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07 JULY 2015

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Photos: Socarras, Machado Getting in Work For Returns

Hairon Socarras and Neslan Machado got in some tough sparring work, against different fighters, over eight rounds of action. The two young prospects are preparing for their returns to the super bantamweight division in August. ... Photos: Socarras, Machado Getting in Work For Returns

Tyson Fury to fight WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko

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 The 26-year-old Fury, whose last bouts saw him stop Dereck Chisora and Christian Hammer, holds a 24-0 record while Ukrainian fighter Klitschko has not lost a fight for 11 years. ... Tyson Fury to fight WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko

Boxing Reality Show "Knockout" Premieres Wednesday

Featuring Host Roy Jones Jr ., trainers "Sugar" Shane Mosley, Floyd "Joy" Mayweather Sr. and "Iceman" John Scully, nine professional boxers , director Benny Boom and producer Steve Marcano . ... Boxing Reality Show "Knockout" Premieres Wednesday

Boxing: Fury to meet world champion Klitschko in October

Unbeaten British boxer Tyson Fury will get a shot at the world heavyweight title in October after agreeing terms for a meeting with champion Wladimir Klitschko. Wladimir Klitschko reacts after defeating Bryant Jennings during their world championship heavyweight boxing fight at Madison Square Garden. ... Boxing: Fury to meet world champion Klitschko in October

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

Darwen boxer Luke Blackledge ruled out of action by infection

COMMONWEALTH super middleweight champion Luke Blackledge has been forced to pull out of a scheduled bout because of a skin infection. The Darwen fighter, who won the Commonwealth title when he defeated Liam Cameron at King George's Hall in Blackburn in April, had been due to return to action at Liverpool Olympia on July 25. Blackledge was set to enter into a six-round contest on the VIP Promotions show but has been ruled out after catching impetigo, a highly contagious bacterial skin infecti ... Darwen boxer Luke Blackledge ruled out of action by infection

Warrington: I'll trump Selby

European featherweight champion Josh Warrington is confident of beating Joel Brunker in greater style than Lee Selby. ... Warrington: I'll trump Selby

Floyd stripped of WBO belt

Floyd Mayweather has officially been stripped of the WBO welterweight belt he took from Manny Pacquaio in May. ... Floyd stripped of WBO belt

Donaire duels French rival in Macau comeback

Former five-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr., bidding to re-establish his reign in the bantamweight division, battles former French and European Union title holder Anthony Settoul in a 10-rounder July 18 at the Venetian in Macau. Donaire, 32, is fresh from a second-round stoppage of William Prado of Brazil last March 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, and is looking for a win in the 10-round non-title bout in his bid to reclaim the bantamweight crown which he held from 2010 to 2013. ... Donaire duels French rival in Macau comeback

Tonya, Nancy, Clones & The Statue of Liberty: Eight Shows at NYMF 2015 that Caught Our Eye

The twelfth annual New York Musical Theatre Festival kicks off on July 7. Over the course of three weeks, dozens of new shows will show what they've got to investors, insiders and those musical theater early adopters. The festival fostered such favorites as Altar Boyz, [title of show], Next to Normal and Clinton: The Musical , so here's your chance to say you saw it first. ... Tonya, Nancy, Clones & The Statue of Liberty: Eight Shows at NYMF 2015 that Caught Our Eye

Four new faces join Matchroom

Commonwealth champion Callum Johnson, Marcus Morrison, Reece Bellotti and Jake Ball have all joined Matchroom Boxing. ... Four new faces join Matchroom

5 things you need to know Monday

Check out this story on wtsp.com Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks to the media after the first results of the referendum in Athens, July 2015. Greek voters in the referendum were asked whether the country should accept reform proposals made by its creditors. ... 5 things you need to know Monday

Murray added to Quigg bill

Martin Murray has been added to the Scott Quigg v Kiko Martinez and Anthony Crolla v Darleys Perez undercard on July 18. ... Murray added to Quigg bill

Crolla chasing the dream

Anthony Crolla admits it will take a "career-best" performance to cap a fairytale return to the ring with a world title. ... Crolla chasing the dream

Linares camp consider Mitchell

WBC world lightweight champion Jorge Linares may hand Kevin Mitchell a rematch - but his camp say it will be in Venezuela. ... Linares camp consider Mitchell

Abraham rules out defeat

Arthur Abraham has dismissed the possibility of losing his WBO world super-middleweight title to Robert Stieglitz. ... Abraham rules out defeat

Mayweather Sr slams Broner

Floyd Mayweather Sr has launched a stinging attack on Adrien Broner in the wake of his points defeat to Shawn Porter. ... Mayweather Sr slams Broner

Hopkins targets career finale

Bernard Hopkins - the oldest fighter to unify titles in any weight division - is planning to fight once more. ... Hopkins targets career finale

Ogogo to return on July 18

Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo will make his return to professional boxing on July 18 after a year out. ... Ogogo to return on July 18

Jenkins promises backlash

Chris Jenkins will take out his frustrations when he meets Tyrone Nurse for the British light-welterweight title on July 18. ... Jenkins promises backlash

Hatton backing Flanagan bid

Former world champion Ricky Hatton has backed fellow Mancunian Terry Flanagan to win the WBO lightweight title. ... Hatton backing Flanagan bid

