Boxing

Amir Khan steps up training ahead of potential return to the ring following hand surgery and family feud

LONDON     :   British former world champion Amir Khan is stepping up his bid to return to the top of boxing following an 18-month hiatus fraught with injury and personal problems. The 30-year-old has not fought since he was knocked out by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas in May 2016. Since that savage sixth-round defeat, Khan has undergone surgery to repair damage to his hand ...

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Mary Kom marks triumphant return with Asian Championship gold

NEW DELHI: MC Mary Kom won her fifth Asian Boxing Championship gold medal – first in the 48kg category – by defeating Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the summit clash on Wednesday at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist won in a unanimous 5-0 verdict. However, world championship silver-medallist, Sonia Lathar, had to be content with a ...

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Mayweather vs McGregor: 239 illicit streams detected, says cyber security firm

SINGAPORE: The much-hyped megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has sparked a fierce debate over piracy as over 239 illegal streams were detected, said a cyber security firm on Monday. According to data collected by cybersecurity firm Irdeto, a total of 239 illegal streams were found to have redistributed the boxing match this past weekend, reaching nearly three million ...

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Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in the 10th round to reach landmark 50-0 record in Las Vegas as American teaches the UFC star a lesson in boxing

LAS VEGAS   :   Floyd Mayweather moved to a landmark 50-0 record by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their money-spinning showdown in Las Vegas. The mega-fight was delayed due to pay-per-view issues but when it did eventually get going, fans inside the Las Vegas venue were treated to an enthralling encounter. So after lengthy instructions as ...

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Anthony Joshua open to MMA crossover fight

LONDON: World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed he would be willing to take on a mixed martial arts fighter at some point in the future. The relative merits of the two sports are up for debate as Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor prepares to make his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday. McGregor´s ...

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Pakistani boxer leaves for Germany to participate in WC Championship

ISLAMABAD: Being the only Pakistani boxer to qualify for AIBA World Cup Boxing Championship, Awais Ali Khan (81 kg) left for Germany on Monday to participate in the mega event alongside coaches Dr. Amjad and Arshad. Awais qualified for the World Championships this May, when he defeated India’s Manish Panwar in Asian Boxing Championships in Tashkent. Muhammad Nasir Ijaz, General ...

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Fans pay big money for Mayweather-McGregor tickets

LAS  VEGAS    :  Fight fans attending the much-hyped boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor will have a chance to rub shoulders with the stars in Las Vegas – but it won’t come cheap.  The cheapest ticket listed on reseller StubHub is going for an eye-watering $1675 with two weeks to go until the August ...

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Awais, only Pak boxer to participate in WC Boxing C’ship

ISLAMABAD     : Pakistan’s only boxer Awais Ali Khan who qualified for the AIBA World Cup Boxing Championship would be leaving for Germany on August 21 to participate in the mega event. It may be mentioned here that Awais qualified for the World Championships when he defeated India’s Manish Panwar in the Asian Boxing Championships in Tashkent in May. Pakistan Boxing Federation ...

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Muhammad Waseem wins International Ranking fight by knocking opponent out in 3rd round

PANAMA  : Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem has won his international ranking fight in Panama claiming his seventh straight win and holding his number 1 slot in the ranking. According to details, Waseem knocked out his opponent in third round. He was won Silver title of World Boxing Council (WBC) twice before. On July 7th, he knocked out Alvarez and claimed ...

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Boxer Waseem eyes another win in fight against Panama’s Trejos

KARACHI  :  Pakistan’s top professional boxer and two-time World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem is ready to take on Panama’s Ivan Trejos in a fight in Panama City on Saturday. This will be the second fight for the 2014 Asian Games bronze medalist this month, after he knocked out Panama’s Eliecer Valdez on July 5 on his ...

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