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Mayweather to serve 90 days in jail for assault 

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FLOYD Mayweather Jr. is a perfect 42-0 in the ring and has dodged significant jail time several times in domestic violence cases in Las Vegas and Michigan. But his courtroom streak came to an end on Wednesday when...

BBC report on Azerbaijan 'groundless' 

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ALLEGATIONS that Azerbaijan paid bribes to secure boxing gold medals at the 2012 London Games are "groundless and unsupported by any credible evidence," the Olympic sport's governing body said. A BBC television...

Penalized Khan loses to Peterson 

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BRITAIN'S Amir Khan lost his WBA super-lightweight and IBF light-welterweight titles in Washington DC on Saturday after he was deducted two points and dropped a split decision to American Lamont Peterson. Referee...

Cotto retains crown after Margarito's eye closes 

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PUERTO Rico's Miguel Cotto avenged his controversial loss to Antonio Margarito three years ago when he beat the Mexican on Saturday to retain his World Boxing Association super-middleweight world title. Referee...

A frail Ali shows up for Frazier funeral 

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WITH his championship belt and a pair of gloves draped over his casket, Joe Frazier was going one more round. The Rev. Jesse Jackson asked mourners to rise, put their hands together and for one last time "show...

Pacquiao edges furious Marquez 

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MANNY Pacquiao escaped again, in a decision that left Juan Manuel Marquez fuming once again. The Filipino sensation was taken to the limit on Saturday night before winning a majority decision that infuriated his...

Marquez, Pacquiao promise a duel of style and technique 

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MEXICAN Juan Manuel Marquez is confident his style will be the significant factor but Manny Pacquiao believes his own improved technique will decide the outcome when the two boxers clash at the MGM Grand tomorrow. ...

A warrior who didn't know how to back down 

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GEORGE Foreman's crushing right uppercut connected for the first time in round 1 and, suddenly, the heavyweight champion of the world was on the canvas. At ringside, the shocking sight sent Howard Cosell into a frenzy. ...

Frazier, Ali's biggest foe, dies 

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JOE Frazier, the relentless slugger who became the heavyweight champion of the world and earned boxing immortality with three epic battles against Muhammad Ali, died on Monday at age 67. Frazier beat Ali in the...

Frazier in hospice with liver cancer 

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FORMER heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, who earned boxing immortality after three epic fights with Muhammad Ali, is in hospice care with liver cancer, his manager said on Saturday. "Smokin' Joe" Frazier, 67,...

Marquez seeks vindication from Pacquiao bout 

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VINDICATION is the buzzword for Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez as he prepares for the concluding chapter in his trilogy of bouts with Manny Pacquiao next week. On November 12, the two fighters will step into the ring...

Pacquiao not too happy with Marquez 

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MANNY Pacquiao never takes his fights personally. But not this time - not in his third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao's trainers are sensing an unsettling edge in the Filipino congressman, who started...

Hopkins retains title 

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THE World Boxing Council restored Bernard Hopkins as its light heavyweight champion on Thursday after reviewing his controversial loss to American compatriot Chad Dawson at the weekend. The 46-year-old had lost his...

Klitschko bout 

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WLADIMIR Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against French challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck in Duesseldorf, Germany, on December 10. Klitschko said on his website yesterday that "Mormeck is one...

AIBA hits back at critics 

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AMATEUR boxing body AIBA rejected criticism of the seedings for the world championships in Azerbaijan and accused critics of landing a 'cheap shot' and lacking understanding of the rules. All nine Azeri boxers...

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