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World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury denies doping allegation

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has denied an allegation of doping after a British Sunday newspaper said he was under investigation. "We are baffled by today's story in the Sunday Mirror," said a statement issued by the boxer's promoter Hennessy Sports. "Tyson Fury absolutely denies any allegation of doping. Boxing News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Fury denies doping allegation

Hughie Fury v Fred Kassi WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has denied an allegation of doping after a British Sunday newspaper said he was under investigation. "We are baffled by today's story in the Sunday Mirror," said a statement issued by the boxer's promoter Hennessy Sports. "Tyson Fury absolutely denies any allegation of doping. Boxing News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Unbeaten Thurman to defend WBA welterweight crown against Porter

Boxing - Unbeaten Thurman defends 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 Guerrero 15 months ago, then stopped Luis Collazo last July. "My goal is […]

Pro boxers who compete in Rio will lose titles: IBF

A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro

(Reuters) – Professional boxers who compete at this year's Olympics will be stripped of their International Boxing Federation titles, the IBF said in a statement on Monday. Professional boxers were given the green light to compete at the Aug. 5-21 Rio Games earlier this month but the IBF is unhappy with the decision and said […]

Boxing school in Rio slum shows sport’s power before Olympics

2016 Rio Olympics: Fight for peace

By Daniel Flynn and Nacho Doce RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Beneath a street lamp in one of Rio de Janeiro's slums, 19-year-old boxer Wanderson de Oliveira does pull-ups from a metal bar outside the Fight for Peace academy while two skinny young boys watch intently. Much of the Complexo da Maré, a teeming neighborhood […]

Unbeaten Wilder to defend crown against Arreola

Deontay Wilder, pictured on January 16, 2016, will make his fourth title defense on July 16, 2016 in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, against Chris Arreola

Unbeaten Deontay Wilder will risk his World Boxing Council heavyweight title next month against fellow American Chris Arreola, who has only one win in his past four fights. Wilder, 36-0 with 35 knockouts, will make his fourth title defense on July 16 in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, against Arreola, 36-4 with one draw and […]

Molina beats Provodnikov in 12-round slugfest

John Molina posted the biggest victory of his career, upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov by a unanimous decision in a 12-round junior welterweight fight

American boxer John Molina posted the biggest victory of his career, upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov by a unanimous decision in a 12-round junior welterweight fight. The two brawlers squared off in the centre of the ring for all 12 rounds but it was Molina's ring expertise in the first half of the fight that allowed him […]

Boxing offers Indonesian drug users way out of addiction

Indonesia's national featherweight champion Jundullah Muhammad Fauzan was hooked on crystal methamphetamine for nearly a decade, and kicking the habit hasn't been easy 

Indonesia's national featherweight champion Jundullah Muhammad Fauzan is clear eyed and focused when squaring off against opponents, but it's outside the ring this young athlete fights his toughest battle. "Staying clean is a hard journey," Fauzan told AFP in Bandung, a mountain-fringed city on Indonesia's main island of Java. The simple gym where he trains […]

Ali’s body back home in Louisville

Flowers and boxing gloves are left at a memorial to boxing legend Muhammad Ali at the Muhammad Ali Center June 5, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky

Former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal are among those due to speak Friday at a memorial in a sports arena in the Kentucky city where Ali — a three-time world heavyweight champion — grew up and threw his first punches. The charismatic Ali, a dazzling fighter and outspoken civil rights activist who became […]

Muhammad Ali in hospital with ‘respiratory’ issue

(Reuters) – Boxing great Muhammad Ali is in hospital with a respiratory issue, a family spokesman said on Thursday. Bob Gunnell said in a statement that Ali's condition was fair. A brief hospital stay was expected. Former heavyweight champion Ali, 74, has Parkinson's disease. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Ken […]

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