Boxing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24529/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 Thomson Reuters 5731863 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Agence France-Presse 5743895 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 Agence France-Presse 5745941 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 5750747 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Sonny Bill under fire after shortened boxing bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/rugby-sonny-bill-under-fire-after-shortened-boxing-bout <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 Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams's boxing career plumbed a new depth of farce on Friday when he claimed a controversial victory over a middle-aged South African who had him on the ropes before the bout was cut short by two rounds.</p> <p>The 27-year-old was in trouble at the end of his sixth professional fight in Brisbane against 44-year-old Francois Botha, and jeers rang out from the crowd when he was announced winner after 10 rounds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/rugby-sonny-bill-under-fire-after-shortened-boxing-bout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxing Entertainment Rugby union Sonny Bill Williams Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:30:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750752 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 Thomson Reuters 5751629 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Peterson set to defend crown after 14-month layoff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/boxing-peterson-set-defend-crown-after-14-month-layoff <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>Lamont Peterson, finally set to defend the title he took from Britain's Amir Khan in controversial fashion 14 months ago, says his long layoff will not be a problem against Kendall Holt next week.</p> <p>Peterson won a controversial split decision in Washington over Khan after the Englishman was twice penalized a point for pushing. A planned rematch last May was called off after Peterson tested positive for a synthetic testosterone.</p> <p>The World Boxing Association restored its light-welterweight crown to Khan but the International Boxing Federation accepted an appeal by Peterson.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/boxing-peterson-set-defend-crown-after-14-month-layoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amir Khan Boxers Boxing Kendall Holt Sports AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753105 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: England's McDonnell to fight Ceja for title: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/boxing-englands-mcdonnell-fight-ceja-title-report <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 European champion Jamie McDonnell of England will face Mexico's unbeaten Julio Ceja for the vacant International Boxing Federation bantamweight title, an IBF official told ESPN on Tuesday.</p> <p>The sports network's website reported that Mexico's undefeated Leo Santa Cruz vacated the crown in order to move up to the junior featherweight ranks, setting up Ceja and McDonnell, IBF championships chairman Lindsey Tucker said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/boxing-englands-mcdonnell-fight-ceja-title-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Julio Ceja Julio Ceja Sports Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753930 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Botha claims offered $155,000 to throw Williams bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/boxing-botha-claims-offered-155000-throw-williams-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>Veteran South African boxer Francois Botha Wednesday claimed he was offered Aus$150,000 (US$155,000) to throw his fight against Sonny Bill Williams, sparking an angry denial from the New Zealander's manager.</p> <p>Williams, a former World Cup-winning All Blacks rugby star, won the controversial heavyweight bout on points in Brisbane last Friday, which was marred by unsubstantiated reports that Botha failed a drugs test.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/boxing-botha-claims-offered-155000-throw-williams-bout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Boxers Boxing Sports Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:47:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754123 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Kameda to defend WBA bantam title against Pareio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/boxing-kameda-defend-wba-bantam-title-against-pareio <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>Japan's Koki Kameda will defend his World Boxing Association bantamweight title against Yonfrez Pareio of Venezuela in April, his gym announced on Thursday.</p> <p>The bout, to be fought on April 7 in Osaka, will be his sixth defence of the title since winning it when he beat Alexander Munoz of Venezuela in December 2010.</p> <p>"I'm going to prepare and try to win by a knockout in my favourite city of Osaka," said Kameda, 26. "I will become a father for the second time later this year. I'm going to fight for my children and wife."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/boxing-kameda-defend-wba-bantam-title-against-pareio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Kōki Kameda Koki Kameda Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:44:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755640 at http://www.globalpost.com