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Ex-footballer Ferdinand refused pro boxing licence

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand said Thursday he was “disappointed” after being refused a professional licence by British boxing authorities. Ferdinand, coached by former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall, was being backed by betting company Betfair as part of the “Defender …

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Rio Ferdinand launches bid to become pro boxer

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Former England football captain Rio Ferdinand confirmed Tuesday he will train to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt. The 38-year-old former Manchester United star, who retired from football in May 2015, is taking part in online betting …

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Fifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregor

Las Vegas, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor to win their money-spinning superfight by technical knockout here Saturday, securing his place in boxing history to head into retirement with a record 50th straight victory. Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year …

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Mayweather and McGregor bout a farce: Lennox Lewis

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The bout between American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and Irish Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor is not so much a superfight as a farce, said Britain’s former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis on Sunday. Mayweather and McGregor go toe to toe next weekend …

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Mayweather unfazed by ‘dirty’ McGregor

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather has accused Conor McGregor of “fighting dirty” in training but is confident of a clean battle when the two men meet in their August 26 superfight. Mayweather told reporters on a conference call on Thursday he believed mixed martial arts star …

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