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Anthony Joshua is world IBF and WBA heavyweight boxing champion

Joshua defeats Klitschko in world heavyweight epic London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic at Wembley on Saturday, taking victory on an 11th round stoppage. Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF belt but only …

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LIVE: Joshua to play it cool in Klitschko super-fight on now

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s Anthony Joshua says he is prepared to play the waiting game in his world heavyweight super-fight against veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Joshua, 14 years Klitschko’s junior, is expected to attack the 41-year-old with the same explosiveness that …

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BOXING: Briton too good for Uganda’s Katende

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP and Agencies |  A light heavyweight prospect who chose Britain over Ghana to pursue his Olympic dreams clocked the first knock-out of the Rio Games boxing after pulverising his outclassed opponent on Sunday. Joshua Buatsi, 23, who was born in the Ghanaian capital Accra, …

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Legendary boxing coach Dick Katende dead

Legendary boxing coach Dick Katende has passed on. Though the cause of his death is still very much speculative, reports claim he slipped and hit his head on a hard surface at his home in Naguru. The fall turned out to be fatal. In a condolence message, the Uganda Sports …

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Best quotes from Ali memorial service

Louisville, United States | AFP | The following are a selection of key quotes from Friday’s public memorial service honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died last week at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease: Soldier for humanity “Besides being a lot of fun to be around …

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Muhammad Ali cheered in Louisville as world says goodbye

Louisville, United States | AFP | Thousands of people from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics and Muhammad Ali’s native Louisville on Friday said farewell to the boxing legend hailed by Bill Clinton as a “universal soldier for our common humanity.” A poignant memorial service, which began with a Koranic …

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New York names street ‘Muhammad Ali Way’

New York, United States | AFP | New York City on Tuesday renamed a street outside Madison Square Garden “Muhammad Ali Way” after the late boxing legend who headlined a string of fights at the iconic sports arena. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the temporary renaming of West 33rd Street …

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