Boxing

Azumah Nelson presents Azumah Nelson Fight Night on April 1

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Boxing legend Azumah Nelson holds the third edition of his “Azumah Nelson Fight Night” series on Saturday, April 1 at the Bukom Boxing Arena. Organisers say the bouts are aimed at providing a prestigious platform for boxers to showcase their talents in a bid to give them global exposure. The headline match-up of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night features National ...

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Lawrence Okolie wins after 20 seconds on professional debut

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Rio 2016 Olympian Lawrence Okolie took just 20 seconds to score a knockout win on his professional debut. The 24-year-old British cruiserweight caught compatriot Geoffrey Cave with two solid right hands. The bout followed Anthony Crolla’s points defeat by Jorge Linares at Manchester Arena. “Sorry to everyone that missed me fighting,” Okolie tweeted. “The good news is a Won by ...

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Anthony Crolla suffers defeat to Jorge Linares in rematch

Linares beat Crolla to take the WBA lightweight belt in September (Image credit: Reuters)

Anthony Crolla was outclassed in his bid to regain the WBA lightweight title as talented Venezuelan Jorge Linares produced a superb display at Manchester Arena. Crolla – unanimously outpointed when the pair met in September – was rarely able to get close enough to his opponent to cause damage and was dropped by a stinging Linares uppercut in the seventh ...

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Gennady Golovkin’s knockout streak ended in narrow win over Daniel Jacobs

Gennady Golovkin measures up Daniel Jacobs during the eighth round of their middleweight title fight on Saturday night. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP

Gennady Golovkin is still the world middleweight champion after Saturday’s unanimous-decision win over the brave Daniel Jacobs before a near-capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden, but the charismatic Kazakh knockout artist betrayed rare glimpses of vulnerability that will no doubt embolden his challengers in and around the 160lb division. Two ringside judges handed down scores of 115-112, the third an ...

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Boxing: Commey, Lawson, Micah claim wins on Freedom Fight Night

Former President Jerry John Rawlings with Richard Commey after the bout (Image credit: Senuyiedzorm Adadevoh/Images Image)

Richard Commey, Frederick Lawson and Duke Micah were the toast of Ghanaian boxing on Saturday at the Freedon Fight Night organised by Streetwise Promotions together with Errol Hawk Sports Management at the Bukom Boxing Emporium in Accra. The three boxers won their respective title bouts at the event to start 2017 on a winning note. The event was part of the ...

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Mahama redeems promise; gives boxer Emmanuel Tagoe a car

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Former President, John Mahama has given Emmanuel Tagoe a brand new Hyundai Accent saloon car in fulfillment of a promise he made to the boxer ahead of his fight against South African Fana Nzonke. Emmanuel Tagoe [Middle] Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe who is under the management of Asamoah Gyan’s Babyjet Promotions defeated Fana Nzonke but Mahama was voted out of ...

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Amir Khan v Manny Pacquiao ‘super fight’ CALLED OFF, says promoter

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Amir Khan’s scheduled fight against Manny Pacquiao has been called off, according to the Filipino’s promoter Bob Arum. The two fighters had announced the “super fight” on Twitter at the end of February, with only the location to be determined. A venue in the United Arab Emirates was expected to be confirmed but Arum says the April 23 showdown is ...

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Richard Commey habouring world title aspirations

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Ghanaian lightweight boxer, Richard Commey, says he is ready ahead of his WBC Lightweight silver bout against Belgium’s Hedi Slimani on Saturday. The bout forms part of the Freedom Fight Night boxing event which comes off at the Bukom Boxing Arena. The event is associated with the country’s 60th anniversary celebrations. A win in Saturday’s bout will move the Commey ...

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Floyd Mayweather urges Conor McGregor to face him in super fight

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Floyd Mayweather insists it makes “business sense” for Conor McGregor to meet him in a proposed super fight and has urged the UFC star to make a decision. The former five-weight world champion told Sky Sports in January that he was “most likely” to return to the ring for a crossover fight with UFC lightweight champion McGregor. Mayweather retired from ...

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