Boxers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24528/all en Boxing-Nielsen hopes for return after hip replacements http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/boxing-nielsen-hopes-return-after-hip-replacements <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COPENHAGEN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Danish boxer Brian Nielsen hopes to fight on despite facing major surgery to replace both hips.</p> <p>"I am well aware that I'm a very old man and it will soon be 'over and out'...but I'd like one or two more fights before it's all over," the 47-year-old heavyweight told Denmark's TV2 ahead of surgery planned for Wednesday.</p> <p>"But it's not just me who decides, the family will also have something to say. I haven't discussed it with the doctors, it's not necessary."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/boxing-nielsen-hopes-return-after-hip-replacements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Brian Nielsen Brian Nielsen Labor Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:45:24 +0000 5731863 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing-China's Olympic champion Zou signs with Top Rank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/boxing-chinas-olympic-champion-zou-signs-top-rank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Double Olympic boxing gold medalist Zou Shiming has signed a professional contract to fight under Bob Arum's Top Rank promotion and will make his debut in April in Macau.</p> <p>Zou, who won China's first Olympic boxing medal, a bronze, in Athens and its first gold at the Beijing Games, beat Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon in London to become the first light-flyweight to win three Olympic medals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/boxing-chinas-olympic-champion-zou-signs-top-rank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Manny Pacquiao Sports Zou Shiming Zou Shiming Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:00:18 +0000 5738686 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Froch-Kessler re-match set for May 25 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/boxing-froch-kessler-re-match-set-may-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>IBF super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch's much-anticipated re-match with Denmark's Mikkel Kessler will take place at London's 02 Arena on May 25, organisers revealed on Friday.</p> <p>British fighter Froch will be bidding to avenge a unanimous points loss to Kessler after a titanic tussle between the pair in their first meeting in Denmark in April 2010.</p> <p>Promoter Eddie Hearn told Britain's Press Association: "I think it's the biggest feather in my cap as a promoter, bringing a fight like this to the UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/boxing-froch-kessler-re-match-set-may-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Carl Froch Carl Froch Sports AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:45:36 +0000 5743248 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing-Cubans set for WSB route into professional careers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/boxing-cubans-set-wsb-route-professional-careers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Cuban boxers could soon be fighting under professional rules for the first time in more than 50 years after high-level meetings between the Caribbean island's authorities and the International Boxing Association (AIBA).</p> <p>AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu visited Cuba this week to discuss the cream of the country's fighters joining the professional-style World Series of Boxing (WSB) and soon to be launched AIBA Pro Boxing (APB).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/boxing-cubans-set-wsb-route-professional-careers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sport in Cuba Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:15:44 +0000 5743641 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Ex-champion Sturm loses to Australia's Soliman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/boxing-ex-champion-sturm-loses-australias-soliman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world middleweight boxing champion Felix Sturm of Germany has lost to another Australian after Sam Soliman claimed a unanimous points victory in their IBF middleweight title eliminator.</p> <p>Sturm, 34, suffered a second consecutive defeat in Duesseldorf on Friday night having lost his WBA crown to Australia's Daniel Geale last September.</p> <p>The former champion suffered the fourth loss of his career after a plucky display by Soliman, to whom the judges awarded the fight 116-111, 114-113, 114-113, to give the 39-year-old Australian a record of 43 wins, 17 KOs and 11 defeats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/boxing-ex-champion-sturm-loses-australias-soliman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Felix Sturm Sam Soliman Sam Soliman Sports AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:45:04 +0000 5743895 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Alexander injury delays Brook world title bid again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/boxing-alexander-injury-delays-brook-world-title-bid-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Undefeated British welterweight Kell Brook will have to wait again for his first world title bout after a scheduled fight with Devon Alexander on February 23 in Detroit was postponed on Monday.</p> <p>Alexander, a 25-year-old American, suffered a biceps injury during training that forced an indefinite postponement of the International Boxing Federation crown he won last October with a unanimous decision over Randall Bailey.</p> <p>It's the second delay for the bout, which had been planned for January 19 in Los Angeles but was pushed back after Brook suffered an ankle injury in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/boxing-alexander-injury-delays-brook-world-title-bid-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Cornelius Bundrage Kell Brook Kell Brook Sports AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:16:29 +0000 5745748 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Cuba close to historic decision: boxing chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/boxing-cuba-close-historic-decision-boxing-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amateur boxing supremo Dr Ching-Kuo Wu told AFP he is confident that Cuba are about to make an historic decision and agree to field a team in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) which would see them given the chance to earn money.</p> <p>Earning money from sport has been previously strictly forbidden because the government and the sports authorities believe it to be contrary to their Communist ideology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/boxing-cuba-close-historic-decision-boxing-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Ching-Kuo Wu Sports AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:30:27 +0000 5745941 at http://www.globalpost.com Companion of India gang-rape victim identifies bus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified Tuesday the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder.