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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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