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David Allen wants to fight and beat David Price in October to prove he's "got no chin". The Doncaster man insists the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist is not good enough to challenge IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, after the Liverpudlian not only called him out but claimed he left him "flat on his face and ushered out of the ring" in sparring....

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Russia's Vladimir Nikitin will withdraw from his Olympic Games semi-final due to injuries caused in his previous bout against Ireland’s Michael Conlan, according to reports. Nikitin was the beneficiary of a controversial unanimous decision on Tuesday despite Conlan re-injuring a pre-existing a cut, and opening several more wounds on his face. The decision was the latest in a slew...

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Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he has added the United States’ Olympian Shakur Stevenson to his stable of fighters. The retired ring legend, now a promoter of 'The Money Team', has been in Rio de Janeiro scouting for boxing talent at the Olympic Games. It seems he has now snapped up Stevenson, a 19-year-old bantamweight who fights in the...

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Nicola Adams will be looking for a repeat performance as she takes on Cancan Ren of China in the women's flyweight semi-finals. The reigning Olympic champion is already guaranteed at least a bronze but a win over a familiar face will put here into Saturday's final. The omens are already good as semi-final opponent Ren was the last person she...

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Savannah Marshall's Olympic dream was shattered by her Netherlands nemesis Nouchka Fontijn in the women's middleweight quarter-final in Rio. The Team GB star lost out to a split decision to deny her the chance of following team-mates Nicola Adams, Joe Joyce and Joshua Buatsi onto the medal podium. The score of 36-40, 38-38, 37-39, proved it was anything but...

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Frank Buglioni has announced his British title fight with Hosea Burton has been postponed after he suffered a cut in sparring. The Enfield fighter was due to challenge Burton for the British light-heavyweight title on the undercard of Anthony Crolla's world title defence against Jorge Linares in Manchester on September 24, live on Sky Sports. But Buglioni has posted...

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The WBC have ordered Alexander Povetkin to face their former champion Bermane Stiverne for the interim title. Russia's Povetkin (30-1-KO22) had been due to challenge WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Moscow only to fail a drugs test in the build-up. He was subsequently suspended. However, with Wilder having undergone hand surgery in the wake of his recent...

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The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has dropped a number of judges and referees at the Rio Olympics after a review of decisions at the Games. The move comes a day after Ireland bantamweight Michael Conlan suffered a controversial defeat to Russian boxer Vladimir Nikitin. After 239 Olympic bouts, the federation said "less than a handful" of the decisions were not at the...

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Ryan Burnett will make the first defence of his British bantamweight title against Ryan Farrag, in Liverpool. The unbeaten Belfast star will be part of a high-quality undercard for Tony Bellew's WBC cruiserwreight battle with BJ Flores at the Echo Arena, on October 15, live on Sky Sports. Burnett (14-0-KO9) won the vacant belt in November by out-pointing Jason Booth,...

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The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has dismissed accusations of corruption in the wake of Michael Conlan's controversial defeat at the Rio Olympics. Bantamweight Conlan was eliminated at the quarter-final stage as Russian Vladimir Nikitin was awarded a unanimous decision. The Irishman's fiery post-fight interview then led to a widespread outpouring of disapproval from other figures in the sport. The...

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