Tag Archives: Boxing

Tagoe in trouble with GBA for Dogboe comments

Emmanuel "Game Boy" Tagoe (Image credit: Images Image)

IBF Lightweight Champion, Emmanuel Tagoe, could be facing sanctions from the Ghana Boxing Authority for derogatory comments he made about fellow boxer Isaac Dogboe last month. Tagoe and Dogboe were involved in a war of words late last month with Tagoe accusing Dogboe’s camp of defrauding certain individuals in a bid to stage their title bout in Ghana. The bout ...

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Miguel Berchelt beat Ghana’s Maxwell Awuku to retain WBC title

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WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (33-1, 29 KOs) made easy work of replacement opponent Maxwell Awuku (44-4-1, 30 KOs) in stopping him in the 3rd round on Saturday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Berchelt flattened Awuku twice in the 3rd round. Berchelt finished the job after the second knockdown in connecting with several hard ...

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Isaac Dogboe grateful to father and trainer Paul Dogboe for WBO Interim crown

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New interim WBO Super bantamweight champion, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe has paid tribute to his father and trainer, Paul Dogboe, after defeating Mexican Cesar Juarez in their bout on January 5 at the Bukom Boxing Arena. Dogboe floored Juarez in the fifth round to get a technical knockout victory on the night. Pundits have praised Dogboe’s all-out attacking approach to ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: Slick City, Lomachenko Power

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Citi Sports editor, Nathan Quao, pens his column and this week, he looks back at Manchester City’s triumph in the Manchester Derby and Vasyl Lomachenko’s super display against Guillermo Rigondeaux in New York. Blue Skies over Manchester  Often, you hear of teams believing that they have made progress and they have dreams of being in the big time. Well, on ...

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Vasyl Lomachenko keeps belt after Guillermo Rigondeaux quits

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NEW YORK — History belongs to Vasyl Lomachenko, who painted a masterpiece against Guillermo Rigondeaux in the first-ever professional fight between two-time Olympic gold-medal winners. Lomachenko did as he pleased until Rigondeaux quit on his stool with an injured left hand after the sixth round of what had been an utterly one-sided fight before a sellout crowd of 5,102 on ...

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Sadam Ali defeats retiring Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision

Sadam Ali, right, scored a surprising unanimous decision win over Miguel Cotto on Saturday night, in what Cotto has said would be his final fight. 
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NEW YORK — Miguel Cotto, who began boxing as an 11-year-old to lose weight, said farewell on Saturday night, closing out a glorious 17-year career, but not how most expected. Instead of an easy win over big underdog Sadam Ali, Cotto was nowhere near his best in what he said would be his final fight. Ali won a unanimous decision ...

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Boxing: Micah, Lawson claim wins in New York

Duke Micah after the bout against Jose Santos Gonzalez

Ghana’s  Frederick Lawson and Duke Micah both got wins in their respective boxing bouts at the  Resort World Casino in Jamaica, Queens, New York on Saturday. Lawson, who was fighting for the second time in 2017, knocked out Fidel Munoz of Colombia in the 3rd round to retain his WBC International Silver Welterweight title. The victory was a follow-up on his win ...

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Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder fight will happen on ‘my terms’

Anthony Joshua, who beat Carlos Takam in Cardiff in October, has never been taken the distance as a professional (Image credit: Reuters)

Britain’s Anthony Joshua insists he is not “ducking” any fighter and says his heavyweight rivals are just “making noise” on social media. Joshua, 28, holds the WBA, IBF and IBO versions of the world title, with Deontay Wilder the WBC champion and Joseph Parker having the WBO belt. Wilder, 32, wants a unification bout, but no firm offer has been made. “There’s ...

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Deontay Wilder says he will beat Anthony Joshua in Great Britain

Deontay Wilder beat Bermane Stiverne inside the first round on Saturday (Image credit: Getty Images)

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he will beat Anthony Joshua in his “safe haven” of Great Britain. Wilder, 32, defended his belt against Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, a week after Joshua retained the WBA and IBF crowns against Carlos Takam in Cardiff. “Packing out stadiums looks good but the money and Mecca of boxing is in America,” Wilder told BBC Sport. “But ...

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