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Booming super league culture makes India’s sports market sizzle – ‘Gladiators in the ring’

NEW DELHI, Sept 19, (AFP): Boxing, badminton, poker, pool – every sport imaginable is rebranding in India as a “super” or “pro” franchise-based competition chasing a slice of an emerging billion-dollar entertainment market dominated by cricket’s Indian Premier League. The star-studded Twenty20 tournament has inspired a raft of glitzy new …

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Philippine fighters at risk in brain scan scam – 150 boxers banned for falsifying results

MANILA, Aug 15, (AFP): A total of 150 professional boxers in the Philippines have been banned for falsifying brain scan results aimed at detecting serious head injuries in the sport, regulators said Tuesday. The government has been imposing strict medical testing procedures following the deaths of several Filipino boxers from …

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Pacquiao loses contentious WBO title fight to Horn – Critics slam it as hometown decision

BRISBANE, Australia, July 2, (AP): It went all the way and ended in a contentiously bitter loss, the opposite of what Manny Pacquiao’s handlers predicted for his WBO welterweight world title fight against Jeff Horn. Pacquiao’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach tipped a “short and sweet” knockout win for the 11-time …

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Taboos KO’d by Pakistan’s mother-daughter boxing duo – Support inspires Aziz & Banu to new heights

KARACHI, Oct 31, (AFP): Slim, powerful, and with an unwavering gaze, 19-year-old Razia Banu jabs at the face of her opponent — her own mother, a widow inspired to join her daughter in smashing taboos in Pakistan’s sultry port city Karachi. Mother and daughter are both dressed in loose athletic …

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Wilder ready to take frustration out on Arreola

LOS ANGELES, July 15, (Agencies): Unbeaten Deontay Wilder, robbed of his scheduled heavyweight world title defence against Alexander Povetkin in May, is ready to take his frustration out on challenger Chris Arreola on Saturday. “I’ve wanted to hit somebody since May,” said Wilder, who was training in Britain to face …

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Pacquiao wins farewell ‘fight’ against Bradley – Fighting congressman delivers vintage performance

LAS VEGAS, April 10, (AFP): Manny Pacquiao crowned his 21-year professional career with an emphatic victory over Tim Bradley Saturday, delivering a vintage performance before saying a farewell to boxing. Pacquiao — fighting for the first time since his defeat to Floyd Mayweather last May in the “Fight of the …

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Pakistan women boxers make history – Bano’s hopes of winning a medal cut short

SHILLONG, India, Feb 14, (AFP): Three Pakistani women are making history this weekend as they step into the boxing ring at the South Asian Games in India, the first time the conservative Muslim nation has fielded women boxers internationally. Khoushleem Bano, Rukhsana Parveen and Sofia Javed say to achieve their …

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Racism exists in boxing: Mayweather – ‘I’m not a racist’ 

LOS ANGELES, Jan 6, (AFP): Floyd Mayweather says “racism still exists in the sport of boxing” and he cited UFC champion Ronda Rousey’s name in an attempt to bolster his argument. Mayweather also mentioned unified WBA, IBF, WBC and IBO champ Gennady Golovkin and former Olympic gold medallist Andre Ward …

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US Olympic boxers struggling with cuts

RENO, Nevada, Dec 11, (AP): Antonio Vargas never had a cut in his boxing life until blood trickled down his forehead Wednesday during his most important bout. The touted flyweight fought through the surprise and pain, but his Olympic dreams were imperiled when he lost a split decision at the …

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