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Light Fly Miiro maintain’s Uganda’s fine boxing tradition

?? Juma Miiro to face Indian opponent in Friday final. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Light-Flyweight Juma Miiro entered the 2018 Commonwealth Games medal bracket on Tuesday as Ugandan boxing continued a glorious tradition that started in 1958. By defeating Kenya’s Shaffi Hassan on split points, with three of the five …

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Joshua calls out Wilder after breezing past Parker

Cardiff, United Kingdom | AFP | Anthony Joshua called for a heavyweight unification fight with Deontay Wilder, saying it was “not time to sit back and enjoy the ride”, after beating Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday. Joshua added Parker’s World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title to his International Boxing Federation …

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Joshua laughs off Parker’s drug taunts

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand’s Joseph Parker he is the “king of steroids” ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout. The two boxers will meet in Cardiff on March 31, with Joshua, a London 2012 Olympic gold medallist, looking …

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Floyd Mayweather wins with 10th round TKO

Fifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregor Las Vegas, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage here Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory. Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had emerged from a two-year retirement to take …

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LIVE: TV demand forces delay of Mayweather-McGregor

Las Vegas, United States | AFP |  A surge in pay-per-view television demand forced a delay to the start of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s Las Vegas superfight on Saturday. A statement from Showtime Sports said the start of the fight, due to begin at around 9pm local time had …

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Klitschko’s retirement ends Joshua rematch hopes

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Ukraine’s former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday to scupper any hopes of a November rematch against Britain’s Anthony Joshua. Hamburg-based Klitschko, 41, hangs up his gloves as one of the all-time greats of the ring after a nine-and-a-half …

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‘King Kong’ wins gold for Uganda at African boxing champs

Welterweight Muzamir ‘King Kong’ Kakande won his final fight Sunday as Uganda ended the AIBA African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville with a gold and two silver medals. It is Uganda’s first gold in a major boxing tournament in 13 years. Uganda national champion Kakande beat Mauritian Merven Clair on …

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