bout in November

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Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe will face Fernando David Saucedo in an IBO Lightweight bout in Accra in November. The bout, which is dubbed, “Fist of Destiny”, will take place in Accra on the 25th of November 2016. Mr. Samuel Anim Addo, the CEO of Babyjet Promotions, who are the headline promoters of the bout, said he was confident that Emmanuel ...

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