Tag Archives: Boxing

Dogboe ready to challenge Valdez for WBO featherweight title

Isaac Dogboe — WBO Africa featherweight champion

Young Ghanaian boxer, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe has declared his readiness to battle Oscar Valdez for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) featherweight world championship currently held by the Mexican. He is expected to put his case across when he travels with his father/trainer, Paul Dogboe, to this year’s WBO Convention in Puerto Rico.Undefeated Dogboe (15-0, 9 KOs) is attending the ...

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Barry McGuigan calls for new mental health fund for boxers

Tyson Fury shocked Wladimir Klitschko last November to become world heavyweight champion (Image credit:  Rex Features)

Boxing authorities should fund a new foundation to help fighters with mental health issues, says Barry McGuigan. The former world featherweight champion, 55, wants the new body to pay for treatment where needed. World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed he is suffering from depression and has taken cocaine to help him deal with the issue. “It should happen sooner ...

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Robert Easter Wins IBF Gold, Edges Very Tough Richard Commey


Santander Arena, in Reading, Pa. – The televised card got off to a memorable start in the lightweight division. In a battle of undefeated contenders, 25-year old Robert Easter (18-0, 14 KO), 134 ½, of Toledo, Ohio, survived a brief knockdown in the eighth to earn a grueling split decision over 29-year old Richard Commey (24-1, 22 KO), 135, of Accra, ...

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Sports Minister wishes Richard Commey well


The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, on behalf of His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama and Government of Ghana sends a goodwill message to Richard Commey ahead of his up-coming IBF Lightweight title fight against Robert Easter, an undefeated “tough” American, on September 9 in Pennsylvania, USA. In his message to the 29-year-old boxing prodigy, the ...

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Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko rematch date confirmed

Tyson Fury's sensational victory in November 2015 was Klitschko's first defeat in 11 years (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been confirmed for 29 October. British world champion Fury, 28, claimed the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian in November 2015, but pulled out of a July rematch with an ankle injury. The fight is at Manchester Arena. “I’m delighted that we can finally get the fight ...

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Golovkin vs Brook: Carl Frampton rates Gennady Golovkin as one of the best


Carl Frampton rates Gennady Golovkin as one of the most complete fighters he has ever seen. The recently crowned WBA Super featherweight world champion is hoping fellow British star Kell Brook can spring a surprise at The O2, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday, but has warned people not to underestimate Triple G’s talent. Golovkin (35-0-KO32) is known for his knockouts ...

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From the mean streets to the Olympic podium, boxer Robson Conceição becomes Brazil’s new hero

Conceição is the first Brazilian boxer to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games (Photo: Getty Images/Christian Petersen)

From the gritty Boa Vista de São Caetano neighbourhood on the periphery of the tough north-eastern city of Salvador, to the top of the Olympic podium. From frustration at London 2012, to triumph at Rio 2016. Robson Conceição’s story is a classic of the genre, the man who became Brazil’s first Olympicboxing champion, against the odds. In the lightweight gold medal ...

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Omar loses 3-0 to Melian in bantamweight first round


Ghana’s Abdul Wahid Omar lost in three rounds to Argentina’s Alberto Melian in the men’s 56kg bantamweight boxing event. The Ghanaian was the nation’s only representative in the event and he was hoping to progress into the next round of the competition after swimmers, Kaya Forson and Abeiku Jackson failed to do so in their event and Szandra Dzogedi was ...

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