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Nicola Adams: Injured British boxer postpones Arely Mucino fight

Nicola Adams defeated Mexico’s Isabel Millan in her last fight in October Nicola Adams has postponed her 8 March fight against Mexican Arely Mucino – the Briton’s first shot at a world title – because of injury. The two-time Olympic champion, 36, was due to challenge for the WBO flyweight title at London’s Royal Albert Hall. But a statement from promoter Frank Warren said Adams had “picked up an injury during her preparations”. “The world title bout will now be rescheduled to take place later in the year,” the statement…

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Christophe Dettinger: French ‘yellow vest’ boxer goes on trial

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Dettinger (photographed in a mural alongside the word freedom) has become known throughout France A former French boxing champion has gone on trial in Paris over accusations he assaulted a police officer. Christophe Dettinger was filmed on 5 January throwing punches during an anti-government “yellow vest” protest. The clip was then shared widely. The protests began in mid-November over fuel taxes but have now broadened into a revolt movement against President Emmanuel Macron. Mr Dettinger’s case, and the yellow vest movement, has divided the…

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Dutch boxer who fought Ali still riding punches in Bulgaria

KOSHARITSA, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Former Dutch boxing champion Rudi Lubbers, who lost to Muhammad Ali on points in a 12-round heavyweight fight in Jakarta four and a half decades ago, is back on his feet again after taking one of the heaviest punches of his life. Former Dutch boxer Rudi Lubbers stands in front of the van where he and his partner were living for the last eight months, near the village of Kosharitsa, Bulgaria, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov The 73-year-old and his partner Ria have been living in…

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George Groves – why British boxer should be proud of his career

Groves floored Froch inside a round and looked on course for a massive upset when they first met in 2013 Muhammad Ali, Henry Cooper, Frank Bruno, Wladimir Klitschko, Anthony Joshua. A handful of iconic names have topped a fight card at Wembley Stadium and George Groves will be remembered as one of them. Defeat on the grandest stage at the hands of Carl Froch in 2014 risks dulling his name on such a list but Groves had no need to include the line “I believe I have been good for…

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Mayweather v Nasukawa: Japanese kickboxer ‘underestimated’ boxer

Tenshin Nasukawa was floored three times by Floyd Mayweather Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa says he “underestimated” Floyd Mayweather but that he had “concerns” before his defeat in an exhibition boxing match on Monday. American former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, needed only 140 seconds to beat Nasukawa in Tokyo. Nasukawa, 20, was knocked down three times and ended the fight in tears. “The days since the fight was confirmed have been enjoyable but with concerns,” Nasukawa said. He wrote on Instagram: “I am disappointed at myself since I thought I…

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Wilham Mendes: Boys charged with murder of boxer

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Wilham Mendes was found injured after a suspected robbery in Albert Place, Tottenham Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with stabbing a keen boxer to death in north London. Wilham Mendes, a Portuguese national, was found injured after a suspected robbery in Albert Place, Tottenham, at about 01:20 GMT on Saturday. He died shortly afterwards. The 25-year-old athlete had been in the UK since 2015 and was living in Tottenham, police previously said. Two teenagers arrested on Sunday have been charged with murder. They…

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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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