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Anthony Joshua must  refocus on Takam
Oct 18

Anthony Joshua must refocus on Takam

London : Anthony Joshua should heed the warning signs after Carlos Takam was handed a late opportunity to snatch his heavyweight world titles. The WBA ‘super’ and IBF champion has endured a turbulent training camp leading up to his next title defence, with Kubrat Pulev pulling out through injury less...

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Chris Eubank Jr knocks out Avni Yildirim
Oct 09

Chris Eubank Jr knocks out Avni Yildirim

London : Britain’s Chris Eubank Jr produced a stunning third-round knockout to defeat Turkey’s Avni Yildirim in the super-middleweight World Boxing Super Series. The 28-year-old will face a semi-final against WBA champion George Groves or fellow Briton Jamie Cox, who meet at Wembley Arena on 14...

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Singapore bodybuilder dies after kickboxing match
Sep 24

Singapore bodybuilder dies after kickboxing match

Singapore : A Singaporean bodybuilder has died after taking part in a celebrity Muay Thai kickboxing match, organisers said Sunday.  The bout on Saturday was the first time Pradip Subramaniam, 32, had taken part in a kickboxing fight.  He was competing against Steven Lim, a former contestant on a reality...

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Andre Ward quits boxing
Sep 22

Andre Ward quits boxing

Los Angeles : World light heavyweight champion Andre Ward announced his retirement from boxing yesterday, saying his weary body could no longer put up with the physical demands of the sport. Ward, 33, is the reigning WBA, IBF and WBO champion and is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in...

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Pacquiao wants Horn rematch in the Philippines
Sep 03

Pacquiao wants Horn rematch in the Philippines

Manila : Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he was still wanted a rematch with Jeff Horn after the Filipino boxing hero  pulled out of their scheduled bout in Australia later his year. Queensland's premier, whose state government was the financial backer of a November 12 fight, announced on Friday that Pacquiao...

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I'm finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout
Aug 28

I'm finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout

Las Vegas : Floyd Mayweather insisted he would head into a permanent retirement after sealing his place in boxing history with a 50th straight win against Conor McGregor on Saturday. The 40-year-old American boxer outclassed McGregor over 10 absorbing rounds at the T-Mobile Arena to defeat Irish mixed...

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Mayweather knocks out brave McGregor to win superfight
Aug 27

Mayweather knocks out brave McGregor to win superfight

Las Vegas : Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage here Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory. Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had emerged from a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star,...

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McGregor vows Mayweather knockout as moment of truth nears
Aug 26

McGregor vows Mayweather knockout as moment of truth nears

Las Vegas : Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor vowed to knock out boxer Floyd Mayweather on Friday as a horde of Irish fans descended on Las Vegas for the trash-talking rivals' cross-combat super-fight. McGregor, 29, will carry a substantial weight advantage into Saturday's 12-round boxing contest at the T-Mobile...

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Joshua open to MMA crossover fight
Aug 21

Joshua open to MMA crossover fight

London : World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed he would be willing to take on a mixed martial arts fighter at some point in the future. The relative merits of the two sports are up for debate as Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor prepares to make his boxing...

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Wladimir Klitschko announces his retirement
Aug 03

Wladimir Klitschko announces his retirement

Berlin : Ukraine's former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday to scupper any hopes of a November rematch against Britain's Anthony Joshua. Hamburg-based Klitschko, 41, hangs up his gloves as one of the all-time greats of the ring after a...

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'Fighting for their fate': Chinese kids adopted by MMA club
Jul 30

'Fighting for their fate': Chinese kids adopted by MMA club

Chengdu : The 13-year-old fighter in training starts his day at 8 a.m. After a quick breakfast, he heads to a gym in southwest China where more than a dozen other shirtless teenage boys are kickboxing, wrestling and grappling -- holding one another in full-body grips until one person yields. Abieamu is...

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Pacquiao visits troops in Philippine warzone
Jul 29

Pacquiao visits troops in Philippine warzone

Manaila : Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao lifted the spirits of Philippine troops in a visit on Saturday to a southern city where soldiers have been battling pro-Islamic State militants for over two months. The boxer-turned-senator, dressed in a military camouflage uniform, joked that he would join the fight in the city...

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Mayweather, McGregor take trash-talk tour to New York
Jul 14

Mayweather, McGregor take trash-talk tour to New York

New York : Floyd Mayweather was on the attack on Thursday, branding Conor McGregor a quitter as the four-stop tour hyping their cross-combat superfight hit New York. "Eejit" and "Circus Clown" were the tamest epithets the former welterweight king, who retired from boxing with a perfect 49-0 record in 2015, threw at...

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Pacquiao 'not surprised' by WBO review
Jul 12

Pacquiao 'not surprised' by WBO review

Manny Pacquiao is "not surprised" the World Boxing Organization affirmed the loss of his welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn, but the Philippine ring legend railed at large at judges who "manipulated results". The WBO ordered a review of the scoring of the July 2 Brisbane bout at the request of the...

