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Olaide Fijabi’s plan for ABU title defence in Senegal suffers setback
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Olaide Fijabi’s plan for ABU title defence in Senegal suffers setback

Injured African Super Lightweight Boxing Champion, Olaide Fijabi wants ABU to shift his October 20 title defence against Senegal’s Senegalese, Abderrazak Houya by two weeks. Nigeria’s rising star, Olaide Fijabi’s preparation for the defence of his Africa Boxing Union (ABU) Super Lightweight title in Dakar, Senegal, may have suffered a […]

Joshua ready for Wilder but promoter wants no more Deontay delay
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Joshua ready for Wilder but promoter wants no more Deontay delay

Wilder Britain’s Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place as it would be “silly not to”. But promoter Eddie Hearn has warned a deal must be agreed quickly if the American is to be Joshua’s next opponent. Joshua successfully defended his […]

Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin to retain titles
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Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin to retain titles

 Anthony Joshua celebrates his win against Alexander Povetkin Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge Britain’s Anthony Joshua retained his International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. It was the first time the Russian, […]

Coaches, administrators thrilled by performance level at GOtv Boxing NextGen 4 
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Coaches, administrators thrilled by performance level at GOtv Boxing NextGen 4 

Boxing gloves Coaches and boxing authority figures at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4 holding in Abeokuta have expressed delight at the quality of young boxers participating in the programme. The three-day event designed to spot young aspiring professional boxers started on Thursday at the Dunkin Pepper Gym of the MKO […]

I’ll put my critics to shame on football pitch, says Usain Bolt
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I’ll put my critics to shame on football pitch, says Usain Bolt

Thirty-one-year-old eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt trains for the first time for the A-League football club Central Coast Mariners in Gosford on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PETER LORIMER / Usain Bolt has vowed to silence his critics after training with A-League outfit, Central Coast Mariners for the […]

Whyte, Miller may face Joshua in WBO title defence
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Whyte, Miller may face Joshua in WBO title defence

Undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA title against Alexander Povetkin on September 22 before fighting either Dillian Whyte or Jarrell Miller. Matchroom heavyweights, Dillian Whyte and Jarrell Miller may be on the verge of a final eliminator to determine the next WBO mandatory challenger for […]

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London-based Nigerian boxer, Tony Salam, takes WBF title fight to Harare

A London-based Nigerian cruiserweight boxer, Tony Salam has promised his South Africa-based Zimbabwean opponent, Chomunorwa “Sting” Gonorenda hell as both boxers clash in Harare, Zimbabwe on August 31, 2018 in a World Boxing Federation (WBF) Africa Cruiserweight title fight. The Nigerian pugilist, also known as Muri Sugar, has had 11 […]

Asaba to rumble again as GOtv Boxing Night shifts to South South
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Asaba to rumble again as GOtv Boxing Night shifts to South South

Prince Fatai Nurudeen (right) and Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph (left) during the national lightweight champion bout at GOtv Boxing Night 7. Joe Boy defended his African Boxing Union (ABU) title in Ibadan recently where he defeated his Ghanaian challenger in a 12-round contest. Just a few weeks after the end […]

No group except CAF, FIFA recognised NFF can sack me, says scribe Sanusi
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No group except CAF, FIFA recognised NFF can sack me, says scribe Sanusi

Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mohammed Sanusi General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) headed by Amaju Pinnick, Mohammed Sanusi, who was purportedly sacked by the Chris Giwa group claiming leadership of the federation, yesterday insisted that only the NFF board recognised by CAF and FIFA […]

After Pacquiao loss, ex-WBA champ Matthysse calls time on career
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After Pacquiao loss, ex-WBA champ Matthysse calls time on career

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title Fight – Manny Pacquiao v Lucas Matthysse – Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – July 15, 2018 Manny Pacquiao in action against Lucas Matthysse REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin Just two weeks after a punishing knockout loss to Filipino great Manny Pacquiao, Argentine former WBA welterweight champion […]

How Alaafin of Oyo inspired Joe Boy to retain ABU title at GOtv Boxing Night 15
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How Alaafin of Oyo inspired Joe Boy to retain ABU title at GOtv Boxing Night 15

Prince Fatai Nurudeen (right) and Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph (left) during the national lightweight champion bout at GOtv Boxing Night 7 The presence of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, played a major role in the victory recorded by Nigeria’s Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph over a resilient Ghana’s […]