Gilberto Ramirez will shed the cloak of anonymity if he can do what Canelo Alvarez couldn’t

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya (L) believes Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (R) has what it takes to win the WBA light heavyweight title ahead of Dmitry Bivol on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy/Getty Images) Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez possibly the most anonymous 44-0 former world champion in boxing history. He …

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Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. prove boxing’s business model is broken and in serious trouble

Terence Crawford took to social media to explain why he’s fighting David Avanesyan next and not Errol Spence Jr. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images) If you’re wondering why boxing is losing ground week by week, month by month, year by year, and sadly, decade by decade, head to Twitter and check …

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Qatari Sheikh hopes Champions Day will give students a taste of racing

Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, the driving force behind British Champions Day at Ascot, was a student when he fell in love with racing and it is students he and his brothers see as the sport’s future lifeblood, said David Redvers, Manager of Qatar Racing AFP. Some 26,000 spectators – including 600 students paying £15 (US$17) – …

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Bay Bridge rains at Baaeed’s parade, Dettori at the Champions Day double

Baaeed failed to produce one last great performance on Saturday as he suffered his first defeat in his 11th and final race in The Champion Stakes at Ascot. The four-year-old, coached by William-Haggas, found the ground was not to his liking and finished fourth behind Bay Bridge, giving his trainer and like Haggas, a cricketer …

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Deauville Legend hot favorite as McEvoy targets fourth Melbourne Cup

British stayer Deauville Legend is a heavy favorite going into Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup in Australia’s ‘Race to Stop a Nation’, but rain and even hail could put a damper on progress. The penal 3,200 meters (two miles) handicap, which has been held on the first Tuesday of November since 1876, was limited to 10,000 fans …

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Gold Trip wins Melbourne Cup of Horse Racing fourth favorite

Heavyweight Gold Trip, ridden by Mark Zahra, won the A$8 million (US$5 million) Melbourne Cup on Tuesday as packed crowds returned to Flemington for ‘The Race to Stop a Nation’ . Weighing 125 lb (57.5 kg) Gold Trip edged out 10-1 against Emissary in second and High Emocean in third, with 2-1 favorite Deauville Legend …

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Jake Paul shows he may be more than just a social media sideshow in boxing, but he still has a long way to go

Jake Paul exits the ring after his unanimous decision victory over Anderson Silva in their cruiserweight boxing match at Gila River Arena on October 29, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The vast majority of boxers enter the sport virtually unknown and remain so throughout their careers. Even the majority of those …

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Jake Paul’s boxing skills are legitimate, insists ex-light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson

When Chad Dawson first got the call to spar for Jake Paul, he was skeptical. Dawson is a fighter’s fighter. Once a mainstay on pound-for-pound lists, he had two stints as a light heavyweight champion, fought the best of his era and has two wins each over Glen Johnson and Antonio Tarver, as well as …

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Colton Herta has signed a four-year extension with Andretti Autosport until the 2027 season

Colton Herta Andretti Extension Colton Herta has signed a four-year contract extension with Andretti Autosport This ties the American racing driver to the IndyCar team until 2027 and shows that Herta has paused his Formula 1 ambitions. The extension, announced Tuesday, is significant because it keeps the biggest teams in IndyCar from poaching Herta when …

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