Boxing

Cuban boxers set for professional comeback after 60 years

Cuban boxers will compete in their nation’s first professional contest in six decades on Friday, eager to draw on their Olympic success to stage a victorious comeback. Four Olympic medalists, in a squad of six Cuban boxers, will make their professional debuts in Mexico on Friday, “for the first time in the history of boxing,” …

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Charlo knocks out Castano to claim undisputed crown

Jermell Charlo knocked out Argentina’s Brian Castano to become the first undisputed super welterweight champion in history on Saturday. Charlo, who fought in a controversial draw against Castano last year, battered the South American into submission in the 10th round of a classic battle in Los Angeles. Charlo, the reigning WBC, WBC and IBF champion, …

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Evan Holyfield shocked by electrician Jormain McDonald

Evander Holyfield’s son Evan just suffered the first loss of his young boxing career, and it wasn’t pretty. The younger Holyfield entered Saturday’s Trillerverz 5 event with a 9-0 record. To say he was the favorite against Jurmain McDonald was an understatement; some books had Holyfield as a -10000 favorite. Here’s how that ended up …

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Ex-world champion Amir Khan retires from boxing

Former world champion Amir Khan announced on Friday he was retiring from boxing after a 17-year professional career. The 35-year-old British fighter, who became an unified world champion at light-welterweight, hangs up his gloves with a record of 34 wins from his 40 fights. The 2004 Olympic silver medallist, who also challenged for world titles …

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Jermell Charlo faces Castano in rematch for undisputed crown

American Jermell Charlo and Argentina’s undefeated Brian Castano meet Saturday at Los Angeles in a rematch to determine boxing’s first undisputed four-belt light middleweight world champion. Charlo will defend the WBA, WBC and IBF 154-pound crowns against WBO champion Castano in a rematch of their draw last July at San Antonio, where judges scored the …

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Boxing great Pacquiao gets knock out blow in Philippine presidential polls

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao quit the sport that lifted him out of poverty to rumble for the Philippines drugs, but his tough talk on and crime failed to hit the mark with voters. His bid for the top job started in typical bold style: a livestream broadcast of himself riding in a coach emblazoned with …

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Loss doesn’t diminish Canelo Alvarez’s quest for supremacy

Please don’t attribute what happened to Canelo Alvarez in the ring at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday at the hands of Dmitry Bivol to Bivol’s advantage in size. That would be wrong. Size didn’t have an impact on this fight. Bivol retained his WBA light heavyweight title because, on this night at least, he was the …

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Bivol beats ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to retain WBA light heavyweight title

Unbeaten Dmitry Bivol retained his WBA light-heavyweight world title with an unanimous points decision over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Saturday, handing the Mexican superstar the second defeat of his career. Russia’s Bivol, 31 improved to 20-0 with 11 knockouts while multiweight champion Alvarez, a heavy favorite, fell to 57-2 with two draws. His only other …

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