Boxing

Tyson Fury refuses to talk ahead of Chisora rematch

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Tyson Fury taped up his mouth and refused to say a word at a press conference for his rescheduled heavyweight fight against Dereck Chisora. The 26-year-old Wilmslow man was hit with a £15,000 fine from the British Boxing Board of Control after directing a foul-mouthed rant at Chisora and journalists in June. “Sometimes you’re going to get a gentleman with ...

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Canelo Alvarez returning to HBO to face Joshua Clottey in December

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According to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring in December to face Joshua Clottey on HBO, meaning that Showtime’s biggest non-Mayweather star is headed back to the network that originally brought him to the masses in the United States. Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO) has two wins this year, decimating Alfredo Angulo in March and then squeaking past Erislandy Lara via ...

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“No conspiracies”- Zweenes booms to Bukom Banku’s manager

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President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Peter Zweenes, has described as claims by Kotey Neequaye, co-manager of Braimah Kamoko aka Bukom Banku that the association is scheming to prevent the much-anticipated fight between Kamoko and challenger John Napari. Mr. Neequaye has accused the GBA of wanting to rule out Napari out of the bout on medical grounds in order ...

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Salido TKOs Kokietgym in 11th round

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Moving up to junior lightweight brought the same results for all-action veteran Orlando Salido on Saturday. After getting up off the canvas three times in a fight that featured seven total knockdowns, Salido rallied to stop Thailand’s Terdsak Kokietgym by 11th-round TKO in Tijuana, Mexico, to win a vacant interim junior lightweight title. Salido, 33, a former three-time featherweight titlist, ...

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Floyd Mayweather Jnr called before state panel

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered pound-for-pound king and licensed promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about unsafe training conditions at his Las Vegas gym. The commission is concerned about scenes that were broadcast during the second episode of the Showtime “All Access” series that aired in ...

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Santa Cruz stops Roman in Round 2

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Junior featherweight world titlist Leo Santa Cruz retained his belt with ease as he blasted out Manuel Roman with a single right hand in the second round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand. Fighting in the co-feature of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch, Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs), a former bantamweight titlist before vacating that belt to move ...

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Mayweather beats Maidana to retain welterweight titles

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Floyd Mayweather remains the WBA and WBC welterweight boxing champion after a unanimous points victory over Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. It extends five-weight world champion Mayweather’s unbeaten run to 47 fights. In just the second rematch of his 18-year career, the 37-year-old American emerged as a comfortable winner on all three judges’ scorecards. During the eighth round, Mayweather accused ...

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Floyd Mayweather set to retire in 2015

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Floyd Mayweather said he intends to have two more fights after Saturday’s rematch with Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas before retiring in 2015. However, the 37-year-old Mayweather quashed reports that he is in talks with Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather, who is unbeaten in 46 professional fights, earned a majority decision over Argentine Maidana in May. “I’ve only got two more ...

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Stabbed Brook wants title defence against Khan in 2015

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Stabbed Kell Brook wants a contest with British rival Amir Khan in early 2015 and potentially Floyd Mayweather as he continues his recovery. The IBF welterweight champion was stabbed in the leg with a machete while on holiday in Tenerife on 4 September. Brook told the Daily Mail  he was the “victim of an unprovoked attack”. Despite his injuries, the 28-year-old from Sheffield said ...

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Floyd Mayweather wants two more fights after Marcos Maidana

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Floyd Mayweather said he intends to have two more fights after Saturday’s rematch with Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas before retiring in 2015. However, the 37-year-old Mayweather quashed reports that he is in talks with Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather, who is unbeaten in 46 professional fights, earned a majority decision over Argentine Maidana in May. “I’ve only got two more ...

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