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May 14, 2014

Kameda eyes Vegas fight

WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda is expected to make his second title defense this summer in Las Vegas against top-ranked Pungluang Sor Singyu of Thailand. According to informed sources on Wednesday, Kameda is scheduling to fight July 12 in the Nevada city. He was ...

Stiverne takes WBC title on TKO

May 11, 2014

Stiverne takes WBC title on TKO

Bermane Stiverne completed his long journey to a heavyweight title with one more punishing victory. Stiverne stopped Chris Arreola in the sixth round Saturday night, claiming the WBC heavyweight title belt vacated by Vitali Klitschko. Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) dropped Arreola twice in the ...

May 7, 2014

Takayama defends IBF minimumweight title

IBF minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama successfully defended his title for the second time with a unanimous decision against 10th-ranked Shin Ono on Wednesday. Takayama sent Ono to the canvas in the 10th and 12th rounds at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum and victory saw him improve ...

May 4, 2014

Mayweather triumphs after Maidana scare

Argentina’s Marcos Maidana came close to one of the bigger upsets in recent boxing history on Saturday as he took the fight right up to Floyd Mayweather Jr. for 12 tough rounds, before losing a majority decision. Mayweather, regarded as the world’s best fighter ...

Mayweather works hard to sell $32 million payday

May 3, 2014

Mayweather works hard to sell $32 million payday

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is enough of a businessman to know his latest fight would be a tough sell, especially after setting records with Canelo Alvarez his last time out. But sell he must, even though oddsmakers and nearly everyone else give Marcos Maidana little ...

Apr 25, 2014

JBC nixes Kameda Gym license request

The Japan Boxing Commission said Friday it has rejected a fresh request from the Kameda Gym to renew the licenses of its chairman Shinji Yoshii and manager Satoshi Shima. The JBC had announced in February it would not permit the renewal of the licenses ...

Hasegawa falls to Martinez in IBF super bantamweight title bout

Apr 23, 2014

Hasegawa falls to Martinez in IBF super bantamweight title bout

Challenger Hozumi Hasegawa missed out on becoming only the second Japanese boxer after Koki Kameda to win world titles in three different divisions on Wednesday, when he was beaten by IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez of Spain. The 33-year-old Hasegawa lost by technical ...

Boxer Carter passes away

Apr 21, 2014

Boxer Carter passes away

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from ...

Murata to face Nerio in fourth pro fight

Apr 14, 2014

Murata to face Nerio in fourth pro fight

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will take on Mexico’s Jesus Angel Nerio on May 22 in his fourth professional bout, his promotional team announced Monday. It will be a special event for Murata, who has gone 3-0 since turning pro last summer, because he returns ...

Apr 14, 2014

Klitschko braced for 'pure violence'

Wladimir Klitschko says he expects “pure violence” when he defends his world heavyweight titles against Australia’s Alex Leapai. Klitschko, 38, will be defending his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against the 34-year-old Leapai, who has vowed to “go to war” with the reigning ...

Bradley, Pacquiao looking to settle score

Apr 12, 2014

Bradley, Pacquiao looking to settle score

Timothy Bradley never imagined he would have to avenge a victory. When the welterweight champion defeated Manny Pacquiao two years ago on two injured feet, he thought for an instant that he had reached the pinnacle of boxing. He hadn’t even left the MGM ...

Inoue captures world title in sixth pro bout

Apr 7, 2014

Inoue captures world title in sixth pro bout

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Phenom Naoya Inoue, nicknamed “the Monster” for his unparalleled talent and considered the next big thing in Japanese professional boxing, took his first step toward greatness on Sunday night. The 20-year-old defeated champion Adrian Hernandez of Mexico with a sixth-round technical knockout and became ...