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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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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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Holyfield, Barrera head Boxing Hall of Fame class – Tapia, Lewis, Roth to be inducted

CANASTOTA, NY, Dec 7, (AP): As the youngest of nine children, Evander Holyfield never had a chance when he was a kid. “I got beat by everybody in my family. They beat me in everything,” Holyfield said. “I learned how to win. It’s in my DNA. I changed that into …

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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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