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    Multiple world boxing champion and proud Mexican Canelo Alvarez has sensationally threatened Argentinian football superstar Lionel Messi for apparently disrespecting his country's flag. Messi scored for Argentina in their vital 2-0 win over Mexico on Sunday to keep his nation's World Cup dream alive, but it was vision of the Paris Saint-Germain forward and his teammates celebrating in their change room that got Alvarez's blood up. Alvarez, right, hits Gennadiy "GGG" Golovkin in the fifth round of their super middleweight title bout in September. The Mexican champ is furious with Lionel Messi  Alvarez posted the above tweet threatening Messi for disrespecting the Mexican flag after Argentina won 2-0 in their World Cup clash on Sunday RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Adorable moment Canelo Alvarez gets a hug and a twirl from... 'I suffered a lot... I should have given more': Argentina... Share this article Share As Messi sung and kicked his boots off, he appeared to kick a Mexican jersey or flag that was on the floor.  'Did you guys see Messi cleaning...
    FORMER world champion boxer Moi Fuentes has tragically died at the age of just 37, one year after suffering a brain clot in a fight. The Mexican super-flyweight suffered the devastating injury in a sixth round knockout defeat to David Cuellar Contreras in October 2021. 1Moi Fuentes passed away on Thursday morningCredit: Getty And now it has been confirmed by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman that Fuentes passed away on Thursday morning. Sulaiman posted the news social media, saying: "Thank God, Moises Fuentes is already resting in peace. A warrior who fought to the last breath. "Our condolences to his family and friends and our appreciation to his wife for her dedication and dedication with indescribable love during this difficult year of suffering. "May he rest in peace." More to follow. Most read in SportTEST DRIVE McGregor says he'll be 'CLEAR for drug testing in Feb' as he plots UFC returnHOME SWEET HOME Gisele moves into new $11.5m Miami pad opposite Brady and talks to designerMASKED MEUN Why is Thomas Meunier wearing a mask for Belgium at the World Cup 2022?'GEAUX TIGAHS' Dunne...
    FORMER boxer David Haye has today arrived at court where he is due to stand trial charged with assaulting a man at a gig. The 41-year-old former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion allegedly attacked Nickesh Jhala at the Hammersmith Apollo. 4David Haye is due to stand trial todayCredit: PA Haye was later arrested and charged as he stepped off a plane at Heathrow Airport in June. The alleged attack took place on October 30, 2021. Haye has arrived at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with assault. He will give evidence at the two-day trial, which will hear from nine witnesses in total. Read more on David HayeANT THE MAN Haye reckons Joshua can BEAT heavyweight king Fury due to one special attributeHAYE DAY Haye says he would have beaten Fury, Joshua, Dubois and Joyce in his boxing prime Haye is one of Britain's most successful boxers - with a record 28 victories and just four defeats in his career. He spent time as both cruiserweight and heavyweight champion of the world before retiring in 2018. Haye made a one-fight comeback in...
    (CNN)Two women have accused former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman of sexually abusing them when they were minors in the 1970s, according to lawsuits filed this week. One of the women is described as the daughter of an adviser and manager to Foreman while the second woman is the daughter of a boxer who trained with him, according to the documents. They are seeking a jury trial and damages against Foreman and anyone who may also be responsible for the alleged abuses. Those additional parties could be added to the lawsuit as more information becomes available in the case, the documents say Foreman, in a statement Wednesday, denied the allegations. "Over the past six months, two women have been trying to extort millions of dollars each from me and my family. They are falsely claiming that I sexually abused them over 45 years ago in the 1970s. I adamantly and categorically deny these allegations," he said. Read More"The pride I take in my reputation means as much to me as my sports accomplishments, and I will not be intimidated by...
    JAKE PAUL and Hasim Rahman Jr's fight cancelation may come as no surprise to former world champion Shawn Porter. Paul was due to face Rahman at New York's famed Madison Square Garden next weekend. 3Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr saw their fight cancelledCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Former world champion Shawn PorterCredit: Getty But following a weight disagreement between the two, the entire pay-per-view event was axed. Rahman signed to fight at the 14st 4lb cruiserweight limit of 200lb, despite being 16 stone in his last fight in April. And he was also had to comply with a strict rehydration limit when weighing in the next day. So ex-welterweight champ Porter, 34, predicted the bout could collapse amid the weight barrier. READ MORE IN BOXINGPAULSY MOVE Jake Paul sensationally CALLED OUT by Chris Eubank Jr after Rahman Jr fight axe He told Fight Hub TV two weeks ago: "They're picking a fighter who was just knocked out but even beyond that he's at a higher weight and they're going to force him to pull his weight down. "He's...
