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Boxing: ‘No Going Back On Ali’s Fight’

•Ali (left) and his promoter, Akingboye

The sole promoter of Bash Ali’s Guinness Book of World Records (GWR) fight holding in Nigeria this year, Otunba Benson Bamidele Akingboye says there is no going back on the long awaited fight. Akingboye assured teeming Nigerian boxing fans in Lagos that the long awaited World Boxing Federation (WBF) cruiserweight title defence by the Nigerian […]

Boxing: WBC president dies

Jose Sulaiman: passes away

Jose Sulaiman, who ran the World Boxing Council for 38 years, died Thursday in a California hospital after a lengthy illness, the boxing organization announced. He was 82. “We deeply regret to inform the passing away of our dearest president Don Jose Sulaiman, may he rest in peace,” the WBC said on its Twitter site […]

Boxing: Bash Ali Close To Dream Fight

Bash Ali

World Boxing Federation, WBF, Cruiserweight champion Bash Ali, OON, has said that his seven years of struggle to enter his name in the Guinness Book of World Records is gradually becoming a reality. The boxer expressed excitement after the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, inaugurated the Local Organising Committee, LOC, for the Bash Ali Guinness […]

Mayweather taunts Khan, Pacquiao with Christmas KOs

Floyd Mayweather:taunts potential opponents

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Floyd Mayweather still has not said who his next opponent will be, but the unbeaten US boxer has taken to social media to taunt potential foes Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan. Mayweather posted drawings of himself Wednesday on Twitter and Instagram delivering hard punches to Filipino icon Pacquiao and Marcos Maidana […]

Fashola Hails Boxers’ Display

•Governor Raji Fashola (middle) raises the hand of Aishat Oriyomi (2nd right), winner of 5th Governor’s Belt, while 1st runner up, Waheed Sogbamu (right) and 2nd runner up, Blessing Dada (left)

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos has said that the government’s investment in the monthly Hall of Fame Boxing Championship has not been in vain with the success the event has recorded since inception five years ago. The governor, who was the Special Guest at the 5th edition of the Governor’s Belt on Boxing Day, […]

Ali, Blatter, Serena Praise Mandela

•The late Nelson Mandela wears boxing gloves

When it came to sports, Nelson Mandela had the ability to inspire inspirational figures and leave global stars star-struck. The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95, leading to a vast outpouring of tributes from the world’s best-known athletes and top sporting bodies. Boxing […]

Philippine: Boxer Pacquiao spends night with typhoon victims

Typhoon survivors ride onboard a C-130 military plane out of Tacloban, Leyte province, to Manila on November 29, 2013.

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will spend Saturday night in a tent city with victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines a week after lifting the country’s spirits with his comeback victory over Brandon Rios. Pacquiao flew in a friend’s private plane from his hometown in the south to the central town of Guiuan, […]

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