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Manny Pacquiao has ‘a couple more fights’ in him after July showdown

Pacquiao meets Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur‘Definitely this is not my last fight,’ says 39-year-oldManny Pacquiao is not thinking about retirement just yet and believes he can continue boxing beyond his first contest for more than a year in July, wh…

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Gennady Golovkin to fight Vanes Martirosyan on 5 May in Canelo absence

Golovkin to fight Vanes Martirosyan on 5 May at StubHub CenterOriginal fight with Canelo scrapped over Álvarez’s failed drug testKazakh risks losing IBF title for not facing mandatory challengerGennady Golovkin’s plans for Cinco de Mayo weekend are fin…

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Manny Pacquiao’s removal of trainer just another ride on boxing’s carousel | Kevin Mitchell

Ructions are so common in boxing that the apparent dismissal of Freddie Roach passed with little commentManny Pacquiao sounds like a confused fighter in the autumn of his career or, at the very least, the team around him are in disarray. Last week the …

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Vasyl Lomachenko: ‘All fighters think about their legacy. I’m no different’

Lomachenko won 396 fights and two Olympic gold medals as an amateur. His next aim is to beat Jorge Linares and become a three-weight world champion after just 12 professional fightsBy Jonathan Drennan for Behind the LinesVasyl Lomachenko may be the mos…

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Frazer Clarke out of Anthony Joshua’s shadow to win Commonwealth gold

• World champion’s ‘sparring partner’ beats Satish Kumar in final• Clarke caps England boxing’s best Games display with six titlesAt 6ft 3in and weighing more than 14st, Frazer Clarke is not accustomed to being in anyone’s shadow but when you train wit…

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Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Tyson Fury and F1

Who is racing? Who remain unbeaten? And who won big at 68? Related: Football quiz: name the missing club in these playing careers Where are Rachael Blackmore, Katie Walsh and Bryony Frost racing this weekend?The Gold Coast Shanghai International Circui…

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Tyson Fury announces boxing return following doping suspension

• Fury banned for two years after testing positive for steroids• Former world heavyweight champion to fight in JuneTyson Fury will fight for the first time in nearly three years when he returns to the ring in Manchester on 9 June.The former world heavy…

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Commonwealth Games day seven – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, divers, gymnasts and athletes are among those going for gloryClick here to check out all our photographic content from the 2018 Games Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day six – in pictures

All the latest pictures from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as cyclists, boxers, divers and athletes battle for medals Continue reading…

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James DeGale eyes one last crack at George Groves and a chunky pay day| Kevin Mitchell

After becoming a world champion for the second time in Las Vegas on Saturday, DeGale wants to take on his end-of-career banker if Groves is not forced to retireJames DeGale is one of boxing’s nice guys, endlessly polite and as open as a children’s Chri…

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James DeGale wins back IBF super middleweight title from Caleb Truax

DeGale wins back title he lost from Caleb Traux in London last yearOlympic gold medalist wins by scores of 117-110 and 114-113 (twice)James DeGale has regained his IBF super middleweight title with a unanimous-decision win over Caleb Truax at the Hard …

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Commonwealth Games day two – in pictures

Weightlifting, swimming and gymnastics are some of the sports that the world’s best sports photographers have trained their lenses on during the second day of action on the Gold Coast Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day one – in pictures

Gymnastics, swimming, cycling and boxing: the world’s best sports photographers capture all the drama from day one Continue reading…

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Boxer secures first Gold Coast medal … before Commonwealth Games start

Taylah Robertson secures medal nine days before first boutAll losing semi-finalists guaranteed a bronzeThe Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has secured the first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – nine days before actually stepping in the ri…

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Canelo Álvarez pulls out of Gennady Golovkin fight over doping ban threat

Fighters had been set for rematch on 5 May in Las VegasMexican boxer failed pair of drug tests in February One of the most anticipated fights of the year is off after Canelo Álvarez withdrew from his rematch with Gennady Golovkin.Álvarez was under a te…

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Deontay Wilder ‘accepts the challenge’ to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK

• Wilder’s co-manager says: ‘Deontay wants the fight’• ‘Deontay is ready to sign and come to the UK to fight this summer’Deontay Wilder is ready to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK this summer to decide the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, a…

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Tyson Fury could be strongest contender to Anthony Joshua’s crown | Sean Ingle

Deontay Wilder could well be Anthony Joshua’s next test – but his biggest one may prove to be Tyson FuryAt some point, surely, the money will talk. And the negotiations between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, which increasingly carry the pheromonal …

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Anthony Joshua talks over Deontay Wilder fight to ‘start next week’

• Barry Hearn also suggests that Joshua could fight in the US• ‘It is a fight Joshua really wants and I think he wants it this year’The promoter Barry Hearn expects negotiations for a world heavyweight title unification fight between Anthony Joshua and…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘I’ll have to defend my throne again in a few months’ – video

Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker on points in Cardiff on Saturday night, with attention now turning to whether Deontay Wilder will be his next opponentAnthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker on points in heavyweight unification Continue reading…

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Anthony Joshua goes the distance but road to Deontay Wilder remains rocky | Sean Ingle

The British fighter has three of the four major heavyweight belts but his path to the fourth may not be entirely straightforwardOf all the boxes that Anthony Joshua had rushed to tick during his whirlwind four-year professional career, only one had rem…