Boxing

Muhammad Ali’s condition improves in hospital

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The condition of Muhammad Ali has “vastly improved” since he was admitted to hospital over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia and doctors hope to discharge the boxing legend soon, a spokesman said on Monday. The 72-year-old was taken to hospital at an undisclosed location after falling ill last Saturday morning. “The Ali family continues to request privacy ...

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Kovalev ready to defend world titles against Pascal in 2015

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Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal came face to face for the first time to promote next year’s light-heavyweight showdown. Undefeated Kovalev will put his WBA, IBF and WBO titles on the line when he tackles Haitian-born Canadian Pascal in Montreal on March 14. Kovalev, who was named Sports Illustrated’s Fighter of the Year for 2014 on Monday, claimed a unanimous decision ...

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Roy Jones Boxing inks Joseph Agbeko to three year deal

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Roy Jones Jr. and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing CEO Keith Veltre have announced the signing of former IBF bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (29-5, 22 KO’s) to a three year deal. “Joseph is a great addition to the RJJ Boxing family,” Veltre said of the signing, “He is already TV worthy and possess the talent to regain a world ...

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Muhammad Ali hospitalised with mild pneumonia

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Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition, said his spokesman, Bob Gunnell. “He was ...

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Wladimir Klitschko to defend titles in Brooklyn

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Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is coming back to New York — Brooklyn to be exact. Klitschko, whose 18th title defense will take place on April 25 in the second fight of his three-fight HBO contract, will fight at the Barclays Center in what will be the first heavyweight championship bout at the 2-year-old arena, which has already hosted more than ...

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Bring it on – Manny Pacquiao to Mayweather Jr.

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As the rhetoric between the two boxers grows, Manny Pacquiao hasn’t minced words when it comes to a potential fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. On Tuesday, Pacquiao went to the undefeated Mayweather on Twitter to let him know he’s ready. Mayweather-Pacquiao is a fight boxing fans have craved since 2009 but one that never has been agreed to ...

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Silly Floyd Mayweather is scared of me – Amir Khan

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– 27-year-old British fighter Amir Khan, who has a 30-3 record with 19 knockouts, is in line for a blockbuster with Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) in May. Khan is calling on Mayweather – the WBA, WBC and The Ring welterweight title holder – to take him on, but the undefeated champion is also being pursued for a bout with Filipino ...

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Game Boy arrives inside Accra stadium by plane!

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– First, he arrived in the ring for the fight against George Ashie in a palanquin, then he followed against Pontillas making an entry on a horse but you better wait for the big surprise Emmanuel Tagoe has for his fans when he flies into the ring for his upcoming fight next week. The boxer managed and promoted by Black ...

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‘No one has heard of’ Amir Khan – Mayweather mocks British boxer

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Floyd Mayweather has once again called out welterweight rival Manny Pacquiao but poured cold water on talk of a fight with Amir Khan because ‘no one has heard of him’. Mayweather and Pacquiao’s meeting has been five years in the making with speculation now rife that the richest fight in boxing history is close to being made. Khan was hopeful ...

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Amir Khan wants Mayweather or Pacquiao bout

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Amir Khan says he is approaching his peak after scoring a unanimous points victory over Devon Alexander . Khan, 28, is targeting a bout against Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao after retaining his WBC Silver welterweight title in Las Vegas. And the Bolton-born fighter is confident he could beat either man. “I feel better at 28 than I did at 26,” he ...

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