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Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko: Rematch on 29 October, says world champion


Tyson Fury says his world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will be on 29 October. Fury, 27, claimed the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian in November 2015, but pulled out of a rematch scheduled for this month because of an ankle injury. The Mancunian tweeted: “16 weeks till I blast Klitschko out, can’t wait. #manchesteroctober29” ...

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D. K. ‘Poison’ receives a grant of $4, 800 from WBC


Former world featherweight champion, David Kotei ‘Poison’, has received a grant of $4, 800 from the World Boxing Council. The grant is aimed at helping rehabilitate former champions of the council. D. K. Poison outclassed then holder, Ruben Olivares of Mexico, to capture the WBC featherweight title in Los Angeles in the USA, on September 20, 1975. The presentation was ...

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Tyson Fury postpones Wladimir Klitschko rematch due to injury


British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has postponed next month’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko after injuring an ankle in training. The bout had been scheduled to take place in Manchester on 9 July. Undefeated Fury, 27, posted on Instagram that he had been forced to cancel the fight after injuring himself while running in the Lake District. “They’ve said it’s ...

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Sports Ministry opens arms to corporate partnership


The Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, says his outfit is ready to be a partner to firms interested in sponsoring sports in the country. He explained that the Minstry was willing to create a conducive atmosphere for firms which were willing to get into sports. He said a lot would be done to help such companies in ...

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Isaac Dogboe knocks out Kekembo out to defend WBO Africa title


Edward Kakembo called Isaac Dogboe a “dog” prior to Saturday’s showdown at Accra Sports Stadium but when the bell rang it was the Ugandan who proved to be all bark and no bite. Bukomboxingnews.com was on hand as Dogboe (14-0, 9 KO’s) defended his WBO Africa featherweight title in emphatic fashion, stopping the previously undefeated Africa Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight ...

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Muhammad Ali ‘had a tough time for a year’ before death – doctor

Ali won 56 of his 61 professional fights between 1960 and 1981

Muhammad Ali’s doctor says the iconic boxer had been “having a tough time in the last year” before his death. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had Parkinson’s disease for 32 years, died aged 74 from “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes” according to his family. “The last week has been particularly tough,” said Abraham Lieberman, who was with ...

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Tony Bellew beats Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park to win world title

Everton fan Bellew won the world title at the club's Goodison Park stadium

Liverpool’s Tony Bellew won the vacant WBC cruiserweight title with a sensational third-round knockout of Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park. Bellew, challenging for a world title for a third time, was floored by a left hand in the opening round. However, Bellew rocked Makabu with a left hook and right uppercut before rendering him unconscious with a barrage of blows. ...

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vacates WBC title, wants Gennady Golovkin fight

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez says he is to relinquish his WBC middleweight world championship belt but still hopes to arrange a mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin. The unbeaten Golovkin is the WBA and IBF champion, and a bout between the Kazakh fighter and Alvarez would stir up colossal interest among fight fans. Golovkin is currently third in The Ring magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings ...

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Anthony Joshua to defend IBF title against Dominic Breazeale

Joshua has a 100% knockout record in his 16 professional fights (Image credit: Getty Images)

IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua will make the first defence of his title on 25 June against American Dominic Breazeale at London’s O2 Arena. Breazeale, 30, has won all 17 of his professional fights, with 15 knockouts. Joshua, 26, won the title with a second-round stoppage of American Charles Martin on 10 April. “I am looking to get past ...

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Rio 2016 Boxing Qualifiers: Two wins, two losses for Ghana on Day 4

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On Day 4 of the African boxing qualifiers for the Rio Games happening in Cameroon, Ghana’s Suleman Tetteh lost to Warui Peter Mungai of Kenya via a unanimous decision in the quarter finals of the men’s light flyweight 46-49 kg. Tetteh lost 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 on the judges scorecard. Sandyman Emmanuel also lost his bout to Cape Verde’s Davilson ...

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