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‘I’m a different species’: Deontay Wilder celebrates first-round KO of Breazeale – video

Deontay Wilder needed all of 137 seconds to knockout mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale in the ninth successful defence of his WBC heavyweight title. His victory at the Barclays Center comes less than six months after a split draw with Ty…

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Deontay Wilder defends title with first-round destruction of Dominic Breazeale

Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) wipes out challenger in 137 secondsAmerican says rematch with Fury, Joshua fight will happenWilder defends title with first-round KO of Breazeale – as it happenedIt was a return to business as usual for Deontay Wilder on Saturda…

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Deontay Wilder v Dominic Breazeale: WBC heavyweight championship – live!

Wilder defends heavyweight title against Breazeale in BrooklynThe secrets of boxing’s knockout kings: where does power come from?Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 7.09pm BST Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s his look at the mon…

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The secrets of boxing’s knockout kings: what makes a perfect power puncher

The mysterious nature of power remains one of the most elusive and least understood phenomena in all of sportsDeontay Wilder’s chiseled ebony frame is aglow with sweat as he methodically circles the perimeter inside the cramped ring at Gleason’s, landi…

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Sports quiz of the week: play-offs, trebles, a meltdown and the Pope

Who came back? Who took off? Who lashed out?A couple of years ago, Santi Cazorla underwent 11 operations and was told he would never play football again. What did he do this week?Returned to the pitch for one final game before retirement Played in a Cu…

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Sports quiz of the week: play-offs, trebles, a meltdown and the Pope

Who came back? Who took off? Who lashed out?A couple of years ago, Santi Cazorla underwent 11 operations and was told he would never play football again. What did he do this week?Returned to the pitch for one final game before retirement Played in a Cu…

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Wilder, Joshua, Fury mark time amid lost heavyweight season

The three men with claims to the title of world’s best heavyweight will each fight in the next month, but the 19-year wait for an undisputed champion presses onOf the many well-documented reasons for boxing’s protracted retreat toward the periphery of …

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Wilder, Joshua, Fury mark time amid lost heavyweight season

The three men with claims to the title of world’s best heavyweight will each fight in the next month, but the 19-year wait for an undisputed champion presses onOf the many well-documented reasons for boxing’s protracted retreat toward the periphery of …

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Boxer who kissed reporter without consent during interview fined $2,500

Kubrat Pulev must take harassment prevention classBoxer suspended until 22 July after kissing Jennifer RavaloKubrat Pulev has been fined, suspended and ordered to take sexual harassment prevention classes after kissing a reporter, according to reports….

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‘Grow a set of nuts’: Tyson Fury continues feud with Anthony Joshua

• Fury tells world champion to prove himself in ring• Mancunian faces Germany’s Tom Schwarz in JuneTyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua to “grow a set of nuts” and urged his fellow British heavyweight to do his talking in the ring.While there remains lit…

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Julian Williams stuns Jarrett Hurd for unified junior middleweight title

Williams outpoints previously unbeaten Hurd for 154lb titlesHurd suffers first knockdown of career in first professional lossJulian Williams sprung a shocking upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight …

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Rory McIlroy tops UK’s richest young sports star list for third year running

Golfer’s fortune stands at £138mFootballers dominate all-male listThe Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has been named the UK’s richest young sports star for the third year running, increasing his fortune by £28m to £138m, in an all-male list dominate…

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Luke Campbell set for Lomachenko showdown as WBC orders title bout

• Fight for vacant lightweight belt could take place in UK• Campbell in line to meet conqueror of Anthony CrollaThe WBC has ordered Luke Campbell and Vasyl Lomachenko to fight for the vacant lightweight title. Related: Canelo Álvarez outpoints Daniel J…

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Canelo Álvarez outpoints Daniel Jacobs to unify middleweight titles

Álvarez wins decision by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 (twice)Canelo defeats Jacobs to unify middleweight titles – live!Canelo Álvarez won a close and uncontroversial decision over Daniel Jacobs in their hotly anticipated middleweight championship unif…

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Canelo Álvarez v Daniel Jacobs: WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight title unification – live!

Álvarez and Jacobs meet to unify WBA, WBC and IBF titles at 160lbsJacobs to pay hefty fine after missing rehydration limit on SaturdaySend a tweet to Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 5.01am BST Round 1Cautious, measured opening from both fighters as…

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Aiba threatens to sue IOC if stripped of right to run amateur boxing

• Amateur boxing’s governing body locked in row with IOC• IOC poised to announce Aiba is impossible to work withAmateur boxing’s world governing body, Aiba, is planning to up the ante in its fight with the International Olympic Committee by filing a la…

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Canelo Álvarez and Daniel Jacobs out to unify titles in Cinco de Mayo showdown

The odd lack of buzz around Saturday’s middleweight unification fight is more at the feet of broadcaster DAZN than the matchup, which is one of the best that can be made todayCinco de Mayo weekend has for years been the closest thing on the boxing cale…

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Andy Ruiz Jr snatches ‘golden ticket’ to challenge Anthony Joshua for four titles

• Four titles at stake on 1 June at Madison Square Garden• Ruiz faces Anthony Joshua after Jarrell Miller defectionAnthony Joshua never imagined his American debut at Madison Square Garden on 1 June would be like this: defending his four world heavywei…

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Boxing is leaving Amir Khan behind after Terence Crawford defeat | Bryan Armen Graham

The latest loss for the former world champion underlines he has little hope of returning to the summit of the sportIt was less than an hour after Terence Crawford’s comprehensive beatdown of Amir Khan on Saturday night and the conversation had already …

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Amir Khan’s painful display of self-preservation is the end nobody wanted

Undignified exit will hurt Amir Khan almost as much as Terence Crawford’s crunching blows that left the challenger unable to finish the fightTwo instincts burn most deeply in every boxer’s soul: a will to win and self-preservation. At Madison Square Ga…