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Deontay Wilder ‘ready’ for Anthony Joshua after beating Luis Ortiz

Wilder has won 39 of his 40 fights by knockout (Image credit: Getty Images)

American Deontay Wilder says he is ready for a heavyweight unification bout with Britain’s Anthony Joshua after beating Luis Ortiz to retain his WBC title. Wilder, 32, floored the previously unbeaten Cuban twice before knocking him out in the 10th round in New York. IBF and WBA champion Briton Joshua, 28, will fight New Zealand’s WBO champion Joseph Parker in Cardiff on ...

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Scott Westgarth: British boxer dies after winning fight in Doncaster

Scott Westgarth was fighting in his 10th bout (Image credit: PA)

British boxer Scott Westgarth has died in hospital after falling ill following a light-heavyweight fight in Doncaster on Saturday. The 31-year-old won the eliminator bout on points against Dec Spelman. He appeared to be in pain during post-fight interviews and was then taken to hospital after falling ill backstage. The rest of the show, headlined by Curtis Woodhouse who was due to ...

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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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