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Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder’s criticism spurred him on to return to boxing

Tyson Fury says being written off by WBC world heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder gave him the motivation to return to boxing.

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David Haye: I’ll prove I’m the best heavyweight

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye says he can prove that he is “the best in the world” ahead of his May fight against Tony Bellew.

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Wilder criticism spurred me on me – Fury

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder’s criticism has spurred him into making a return to boxing.

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Josh Taylor: Viktor Postol takes on the Scot for a world title shot

Josh Taylor will take on Ukraine’s Viktor Postol in Glasgow in June for a chance to fight for the WBC World super lightweight title.

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Joshua wants to ‘see Wilder’s money’ before agreeing $50m fight

Anthony Joshua wants to “see the money” before agreeing to Deontay Wilder’s $50m unification fight offer, says promoter Eddie Hearn.

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Wilder makes $50m offer to fight Joshua at venue of his choice

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has offered $50m (£35.9m) for a unification fight with Anthony Joshua.

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Tony Bellew: David Haye will not last eight rounds in our rematch

Tony Bellew says he will stop David Haye inside eight rounds in their rematch and insists his rival “should have stayed clear” of him.

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Olympic hero Claressa Shields to face Hanna Gabriels for middleweight titles

Olympic hero will move down to challenge for middleweight beltsShields, 23, now working with veteran trainer John David JacksonPotential four-belt title fight with Christina Hammer looms in fallClaressa Shields, the only American boxer to win multiple …

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Billy Joe Saunders believes Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez should be banned for life

WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders says the six-month ban handed to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is a “disgrace”.

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Only a ring death will stop murdering drug cheats, says Billy Joe Saunders

• WBO middleweight champion says such a death would be a murder • Challenger Martin Murray agrees on Canelo case, saying ‘boxing is bent’The unbeaten world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders says only a ring death will jolt boxing into a proper c…

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‘Cincinnati Loudmouth’ Adrien Broner is an annoying contradiction | Kevin Mitchell

The former four-weight world champion can sell a fight but he shocked everyone bar his own fans with a slew of insults after drawing with Jessie Vargas in Brooklyn on SaturdayIt has always been an irritating paradox that Adrien Broner is so classy with…

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Carl Frampton promoter Frank Warren hails Belfast as a boxing city

Promoter Frank Warren says Belfast has become the centre of UK boxing following Carl Frampton’s emphatic defeat of Nonito Donaire.

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Nonito Donaire: Frampton can top featherweight division

Nonito Donaire believes Carl Frampton can become featherweight world champion following his defeat by the Northern Irishman.

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Carl Frampton says ‘discipline’ was key to beating Nonito Donaire

Carl Frampton says he is happy to face Leo Santa Cruz, Oscar Valdez, Lee Selby or Josh Warrington so long as he is fighting for a world title at Winsdor Park this summer.

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Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas fight to draw as Gervonta Davis wins back title

Broner and Vargas fight to majority draw in Brooklyn boutJermall Charlo wins interim middleweight title with knockoutGervonta Davis captures WBA super featherweight title Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas fought to a 12-round majority draw in a welterwei…

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Amir Khan stuns Phil Lo Greco with blistering first-round knockout

• Khan wins inside 39 seconds in his first fight for two years• British boxer delivers emphatic statement to Kell BrookAmir Khan made a blistering return to the ring by beating Phil Lo Greco by knockout inside 39 seconds at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.The 3…

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