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    Shawn Porter ready to seize spotlight after years of being 'the other guy'

    Porter has been largely unappreciated in his career, but he can change that in a big way with a win against Keith Thurman.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Fury says he is injured, rematch vs Klitschko postponed

    LONDON (AP) — World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was forced on Friday to postpone his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko after hurting his left ankle while training for the fight.

    Associated Press
  • Joshua eyes title defence as step towards undisputed goal

    Life has not changed much for Anthony Joshua since winning a version of the world heavyweight title and he sees Saturday's first defence as merely a stepping stone towards his ultimate goal. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist will be trying to claim his 17th knockout victim from as many professional…

    AFP
  • Boxing champ Wilder countersued over canceled Povetkin bout

    Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder and his promoter were countersued on Thursday by Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin and his promoter over the recent cancellation of a title bout, after the Russian tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Povetkin and Andrey Ryabinskiy's World of…

    Reuters
  • Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale: IBF heavyweight champion receives approaches to fight overseas

    Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed approaches for star Matchroom client Anthony Joshua to fight across the globe. The powerful 2012 Olympic gold medalist returns to his spiritual home at London's O2 Arena on Saturday night (25 June) to provide the first defence of the IBF heavyweight world title he…

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  • Injured Fury postpones rematch with Klitschko

    (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has announced the postponement of his much-anticipated re-match with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko after the British boxer suffered an ankle sprain on a run. Fury was due to defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight crowns in against Klitschko in Manchester…

    Reuters
  • Breazeale expected to give Joshua better fight than Martin

    Dominic Breazeale isn't expected to freeze in the ring against IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua like Charles Martin did two months ago. Breazeale also isn't expected to last much longer on Saturday in London than Martin's two-round knockout. Joshua has yet to be beaten or go the distance…

    The Associated Press
  • Olympics-Cuba's Ramirez qualifies for Rio boxing tournament

    Olympic flyweight boxing champion Robeisy Ramirez finally made sure of his place at the Rio Games on Thursday after reaching the bantamweight semi-finals at the last amateur qualifying tournament in Azerbaijan. Ramirez, gold medallist at London 2012, had been forced to travel to Baku for a last…

    Reuters
  • Boxing-Joshua has a lot of weaknesses, says title opponent Breazeale

    British boxer Anthony Joshua's weaknesses will be exposed when he defends his IBF world heavyweight title, his opponent Dominic Breazeale has said as the American returns to London for the first time since his 2012 Olympics nightmare. Olympic champion Joshua, who won the world heavyweight crown in…

    Reuters
  • Drug cheats deserve lifetime bans, says Joshua

    (Reuters) - Boxers who fail doping tests should be banned for life, according to Britain's IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Joshua became the first boxer to hold the Olympic super-heavyweight crown and a version of the world heavyweight title simultaneously with his triumph at the O2…

    Reuters
  • Unbeaten Thurman to defend WBA welterweight crown against Porter

    Undefeated Keith Thurman defends his World Boxing Association welterweight crown against Shawn Porter in an all-American showdown Saturday at the Barclays Center. Thurman, 26-0 with 22 knockouts, took over the title after the retirement of unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather and decisioned Robert…

    AFP