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Mayweather to face Maidana on May 3

(Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a welterweight title fight on May 3, the American announced on Monday. Mayweather, who turns 37 on Monday, revealed the news via Twitter, ending months of speculation about his next opponent. Mayweather defeated Saul Canelo Alvarez in his most recent bout in September and subsequently announced the May 3 fight without identifying his next opponent. The site for the matchup has yet to be announced.

Mayweather to face Maidana on May 3

(Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a welterweight title fight on May 3, the American announced on Monday. Mayweather, who turns 37 on Monday, revealed the news via Twitter, ending months of speculation about his next opponent. Mayweather defeated Saul Canelo Alvarez in his most recent bout in September and subsequently announced the May 3 fight without identifying his next opponent. The site for the matchup has yet to be announced.

Sports: Ali gloves fetch $860,500 at auction

The gloves Muhammad Ali wore when he beat Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight world title fetched $836,500 at Auction on Saturday, almost 50 years to the day after the fight. The gloves were part of Heritage Auctions' Sports Platinum Night Auction, and the price was posted on their website. The buyer was not identified. The gloves were used by the young fighter from Louisville, Kentucky, then named Cassius Clay, to launch a legendary boxing career that made him a global sport icon.

Boxing: China's Zou stops Yokthong to boost world title chances

Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming vastly improved his chances of a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand's Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday. The two-time Olympic champion controlled the bout at Macau's Venetian casino resort from early on and he dropped Yokthong three times before the referee halted it in the penultimate round, the seventh.

Boxing: China's Zou stops Yokthong to boost world title chances

Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming vastly improved his chances of a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand's Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday. The two-time Olympic champion controlled the bout at Macau's Venetian casino resort from early on and he dropped Yokthong three times before the referee halted it in the penultimate round, the seventh.

Boxing: China's Zou fast-tracked towards world title shot

Trailblazing Chinese boxer Zou Shiming is being fast-tracked towards a world title fight in November, less than two years after turning professional, a report said on Friday. The two-time Olympic champion will draw closer to a title shot if he wins Saturday's flyweight bout against Thailand's Yokthong Kokietgym in Macau, the South China Morning Post said. Promoter Bob Arum said Zou, 32, was being lined up to fight International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand "if everything goes to plan".

Klitschko at Ukraine leader's residence for meeting

Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko was at the Kiev residence of embattled President Viktor Yanukovych for a meeting as clashes rage between police and protestors on the iconic Independence Square, his spokeswoman said. "Klitschko has arrived at Bankova (location of Yanukovych's residence). He has gone to see Yanukovych," Oksana Zinovieva, spokeswoman for the the former heavyweight boxer, wrote on Twitter. os-del/rmb

Ukrainian opposition's Klitschko says talks with president break down

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said on Wednesday that he has quit talks with President Viktor Yanukovich without reaching any agreement on how to end the violence in Kiev, local media said. "Unfortunately, I bring nothing good from the talks," Ukrainska Pravda website quoted Klitschko as saying. He said that he left the talks after the president demanded that the central square in Kiev occupied by anti-government protesters be unconditionally cleared.

Ukraine opposition leader arrives at president's office for talks

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko has arrived at President Viktor Yanukovich's office for talks, Klitschko's spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Klitschko went to meet Yanukovich after riot police advanced onto a central Kiev square occupied by anti-government protesters. At least 14 people have died in the clashes. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

Klitschko urges women and children to quit Kiev protest camp

Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko on Tuesday urged women and children to leave the opposition's main protest camp on Kiev's Independence Square, known as Maidan, as riot police massed nearby. "We ask women and children to quit Maidan as we cannot rule out the possibility that they will storm (the camp)," the former heavyweight boxing champion told protestors on the square. neo-del/am/cc
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