    A shocking image showing two clear jaw breaks on either side of the face, has revealed the incredible extent of Jai Opetaia's bravery in his IBF cruiserweight world title win over Mairis Briedis on Saturday night at the Gold Coast. It was revealed by doctors in an emotional dressing room that Opetaia's jaw had been fractured on both sides of his mouth; first on one side in the second round, then again on the other side in the sixth round.  The 27-year-old Aussie was in a tremendous amount of pain after what by Opetaia's promotor Dean Lonergan dubbed one of 'the most brutal fights in Australian boxing history'. All the new champ could do when asked about the win by commentator Ben Damon after the bout was yell at the crowd without forming any words, invoking memories of Sylvester Stallone yelling 'ADRIAANNNNN!' in Rocky. Two distinct jawline breaks can be seen (circled) in the scan of Opetaia's face after his incredibly gutsy cruiserweight title win “Adriannnn!” @jaiopetaia1’s post world title fight interview with me, with his jaw badly broken in...
    BRUCE LEE could have become a boxing world champion, according to one of the legends of the sport George Foreman. A book charting the life of the martial artist, 'Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend', was released in 2020 on the anniversary of his death. 2Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend delves into the life of arguably the greatest ever martial artist 2George Foreman says watching Bruce Lee in action gave him 'chills'Credit: Getty - Contributor Lee, who died in 1973 after suffering a brain injury, would have been 80 on July 20, 2020. Foreman has revealed that watching Lee do his thing in films left him with "chills". And the 73-year-old claims that Lee could have made a big success in the sport where he himself became famous. In an excerpt from the book seen by SunSport, Foreman said: "Bruce Lee was a good athlete and he could’ve been a good boxer. Read more in sportGET YOUR GOSS Real STILL eyeing Haaland swoop, Mane to undergo Bayern medical ON TUESDAYCAN DO NO RON I am world's most...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has announced that Robert Garcia will train him for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. The two-time heavyweight champion has been with GB coach Rob McCracken since his professional debut way back in 2013. 4Joshua suffered his second professional defeat in September of last yearCredit: PA 4Garcia (right) is widely regarded as one of the best trainers in the worldCredit: Mark Robinson - The Sun But now he has decided to switch things up as he bids to avenge his loss to Usyk. And Garcia, who was voted The Ring magazine's Trainer of the Year in 2011, will reportedly be in the corner for Joshua against the Ukrainian. ESPN's Mike Coppinger tweeted: "Robert Garcia will train Anthony Joshua in England for the heavyweight title rematch vs. Oleksandr Usyk on July 23 in Saudi Arabia, sources tell ESPN. "Garcia, an ex champ and trainer of the year, is revered for his game plans. READ MORE IN BOXING'LORD KNOWS I TRY' AJ looks sharp as he begins training for high-stakes rematch with UsykFree bets! The best free bets and sign up...
    EDDIE HEARN crushed Jake Paul's dreams by telling the YouTuber he will never win a boxing world title. The Matchroom chief was ruthless in his assessment of Paul as a fighter, suggesting he will never come close to being world-class. Eddie Hearn with a clear 10-8 over Jake Paul @SpinninBackfist pic.twitter.com/eCpa7Zp2SA— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 29, 2022 1Eddie Hearn told Jake Paul he will never become world championCredit: Sportsfile Hearn also pointed out the fact Paul is yet to face a real boxer - something the social media sensation took issue with. In reaction to Paul claiming he will one day become world champion, Hearn told iFL TV: "Everyone's entitled to have a dream, no seriously I'm being serious. "I think there's absolutely no way he can beat a world champion and become a world champion. "But I will say he's improving a lot, he's dedicated to the sport. I don't know how good he is because he hasn't faced a real fighter yet, it's not his fault he signed to fight Tommy Fury." Read More in BoxingBIG HEARNER Watch...
