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Boxing between countries: Andy Ruiz Jr rises above US-Mexico tensions

While Andy Ruiz Jr is the first Mexican heavyweight champion, he is not the first bicultural boxer to rise to prominence during a time of political tension between the neighboring countries When Andy Ruiz Jr claimed his heavyweight title belt in Madison Square Garden last weekend it was the Mexican flag behind him, the flag of the country not where …

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Eleider Alvarez upsets Sergey Kovalev by TKO to win light heavyweight title

Eleider Alvarez scored an upset by stopping Sergey Kovalev in the seventh round to claim Kovalevs share of the light heavyweight championship in Atlantic City Eleider Alvarez scored an upset on Saturday by dropping Sergey Kovalev three times in the seventh round en route to a technical knockout to claim Kovalev’s share of the light heavyweight championship in Atlantic City. …

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Claressa Shields takes center stage on women’s boxing’s biggest night

The double Olympic champion headlines the biggest womens boxing match in a generation against Christina Hammer on Saturday night in Atlantic City It’s just before midday as Claressa Shields enters the second-floor banquet room in Gallagher’s Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan. The two-times Olympic gold medalist from the embattled Michigan city of Flint is fielding the last of her promotional obligations …

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Conor McGregor reportedly under investigation for sexual assault

Hours after Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, the New York Times has reported that he is under investigation over allegations of sexual assault Hours after Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, the New York Times has reported that he is under investigation over allegations of sexual assault. According to the Times, the former …

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Wilder, Joshua, Fury mark time amid lost heavyweight season

The three men with claims to the title of worlds best heavyweight will each fight in the next month, but the 19-year wait for an undisputed champion presses on Of the many well-documented reasons for boxing’s protracted retreat toward the periphery of the mainstream, the lack of clearly identifiable champions rates high on a competitive list. At one time the …

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Roy Jones Jr is retiring 14 years too late – but in his own sweet time

Perhaps a 49-year-old should be nowhere near a boxing ring but who are we to decide when someone else should retire? Boxing The Queensberry rules Roy Jones Jr is retiring 14 years too late – but in his own sweet time Perhaps a 49-year-old should be nowhere near a boxing ring but who are we to decide when someone else should …

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Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant was …

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Anthony Joshua raises Joseph Parker threat level with Deontay Wilder dig

Anthony Joshua has suggested his opponent next Saturday, Joseph Parker, is a more dangerous proposition than the one-punch American Deontay Wilder Heavyweights are not supposed to be laid-back – unless they have walked on to a left hook. But Anthony Joshua, elegant in his black, tailored tracksuit, embroidered with his “AJBxng” motif, his massive fists housed inside designer gloves and …

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