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Ruiz says pressure all on Joshua ahead of Saudi rematch

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr said Monday that all the pressure will be on dethroned champion Anthony Joshua in their contentious showdown in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz, who was born in the United States but fights as a Mexican, caused one of boxing’s biggest upsets …

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It is Mo Farah vs Gebrselassie – off the track

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics icons Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in an escalating dispute just days away from the London Marathon with claims of robbery and an alleged assault at the heart of the row. Britain’s quadruple Olympic champion Farah, aiming to win Sunday’s race, …

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Wilder still hopes for Joshua as Fury eyes rematch

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Deontay Wilder still hopes to face Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification bout but is happy to hand rival Tyson Fury a rematch following their epic draw. Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title belt on Saturday after a thrilling 12-round battle ended in …

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Depression made Fury ‘want to die’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British boxer Tyson Fury has revealed that suffering from depression meant he “wanted to die so bad”. The 30-year-old, who faces Deontay Wilder for the American’s World Boxing Council heavyweight title in Los Angeles on December 1, also had problems with drug addiction and …

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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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