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Wladimir Klitschko Sends Touching Message To Andy Lee Following Retirement

Wladimir Klitschko has lauded former WBO middleweight titleholder Andy Lee as “an amazing champion and person” after the Irishman announced his retirement earlier in the week. Klitschko teamed up with the legendary Emanuel Steward a couple of fights after suffering the second stoppage defeat of his career, a devastating second-round TKO at the hands of Corrie Sanders in 2003. Though Klitschko …

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Watch: Jeremy Stephens Scores Brutal But Controversial KO Win Over Josh Emmett

Jeremy Stephens scored his second spectacular stoppage win of 2018 on Saturday night in Orlando, as he rendered Josh Emmett thoroughly unconscious with a vicious barrage of strikes in the second round of the UFC on Fox 28 main event. The finish, however, was not without its controversy, as Stephens appeared to land several illegal strikes amidst the conclusive salvo. Though …

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Following UFC Dublin Reports, John Kavanagh Was Straight In With Cracking Main Event Suggestion

After the emergence of a report suggesting that the UFC is planning to make its long-awaited return to Dublin in the not too distant future, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh was quick to put one of his gym’s biggest names forward as a candidate for the main event slot. MMAFighting reported on Friday that the world’s premier MMA promotion will …

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UFC Close To Finalizing Kevin Lee Vs. Edson Barboza For UFC Fight Night 128

April is going to be an absolutely huge month for the UFC lightweight division. On April 7th, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will meet at UFC 223 in Brooklyn to determine a successor to Conor McGregor’s lightweight throne. Earlier that same evening, the division’s ninth-ranked contender, Michael Chiesa, will return from a ten-month layoff to face former champion, Anthony Pettis. …

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‘Super’ Sage Northcutt Receives A Super Polite Call-Out From England’s Marc Diakiese

English lightweight Marc Diakiese issued a call-out with all the hostility of play-date invitation on Monday, as he tried to land himself a fight with Sage Northcutt. Doncaster’s Diakiese took to Twitter to gauge ‘Super’ Sage’s interest in a potential showdown during International Fight Week in July. “Hello Mr. [Sage Northcutt], super exciting win at the weekend,” wrote Diakiese, referring …

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Twitter Was Awash With Tributes After Andy Lee Announced His Retirement On Monday

Twitter has been awash with tributes for Andy Lee after the popular boxer announced his retirement on Monday. Athens Olympian and former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee officially called time on his professional boxing career on Monday, telling Off the Ball’s Joe Molloy, “[Boxing] has defined my life, it has defined who I am but it’s the right time to call …

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