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Boxer Harrison hangs up gloves

Former boxing golden boy Audley Harrison is to retire for the second time in his career due to problems associated with head injuries sustained in the ring. The Englishman, who ...

Mar 16, 2015

Pacquiao takes random drug test

Manny Pacquiao was given a random drug test Saturday, only two days after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency revealed the Filipino boxing icon and his opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr. had agreed to Olympic-style testing. A report on GMA News in Pacquiao’s homeland detailed that he ...

Mar 12, 2015

IBF minimumweight champion Takayama set for title defense on April 22

IBF minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama announced Thursday he will make his first title defense against Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr in Osaka on April 22. The fight at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum will be part of a world doubleheader, with Kazuto Ioka taking on WBA flyweight ...

Mar 9, 2015

Murata to fight seventh pro bout in May

London Olympic champion Ryota Murata will face the WBO’s Douglas Ataide of Brazil in a nontitle match as the WBC No. 8 contender at Ota Ward General Gymnasium on May 1, the Teiken Boxing Gym announced Monday. Murata will be fighting in his seventh ...

Mar 7, 2015

WBA pressures Kameda, Kono

The World Boxing Association has ordered champion Kohei Kono and second-ranked Koki Kameda to begin negotiations for their mandatory super flyweight title fight. The championships committee, chaired by Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, announced the decision on Thursday. The parties have 30 days to reach an ...

Mar 6, 2015

Yaegashi aims for another shot at title

Akira Yaegashi, who lost his bid for the WBC light flyweight crown at the end of last year, said Friday he wants another crack at a world title. “I have been vague about whether or not I would quit but I’m going to aim ...

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Mar 2, 2015

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Kazuto Ioka will take on WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco in a bid to claim a title at his third weight category on April 22 at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum, the Ioka Boxing Gym announced Monday. “I am going at this like it is ...

Feb 28, 2015

Ikeyama defends WBO atomweight title

WBO atomweight champion Nao Ikeyama rewrote her own record as the oldest fighter in Japan to successfully defend a title with a unanimous decision over challenger Norj Guro of the Philippines on Saturday. Ikeyama, who is 45 years, 5 months, won her second title ...

Feb 24, 2015

Boxer Inoue's title defense postponed after hand injury

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue will have his scheduled first title defense in May postponed after injuring his right hand, his Ohashi Boxing Gym said Tuesday. According to the gym, Inoue, 21, injured his right fist in his match against Argentina’s Omar Narvaez, ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao to fight May 2

Feb 21, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao to fight May 2

The Fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online. ...

Koseki retains WBC atomweight title

Feb 19, 2015

Koseki retains WBC atomweight title

WBC atomweight champion Momo Koseki scored a second-round knockout of Aisah Alico of the Philippines to successfully defend her title for the 15th time on Thursday. Koseki, who stopped her opponent at 1 minute, 29 seconds of the second round at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall, ...