    EBANIE BRIDGES exploded into an X-rated blast at her haters, declaring: "I can f***ing fight and I can look hot." The lingerie-wearing Australian boxer, 35, dominated Argentine Maria Cecilia Roman on the Josh Warrington undercard in Leeds on Saturday night. 4Ebanie Bridges secured the IBF female bantamweight world titleCredit: PA 4The Australian shows plenty of confidence when she gets weighed the day before her fightsCredit: PA With the unanimous decision win, the maths teacher and former ring girl secured the IBF female bantamweight belt - claiming a world title in just her ninth pro fight as Leeds trio Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips cheered her on. And the Blonde Bomber - who wears skimpy underwear outfits for weigh-ins - was quick to hit out at the critics who questioned her. Bridges ranted: "I would like to say, 'Can I f****** fight or not?' "F*** you guys who think I can't fight. READ MOREJAW DROPPING Warrington broken jaw...
    Vasiliy Lomachenko, a former world champion and Top 10 pound-for-pound boxer, has joined his country’s Territorial Defense Forces to help Ukraine fight off the Russian invaders. Lomachenko, 34, posted a pic to Facebook on Sunday in which he could be seen wearing a military uniform with a rifle. According to ESPN: The 34-year-old was in Greece when the invasion began, and his flight home to Ukraine on Friday was delayed due to air traffic being grounded. He flew into Bucharest and traveled through Romania on Saturday to reach his home outside of Odessa to be with his family. Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs), a former three-division champion, is closing in on a June 5 fight in Australia against undisputed lightweight champion George Kambosos, a title bout that would be televised on June 4 in the United States on ESPN. Lomachenko agreed to his side of the deal earlier this month. Lomachenko is not the only Ukrainian boxer who has taken up arms in defense of Ukraine. Hall of Fame former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, who is the mayor of Kyiv,...
    After Amir Khan lost likely his final boxing battle against Kell Brook, some are quick to criticize a solid boxer and former world champion.  On Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Manchester Arena, former boxing champion Amir Khan probably entered the ring for the last time as a professional boxer. Yes, he dropped a disappointing TKO loss to Kell Brook, but that shouldn’t diminish Khan’s history as a high-level boxer. Even though this was their first meeting, Khan and Brook had years of built-up animosity. Who knows how things would have gone if they met in their prime, but today when both are 35 years old, Brook was the far better fighter. A loss can mean lonely times for a boxer. Hangers on move away, and fan approval drops. Being branded as a loser is damning when it shouldn’t be. When two competitors enter the ring, one wins, and the other is defeated. Respect should be had for both, but in the era of social media, it’s easy for people to slam the efforts of the conquered. Brook proved that he’s...
    Daniel Jacobs lost to John Ryder, but should that be enough to walk away from boxing? Contemplating Jacobs’ future and when it’s time to say goodbye.  It’s usually clear when an elite prizefighter has seen their best days in the ring go by. The signs unfold in a sad drama in front of millions watching at home on television. Even then, the boxers themselves often have a hard time accepting reality. Daniel Jacobs isn’t the boxer he once was, but he isn’t shot either, which makes sorting out his future even more difficult. Jacobs (37-4, 30 KOs) enjoyed a lot of success as a boxer. He was a two-time champion who inspired others by beating cancer and becoming the WBA middleweight champion in 2014. That feat earned Jacobs the well-deserved nickname as the ‘Miracle Man.’ Jacobs didn’t lose a bout from 2010-2016 and scored some impressive knockout victories in the process. Even when Jacobs lost to Gennadiy Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, he performed well and pushed both future Hall-of-Famers to the limit. Jacobs was on their level and deserves everlasting respect...
    EDDIE HEARN refused to mince his words as he explained how to Jake Paul that he ‘doesn’t think’ he can become a world champion boxer. The two men have joined forces to co-promote Katie Taylor’s undisputed title clash with Amanda Serrano. 2The undefeated Jake Paul is aiming to win a boxing world titleCredit: Getty 2Eddie Hearn has told him to his face that he 'doesn't think' the American can do itCredit: PA They will be embarking on a huge media tour together, including the UK, to promote the historic female showdown. Matchroom chief Hearn helped promote the YouTuber’s first pro boxing bout. And Paul has gone on to register an undefeated record of 5-0 since – and he has now declared his desire to win a world title inside the ring. He told talkSPORT Breakfast: “I was ready to fight a professional boxer, I had a poster up in my gym from Eddie that says 'when are you going to fight a real boxer?' that I look at before I enter the gym. “It's only been two years since my debut...
