Jesse Vargas, Thomas Dulorme cap off a high-energy night for low-key promotion

Jesse Vargas, Thomas Dulorme cap off a high-energy night for low-key promotion

Opening Bell: Off to a good start When Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and executives from DAZN scheduled the first American-based card of Hearn’s eight-year, $1 billion deal with the new sports subscription streaming service for Saturday night in Chicago, little did they know the competition they would be facing. As it turned out, the […]

KDF outwits Nairobi County in boxing friendly

KDF outwits Nairobi County in boxing friendly

By AYUMBA AYODIMore by this Author Kenya Defence Forces beat Nairobi County 16-8 to win the friendly boxing tournament at the City Stadium on Saturday. Internationals Nick Abaka (light heavyweight), Nick Okoth (lightweight) and Edwin Okongo (middleweight) and fast-rising Isaac Meja (bantamweight) claimed victories in respective bouts to spur KDF to victory. Mohammed Hussein of […]

Khabib Makes McGregor Tap: Wild Post-Fight Brawl Erupts

Khabib Makes McGregor Tap: Wild Post-Fight Brawl Erupts

Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by scuffling with another fighter in McGregor’s corner on Saturday night. The wild scene occurred after McGregor (21-4) got caught in a choke by Nurmagomedov (27-0), […]

Boxing: Golden girl Adams has sights set on world title push

NICOLA ADAMS has already made her intentions as a professional boxer loud and clear. Win every belt the super-flyweight division has to offer before retiring as undisputed champion of the world following back-to-back Olympic gold medals in her glittering career as an amateur. Nicola Adams. Adams can take a big step closer to the WBO […]

Need to check the system and improve Indian women's boxing results: Mary Kom

Need to check the system and improve Indian women's boxing results: Mary Kom

NEW DELHI: MC Mary Kom won her third world championship gold in 2006. Twelve years later, as the tournament returns to the Indian capital, incredibly, ‘Magnificent Mary’ is still India’s strongest prospect for a medal. That’s the legendary pedestal Mary Kom, a mother of three, has built for herself with her blood and sweat. But […]

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