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Tag: Boxing

Arum fears brain damage for veteran Pacquiao

The human cranium thins out as you get older and fighters are more susceptible to brain damage.

Muhammad Ali’s autographed gold glove fails to sell at Turin auction

The glove returns to the collection of its Italian owner, Ezio Scime who was in the front row of the fight in New York.

Anthony Joshua is ‘finished’, says Tyson Fury

Joshua lost his IBF, WBA and WBO titles on June 1 in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the division.

Golovkin brutally knocks out Rolls, calls for third Canelo fight

Former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin knocks out Steve Rolls by round 4 of their super middleweight fight at Madison Square Garden.

Ruiz shocks Joshua for heavyweight world title

Joshua was down twice in the third round and twice more in the seventh.

Wilder announces Ortiz rematch

In an announcement on Twitter, Wilder says he has sign a deal to face Ortiz once more following a bruising first battle in March 2018.

Sugar Ray says boxing not dead, rival Duran not so sure

American boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard says that while the sport may not be the national obsession it was during his prime, it is still healthy, an assertion disputed by longtime rival-turned-friend Roberto Duran.

Bulgarian boxer suspended in California for kissing broadcaster

Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev, alias 'The Cobra', faces suspension over a month for inappropriately touching a female broadcaster's face and kissing her during a post-fight interview.

Alvarez outpoints Jacobs to unify middleweight world titles

Alvarez won on all three judges scorecards with two having it 115-113 and the other 116-112.

Boxing must end controversies to end Olympic threat, says coach

To remain in Olympics, international coach Santiago Nieva says boxing has to quickly fix 'controversies' surrounding the sport for a chance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Prograis stops Relikh in sixth to claim WBA title

The American knocks Kiryl Relikh down in the first round and cut him on his nose in the second round of the lopsided bout.

Ex-champ Golovkin splits with long-time trainer Sanchez

Abel Sanchez released a statement in which he said 'greed' was the reason for the split.

New opponent for Joshua to be announced next week

ESPN reported Jarrell Miller had tested positive for the banned substance GW1516, which boosts endurance and helps athletes burn fat.

Miller denies knowingly taking banned substance

Miller was supposed to fight Anthony Joshua on June 1.

Golovkin to return to ring June 8

Gennady Golovkin lost his WBC, IBO and WBA titles last year when he was defeated by Saul Alvarez.

Lomachenko destroys Crolla with fourth round KO

Lomachenko, a two time Olympic gold medallist, improved to 13-1 with 10 knockouts.

Conor McGregor retires from MMA

Controversial Irish MMA fighter tweets decision to retire, saying he wishes his old colleagues well

Fury to take on Schwarz in June Las Vegas bout

The unbeaten British heavyweight still labels himself the 'lineal champion'.

Pacquiao polls Twitter on who to fight next

The poll, also linked to Manny Pacquiao's Facebook wall, has 18 more hours to run.

Pacquiao allows son to chase boxing ‘dream’

Pacquiao and wife, Jinkee, have reluctantly allowed their son, Emmanuel, to pursue boxing.

Former world and Olympic champion DeGale retires

33-year-old DeGale was the first Briton to win a professional world title as well as the Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008.

Pacquiao tells son: ‘You don’t need to box’

The boxer, known for his rags-to-riches climb from the street, is trying to push his son Emmanuel Jr, who is known as Jimuel, to choose another path.

Joshua likely to scrap April fight at Wembley

Joshua is the undefeated holder of the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts.

Pacquiao dominates Broner in unanimous decision win

The 40-year-old Filipino multiple world champion was quicker and more accurate as he took his career record to 61-7-2.