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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 ...

/ Mar 5, 2017

Bellew stuns heavyweight Haye

Tony Bellew caused a huge upset by moving up to the heavyweight class and stopping an injured David Haye in the 11th round in a gripping, all-British fight at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Haye, in the third bout of his boxing comeback, appeared ...

/ 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 ...

/ Feb 22, 2017

Omori to fight for WBO bantamweight title

Japanese seventh-ranked challenger Shohei Omori will get a crack at Filipino champion Marlon Tapales for the WBO bantamweight title at Osaka’s Edion Arena on April 23, his WOZ gym announced on Wednesday. Omori, 24, will be taking his first shot at a world title ...

Mayweather quashes fight rumors

/ Feb 15, 2017

Mayweather quashes fight rumors

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has shot down rumors of a deal to fight martial arts star Conor McGregor, insisting he is content to remain retired. The 39-year old American took to his social media Instagram account late Tuesday, telling his fans that he wanted to ...

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

/ Feb 10, 2017

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was named the 2016 Boxer of the Year on Friday by the Japan Boxing Commission. Yamanaka, who also won the annual award three years ago, is second only to former WBA light flyweight champ Yoko Gushiken (13) in ...