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Amir Khan blast Floyd Mayweather over snub

Amir Khan was beaten by Julio Diaz in his last fight. Photo: AFP

Amir Khan unleashed a flurry of verbal jabs Tuesday at Floyd Mayweather after the unbeaten American passed him over for a lucrative May 3 bout and chose Argentina’s Marcos Maidana.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014, 9:53am

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley aim to leave no room for doubt in rematch

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley at a press conference to promote their rematch. Photo: AFP

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time.

Nearly two years after Bradley beat the Filipino congressman in a hotly disputed split decision, the welterweights both seemed uncommonly confident as they began promotional work for their April 12 rematch.

That’s because each man is still unshakably certain he won their first meeting.

5 Feb 2014 - 9:44am

Floyd Mayweather to let fans pick next opponent

Floyd Mayweather in action against Canelo Alvarez. Photo: AP

With the date and venue already inked in, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has asked his fans on social media to choose his next opponent from either Britain’s Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana of Argentina.

4 Feb 2014 - 10:23am

Pacquiao hands Rios a severe lesson on his comeback

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates his victory against Brandon Rios of the US after their welterweight boxing bout in Macau. Photo: AFP

Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) v Brandon Rios (United States)

24 Nov 2013 - 5:29pm 5 comments

First openly gay boxer fights for world title

 Orlando Cruz works out for his big fight at Mendez Boxing Gym in New York. Photo: AP

Orlando Cruz won the fight of his life when he came out last year as the first openly gay fighter in boxing. Now he’s in a fight of another kind.


11 Oct 2013 - 9:37pm

Ali honours humanitarian award winners

Ali being helped by his wife Lonnie. Photo: AP

Muhammad Ali was back home on Thursday night to honour an ex-president, Grammy winners and young adults for their roles in fighting for humanitarian causes.

4 Oct 2013 - 4:23pm

Chavez Jnr in weighty comeback fight with Vera

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is struggling to make the weight for his upcoming fight. Photo AP

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr thought he was still a super middleweight while training for his comeback fight with Brian Vera.

Even after a full training camp and a postponement, he never managed to get down to that 76.2-kilogram limit.

28 Sep 2013 - 2:38pm

Stevenson prepares to defend world title against Cloud

Adonis Stevenson is preparing to defend his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title for the first time. Photo: AFP

Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson defends his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title for the first time on Saturday when he faces former world champion Tavoris Cloud.

27 Sep 2013 - 11:33am

Oscar De La Hoya admits himself to rehab

Oscar De La Hoya. Photo: AP

Oscar De La Hoya has admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight substance abuse, just days ahead of the big fight his company is promoting between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez.

11 Sep 2013 - 4:56pm

Manny Pacquiao confident of victory over Brandon Rios in Macau bout in November

Manny Pacquiao, former world heavyweight champion George Foreman and the Filipino's next opponent, American Brandon Rios, get to together in Macau yesterday. Photo: Edward Wong

Philippines superstar Manny Pacquiao has revealed he has "probably two and a half years" left before he retires from the ring, but he will make the most of his twilight years beginning with victory against American Brandon Rios in November in Macau.

28 Jul 2013 - 9:00am

Emile Griffith, elegant boxing champ, dies at 75

Emile Griffith. Photo: AP

Inside the smaller theatre at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more time to the crowd. He rose shakily from his seat, waved ever so briefly and then sat down

The applause kept going.

25 Jul 2013 - 4:45pm

Garcia stops Lopez in 4th round

Mikey Garcia connects with a left to the face of Juan Manuel Lopez during their Vacant WBO Featherweight Title bout at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Garcia knocked out Lopez in the fourth round. Photo: AFP

Mikey Garcia stopped Juan Manuel Lopez in the fourth round on Saturday night, leaving the WBO featherweight title vacant after Garcia failed to make weight.

Garcia (32-0) weighed in at 128 pounds on Friday, two over the featherweight limit. Lopez weighed in at 1251/2.

Lopez (33-3) would have regained the title with a win.

16 Jun 2013 - 3:23pm

Arturo Gatti posthumously inducted into Boxing's Hall of Fame

Pat Lynch, former manager of the late Arturo Gatti, gives an acceptance speech on behalf of Gatti, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Photo: AP

Boosted so she could reach the microphone and speak on a most special day for her late father, 7-year-old Sofia Gatti beamed.

“Thank you from my dad,” she said Sunday as Arturo “Thunder” Gatti was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

11 Jun 2013 - 5:57pm

Manny Pacquiao far from finished ahead of Macau fight, insists Bob Arum

Manny Pacquiao takes a punch from Juan Manuel Marquez.

With naysayers predicting the beginning of the end for Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says the Filipino superstar is far from finished - and he will prove it in Macau in November.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

A new fighting adventure for ex-champ Riddick Bowe

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe of the US, right, trains a Muay Thai with his Thai partner at a gym in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AFP

For years, Riddick Bowe dreamed of getting back into the ring - just not this ring and this sport, in this country.

Next week in Thailand, the former world heavyweight boxing champion will step out of retirement to make his debut as a Muay Thai fighter - the brutal martial art that makes boxing look gentlemanly.

8 Jun 2013 - 8:53pm