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McDonnell beats Kameda to defend bantamweight title

Sep 7, 2015

McDonnell beats Kameda to defend bantamweight title

Jamie McDonnell successfully defended his WBA bantamweight title Sunday, knocking down Tomoki Kameda in the 12th round en route to a unanimous decision. The 29-year-old McDonnell improved to 27-2-1 with his second straight victory over Kameda. The English fighter took the title from Kameda ...

Kameda makes weight for McDonnell title rematch

Sep 6, 2015

Kameda makes weight for McDonnell title rematch

Tomoki Kameda, the youngest of the three boxing Kameda brothers, and WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell of Britain both made weight on Saturday, a day ahead of their title rematch. Both fighters needed just one try to make weight, with both checking in at ...

Sep 5, 2015

Mayweather invites female football coach to fight

Jen Welter, who blazed a trail for women as a coaching intern with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, confirmed Friday she’s accepted Floyd Mayweather’s invitation to his fight against Andre Berto. “Yes the rumors are true,” Welter tweeted after TMZ reported Mayweather’s invitation. “Looking forward ...

Mayweather reaffirms plan to retire

Sep 3, 2015

Mayweather reaffirms plan to retire

Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as ‘The Best Ever’, when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with a welterweight title defense against Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely expected, he ...

Aug 31, 2015

Kono, Kameda to square off in title bout

WBA super flyweight champion Kohei Kono will take on second-ranked Koki Kameda on Oct. 16 in Chicago, the Watanabe Boxing Gym announced Monday. The WBA ordered both camps to hold a mandatory world title match in March, but Kameda, along with his two younger ...

Aug 28, 2015

Takayama to defend IBF title against Thai challenger

Katsunari Takayama on Friday announced he will make the second defense of his IBF minimumweight world title in Osaka next month. Takayama, who defeated Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. in his first title defense in April, will take on 12th-ranked compatriot Ryuji Hara at Osaka ...

Aug 20, 2015

Putin offers citizenship to boxer Roy Jones Jr.

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered citizenship to U.S. former world champion boxer Roy Jones Jr. during a meeting in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed from Ukraine. Jones, 46, told Putin he enjoys visiting Russia, although it would be easier if he had a ...

Aug 6, 2015

WBA flyweight champ Ioka to face Sosa in title defense

Kazuto Ioka will defend his WBA flyweight crown on Sept. 27, his gym said Thursday. Ioka, who has won world titles in three weight classes, will take on Argentina’s Roberto Domingo Sosa at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. “I want to prove myself as the strongest ...

Aug 6, 2015

McDonnell-Kameda title rematch set for Sept. 6

A rematch of the WBA world bantamweight title fight between Tomoki Kameda and current champion Jamie McDonnell of England has been set for Sept. 6 in Corpus Christi, Texas, according to a report by England’s Sky Sports. McDonnell will be making his third title ...