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  • Mayweather ready to hang up gloves as 'the best ever'

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as 'The Best Ever', when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defense against fellow American Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely…

    Reuters
  • Focused Berto ignoring Mayweather 'hoopla'

    Andre Berto said Tuesday he is blocking out the hype for his welterweight world title bout against Floyd Mayweather and believes the pound-for-pound king is no longer the fighter he was. Mayweather says he intends to hang up his gloves after the September 12 showdown in Las Vegas and he infuriated…

    AFP
  • Brook to defend welterweight belt against Chaves

    Britain's Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight title against Argentina's Diego Chaves in Sheffield, northern England on October 24, it was announced on Wednesday. Brook, 29, has successfully defended his crown against Jo Jo Dan and Frankie Gavin since claiming the title with an impressive…

    AFP
  • German boxer Charr shot in kebab shop attack

    German heavyweight boxer Manuel Charr was on Wednesday recovering in hospital after being shot in a late-night attack at a kebab snack-bar in Essen. The 30-year-old, who lost his world heavyweight title fight to ex-champion Vitali Klitscho in 2012 in a one-sided bout, was shot late on Tuesday…

    AFP
  • Berto 'on a mission' to unseat Mayweather

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog but also as a man "on a mission" as he bids to end his fellow American's perfect 48-0 record. Berto, 31, he has blinkered himself…

    Reuters