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North Cyprus boxer Metin ‘Ironfist’ Turunç crowned UBO Cruiser Weight champion

Boxer Metin Turunç won the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) International Cruiser Weight title against Elnur Mammadov from Azerbaijan in a fight staged in Istanbul on 13 May. This was Turunç’s second major belt and a significant feat for the boxer, nicknamed “Ironfist”, from the embargoed Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Turunç was initially expected to […]

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Turkish female boxer Busenaz Sürmeneli becomes world champion

Turkey’s Busenaz Sürmeneli has been crowned the World Champion in the 69-kg category after defeating Chinese opponent Liu Yang. Welterweight Sürmeneli, 21, is competing at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. She had beaten Russian boxer Saadat Dalgatova in the semi-final, before proceeding to beat Liu Yang over three rounds in […]

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Chris Eubank Jr destroys Turkish challenger Avni Yıldırım in three rounds

  Boxer Chris Eubank Jr silenced his doubters and retained his IBO Super-Middleweight title in a superb fight at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, on Saturday night. The British boxer knocked out his opponent Avni Yıldırım in the third round with ease to progress into the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series. Yıldırım […]

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Boxing: Chris Eubank Jr v Avni Yıldırım, see the big fight live on ITV Box Office

  This Saturday, Turkey’s undefeated young boxer Avni Yıldırım faces Britain’s Chris Eubank Jr for the IBO Super-Middleweight title. The fight, at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, is part of the World Boxing Super Series, a new tournament now at the quarter-finals stage. The competition winner will come away with $10m in prize money, […]

I am The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

Showcasing the extraordinary life and career of the world’s most famous boxer, this exhibition charts Ali’s rise from humble beginnings in Kentucky to becoming a 20th Century icon. It features over 100 artefacts including unseen footage, programmes, photographs and rare personal memorabilia, among them the famous ‘Split Glove’ and ‘Seconds Out’ clock from Ali’s 1963 […]

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Remembering The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

Last Friday the world laid Muhammad Ali to rest. The 74-year-old former boxing heavyweight champion died on 3 June after being admitted into hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, with respiratory problems aggravated by his Parkinson’s disease. Ali’s passing was mourned worldwide, his larger-than-life personality having transcended his sport to make him one of the most iconic […]