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01 NOVEMBER 2014

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Loncar gets provisional life ban

AIBA have given Croatian Vido Loncar a provisional life ban for his outrageous attack on a referee in Zagreb. ... Loncar gets provisional life ban

Sporting Life boxing schedule

Bernard Hopkins and Manny Pacquiao are both in action before the end of the year - see our 2014 big-fight schedule! ... Sporting Life boxing schedule

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Top male boxers across the United States are dreaming of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro and the pathway to the podium is now set for USA Boxing's elite men. The journey to the 2016 Olympic Games will begin at the 2015 WSB and World Championships Team Trial, December 1-5 in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... 2015wsbandworldchampionshipsteamtrialdecember15inchattanoogatenn

Send us your feedback!

We want you - our readers - to send us your feedback about sportinglife.com. ... Send us your feedback!

Sky Bet Club - Are You In?

Sky Bet are celebrating the return of the football season with their new loyalty scheme - the Sky Bet Club. ... Sky Bet Club - Are You In?

Bet £5, get £20 free

Our betting partners Sky Bet are now offering new customers a free £20 bet when they first stake £5. ... Bet £5, get £20 free

Quigg lines up 'toughest fight'

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA World super-bantamweight title against Hidenori Otake in Liverpool next month. ... Quigg lines up 'toughest fight'

Groves to fight Douglin

George Groves has been added to the bumper undercard of the Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew rematch in Liverpool next month. ... Groves to fight Douglin

Venue issues for Hull mega-fight

Promoter Eddie Hearn admits next summer's fight between Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle could be at Hull KR's Craven Park. ... Venue issues for Hull mega-fight

Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard implores Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight, for the sake of their own legacies. ... Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

McCloskey has change of opponent

Paul McCloskey has a change of opponent for his contest on 5 May after former IBF champion Julio Diaz pulls out of the bout. ... McCloskey has change of opponent

GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Britain's three female Olympic boxing hopefuls are chosen for next month's World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China. ... GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Wladimir Klitschko defends his heavyweight world titles against American Tony Thompson on 7 July. ... Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Lamont Peterson says Amir Khan is incapable of altering his game-plan for their May rematch and that his British rival is mentally "all over the place". ... Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury remains unbeaten as he stops Martin Rogan in five rounds. ... Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

GB boxers progress in qualifier

Heavyweight Warren Baister moves closer to Olympic qualification with a thrilling win over France's Abdoulaye Diane in Turkey. ... GB boxers progress in qualifier

Groves out of world title fight

George Groves pulls out of his WBO super-middleweight world title fight against Robert Stieglitz because of injury. ... Groves out of world title fight

Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Lightweight Josh Taylor qualifies for the Olympics, ensuring there will be one Scot in the GB boxing team. ... Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Nathan Cleverly withdraws from his WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi because of illness. ... Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Man arrested in murder investigation after woman's skeleton found on Essex island

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A man is being held by police over the discovery of a homeless woman's washed up skeleton on an Essex island after she disappeared last year. ... Man arrested in murder investigation after woman's skeleton found on Essex island

McDonnell targets world honours

Gavin McDonnell admits his biggest motivation for landing a world title is to outdo his twin brother. ... McDonnell targets world honours

Coyle arrives in the big time

Hull lightweight Tommy Coyle believes he has finally arrived after his stunning victory over Michael Katsidis on Saturday night. ... Coyle arrives in the big time

Chinese authorities arrest 11 people over exhuming woman's body to sell as corpse bride

Men sold body for tens of thousands of yen after digging it up in remote Chinese village for 'Ghost wedding' Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Eleven men have been arrested in connection with the macabre practise of ghost weddings after they were discovered to have exhumed a woman's body in rural China and sold it to a middleman for tens of thousands of yuan. ... Chinese authorities arrest 11 people over exhuming woman's body to sell as corpse bride

Prizefighter line-up revealed

Gary Buckland and Stephen Foster Jnr lead the line-up for the Prizefighter Lightweights III on December 6. ... Prizefighter line-up revealed

Sporting Life Punting Pack

It's Breeders' Cup weekend and there's the small matter of a Manchester derby in the Premier League - we have it covered. ... Sporting Life Punting Pack

Las Cruces junior middleweight Austin Trout to fight Dec. 11

Las Cruces junior middleweight Austin Trout will return to the ring Dec. 11 on ESPN2 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The 29-year-old Trout, who is a former WBA world champion at 154 pounds, ended a two-fight losing streak in August with a 10-round decision win against Daniel Dawson of Australia also on an ESPN2 boxing card. ... Las Cruces junior middleweight Austin Trout to fight Dec. 11

Hopkins steps into the unknown

Bernard Hopkins admits he is stepping into the unknown when he faces Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City on November 8. ... Hopkins steps into the unknown

5 things you need to know Thursday

Check out this story on wtsp.com Muhammad Ali watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. It was a fight so epic it had to have a name. ... 5 things you need to know Thursday

Halloween Special: One Fighter Boxing's Top Stars Should Be Terrified of

Floyd Mayweather would be favored to win against almost any fighter in the world, as would the majority of men on this list. And let's be honest, it takes a lot to "terrify" a world-class prizefighter. ... Halloween Special: One Fighter Boxing's Top Stars Should Be Terrified of

Female Fighter Succumbs to Injuries; Plus, Other Female Fight NewsRead More

South Africa's Phindile Mwelase, 31, paid that cost on Wednesday, Oct. 29, when she passed away. She had been in a coma after being hospitalized following a boxing match in South Africa. ... Female Fighter Succumbs to Injuries; Plus, Other Female Fight NewsRead More

