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The dames boxers of Gleason’s Gym- a photo paper

Tim Knox saw New Yorks famous Gleasons Gym to photograph some of the six female world champions who train there and find out about what motivates them and some of their fellow female regulars at the establishment In 1982, Bruce Silverglade, in his 30 s at the time, is entered into partnership with Ira Becker, the second owner of Gleason’s …

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James DeGale confident of pulsating Badou Jack before coming home

Londoner James DeGale has said he expects to consolidate the super-middleweight division with a acquire against Badou Jack, who has worked tirelessly for this fight James DeGales road show is coming to an end and the IBF super-middleweight world champ is ready to finish the tour in style. The southpaw known as Chunky ricochetted on to the stage at the …

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Floyd Mayweather to earn at least $100m from Conor McGregor fight

Purses reveal disparity as UFC champ takes $30m minimum potentially rising to $75m while boxing great eyes $200m after all receipts known Floyd Mayweather will earn a minimum of $100m for Saturday’s junior middleweight boxing match with UFC champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena, matching the career-high guarantee he made for his 2015 megafight with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather’s contracted …

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Canelo Alvarez to miss respite of 2016 with fractured thumb

Mexican star shattered mitt during knockout victory over Liam Smith to fasten light-headed middleweight title on Saturday Canelo lvarez has fractured his right thumb, scrapping plans for a big December fight in New York City. The WBO light-colored middleweight champion held the trauma in the second round of his knockout victory over Liam Smith on Saturday night. Golden Boy Promotions …

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Floyd Mayweather offers new terms to fight UFC star Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take on UFC star for $100m and added: Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants to fight – lets make it happen Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor but only if he gets paid $100m (82m) and the Irish UFC star is prepared to …

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The forgotten story of … Jack Johnson’s fight with Oscar Wilde’s poet nephew

When the first black heavyweight world champion took on Oscar Wildes nephew in the ring two very different and compelling figures collided On 23 April 1916, a boxing match took place in Barcelona, between Jack Johnson and Arthur Cravan. In sporting terms it ran for six unmemorable rounds, was a terrible mismatch, and barely registers as a footnote in Johnsons …

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Liam Smith looks to upturn Canelo Álvarez’s best laid plans

Steve Brenner: Canelo lvarez infuriated fans by passing on a Gennady Golovkin showdown to fight the less heralded Liam Smith. Can the Liverpudlian make him pay? Everything adds up for Saul Canelo lvarez. Fast horses, even faster cars, the adulation of a boxing-mad nation and the owner of rapier-like fists which have propelled the Mexican to the very top of …

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‘I died tonight in the cage’: MMA fighter recovering after twice being revived

An American mixed-martial arts fighter says he temporarily died in the arena after he claimed his heart stopped and he suffered kidney failure An American mixed-martial arts fighter says he temporarily “died” in the arena after his heart stopped and he suffered kidney failure during a fight on Friday. Clovis “CJ” Hancock collapsed in a preliminary round of the Legacy …

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Angela Lee and MMA’s project to crack the $18tn-plus Asian market

The Canadian fighter is a heart-pounding talent, and could become a huge star in countries where martial arts are a huge part of the culture Angela Lee wants people to think of her as a typical young woman, but thats difficult to accept considering what shes already done. Im a normal person who happens to be a fighter and a …

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