Boxing

Mayweather Pacquiao fight set for May 2

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At long last, pound-for-pound greats Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight. Yes, the bout that looms as one of the most anticipated in boxing history is finally on. For more than five years sports fans have clamored for a summit meeting between the two best fighters in the world, and after various failed negotiations — and a protracted ...

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Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao: No deal signed yet

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WBC and WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather says he is “hopeful” a fight with Manny Pacquiao can happen, but an agreement has not yet been reached. American Mayweather, 37, and Filipino Pacquiao, 36, recently exchanged phone numbers at a US basketball game. “I haven’t signed yet and he hasn’t signed yet,” said Mayweather. Eight-division world champion Pacquiao, and Mayweather, a ...

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Boxing: Former champion Kessler announces retirement

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Former super-middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler has announced his retirement. The Dane, 35, says he does not feel “motivated” to extend his 17-year professional career after his promoter failed in attempts to arrange rematches against Andre Ward and Carl Froch. Kessler, who says he will continue his training regime, has not fought since losing to Froch on points in May 2013. ...

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GBA indefintely suspends McDon Promotions

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The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has indefinitely suspended the licence of McDon Boxing Promotions after the outfit failed to meet the necessary financial obligations to various parties following the staging of the “Fist of Fury” event on the 5th of December at the Accra Sports Stadium. George “Red Tiger” Ashie beat Tanzanian boxer Alan Kamote in the main event to ...

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Pacquiao agrees to fight Mayweather in May

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The fight the world has wanted to see for the better part of six years — a long-awaited summit meeting between welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the two top boxers in the world — is not done, but it has cleared a major hurdle.   Pacquiao and Top Rank, his promoter, have agreed to terms for a ...

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Pacquiao agrees to fight Mayweather

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The fight the world has wanted to see for the better part of six years — a long-awaited summit meeting between welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the two top boxers in the world — is not done, but it has cleared a major hurdle. Pacquiao and Top Rank, his promoter, have agreed to terms for a May ...

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Bukom Banku released from police custody

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Boxer Braimah Kamoko alias Bukum Banku has been released from Police custody. [contextly_sidebar id=”anXNKiC8eokbzc3lvTsdqSW4Db1LoM2m”]He was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly inflicting physical harm on some persons after a disagreement at a ceremony at Gbese in Accra. Speaking to Citi News the PRO of the Accra regional Police command ASP Effia Tenge that investigations are still ongoing in the circumstances leading ...

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Bukom Banku arrested again for alleged assault

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Popular boxer, Braimah Kamoko, alias Bukom Banku is in the grips of the police for allegedly beating up and injuring people at Bukom in Accra. He is also alleged to have vandalized properties in the area. The Accra Police Command has confirmed this to Citi News but did not say what triggered the said incident. However, there are reports that ...

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Bukom Banku in Ayitey Powers’ corner for title win

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Eccentric Ghanaian boxer, Michael Okine better known as Ayitey Powers is the new West Africa Light Heavyweight champion after stopping Benin’s Anicet Amoussou in their headline fight at Unity Park, Trantra Hill near Achimota in Accra last Saturday. Powers, who surprisingly came into the ring led by age-long rival, Bukom Banku (Braimah Kamoko) dominated the fight before knocking out Amoussou ...

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Joseph Agbeko ready for title shot

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Former IBF Bantamweight champion, Joseph King Kong Agbeko is eyeing a return to the top table of world boxing in 2015 after expressing delight over his recent inking of a 3-year promotional contract with former world champion, Roy Jones Jnr’s RJJ Promotions. Agbeko who previously twice held the IBF Bantamweight belt has not fought since losing a comeback at Super ...

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