Mayweather’s O still to go

-outpoints Maidana to remain perfect

LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) – Undefeated five-division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr claimed a unanimous decision in a feisty encounter against Marcos Maidana to successfully defend three world titles and improve his record to 47-0 on Saturday.

Mullins adjudged best boxer

Up and coming pugilist, Kevin Mullings punched his way to the best boxer award yesterday when the first of two Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under-16 tournaments concluded at the Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis Gym.

Nine-second knockout highlights first day of DDL U16 boxing c/ships

A nine-second knockout of Young Achiever’s Anthony Miguel at the hands of Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym’s Keon Williams highlighted day one of the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) two-day under-16 tournament yesterday at the Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis Gym.

Cuban boxers set for WSB route into professional careers

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Cuban boxers could soon be fighting under professional rules for the first time in more than 50 years after high-level meetings between the Caribbean island’s authorities and the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Shaka Moore shines at GABA U-16 C/ships

By Emmerson Campbell Essequibo’s Shaka Moore brought the curtains down on this year’s Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) amateur boxing tournament with a scintillating victory over Junior Henry at the third GBA/Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under 16 tournament which was staged yesterday at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Gym.

GDF named best gym as National Open boxing c/ships conclude

By Emmerson Campbell Eon Bancroft copped the best boxer award, Imran ‘Magic’ Khan survived a third round scare and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) lifted the Best Gym trophy in the two-day action packed National Open Boxing Championships which concluded yesterday at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Gym.

Marquez knocks out Pacquiao in sixth round

LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) – Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez threw a “perfect punch” to knock out Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of their non-title welterweight bout on Saturday, earning his first win over the Filipino in four attempts.

Moore, Atwell stage public workout

—ahead of Saturday’s Foreign Invasion card By Emmerson Campbell Former world-rated super bantamweight boxer, Leon ‘Hurry Up’ Moore and national featherweight champion, Clive ‘Wonder Kid’ Atwell staged a public workout yesterday at the Kitty bus park to promote next Saturday’s six-fight boxing card dubbed ‘Foreign Invasion’.

Pepsi/GABA U-16 tourney underway

Shaka Moore of the Essequibo Boxing Gym got the better of Stephan Baldeo of the Rose Hall Jammers boxing gym when the Pepsi/Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) under-16 tournament got underway Saturday night on the tarmac outside of the National Gymnasium.

Former world heavyweight champion Haye retires

LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s former world  heavyweight champion David Haye retired from the sport on his  31st birthday yesterday, ruling out future bouts with  Ukraine’s Klitschko brothers.

Guyanese Moore, Braithwaite have November fight date

MOSCOW, Russia, CMC – Guyanese pugilists Leon “Hurry Up” Moore and Wayne “Big Truck” Braithwaite will feature on the undercard for one of the biggest fight nights in Russian history next month.

Boxing in Berbice facing knockout

-No boxing ring in the entire county

By Emmerson Campbell The motto of the Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym in Berbice is “Winners never quit; quitters never win.” However, unless that gym and other gyms in Berbice get better

Pompey fails chin check test

By Emmerson Campbell A vicious knockout by Simeon ‘Candy Man’ Hardy brought the crowd at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to its feet on Friday last at the staging of the 18th edition of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) ProAm Friday Night fights.

Oscar De La Hoya says recently hit “rock bottom”

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Former boxing champ and  Olympic gold medalist Oscar De La Hoya says he is battling  addictions to cocaine and alcohol and seeking to rebuild his  relationship with his wife after being unfaithful.

‘Sixhead’ Lewis returns to ring in December

- 40-year old former World champion to be back in action after more than two-year break

Guyana’s first boxing world champion Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis returns to the ring on December 17 after more than a two-year hiatus from the fight game to take on  Hector ‘Machito’ Camacho at the Princess Hotel.

Lightning strikes, Khan works magic

By Emerson Campbell A stunning knockout by Kwesi ‘ Ligtning Struck’ Assassin Jones  brought the crowd at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to its feet on Friday last at the staging of the 17th edition of the ProAm Friday Night fights.

Jones to defend title against Fraser

‘Lightning Struck Assassin’ Kwesi Jones will defend his light heavyweight title against Cleveland Fraser in the main event on August 26 at the monthly Pro-Am card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

AIBA unveils professional programme

ASTANA, (Reuters) – Amateur boxing organisation AIBA  is to set up a professional programme to enhance its standing  within the sport, AIBA President Wu Ching-Kuo said yesterday.

