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Claressa Shields wants more EXPOSURE for women’s boxing.

(Illustration by Joseph Alessio for The Washington Post)   Claressa Shields felt as if she had hit a million-dollar jackpot when she won gold in the Olympic debut of women’s boxing at the 2012 London Games. But the 17-year-old returned to her hometown of Flint, Mich., to find her future held no more promise than

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Today in history: Kotoko, African Champions

On 11 December, 1983 (Exactly 36 years ago today), Kumasi Asante Kotoko defeated Al Ahly of Egypt by a goal to nil to become champions of the Africa Clubs Champions Cup. The first leg in Cairo ended goalless. Sunday, 12 December 1982 at the Kumasi Sports stadium, and Sunday, 11 December 1983 at the same

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Will not be taking Teofimo, lightly – Commey

COMMEY (LEFT) BELTS RAY BELTRAN, IN HIS FIRST DEFENCE. Big-punching Richard Commey will put his IBF lightweight title on the line against talented mandatory challenger Teofimo Lopez at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Commey, who is rated No. 1 by The Ring at 135 pounds behind champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, is confident of turning back the challenge

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Who gets AJ, next? Usyk? Pulev?

Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in the desert on Saturday night to prove the doubters wrong and reclaim the heavyweight crown he lost so emphatically in New York on June 1. The Brit controlled proceedings from the off and quelled the threat of the Mexican to take home the WBA, WBO and IBF belts and

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Keita, Salah, see Liverpool through

  It was a very good night forLiverpool, less so for those English teams competing in the Europa League, a competition that now inherits Red Bull Salzburg, one of the smartest young teams in Europe. Forget the notion that, as Salzburg hail from Austria, this was a routine win. Liverpool had to work very hard

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No involvement – Bill Belichick

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick reiterated Tuesday morning that he had no knowledge of a production crew filming the Cincinnati Bengals‘ sideline during Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, which spurred an NFL investigation. Belichick said on a conference call with reporters he was made aware of the Bengals‘ complaint over the film, Monday afternoon. “I mean, I had

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Patriots admit violating NFL rules

The New England Patriots and their head coach Bill Belichick have been punished in the past for illegal filming The New England Patriots admit “unknowingly violating” NFL rules by filming the Cincinnati Bengals in their game against the Cleveland Browns. The Super Bowl champions said the footage of the field and the Bengals sideline was

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Trent Alexander-Arnold: tough from tough love

  Perhaps the most interesting part of an interview with Liverpool‘s Trent Alexander-Arnold this week was his recollections of how tough the club’s coaches were with him when he was trying to make the step from academy player to first-team regular. The 21-year-old told how, in a bid to toughen him up, Liverpool coaches would laugh

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Skin colour should not matter – Man Utd’s Fred

  Manchester United midfielder Fred has admitted he is deeply saddened that racism still exists in football after a City fan allegedly made monkey chants towards him during Saturday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium. Anthony Burke, 41, was arrested by Greater Manchester police on Sunday morning on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order, though he has

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Duke Micah outpoints tough Janiel Rivera

Ghana’s Duke Micah (24-0, 19 KOs) defeated Janiel Rivera (18-4-3, 11 KOs) by an eight-round unanimous decision in a fun, crowd-pleasing bout, yesterday, during which both men hit the canvas. The official scores at ringside were 79-72, 77-74 and 78-73. Micah, a 2012 Ghanaian Olympian, scored the first knockdown of the bout in second round

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Day Azumah Nelson installed monarchy

On this day, 8 December 1984 (Exactly 35 years ago today), Ghana’s Azumah Nelson won Ghana’s second world title in boxing after defeating Wilfredo Gomez to win the WBC featherweight title at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico By the age of 26, Wilfredo Gomez had seen more successful title defenses of

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Navarrete Blasts Out Horta in Four!

  Another fight, another successful world title defense for Emanuel Navarrete. The hard-hitting Navarrete stopped Francisco Horta in round four Saturday night at the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico. With the victory, Navarrete improved to 30-1, 26 knockouts and successfully defended his WBO junior featherweight title. The 24-year-old has not only made headlines for

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Joshua was a poor man’s Tyson Fury – Davidson

Anthony Joshua reclaimed the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO world titles with a 12th round unanimous decision over Ruiz in Saudi Arabia. Back in June, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Ruiz dropped Joshua four times to secure a stoppage win in the seventh round. Ruiz came into the fight 15-pounds heavier from the

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If Ruiz doesn’t care, why should we?

  Andy Ruiz Jr. took the money and ran. He took a fight that he had the capability of winning and he squandered it long before he ever made the trek to Saudi Arabia. He acted as if he’d hit the lottery on June 1 when he knocked out Anthony Joshua in the seventh round at Madison

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