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Wladimir Klitschko: Tyson Fury comments ‘sounded like Hitler’

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Tyson Fury should be banned from boxing for comments which made him sound “like Hitler”, Wladimir Klitschko says. Britain’s world heavyweight champion apologised last month for a video he posted online containing homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments. But ex-champion Klitschko, who fights Fury in Manchester on 9 July, said: “I was in shock at his statements. “When he got to ...

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Isaac Dogboe knocks out Kekembo out to defend WBO Africa title

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Edward Kakembo called Isaac Dogboe a “dog” prior to Saturday’s showdown at Accra Sports Stadium but when the bell rang it was the Ugandan who proved to be all bark and no bite. Bukomboxingnews.com was on hand as Dogboe (14-0, 9 KO’s) defended his WBO Africa featherweight title in emphatic fashion, stopping the previously undefeated Africa Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight ...

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Peter Zwennes to Bukom Banku: Bleached skin could end your career

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The Ghana Boxing Authority has revealed that the decision of Braimah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom Banku to resort to skin bleaching could mean a pre-mature end to his career. The cruiser weight boxer has over the past couple of weeks posted a number photos of himself on the internet with his “newly acquired skin colour” and has defended the ...

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Muhammad Ali ‘had a tough time for a year’ before death – doctor

Ali won 56 of his 61 professional fights between 1960 and 1981

Muhammad Ali’s doctor says the iconic boxer had been “having a tough time in the last year” before his death. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had Parkinson’s disease for 32 years, died aged 74 from “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes” according to his family. “The last week has been particularly tough,” said Abraham Lieberman, who was with ...

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies aged 74

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Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said. The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix in Arizona state after being admitted on Thursday. He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. The ...

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Tony Bellew beats Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park to win world title

Everton fan Bellew won the world title at the club's Goodison Park stadium

Liverpool’s Tony Bellew won the vacant WBC cruiserweight title with a sensational third-round knockout of Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park. Bellew, challenging for a world title for a third time, was floored by a left hand in the opening round. However, Bellew rocked Makabu with a left hook and right uppercut before rendering him unconscious with a barrage of blows. ...

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vacates WBC title, wants Gennady Golovkin fight

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez says he is to relinquish his WBC middleweight world championship belt but still hopes to arrange a mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin. The unbeaten Golovkin is the WBA and IBF champion, and a bout between the Kazakh fighter and Alvarez would stir up colossal interest among fight fans. Golovkin is currently third in The Ring magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings ...

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Canelo drops Khan to retain middleweight title

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez knocked out Britain’s Amir Khan in the sixth round in Las Vegas to retain his WBC middleweight title. Until the brutal ending, Khan had used his superior speed and movement to frustrate the champion and appeared to be well ahead on points. However, when Khan lost concentration for a split second the champion knocked him cold with ...

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Anthony Joshua to defend IBF title against Dominic Breazeale

Joshua has a 100% knockout record in his 16 professional fights (Image credit: Getty Images)

IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua will make the first defence of his title on 25 June against American Dominic Breazeale at London’s O2 Arena. Breazeale, 30, has won all 17 of his professional fights, with 15 knockouts. Joshua, 26, won the title with a second-round stoppage of American Charles Martin on 10 April. “I am looking to get past ...

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Anthony Joshua set to avoid Tyson Fury’s 9 July date clash

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Anthony Joshua says he is “unlikely” to fight on 9 July now fellow British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury defends his titles on that day. WBA and WBO champion Fury is scheduled to take on Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch in Manchester. “It was always in my mind to fight on 9 July, but there are other dates as well,” ...

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