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Japan's 'Monster' Naoya Inoue defends title against Aran Dipaen
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Japan's 'Monster' Naoya Inoue defends title against Aran Dipaen

Fighting at Ryogoku Kokugikan — the home of sumo — Inoue wore Dipaen down with a series of punishing shots before dispatching him with a vicious left hand

'Monster' Inoue: Japan's unbeaten boxer with 21 bouts under his belt, 18 by knockout
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'Monster' Inoue: Japan's unbeaten boxer with 21 bouts under his belt, 18 by knockout

Although Naoya Inoue is a star in Japan, his limited exposure in the US means he is still something of an enigma overseas

Australia's George Kambosos stuns Teofimo Lopez to become unified lightweight champion
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Australia's George Kambosos stuns Teofimo Lopez to become unified lightweight champion

The 28-year-old Kambosos snatched the WBA, IBF and WBO belts in a close slugfest at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden that left the fighters bloodied and bruised by the end of the 12th round

Anthony Joshua weighs in 19 pounds heavier than opponent Oleksandr Usyk ahead of title defence
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Anthony Joshua weighs in 19 pounds heavier than opponent Oleksandr Usyk ahead of title defence

Britain's Joshua, 31, tipped the scales at 240 pounds (109 kilograms), with the Ukrainian challenger coming in at a career-high 221.25 pounds.

Indian Broadcasting Foundation appoints Siddharth Jain as secretary-general
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Indian Broadcasting Foundation appoints Siddharth Jain as secretary-general

New IBF secretary-general Siddharth Jain has worked with Turner International India as senior vice-president and managing director (South Asia) until 30 April.

Former Supreme Court judge Vikramjit Sen appointed chairman of IBF's Digital Media Content Regulatory Council
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Former Supreme Court judge Vikramjit Sen appointed chairman of IBF's Digital Media Content Regulatory Council

Nikkhil Advani, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, and Deepak Dhar will also be part of DMCRC, Indian Broadcasting Foundation said in a statement.

IBF to be renamed as apex body expands its purview to include digital streaming platforms
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IBF to be renamed as apex body expands its purview to include digital streaming platforms

The Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation will also form a self-regulatory body for digital platforms.

Manny Pacquiao announces Errol Spence fight in Las Vegas in August
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Manny Pacquiao announces Errol Spence fight in Las Vegas in August

Pacquiao will be fighting for the first time since he beat Keith Thurman in July 2019 for the WBA welterweight title.

Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury world heavyweight fight set for Saudi Arabia, says promoter Eddie Hearn
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Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury world heavyweight fight set for Saudi Arabia, says promoter Eddie Hearn

Hearn, who represents Joshua, said the fight is likely to take place on 7 or 14 August. He said 14 August is his preferred date because the Olympic Games in Tokyo will have finished, making the Joshua-Fury fight a bigger “global spectacle.”

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury sign two-fight heavyweight unification deal, says promoter
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury sign two-fight heavyweight unification deal, says promoter

Fury has consistently made jibes at Joshua's expense, claiming in January that he would knock out his fellow Brit within two rounds. Last week he said he had stopped training after becoming tired of waiting for the fight to be agreed.

Gennady Golovkin outpunches Kamil Szeremeta to set middleweight title defence record
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Gennady Golovkin outpunches Kamil Szeremeta to set middleweight title defence record

The Kazakh star ended the longest ring absence of his 14-year professional career with a systematic dismantling of Poland's Szeremeta (21-1) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Anthony Joshua has great expectations for potential showdown with Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua has great expectations for potential showdown with Tyson Fury

Joshua has a 24-1 career record as he continued to prove his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in June last year was an aberration.

Anthony Joshua knocks out Kubrat Pulev in ninth round to set up potential Tyson Fury fight
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Anthony Joshua knocks out Kubrat Pulev in ninth round to set up potential Tyson Fury fight

An agreement in principle for Anthony Joshua and WBC champion Tyson Fury to finally go head-to-head has been in place since earlier this year.

Anthony Joshua faces Kubrat Pulev test on return to ring as Tyson Fury lies in wait
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Anthony Joshua faces Kubrat Pulev test on return to ring as Tyson Fury lies in wait

Former Olympic champion Joshua defends his IBF, WBA and WBO belts at Wembley Arena against the veteran Bulgarian in front of 1,000 fans, limited in number by coronavirus restrictions.

Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev to fight at lighter weights, get into altercation at weigh-in
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Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev to fight at lighter weights, get into altercation at weigh-in

Joshua pointed a finger in Pulev's face as they exchanged words while beefy security guards kept the peace during their weigh-in for Saturday's bout.

Kubrat Pulev confident of derailing potential Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury clash with upset win
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Kubrat Pulev confident of derailing potential Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury clash with upset win

The 39-year-old Bulgarian, the mandatory challenger for Joshua's IBF title, is in London after their planned bout in June was postponed due to the coronavirus.

Kubrat Pulev confirms bout with world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on 12 December in London
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Kubrat Pulev confirms bout with world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on 12 December in London

Britain's Joshua was originally scheduled to fight Pulev on 20 June, with a second date in July also mooted amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury agree financial terms for two-fight deal, says promoter Eddie Hearn
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Heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury agree financial terms for two-fight deal, says promoter Eddie Hearn

Joshua holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts, while Fury is the reigning WBC champion.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev world heavyweight title bout postponed, confirm promoters
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev world heavyweight title bout postponed, confirm promoters

The world heavyweight title fight between Briton Anthony Joshua and the IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria originally scheduled for 20 June has been postponed, promoters Matchroom Boxing said on Friday.

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to fight IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in June
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World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to fight IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in June

Briton Joshua, 30, defeated Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr in a December rematch in Saudi Arabia to win back his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world titles