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Klitschko beats Briggs to retain title

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UKRAINE'S Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC world heavyweight title by beating American Shannon Briggs on points in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday. The decision went unanimously in favor of the 39-year-old Klitschko...

Tyson hired to scout Chinese talents

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MIKE Tyson was once the baddest man on the planet. Now he'll be circling that planet as a self-titled ambassador to spread the gospel of boxing to the Chinese. "I didn't even know what an ambassador really was,"...

IBA lifts ban on S. Korean fighters

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THE International Boxing Association has lifted the suspension of South Korean amateur fighters, clearing the way for them to compete at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, in November and the 2012 London Olympics. ...

China-US Olympic hopefuls will clash

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OLYMPIC boxing hopefuls from China and the United States will fight next week in what could be a preview of some of the contests in the 2012 London Olympics. Longtime boxing promoter Dino Duva and his business...

Hatton pays big fine as bout licence is revoked

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BRITISH boxing authorities stripped former world champion Ricky Hatton of his licence to fight yesterday and fined him 20,000 pounds (US$31,320) for bringing the sport into disrepute through drink and drug abuse. ...

Mosley-Mora middleweight bout ends in a draw

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SHANE Mosley and Sergio Mora fought to a 12-round draw in a junior middleweight bout at in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The 39-year-old Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs) had hoped to earn another big-money fight after...

Hatton distraught over drugs allegation

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BRITISH former world boxing champion Ricky Hatton is "distraught and devastated" after newspaper allegations of cocaine use, his spokesman said on Sunday. Hatton, who last fought in May 2009 after a career in which...

Mayweather charged over domestic case

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FLOYD Mayweather Jr was jailed briefly on Friday on a felony charge after his former girlfriend alleged he beat her and stole her cell phone during an argument in front of their three children. Mayweather, 33,...

Boxer sought

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POLICE sought boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr for questioning about a domestic battery report filed by an ex-girlfriend who recanted a similar claim in 2005. "She alleges he hit her. We're looking for him to get his side...

Pacquiao: Margarito deserves chance

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MANNY Pacquiao believes in giving a second chance to disgraced boxer Antonio Margarito, his next opponent. Pacquiao said he just doesn't believe Margarito was unaware he was wearing illegal hand wraps before a...

Bout postponed

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JUAN Manuel Lopez's featherweight title fight against Rafael Marquez has been postponed after Marquez sustained a hand injury during training. The fight had been scheduled for September 18 at the MGM Grand in Las...

Pascal beats Dawson to retain light heavy title

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CANADA'S Jean Pascal retained his WBC light heavyweight title by beating Chad Dawson on points on Saturday after the fight was stopped in the 11th round. The fight was halted after an accidental clash of heads...

Unbeaten Alexander retains crowns

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AMERICAN Devon Alexander retained his WBC and IBF junior welterweight titles with a unanimous 12-round decision over Andriy Kotelnik of the Ukraine in St Louis on Saturday. The 23-year-old Alexander (21-0) won...

Klitschko demands Haye bout

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VLADIMIR Klitschko said it was time David Haye committed to a fight with the Ukrainian, telling the Briton he "owes it to the fans". But Klitshcko admitted the fight with Haye, who he described as a "little dog",...

Marquez gunning for Pacquiao bout

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JUAN Manuel Marquez retained his WBA and WBO lightweight titles with a unanimous decision victory over American Juan Diaz on Saturday before demanding a third fight with Manny Pacquiao. The Mexican drew with...

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