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Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport earlier this month. Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, ...

Feb 22, 2017

Omori to fight for WBO bantamweight title

Japanese seventh-ranked challenger Shohei Omori will get a crack at Filipino champion Marlon Tapales for the WBO bantamweight title at Osaka’s Edion Arena on April 23, his WOZ gym announced on Wednesday. Omori, 24, will be taking his first shot at a world title ...

Mayweather quashes fight rumors

Feb 15, 2017

Mayweather quashes fight rumors

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has shot down rumors of a deal to fight martial arts star Conor McGregor, insisting he is content to remain retired. The 39-year old American took to his social media Instagram account late Tuesday, telling his fans that he wanted to ...

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

Feb 10, 2017

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was named the 2016 Boxer of the Year on Friday by the Japan Boxing Commission. Yamanaka, who also won the annual award three years ago, is second only to former WBA light flyweight champ Yoko Gushiken (13) in ...

Super bantamweight Kubo gets first shot at world title

Feb 10, 2017

Super bantamweight Kubo gets first shot at world title

Shun Kubo will face Venezuelan champion Nehomar Cermeno for the WBA super bantamweight world title, his Shinsei Gym announced on Friday. The 26-year-old Kubo, ranked ninth, will be taking his first shot at a world title at Osaka’s Edion Arena on April 9. “I ...

Feb 1, 2017

South Korean boxing legends to fight on disputed island

Two aging South Korean boxing legends will stage a fight on a remote island disputed by Tokyo and Seoul, organizers said Wednesday, as diplomatic tensions mount between the Asian neighbors. Former World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight champion Chang Jung-koo, 53, will clash with ...

Inoue ready to ascend on global boxing scene

Jan 26, 2017

Inoue ready to ascend on global boxing scene

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Naoya Inoue, arguably Japan’s most promising boxing star, has his sights set on a lofty goal for 2017: to become a bigger global star. The unbeaten WBO super flyweight champion said that he wouldn’t hesitate to fight against the weight division’s best boxers in ...

Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand's Tawatchai

Jan 20, 2017

Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand's Tawatchai

Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda will return to the Japanese ring on March 10 in an IBF super bantamweight non-title bout against Mike Tawatchai of Thailand, Kyoei Gym announced Friday. “I’m glad I can fight in Japan. I’d like to put in a ...