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Floyd Mayweather Jr returned to the ring for the first time in 21 months with a unanimous points victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.

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Tributes have been paid to Irish Olympic boxer Darren Sutherland, who was found dead in his London flat.


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Belfast's Olympic light-flyweight bronze medallist Paddy Barnes has been sent home from the World Championships in Milan for unacceptable behaviour.

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The chance to embellish his unbeaten record will be uppermost in Floyd Mayweather's mind when he takes on Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in their hotly anticipated welterweight fight in Las Vegas this month.


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Women boxers will have the chance to fight for gold at the 2012 Olympics.

Women's boxing set for Olympics

BBC Sport 13.08.2009
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Women's boxing is expected to be included in the Olympic programme, with more medals available for women across the board at London 2012.


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Newly-crowned WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan says he would put aside his friendship with Ricky Hatton to face him in the ring.

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Carl Froch is to defend his WBC super-middlweight belt against Andre Dirrell in the first fight of a 'Super Six Boxing Classic' series of bouts.


Gatti's wife is accused of killing him

Los Angeles Times 13.07.2009
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Police say she couldn't explain how she spent 10 hours in apartment without noticing her husband was dead.

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Boxing legend Alexis Arguello of Nicaragua has been found dead in an apparent suicide.


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British boxer David Haye is targeting a September showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.

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Alex Arthur has set his sights on becoming a world champion in a second weight division.


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Police say the 4-year-old daughter of boxer Mike Tyson has died a day after her neck accidentally was caught in a treadmill cord while she was playing at home.

Mayweathers tone down the family feuding

Lance Pugmire Los Angeles Times 19.05.2009
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is spending more time with his father, from whom he has often been estranged. Floyd Sr.'s illness is a factor in the rapprochement.


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WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch hopes to secure a unification bout with Canadian IBF holder Lucian Bute later this year.

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Undefeated American Chad Dawson defended his IBF and IBO light-heavyweight titles with a unanimous points victory over Antonio Tarver.


Manny Pacquiao rocks the Conga Room

Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times 06.05.2009
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The boxer known as 'Pac-Man' follows his Hatton knockout by singing in downtown L.A. -- after the Laker game, of course. Why not? He's already released a couple of singles in the Philippines.

Pacquiao - a Filipino Goliath

Ben Dirs BBC Sport 30.04.2009
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Ricky Hatton makes much of his humble roots but he might want to think twice before playing the salt-of-the-earth card in front of Manny Pacquiao, for Hatton's dad was never so poor that he had serve the family dog for dinner.


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That's the advice he gets from fellow fighter David Diaz, who knows firsthand that trading blows with Pacquiao doesn't work.

Froch stuns Taylor with late show

Ben Dirs BBC Sport 27.04.2009
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Carl Froch produced one of the great comebacks to retain his WBC super-middleweight crown against Jermain Taylor in Mashantucket, Connecticut.



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