Boxing

Klitschko tears biceps in training for Pulev bout

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Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has suffered a torn left biceps, forcing him on Monday to postpone his mandatory defence against Kubrat Pulev that was scheduled for Sept. 6 at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko suffered the injury on Friday during a sparring session. “He had problems on Friday, and he first thought it’s a minor thing, but ...

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Bayless to referee Mayweather-Maidana rematch

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Kenny Bayless, regarded by many as the best boxing referee in the world, was appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday to officiate the rematch between pound-for-pound king and unified welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and former titleholder Marcos Maidana. Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs), 37, of Las Vegas, and Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs), 31, of Argentina will ...

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Roc Nation wins purse bid to promote Quillin-Korobov title fight

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Roc Nation Sports, the 16-month-old sports agency founded by music mogul Jay Z, wasted no time announcing its arrival on the scene as a boxing promoter to be reckoned with. In a stunner, Roc Nation Sports won a purse bid on Monday at WBO headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to secure the promotional rights to a mandatory fight between ...

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Kell Brook claims IBF welterweight title

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Kell Brook waited years for a world title shot, honing his skills through numerous injuries and postponements. When the English welterweight finally got in the ring with a champion, the patient challenger had a perfect plan. Brook won a majority decision over Shawn Porter on Saturday night, claiming Porter’s IBF 147-pound title. “Since I was 9 years old, I’ve been ...

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Yoan Pablo Hernandez retains IBF cruiserweight belt

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Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba retained his IBF cruiserweight title by split decision over German challenger Firat Arslan. Judges Vincent Dupas of France and American Shafeeq Rashada scored the bout 115-113 and 116-113, respectively, for the defending champion, while Leszek Jankowiak of Poland scored it 115-113 for Arslan. “Huge respect to Arslan,” said Hernandez, who is based in Germany, as ...

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“Fury-Chisora II” set for Nov. 22

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The rematch between British heavyweight contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora has been rescheduled for Nov. 22 at the ExCel Arena in London, promoter Frank Warren has announced. Fury and Chisora were supposed to meet on July 26 in Manchester, England, for the right to become one of world champion Wladimir Klitschko’s mandatory challengers, as well as for Chisora’s European ...

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Joshua Clottey jabs Sports Minister for boxing neglect

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Joshua Clottey has warned the new Sports Minister, Hon. Mahama Ayariga, to live up to his word of extending support and development to all sporting disciplines and not to follow in the footsteps of a plethora of his predecessors who only promised but failed to deliver. The former world champion says he is furious with the government  for a blatant ...

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Napari may not come out of fight alive – Banku

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Braimah Kamoko has cautioned the Ghana army to advice their comrade John Napari to pull out of their WBC International Cruiserweight championship slated for October as “he may not come out alive.” Kamoko, famously nicknamed Bukom Banku is coming off a unanimous points’ decision victory over local rival, Ayitey Powers, and is billed to take on military man John Napari ...

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Golovkin will need to wait on Cotto fight

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WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) is going to need to stay busy for his next fight this year in October or November, because the fighter that he wants, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs), is being mentioned as possibly fighting #8 WBO Andy Lee on December 13th instead of Cotto. Freddie Roach, the trainer for ...

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Former boxing champion Moore “shot twice”

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Ex-European light-middleweight boxing champion Jamie Moore has been shot twice, the fighter he is training said. Birmingham middleweight Matthew Macklin tweeted that his trainer, Moore, of Salford, was attacked in Marbella, Spain and was “still in hospital”. Moore, 35, has also tweeted: “Overwhelmed. Gutted and confused about what happened, but thank God I’m OK. The Foreign Office confirmed a British ...

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