Tag Archives: Boxing

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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Bastie Samir ‘ready’ to give Bukom Banku rematch

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Bastie Samir has stated that he is willing to give Braimah Kamoko a rematch after their “Make of Break” bout on October 21 at the Bukom Boxing Emporium. Samir won their much-awaited clash via a 7th round knockout to spark celebrations among his fans and leave fans of Bukom Banku stunned. On Monday, Banku said in an interview with Accra-based ...

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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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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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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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