Tag Archives: Boxing

Amir Khan admits he’s the ‘underdog’ against Canelo Alvarez

Khan will have to jump two weight divisions in order to face the Mexican for the WBC middleweight title
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As Amir Khan began the long build-up for the first superfight of his career our ambassador for Anglo-Islam relations and his catholic opponent received an olive branch for peace between their two religions. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Mexico’s world middleweight champion, and Khan took delivery of that token from Britain’s former heavyweight champion David Haye. The first media event of many ...

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#SOTNGhana: Boxing gym to be commissioned at Korle-Gonno- Pres. Mahama

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President John Dramani Mahama says a new boxing gym and sports complex will be built by Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) at Korle-Gonno this year. The area is very close to Bukom, where Ghana’s boxing talents have been groomed over the years, but for many decades has lacked a facility to give budding boxers the best training for ...

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Professional boxers could compete at 2016 Olympic Games

Britain's Anthony Joshua won gold at London 2012 as an amateur before turning professional (Image credit: Getty Images)

Professional boxers could compete at the Rio Olympics under new plans from the sport’s governing body. AIBA president Dr Ching-Kuo Wu wants to abolish current rules which stop any fighter with 15 or more paid bouts from competing at the Games. His proposal needs to be approved by the AIBA’s executive committee, but Wu said: “We want something to change ...

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Exclusive – Floyd Mayweather Jr: ‘I make seven figures a month…I won’t come out of retirement for anyone’

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Floyd Mayweather Junior has called time on his illustrious career in the ring indefinitely, telling talkSPORT that after 20 years at the top it is ‘time for the next generation to take over’. The 38-year-old American ensured his unbeaten legacy remains intact by beating compatriot Andre Berto in Las Vegas in his final ever fight in September – in turn equalling former heavyweight great ...

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Joshua vs. Chisora possible for EBU strap- Chisora promoter

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Dereck Chisora’s promoter Kalle Sauerland believes that there is a chance that the European Boxing Union could order a fight between Chisora (25-5, 17 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) to fight for the EBU heavyweight title if the current champion Robert Helenius chooses to vacate his title. Sauerland is in negotiations right now for a fight between Helenius ...

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Ghana Sports in 2016: What to expect

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The beginning of every New Year is greeted with resolutions from people, institutions and organizations with the aim of doing better than the previous year. The targets, whether realistic or unrealistic, confirms the saying “Aim for the moon and even if you miss you’ll land among the stars”. In respect to the sporting sector in Ghana, we do expect to ...

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“Banku, Powers are still relevant to boxing”-Landmark Promotions

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Landmark Promotions, promoters of the rematch between Braimah “Bukom Banku” Kamoko and Ayittey Powers, have expressed their disappointment at assertions that the boxers are not important to the sports anymore. The bout, dubbed “Repeat or Revenge”, is slated for December 26 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi. Peter Patterson, CEO of Landmark Promotions, told Citi Sports that the two ...

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Boxing: Joshua Clottey loses to Gabriel Rosado in New York

Middleweight Gabriel Rosado was the much busier fighter against former welterweight titleholder Joshua Clottey. 

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Middleweight Gabriel Rosado, with former two-time junior middleweight titleholder Fernando Vargas working as his trainer for the first time, outfought former welterweight titlist Joshua Clottey to win a unanimous decision in a spirited fight on Saturday night on the Luis Ortiz-Bryant Jennings undercard at the Turning Stone Resort Casino. Clottey (39-5, 22 KOs) fought well early but Rosado (22-9, 13 ...

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Tyson Fury to explain controversial comments to British Boxing Board

Tyson Fury now holds just two versions of the world heavyweight title after being stripped of the IBF belt (Image credit: AFP)

Tyson Fury has been summoned by the British Boxing Board of Control to explain his recent controversial comments. World heavyweight champion Fury, 27, who expressed views on women, abortion and homosexuality, has been asked to attend a meeting in the new year. The BBBofC met to discuss the matter on Wednesday before informing Fury that he must meet with the ...

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Manny Pacquiao plans to retire after one more fight next year

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Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says he is likely to retire from the sport after one more fight next year. Pacquiao, who lost to Floyd Mayweather in his last fight, wants to run for a seat in the Philippines senate in 2016. Britain’s Amir Khan is one potential opponent for 36-year-old Pacquiao, with American Terence Crawford among the other contenders. ...

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