    JAKE PAUL claimed NO boxer has 'a big enough name' to fight him other than ex-world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The YouTube star-turned prizefighter has faced criticism for not yet facing a recognised boxer in his 5-0 career. 3Jake Paul claimed NO boxer has 'a big enough name' to fight him other than Julio Cesar Chavez JrCredit: Getty 3Canelo Alvarez pictured next to Julio Cesar Chavez JrCredit: AFP or licensors But the internet personality admitted he is lacking pay-per-view worthy names to fight, leaving him with only former middleweight title holder Chavez Jr, 35. Paul, 25, told MMA Fighting: “There’s really no boxers who have a big enough name to make it an interesting enough event that are really near my weight class or experience level. “It would basically be like fighting for the world title would be the only fight that would sell and I don’t even know who the cruiserweight champion is. “I think ‘Canelo was supposed to fight him but it just doesn’t make any sense. "It’s my sixth fight and...
    Last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 knockouts) stopped the IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant (21-1, 12 knockouts). Going into the mega-bout, “Canelo” whose nickname is a reference to his cinnamon-colored hair, owned the WBA, WBC, and WBO belts but after defeating Plant, he became the first undisputed super-middleweight champion in history. In the early rounds, Plant, the 29-year-old cagey boxer from Tennessee, presented puzzles for Canelo. Plant used lateral movement, clinched when necessary, worked his jab, fired combinations, and was initially able to stay free of the left-hook artist stalking him. But as Caleb Truax, the last man to fight Plant before Alvarez, told me, “Plant is quick and elusive but he didn’t have enough power to make me hesitate to attack and he certainly won’t have the punch to keep Alvarez off him.” And as last night’s denouement revealed, if you can’t keep Canelo off you, you are in dire straits. The full house at the MGM Arena wildly cheered on Canelo as he methodically walked Plant down and...
    Boxing function in Aguascalientes with double WBA title An attractive boxing evening is the one that will take place on September 15 at the Palenque de Gallos of the San Marcos National Fair in Aguascalientes, where there will be two regional titles endorsed by the World Boxing Association (WBA, for its acronym). in English). Photo: Supplied In the stellar clash for the vacant Fedecaribe welterweight belt, the hydrocalid José Miguel Borrego Múñiz (in the photo) will have as an opponent the Tamaulipas Carlos “Rana” Gorham, in what is expected a duel of many blows and emotions, and where the boxer from Aguascalientes is expected to take out the breed to win. In the semifinal fight of the night there will be a clash between Mexico against Spain, the experienced boxer from the capital Ulises “Ratoncito” Lara will do the “honors” to the undefeated Iberian Samuel Carmona, ten chapters in flyweight. Lara will have a complicated rival so she will have to get all her best resources to be successful. Photo courtesy: Ramón Cairo / OR Promotions Another attractive...
    Undefeated Mark Magsayo will face former Mexican world champion Julio ‘Pollito’ Ceja on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas; in a duel that will most likely catapult the winner to the world title dispute in the featherweight division. The clash between the ‘Pollito’ Ceja and the ‘Magnífico’ Magsayo will take place on the back of the card headed by the historic Manny Pacquiao, who will face the WBA welterweight champion, the Cuban Yordenis Ugas, in a duel for the title. Ceja Pedraza, former world champion super bantamweight of the World Boxing Council, and fighter represented by Promociones del Pueblo, a company directed by Oswaldo Küchle; He is already in the final part of his camp in Las Vegas, where he was demanded to the maximum by the famous Cuban coach Ismael Salas, who has had under his tutelage great exponents of boxing. With an impressive knockout effectiveness of almost 90%, the Mexican boxer, comes to this fight after facing solid world champions Brandon Figueroa and Guillermo Rigondeaux, is ready to dispute the International WBO featherweight belt...
    The double world champion Francisco ‘Chihuas’ Rodríguez, is ready to contest the world super flyweight championship of the World Boxing Organization, next September 1 in Tokyo, Japan against the Japanese Kazuto Ioka, absolute monarch in four different categories. Ioka, with a record of 16 wins in world title fights, and a total of 26 as a professional boxer, will make the fourth defense of the 115-pound crown against the Mexican who will travel this weekend to Japan to seek to dethrone in his own patio to the 32-year-old boxer. The fighter pride of Santa Catarina, Nuevo León; He assured that he is in his best physical and mental shape to face the Japanese; “I have been among the best in the world for a long time, now I am a mature fighter with a well-defined style; the opportunity comes at my best and I am going to take advantage of it ”. “We did a great camp at the Otomí Ceremonial Center, a month of a lot of work that is nothing compared to the years I waited in...
