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5 hours ago
In a thrilling bout at the National Stadium, Lagos, Muyideen Oyakojo of Bullion Boxing Promotional Limited emerged victorious against Kazeem Oliwo in the bantamweight division competition. Held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the event was part of the Ring Bragging Right of Super Supporting Bouts organized by the Lagos Boxing Initiative and overseen by the…
5 hours ago
Three Nigerians: Cynthia Ogunsemilore, Omole Dolapo, and Olaore Olaoitan, are among the 249 boxers listed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the forthcoming Paris 2024 Games. In a document made available to The Guardian, yesterday, Omole will fight in the men’s 57kg class, Olaore is listed in the men’s 92kg category, while the lone…
1 day ago
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is in talks with multiple boxing stakeholders over a £4 billion deal to create a new league, potentially reshaping the competitive landscape of the sport, reports Reuters.
4 days ago
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao said Monday that he is in negotiations to make a comeback but cautioned that a potential world title fight against Mario Barrios was "far away". The 45-year-old multiple world champion from the Philippines quit the sport in 2021 and made a failed tilt at his country's presidency. He has signed up…
7 Jun
Undisputed heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk could return to the cruiserweight division after his rematch with Tyson Fury in December, reports BBC. The Ukrainian became boxing’s first four-belt undisputed heavyweight champion with a split decision victory over Fury in Saudi Arabia in May.
3 Jun
Sports Minister, Senator John Owen Enoh, has been urged to investigatethe alleged poor condition of the nation’s boxers, who were said to have resorted to begging to survive in Bangkok, Thailand, venue of the final Olympic Games’ qualifying championship.
2 Jun
Zhilei Zhang delivered a stunning knockout victory over Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during a remarkable event in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The event, hosted in Riyadh, featured a unique matchup between Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom and Frank Warren’s Queensberry, with each promoter assembling a five-man team. Former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, representing Matchroom…
31 May
Deontay Wilder is warming up for one of his final sessions ahead of this weekend when he stops to pretend he’s waving goodbye.
30 May
A potential blockbuster showdown with hard-punching heavyweight Deontay Wilder could be on the horizon for Lawrence Okolie after he c
30 May
The Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBBOFC) has awarded a promotional licence to Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited, authorising the company to organise professional boxing tournaments throughout Nigeria for the year 2024. The official certificate presentation took place at the Brai Ayonote Gymnasium Complex, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Established in 1949, the NBBOFC, initially overseen by…
29 May
Oleksandr Usyk will face Tyson Fury in a rematch on December 21 in Riyadh, the top Saudi organiser said on Wednesday, after winning their undisputed heavyweight boxing bout earlier this month. The undefeated Ukrainian won by split decision against Britain's Fury in the Saudi capital on May 19 in the first unification fight of the…
28 May
Mike Tyson insisted on Tuesday he felt "100%" despite a recent health scare as he prepares for his July bout against Youtuber Jake Paul.
27 May
The many titles make it hard for even the most discerning fans to determine the best of the boxing crop. However, the heavyweight class is

Sport

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Spain's Euro 2024 hopes have been bolstered by Pedri Gonzalez's return to form and the Barcelona playmaker could prove crucial in their stern opening battle against Luka Modric's dangerous Croatia.
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With return tickets for players and officials to venues of 15 away matches costing over N2 billion in a season, the prohibitive cost of air travel has forced football clubs in the country to stick to gruelling and hazardous road trips, which compromises not only players’ health but also their performance on the pitch, and…
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The Super Eagles will soon get a new technical adviser to reinvigorate the country’s floundering 2026 World Cup qualification campaign
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Over 250 children and adults with and without disabilities, as well as 30 coaches are expected to participate at the forthcoming Mani
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World 100 metres hurdles record holder, Tobiloba Amusan, red hot sprinter, Favour Ashe, and the country’s high jump record breaker,
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Relegation-threatened Bayelsa United will host Shooting Stars in a 2 PM kickoff live on StarTimes this Sunday, June 16. Both teams have everything to play for, with Bayelsa United just one point away from the drop and Shooting Stars aiming for a top-three finish and a continental ticket. The match will air on StarTimes Beta…
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This Sunday’s Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) encounter between Sporting Lagos and Enyimba is shaping up to be a nail-biter, with both teams battling for their lives at opposite ends of the table. The match, airing live on StarTimes Beta Sports Channel 244 at 4 PM, will have major ramifications for both the relegation battle…
1 day ago
Referee Bashir Saudi of Sokoto has been suspended from officiating in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) by the NPFL referees committee. The suspension of Saudi was confirmed in a letter sent to the him on Thursday. This follows the controversial decision by the referee not to award a penalty in the matchday 35 fixture…
1 day ago
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has opted to appoint an expatriate Technical Adviser to supervise the Super Eagles while retaining Finidi George as head coach. The decision comes ahead of the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers and the remainder of the 2026 World Cup qualifying matches. The decision was contained in a communiqué…
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will know their AFCON 2025 qualifying group opponents when the draw takes place on Thursday, 4 July 2024, in Johannesburg, South Africa. This was announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday. According to CAF, the draw will be conducted at SuperSport studios in South Africa. The event…