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James Toney: I should’ve knocked Donald Trump’s head off and saved the world lots of trouble

Twenty-six years after their first meeting Donald McRae catches up again with his favourite boxer as the outspoken 49-year-old former world champion prepares for an exhibition fight in Bristol before embarking on a career as a bounty hunter“Why?” James…

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Wu Ching-kuo steps down as leader of Aiba, amateur boxing’s governing body

• Taiwanese steps down amid allegations of mismanagement • Franco Falcinelli, currentlyAiba’s senior vice-president, to take overThe suspended leader of amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has announced he is stepping down amid allegations of financ…

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David Haye’s rematch with Tony Bellew postponed due to arm injury

• Haye suffered injury to biceps during training for 17 December bout• Promoters hoping to reschedule fight for 24 March or 5 MayDavid Haye has been forced to postpone his rematch with Tony Bellew after tearing his biceps during training.The injury-pro…

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David Haye’s rematch with Tony Bellew postponed due to arm injury

• Haye suffered injury to biceps during training for 17 December bout• Promoters hoping to reschedule fight for 24 March or 5 MayDavid Haye has been forced to postpone his rematch with Tony Bellew after tearing his biceps during training.The injury-pro…

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Anthony Ogogo: ‘I’d cut my leg off to box again. One more surgery and I’ll be back’ | Donald McRae

After a bronze medal at London 2012 and a successful start to his professional career the boxer’s life fell apart following a devastating eye injury in 2016 from which he is determined to recoverAnthony Ogogo has been an Olympic bronze medallist, a mod…

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Daniel Jacobs shows his class and puts Billy Joe Saunders fight in the frame | Kevin Mitchell

Eddie Hearn’s American middleweight put Golovkin defeat behind him by outpointing Luís Arias and Hearn will have some negotiating to do if Frank Warren’s Saunders wins in Canada next monthEddie Hearn’s invasion of America was not quite on a par with th…

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Anthony Joshua will fight Deontay Wilder in 2018, says Eddie Hearn

• Promoter confirms start of talks over heavyweight title unification bout• Joshua taunts Wilder, Joseph Parker and Tyson Fury on TwitterAnthony Joshua will fight Deontay Wilder next year, according to the British fighter’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, who h…

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Anthony Joshua has warned Deontay Wilder any fight will be ‘on my terms’

• Promoter Eddie Hearn will make an offer to WBC heavyweight champion• Wilder has accused Hearn of delaying negotiations for potential match-upAnthony Joshua has warned Deontay Wilder they will fight on “my terms” after revealing Eddie Hearn will make …

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Deontay Wilder gives hope of new heavyweight era with Anthony Joshua | Kevin Mitchell

Bermane Stiverne dishonoured boxing’s most important crown when destroyed by the American and with a lack of contenders the sport needs Joshua v WilderThe good news is that Deontay Wilder is making all the right “Bomb Squad” noises about putting his WB…

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Deontay Wilder ‘declares war’ on Joshua after one-round destruction of Stiverne

Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) stops Stiverne in sixth defense of WBC title beltAlabaman calls out Britain’s Anthony Joshua: ‘I declare war upon you’Says Wilder promoter Lou DiBella: ‘He will put Anthony Joshua to sleep’Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne II – as…

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Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne II: WBC heavyweight championship – live!

Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) makes sixth defense of WBC heavyweight titleSend Bryan a tweet at @BryanAGraham or email him 1.09am GMT Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime, why not look back on Kevin Mitchell’s assessment of the heavyweight division. Rel…

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Tyson Fury says fight with Anthony Joshua would resemble Ali v Foreman

• Bout between the unbeaten pair continues to gather momentum• Fury still waiting for final ruling from UK Anti-Doping on drugs banTyson Fury believes a bout between himself and Anthony Joshua would resemble Muhammad Ali’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ with G…

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Boxing will live on after me but I need thrill and fans do, says Anthony Joshua

• Carlos Takam dispatched by Briton who lacks credible opponents• Heavyweight does not want to be deemed as going through the motionsAnthony Joshua, who may one day rank alongside Lennox Lewis as Britain’s greatest heavyweight, admits he “needs a thril…

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‘People want to see fighters unconscious,’ says Anthony Joshua – video

Following his 10th-round TKO victory over the stand-in Carlos Takam, WBA, IBO and IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua responded to a question about fans booing the stoppage by saying: ‘people want to see the fighters I am fighting unconscious…

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Anthony Joshua thumps boxing into the big time – but it’s gloves off for fans

Alcohol and cocaine blamed for crowd violence at local fights, with one announcer appealing: ‘Gentlemen, this is not football’These are heady times for boxing. Crossover stars such as Anthony Joshua, who last night defended his world heavyweight titles…

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Anthony Joshua made to work but retains crown against Carlos Takam

• Heavyweight champion Joshua beats Frenchman Takam in 10th round• Fight was Joshua’s first defence since winning title against Wladimir KlitschkoIt is testimony to Anthony Joshua’s seemingly unstoppable drawing power that he could just about fill this…

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Katie Taylor too good for Anahi Esther Sánchez and takes WBA title

• 2012 Olympic champion takes unanimous verdict against Argentinian• ‘It’s by far the biggest night of my career,’ says Irish lightweightKatie Taylor, the most decorated boxer in the history of women’s boxing, added the WBA lightweight title to her hea…

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Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam: world heavyweight title fight – live!

WBA and IBF champion defends belts against French challenger in CardiffTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email himJoshua must fight against complacencyOlympic champion Katie Taylor captures world title in seventh pro fight 9.00pm BST Hello and welcome to…

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Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam weigh in before world title fight – video

Anthony Joshua weighs in at a heavier than expected 18st 2lb on Friday before his heavyweight bout with Carlos Takam in Cardiff. Challenger Takam, a late replacement for the injured Kubrat Pulev, tips the scales at 16st 11lbAnthony Joshua must fight co…

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Anthony Joshua must fight complacency against a stand-in with nothing to lose | Kevin Mitchell

Carlos Takam faces a defining night as he seeks to unsettle the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion’s well-planned roadshow in CardiffAs his wait for a fight wound down, the world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua looked and sounded like a man guarding …