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Pacquiao Lighter For Las Vegas Return Vs Broner

Filipino star Manny Pacquiao tipped the scales half a pound lighter for his WBA welterweight title bout against Adrien Broner. A trim-looking Pacquiao, who faces Broner at Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight, weighed in at exactly 146 pounds. Broner, who is determined to wreck what will be Pacquiao’s first fight on US soil since 2016, came in at 146.5 …

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Amir Khan Takes On Another Hugely Difficult Opponent

Amir Khan can’t be accused of turning down a challenge. Well, besides one challenge that has loomed for almost a decade in the form of domestic rival Kell Brook. But the fight has fallen through yet again as Khan once more opts to go Stateside. The 32-year-old spent most of his career at lightweight and light-welterweight before moving up to …

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TJ Doheny Discovers Opponent For First World Title Defence

Portlaoise’s TJ Doheny will ring in the New Year with a defence of his IBF super bantamweight title. The 20-0 pugilist won the belt with a unanimous decision win over Ryosuke Iwasa in August of last year. He earned the nod from the judges in Tokyo, no less. While his next opponent also hails from Japan, Doheny’s next bout will …

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Katie Taylor Secures Title Unification Bout For Paddy’s Day Weekend

It will be a memorable holiday weekend in March as Katie Taylor embarks on what’s sure to be a colossal 2019. Within her first nine professional fights, Taylor captured both the WBA and IBF lightweight titles. Having defended them three times in wins over Kimberly Connor, Cindy Serrano and Eva Wahlstrom in 2018, Taylor now has the opportunity to claim a third …

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Floyd Mayweather Relaxed Ahead Of NYE Tenshin Showdown

US boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather said Saturday his focus was on entertaining the fans during his New Year’s Eve fight with Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa near Tokyo. The 41-year-old unbeaten champion has been tempted out of retirement – again – for a one-off “exhibition” in Saitama, north of Tokyo, against “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa, a fighter more than half …

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ITV Herald PBC Deal With Pacquiao Vs Broner Cracker

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ITV announced earlier this month that a deal to exclusively broadcast Premier Boxing Champions events on UK television had been reached. The agreement with the mystical Al Haymon’s promotion includes PBC events set to take place in the UK, but also involves the best of the action Stateside. The deal begins on January 13 as José Uzcátegui defends his IBF super middleweight …

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Adonis Stevenson Out Of Coma, Girlfriend Says

Former light-heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson has come out of a coma three weeks after a knockout loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk, the fighter’s girlfriend said Saturday. Simone “Sisi” God, issued a statement via social media saying the fighter was awake. “Despite recent reports being leaked to media, I wanted to clarify that Adonis is awake,” God said. “He is healing …

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Dillian Whyte Earns Brutal KO Win In Chisora Rematch

Dillian Whyte ended his rivalry with Dereck Chisora to stake his claim for a rematch with Anthony Joshua. Whyte edged out a split decision win when the two last met, but Chisora, who looked to be in his best shape to-date, was fancied by some to even the score at the O2 Arena. And it was indeed ‘Del Boy’ who …

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Michael Conlan Wins First Belt As A Professional Boxer

Michael Conlan has captured the WBO Inter-Continental featherweight title. The vacant belt was up for grabs in Manchester as Conlan took on Jason Cunningham of Doncaster. Ultimately, the Olympic silver medallist won the fight in a unanimous decision blowout. The judges at ringside scored the fight 97-92, 97-92 and 98-92, including a points deduction in round six for Conlan due to …

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Promoter Says Stevenson Unconscious, Needs Help To Breathe

Former world light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson remains unconscious with mechanical aid to breathe in intensive care after a knockout loss three weeks ago, promoter Yvon Michel says. In a story link posted on his Twitter account and comments to the Montreal Gazette, Michel said Stevenson has not improved since doctors sedated him and put him on a medical ventilator to …

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Canadian Boxer Stevenson Suffered ‘Severe Traumatic Brain Injury’: Hospital

Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson suffered a “severe traumatic brain injury” and remains in intensive care, his doctors said Wednesday, days after the fighter lost his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title to Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The 41-year-old underwent surgery after the Saturday fight, and “his situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical,” said doctor Alexis Turgeon. Turgeon noted …

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Adonis Stevenson Reportedly In Medically Induced Coma

Adonis Stevenson suffered his first defeat in eight and a half years last night. While the eyes of the boxing world were on proceedings in Los Angeles between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, Stevenson was in action against title challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk. In defending his WBC light-heavyweight title for the tenth time, the Canadian lost by knockout to the Ukrainian in …

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Roach Reunites With Pacquiao For January Fight: Report

Veteran trainer Freddie Roach has agreed to reunite with Manny Pacquiao for the Filipino fighter’s bout with Adrien Broner in January, it was reported on Wednesday. A Sports Illustrated report, citing a text message from Roach, said he had agreed to work with Pacquiao again following late-night talks with the fighter on Tuesday. “Manny reached out directly,” Roach was quoted …

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Usyk Ends Bellew’s Career With KO To Defend Cruiserweight Titles

Tony Bellew vowed to retire from boxing after Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk defended his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO cruiserweight titles with an eighth-round knockout of the Brit in Manchester on Saturday. Roared on by a passionate home crowd, Bellew started brightly and was ahead on two of the three judges scorecards when the fight was stopped. But Usyk, who has …

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Boxing Body Vote Could See Sport Thrown Out Of Olympics

The congress of the scandal-hit International Amateur Boxing Federation (AIBA) that begins in Moscow on Friday may be a turning point for the sport and its future in the Olympics. Gafur Rakhimov, an Uzbek who has been linked to organised crime by the US Treasury Department, is one of two candidates standing for the position of AIBA president at the …

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Jason Quigley Overcomes Tough Challenge In NABF Title Defence

Irishman Jason Quigley was in action Stateside on Thursday night. While he maintained his undefeated professional record, the 27-year-old was given a tricky time of it by Freddy Hernandez. Quigley was expected to beat Hernandez handily, though the Mexican is a former IBA welterweight champion in his own right. Six losses in the 39-year-old’s last ten fights pitched against Quigley’s …

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