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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 ...

Jul 7, 2015

WBO strips Mayweather of welterweight title

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday. Mayweather, who improved to 48-0 by beating Pacquiao in May, missed ...

Gushiken comes to terms with boxing legacy

Jul 2, 2015

Gushiken comes to terms with boxing legacy


It was a long fight for Yoko Gushiken to find life after boxing. Or rather, to find his life was all about boxing, after all. It took his induction last month into the International Boxing Hall of Fame — an honor only two other ...

Jun 30, 2015

De La Hoya won't return to the ring

Oscar De La Hoya will not come out of retirement to fight again at age 42, the 1992 Olympic lightweight champion announcing Monday on his Facebook page that he has hung up the gloves for good. It was only a week ago when De ...

Jun 23, 2015

De La Hoya mulls return to ring

Oscar De La Hoya, boxing’s former “Golden Boy” who retired in 2008, is considering a comeback at age 42, telling ESPN Monday he is 50-50 on a ring return. In a report on the sports television network’s website, De la Hoya said that he ...

Ward batters Smith in long-awaited return

Jun 21, 2015

Ward batters Smith in long-awaited return

Andre Ward made a triumphant return to the ring and delighted his home crowd when he stopped England’s Paul Smith in the ninth round Saturday night in a non-title fight. “It took some time to get the ring rust off,” Ward said. “I started ...

Jun 15, 2015

Gushiken, Oba inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

Yoko Gushiken, the WBA light flyweight champion from 1976-81, and Masao Oba, who was the WBA flyweight champion when he died in a road accident in 1973 aged just 23, were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday. Okinawa native Gushiken ...