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Shannon Briggs calls out Tyson Fury

American boxer, Shannon Briggs, wants to face Tyson Fury when both have had their bans lifted, as he called out the former champion when speaking to Sky Sports. Briggs, 45, failed a drugs test back in June ahead of a bout with Fres Oquendo but his suspension is to be lifted today, though the American will have to await the UK Anti-Doping Agency decision on Fury before a fight can be scheduled. When speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Briggs said, “My target is Tyson Fury. He’s a chump, he’s a punk, he shot some words at me on Twitter but he’s scared of ...

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UFC President in process of gaining Promotor’s licence in Boxing

President of the UFC, Dana White, is planning to hold boxing events in 2018 as he tries to secure his promoter’s licence for boxing. Since being apart of the Mayweather/McGregor fight, White believes that boxers would better suit to fight under the UFC rather than boxing promoter’s due to the way his company would handle affairs and provide ‘perks’ to those who fought under the UFC name. Speaking to LA Times, White said, “I am getting into boxing, 100 percent. It’s still early. We’re still working on it. I’ve got to get my stuff together, but I’m getting into boxing, man. ...

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“Nightmare camp for Butler” says Hall ahead of their Eliminator clash

Stuart Hall believes Paul Butler has had a ‘nightmare’ camp for their rematch and he’ll take advantage by taking him out in their rematch and eliminator for the WBA World Bantamweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on September 30, live on Sky Sports. Hall and Butler first met in May 2014 in Newcastle where Butler took Hall’s IBF crown in a tight contest, and over three years later the 37 year old finally gets the chance to gain revenge and take a big step towards challenging for the WBA title – a belt held by another old foe ...

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Butler vows to end Hall’s career in Liverpool

Paul Butler has vowed to end Stuart Hall’s career and take a huge step to becoming a two-time World champion when the pair meet in a WBA World Bantamweight title eliminator at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday September 30, live on Sky Sports. Butler took the IBF crown from Hall in June 2014 in Newcastle and their rematch gives the pair the chance to get into pole position to land a World title again – with a route to the WBA belt that’s in the hands of Jamie McDonnell, who is set for his own rematch with Liborio ...

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McGregor releases statement after loss to Mayweather

Almost a week has gone since Conor McGregor took on Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, in which the Irishman lost via a TKO to Mayweather. With so many people and boxing fans stating the whole clash was a circus and should not have taken place, McGregor actually faired pretty well for his first time in a boxing ring. Mcgregor released a statement on Instagram, reflecting back on last Saturday night’s fight. “Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days. Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your support we ...

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Crawford becomes undisputed champion in three rounds

History was made on Saturday night when Terence Crawford defeated Julius Indongo to become the undisputed Super-Lightweight champion at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska. Crawford now holds the WBA and IBF belts along with his current WBC and WBO titles, making him the second male boxer to unify four major titles. The two started off quietly, both trying to find their range in the first, with Crawford making more of an attack on Indongo with a few nice shots. The second round burst into life. Crawford outclassed his opponent and the Namibian was lucky to survive the round as Crawford ...

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Mayweather vs McGregor – Who’s the winner…Them or us?

Non-sports fans always ask what draws us sports fans to a big event. What is interesting about the Olympics, Big Championship games, horse races etc? Along with the expected entertainment, drama, thrill and excitement are what brings us in to big events. But there is one thing that is key that bridges the disconnect between sports fans and non-sports fans, and that is the spectacle.  When two top teams finally meet, in a showdown for all of the marbles, the world tunes in because the hype surrounding it is that you are going to witness a display of excellence between ...

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Nathan Cleverly vs Badou Jack – Winner could take on Andre Ward

WBA World Light-Heavyweight, Nathan Cleverly will face Badou Jack on the undercard to Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor on the 26th August 2017, live from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada., live on Sky Sports Box Office. The Welshman, 30, has moved to the USA ahead of his clash with Badou Jack, and the Swede will be fighting at Light-Heavyweight for the first time, seven months after taking on James DeGale at Super-Middleweight. In Cleverly’s first defence, he is confident of a good showing and even over shadowing the main event in front of the Las Vegas crowd.  More importantly, a win ...

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How good is Terence Crawford?

Terence Crawford isn’t well known to all casual fans; however, to almost pure boxing fans, Terence Crawford is a top 5 Pound for Pound fighter. Known for his hand speed and his stance switching abilities, Crawford is quiet in his demeanour. Crawford has let his skills do the talking while asking for respect of fans, beating every challenger put in front of him. Viktor Postol was fresh off his upset victory of the hard hitting Lucas Matthysse and many disrespected Crawford believing Postol was the best in the division. Months later Crawford dominated Postol via UD. Back in 2014 Yuriorkis ...

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Pound for Pound Rankings – August 2017

Every month I rank the 10 best fighters in boxing regardless of weight class based off quality of opposition, performance, and the impact of their performance.  Here we go!   Andre Ward Record: 32-0 16 KOs Recent Activity: KO Win vs Sergey Kovalev After defeating Kovalev via knockout, all doubts were erased from the first fight controversy. After years of being a top 3 fighter, finally Ward sits atop his rightful and well-earned spot at the top.                   2. Gennady Golovkin Record: 37-0 33 KOs Recent Activity: UD win in March over ...

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