Boxing

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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Broner outpoints Taylor in junior welterweight bout

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Junior welterweight contender Adrien Broner found himself in a tougher fight than many thought he would be in Saturday night. But he closed the show impressively as he knocked down Emanuel Taylor in the final seconds of the 12th round, leaving no doubt about his unanimous-decision victory at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Broner’s hometown. Broner (29-1, 22 KOs), ...

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Frampton wins title after points win over champion Martinez

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Carl Frampton claimed the IBF super-bantamweight world title with a unanimous points win over champion Kiko Martinez. Roared on by a partisan 16,000 crowd in Belfast’s Titantic Square, Frampton dominated the contest from start to finish as he claimed a one-sided verdict on the cards of all three judges. Scorecards of 119-108, 119-108 and 118-111 reflected the superiority of the ...

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Manny Pacquiao excited ahead of Chris Algieri bout

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Manny Pacquiao continued to talk up his upcoming fight with Chris Algieri as the pair’s world promotional tour landed in Los Angeles on Thursday. The two fighters will compete for the WBO welterweight title on November 22 in Macau, China and are coming to the end of a 27,000 mile cross-country media circuit to ensure the bout receives maximum exposure. ...

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Boxer Kell Brook stabbed on island of Tenerife

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World boxing champion Kell Brook is in hospital in Tenerife after being stabbed in the leg while on holiday. The boxer from Sheffield is in a stable condition according to his promoters Matchroom. No arrests have been made. A spokeswoman for Spain’s Guardia Civil said the 28-year-old was stabbed in the left leg at Golf del Sur in San Miguel ...

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Crolla hoping for world title with Diaz win

Anthony Crolla: Moving towards a world title shot

Anthony Crolla admits that a loss to Gamaliel Diaz could ruin his hopes of landing a world title shot. The Mancunian has steadily risen the rankings and will edge closer to the lightweight champions with a win over Diaz on September 13,live on Sky Sports. But Crolla is refusing to look past the Mexican, a former super-featherweight world champion, who ...

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Huck equals Johnny Nelson’s record with cruiserweight win

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German cruiserweight Marco Huck defeated Mirko Larghetti of Italy on a unanimous points decision in Halle to retain his WBO belt for a record-equalling 13th time. The judges scored the fight 116-112, 116-112, 118-110 in favour of the defending champion, who was really only troubled in the seventh and eighth rounds. Some harsh words from trainer Ulli Wegner at the end ...

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Donaire, Walters agree to Oct. fight

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Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters will meet to unify their versions of the featherweight world title on Oct. 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, organizers told ESPN.com on Wednesday night. The fight, which is not yet signed but has been agreed to, according to Carl Moretti, vice president of Top Rank, which promotes both boxers, is due to ...

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