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Injury costs Fury title fight

Hughie Fury Hughie Fury, the cousin of controversial former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has withdrawn from his WBO heavyweight title bout with New Zealander Joseph Parker because of an unspecified injury. The 22-year-old Fury — who has an unblemished record of 20 wins including 10 by knockout — had been due to fight title-holder Parker, also unbeaten, in Auckland …

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‘Being a boxer you have to be a man of the people’

England’s Anthony Joshua clebrates beating USA’s Eric Molina during the IBF World Heavyweight Championship boxing match in Manchester, north-west England on December 10, 2016.<br />Paul ELLIS / AFP Anthony Joshua has never lost a professional fight and he’s won every bout with a knock-out. But in two weeks he faces the fearsome Wladimir Klitschko, aka Dr Steelhammer. Should he be …

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Okolie, Kelly, Cordina added to Klitschko-Joshua undercard

England’s Anthony Joshua clebrates beating USA’s Eric Molina during the IBF World Heavyweight Championship boxing match in Manchester, north-west England on December 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS Three Olympians have been added to a huge pay-per-view undercard. Lawrence Okolie, Josh Kelly and Joe Cordina have, it was announced yesterday, been given the golden opportunity to box at …

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Pacquiao-Horn fight gets Aussie greenlight

PHOTO:AFP Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s fight with Australia’s Jeff Horn was confirmed by promoters Sunday, ending lengthy speculation about the bout. The 38-year-old Filipino’s camp announced last week in Manila that the “Pac-Man” would get into the ring with Horn on July 2 in Brisbane, but it was not backed by Australian promoters. “After months of speculation, I …

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Joshua’s strength no guarantee of success, says Klitschko

AFP Photo/John MacDougall ‘This is sweet science, the ice is thin’ Wladimir Klitschko believes Anthony Joshua is taking false confidence from his muscular build into their world heavyweight title fight, reports eurosport.co.uk.He also insists their April 29 date at Wembley has not come too early in Joshua’s career and does not want to hear claims to the contrary after the …

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Foreman sees Joshua as favourite against Klitschko

Britain’s Anthony Joshua (L) and Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko. PHOTO: AFP Boxing legend George Foreman says Britain’s Anthony Joshua is his favourite to win this month’s clash of the heavyweight giants against Wladimir Klitschko. “If I were a gambler, I’d see Joshua as a 6-5 favourite. So I’d put him just in front,” the 68-year-old Foreman told German magazine Sport Bild. …

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Philippines’ Pacquiao ‘to fight’ Horn July 2 in Brisbane

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 13, 2017 shows Philippine boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao arriving for a senate session in Manila. Pacquiao is back in talks for a possible fight with unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn, the Filipino world champion’s adviser said March 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is …

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Bash Ali in court for allegedly ‘trespassing’ into Dalung’s office

A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted N100,000 bail to a famed Nigerian boxer, Bashiru Ali, popularly known as Bash Ali, docked for alleged criminal trespass.‎‎The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, ordered the defendant to provide one surety in like sum that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. He adjourned the case till June 15 for hearing. The News …

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Joshua, Klitschko fight ticket reaches £200, 000 mark

Britain’s Anthony Joshua (L) and Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko. PHOTO: AFP Boxing fans are being asked to fork out a fortune to see Anthony Joshua take on Wladimir Klitshcko with some tickets now going for in excess of £200,000, reports independent.co.uk. The heavyweight duo climb into the squared circle on April 29 to face off in one of the most anticipated …

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Anthony Joshua takes drug test ahead Klitchsko showdown

PHOTO:AFP • Heavyweight battle’s tickets going for £35,000 (N16m)Anthony Joshua has taken part in anti-doping testing as preparation for his heavyweight super-fight with Wladimir Klitschko ramps up, reports dailymail.co.uk. The unbeaten heavyweight is only five weeks away from taking on the former unified world champion in the toughest fight of his career to date.And as he enters the final weeks …

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