Khan knocks out Judah to win IBF crown

LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) – Britain’s Amir Khan knocked  out Zab Judah in the fifth round to add the IBF junior  welterweight title to his WBA super lightweight crown in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Boxers Gouveia and Braithwaite lose in Panama City

Guyanese fighters Stephan Gouveia and Bert Braithwaite lost their quarterfinal matches yesterday in the American Boxing Confederation’s (ABC) third and final qualifiers in Panama City, Panama.

Ramnarine keen on clash with new Russian opponent

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Multiple flyweight world champion Ria Ramnarine will now face Russian Anastasia Toktaulova, after the original challenger Mayerli Altamar of Colombia pulled out.

GBBC ready for RAMPAGE

-Title fights the norm for May 28 card at CASH

By Treiston Joseph Mitchell Rogers and Kurt Bess will clash for the heavyweight title of Guyana on May 28 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall after the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) arranged their contract signing yesterday at the Abdool and Abdool Insurance building on High Street.

Haye brands world champion Klitschko “a fraud”

HAMBURG, Germany, (Reuters) – British WBA heavyweight  champion David Haye called rival Vladimir Klitschko “a fraud” yesterday as the duo began verbal sparring ahead of their  unification fight in Hamburg on July 2.

Former British heavyweight Cooper dies at 76

LONDON, (Reuters) – Former British and European  heavyweight boxing champion Henry Cooper, one of his country’s  most popular sportsmen, has died at the age of 76, the British  Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) said on Sunday.

Mayweather’s hearing postponed again

(BBC) Floyd Mayweather’s hearing on domestic violence charges, for which he could be jailed for 34 years if found guilty, was postponed a third time on Thursday.

GABA hosting ‘Road to London’ programme

The Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) will host a ‘Road to London’ programme on May 2 at the National Park playfield to facilitate preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London, England.

Kurt’s the best!

- New cruiserweight champ has a furious right hand

For any boxer to get to new cruiserweight champion, Kurt Bess, he must first survive the wrath of his right hand.

GABA’s first level one coaching course to commence tomorrow

he Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) will conduct its first level one coaching course at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue from tomorrow starting at 10:00hrs.The course which ends Saturday will be conducted by Tournament Coordinator of the GABA, Terrence Poole with other facilitators being  Dr.

“Vicious” no more

Vargas forces Harris to quit after one round

(Fightnews) No one wanted to see Vivian Harris get brutally knocked out. Especially Vivian Harris – which is why the former champ quit Friday night after a single round of weathering the storm that was Jesse Vargas.

Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Gil Clancy dies at 88

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gil Clancy, a Hall of Fame trainer and manager who worked with many top fighters including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, died on Thursday at age 88.

Klitschko retains WBC title with Solis knockout

COLOGNE, Germany, (Reuters) – Vitaly Klitschko  easily retained his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday with a  first-round knockout of Cuban challenger Odlanier Solis.

Lessons learnt!

‘Sixhead’ debunks rumours he’s broke; plans on becoming a trainer

Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis has no regrets about his life at this point and time.

‘Hands of Stone’ handed Regional Commonwealth title

Barbados’ Miguel ‘Hands of Stone’ Antoine handed Guyanese Mark Austin his first professional defeat and in the process became the first fighter to own the Regional Commonwealth title in the main event of the Pro-Am card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Friday night.

Organisers want Pro Am card to pack a punch

- bonus fights added

By Marlon Munroe Organisers of the year’s first Pro-Am card boxing card want the event to pack a punch and have added two bonus fights at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on January 28.

GBBC to up the ante for Friday Night Fights


President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) Peter Abdool, in retrospect, believes that the monthly Friday Night Fights were a success but he said this year the board will be upping the ante to improve the career of its boxers.

Jamaica-born Mason killed in biking accident

LONDON, CMC – Former British heavyweight boxing champion Gary Mason has been killed in a road accident at Wallington on the southern edge of the British capital.

Pacquiao to face Mosley May 7 in Las Vegas

WINDSOR, Ontario, (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao will  fight Shane Mosley, a former champion in three divisions, on  May 7 in Las Vegas, promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday.