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This handout photograph taken by Rizin Fighting Federation on November 5, 2018 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) posing with his opponent, Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (R) during a press conference in Tokyo to announce their fight. - Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said on november 5, 2018 he will come out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxer half his age Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year's Eve in Saitama. (Photo by Handout / RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION / AFP) /

Japanese promoter insists Floyd Mayweather will compete at MMA event

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s proposed fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will definitely go ahead on New Year’s Eve, according to the CEO of the promotional company organising the mixed martial arts event.

Anthony Joshua may miss Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury fight

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Outrage as 13-year-old Thai boxer die in ring

Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children in the brutal Muay Thai martial art.
This handout photograph taken by Rizin Fighting Federation on November 5, 2018 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) posing with his opponent, Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (R) during a press conference in Tokyo to announce their fight. - Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said on november 5, 2018 he will come out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxer half his age Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year's Eve in Saitama. (Photo by Handout / RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION / AFP) /

Floyd Mayweather: I never agreed to fight Japanese kickboxer

Floyd Mayweather said on Wednesday that he never agreed to come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer on New Year’s Eve and was blindsided when the event was announced this week at a news conference he attended in Tokyo.
Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder: I’ve transformed into a killer

Deontay Wilder warned he has “transformed into a killer” as he ramped up his preparation for his fight with Tyson Fury, dismissing Anthony Joshua as a “coward”.
This handout photograph taken by Rizin Fighting Federation on November 5, 2018 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) posing with his opponent, Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (R) during a press conference in Tokyo to announce their fight. - Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said on november 5, 2018 he will come out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxer half his age Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year's Eve in Saitama. (Photo by Handout / RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION / AFP) /

Meet Japan’s ‘Ninja Boy’, the prodigy who aims to stun Floyd Mayweather

Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, who aims to make history by defeating boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr, claims his left-hook is like a "bolt of lightning" that will "change the world".
An Italian boxer, Christian Daghio, has died after he was knocked unconscious during a fight in Thailand. Channel 7 Thailand

Boxer dies after knockout in WBC title match

An Italian boxer, Christian Daghio, has died after he was knocked unconscious during a fight in Thailand.
Bash Ali

Bash Ali: Solomon Dalung’s sabotaging my Guinness Record fight

World Boxing Federation (WBF) Cruiserweight champions, Bash Ali, has berated the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, for trying to sabotage his effort to become the oldest world boxing champion.
Oleksandr Usyk Getty

Anthony Joshua: Oleksandr Usyk is a ’perfect’ fighter

Anthony Joshua sees Oleksandr Usyk as the “perfect boxer” but believes Tony Bellew’s “dirty left hook” will give him a chance of upsetting the odds.
Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa will face each other on New Year's Eve. REUTERS

Floyd Mayweather to fight kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan

Boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on 31 December, after signing a deal with a mixed martial arts company.
Anthony Joshua celebrates with all his belts after stopping Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images

Anthony Joshua considers Dillian Whyte’s option at Wembley

Anthony Joshua has confirmed that Dillian Whyte could face him at Wembley Stadium if he beats Dereck Chisora and Deontay Wilder fails to “step up”.

NSF: Coaches plan boxing competition in Enugu

Enugu State Boxing Coach, Blaise Ude, says it will hold a two-day boxing competition in the state for selection of boxers in preparation for the forthcoming National Sports Festival.
Sting Gondarenda and Tony Salam do battle in Harare in August Kalakoda Promotions

Tony Salam beats Chomunorwa Gonorenda to regain WBF title at ‘Chaos in Lagos’

Nigerian boxing sensation, Tony ‘Sugar’ Salam, lived up to his pre-match boasting for a revenge after a massive win against Chomunorwa ‘Sting’ Gonorenda from Zimbabwe in the WBF African Cruiserweight title at the Kwesé and Kalakoda Boxing Promotions ‘Chaos in Lagos’ in Lagos last Friday night.
Kubrat Pulev

Kubrat Pulev sets up Anthony Joshua title fight

Hughie Fury was beaten on a unanimous points decision by Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in his IBF heavyweight eliminator in Sofia.
Anthony Joshua with his son in the new December issue of GQ magazine (Image- GQ)

Anthony Joshua: My son lacks ‘killer instincts’

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says it is unlikely his son JJ will become a boxer because he will lack the “killer instinct” his father got from a tough upbringing.

Conor McGregor hints at boxing comeback

Conor McGregor has hinted at a boxing comeback after losing his debut bout against Floyd Mayweather last year.
Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder: I’m focussed on beating Tyson Fury, don’t care about Anthony Joshua

World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, insists his status as a world-class heavyweight has nothing to do with his rivalry with Anthony Joshua and that he is focused on beating Tyson Fury in his next bout.
Tyson Fury VADA Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder: Tyson Fury‘ll pay for trash talk

The heavyweights will clash in Los Angeles on December 1 with Wilder’s WBC world title on the line.

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