Boxing

Vasyl Lomachenko keeps belt after Guillermo Rigondeaux quits

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NEW YORK — History belongs to Vasyl Lomachenko, who painted a masterpiece against Guillermo Rigondeaux in the first-ever professional fight between two-time Olympic gold-medal winners. Lomachenko did as he pleased until Rigondeaux quit on his stool with an injured left hand after the sixth round of what had been an utterly one-sided fight before a sellout crowd of 5,102 on ...

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Sadam Ali defeats retiring Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision

Sadam Ali, right, scored a surprising unanimous decision win over Miguel Cotto on Saturday night, in what Cotto has said would be his final fight. 
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NEW YORK — Miguel Cotto, who began boxing as an 11-year-old to lose weight, said farewell on Saturday night, closing out a glorious 17-year career, but not how most expected. Instead of an easy win over big underdog Sadam Ali, Cotto was nowhere near his best in what he said would be his final fight. Ali won a unanimous decision ...

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Mayweather chased by Wanheng Menayothin, a world champion with a 49-0 record

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Floyd Mayweather’s exceptional 50-0 record is under siege by a world champion you’ve probably never heard of, calling into question how much importance should be placed on these eye-catching numbers, writes James Dielhenn. The threat to Mayweather’s remarkable half-century has quietly taken place in boxing’s smallest weight division, and edged a step closer over the weekend in a fight that ...

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Boxing: Micah, Lawson claim wins in New York

Duke Micah after the bout against Jose Santos Gonzalez

Ghana’s  Frederick Lawson and Duke Micah both got wins in their respective boxing bouts at the  Resort World Casino in Jamaica, Queens, New York on Saturday. Lawson, who was fighting for the second time in 2017, knocked out Fidel Munoz of Colombia in the 3rd round to retain his WBC International Silver Welterweight title. The victory was a follow-up on his win ...

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Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder fight will happen on ‘my terms’

Anthony Joshua, who beat Carlos Takam in Cardiff in October, has never been taken the distance as a professional (Image credit: Reuters)

Britain’s Anthony Joshua insists he is not “ducking” any fighter and says his heavyweight rivals are just “making noise” on social media. Joshua, 28, holds the WBA, IBF and IBO versions of the world title, with Deontay Wilder the WBC champion and Joseph Parker having the WBO belt. Wilder, 32, wants a unification bout, but no firm offer has been made. “There’s ...

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Deontay Wilder says he will beat Anthony Joshua in Great Britain

Deontay Wilder beat Bermane Stiverne inside the first round on Saturday (Image credit: Getty Images)

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he will beat Anthony Joshua in his “safe haven” of Great Britain. Wilder, 32, defended his belt against Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, a week after Joshua retained the WBA and IBF crowns against Carlos Takam in Cardiff. “Packing out stadiums looks good but the money and Mecca of boxing is in America,” Wilder told BBC Sport. “But ...

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“Zum-Zum Airlines?” – Azumah Nelson to start an airline

Azumah Nelson, brand ambassador for GOIL

Ghana boxing legend Azumah Nelson has held discussions with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority about establishing an airline, days after fellow sports man, Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan announced plans to set up an airline of his own. Aviationghana.com reports that the former WBC featherweight  and WBC super featherweight champion held the discussions months ago and ‘The Boxing Professor’ and his business ...

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‘Bukom Beatdown’ Boxing event thrills fans

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The Bukom Beatdown boxing event took place on Friday at the Bukom Boxing Arena by kind courtesy of Kalakoda Boxing Promotions and Kwesé Sports. The event featured some of the top boxing talents from across West Africa and saw 7 bouts take place, 2 of which were WABU West Africa titles bouts. In the main events, Abraham Tabul beat Stephen ...

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Bastie Samir ‘ready’ to give Bukom Banku rematch

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Bastie Samir has stated that he is willing to give Braimah Kamoko a rematch after their “Make of Break” bout on October 21 at the Bukom Boxing Emporium. Samir won their much-awaited clash via a 7th round knockout to spark celebrations among his fans and leave fans of Bukom Banku stunned. On Monday, Banku said in an interview with Accra-based ...

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Mahama: Bukom Boxing Arena will produce champions for Ghana

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Former President John Dramani Mahama believes the Bukom Boxing Arena has the potential to aid Ghana reclaim its boxing glory on the global stage. The multi sports complex situated in Korle-Gonno also features a basketball court and a gym was among the final batch of projects commissioned by the former President before he left power in 2016. President Mahama believes ...

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