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Golovkin suffers first loss of pro career as Alvarez prevails

‘If the people want another round, I’ll do it again’ LAS VEGAS, Sept 16, (AFP): Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another …

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Alvarez shocks Kovalev in 7th to claim light heavyweight title

Alvarez shocks Kovalev in 7th to claim light heavyweight title NEW YORK, Aug 5, (AFP): Unbeaten Eleider Alvarez stunned Sergey Kovalev on Saturday, knocking the Russian champion down three times in the seventh round to capture the World Boxing Organization light heavyweight title. Alvarez hit Kovalev with a powerful combination …

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Whyte keeps world title dream alive with gritty win over Parker

Garcia overpowers Easter to unify lightweight belts LONDON, July 29, (AFP): Briton Dillian Whyte’s once unlikely dream of a tilt at a world heavyweight title after a violent and troubled childhood moved a step closer on Saturday with a unanimous points win over New Zealand’s former world champion Joseph Parker. …

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‘Smoking hot’ Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Filipino Tepora stops Ortega to win featherweight world crown KUALA LUMPUR, July 15, (Agencies): Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first knockout win since 2009. It was a dominant, devastating display as “smoking hot” Pacquiao …

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Pacquiao eyes next fight in May or June

MANILA, March 6, (AFP): Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said his next opponent would be either world champion Lucas Matthysse or Danny Garcia in Malaysia in May or June, after rejecting an undercard offer to face Mike Alvarado. Pacquiao told ABS-CBN television in an interview aired Tuesday that his camp …

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Kuwait Boxing and Weightlifting Federation open doors to women

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: Chairperson of the interim committee managing the Federation of Boxing and Weightlifting Muhammad Mansi Al-Enezi affirmed that the federation has opened its doors for women to join in the technical agencies for weightlifting through a coaching course that kicked-off recently with 16 trainees, including three Kuwaiti …

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Cotto’s farewell bout ends in unanimous decision loss to Ali – Vargas defends title over Negrete in bloody brawl

NEW YORK, Dec 3, (AP): This wasn’t the way Miguel Cotto planned to leave boxing. Sadam Ali ruined the Garden party for Cotto on Saturday night, sending the Puerto Rican star into retirement with 12-round defeat by unanimous decision. It was a matchup of a Brooklynite and an adopted New …

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India’s Kom makes triumphant comeback with 5th Asian gold – Wilder willing to fight Joshua in UK

NEW DELHI, Nov 8, (AFP): India’s Mary Kom made a triumphant comeback on Wednesday, taking her fifth gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships — a win she dedicated to those who stuck by her after many had written her off. The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, who defeated North …

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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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