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AIBA Bans Ex-Boss For Life With Boxing’s Olympic Future In Peril

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has slapped a life ban on its former boss as the crisis-wracked sport’s Olympic future comes under the spotlight. The AIBA Executive Committee issued a statement Tuesday saying it had decided to ban Taiwanese ex-president CK Wu and former executive director Ho Kim of South Korea for life. An internal power struggle earlier this year …

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Tyson Fury Calls For Four-Round War With Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury has called upon his future opponent Deontay Wilder to indulge him with a war that has no need for the judge’s scorecards.  Based on his inactivity, there has been some who have suggested that a showdown with the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is too far of a step for the lineal champ Fury. Deontay Wilder is a knockout machine and …

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Katie Taylor Honoured As Overseas Boxer Of The Year

Irish world champion boxer Katie Taylor has been honoured by the British Boxing Board of Control as their Overseas Boxer of the Year. Taylor will cap off another fantastic few months by joining the likes of Errol Spence, Vitali Klitschko, Sergey Kovalev and Guillermo Rigondeaux within this exclusive club. Congratulations to @katietaylor who is the British Boxing Board of Control's 2018 Overseas …

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LA’s Staples Center Confirmed To Host Wilder Vs. Fury

World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will stage his December 1 title defence against Britain’s Tyson Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, it was confirmed Thursday. The Los Angeles venue that is best known as the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers NBA teams, had been widely expected to stage the fight. The 21,000-capacity arena …

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Billy Joe Saunders Reportedly Fails Voluntary Drug-Test

Middleweight champion boxer Billy Joe Saunders has reportedly tested positive in a drug-test ahead of his Oct 20. title defence. Saunders had been scheduled to face Demetrius Andrade in Boston but now, it appears as though that fight will be cancelled and his title stripped. The 160lb fighter apparently took a Voluntary Anti-Doping Assocation drug test – something that has …

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HBO Announce Departure From Pro-Boxing Broadcasting

READING, PA - SEPTEMBER 09: Daniel Jacobs (L) punches Sergio Mora during the WBA Middleweight Championship on September 9, 2016 in Reading, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

After a period that lasted 45 years, HBO has announced to the world that they will be stepping away from promoting and broadcasting boxing events. 1973 was the year and the first major bout screened by HBO took place. The young powerhouse that was George Foreman took to the ring, flattening the legendary Joe Frazier – something that would usher …

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Joshua Ready For Wilder But Hearn Issues Delay Warning

Britain’s Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place as it would be “silly not to”. But promoter Eddie Hearn has warned a deal must be agreed quickly if the American is to be Joshua’s next opponent. Joshua successfully defended his IBF, WBA and WBO belts with brutal a seventh-round stoppage of …

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Anthony Joshua Finishes Alexander Povetkin In The 7th Round

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Anthony Joshua put all the marbles on the line against the dangerous Alexander Povetkin at Wembley. A step up from the Carlos Takam’s of the world, the Russian was nonetheless expected to ultimately lose. While he did succumb to the undefeated Olympic gold medallist, he caused some panic for AJ fans. Joshua appeared to be in control in the opener, …

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Wilder Vs. Fury Set For December 1 With A World Tour In October

Britain’s Tyson Fury will challenge Deontay Wilder for the American’s World Boxing Council heavyweight crown on December 1, a statement said Friday. Promoters Haymon Boxing said in a statement reported by US media that Wilder and Fury would meet at a venue to be determined. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Staples Center in Los Angeles was a potential …

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90% Of Bettors Backing Povetkin To Strip Joshua Of Title

Nine out of every 10 bets placed with Betway are in favour of Alexander Povetkin stripping Anthony Joshua of his three world titles at Wembley on Saturday night. It will be the British fighter’s first bout at Wembley since he stopped Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017. Just 10% of punters are lumping on WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion …

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World Heavyweight Champ Stripped Of Belt Following Drugs Fail

World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr has had to call off next week’s title defence, and is set to be stripped of his WBA belt, after testing positive for steroids. The 33-year-old, who was born in Lebanon but lives in Germany, was due to defend his title against American Fres Oquendo, 45, in Cologne on September 29, but the fight is …

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Teddy Atlas & Stephen A. Smith Go Crazy At Canelo/GGG Decision On SportsCenter

Another Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight, another controversial decision. The first fight last year saw a split draw given after twelve rounds, with Canelo, who was somehow awarded a 118-110 win by judge Adelaide Byrd, then testing positive for Clenbuterol. Last night’s rematch surpassed it for quality with superb, high-level action throughout, but it matched the first bout …

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Watch: David Lemieux Crumples Spike O’Sullivan In One Round

It didn’t long for the former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux to get his man out of there as he TKO’d Spike O’Sullivan in round one. Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way and to be honest, it was a tough night at the office for Cork’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan. Facing fearsome puncher David Lemieux, O’Sullivan was pressured from the …

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Canelo Alvarez Hands GGG His First Loss In Pulsating Rematch

Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch.  Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the T-Mobile Arena, one year after they had fought to a controversial draw at the same venue. …

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Carl Frampton’s December Title Challenge Confirmed

A tough end-of-year contest awaits Carl Frampton if he is to claim the IBF featherweight title. The Belfast man currently holds the WBO interim belt, and will now challenge for the full IBF title on December 22, when he faces Josh Warrington. Since his sole defeat to Leo Santa Cruz in January of last year, Frampton has fought exclusively on …

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