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Pacquiao wants review of 'unfair' Horn loss
Jul 05

Pacquiao wants review of 'unfair' Horn loss

Manila : Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday urged the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to review the "unfair decision and officiating" after losing his welterweight title to Australia's Jeff Horn.  Pacquiao endorsed a formal call by the Philippines' Games and Amusement Board for the...

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Lewis slams Mayweather-McGregor as
Jun 19

Lewis slams Mayweather-McGregor as "ridiculous"

Los Angeles : Boxing hall of famer Lennox Lewis won't be spending his money on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, saying he "can't take it serious" because the outcome is too predictable. The former undisputed world heavyweight champion said the combination of Mayweather's boxing experience and...

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India to host Brave
Apr 03

India to host Brave

Manama : The fifth edition of Brave Combat Federation Championship will be held in India on April 22 at the Dome National Sports Club of India Stadium in Mumbai, announced HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Honorary President of the Bahrain...

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Manny Pacquiao back in talks to fight Jeff Horn
Mar 31

Manny Pacquiao back in talks to fight Jeff Horn

Manila : Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is back in talks for a possible fight with unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn, the Filipino world champion's adviser said Friday. The announcement follows the much-publicised collapse of a $38 million bout between Pacquiao and Britain's Amir Khan, reportedly after investors in the...

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Pacquiao-Khan fight off - report
Mar 08

Pacquiao-Khan fight off - report

Los Angeles : A potentially money-spinning bout between Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Britain's Amir Khan has collapsed, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. Pacquiao's long-time promoter Bob Arum told the newspaper that the proposed $38 million fight staged by the United Arab...

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Pacquiao to fight Britain's Khan in April
Feb 26

Pacquiao to fight Britain's Khan in April

Manila : Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and British fighter Amir Khan confirmed separately on Sunday that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports. Pacquiao tweeted: "Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as this is what the...

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Chisora throws table at opponent Whyte
Dec 07

Chisora throws table at opponent Whyte

London : Fiery heavyweight Dereck Chisora landed himself in more trouble after he hurled a table at a press conference to promote Saturday's bitter British title fight with Dillian Whyte. The 32-year-old Zimbabwe-born Chisora, who earned himself a ban for his behaviour before and after a...

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Ex-world kickboxing champion Dridi shot dead
Dec 06

Ex-world kickboxing champion Dridi shot dead

Montpellier : Former world kickboxing champion Mohamed Dridi, who once described how the sport had saved him from a life of crime, has beenshot dead, prosecutors in Montpellier said on Monday. The 48-year-old, nicknamed 'Momo the turbulent' during his career which ended in...

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McGregor granted California boxing license
Dec 01

McGregor granted California boxing license

Los Angeles : Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, US media reported Wednesday in a development sure to revive talk of a McGregor-Floyd Mayweather meeting in the ring. ESPN and MMAjunkie.com reported that the California State Athletic Commission...

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World champion Fury admits cocaine use, wants 'someone to kill me'
Oct 05

World champion Fury admits cocaine use, wants 'someone to kill me'

London : Troubled world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has admitted taking cocaine, saying "I hope someone kills me before I kill myself," in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine published Tuesday. Fury's latest remarks came after the 28-year-old made an abrupt U-turn on his retirement decision on Monday,...

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is no more
Jun 04

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is no more

Los Angeles : Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali, an icon of the 20th Century whose fame transcended the sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died Friday, his family said. The beloved 74-year-old sports hero, who had been battling Parkinson's disease for decades, passed away in a hospital...

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Boxing to decide on pros for Rio Olympics
May 31

Boxing to decide on pros for Rio Olympics

Lausanne: Boxing's governing body will decide on Wednesday whether to let professional fighters into the Olympic ring from the Rio de Janeiro Games in August. But the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will also have to answer questions about its dope testing policies when it gathers before an International...

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Pacquiao says he supports Philippine death penalty plan
May 19

Pacquiao says he supports Philippine death penalty plan

Manila: Philippine boxing hero turned senator Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he supports a plan by the newly elected president to impose the death penalty, a proposal that has been met with strong opposition in the Catholic nation. Speaking after he was sworn into office, the high school dropout and devout evangelical...

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Qatar sheikh to make history with first pro bout
May 19

Qatar sheikh to make history with first pro bout

Doha: A Qatari sheikh will fight his and the Gulf country's first ever professional bout when he takes on Slovakia's Elemir Rafael on the David Haye undercard in London on Saturday. Sheikh Fahad Bin Khalid al-Thani, a super lightweight, is turning pro after some 40 fights as an amateur. He has also represented...

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Alvarez KOs Khan to retain WBC middleweight title
May 08

Alvarez KOs Khan to retain WBC middleweight title

Los Angeles: Canelo Alvarez defended his World Boxing Council middleweight belt Saturday by knocking out Amir Khan with a vicious right hand late in the sixth round of their Las Vegas title fight. The 25-year-old hard-hitting Mexican dropped Khan with a straight right over a passive left jab that sent the Briton...

