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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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Ex-Man Utd defender Ferdinand to launch pro boxing career

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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 ...

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Bukom Banku- Bastie Samir presser draws thousands

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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 ...

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Isaac Dogboe defends Super Bantamweight title with TKO win

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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 ...

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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’ ...

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