    Esteban Bermúdez received his WBA 108-pound world champion belt. Excited and on the verge of tears, the boxer recalled strong moments that he had to go through to continue his career in boxing, such as when he retired for three and a half years, time that helped him reflect and thus set his goal that every boxer wants. : the world championship. “It feels nice (to be a world champion), it’s something that every boxer aspires to. Now comes the most difficult part and to put a lot of desire on him and show that we are not one-night champions and that we want to last, ”said Bermúdez (14-3-2, 10 KOs). Since his coronation, the Neza fighter has seen that people observe him with respect, but he knows very well that not all are classified as friends. “It’s like everything, there are real friends, friends who talk to you about other ideas or people who didn’t talk to you before and now they come to you with other ideas, but we can’t change, I’m Bermúdez, I’m very humble… there are...
    As a child in an authoritarian, socialist country, Choi Hyunmi's athletic talent was spotted early and her progress accelerated by a coach keen to impress the leader of North Korea. After packing the gloves away when her family defected to the South, it was boxing that helped her two years later after she faced discrimination. Nearly two decades after fleeing North Korea as a 13-year-old girl, Choi is South Korea’s only boxing world champion. She harbors ambitions to unify her super featherweight division and to move up a weight to challenge Irish legend Katie Taylor, who is one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the women's ranks. Choi’s big push got off to a rocky start, when her planned unification bout with WBC title-holder Terri Harper in May was cancelled because of the British boxer’s hand injury. Still, what the undefeated WBA champion has already achieved makes her a great ambassador for North Korean defectors in South Korea. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "What I wish now is letting the world know there is Choi Hyunmi in...
    AMIR KHAN has hit back at Conor Benn by saying 'at your age I was a world champion.' Benn, 24, called out the former unified light-weight king after obliterating respected Samuel Vargas on Saturday night. 4Amir Khan is set for one final swansong in the ringCredit: PA While it took Benn just 80 seconds to dismantle the Colombian, Khan was forced to climb off the deck to beat him back in 2018. After the scrap, son of British ring legend Nigel said: "I like Amir Khan, he has achieved everything I want to in this sport. "But he said I would have a tough night against Samuel Vargas, just because he did. "But I am a different animal when I get in there. When I see an opening I take it and that is exactly what I would do to Khan." But Khan, who is after one final swansong before calling time on his illustrious career, fired back a warning shot. The 34-year-old said: "Conor, well done. Great kid, wish him the best. At his age I was a world champ....
    Few on this planet know what it’s like to be the best in the world. Fewer still reach that point before they’re old enough to vote. Then again, there’s only one Claressa Shields, who won her first of two middleweight boxing Olympic gold medals at the 2012 Games in London at just 17 years old. Since winning her second four years later in Rio de Janeiro, she conquered the professional boxing world and already has some proclaiming her the greatest woman to ever step into the ring. So, what does a young athlete who still hasn’t peaked do now? In Shields’ case, she finds another sport to take over: mixed martial arts. Instead of making the leap directly to the UFC, Shields turned heads with the decision to sign a three-year contract in December with Professional Fighters League to compete as a lightweight. The PFL format consists of a unique regular season and playoff for each of its weight classes, as fighters earn standings points to qualify for a postseason that culminates in a year-end championship night. Each season champion...
    More On: mma Jake Paul found his fighting Plan B after Conor McGregor mess Ex-UFC champion in more legal trouble after DUI arrest UFC 257 Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier: How to watch, fight card Ex-Bellator champ arrives at UFC looking to crush a snobby myth Few on this planet know what it’s like to be the best in the world. Fewer still reach that point before they’re old enough to vote. Then again, there’s only one Claressa Shields, who won her first of two middleweight boxing Olympic gold medals at the 2012 Games in London at just 17 years old. Since winning her second four years later in Rio de Janeiro, she conquered the professional boxing world and already has some proclaiming her the greatest woman to ever step into the ring. So, what does a young athlete who still hasn’t peaked do now? In Shields’ case, she finds another sport to take over: mixed martial arts. Instead of making the leap directly to the UFC, Shields turned heads with the decision to sign a three-year contract in...
