Boxing

Carl Lokko wants government funding for boxing supporters union

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Carl Lokko, head trainer of Ghanaian boxer Richard Commey believes funding supporter groups to cheer on Ghana’s boxers in international bouts will go a long way to in enhance their success rate. The camp of the former Commonwealth Champion have spoken bitterly of how Commey’s last two bouts have been lost solely because the fights were staged away from Ghana. ...

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Deontay Wilder: Heart says Anthony Joshua, head says Wladimir Klitschko

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Deontay Wilder is backing Wladimir Klitschko to defeat Anthony Joshua when the pair meet in their heavyweight showdown at Wembley Stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Joshua will make the third defence of his title, which Klitschko previously held for just under 10 years, while the vacant WBA ‘super’ title will also be up for grabs. ...

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Joshua claims Wladimir Klitschko hates mind games

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Anthony Joshua has claimed heavyweight rival Wladimir Klitschko “doesn’t like mind games” ahead of their Wembley showdown. Joshua (18-0 KO18) is preparing to defend his IBF heavyweight title against Klitschko (64-4 KO53) in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with the vacant WBA strap also on the line. The pair ...

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Anthony Joshua plans to ‘pluck off’ dream hitlist one by one

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Anthony Joshua has compiled a hitlist of dream opponents he plans to “pluck off one by one” – starting with Wladimir Klitschko. Joshua makes the third defence of his IBF heavyweight title against Klitschko on April 29, in a fight he believes could come to define his career. Victory against his most heralded opponent to date, a man who spent ...

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Haye looking forward to grudge fight with Tony Bellew

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David Haye says he is mystified that Tony Bellew thinks he has a chance of defeating him in their all-British showdown in March at The O2. Haye says it will be “a real treat” for him to fight someone like Bellew after years spent squaring off against bigger heavyweights. World cruiserweight champion Bellew will step up to heavyweight to take ...

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David Haye is past his prime – Tony Bellew

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Tony Bellew says victory over David Haye will make him the most valuable heavyweight on the planet, outside of the reigning world champions. And Bellew is adamant that his fellow Brit is not the force he used to be when he was winning world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight. The duo will square off in an eagerly-awaited heavyweight showdown on ...

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DeGale v Jack unification title fight ends in a majority draw in New York

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The super-middleweight unification fight between Great Britain’s James DeGale and Sweden’s Badou Jack ended in a controversial majority draw. Jack was knocked down in the first round but ended strongly and floored DeGale in the last round in New York. One of the judges gave the decision to DeGale by 114-112, but the other two scored it 113-113, meaning both ...

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Mayweather v McGregor: UFC boss White offers pair $25m each to fight

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Ultimate Fighting Championship boss Dana White says he will pay Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor $25m (£20.5m) each to fight. Mayweather, 39, who retired from boxing in 2015, said on Wednesday talks about a fight had taken place and claimed he had offered the Irishman $15m. But UFC president White said: “He hasn’t made offers to anybody. “Floyd, ...

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Richard Commey loses IBF eliminator on points to Shafikov

Battling in a literal gym in Moscow, top lightweights Denis Shafikov and Richard Commey slugged it out for twelve entertaining rounds earlier today, going blow-for-blow in what was essentially one protracted close-range exchange. Despite his foe’s notorious knockout prowess, it was Shafikov who came out on top via split decision. Shafikov (38-2-1, 20 KO) used relentless pressure, high volume, and ...

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