Boxing

Arthur Abraham beats Paul Smith to retain WBO title

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Liverpool boxer Paul Smith put in the performance of his career but lost out on points to Germany’s Arthur Abraham in their WBO super-middleweight bout. The 31-year-old caused the defending champion all sorts of trouble throughout the fight in Germany. Smith, the British champion, worked hard throughout, setting the tempo from the start. But Abraham put in a strong last ...

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‘All Access’ reality show’s fights staged – Mayweather

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Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Tuesday that Showtime’s “All Access” reality series, which follows him and his opponent during the training camp and buildup to their fight, is staged as a way to sell more pay-per-views. Mayweather, a licensed fighter and promoter in Nevada, as well as the executive producer of the series — giving him control over what ...

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I will be a champion again – David Haye

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Former world heavyweight champion David Haye says he will reclaim his title once again – it is only a matter of time. Haye, 33, has not fought since he beat Dereck Chisora in Manchester in July 2012 and his career has been in hiatus for some time. He is currently in negotiations to fight out of the USA and is ...

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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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