Boxing

Saunders, Eubank vie for title shot

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Welterweight contenders Devon Alexander and Amir Khan will collide in a 12-round bout on Dec. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight, in the works for a few weeks, was announced by Golden Boy Promotions on Friday. The bout will headline a Showtime-televised tripleheader that also will include Keith Thurman defending his interim welterweight belt against Leonard ...

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South African female boxer dies after failing to emerge from coma

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South African sport has suffered another blow with the news that a female professional boxer Phindile Mwelase has died after failing to emerge from a two-week coma. Mwelase, a light-welterweight, fell into the coma after a defeat by knockout to Liz Butler in a fight on 10 October in Pretoria. [contextly_sidebar id=”5KmjYcHElJiOTVcO4P4JpoZ8TSezQDDF”]The country’s ministry for sport announced on Tuesday that ...

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Manny Pacquiao hoping to face Mayweather next year

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Manny Pacquiao says he could finally step into the ring with arch-rival Floyd Mayweather next year. Boxing fans have been hoping for a showdown between the unbeaten Mayweather and eight-division world champion Pacquiao – two of the greatest boxers of their generation – for years. Pacquiao, speaking during a promotional trip to Hong Kong, said: “I’m crossing my fingers – ...

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Asamoah Gyan’s boxer faces Tanzanian on December 5

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Former IBF Intercontinental Super Featherweight champion, Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe is set to make a return to the ring on December 5 when he faces Tanzanian, Sadiki Momba at the D.G. Hathiramani Hall of Accra Sports Stadium. Tagoe (22-1, 9 KOs), managed and promoted by Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan’s Baby Jet Promotions will be fighting for the first time ...

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Paul Smith denied immediate Arthur Abraham rematch

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The WBO has denied Paul Smith the chance of an immediate rematch with super-middleweight champion Arthur Abraham. Smith was beaten on points by the German last month in Kiel but the one-sided nature of the result came in for widespread criticism. The Liverpool boxer pushed Abraham all the way but the veteran kept hold of his belt, scores of 117-111, ...

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Croatian boxer banned for life for attacking referee

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Boxer Vido Loncar has been banned for life after attacking a referee during the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb. Light heavyweight Locar launched an unprovoked attack on the referee following his decision to stop the fight in favour of opponent Algiras Baniulis. The Croat floored the referee as he prepared to declare Baniulis the winner and then continued to ...

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Walters claims WBA title with stoppage of Donaire

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Nicholas Walters claimed the WBA featherweight title in emphatic fashion, stopping Nonito Donaire in the sixth round at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The Jamaican stretched his perfect record to 25-0 with the 21st knockout of his professional career, finishing his opponent off with an overhand right with just a second to go before the bell sounded. Donaire – ...

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Hasim Rahman’s sons sue Mayweather Jnr

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The sons of former heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather Promotions and Showtime on a variety of charges stemming from the infamous sparring sessions televised on the network’s “All Access” reality series last month. Hasim Rahman Jr., who is in his early 20s, and 18-year-old brother Sharif Rahman, both amateur boxers, allege battery, tortious assault, ...

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Golovkin beats Rubio to defend WBA middleweight title

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Gennady Golovkin made light work of Marco Antonio Rubio to successfully defend his WBA middleweight belt on Saturday night in the United States. The Kazakhstan-born, California-trained middleweight secured his 18th consecutive stoppage victory, in his 12th title defence, with a crushing left hand blow just 79 seconds into the second round. “Rubio, he does not step back. He is a good fighter. ...

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“K9” Bundrage regains 154 junior middleweight title

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Cornelius “K9” Bundrage scored two knockdowns and rolled to a clear, unanimous decision victory against Carlos Molina to regain a version of the junior middleweight world title on Saturday night at the Grand Oasis resort in Cancun, Mexico. Bundrage got off to a strong start and wobbled Molina early in the first round before knocking him down with a clean ...

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