Boxing

Tagoe takes on Saucedo in “Fist of Destiny” bout in November

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Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe will face Fernando David Saucedo in an IBO Lightweight bout in Accra in November. The bout, which is dubbed, “Fist of Destiny”, will take place in Accra on the 25th of November 2016. Mr. Samuel Anim Addo, the CEO of Babyjet Promotions, who are the headline promoters of the bout, said he was confident that Emmanuel ...

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Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey Set, Heading To Russia

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Richard Commey (24-1, 22 KOs) and Denis Shafikov (37-2-1, 20 KOs) will collide in an IBF final eliminator on the mid-week date of December 7th in Russia. The event will be promoted by Ural Boxing Promotions. The winner of the contest will become the mandatory challenger to IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter. The IBF held a purse bid and Warriors ...

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Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight Anthony Joshua in ‘March or April’

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Wladimir Klitschko says he wants to fight British heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in “March or April”. A planned December bout fell through because the fighters “ran out of time”, said Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente. “That’ll be the biggest heavyweight fight for years,” former world champion Klitschko, 40, told German newspaper Bild. The WBA has yet to state whether its ...

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“Current group of boxers lack resilience”- Azumah Nelson

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Former World Super Featherweight champion, Azumah Nelson, says that the lack of resilience and initiative is keeping a lot of young boxers from breaking through to the big time. The nation has not had a world champion since 2011 when Joseph Agbeko held the IBF Bantamweight title but the likes of Isaac Dogboe and Richard Commey have shown promise to ...

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Isaac Dogboe named WBO African boxer of the year

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Undefeated Ghanaian Featherweight, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe, has landed in Puerto Rico with his trainer/dad, Paul Dogboe, to attend the 2016 WBO Convention where the budding boxer will be officially recognized as the WBO African boxer of the year. Dogboe will receive his award alongside legendary Filipino, Manny Pacquiao, who has been named the WBO boxer of the year as ...

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Bernard Hopkins, 51, to face Joe Smith in 65th and final fight

Hopkins has fought Oscar de la Hoya, Joe Cazalghe and Roy Jones Jr during his career (Image credit: Getty Images)

Bernard Hopkins will end his 28-year career with a fight against Joe Smith in December – only a month before his 52nd birthday. Hopkins, a multiple world champion at middleweight and light-heavyweight, will contest his 65th bout at the Los Angeles Forum on 17 December. “A lot of people will focus on my age, the history of my run in ...

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Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschk ‘agree to fight’

Former Olympic champion Anthony Joshua is unbeaten in 17 professional fights (Image credit: Getty Images)

Britain’s Anthony Joshua and Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko have agreed to fight each other, with an announcement expected in a couple of days, says promoter Eddie Hearn. According to Hearn, the heavyweight fight needs to be sanctioned, with Joshua’s IBF belt and potentially the WBA and WBO titles on the line. “Terms are virtually there,” he said. On Wednesday, Britain’s Tyson ...

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Tyson Fury: British Boxing Board of Control suspends fighter

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Tyson Fury has had his licence to fight temporarily revoked the day after he gave up his world heavyweight titles to focus on mental health problems. Fury, 28, has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and has twice withdrawn from rematches. The British Boxing Board of Control confirmed his licence was suspended “pending further investigation into anti-doping ...

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WBO set to strip Tyson Fury of world heavyweight champion belt

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)

British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will be stripped of his WBO belt unless he responds to a notice from its chairman in the next 10 days. The 28-year-old must explain why the title should not be vacated because of “inactivity, breach of contract and performance-enhancing drugs”. Fury withdrew from October’s rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko because of mental health ...

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