Boxing

Horn welcomes WBO decision, takes jab at Atlas

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Boxing champion Jeff Horn has welcomed confirmation from the WBO of his victory in the welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao following a re-score of the fight. Five anonymous judges awarded seven rounds to Horn and five rounds to Pacquiao after a Filipino Games and Amusement Board request to re-score the bout, with the result prompting a positive response from ...

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Joseph Parker, Anthony Joshua bout set for 2018

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Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has said he is lining up a potential showdown with Joseph Parker next year. WBO champion Parker is preparing to defend his heavyweight belt against Hughie Fury in September and has voiced his desire for a future unification clash with Joshua if he retains his title. While plans are yet to be confirmed for Joshua, Hearn admits ...

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Mayweather v McGregor: Publicity tour to kick off at The Staples Center

The Staples Center, one of the major sporting arenas in Los Angeles, will be hosting a Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor press conference on July 11. The arena, home to the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Sparks, confirmed the event via their Twitter account: “Just Announced. @FloydMayweather vs @TheNotoriousMMA press conference on Tue, ...

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GBA to summon Agbeko over Otieno bout fiasco

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The Ghana Boxing Authority have revealed that it will invite Joseph Agbeko to answer questions in relation to his failed bout against Kenyan boxer Nick Otieno. The bout which was slated for June 30,was allegedly put together by Agbeko’s Fresh Kings Promotion on the blind side of the Ghana Boxing Authority and thus failed to materialize due to a number ...

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Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn: WBO urged to review decisions and officiating

Jeff Horn took the title with a unanimous points win in Brisbane (Image credit: Reuters)

Former welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has urged the WBO to review an “unfair decision and officiating” in his controversial defeat by Jeff Horn. Pacquiao was unanimously outpointed in Brisbane on Sunday as 29-year-old Horn won his first world title. “I love boxing and I don’t want to see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating,” said Pacquiao, 38, The Philippines’ ...

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GBA says no to Agbeko vs Otiene bout

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The Ghana Boxing Authority says it did not sanction the much-advertised bout between Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko and Kenyan boxer, Nick Otieno which was supposed to have taken place on June 30 at the Bukom Boxing Emporium. The bout was supposed to be part of Agbeko’s preparations for another march towards the world bantamweight title. Agbeko’s Fresh King Promotions had ...

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Jeff Horn beats Manny Pacquiao wins WBO welterweight title in Brisbane

Jeff Horn won his first world title in front of a hometown crowd of more than 50,000 (Image credit: Reuters)

Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stunned champion Manny Pacquiao to win the WBO world welterweight title with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane. The three judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 to the 29-year-old Australian at Lang Park. “That’s the decision of the judges. I respect that,” said 38-year-old Pacquiao. The Filipino, an eight-weight world champion, has now lost four ...

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Andre Ward beats Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas rematch

Sergey Kovalev wants another rematch after another controversial ending to his fight with Andre Ward (Image credit: Getty Images)

Andre Ward stopped Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round to win their light-heavyweight rematch in Las Vegas and retain his WBO, WBA and IBF belts. The world champion, who won all three titles from the Russian by a controversial points decision in their first bout, is unbeaten in 32 fights. The American wobbled Kovalev with a right hand in the ...

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Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in boxing match in August

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Former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC champion Conor McGregor in a light middleweight boxing match in Las Vegas on 26 August. American Mayweather, 40, posted a video on Twitter confirming the details with the message: “It’s official.” Irish UFC lightweight champion McGregor, 28, said: “The fight is on.” It is reported that each fighter could earn $100m ...

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