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Mayweather ready to clash with McGregor

/ Mar 12, 2017

Mayweather ready to clash with McGregor

Retired unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says that when it comes to a possible big-money fight with Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, he is “out of retirement.” In a posting on the MMA website, the 40-year-old American said he wants to ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Global boxing tournament proposed

Organizers of a new $50 million boxing tournament unveiled plans Thursday for the World Boxing Super Series, a September-to-May event with two weight classes of fighters chasing the Muhammad Ali Trophy. While developers were hopeful of a Champions League-style event, using top talent to ...

/ Mar 1, 2017

Odaira stopped in bid for WBA minimumweight title

Japanese challenger Go Odaira failed in his bid to dethrone Thai champion Knockout CP Freshmart on Wednesday, losing by technical knockout in their WBA minimumweight title match. Freshmart, 26, stopped 15th-ranked Odaira when he sent him to the canvas with a flurry of punches ...

Fukuhara claims WBO minimumweight interim title

/ Feb 26, 2017

Fukuhara claims WBO minimumweight interim title

Tatsuya Fukuhara defeated top-ranked Mexican Moises Calleros to become the WBO minimumweight interim champion on Sunday. Second-ranked Fukuhara deployed left-handed body blows to good effect and outfought his opponent to score a 2-1 decision at Matsushima All Round Center. “It was a tough fight ...

/ Feb 25, 2017

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, the late fighter’s hometown, that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, ...

Pacquiao, Khan in talks for upcoming fight

/ Feb 23, 2017

Pacquiao, Khan in talks for upcoming fight

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was “in negotiations” to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout. “My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Further announcements coming ...

'God's Left' readies for title defense

/ Feb 23, 2017

'God's Left' readies for title defense

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Shinsuke Yamanaka has an intriguing nickname, “God’s Left,” given to him because of the devastating blows he delivers with his left hand, which everyone, including upcoming opponent Carlos Carlson, surely recognizes as his signature weapon. But the unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion’s left might be ...