Boxing

Saul Alvarez says he will face Gennady Golovkin after defeating Julio Chavez Jr

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has revealed he will face middleweight king Gennady Golovkin in his next fight after claiming a unanimous decision victory over Julio Chavez Jr in Las Vegas. The WBO world light-middleweight champion dominated from the opening bell on Saturday night and used Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) for target practice, landing powerful jabs, hooks and combinations at will in ...

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Eddie Hearn tells talkSPORT: ‘Anthony Joshua is the biggest sports star in Britain now – and it is only the beginning’

Anthony Joshua (in white trunks) delivering an uppercut to Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

Anthony Joshua is now the biggest sports star in Britain – and is heading for global superstardom. That is the claim from the heavyweight boxer’s promoter Eddie Hearn after Joshua overcame Wladimir Klitschko in an epic showdown at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. The Briton recovered from the first knockdown of his career to stop Klitschko in the 11th round ...

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Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley

Joshua also knocked down Klitschko in the fifth round (Image credit: Getty Images)

Anthony Joshua produced the performance of his career to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown with an enthralling knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. A post-war record 90,000 fans at the national stadium were treated to a see-saw contest, Joshua dropping the former unified world champion in the fifth round, before being put down ...

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Referees named for Joshua and Klitschko bout

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American official David Fields has been confirmed as the referee for Saturday night’s highly-anticipated showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Joshua’s IBF heavyweight crown, as well as the vacant WBA and IBO titles, are up for grabs when the two meet this weekend. The Wembley bout on Saturday has been billed as a 90,000 sell-out event, where British favourite Joshua ...

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Azumah Nelson presents Azumah Nelson Fight Night on April 1

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Boxing legend Azumah Nelson holds the third edition of his “Azumah Nelson Fight Night” series on Saturday, April 1 at the Bukom Boxing Arena. Organisers say the bouts are aimed at providing a prestigious platform for boxers to showcase their talents in a bid to give them global exposure. The headline match-up of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night features National ...

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Lawrence Okolie wins after 20 seconds on professional debut

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Rio 2016 Olympian Lawrence Okolie took just 20 seconds to score a knockout win on his professional debut. The 24-year-old British cruiserweight caught compatriot Geoffrey Cave with two solid right hands. The bout followed Anthony Crolla’s points defeat by Jorge Linares at Manchester Arena. “Sorry to everyone that missed me fighting,” Okolie tweeted. “The good news is a Won by ...

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Anthony Crolla suffers defeat to Jorge Linares in rematch

Linares beat Crolla to take the WBA lightweight belt in September (Image credit: Reuters)

Anthony Crolla was outclassed in his bid to regain the WBA lightweight title as talented Venezuelan Jorge Linares produced a superb display at Manchester Arena. Crolla – unanimously outpointed when the pair met in September – was rarely able to get close enough to his opponent to cause damage and was dropped by a stinging Linares uppercut in the seventh ...

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Gennady Golovkin’s knockout streak ended in narrow win over Daniel Jacobs

Gennady Golovkin measures up Daniel Jacobs during the eighth round of their middleweight title fight on Saturday night. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP

Gennady Golovkin is still the world middleweight champion after Saturday’s unanimous-decision win over the brave Daniel Jacobs before a near-capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden, but the charismatic Kazakh knockout artist betrayed rare glimpses of vulnerability that will no doubt embolden his challengers in and around the 160lb division. Two ringside judges handed down scores of 115-112, the third an ...

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Boxing: Commey, Lawson, Micah claim wins on Freedom Fight Night

Former President Jerry John Rawlings with Richard Commey after the bout (Image credit: Senuyiedzorm Adadevoh/Images Image)

Richard Commey, Frederick Lawson and Duke Micah were the toast of Ghanaian boxing on Saturday at the Freedon Fight Night organised by Streetwise Promotions together with Errol Hawk Sports Management at the Bukom Boxing Emporium in Accra. The three boxers won their respective title bouts at the event to start 2017 on a winning note. The event was part of the ...

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