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Former world champion David Haye announces retirement

Britain’s former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David Haye announced his retirement on Tuesday following two successive defeats to fellow Englishman Tony Bellew.

APC Convention: I’ll defeat heavyweight opponents – Comrade Oshiomhole

All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship aspirants and former govermor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has boasted that he has solid support based across the country to defeat the three other ‘heavyweights’ contesting against him at the party’s June 23 national convention.

Donald Trump pardons late Black boxer Jack Johnson 105 years after racially-biased conviction

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first Black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. “It’s my honour...

Price hikes spell misery for fans at Champions League final

Liverpool have complained to the "highest levels" of European football governing body UEFA as spiralling accommodation and travel costs threaten to turn the Champions League final against Real Madrid into a nightmare for fans.

Commonwealth Games: We want to see President Buhari – medalists

The new Women’s Para Powerlifting World record holder Esther Oyema, MON, and Commonwealth Gold medalist Rowland Ezuruike want an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari after winning gold on Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

British boxer Scott Westgarth dies after heavyweight bout

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

Enugu three-day boxing tournament gets new date

The boxing tournament organised by the Enugu State Boxing Association (ESBA) and earlier billed for Nov. 23 to Nov. 25 will now hold from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10.

Tyson Fury offers President Trump role in Anthony Joshua fight

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wants US President Donald Trump in his corner as he mulls “the biggest fight ever” against reigning IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua.

Takam Carlos: I need to break his will and heart – Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua says he would have to break the “will” of Takam Carlos during their heavyweight bout.

Klitschko retires from boxing to end Joshua rematch talks

Wladimir Klitschko has announced his shock retirement from boxing with immediate effect, ending any chance of a rematch against heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua.

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Nigerian Army arrest suspected killers of Governor Ortom’s aide

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