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Boxing: Klitschko eyes Joe Louis heavyweight record

Ukrainian Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko says he plans to box on for another decade in his bid to break Joe Louis’s record as the longest reigning world heavyweight champion. The 38-year-old Klitschko, who has been world champion since 2006, defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen, Germany, on Saturday against Australian challenger Alex Leapai. Leapai, […]

Bash Ali gets SURE-P backing for record breaking fight

The Chairman of the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Gen. Martin-Luther Agwai, has assured Cruiserweight boxer Bash Ali of maximum support in his boxing quest for glory. Agwai gave the assurance in Abuja when he met with Ali who was soliciting SURE-P’s support for the Guinness Book of World Record fight. The International Boxing […]

Manny Pacquiao wins grudge match against Bradley

Pacquiao and Bradley

LAS VEGAS(AFP) – Manny Pacquiao avenged a polarizing loss to Timothy Bradley and regained the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title Saturday with a 12-round unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten American. The Filipino ring icon improved to 56-5 with two drawn and 38 wins inside the distance as he recaptured the title he lost […]

Pacquiao says Bradley’s taunts motivate him

File photo: Manny Pacquiao knocks down Juan Manuel Marquez in the fifth round  in December 2012

Filipino boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao says he is taking extra motivation from taunts by unbeaten Tim Bradley, who said Pacquiao has lost the hunger and killer instinct he once displayed with great passion. “The more he says that, the more he inspires me to show the hunger and killer instinct he’s talking about,” Pacquiao said […]

Boxing: Lagos chief Drums Up Support For Ali

•Baale of Omole, Alhaji Bakare (left) with Bash Ali

An appeal has gone to Nigerians to give the necessary support to Bash Ali’s quest to set a Guinness Book of World Record (GWR) by being the oldest man to win a world boxing title. Nigeria’s own Ali, former cruiser weight champion of the world is set to slug it out with Rick Camlin in […]

Boxing: Ali’s 50 year-old gloves fetch $836,500

The gloves Muhammad Ali wore when he beat Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight world title fetched $836,500 at Auction on Saturday, almost 50 years to the day after the fight. The gloves were part of Heritage Auctions’ Sports Platinum Night Auction, and the price was posted on their website. The buyer was not […]

Boxing: Promoter Flags Off Media Campaign For Ali’s Fight

•Bash Ali (middle shakes the promoter, Otunba Benson Adegboye (right) while Otunba Ajiboye looks on during the press conference at the National Stadium, Lagos  last weekend

Promoter of Bash Ali’s Guinness Book of World Record Unification Championship, Oba King Promotions, has flagged what was described as ‘unprecedented’ media campaign for the Guinness World Record, GWR, bout which will hold in Abuja on 31 May this year. Already a renowned media consultant, Local Media Group, headed by Otunba Biodun Ajiboye is handling […]

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