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The world was shocked on June 1, 2019, when Mexican boxer, Andy Ruiz Jr, handed British boxer, Anthony Joshua, the first professional loss of his career.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has disclosed that former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua’s defeat to Andy Ruiz Jnr ‘was like a relief’ to his client after taken off the pressure.
Nigeria is expected to compete in athletics, football, table tennis, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, badminton, judo, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe-kayak, chess, cycling, gymnastics, golf, handball, karate, rowing, shooting, swimming, basketball, handball and taekwondo.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated US-based Nigerian boxer Kamaru Usman for defeating American Tyron Woodley to become the first African fighter to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title.
Asma Hasnawi and her daughter Riham spend more than 12 hours a week learning kajukenbo, a mixed martial art the mother says boosts her child’s confidence and thwarts bullying.
Boxing champion Anthony Joshua has named his top three heavyweights of all time which includes American boxing legend, Muhammad Ali.
After Thursday’s merrymaking at the opening ceremony of the National Sports Festival, athletes have now switched to serious mode as 11 events will officially get underway on Friday.
The organisers of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics said Saturday they would continue working to stage a boxing tournament at the games despite a freeze by the International Olympic Committee.
Deontay Wilder will aim to rekindle America's love affair with heavyweight boxing on Saturday when he faces Britain's Tyson Fury in a high-stakes showdown of undefeated fighters.
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr and a Japanese kickboxer half his age will be aiming to knock each other out next month, despite the match-up being an exhibition, the fight’s Japanese promoter said Saturday.
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.
Better days may have come for athletes and officials of Ondo State, as the new Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Olamide George, has promised to use his position to empower the youths, particularly sports men and women.
Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has praised the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on the constitution of the Boards of the State Sports Association.
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.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the appointments into the Boards of 40 State Sports Associations.
Determined to reduce the effects of water-borne diseases in rural communities, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), have donated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, (WASH) projects in some remote settlements in Delta state.
The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a coalition government Monday, seven months after the inauguration of new President Felix Tshisekedi.
China’s currency slid on Monday to its weakest point in more than 11 years as concerns over the US trade war and the potential for global recession weighed on markets.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to the 2-1 shock defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday at the Old Trafford.
Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has called on men and women of integrity not to shy away from participating in politics, saying that is the only way to sanitise the system.
The price of beans has crashed from N600 per measure to N200, following the arrival of newly harvested beans in markets in Katsina town, newsmen reports.
Alex Iwobi is starting on bench as Everton take on Aston Villa on Friday's Premier League fixture.
A 30-year-old man was crushed to death by a falling elevator in his luxury apartment building Thursday as passengers watched in horror, officials said.
Despite investing over €200 million in Nigeria’s health sector, the European Union (EU) has said there is still a long way to go in the country’s immunisation programme.
The non-teaching staff of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on Monday joined the five days nationwide warning strike declared by their national body.