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More Sports / Boxing Sep 28, 2018

HBO to end live boxing broadcasts after 45 years

HBO is walking away from professional boxing after 45 years of live fight programming, the U.S. cable network confirmed Thursday. HBO's long association with the sport began in 1973 when it carried George Foreman's stunning knockout of reigning heavyweight world champion Joe Frazier. The network pioneered ...

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand refused pro boxing license

Soccer May 3, 2018

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand refused pro boxing license

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand said Thursday he was "disappointed" after being refused a professional license by British boxing authorities. Ferdinand, coached by former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall, was being backed by betting company Betfair as part of the "Defender to ...

Boxing legend Gushiken inspires younger Okinawa generation

National Jul 7, 2017

Boxing legend Gushiken inspires younger Okinawa generation

Yoko Gushiken, a boxing legend who hails from Okinawa, hopes young people from prefecture will be brave enough to take on any challenge and succeed in any field. "I had been fighting 120 percent for Okinawa," Gushiken said in a recent interview, recalling the days ...

Editorials Jun 6, 2016

An icon passes on

Muhammed Ali called himself "the Greatest," and by the time of his passing many in the world would agree.