Young Shiregreen boxers meet with Lord Mayor after returning from New York trip

Young amateur boxers from Shiregreen have returned from the trip of a lifetime - and met the Lord Mayor to tell him all about it. The centre raised more than A 17,000 to take the aspiring fighters on the trip, where they visited Gleason's gym in Brooklyn. ... Young Shiregreen boxers meet with Lord Mayor after returning from New York trip

Pacquiao targets Mayweather bout

Manny Pacquiao says he could finally step into the ring with arch-rival Floyd Mayweather next year. ... Pacquiao targets Mayweather bout

Clev not concerned by Bellew

Nathan Cleverly admits Tony Bellew has greater punching power, but insists his speed will be the key to victory. ... Clev not concerned by Bellew

McDonnell gets title incentive

Jamie McDonnell has signed up to meet Tomoki Kameda in a world bantamweight title unification clash next year. ... McDonnell gets title incentive

HOPKINS: "Kovalev Is A Threat To Anybody, It Won't Be An Easy Fight

With just a little over a week until fight night, Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins worked out in front of a packed media contingent that traveled from far and wide to see the 49-year-old ageless light heavyweight champion train for his Saturday, Nov. 8 light unification bout against Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing A . President and founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya was also in attendance to talk to the media and wa ... HOPKINS: "Kovalev Is A Threat To Anybody, It Won't Be An Easy Fight

Marshall confident for Worlds

Savannah Marshall feels more at home on the big stage now and is confident of retaining her world title in Korea. ... Marshall confident for Worlds

Fonfara Talks Ahead of Sat. SHOWTIME Fight

Hometown favorite Andrzej "The Polish Prince" Fonfara , France's Doudou Ngumbu , WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki Kameda and Interim WBO Bantamweight Champ Alejandro Hernandez worked out for the media on Wednesday at Oakley Fight Club in Chicago as they reach the apex of preparation for Saturday's SHOWTIME Boxing: Special Edition from UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara and Ngumbu will square off in the 10-round light heavyweight main event while Kameda will defend his belt against mandat ... Fonfara Talks Ahead of Sat. SHOWTIME Fight

Mike Tyson: Robin Williams and I Knew the Same Drug Dealer

Mike Tyson says it was his own battle with addiction and depression that led him to knowing the late Robin Williams. During his interview on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, the 48-year-old boxer revealed that he and the actor attended meetings together designed to help them cope with their demons. ... Mike Tyson: Robin Williams and I Knew the Same Drug Dealer

Rumble in the Jungle so epic it needed a name

In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. It was the Rumble in the Jungle and it's still a big part of the Ali lore today. ... Rumble in the Jungle so epic it needed a name

Macklin sets sights on Cotto

Matthew Macklin hopes to seal a world title fight with Miguel Cotto if he can beat Jorge Sebastian Heiland. ... Macklin sets sights on Cotto

Murray ready to stop runaway Golovkin

WARRINGTON'S Martin Murray says he has the mental strength to stop runaway train Gennady Golovkin when they square up next February. The 32-year-old will tackle one of the hottest properties in boxing for a third world title shot after overcoming niggly Italian Domenico Spada in Monte Carlo on Saturday night. ... Murray ready to stop runaway Golovkin

Boulder workout: Women's boxing

The academy began offering the women's boxing class about a year ago. Online, it is also referred to as "Sarah's Class." ... Boulder workout: Women's boxing

Boxing Odds - "Adamek vs. Szpilka November 8 for Vacant IBF International Heavyweight Title

Both Tomasz Adamek and Artur Szpilka are coming off defeats in their last bout but both now have the chance to take that sting of defeat away with a championship belt. Tomasz "Goral" Adamek will face Artur "Szpila the Pin" Szpilka on Saturday, November 8 for the Vacant IBF International Heavyweight Title. ... Boxing Odds - "Adamek vs. Szpilka November 8 for Vacant IBF International Heavyweight Title

Rivals primed for 'derby' clash

Luke Campbell will have no problem in putting friendship aside when he faces Hull rival Tommy Coyle in a summer blockbuster. ... Rivals primed for 'derby' clash

New London boxer given keys to city ahead of world title fight

Professional boxer Shelly Vincent, left, breaks out laughing as New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, right, and fight promoter Jimmy Burchfield, center, address a crowd gathered to see Vincent presented with a ceremonial "key to the city" on the steps of City Hall Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Vincent will fight for a UBF Women's super bantamweight World title November 7 at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island. ... New London boxer given keys to city ahead of world title fight

'Andre Ward doesn't make it out' standing versus Gennady Golovkin

The 30-year-old Ward , a part-time performer who has fought twice since 2011, allegedly challenged the 32-year-old Golovkin to fight in an email sent from his lawyer to HBO's Jim Lampley. "Andre Ward doesn't make it out of the 10th round, and that's why they lost your digits," said Sanchez , referring to the fact that Ward's team hasn't responded to a request by The Sweet Science for comment. ... 'Andre Ward doesn't make it out' standing versus Gennady Golovkin

Chisora to challenge licence ban

Dereck Chisora appeals against the withdrawal of his licence by the British Boxing Board of Control. ... Chisora to challenge licence ban

Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Nathan Cleverly receives a boost in his bid for a light-heavyweight unification clash with Bernard Hopkins. ... Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Enzo Maccarinelli is ordered to a rematch against Shane McPhilbin for the British cruiserweight title. ... Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Manny Pacquiao wants to finish Chris Albieri early; He wants Mayweather next

Regardless of Manny Pacquiao 's next bout with Chris Algieri scheduled November 22 in Macau, China, a fight he say he's taking serious, however, he has made it known that Floyd Mayweather Jr . is the guy he really wants. ... Manny Pacquiao wants to finish Chris Albieri early; He wants Mayweather next
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