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Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller: Madison Square Garden New York bout agreed for 1 June

Miller (right) will almost certainly be the heaviest opponent Joshua has faced Anthony Joshua will fight in the US for the first time when he defends his IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles against Jarrell Miller on 1 June. Joshua, 29, will take on Miller at Madison Square Garden in the undefeated American’s home city of New York. Miller, with 23 wins and a draw, has never fought for a world title. The 30-year-old will almost certainly be the heaviest opponent Joshua has faced as a professional having weighed…

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‘Canelo’ Alvarez v Rocky Fielding: Mexican lands third-round win at Madison Square Garden

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez knocked Rocky Fielding down four times in an emphatic third-round stoppage win in New York. Alvarez, 28, was heavy favourite and brutal left hands to the body dropped his rival in rounds one and two, all but ending hope of an unlikely upset. A stinging right to the jaw again downed Fielding in round three, before another left connected with the body, prompting the bout to be waved off. Alvarez now holds a minor version of the WBA world super-middleweight title. More to follow. Source link

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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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Naomi Osaka through to US Open final with win over Madison Keys

2018 US Open women’s final Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: Saturday, 8 September Time: 21:00 BST Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website. Naomi Osaka has become the first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final after beating American Madison Keys to set up a meeting with Serena Williams at the US Open. Osaka, 20, had never beaten Keys in their previous three meetings, but won 6-2 6-4 in New York. The 19th seed saw off…

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European Championships 2018: Ethan Hayter and Ollie Wood win madison bronze

GB take bronze in ‘exciting end’ to men’s madison 2018 European Championships Venues: Glasgow and Berlin Dates: 2-12 August Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Britain’s Ethan Hayter won a dramatic bronze with Ollie Wood in the madison to claim his third medal of the European Championships in Glasgow. The pair took the final sprint of the 200-lap race – worth double points – to move…

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French Open 2018: Madison Keys reaches quarter-finals at Roland Garros

Madison Keys raced through the first set in just 23 minutes French Open 2018 Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 27 May-10 June Coverage: Daily live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website and app. Madison Keys reached her first French Open quarter-final with a 6-1 6-4 win over Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu. The American 13th seed, the 2017 US Open runner-up, broke serve in the second and sixth games before taking the first set with a powerful forehand. She sealed the win with an ace…

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