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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand refused pro boxing license

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

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 ...

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.