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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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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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Alvarez outpoints Cotto, captures world title – Vargas stops Miura to take super feather belt

Las Vegas, Nov 22, (AFP): Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez captured the vacant World Boxing Council middleweight title Saturday with a unanimous decision victory over Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto. Judges awarded Alvarez the verdict by scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111, the Mexican improving to 46-1-1 while Cotto fell to 40-5. …

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Unbeaten Golovkin pummels Lemieux to unify titles – Nicaragua’s Gonzalez retains WBC flyweight belt

NEW YORK, Oct 18, (AFP): Gennady Golovkin looked dynamic in his coming out party Saturday and now says he wants to rule the suddenly resurgent middleweight division and make boxing history at the same time. “I am happy I gave my friends and fans a big show,” said Golovkin after …

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