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Billy Joe Saunders enjoyed a successful first defense of his WBO middleweight title against Artur Akavov on Saturday night, with the British boxer starting slowly but finishing the 12-rounder strongly.

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Murat Gassiev dominated Denis Lebedev to win the IBF cruiserweight title on Saturday on a split decision.

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"I see articles, I see stuff on line, but I don't see the belt not in my presence,” the 28-year-old Irishman said Friday.

Fighters at a gym tucked inside an old Morgantown shopping mall grab, twist and leverage each other’s limbs and heads, seeking small advantages and aiming for submission holds.

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Nico Rosberg retired from Formula One at age 31 Friday, a startling announcement that came five days after winning his first drivers’ championship.

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Eight-time flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has a title bout Saturday night, but the silence surrounding it is deafening.

  • Jeff Wagenheim
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The development further fans the flames of a possible match with Floyd Mayweather.

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Former champions Georges St. Pierre, Cain Velasquez and T.J. Dillashaw are taking on the UFC in an attempt to form a mixed martial arts fighters association.

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Speaking to an Irish radio station, John Kavanagh also called UFC's decision “shortsighted.”

The Irish superstar has not defended that crown since defeating Jose Aldo for it in December 2015, and, having won an interim title, Aldo is now the new undisputed champion of that division.

Orlando Cruz of Puerto Rico will have to wait to become the first openly gay boxer to win a world title after being stopped in the eighth round by WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan on Saturday.

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Irish boxer Katie Taylor impressed in beating Karina Kopinska of Poland inside three rounds on her professional debut at Wembley Arena on Saturday.

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Anthony Johnson is finding solace in his dog.

Manny Pacquiao says his next fight will be in April or May next year as that best fits his schedule as a senator for the Philippines. And he would like a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

  • Yuri Kageyama | AP
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