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Olympic quota secured, boxer Vikas Krishan plans to return to professional boxing in August-September
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Olympic quota secured, boxer Vikas Krishan plans to return to professional boxing in August-September

"The Olympics, as you know, have been postponed, so I am planning to go back to professional boxing by August-end or early September. By then, I hope international flights will resume and logistics can be worked out," Vikas said.

Tyson Fury says both he and Anthony Joshua have to focus on individual bouts before before much-hyped title showdown
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Tyson Fury says both he and Anthony Joshua have to focus on individual bouts before before much-hyped title showdown

Tyson Fury said he was eager to give British boxing fans what they want by fighting Anthony Joshua for the undisputed world heavyweight title but he said the duo must focus on their immediate opponents to make such a match happen.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'No fans in stadiums, officials judging from home', says World Boxing Council's protocol for fights amid pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: 'No fans in stadiums, officials judging from home', says World Boxing Council's protocol for fights amid pandemic

The WBC has produced a protocol for fights during the coronavirus pandemic that limits, for instance, a four-fight card to about 40-50 people at a venue

Tyson Fury's promoter looks forward to all-British bout with Anthony Joshua, but will wait for Deontay Wilder's call on rematch first
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Tyson Fury's promoter looks forward to all-British bout with Anthony Joshua, but will wait for Deontay Wilder's call on rematch first

Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren wants the new WBC heavyweight champion to fight fellow Briton Anthony Joshua next in a world title unification bout but says Deontay Wilder will first have to be persuaded to forgo an immediate rematch.

Deontay Wilder says his elaborate pre-fight costume, which weighed 40 pounds, wore him down before Tyson Fury did
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Deontay Wilder says his elaborate pre-fight costume, which weighed 40 pounds, wore him down before Tyson Fury did

Deontay Wilder says the elaborate outfit he wore on his ring walk, which weighed some 40 pounds, wore him down so much that he didn't have the legs to withstand Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title fight on Saturday

Tyson Fury 'sure' of Deontay Wilder accepting rematch, but ready to face Anthony Joshua if American declines
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Tyson Fury 'sure' of Deontay Wilder accepting rematch, but ready to face Anthony Joshua if American declines

Tyson Fury says he expects Deontay Wilder to take up the option of a rematch of their heavyweight championship bout but is ready for fellow Briton Anthony Joshua if the American declines.

All the pressure is on Anthony Joshua, says World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of re-match in Saudi Arabia
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All the pressure is on Anthony Joshua, says World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of re-match in Saudi Arabia

Mexican-American Ruiz produced one of boxing’s biggest upsets when he dethroned the previously undefeated world champion Joshua with a seventh-round stoppage at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Amit Panghal on lessons from World Boxing Championships final's loss, scouting competitors in new weight class
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Amit Panghal on lessons from World Boxing Championships final's loss, scouting competitors in new weight class

This year, Panghal has won gold at the Asian Championships, the top prize at Europe’s oldest amateur boxing tournament, the Strandzha Cup, to go with his historic silver at the World Championships.

British ex-world champion Nigel Benn to make one-off return to ring at 55 in order to gain 'closure'
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British ex-world champion Nigel Benn to make one-off return to ring at 55 in order to gain 'closure'

British former world champion Nigel Benn has announced he will return to boxing for a one-off fight at the age of 55 in order to gain "closure" after struggling with drug abuse and depression earlier in his career.

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev passes away after sustaining injuries in super-lightweight bout in US
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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev passes away after sustaining injuries in super-lightweight bout in US

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland, the Russian boxing federation announced on Tuesday.

California boxing licence returned to Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev who forcibly kissed a reporter
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California boxing licence returned to Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev who forcibly kissed a reporter

California State Athletic Commission has lifted the suspension of Kubrat Pulev, imposed in May, after he kissed a reporter in an interview. She filed a complaint asserting the kiss was forced and unwelcome.

Vijender Singh says British boxer Amir Khan relishes fighting with juniors, will fight him 'anywhere'
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Vijender Singh says British boxer Amir Khan relishes fighting with juniors, will fight him 'anywhere'

Vijender Singh has responded to Amir Khan's challenge and has said that he will fight Khan anytime and will even lose weight to come down to his division

Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout
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Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Amir Khan told British media the clash with Manny Pacquiao would happen even if the 40-year-old were to lose to American Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday

Featherweight Billy Dib unperturbed  by 'underdog' tag in biggest fight of career against Amir Khan
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Featherweight Billy Dib unperturbed by 'underdog' tag in biggest fight of career against Amir Khan

Billy Dib has replaced the Indian Neeraj Goyat to fight two-time world champion Amir Khan for the WBC World Welterweight Championship title in Jeddah

Neeraj Goyat 'inspired' by Indian cricket team's performance against Pakistan, vows to beat British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan
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Neeraj Goyat 'inspired' by Indian cricket team's performance against Pakistan, vows to beat British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan

Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat vows to beat British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan and continue the good work started by the Indian cricket team against Pakistan.

India vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Boxer Amir Khan offers to help Pakistan cricket team improve fitness levels
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India vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Boxer Amir Khan offers to help Pakistan cricket team improve fitness levels

Pakistan's cricket team has been offered help by British boxing star Amir Khan who says he can assist the team in improving its fitness

Former world champion Anthony Joshua is 'finished' after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, says Tyson Fury
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Former world champion Anthony Joshua is 'finished' after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, says Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua whose defeat against Andy Ruiz Jr. was the first of his career, had previously made Tyson Fury an offer to fight.

Vikas Krishan interview: 'In pro boxing, you punch to hurt your opponent', says 'The Indian Tank' ahead of Noah Kidd bout
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Vikas Krishan interview: 'In pro boxing, you punch to hurt your opponent', says 'The Indian Tank' ahead of Noah Kidd bout

Vikas Krishan talks to Firstpost about the difference between pro and amateur boxing, his next opponent Noah Kidd and the story behind that nickname!

Deontay Wilder sees missed chance in first viewing of Tyson Fury draw, says fans didn't see 'best of him'
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Deontay Wilder sees missed chance in first viewing of Tyson Fury draw, says fans didn't see 'best of him'

"Fury was everything I expected him to be. It's not what Fury did, it's what I didn't do," WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder said. "You've seen the best of Fury, you didn't see the best of me.

Boxer Vijender Singh signs up with Bob Arum's company Top Rank, set for US debut next year
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Boxer Vijender Singh signs up with Bob Arum's company Top Rank, set for US debut next year

Vijender Singh has signed a multi-year deal with legendary promoter Bob Arum's company Top Rank, paving the way for his American debut next year after an unbeaten professional run in India and England.