Tag Archives: Boxing

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 ...

More »

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 ...

More »

Ex-Man Utd defender Ferdinand to launch pro boxing career

rio-boxing

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 ...

More »

Bukom Banku- Bastie Samir presser draws thousands

img-20170817-wa0048-696x392

Thousands turned out at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Thursday afternoon at the Trust Sports Emporium to witness the first press conference for the bout between Braimah ‘Bukom Banku’ Kamoko (29-0, 22 KO’s) and Bastie Samir (15-0-1, 14 KO’s) slated for September 30 at the same venue. However, the fans including men, women and children did not have it easy ...

More »

Isaac Dogboe defends Super Bantamweight title with TKO win

dogboetko

Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe successfully defended his World Boxing Organisation, (WBO), International Super Bantamweight belt against the former world title challenger Javier Chacon at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on Saturday night Dogboe recorded a 7th round Technical Knock Out, (TKO), over his Argentine challenger Javier Nicolas Chacon final eliminator. Chacon who received a lot of punishment from the ...

More »

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’ ...

More »

Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in boxing match in August

_96496681_mayweather_mcgregor_tweet

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 ...

More »

Obodai Sai to fight Namibian opponent Kautondonkwa

whatsapp-image-2017-01-06-at-4-04-09-am

Lions Boxing Promotions are set to stage a historic Boxing Event dubbed ‘X-PLOSIVE FIGHT NIGHT’ at the Bukom Boxing Arena. Ghana’s world title hopeful Obodai Sai is engaged in the fight of his life against undefeated WBO African Champion Walter Kautondokwa from Namibia. The middleweight Division is the hottest division now in World Boxing with exciting boxers such as Gennady ...

More »

Saul Alvarez says he will face Gennady Golovkin after defeating Julio Chavez Jr

skysports-saul-alvarez-canelo-alvarez_3947166

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has revealed he will face middleweight king Gennady Golovkin in his next fight after claiming a unanimous decision victory over Julio Chavez Jr in Las Vegas. The WBO world light-middleweight champion dominated from the opening bell on Saturday night and used Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) for target practice, landing powerful jabs, hooks and combinations at will in ...

More »

Azumah Nelson presents Azumah Nelson Fight Night on April 1

2017-03-28-155902azumah-nelson

Boxing legend Azumah Nelson holds the third edition of his “Azumah Nelson Fight Night” series on Saturday, April 1 at the Bukom Boxing Arena. Organisers say the bouts are aimed at providing a prestigious platform for boxers to showcase their talents in a bid to give them global exposure. The headline match-up of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night features National ...

More »