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Cuban Boxing and the WBA

Cuban Boxing and the WBA

23 May, 2016

Deciding to become a professional boxer is always difficult and if you were born in Cuba, where professional boxing has been ...

Hagler’s fight with Thomas Hearns in 1985 is among the greatest three rounds in boxing history. (Photo: Will Hart/HBO)

Marvelous: Marvin Hagler Turns 62

23 May, 2016

“I miss being punched. Seriously, I really loved the art of boxing.”—Marvin Hagler Former middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler ...

Lara fights with the cool efficiency of a boxing technocrat.  And he looks unbeatable. (Photo: John Locher/AP)

Lara Outfoxes Martirosyan

23 May, 2016

Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBA World super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara ( 23-2-2, 13 KOs), ...

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Shumenov TKOs Wright

23 May, 2016

Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBA World cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs), from ...

Congratulations to Denis Lebedev for unifying the WBA/IBF cruiserweight world titles. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianchenko)

Lebedev Ices Ramirez at the Ice Palace

23 May, 2016

Saturday night at the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia, WBA Super World cruiserweight champion Dennis Lebedev (29-1, 22 ...

Arif “The Predator” Magomedov entered last night’s fight in Las Vegas fifth-ranked by the WBA. (RJJ Boxing Promotions)

Hurricane Hernandez Pulls Off Huge Upset

22 May, 2016

Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez scored the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) middleweight title last night at the Downtown Las Vegas ...

Cordero said, “My corner told me, ‘You can end the fight when you want. Do what you came to do.’” (Photo: Marco Perez)

Cordero Stops Ramirez, Retains Interim WBA Title

21 May, 2016

Friday night at Coliseo Municipal in Caucasia, Colombia, WBA World interim female bantamweight champion Dayana “El Diamante” Cordero (15-5-2, ...

WBA Cruiserweight tournament

WBA Cruiserweight Tournament Begins

20 May, 2016

The WBA is featuring three cruiserweight title fights this weekend. In its desire to have one champion in each ...

The African traded punches as though they were stamps and put some hurt on the Cuban knockout artist. (Photo: Papon/L'Equipe)

Dorticos TKOs Kalenga

20 May, 2016

Friday night at Palais des Sports in Paris, France, Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs), the knockout artist from Miami, ...

"Allowing Dorticos and Kalenga to fight for the regular championship causes significant harm to Shumenov's reputation."

Shumenov Appeal Approved by WBA

20 May, 2016

Per an appeal lodged by Beibut Shumenov and approved by the WBA, tomorrow’s bout between Shumenov and Junior Wright ...

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