Boxing

Naoya Inoue is driving boxing’s modern renaissance, one KO at a time

In boxing’s 17 weight classes, there are three undisputed champions and nine unified champions. None of these elite fighters are quite like the guy his fans know as “The Monster.” Naoya Inoue defeated a surefire Hall of Famer in devastating Tuesday in Saitama, Japan. knocked down Nonito Donaire twice, stopping him at 1:24 of the …

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Joe Smith Jr. is one win away from becoming unified champion thanks to this one thing

Steve Geffrard (L) and Joe Smith Jr. (R) exchange punches during their bout for the WBO light heavyweight championship at the Turning Stone Resort Casino on January 15, 2022 in Verona, New York. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images) A boxer needs a variety of qualities to become a world champion. One …

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Gennadiy Golovkin beats up Canelo Alvarez for “clownish behavior”, feels disrespected by DAZN, Eddie Hearn

Canelo Alvarez barely concealed his contempt for rivals Gennady Golovkin during media tour stops in Los Angeles and New York to promote them September 17 Fight for the undisputed super middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez, who tied his first fight in 2017 and won his second in 2018, called Golovkin …

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Alvarez wants to withdraw Golovkin in the “personal” trilogy duel

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez said Friday he plans to end Gennady Golovkin’s career when the two boxing rivals meet for a third and likely final time later this year. Five years after their first fight ended in a controversial draw, Mexican icon Alvarez and the heavy hitter Golovkin face off in a trilogy on September 17 …

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Undisputed crown will prove I’m the pound-for-pound boxing king: Inoue

Japan’s Naoya Inoue wants to prove he’s worthy of his status as boxing’s new pound-for-pound king by becoming the undisputed world bantamweight champion, the man known as “Monster” said on Monday. The wild 29-year-old was named the new pound-for-pound number one by The Ring magazine last month after demolishing tall Filipino veteran Nonito Donaire in …

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Cuban boxing star Andy Cruz was caught trying to escape the island nation

Olympic boxing champion and three-time world champion Andy Cruz was caught trying to escape from Cuba, the island nation’s boxing association said Tuesday, accusing the fighter of “serious indiscipline.” The Cuban Boxing Federation (FCB) issued a statement on the website of the Cuban sports institute INDER, saying it had been “notified that the athlete Andy …

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Cuban boxing star Andy Cruz was caught trying to escape the island nation

Olympic boxing champion and three-time world champion Andy Cruz was caught trying to escape from Cuba, the island nation’s boxing association said Tuesday, accusing the fighter of “serious indiscipline.” The Cuban Boxing Federation (FCB) issued a statement on the website of the Cuban sports institute INDER, saying that it had been “notified that the athlete …

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