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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 ...

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 ...

Super bantamweight Kubo gets first shot at world title

Feb 10, 2017

Super bantamweight Kubo gets first shot at world title

Shun Kubo will face Venezuelan champion Nehomar Cermeno for the WBA super bantamweight world title, his Shinsei Gym announced on Friday. The 26-year-old Kubo, ranked ninth, will be taking his first shot at a world title at Osaka’s Edion Arena on April 9. “I ...

Feb 1, 2017

South Korean boxing legends to fight on disputed island

Two aging South Korean boxing legends will stage a fight on a remote island disputed by Tokyo and Seoul, organizers said Wednesday, as diplomatic tensions mount between the Asian neighbors. Former World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight champion Chang Jung-koo, 53, will clash with ...

Inoue ready to ascend on global boxing scene

Jan 26, 2017

Inoue ready to ascend on global boxing scene

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Naoya Inoue, arguably Japan’s most promising boxing star, has his sights set on a lofty goal for 2017: to become a bigger global star. The unbeaten WBO super flyweight champion said that he wouldn’t hesitate to fight against the weight division’s best boxers in ...

Jan 26, 2017

Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya suspected of DUI

The California Highway Patrol says Hall of Fame boxer Oscar De La Hoya has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Officer Stephan Brandt says De La Hoya’s Land Rover was pulled over for speeding in Pasadena shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Brandt says ...

Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand's Tawatchai

Jan 20, 2017

Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand's Tawatchai

Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda will return to the Japanese ring on March 10 in an IBF super bantamweight non-title bout against Mike Tawatchai of Thailand, Kyoei Gym announced Friday. “I’m glad I can fight in Japan. I’d like to put in a ...

Dec 18, 2016

Kuroki successful in fifth defense of WBC minimumweight title

Yuko Kuroki defended her WBC minimumweight belt for the fifth time on Sunday, defeating former champ Mari Ando by unanimous decision. Kuroki, 25, used her strong left to good effect, sending the 29-year-old Ando to the canvas in the second and fifth rounds. In ...

Smith brings end to Hopkins' long career with TKO in eighth round

Dec 18, 2016

Smith brings end to Hopkins' long career with TKO in eighth round

Joe Smith Jr. stopped Bernard Hopkins 53 seconds into the eighth round of their WBC international light heavyweight title fight Saturday night. Smith used a six-punch combination to send Hopkins through the ropes and on to the floor, effectively ending the 51-year-old’s 28-year boxing ...