Boxing

Hernandez, Afolabi agree to fight

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With a purse bid deadline of Tuesday afternoon looming, the representatives for cruiserweight titleholder Yoan Pablo Hernandez and mandatory challenger Ola Afolabi came to an agreement. K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler, Afolabi’s promoter, told ESPN.com that the sides made a deal Monday afternoon. Loeffler said that Sauerland Event, Hernandez’s promoter, will put on the fight Dec. 6 at a ...

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Local boxing needs a huge boost- Lawson

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Ghanaian welterweight Frederick Lawson has told Citi Sports there is a need for more support for boxing in Ghana if huge strides will be made in the sport. Local boxing has faced serious challenges in terms of a lack of finance and infrastructure in recent years even though there have been good attempts by the Ghana Boxing Authority and some ...

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Bradley-Chaves bout set for Dec. 13

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Throughout his 10-year professional boxing career, Timothy Bradley Jr. has won world titles in two weight classes and has faced a who’s who of top opponents, so even though he is coming off his first defeat — a time when many fighters would look for a soft touch — he isn’t about to change his mentality. Bradley will return to ...

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Andrzej Fonfara-Doudou Ngumbu set

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Light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara, who had a coming-out party in his last fight despite losing a decision to world champion Adonis Stevenson, will be back in action on Nov. 1, and on Thursday he found out whom he would face. Fonfara will meet Doudou Ngumbu in a 10-round bout in the main event of a Showtime-televised card at the ...

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N’Dam earns middleweight title shot with Stevens win

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With a mandatory shot at a middleweight title at stake for the winner, former titlist Hassan N’Dam made sure to stay out of harm’s way Wednesday night against hard-hitting Curtis Stevens. N’Dam used every inch of the tiny ring inside the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, to bounce and dance away from Stevens’ big left hook en route to ...

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Video: Lawson defeats Narh in welterweight contest

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Frederick Lawson emerged tops in the “Battle of Ghanaian fists” as he defeated former Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Raymond Narh in a welterweight contest at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday October 1. With a score of 99-89, 95-93, 99-89 on the cards, Lawson moves up to 23 undefeated bouts with 20 KOs while Narh was left ...

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Fredrick Lawson defeats Raymond Narh in welterwieght bout

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Fredrick Lawson reaffirmed his championship credentials with a straightforward victory against senior compatriot, Raymond Narh in a welterweight contest over ten rounds at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, USA on Wednesday night. World title-chasing Lawson dropped Narh twice in the 4th and 8th rounds but was taken to the distance for only the third time in 23 career ...

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Oscar De La Hoya opens up about Canelo deal

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Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya said the main reason Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez opted to return to HBO when he signed an exclusive multifight agreement with the network last week — and dumped Showtime, his TV home for the past five fights, in the process — was because he wanted to be with HBO. Alvarez, a ...

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Mayweather should “fear God” – Manny Pacquiao

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A wellspring of outside-the-ring sparring between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a crescendo Monday with Pacquiao citing Bible verse while saying he was unaffected by the pound-for-pound king’s barbs. “I’m not angry at him,” Pacquiao said in a TV interview in his native Philippines, according to the Agence France-Presse. “I still feel sorry for him because he acts ...

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Lawson vs Narh in October 1 clash in California

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Fredrick Nii Lante Lawson will face fellow Ghanaian compatriot, Ray Narh in a Welterweight bout at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, USA in one of the undercards of the IBF MIddleweight title eliminator between Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and Curtis Stevens on Wednesday 1st October, 2014. Undefeated Lawson (22-0, 20 KOs) beat Ugandan-American, Mohammed Kayongo earlier this year in ...

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