Boxing

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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Kovalev secures Hopkins fight with KO win

Sergey Kovalev will put his light-heavyweight title on the line against Bernard Hopkins © Getty Images

Light-heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev punched his ticket to the biggest fight of his career by knocking out unheralded underdog Blake Caparello in the second round on Saturday in Ovation Hall at the Revel Casino Hotel. Known as “Krusher,” Kovalev needed to retain his 175-pound world title in order to preserve a November unification fight with 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins – a ...

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Jamie Foxx to play me in film – Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson says Jamie Foxx's face will be manipulated using CGI © AP

Mike Tyson says Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has agreed to portray him in a film they are planning to start within the next 18 months. The former heavyweight champion says the face of 46-year-old Foxx will be manipulated using CGI animation technology for scenes in which Tyson, 48, was a younger man. According to Variety, the movie is in development ...

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Banku wins Judgement day bout

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Braimah “Bukom Banku” Kamoko won a 12-round unanimous decision over rival Ayittey Powers on Thursday to run his perfect record to 27-0 in a non-title “Judgement Day” bout. The 34-year-old Bukom based boxer won after the three judges scored the bout 117-109, 119-100 and 120-108. Powers started the bout on a strong note but soon began to lose momentum in ...

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It’s on: Banku and Powers swear to fight for just 1 cedi!

It is happening live on May 15. Braimah ‘Bukom Banku’ Kamoko and Michael ‘Ayitey Powers’ Okine will set aside all the shenanigans and fight on Thursday. At the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday afternoon, the two promised a good show in the presence of  GBA President Peter Zwennes and the freshly-crowned Joshua Clottey. Citi 97.3 FM is the official English ...

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Mayweather beats Maidana in unification bout

Floyd Mayweather won a 12-round majority decision over Marcos Maidana on Saturday to run his perfect record to 46-0 in a welterweight world title unification bout. The 37-year-old American Mayweather retained his World Boxing Council world title and took Maidana’s World Boxing Association belt, winning the fight on two of the three judges’ scorecards with the third scoring it a ...

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Floyd Mayweather to get at Least $32 Million for Maidana fight

Floyd Mayweather is set for another huge payday when he faces Marcos Maidana Saturday night in Las Vegas in the welterweight unification fight. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released contract figures Wednesday showing Mayweather is guaranteed $32 million and Maidana $1.5 million. Both fighters will also share in pay-per-view revenue if the bout is a box-office success with the bulk ...

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Video: Mayweather ready for Maidana

Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring for the first time since his demolition of Canelo Alvarez seven months ago looking to add another welterweight belt to his list of titles. The 37-year-old undefeated American will defend his World Boxing Council 147-pound crown on Saturday against the World Boxing Association champ Marcos Maidana in a unification bout at the MGM Grand ...

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