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Boxing: World champion Abraham to face Sjekloca

Germany's world super-middleweight champion Arthur Abraham will defend his recently won WBO title against Nikola Sjekloca of Montenegro on May 3 in Berlin, it was announced on Tuesday. The 34-year-old defeated compatriot Robert Stieglitz on a split decision at the start of the month to win back the title he lost to the same opponent in March 2013. "Finally, I have the WBO belt back around my waist and I don't plan on giving it up anytime soon," said Abraham. "I gave so much blood, sweat and tears for my last fight and it made me a world champion again.

Ukraine's Klitschko party urges Kiev to cut ties with Russia

The Ukrainian party of former boxer turned politician Vitali Klitschko urged Kiev on Tuesday to cut diplomatic ties with Moscow, as Russia moved to admit Crimea into its territory. "Given the Russian authorities' hostile acts and international practice, we insist that diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia be immediately cut," the UDAR party said in a statement, as Russian President Vladimir Putin prepared to sign a treaty making Crimea part of Russia. neo/ssw/mfp

Boxing: Pacquiao could get fifth fight with Marquez

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Mexican star Juan Manuel Marquez would fight each other for a fifth time if both men win their next fight, promoters said. Top Rank announced that the winner of a May 17 bout between Marquez and Mike Alvarado would be the mandatory title challenger for the winner of next month's World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout between Pacquiao and undefeated American Timothy Bradley.

Boxing: Home from home as Garcia defends crown against Herrera

Undefeated Danny Garcia defends his two light welterweight world titles on Saturday against fellow American Mauricio Herrera in a return to his family's homeland of Puerto Rico. Garcia risks the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns against a 33-year-old Californian in his first world title bout. "I'm not coming here to lose my title," Garcia said. "I'm going to come and defend like always. I'm going to win for my people in Puerto Rico.

Boxing: Home from home as Garcia defends crown against Herrera

Undefeated Danny Garcia defends his two light welterweight world titles on Saturday against fellow American Mauricio Herrera in a return to his family's homeland of Puerto Rico. Garcia risks the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns against a 33-year-old Californian in his first world title bout. "I'm not coming here to lose my title," Garcia said. "I'm going to come and defend like always. I'm going to win for my people in Puerto Rico.

Boxing: Porter to defend title against Malignaggi

Unbeaten Shawn Porter announced Wednesday that he will defend his world welterweight crown against Paulie Malignaggi next month with Britain's unbeaten Kell Brook reportedly awaiting the winner. Porter, who took the International Boxing Federation title from Devon Alexander last December, will make his first defense of the crown on April 19 at Washington on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov light-heavyweight world title unification fight. "Excited to announce my next casualty will be @PaulMalignaggi on April 19th at the DC Armory," Porter tweeted.

Boxing: Porter to defend title against Malignaggi

Unbeaten Shawn Porter announced Wednesday that he will defend his world welterweight crown against Paulie Malignaggi next month with Britain's unbeaten Kell Brook reportedly awaiting the winner. Porter, who took the International Boxing Federation title from Devon Alexander last December, will make his first defense of the crown on April 19 at Washington on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov light-heavyweight world title unification fight. "Excited to announce my next casualty will be @PaulMalignaggi on April 19th at the DC Armory," Porter tweeted.

Boxing: Hopkins seeks another age mark in unification bout

Bernard Hopkins, already boxing's oldest-ever world champion at 49, is looking to keep rewriting the record books when he faces Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan in April. First he wants to become the oldest unified champion, then the oldest undisputed champion and finally the first ever 50-year-old world champion. The age-defying light-heavyweight International Boxing Federation champion faces a unification title fight against World Boxing Association laureate Shumenov in Washington on April 19.

Boxing: Injury forces champion Huck out of Larghetti bout

Germany's Marco Huck has been ruled out of his WBO cruiserweight world title bout against unbeaten challenger Italian Mirko Larghetti on March 29 with a fractured thumb. Huck, who had been aiming to defend his title for a record 13th time, picked up the injury in sparring. His injury is the latest in a series of unfortunate events that has led to the bout being cancelled. The WBO Champion was a late addition, having stepped in for IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who had originally topped the bill but withdrew with a viral infection. ryj/jhb

Boxing: Groves wants non-British officials for Froch re-match

George Groves is demanding non-British officials for his world title re-match with Carl Froch at London's Wembley Stadium on May 31. The two Britons collide for Froch's World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-middleweight titles after their first encounter in November ended controversially. Groves, 25, felt referee Howard Foster stopped the fight prematurely in the ninth round after he had floored Froch, 36, in the opening round.
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