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    NiDCOM to work with Nigerian-U.S. boxer to harness talents

    Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), said on Thursday that the commission was ready to work with Raphael Igbokwe, a boxing champion, to harness young talents. Igbokwe is a 31-year-old middleweight champion, of Nigerian decent based in Houston, Taxas, U.S. He fought on Oct. 7 last year against Imaud Louis and won by unanimous decision. Dabiri-Erewa spoke…

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    Tyson Fury Survives Knockdown to Secure Split Decision Victory Over Ngannou in Saudi Arabia Clash

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – In a thrilling non-title bout that had the boxing world on the edge of their seats, WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury managed to narrowly defeat former UFC fighter Francis Ngannou in a split decision on Sunday. The showdown, held in Saudi Arabia, nearly delivered one of the most significant upsets in boxing history. Fury, the…

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  • Sports

    Saudi Arabia hosts Joshua and Fury’s mega fight

    Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s epic all-British undisputed fight has finally been confirmed by promoter Eddie Hearn who says it will take place in Saudi Arabia on either August 7 or 14. Boxing fans have been early awaiting news over the highly-anticipated showdown between the pair, which will determine the best fighter on the planet, but talks have dragged on…

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    Fury back in the ring for Wilder fight

    Tyson Fury made his return to the squared-circle on Wednesday after spending months training in lockdown alongside his wife, Paris. The Gypsy King showed no signs of ring rust as he showed off his speed and power during a session inside the Essex Fight Academy gym in Loughton. Fury has made a conscious effort to maintain his fitness levels while…

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  • Sports

    I need to fight Tyson, Lennox or Bowe, Holyfield Roars

    Evander Holyfield has reiterated his wish to face Mike Tyson on his come-back fight, but has also thrown into the mix two other former heavyweight rivals, in Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe. The 57-year-old is keen to return to the ring this year for an exhibition fight, having retired from the sport in 2011 and revealed two weeks ago that…

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  • Sports

    I won’t fight Tyson – AJ

    Heavyweight icon Mike Tyson has been the talk of boxing again with promises of a come-back. But Anthony Joshua, the man currently holding three of the four world title belts, has no interest in taking on Iron Mike. Asked if he would step in the ring with the 53-year-old, he told The Sun: ‘With all due respect I wouldn’t. “Even…

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    AJ to venture into business after 8-year transition plan

    Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua has outlined his plan to “make a transition” into retirement “over the next eight years”. The Briton turned professional one year after winning gold at the London 2012 Olympics, and he is already preparing life after boxing. The 30-year-old aspires to take part in philanthropic work and become a “well respected businessman” when he hangs…

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    Anthony Joshua sends warning to Deontay Wilder

    Anthony Joshua has told Deontay Wilder he is ready for a fight between the heavyweight division’s two major champions. Joshua regained the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night, while Wilder will defend his WBC gold against Tyson Fury in February. Joshua told Sky Sports News about facing Wilder: “I’m ready. I’ve got my belts…

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  • News

    Floyd Mayweather controls pace, defeats Pacquiao by decision

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. spent Saturday night doing — for the most part — what he’s done in the vast majority of his championship bouts over the last decade. He fought strategically. He landed counterpunchers. He held to offset rallies. The significance of this one was that the opponent was Manny Pacquiao. In a welterweight bout that’s seemingly been a generation…

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