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Gennady Golovkin beats brave Murray in Monaco

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Gennady Golovkin defended his WBA middleweight title with an 11th-round stoppage of Britain’s Martin Murray in Monte Carlo. Murray, 32, was twice knocked down by body shots in the fourth but showed bravery to take the undefeated champion past 10 rounds for the first time. The Kazakh also floored Murray in the 10th and the referee stopped it with 50 ...

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Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao: No deal signed yet

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WBC and WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather says he is “hopeful” a fight with Manny Pacquiao can happen, but an agreement has not yet been reached. American Mayweather, 37, and Filipino Pacquiao, 36, recently exchanged phone numbers at a US basketball game. “I haven’t signed yet and he hasn’t signed yet,” said Mayweather. Eight-division world champion Pacquiao, and Mayweather, a ...

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Boxing: Former champion Kessler announces retirement

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Former super-middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler has announced his retirement. The Dane, 35, says he does not feel “motivated” to extend his 17-year professional career after his promoter failed in attempts to arrange rematches against Andre Ward and Carl Froch. Kessler, who says he will continue his training regime, has not fought since losing to Froch on points in May 2013. ...

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GBA indefintely suspends McDon Promotions

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The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has indefinitely suspended the licence of McDon Boxing Promotions after the outfit failed to meet the necessary financial obligations to various parties following the staging of the “Fist of Fury” event on the 5th of December at the Accra Sports Stadium. George “Red Tiger” Ashie beat Tanzanian boxer Alan Kamote in the main event to ...

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Pacquiao agrees to fight Mayweather in May

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The fight the world has wanted to see for the better part of six years — a long-awaited summit meeting between welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the two top boxers in the world — is not done, but it has cleared a major hurdle.   Pacquiao and Top Rank, his promoter, have agreed to terms for a ...

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Ashie out for African title on Dec 5 in “Fists of Fury” event

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Ghana’s George Ashie says  he will make Ghana proud when takes to the ring against Tanzania’s Alan Kamote for the vacant WBO Africa Lightweight title in Accra on December 5. The bout is part of the “Fists of Fury” event organised by Box Office Promotions and MacDon Multimedia  and it promises to be the second biggest boxing event of the year ...

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Santa Cruz stops Roman in Round 2

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Junior featherweight world titlist Leo Santa Cruz retained his belt with ease as he blasted out Manuel Roman with a single right hand in the second round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand. Fighting in the co-feature of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch, Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs), a former bantamweight titlist before vacating that belt to move ...

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Stabbed Brook wants title defence against Khan in 2015

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Stabbed Kell Brook wants a contest with British rival Amir Khan in early 2015 and potentially Floyd Mayweather as he continues his recovery. The IBF welterweight champion was stabbed in the leg with a machete while on holiday in Tenerife on 4 September. Brook told the Daily Mail  he was the “victim of an unprovoked attack”. Despite his injuries, the 28-year-old from Sheffield said ...

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Broner outpoints Taylor in junior welterweight bout

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Junior welterweight contender Adrien Broner found himself in a tougher fight than many thought he would be in Saturday night. But he closed the show impressively as he knocked down Emanuel Taylor in the final seconds of the 12th round, leaving no doubt about his unanimous-decision victory at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Broner’s hometown. Broner (29-1, 22 KOs), ...

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Crolla hoping for world title with Diaz win

Anthony Crolla: Moving towards a world title shot

Anthony Crolla admits that a loss to Gamaliel Diaz could ruin his hopes of landing a world title shot. The Mancunian has steadily risen the rankings and will edge closer to the lightweight champions with a win over Diaz on September 13,live on Sky Sports. But Crolla is refusing to look past the Mexican, a former super-featherweight world champion, who ...

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