Boxing

Retirement or Retribution: Who will Pacquiao Face Next?

Arguably one of the best boxers of all time, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is at a crucial point of his life—at a crossroads of possible retirement or a possible chance of retribution. The most celebrated boxer of the Philippines is the first boxer to hold championship belts in eight different weight classes. Although Pacquiao is already quite over his prime, the ...

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From agony to ecstasy: Relief of Freddie Flintoff’s wife as ex-England cricketer wins first professional boxing bout

Andrew Flintoff climbed off the canvas to record a points win on his heavyweight boxing debut against Richard Dawson. The former England and Lancashire cricket star was afforded a hero’s welcome at the Manchester Arena but, after taking the first of four two minute rounds, he was sent tumbling to the canvas by a counter left from his American foe ...

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Orlando Cruz becomes first boxer still fighting to announce he is gay

Puerto Rican featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has become the first openly gay man in the sport’s history, the man ranked fourth in his weight class describing himself as a ‘proud gay man.’ Cruz admits he had initial reservations about coming out, but is now relieved he took the decision. “I developed physically and mentally to take such a big step ...

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“I eye international level” Cheka insists as he proves Unbeaten!

Only six rounds among the 12 planned to be played were enough for Kalama Nyilawila to prove that Morogoro’s Francis Cheka was ‘the hottest’ water which he could not use to take his shower on Saturday night. Nyilawila who started a fight is high spirit landed ‘stones’ to Cheka in first three rounds before the game turned upside-down to him. ...

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Its Cheka vs Nyilawila at Sabasaba Hall tomorrow

The two boxing figures in Tanzania, Francis Cheka and Kalama Nyilawila are expected to step in a ring at PTA Sabasaba Hall-Dar es Salaam tomorrow evening. The two boxing giants are facing each other in fighting for belt of Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) in Africa. Speaking during their pre-match interview in Dar es Salaam this afternoon, Francis Cheka said he ...

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‘I have only one match, against Sebyala,’ Mashali insists

Tanzanian Boxer, Thomas Mashali has said despite some rumours which link him with another fight but he has signed only one fight against Ugandan International boxer, Med Sebyala. Speaking Dar es Salaam yesterday after signing the contract and receiving half of his match payment, Mashali said some people have been spreading words for their own benefits. “I don’t know what ...

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BMT encourages women to enter in Boxing

‘National Sports Council’ Baraza la Michezo Taifa (BMT) Secretary General, Mr Henry Lihaya has called upon Tanzanian women to participate in Boxing game instead of leaving it to men only. Mr Lihaya said that yesterday when he was closing the National Boxing Championship which took place at National Indoor Stadium in Dar es Salaam. He said the 2012 Competition had ...

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