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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez stunned in pro debut

The double Olympic gold medalist was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Denvers Adan Gonzales on Saturday Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Adan Gonzales on Saturday night. Ramirez suffered a stunning split-decision defeat at the Liacouras Center on …

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Tyson Fury survives Otto Wallin scare to stay on course for Wilder rematch

A bloodied Tyson Fury outpointed Otto Wallin on Saturday night in Las Vegas to stay on course for a hotly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder Tyson Fury stayed on course for a hotly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder after surviving a dramatic upset bid from Otto Wallin on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old heavyweight from Manchester overcame a …

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Deontay Wilder apologises for ‘injuring’ mascot on television show

WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has apologised if a punch he landed on a mascot during a television show injured the person inside the costume Deontay Wilder has apologised if a punch he landed on a mascot on a television show injured the person inside the costume. The WBC heavyweight champion floored the mascot, wearing a sombrero and a moustache, …

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Amir Khan denies ‘quit’ claim and says Terence Crawford won with low blow

Amir Khan claimed a low blow by Terence Crawford left him unable to move in the WBO title fight in New York Amir Khan spent nearly the entirety of Saturday night’s doomed challenge for Terence Crawford’s WBO welterweight title on the defensive after he was floored and nearly stopped in the opening round. And so it continued for the former …

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Sportswashing: how Saudi Arabia lobbies the US’s largest sports bodies

Saudi Arabias relatively sudden interest in sports can be construed as a soft power tactic to help distract from the kingdoms ongoing human rights abuses Last month, the foreign registration documentation for Saudi Arabia’s 2018 lobbying campaign in the United States were made available online. The documents shed light on the kingdom’s aggressive sportswashing strategy that included meetings and business …

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Serena Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open meltdown against Andreescu

One year on from her career low point against Naomi Osaka the former champion takes on yet another prodigy in Bianca Andreescu Not since Muhammad Ali roamed boxing in the 60s and 70s has there been an individual sporting psychodrama to equal that generated by Serena Williams. Three weeks short of her 38th birthday (which she does not celebrate because …

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Nike ends deal with Antonio Brown amid sexual assault allegations

The New England Patriots star continues to lose endorsement deals from head to toe as Nike says it no longer represents him Antonio Brown continues to lose endorsement deals from head to toe as Nike says it no longer represents the New England Patriots wide receiver, according to the Boston Globe. “Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete,” a spokesperson …

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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies at 28 from injuries sustained in fight

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from injuries he sustained during a fight on Friday night, according to his trainer Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from injuries he sustained during a fight on Friday night, according to his trainer, Buddy McGirt. Dadashev was 28. “It just makes you realise what type of sport we’re in, man,” McGirt told ESPN …

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Canelo Álvarez outpoints Daniel Jacobs to unify middleweight title belts

The red-headed Mexican won a close, often tense but uncontroversial decision over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight championship unification fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez won a close, often tense but uncontroversial decision over Daniel Jacobs in their hotly anticipated middleweight championship unification fight on Saturday night before a rollicking Cinco de Mayo weekend crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ringside …

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