Boxing

Barry McGuigan calls for new mental health fund for boxers

Tyson Fury shocked Wladimir Klitschko last November to become world heavyweight champion (Image credit:  Rex Features)

Boxing authorities should fund a new foundation to help fighters with mental health issues, says Barry McGuigan. The former world featherweight champion, 55, wants the new body to pay for treatment where needed. World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed he is suffering from depression and has taken cocaine to help him deal with the issue. “It should happen sooner ...

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Agbeko set for comeback bout against Juma

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Former IBF Bantamweight Champion Joseph Agbeko will take to the ring on Friday,October 14 after a lengthy lay off against Tanzanian opponent Haji Juma at the Accra Sports Stadium. Organizers of the bout Fresh Kings Entertainment have endured a torrid time attempting to put the fight together due to venue and some structural issues but have finally managed to pull ...

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Kell Brook to undergo surgery on broken eye socket after defeat by Golovkin

Kell Brook looks on following defeat by Gennady Golovkin at the 02 Arena. (Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Kell Brook has defended his trainer, Dominic Ingle, amid criticism of his decision to throw in the towel during his WBC and IBF middleweight title defeat by Gennady Golovkin. With Brook under intense pressure from the champion’s latest assault, already appearing tired and his right eye cut and swollen, Ingle ended the fight to conclude a resilient performance. The challenger ...

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Gennady Golovkin beats Kell Brook with fifth-round stoppage in London

Gennady Golovkin beat Kell Brook with a fifth-round stoppage to retain his WBC and IBF middleweight titles.

Kell Brook’s audacious bid to dethrone middleweight king Gennady Golovkin came to nothing as the Briton was stopped in the fifth round at London’s O2. Brook, 30, the reigning IBF welterweight champion, jumped two divisions to challenge Golovkin. He showed tremendous bravery and got plenty of shots through the Kazakh’s defences, but was finally ground down. And with shots raining ...

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Richard Commey: I Beat Robert Easter, I Deserve a Rematch!

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Ghana’s Richard Commey says that he is owed another bout against Robert Easter Jr following his split decision loss to the American on Friday Night in Reading, Pennsylvania. The two men put their unbeaten run on the line as they went for the vacant IBF Lightweight title. They both opened up and fought in hopes of securing a knockdown but ...

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Robert Easter Wins IBF Gold, Edges Very Tough Richard Commey

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Santander Arena, in Reading, Pa. – The televised card got off to a memorable start in the lightweight division. In a battle of undefeated contenders, 25-year old Robert Easter (18-0, 14 KO), 134 ½, of Toledo, Ohio, survived a brief knockdown in the eighth to earn a grueling split decision over 29-year old Richard Commey (24-1, 22 KO), 135, of Accra, ...

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Agbeko tips Commey for world title glory against Easter Jr.

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Former IBF Bantamweight champion, Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko believes that Richard Commey can win the IBF Lightweight title against Robert Easter Jr in Pennsylvania on Friday. Commey and Easter are going for the vacant crown after title holder Rances Bartholomew opted not to have a mandatory fight with Commey. Commey heads into the  bout unbeaten in 24 fights with 22 ...

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Sports Minister wishes Richard Commey well

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The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, on behalf of His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama and Government of Ghana sends a goodwill message to Richard Commey ahead of his up-coming IBF Lightweight title fight against Robert Easter, an undefeated “tough” American, on September 9 in Pennsylvania, USA. In his message to the 29-year-old boxing prodigy, the ...

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Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko rematch date confirmed

Tyson Fury's sensational victory in November 2015 was Klitschko's first defeat in 11 years (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been confirmed for 29 October. British world champion Fury, 28, claimed the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian in November 2015, but pulled out of a July rematch with an ankle injury. The fight is at Manchester Arena. “I’m delighted that we can finally get the fight ...

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