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Patricio Manuel: First transgender pro boxer in US wins on debut

Manuel began his transitioning in 2013 Patricio Manuel became the first transgender boxer to fight professionally in the US when he beat Hugo Aguilar at super-featherweight. The American, 33, won a unanimous points decision at the end of the four-round contest in Indio, California. There was some booing from the crowd at the end of the fight as Manuel gave an interview. “I hear some fans aren’t happy. It’s OK, I’ll be back. I’ll make them happy then,” he said. Manuel was a five-time national champion in the amateur women’s…

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v world champion boxer Josh Warrington

Leaders Manchester City might have been knocked off the top of the table by the time they play Chelsea at tea-time on Saturday in the pick of the weekend fixtures. But BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks they will get a win at Stamford Bridge that will put them back on the Premier League summit. “Chelsea have lost their past two away games, at Tottenham and Wolves, and there are one or two cracks starting to appear,” Lawro explained. “Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has changed his team around…

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather and ‘DJ Khaled’ charged by SEC over token offerings

FILE PHOTO: Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. attends a news conference to announce he is joining Japanese Mixed Martial Arts promotional company Rizin Fighting Federation, in Tokyo, Japan November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a music producer known as “DJ Khaled” failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in initial coin offerings, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Thursday. Neither Mayweather nor Khaled Mohamed Khaled admitted or denied the regulator’s charges, but agreed to pay…

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Anthony Ogogo: Boxer ‘low’ after sixth eye operation

Ogogo said he has “spent every penny” he earned in the boxing ring to pay for his operations British boxer Anthony Ogogo says he is as “low as I’ve felt for long time” after a sixth eye operation. In a series of emotional videos posted on social media, the London 2012 bronze medallist said the latest surgery was the “final roll of the dice”. The middleweight added that after two years of procedures, he was “running out of positive things to look at”. The 29-year-old sustained his serious eye injury…

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Tony Bellew v Oleksandr Usyk: ‘Heartbroken’ British boxer retires after defeat

Oleksandr Usyk (right) beat Tony Bellew in the eighth round of their contest at the Manchester Arena Tony Bellew said his boxing career was “over” but insisted he had surpassed his dreams and “won in life” during an emotional news conference following defeat by Oleksandr Usyk. Bellew, 35, briefly said he felt a “failure” because of his eighth-round stoppage defeat against the undisputed cruiserweight world champion. Wife Rachael instantly shouted from the back of the news conference that he “hadn’t failed at all”, while Bellew’s father also yelled words of…

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Floyd Mayweather: Retired boxer denies agreeing deal to face kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather says he has not agreed to face Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an official bout. The former five-weight boxing world champion was said to have agreed a to face Nasukawa in Japan on 31 December. Mayweather, 41, claims he had never heard of Nasukawa until attending a news conference in Japan this week. The American says his team were “derailed” at the news conference as he had only been asked to compete in a non-televised “exhibition”. More to follow. Source link

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Floyd Mayweather: Boxer to fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan

The pair will fight on New Year’s Eve in Nasukawa’s native Japan Boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on 31 December, after signing a deal with a mixed martial arts company. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather beat UFC’s Conor McGregor in a boxing match in August 2017 to extend his perfect record to 50 wins. He has talked recently about potential fights with the UFC’s Khabib Nurmagomedov and boxer Manny Pacquiao. The format and rules for his fight with Nasukawa are yet to be decided. “I…

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‘I’m a Muslim woman, I’m visually-impaired and I’m a boxer’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSannah Hussain tells how she “just fell in love with boxing” Fit, strong, and with a steely determination behind her eyes, Sannah Hussain has many of the traits you need to be successful in the boxing ring. But she is very different to your average amateur boxer. Sannah is a Scottish Muslim who wears a headscarf and dresses modestly and also lives with a series of debilitating health conditions. The 25-year-old was born with Albinism, a condition which affects the colour of…

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Billy Joe Saunders: World champion boxer charged with misconduct over ‘sickening’ social media video

Saunders has been the WBO middleweight world champion since 2015 British WBO middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders has been charged with misconduct by the British Boxing Board of Control over a social media video police described as “sickening”. Saunders, 29, has apologised for the video, in which he tells a woman he will give her £150 worth of drugs to perform a sex act. She is then asked to punch a passer-by, and does, before Saunders drives off. Nottinghamshire Police have started an investigation. No drugs could be seen…

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Luke Jackson: Australian boxer reveals injuries after Carl Frampton defeat

Luke Jackson was stopped in the ninth round by Carl Frampton Australian boxer Luke Jackson has revealed he suffered two perforated eardrums during Saturday’s defeat by Carl Frampton in Belfast. Jackson, who was previously unbeaten, was stopped in the ninth round of their featherweight contest at Windsor Park. The 33-year-old says he wanted to carry on the fight with Northern Ireland’s Frampton, but Jackson’s team threw in the towel. “I’ll live to fight another day,” he wrote on Instagram. Alongside an image of his injuries, Jackson added: “You don’t play…

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