Category: Boxing

Pacquiao adds to boxing legend

With another world title won, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao touched down in Manila today keen to get back to the real work of politics. The 37-year-old senator claimed the WBO welterweight title with a unanimous points victory over American Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas on Saturday, his first bout since April. “I went back after […]

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Final tribute to 'The Greatest'

Hundreds of people gathered outside Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home in Kentucky and elsewhere along a funeral procession route on Friday to celebrate the boxing champion who jolted America with his showmanship and won worldwide admiration as a man of principle. Ali, a once-controversial convert to Islam who lost three years of his boxing career for […]

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Thousands attend Ali’s Muslim funeral

A Muslim funeral for Muhammad Ali today drew thousands of admirers to the boxer’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where mourners prayed over the body of a man who battled in the ring and sought peace outside it. An estimated 14,000 people, representing many races and creeds, attended the jenazah, or funeral in Arabic, where he […]

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Muhammad Ali died from "septic shock"

The Family of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has revealed that he died from “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.” The three-time world heavyweight champion died on Friday night. He was 74. He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. A public funeral will be held on […]

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Tributes continue to pour in for boxing legend

Tributes continue to pour in for boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The 74-year-old, three-time world heavyweight champion, died on Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. In his tribute US President Barack Obama said: “Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it.” The UK Prime Minister David Cameron described Ali […]

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Bajan boxers for Guyana tourney

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Some of Barbados’ best young boxers will be in action at the first Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Tournament scheduled for April 29 and 30 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana. President of the Guyana Boxing Association, Steve Ninvalle confirmed that secretary of the Barbados Boxing Association Kathy Harper-Hall had informed […]

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Mixed martial arts returns Oct. 24

Some of the region’s best mixed martial artists return to the mat on October 24 at Caribbean Fight Night to be staged at the Barbados Community College. Competitors from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Martinique will join hosts Barbados on what is expected be an eight-card evening of action. France’s Rodrigue Bazile is also slated […]

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Fists of fury

The action was fast and furious at the Carlton Hope/Lionel Hall Memorial Amateur Boxing Tournament at The St Michael School on Saturday night. And the judging of at least one bout left many at the school similarly furious. The fight of the night was arguably the contest between middleweights Charles Cox of the Belfield Gym […]

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Mayweather broke the rules

Floyd Mayweather did not follow the rules correctly when seeking approval for an intravenous drip before his victory over Manny Pacquiao, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) says. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) gave retrospective permission after Mayweather had the drip of saline and vitamins on the eve of his 2 May fight. But the […]

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Mayweather: I’m not doping

The build-up to Saturday’s welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto has been rocked by suggestions of a doping violation four months ago, an allegation flatly denied by Mayweather today. According to a report by SB Nation, Mayweather allegedly received an intravenous injection of saline and vitamins, that was banned under World Anti-Doping […]

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Amateur boxing returns this month

The Barbados Boxing Association will stage the annual Carlton Hope/Lionel Hall Memorial Boxing Tournament at the St Michael School Auditorium on September 26 starting at 7 p.m. The event is being held as part of the selection process for boxers to represent Barbados at the upcoming Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament that will be held in […]

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Mayweather’s health forcing his hand

Floyd Mayweather Jr says concerns over his health mean Saturday night’s bout with Andre Berto is definitely his last. Many are tipping Mayweather to make a U-turn on his threat to walk away from the sport just one win short of a half-century, but the 38-year-old insists there is no going back after this weekend […]

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SportsMax bringing big fight this Saturday

Digicel SportsMax announced today that it has secured the broadcast rights for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Andre Berto bout this Saturday, September 12 with coverage of the undercard bouts beginning at 7 p.m., and the main fight at 10 p.m. The Digicel SportsMax Fight Night is being dubbed “The Final Showdown”, with the pound-for-pound […]

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Berto’s mission

Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog but also as a man “on a mission” as he bids to end his fellow American’s perfect 48-0 record. Berto, 31, has blinkered himself from all the hype and hoopla that usually surrounds the […]

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Paradise rumble

Battered bodies, broken bones and bruised egos – Saturday’s Battle In Paradise 7 International Muay Thai Team Championship at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre had it all; and then some. There were combatants from Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Barbados in the sport known for punching, kicking, kneeing and elbowing, or as it is […]

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Kolij vs Cawmere clash

Expect old school rivalries to surface when Ian Percival takes on Charles Worrell in the Battle In Paradise 7 International Muay Thai Championship this Saturday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. It will be a head-to-head clash of the best of Combermere against the best Harrison College has to offer. Percival, 40, a graduate of […]

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Back in the ring

Barbadian professional kickboxer Kirk Bovell returns to the ring on May 9 at the Battle in Paradise 7 International Muay Thai Championship at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Bovell, a former amateur national champion, is a certified personal trainer and the owner and operator of Body Shapers Personal Training Services. Work and family commitments have […]

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