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Gafur Rakhimov to stand down as Aiba president during investigation

• Rakhimov branded one of Uzbekistan ‘leading criminals’ • Rakhimov claims to have ‘revitalised and energised’ AibaGafur Rakhimov, who is accused of being one of Uzbekistan’s “leading criminals” with “links to the heroin trade” by the US Treasury, has …

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Errol Spence Jr overwhelms Mikey Garcia in pound-for-pound showdown

All three judges award Spence Jr every round in lopsided winSpence Jr retains title with shutout of Garcia – as it happenedErrol Spence Jr successfully defended his IBF world welterweight title for the third time, unanimously outpointing previously und…

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Errol Spence Jr v Mikey Garcia: IBF welterweight championship – live!

Garcia (39-0) moves up to 147lbs to face Spence Jr (24-0)Unbeaten champions meet in biggest fight of 2019 so farTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.24am GMT Welcome to the Lone Star State for tonight’s showdown between Errol Spence Jr and Mikey…

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Katie Taylor stops Rose Volante to unify WBA, WBO and IBF lightweight titles

Taylor unifies IBF, WBA and WBO title belts – as it happenedOlympic champion targets Delfine Persoon’s WBC title nextKatie Taylor is one step away from her long-held goal of unifying the fractured lightweight championship after stopping Brazil’s Rose V…

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Katie Taylor stops Rose Volante to unify WBA, WBO and IBF lightweight titles

Taylor unifies IBF, WBA and WBO title belts – as it happenedOlympic champion targets Delfine Persoon’s WBC title nextKatie Taylor is one step away from her long-held goal of unifying the fractured lightweight championship after stopping Brazil’s Rose V…

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Katie Taylor unifies lightweight titles with ninth-round TKO of Rose Volante – live!

Taylor stops Volante to unify IBF, WBA and WBO titlesBray fighter wants WBC champion Delfine Persoon next 3.04am GMT Taylor, who now holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles at 135lbs, is one step away from her long-held goal of unifying the lightweight champ…

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Why a Joshua-Wilder unification fight in 2019 has moved a step closer | Kevin Mitchell

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom has connections with the streaming site DAZN and if the latter signs up Deontay Wilder then a heavyweight unifying bout could be on the tableEddie Hearn’s assertion that there is a “brilliant chance” Anthony Joshua will fight De…

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Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Tennessee police say Beth Plant pulled knife on officerCaleb Plant won IBF super-middleweight world title in JanuaryPolice in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer…

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Anthony Yarde closes in on title shot as boxing returns to Albert Hall

• London light-heavyweight stops veteran Reeves in fifth round• Daniel Dubois grows in stature with quickfire knockoutAnthony Yarde moved closer to a world light-heavyweight title fight by stopping the veteran American Travis Reeves in the fifth round …

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100 years of boxing at the Royal Albert Hall – in pictures

As Championship boxing returns to one of the UK’s most treasured buildings, for the first time in 20 years, we take a look back through the archives as the Albert Hall, which has hosted many of boxing’s biggest names, celebrates a centenary of fight ni…

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Daniel Dubois: ‘Boxing is my calling and so I have no fear of getting hurt’ | Donald McRae

Heavyweight tells Donald McRae his hero is Mike Tyson and an infamous spar with Anthony Joshua was ‘good work for me’There is a statue of a dead boxer outside the Peacock Gym in Canning Town. In this gritty little corner of east London the gold inscrip…

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James DeGale retires from boxing after 10 years as a professional

• Along the way injures have taken their toll, says 33-year-old• Loss to Chris Eubank Jr was former world champion’s final fightJames DeGale has announced his retirement following his unanimous points defeat by Chris Eubank Jr.The 33-year-old, a two-ti…

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Michael Conlan: ‘It’s prize fighting and it’s up to me to deliver for my family’

The unbeaten featherweight speaks about brotherly love, how to be friends with other boxers and his impatience before fightsNot far from Epsom Downs Racecourse, Irish featherweight boxer Michael Conlan sits in his rented accommodation and reflects on h…

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Anthony Joshua laughs off Jarrell Miller’s accusation of drug use

• ‘Jarrell has been banned, maybe that’s why he’s saying it’’• Pair due to meet at Madison Square Garden on 1 JuneJarrell “Big Baby” Miller, a likeable American giant whose mouth matches his waistband, claimed on Monday, with no evidence, that the worl…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘I’m going to strip Jarrell Miller of his soul’ – video

Anthony Joshua responded to Jarrell Miller’s claims he is fighting him on behalf of the ‘underdog’ by reminding him he was a ‘streetfighter’ before becoming a professional boxer. The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion responded to Miller’s…

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Chris Eubank Jr now has younger and more dangerous opponents in his sights

Liverpudlian Callum Smith could be next for ‘Junior’, but the 29-year-old should try and free himself of his father’s influenceThe time will surely come when Chris Eubank Jr can shed the appellation to establish his own identity at the higher levels of…

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Chris Eubank Jr beats James DeGale to send Londoner towards retirement

• Eubank Jr wins by 114-112, 115-112, 117-109• DeGale ‘pretty sure’ he will now call time on his careerChris Eubank Jr finally emerged from his father’s suffocating cloak on Saturday night to send two-time world champion James DeGale hurtling towards r…

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Spectre of retirement will drive James DeGale to overcome Chris Eubank Jr

The IBO super-middleweight title is on the line but both boxers know the result will have a bearing on their future in the ringHistory is crowding in on James DeGale, whose long boxing career has been garlanded in titles and cursed by ill-health, and h…

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Spectre of retirement will drive James DeGale to overcome Chris Eubank Jr

The IBO super-middleweight title is on the line but both boxers know the result will have a bearing on their future in the ringHistory is crowding in on James DeGale, whose long boxing career has been garlanded in titles and cursed by ill-health, and h…

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Chris Eubank ‘petrified’ son will lose must-win fight against James DeGale

• Senior suggests Junior may struggle with mental approach• ‘It’s definitely a 50-50 fight. I’m not convinced he will win’The trouble with boxing is that the real thing is invariably preceded by faux outrage and empty rhetoric, but it was nonetheless a…