Boxing

WADA slammed over Floyd Mayweather Jr accusations

Mayweather in the gym (Image credit: Ethan Miller/ Getty Images)

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennett has “no problem” with Floyd Mayweather Jr over allegations the legendary boxer used a banned IV following his weigh-in for his fight against Manny Pacquiao in May. SB Nation reported that members of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) made an unannounced visit to Mayweather’s Las Vegas home the afternoon before ...

More »

Abdul Omar:I will win Ghana medals at AAG

abmeda

Amateur Ghanaian boxer Abdul Omar has revealed his desire to win medals for Ghana at the All African Games which starts on September 4,2015. Omar who won Ghana a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow following his exploits in the men’s boxing which saw him reach the semi finals says he will rely on the experience gathered ...

More »

Ayitey Powers:I am not a money grabber

powers

Veteran Ghanaian boxer Michael Ayitey Okine popularly known as Ayitey Powers has lashed out at individuals claiming that his only motivation for staying in the sport is for the financial benefits. Powers has been busy engaging a number of low profile fighters since his sell out bout against his long time rival now turned friend Briamah Kamoko. At the beginning ...

More »

Chelsea sign Djilobodji from Nantes

djilobodji-signs.img

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Papy Djilobodji from Nantes. The 26-year-old centre-back has signed a four-year contract. Djilobodji said: ‘I’m very happy to sign for a big club like Chelsea and I want to do my best to help the team win titles. I want to thank the club for giving me this opportunity.’ Djilobodji ...

More »

Santa Cruz Wins the Battle of LA

Leo Santa Cruz outlasted Abner Mares in a barnburner of a fight Saturday night. Photograph: Jayne Kamin (Image credit: Oncea/USA Today Sports)

A crowd of 13,109 packed the Staples Center on a hot summer night in Los Angeles to see the highly anticipated featherweight clash between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares. The fight headlined a very entertaining PBC on ESPN card and would more than live up to its “Battle of LA” billing. Mares entered the ring first to a mixture ...

More »

Miguel Cotto to defend title against Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas

Miguel Cotto (Image credit: Getty Images)

Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto is to defend his WBC middleweight belt against two-time world champion Saul Alvarez of Mexico on 21 November. The fight at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas will be Cotto’s 11th bout against Mexican opposition. Cotto, 35, who has won titles in four divisions, has rebuilt his career after bringing in trainer Freddie Roach. “Fans ...

More »

Santa Cruz: Abner Mares is the toughest opponent I’ve faced

Cruz-workout-1692

Former two division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) is ready for his important fight against former three division world champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) this month on August 29th on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN from the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. Santa Cruz sees this fight as potentially the toughest of his career and ...

More »

Commey rises to no.4. Lawson now no.6 in IBF ratings

richie comm

Ghanaian duo, Richard Commey and Fredrick Lawson moved closer to their world title dreams after moving up in their respective positions following the release of the July ratings of the IBF world rankings, Commey now number 4 Lightweight from his number 5 spot last month with Lawson also rising a step higher to number 6 Welterweight. Commey is now only ...

More »

Floyd Mayweather to face Andre Berto on Sept 12

money may

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, four months removed from his historic victory against Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in boxing history, said Tuesday he will return to defend his welterweight world titles against Andre Berto on Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs), who will be fighting at the MGM Grand for the 12th ...

More »

Black Bombers in Kumasi for All Africa Games training tour

Black bombers

Ghana’s national amateur boxing team, Black Bombers have arrived and begun training in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi as they intensify preparations for September’s All Africa Games in Congo. 17 males and three female boxers who have been training in Accra for over a month and spearheaded by coaches, Ebenezer Quaye, Daniel Lartekwei Lartey and Vincent Akai Nettey are in ...

More »