</p> <p>The 28-year-old, confined to a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, confirmed that a white bus was the vehicle on which the deadly assault took place on December 16, his father told AFP.</p> <p>"Yes, my son could identify the bus. The cross-examination is going to start now," said the father, whose son cannot be named for legal reasons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Boxers Crimes AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:46:07 +0000 5746324 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine opposition MPs spend night in parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/ukraine-opposition-mps-spend-night-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>About 20 opposition lawmakers have spent the night in the Ukrainian parliament chamber after blockading it in a voting dispute. </p> <p>Deputies from the opposition Udar (Punch) party, led by world heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko, spent the night from Tuesday to Wednesday in the parliament chamber.</p> <p>The dispute in Ukraine's one-chamber parliament, known as the Verkhovna Rada, centres on opposition demands for each deputy to vote individually. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/ukraine-opposition-mps-spend-night-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Government of Ukraine Sports Technology Verkhovna Rada Vitaly Klitschko AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:31:30 +0000 5747754 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: All Black Williams beats Botha in title fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-all-black-williams-beats-botha-in-title-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World Cup-winning ex-All Black Sonny Bill Williams added another crown to his career Friday after beating veteran boxer Frans Botha to win their WBA International heavyweight title bout.</p> <p>Williams, who won the Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks in 2011, survived a whirlwind finish from South African Botha to land the vacant title with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane.</p> <p>The ringside judges gave him the fight 97-91, 98-94, 97-91 over the 10 rounds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-all-black-williams-beats-botha-in-title-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Frans Botha Rugby union Sports AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:01:00 +0000 5749978 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Sonny Bill fight controversially cut by two rounds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/rugby-sonny-bill-fight-controversially-cut-two-rounds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Reuters) - Former New Zealand All Black Sonny Bill Williams won his sixth professional boxing fight in farcical circumstances on Friday when his contest with Francois Botha in Brisbane was cut short by two rounds in mid-fight.</p> <p>Williams was clearly in trouble at the end of the WBA international heavyweight title bout against the veteran South African but held on to defy a flurry of punches and win the fight on points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/rugby-sonny-bill-fight-controversially-cut-two-rounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Evander Holyfield Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:45:09 +0000 5750046 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: All Black Williams beats Botha in title fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-all-black-williams-beats-botha-title-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World Cup-winning ex-All Black Sonny Bill Williams added another crown to his career Friday after beating veteran boxer Frans Botha to win their WBA International heavyweight title bout.</p> <p>Williams, who won the Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks in 2011, survived a whirlwind finish from South African Botha to land the vacant title with a unanimous points decision over 10 rounds in Brisbane.</p> <p>The ringside judges gave him the fight 97-91, 98-94, 97-91 over the 10 rounds to boos from the crowd.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-all-black-williams-beats-botha-title-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Boxers Boxing Sonny Bill Williams Sports AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:05:31 +0000 5750080 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Williams defends shortened title bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-williams-defends-shortened-title-bout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sonny Bill Williams has defended his controversial unanimous points heavyweight victory over veteran Frans Botha in a title bout that ended after 10 rounds in Brisbane on Friday night.</p> <p>The fight, which was advertised and scheduled for 12 rounds as per WBA rules, was stopped early, drawing an angry reaction from Botha and boos from the crowd at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-williams-defends-shortened-title-bout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Evander Holyfield Sports AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:01:02 +0000 5750721 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Williams defends shortened title bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-williams-defends-shortened-title-bout-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sonny Bill Williams has defended his controversial unanimous points heavyweight victory over veteran Frans Botha in a title bout that ended after 10 rounds in Brisbane on Friday night.</p> <p>The fight, which was advertised and scheduled for 12 rounds as per WBA rules, was stopped early, drawing an angry reaction from Botha and boos from the crowd at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-williams-defends-shortened-title-bout-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Business Evander Holyfield Sports AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:00:16 +0000 5750747 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Williams ring opponent Botha failed dope test - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rugby-williams-ring-opponent-botha-failed-dope-test-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 10 (Reuters) - Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams's opponent Francois Botha failed a dope test before their heavyweight bout, local media reported on Sunday, adding further doubts to the credibility of the controversial fight.</p> <p>Botha, who was beaten on points by Williams on Friday, had tested positive for phentermine, a banned appetite suppressant, the Sydney Morning Herald said in a report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rugby-williams-ring-opponent-botha-failed-dope-test-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Boxers Boxing Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:15:06 +0000 5751629 at http://www.globalpost.com