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US boxer Mikaela Mayer found life direction in the ring

Mikaela Mayer knew she was better than the high school burnout that she was in danger of becoming. She had attended four schools in three years, repeatedly getting in trouble for fighting and bad grades. She was a 17-year-old occasional model with the self-awareness to realize she had no clear direction

‘Passionate’ Pacquiao eyes comeback

Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao has declared he still has the passion for the sport and may come out of retirement, although there are no plans for a fight this year. Pacquiao, 37, a newly elected senator in the Philippines, told AFP on Wednesday night that his top priority was his

Joshua knocks out Breazeale to defend IBF heavyweight title

Anthony Joshua defended his IBF heavyweight title by knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the seventh round Saturday, ending his American challenger's unbeaten record. It was only the second time in the 26-year-old Joshua's career than he has required more than three rounds to see off an opponent. "I'm tired and I'm working

Kom won’t quit over ‘heartbreaking’ Rio KO

India's "Magnificent" Mary Kom said Thursday she was heartbroken after failing to gain a wildcard for the Rio Olympics, but the five-time world champion stressed she wasn't about to quit boxing. Kom, 33, failed to qualify after losing a crucial bout at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan last month,

Boxing legend Ali to be laid to rest

Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest Friday, the culmination of a two-day farewell for the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero who electrified crowds the world over. Thousands from near and far are expected to line the streets of Ali's native city of Louisville in the southern US state

Thousands expected to bid farewell to boxing legend Ali

Thousands of people are expected to attend an Islamic prayer service for Muhammad Ali on Thursday, the start of two days of poignant ceremonies honoring the late boxing legend. Ali's hometown of Louisville in the southern US state of Kentucky will host the tributes that will bring together VIPs and huge

Eubank Jr fails in Olympic bid

Chris Eubank Jr has failed in his bid to represent Great Britain's boxing team at the Rio Olympics later this year. Eubank's father, the former fighter Chris Eubank Sr, made the move on behalf of the reigning British middleweight champion following world governing body AIBA's decision to allow professionals to compete

Ali’s brother weeps during church service

Muhammad Ali's brother has taken center stage at a Sunday worship service at the church where their father was a longtime member in Louisville, Kentucky. An emotional Rahaman Ali clapped and swayed to hymns and hugged members of King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville's west end. The church features a

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