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Bellew stopped by undisputed champion Usyk

Tony Bellew fails in his attempt to become undisputed cruiserweight world champion as he is stopped by Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk.

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Brilliant Oleksandr Usyk brings down the curtain on Tony Bellew

• Bellew stopped in eighth round by Ukrainian in his final fight• ‘He’s a great big champion and I lost to a fine man’If we never hear the Z-Cars theme in a British ring again, we will nevertheless have the stirring memories of the fighter who brought …

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Ricky Burns stops Scott Cardle in third round at Manchester Arena

Scotland’s Ricky Burns hopes there are still “big fights out there” for him and pledges to “fight anyone at all” after stopping Scott Cardle.

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Oleksandr Usyk beats Tony Bellew to retain world titles – as it happened

Tony Bellew’s final fight was ended in brutal fashion by the Ukrainian champion, who recovered from a slow start to knock his opponent out in the eighth round 12.00am GMT Related: Brilliant Oleksandr Usyk brings down the curtain on Tony Bellew 12.00a…

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Tony Bellew defiant as he prepares for final bow against Oleksandr Usyk

The Liverpudlian is hoping to go out on a high against the feared 15-0 Ukrainian at the Manchester ArenaTony Bellew reaches for a farewell victory on Saturday night, against the feared Oleksandr Usyk, that only his close associates give him a realistic…

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Joseph Benavidez Quickly Rescheduled After UFC Denver Bout Canceled

Joseph Benavidez has been quickly rebooked for a fight later this month after his bout with Ray Borg at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver was abruptly canceled. Borg was removed from the bout on Wednesday because of undisclosed medical reasons, leaving Benavidez without a suitable opponent

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World Boxing Super Series: Ryan Burnett ‘absolutely gutted’ after back injury ends world title reign

Ryan Burnett says he is “absolutely gutted” after a back injury ended his reign as WBA bantamweight world champion, but adds that it is not career threatening.

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Kevin Belingon Snaps Bibiano Fernandes’ Eight-Year Winning Streak at ONE: Heart of the Lion

Bibiano Fernandes’ eight-year, 14-fight winning streak is over. Kevin Belingon beat the Brazilian by split decision at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday to become the undisputed ONE Championship bantamweight king. The ONE: Battle of the Lion headliner probably hinged on a moment at the end

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UFC Fight Night 139 Main Event Set Following Friday’s Official Weigh-in; Two Fighters Miss

The Ultimate Fighting Championship celebrates its 25th Anniversary this week by returning to the city where it all started: Denver. UFC Fight Night 139: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez takes place on Saturday at the Pepsi Center in the Mile High City. The …

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Tony Bellew vs Oleksandr Usyk: ‘World will see a new cruiserweight king’

British former world champion Tony Bellew says the “world will see a new king” of the cruiserweight division on Saturday.

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‘Bellew needs one of the all-time best displays by a Briton to upset Usyk’

Tony Bellew faces an ‘untouchable’ Oleksandr Usyk in a historic bout on Saturday, but who will leave with all four titles?

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Anthony Mundine hits back after Jeff Horn camp’s ‘shortcut’ claim

Suggestion that diuretics may be used to meet weight ‘I’ve never taken any type of drug,’ Mundine saysAnthony Mundine has slammed Jeff Horn’s camp for insinuating the former boxing champion may be tempted to take prohibited substances to make weight fo…

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Yair Rodriguez, who spent 18 months rebuilding after a tough loss, finally has his swagger back

“I’m a different person now because I’ve learned so much,” Rodriguez said. “So, so much.”

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Conor McGregor Calls on ONE Championship to Sign Entire UFC Flyweight Division

Nearly everyone involved initially saw Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s trade from the UFC to ONE Championship for Ben Askren as a win-win situation. That mostly appears to have held true for Johnson, Askren, and the fight promotions, but one category of fighters on the UFC roster may

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UFC Flyweights Announce Releases, Indicate the Division is Being Dismantled

Though the fight promotion itself has yet to acknowledge such, it appears that the UFC men’s flyweight division may be coming to an end. There have been rumors swirling for months that the flyweight division was on its last legs, and after former divis…

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‘I was told this was impossible’: the long fight to get women’s boxing on TV

A lack of broadcast coverage has left female fighters underexposed and underpaid. But the Olympics and talented athletes have changed the status quoWhen Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent met in the ring in New York City’s Madison Square Garden last mont…

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