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Boxing on the ropes as IOC weighs Olympic future

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing was fighting for its Olympic future Friday as top officials decide whether to punish the sport’s governing body, which is on the ropes over finances, judging and its controversial leader. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made clear that boxing’s future at the Tokyo …

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Somalia holds first boxing competition since civil war

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somalia has held its first boxing competition in more than three decades, with young fighters in the conflict-torn nation dreaming of a career in international rings. The three-day lightweight boxing competition that wrapped up Sunday took place in the capital Mogadishu, where athletes squared off …

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Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Amir Khan’s first bout in a British ring for five years saw him knock out Canada’s Phil Lo Greco in a mere 39 seconds on Saturday. The 31-year-old British boxer had not fought anywhere for two years since being beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez …

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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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