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Anthony Joshua Vows To Take Down Povetkin

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Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua has vowed to take down Russian Alexander Povetkin in defence of his WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO world titles at Wembley Stadium in England. Povetkin held the WBA title from 2011 to 2013 and has an impressive 34 wins, 24 by knockout, in his 39 fights. The fight

Rio Olympics: Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba loses quarterfinal bout

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba has failed to make it to the medal's stage following his loss to Ivan Dychko in a quarterfinal bout of ongoing Rio Olympics. Ajagba lost by unanimous decision of 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 to Dychko who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics. The Nigerian pugilist had a bright

Harrison says Rio Games won’t see flood of pros

British Olympic boxing gold medallist Audley Harrison does not expect professional boxers to compete in large numbers at the Rio Games after a rule change allowing to them participate was approved Wednesday. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) removed restrictions on professionals competing at 'amateur' events such as the Olympics at an

Professional boxers can compete at Rio Olympics

Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport's governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday. Meeting at an extraordinary congress in Lausanne, Switzerland, 88 members of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) voted in favour of the move, while none voted against and

Philippines’ gold dream fades as Pacquiao rules out Rio

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said Friday he would skip the Rio Olympics even if professionals were allowed to compete, knocking out the Philippines' best chance of winning its first gold medal. Pacquiao, who was this month elected to his nation's Senate and harbours dreams of becoming president, said he wanted to

Injured Blackwell slams ‘inhuman’ Eubanks

Nick Blackwell has spoken of his "disgust" at the "inhuman" reaction of Chris Eubank Jnr and his father following the British middleweight title clash that threatened to cost him his life. Blackwell was placed in an induced coma having collapsed shortly after being stopped the bout with Eubank Jnr back in

Charlo downs Jackson to make history

Jermell Charlo made boxing history on Saturday after scoring an eighth-round knockout of John Jackson in Las Vegas to claim the vacant World Boxing Council super-welterweight title. Charlo joins twin brother Jermall Charlo as a reigning world champion in the 154-pound (69.8kg) category -- the first time twin siblings have owned

‘Madness!’ Legendary Arum rips into Olympic pros plan

Legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum has slammed as "total madness" a proposal to allow professional boxers to fight against amateurs in the Rio Olympics. The 84-year-old American, who has arranged fights for ring greats from Muhammad Ali to Manny Pacquiao in a career spanning more than 50 years, believes boxers could