    Former Olympic gold medalist and undisputed boxing champion jumping to MMA. After rumors surrounding her long-term future in boxing and potentially jumping to MMA, Claressa Shields will reportedly make the transition between sports, reportedly signing a deal with the Professional Fighters League (PFL). MMAJunkie was the first to report the story. Shields will be taking one-off at fights at lightweight to start her PFL tenure, similar to when Kayla Harrison first transitioned to MMA from judo. Shields has been linked to MMA over the past couple of years, with potential boxing matches against Cristiane Justino (aka Cris Cyborg) and Amanda Nunes in the rumor mill. Shields was present in Justino’s locker room for her UFC 232 loss to Nunes. Shields even teased potentially getting into an MMA cage herself, hinting last year that she’d be interested in an MMA fight with Nunes.Claressa Shields jumping from boxing to MMA by signing with PFLShields went 77-1 as an amateur boxer, becoming the first American woman to win a boxing gold medal in 2012, the first year of Olympic women’s boxing. She followed...
    Controversial boxer Adrien Broner has been jailed for contempt of court in relation to a civil lawsuit filed against him. Broner was sent to prison this week after flaunting wads of cash on Instagram despite claiming he could not meet court payments because he was broke.  The former four-weight world champion was told to pay $830,000 (£637,000) to a woman he assaulted in 2018 but has missed several payment deadlines set by Cleveland judge Nancy Margaret Russo. Former boxing world champion Adrien Broner has been jailed for contempt of court Broner appeared in court on Monday over failed payments to a woman he assaulted in 2018 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Just for her to come back, I'll give it all, man':... 'Whatever he's been smoking it needs to stop... it's... 'Thank you but no thank you. I don't feel any love from that... 'He's a coward and a disgrace': Dillian Whyte slams Deontay... Share this article Share Broner, 31, filed court documents last month showing evidence that he...
    Fighting : Former boxer Jean-Baptiste Mendy, who won the lightweight world champion’s belt in the mid-1990s, died of cancer on Monday at the age of 57. French boxing is in mourning. Former world lightweight champion, Jean-Baptiste Mendy died on Monday at the age of 57. The native of Dakar died of pancreatic cancer. “It was really quick,” said his son Ellyson Mendy. He learned of his illness in late June-early July and it escalated. “A career with 55 victories, including 31 by KO, which started in the early 1990s with a first French champion title won in a lightning way, even before the end of the first round, at the expense of Angel Mona in 1991 . A meteoric career that led him to the title of European champion in 1992 after a victory against the Italian Antonio Renzo. The first in a series because Jean-Baptiste Mendy has defended this belt six times. Undisputed on a European scale, the boxer who followed his family to France when he was young then turned to the holy...
    Cuban Erislandy Lara known in the boxing world as ‘The American Dream’ assured in an interview that he is in “perfect” condition to revalidate the title of world super welterweight champion in a fight to be held this Saturday in Los Angeles. A native of the eastern province of Guantánamo, the Cuban living in the US for several years will face the American Greg Vendetti, a rival that Lara says she did not analyze before the fight: “I don’t study the rivals, I don’t look at how they fight. ; When we are in the ring I draw all my conclusions “. The final will be held without an audience, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a measure that Lara considers will not affect her because she will take the fight “as if it were one more training.” Why does a Cuban call himself “The American Dream”? “It is a name for all Latinos and immigrants who come to this country to fight for a better life, for their family and for themselves. My manager and...
    Professional boxer Cecilia Braekhus of Norway poses. (Photo credit: KIMMO MANTYLA/AFP via Getty Images) COVID-19 forced the world into lockdown. For champion boxer Cecilia Braekhus, she had to stay in the U.S. rather than return home to Norway for her career. In March, the COVID-19 pandemic forced much of the world into lockdown, but boxer Cecilia Braekhus has essentially been prevented from returning home to Norway. Braekhus (36-0, 9 KOs) is a future Hall-of-Famer and remains undefeated. She has defended her titles an astounding 25 times and is the undisputed and fully unified welterweight world champion. If she defeats Jessica McCaskill (8-2, 3 KOs) on Saturday, Aug. 15, then she will surpass heavyweight icon Joe Louis’s record for title defenses in the same weight class. Arguably, Braekhus has achieved more than any woman in boxing, but the pandemic has left Braekhus away from home for six months and counting. Braekhus was supposed to defend her belts against McCaskill on Apr. 17. She came to the U.S. early to train at the Summit Gym in Big Bear, California, in January. She’s been there...
