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Manny Pacquiao to fight Argentine Lucas Matthysse in June

Manny Pacquiao is to fight Argentina’s World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia on June 24, the Philippine ring legend has announced.

Anthony Joshua recruits Carlos Takam as sparring partner

Anthony Joshua has recruited former opponent Carlos Takam as a sparring partner to help him prepare for his heavyweight unification bout with Joseph Parker.

Manny Pacquiao eyes next fight in Malaysia

Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said his next opponent would be either world champion Lucas Matthysse or Danny Garcia in Malaysia in May or June, after rejecting an undercard offer to face Mike Alvarado.

Holyfield: I want Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder fight‎

Former World Heavyweight Boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, has advised Anthony Joshua, the current International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) heavyweight champion and Deontay Wilder, the current World Boxing Council heavyweight title holder to agree to a fight while the money is there.

Deontay Wilder calls out Anthony Joshua after another TKO

American heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder tempted Britain’s Anthony Joshua with a fight after knocking out Cuba’s Luis Ortiz in the 10th round on Saturday.

Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua afraid to fight me

World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion America’s Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua, the British world heavyweight champion with Nigerian heritage, does not have the “confidence” to fight him.

Video: Undefeated dwarf boxer Wanheng Menayothin one win from Floyd Mayweather record

A tiny Thai boxer dubbed the ‘dwarf giant’ is one win away from matching Floyd Mayweather’s illustrious 50-0 record.

British boxer Scott Westgarth dies after heavyweight bout

British boxer Scott Westgarth has died after falling ill following a heavyweight bout on Saturday.

Boxing duel: Ekhorowa vows to punish Lebanese opponent

Alex Ruud Ekhorowa, Germany-based Nigerian international boxing champion, says he will pummel his opponent, Ali Muhammed of Lebanon, in their March 24 encounter in Benin, Edo.

Eight boxers make final cut for 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has picked eight boxers to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia following the final trials ahead of the Games.

2018 will witness more boxing championships – NBB of C

Remi Aboderin, Secretary, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), on Friday assured boxing fans that the year would witness exciting moments as three promotional events were set to hold.

Britain’s Muhammad Ali tests positive, gets two-year ban

British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years after testing positive for a banned steroid, the International Amateur Boxing Association said on Tuesday.

‘Extremely worried’ Olympics body threatens to expel boxing

The International Olympic Committee threatened to axe boxing from the Tokyo 2020 Games on Sunday as it opened an investigation into the sport's controversial governing body and said concerns lingered over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016.

Floyd Mayweather drops another hint at MMA fight

MMA fighter Conor McGregor switched to the boxing ring to make one of the richest professional fights in history possible and now Floyd Mayweather hints he might return the favour.


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China waives income tax for foreign investors trading yuan crude futures

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Recep Erdogan vows to extend Turkey’s operation to Syria’s northeast

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Israel, US slam Abbas for calling American ambassador ‘son of a dog’

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