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Khan ready for ‘dream’ showdown with Alvarez
May 05

Khan ready for ‘dream’ showdown with Alvarez

Los Angeles: Amir Khan insisted Wednesday he is ready for the fight of his life when he steps up two divisions to take on Mexican world middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Las Vegas this weekend. The British boxer, who normally boxes at welterweight, faces a daunting battle against the hard-hitting Alvarez...

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Fury says he 'hates' boxing, taunts Klitschko
Apr 27

Fury says he 'hates' boxing, taunts Klitschko

London: Tyson Fury said Wladimir Klitschko had let a "fat man beat him" before insisting he hated boxing at a foul-mouthed news conference to promote their world heavyweight title re-match. British boxer Fury ended Klitschko's nine year-reign as a world champion with a unanimous points win in Dusseldorf in...

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Champ Broner facing assault, robbery charges
Mar 25

Champ Broner facing assault, robbery charges

Washington : American world champion boxer Adrien Broner faces assault and robbery charges in his hometown of Cincinnati just one week before he is scheduled to make his first defence of his junior welterweight crown. The 26-year-old Broner allegedly assaulted and robbed a man outside a Cincinnati bowling alley...

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Pacquiao to fight Bradley in April
Dec 30

Pacquiao to fight Bradley in April

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring on April 9 in Las Vegas to take on Timothy Bradley for a third time, promoter Bob Arum told US media on Wednesday. While Pacquiao has spoken this year of retiring after an April bout to pursue his political career, Arum told the Los Angeles Times and ESPN...

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Doping claims overshadow Mayweather 'finale'
Sep 11

Doping claims overshadow Mayweather 'finale'

Las Vegas  Floyd Mayweather steps into the ring Saturday for what he says will be the last time, but the final defense of his welterweight world titles has been overshadowed by accusations he violated anti-doping rules.  The unbeaten pound-for-pound king was forced onto the backfoot Thursday after it...

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Al Haddad receives BWBF members
Jun 26

Al Haddad receives BWBF members

DT News Network Manama-- Bahrain's Sami Al Haddad has been received by a number of members of the Bahrain Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Federation (BWBF), family and supporters at Bahrain International Airport led by its vice-president Sultan Hussain Al Ghanim following his return after winning a silver medal in...

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Khan calls out Mayweather after unanimous decision win
May 30

Khan calls out Mayweather after unanimous decision win

New York Amir Khan had to dig deep – perhaps too deep on this particular night to validate his claim to be a certain Mayweather-beater in the making – but still proved he has the skill and speed to challenge the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. And, by the way, the chin to survive the majority...

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Shaikh Khalid attends MMA final qualifying rounds
May 29

Shaikh Khalid attends MMA final qualifying rounds

Shaikh Khalid aims to develop the sport and form a team for Bahrain   DT News Network Manama   Under the patronage of the First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and President of the Bahrain Athletics Association Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the third and final qualifying...

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Ronda Rousey: The World's Most Dangerous Woman
May 29

Ronda Rousey: The World's Most Dangerous Woman

Ronda Rousey is peacefully asleep inside her wee Venice Beach, California, bungalow, her breathing rhythmic, only one of her feet stirring. Is asleep, not much of a threat to anyone and so unlike how she is when she's in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Octagon. At times like those, she's a broad-shouldered,...

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Pacquiao could fight Khan in Dubai
May 22

Pacquiao could fight Khan in Dubai

London   Amir Khan could be offered a fight with Manny Pacquiao in Dubai next year, if the Filipino recovers from his shoulder surgery, with Middle Eastern backers drawn by the global numbers in the Mayweather-Pacquaio blockbuster which generated over $500 million. Promoter Bob Arum has also left the door...

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Desert Force set to begin
May 19

Desert Force set to begin

Manama  Bahraini professional fighter Hamza Kooheji of team Khalid bin Hamad Mixed Martial Arts (KHK MMA) is continuing his daily preparations for the mixed martial arts tournament "Desert Force", set to begin in the Jordanian capital Amman next Monday at the  Al Hussein Youth City Boxing Arena, where he...

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GOOD BYE BOXING: MAD  ABOUT MMA
May 19

GOOD BYE BOXING: MAD ABOUT MMA

Singapore The explosive growth of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Asia is putting the squeeze on boxing as it attracts millions of young fans and sells out venues across the region. Just a few years ago, cage fighting was seen as a niche and grisly pursuit but it is moving into the mainstream with major TV and...

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 Low-key return as injured Pacquiao says retirement 'near'
May 12

Low-key return as injured Pacquiao says retirement 'near'

Manila  Manny Pacquiao made a low-key return to the Philippines on Wednesday after losing his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather and said retirement was drawing closer as he recovers from shoulder surgery.  Few signs of Pacquiao's early-morning arrival were visible at Manila airport, and he was later...

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