    BRUCE LEE could have become a boxing world champion, according to one of the legends of the sport George Foreman. A new book charting the life of the martial artist, 'Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend', has just been released on July 20 - the anniversary of his death. 2A new book delves into the life of arguably the greatest ever martial artist 2George Foreman says watching Bruce Lee in action gave him 'chills'Credit: Getty - Contributor Lee, who died in 1973 after suffering a brain injury, would have been 80 this year. Now Foreman has revealed that watching Lee do his thing in films left him with "chills". And the 71-year-old claims that Lee could have made a big success in the sport where he himself became famous. In an excerpt from the book seen by SunSport, Foreman said: "Bruce Lee was a good athlete and he could’ve been a good boxer. I was in shock! He left all the audiences awestruck. Bruce Lee changed everythingGeorge ForemanFormer heavyweight boxing champ "He could have been anything. In his...
    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Shakhram Giyasov punches Julio Laguna during the 8x 3minute rounds Welterweight Contest between Shakhram Giyasov and Julio Laguna at Wembley Stadium on September 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Uzbekistan is experiencing a boxing renaissance. Shakhram Giyasov is one of the fighters leading the way, but he continues to work for a title.  Every child has a dream. Boxer Shakhram Giyasov was no different, but now, he’s closer than ever to achieving his ultimate goal. Growing up in Uzbekistan, Giyasov always knew that he wanted to be a world champion boxer. At the time, the dream only existed in his head, but Giyasov didn’t leave his future up to fate. “When I was nine years old, I went to the boxing gym for the first time,” recalled Giyasov to FanSided through an interpreter. “I got into the boxing gym without any permission. I got into the boxing gym and started punching the bag, and a coach got out and was like, ‘What the hell are you doing here? Who are you? You cannot be here...
    (CNN)Global protests sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis are likely never to be forgotten, but less well known are the race riots that flared across the US 110 years ago.Those riots weren't sparked by police brutality, but by a boxing match.In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first Black heavyweight boxing champion of the world, fighting at a time when, despite slavery having been abolished 45 years previously, African Americans were still subjected to widespread segregation and racism.His victory over James J. Jeffries -- in what was billed then as the "Fight of the Century" -- on Independence Day in 1910, sent shockwaves through both the Black and White communities across the world. The bout was fought in Reno, Nevada, at the height of the Jim Crow laws era, when racial segregation in the US South was rigorously enforced.Read MoreA former undefeated heavyweight champion, Jeffries came out of retirement to "to make an effort to reclaim the heavyweight championship for the White race." He added: "I should step into the ring again and demonstrate that...
    TYSON FURY backed Daniel Kinahan for PM on Instagram - the same day he dropped the alleged Irish mob as his boxing advisor. Kinahan, the alleged boss of Ireland's Kinahan cartel, was personally thanked by the WBC champion for brokering a two-fight agreement between himself and Anthony Joshua. 5 Tyson Fury backed alleged mob boss Daniel Kinahan for PM on Instagram 5 Fury has reportedly split with controversial boxing advisor Kinahan But the Gypsy King has reportedly split with the controversial advisor who masterminded the mega-money deal with AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn. On the same day it emerged veteran promoter Bob Arum will not advise Fury going forward, the 31-year-old posted a picture of Kinahan online likening him to US president Donald Trump. Fury wrote: "Like Donald Dan for PM." Kinahan, who has been credited for inspiring Fury's comeback, has no criminal convictions. But he is believed to hold a leading role in the €1billion drugs cartel, which he inherited from his father, Christy "Dapper Don" Kinahan. Kinahan set up the MGM boxing gym in Marbella with Matthew Macklin but...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The former world light heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk has retired, his manager said Wednesday. Egis Klimas wrote on Instagram that “he is retiring” and wished the 33-year-old Ukrainian luck in his new career. Gvozdyk won the WBC title in December 2018 when he knocked out Adonis Stevenson, who had held the belt for five years. His Canadian opponent suffered a brain injury in the fight in Quebec which left him needing surgery and long-term care. Gvozdyk retained the belt in his first title defense when Doudou Ngumbu suffered a leg injury, but lost it last year in a stoppage loss to Russian fighter Artur Beterbiev. That was Gvozdyk’s only loss of a 17-1 pro career. Gvozdyk also won a bronze medal for Ukraine at light heavyweight at the 2012 Olympics. Gvozdyk has previously spoken of his interest in moving into business and told Ukrainian website Tribuna last year that he would “never say never” to politics. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material...
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