Hearn hints at Klitschko-Fury bid

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has hinted he may make a purse bid for Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury. ... Hearn hints at Klitschko-Fury bid

UniMas fight card features Ramon Alvarez, Brother of Canelo

Tonight, July 4, UniMas will telecast a Solo Boxeo Tecate card at 11p ET in a 10 round super welterweight match up between Ramon Alvarez and Richard Gutierrez . The bout is being promoted by Fernando Beltran of Promociones Zanfer and being held at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. ... UniMas fight card features Ramon Alvarez, Brother of Canelo

Berkow Shined RingsideRead More

Taking nothing away from baseball, football, basketball, or hockey, it seems no sport lends itself to gifted wordsmiths like boxing does. The list of notable writers who have spent time ringside in front of a typewriter, word processor or laptop include such giants as Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Red Smith, Jimmy Cannon, W.C. Heinz, A.J. Liebling, Mark Kram, William Nack, John Schulian, George Kimball, Larry Merchant, Thomas Hauser, Vic Ziegel, Phil Berger, Pat Putnam, Richard Hoffer, and ... Berkow Shined RingsideRead More

Alleged fraud investigated after woman's drowning

The judge did not admit the case to the Commercial Court, which means it will now go through the normal High Court list The Commercial Court has heard that a garda investigation is under way in relation to life insurance policies worth 2.2m taken out on a woman who died in a tragic drowning in India last year. Two insurance companies are refusing to pay out 1m on policies claimed by the woman's husband because of the garda investigation into alleged fraud and because of the likelihood of the ... Alleged fraud investigated after woman's drowning

Spike calls out champions

Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan has called out all world middleweight champions and branded Chris Eubank Jr 'a gutless coward.' ... Spike calls out champions

Heather Watson falls short of biggest British women's win for years

HEATHER Watson stopped just short of calling for a boxing-style rematch with World No 1 Serena Williams after falling just two points short of recording the most significant win in British women's tennis for decades. HEATHER Watson stopped just short of calling for a boxing-style rematch with World No 1 Serena Williams after falling just two points short of recording the most significant win in British women's tennis for decades. ... Heather Watson falls short of biggest British women's win for years

Kiko to attack 'perfect' Quigg

Kiko Martinez plans to counter Scott Quigg's technical excellence with raw aggression when the pair meet later this month. ... Kiko to attack 'perfect' Quigg

Klitschko-Fury in Germany

Tyson Fury will take on Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on October 24 after the fighters' camps reached an agreement. ... Klitschko-Fury in Germany

Cotto-Alvarez set for November

WBC world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is likely to fight Saul Alvarez in November, according to his camp. ... Cotto-Alvarez set for November

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Groves' title date set

George Groves' third world title chance will take place in Las Vegas but not on a Floyd Mayweather undercard, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman. Floyd Mayweather Jr promotes the WBC title holder and there was a chance that Groves, who lost both world title challenges to Carl Froch, would be boxing on the undercard in his massive September show. ... Groves' title date set

Marquez back in September

Juan Manuel Marquez is back in training and would be happy to fight Kell Brook, according to his trainer. ... Marquez back in September

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: Fireworks and BullXXXX

Not happy with the bag of lit firecrackers hurled in his direction by Floyd Mayweather the other day, Manny Pacquiao tossed some C4 over at Money's crib in response. In the latest example to underscore just how very badly we were all ripped off and bombed with boredom during their May 2nd recital, May and Pac continue to go toe to toe from afar like a couple of clowns. ... Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: Fireworks and BullXXXX

Eggington predicts a tear-up

Commonwealth welterweight champion Sam Eggington is looking forward to meeting Glenn Foot head later this month. ... Eggington predicts a tear-up

Jose Ramirez set to fight in Macao China July 18

Former Fighter of the Year and five-division world champion Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire and 2012 U.S. Olympian and undefeated super lightweight contender Jose Ramirez will headline "Victory at The Venetian," on the Saturday, July 18, 2015 edition of Solo Boxeo Tecate, which will be televised from The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena via same-day delay in the U.S. on UniMas, beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Donaire, of the Philippines, in the hunt for another world title shot, will be taking on ... Jose Ramirez set to fight in Macao China July 18

Sporting Life boxing schedule

There are some huge fights planned for the remainder of the year with Scott Quigg fighting Kiko Martinez in July. ... Sporting Life boxing schedule

Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

Check out our best bets from the pick of today's sport, including horse racing, Wimbledon 2015 and greyhounds. ... Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

Groves' challenge confirmed

George Groves' third world title chance will be in Las Vegas but not on a Floyd Mayweather undercard. ... Groves' challenge confirmed

Floyd Mayweather must give up title belt won in Manny Pacquiao fight

When Floyd Mayweather Jr. won the World Boxing Organization 147-pound championship belt in May, he was required to give up his World Boxing Assocation and WBO 154-pound belts. The 38-year-old boxer has failed to do so. ... Floyd Mayweather must give up title belt won in Manny Pacquiao fight

Lee: I'll stop Saunders in five

WBO world middleweight champion Andy Lee is confident of stopping Billy Joe Saunders inside five rounds on September 19. ... Lee: I'll stop Saunders in five
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