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Isaac Dogboe: Boxer’s struggle from Ghana to the UK and Madison Square Garden

Isaac Dogboe on meeting Prince Charles, sleeping in a gym and becoming world champion “My dad said ‘don’t phone your mum and tell her the problems we are going through’.” Boxer Isaac Dogboe is detailing a period of homelessness that pre-dated his rise to world champion. As he does so, his father Paul fights back tears just a few feet away. The 24-year-old, who describes himself as “born in Ghana, made in Britain”, can scarcely believe life has changed so much that he now gets to rub shoulders with Prince…

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Wilder v Fury: Weigh-in outside Stapes Center in Los Angeles see boxers face-to-face

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder come face-to-face as they weigh in for their WBC heavyweight title fight on 2 December in Los Angeles. Wilder v Fury: WBC world title bout to be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live WATCH MORE: Watch: Fury and Wilder clash in pre-fight news conference WATCH MORE: Losing the beard, Christmas pies & making love to the belt – Fury Source link

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Tyson Fury: Boxer’s father on his son’s lifetime of battles before Wilder fight

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles Date: Saturday, 1 December (local) Time: From 04:00 GMT on Sunday, 2 December Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app “When I put my hand on his small frame, I could feel the life in him. I said to the doctor ‘he will make it’.” John Fury – father of British fighter Tyson Fury – recalls the day he cradled his newborn son, weighing just 1lb. Born three…

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Women boxers wear masks, scarves to beat smog at world championship in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Women boxers training for a world championship starting in the Indian capital this week are wearing surgical masks, scarves and even T-shirts across their mouths as the level of air pollution rises several times beyond the safe limit. Colombian boxer Dayana Cordero covers her face with a cloth after her practice session ahead of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships is taking place in an indoor stadium…

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Katie Taylor: Three men shot at gym of boxer’s father

Image copyright RTÉ Three men have been shot at an Irish gym founded by the father of world boxing champion Katie Taylor. One of the men is in a critical condition after the shooting at Bray Boxing Club in County Wicklow, which happened at 06:55 local time on Tuesday morning. The gym was founded by Pete Taylor. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Katie Taylor was an Olympic champion and five-time world champion as an amateur boxer His daughter, Katie, is the woman’s unified lightweight champion and won gold at…

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