Boxing

“I want a rematch”- Bukom Banku begs

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Bukom Banku has called for a rematch against sworn rival Bastie Samir after his defeat in Saturday’s much publicized ‘Make or Break’ bout. The defeat was Banku’s first in his career after 27 straight wins. Banku was floored in the 7th round after a series of quick combination punches from Bastie which also resulted in a cut to his right ...

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“Bukom Banku is a great fighter”- Bastie Samir

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Bastie Samir has been full of praise for Braimah ‘Bukom Banku’ Kamoko despite handing the latter the first defeat of his career in Saturday’s Make or Break bout. Samir floored the loud mouthed Banku in the 7th round to put an end to his 27 bout unbeaten run. Speaking shortly after he was crowned the winner of the fight, Bastie ...

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Bastie Samir floors Bukom Banku in “Make Or Break” bout

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Bastie Samir handed Bukom Banku his first loss in his professional boxing career via a 7th round knockout in their much-awaited cruiserweight clash at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Saturday. The bout was the main event of the “Make Or Break” bout organised by Box Office Promotions. Samir and Banku went into the bout on the back of years of ...

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Joshua to fight Takam after Pulev is forced to withdraw

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Carlos Takam has replaced Kubrat Pulev as the challenger to world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on 28 October after a shoulder injury forced the Bulgarian to withdraw. Pulev had been the mandatory challenger to the IBF and WBA champion but the 36-year-old Bulgarian will miss out on the world title fight in Cardiff after hurting his shoulder while sparring. The Frenchman Takam, also ...

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Azumah Nelson honoured at 55th WBC Convention

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Ghanaian boxing legend, “The Professor” Azumah Nelson was honoured with the WBC Champion Award at the 55th World Boxing Council (WBC) Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday. The event brought together close to 500 delegates from the 164 countries which make up the WBC and it looked to discuss important issues related to boxing at the global level. The WBC ...

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Two-weight world champion Andre Ward retires from boxing

Ward's last win came against Sergey Kovalev and ensured he retired unbeaten

Unified light-heavyweight world champion Andre Ward has retired, ending a career which delivered world titles across two weight divisions. Ward, 33, held titles at super-middleweight but moved up a weight division and unified the WBA, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight belts in 2016. In a statement he said his body could not “put up with the rigors” of boxing. “If I ...

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Rio Ferdinand to become professional boxer at the age of 38

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Rio Ferdinand, the former Manchester United and England captain, is to attempt to become a professional boxer. The 38-year-old has confirmed he is taking up the sport in what had been billed as a “major news announcement”. Ferdinand will try to follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship star who last month lost to Floyd Mayweather ...

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Fury wants suspension ended, says he’s innocent of doping charges

Tyson Fury has won all of his 25 fights, the most recent of which was against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has called for a resolution to his doping suspension, as he bids to end a near two-year absence from the ring. Fury, 29, has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and cannot return until a UK Anti-Doping hearing into his ban takes place. Ukad postponed the hearing in May, scuppering Fury’s hopes ...

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Haye and Bellew set for heavyweight rematch

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David Haye says he has agreed terms for a heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew. After a fiery pre-fight build-up, WBC cruiserweight world champion Bellew stopped his rival in the 11th round in their first meeting in March. Haye suffered an Achilles injury in the sixth round before falling to his third career defeat. Haye tweeted: “It’s taken months of negotiating but ...

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Ex-Man Utd defender Ferdinand to launch pro boxing career

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Rio Ferdinand is launching a new career as a professional boxer, two years after he retired from football. The 38-year-old’s move into the ring is being backed by betting company Betfair, which announced the news on Tuesday. Former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand works as a TV pundit and he has his own clothing line. “I’m doing this because it’s a ...

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