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Ancient Roman boxing gloves found in Britain – UPI.com

UPI.com Ancient Roman boxing gloves found in BritainUPI.comFeb. 21 (UPI) — A pair of Roman boxing gloves dating from around 120 A.D. were found near Britain's Adrian Wall and put on display at the Vindolanda Trust in Britain Tuesday. The leather gloves are still intact and still have knuckle indentions from …and more » More: continued here

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Former middleweight titleholder Andy Lee, 33, says he’s retiring – ESPN (press release) (blog)

ESPN (press release) (blog) Former middleweight titleholder Andy Lee, 33, says he's retiringESPN (press release) (blog)Ireland's Andy Lee, who won a middleweight world title after a stellar amateur career, announced his retirement from boxing on Tuesday. Lee, 33, appearing on the Irish radio broadcaster Newstalk's "Off The Ball" sports show, said he was done boxing and …Former world champion Andy …

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Hall of Fame Promoter Reflects on Key Atlantic City Fights – BoxingScene.com

BoxingScene.com Hall of Fame Promoter Reflects on Key Atlantic City FightsBoxingScene.comBoxing in Atlantic City has been prevalent for more than 45 years. One man who has been in the center of a lot of the action on the boardwalk has been International Boxing and Atlantic City Boxing Hall-of-Fame promoter and matchmaker J Russell Peltz … More: continued here

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Former middleweight titleholder Andy Lee, 33, says he’s retiring – ESPN

ESPN Former middleweight titleholder Andy Lee, 33, says he's retiringESPNIreland's Andy Lee, who won a middleweight world title after a stellar amateur career, announced his retirement from boxing on Tuesday. Lee, 33, appearing on the Irish radio broadcaster Newstalk's "Off The Ball" sports show, said he was done boxing and …Andy Lee, Ireland's former WBO world middleweight champion …SkySportsAndy Lee …

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Former Glory champion Nieky Holzken fights Callum Smith in World Boxing Super Series semifinal – Bloody Elbow

Bloody Elbow Former Glory champion Nieky Holzken fights Callum Smith in World Boxing Super Series semifinalBloody ElbowAn unexpected turn of events has hit the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight semifinals, and now a kickboxing standout has a chance at becoming tournament champion. Germany's Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) withdrew from this Saturday's fight …Nieky Holzken replaces Jurgen Brahmer as Callum …

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Kenya secure American coach for boxing team to Commonwealth Games – Xinhua

Kenya secure American coach for boxing team to Commonwealth GamesXinhuaNAIROBI, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) — Kenya will have American Hanif Abdullah leading the coaching pool of the boxing team ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in April. Abdullah, who is in the country, has been hired to improve the skills and fighting …and more » More: continued here

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Anthony Joshua’s promoter already looking ahead to heavyweight’s US debut after March fight – ESPN

ESPN Anthony Joshua's promoter already looking ahead to heavyweight's US debut after March fightESPNWhile unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua focuses on his task at hand — training for a much-anticipated unification fight with Joseph Parker on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales — Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is doing what …and more » More: continued here

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Found: A Pair of Boxing Gloves From 2000 Years Ago – Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura Found: A Pair of Boxing Gloves From 2000 Years AgoAtlas ObscuraWe know that the Romans liked boxing. Roman Emperor Augusts used to love watching matches, whether fought among professionals or street fighters, and he famously exiled the actor Pylades after he disrupted a match by giving the finger to a fellow …Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda digBBC …

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Lee announces his retirement from boxing – RTE.ie

RTE.ie Lee announces his retirement from boxingRTE.ieThe 33-year-old from Limerick, who was born in London, announced on Newstalk that he was hanging up his gloves. Lee boxed at the 2004 Athens Olympics before launching his career as a professional, moving to Detroit to link up with legendary trainer … More: continued here

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Trump should pardon boxing great Jack Johnson, who was railroaded by racism – New York Post

New York Post Trump should pardon boxing great Jack Johnson, who was railroaded by racismNew York PostDuring Black History Month, we typically honor the accomplishments of black Americans from all walks of life. This year, President Trump could use this as an opportunity to right a historical wrong as well. He should pardon Jack Johnson, the world's … More: continued …

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Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig – BBC News – BBC News

BBC News Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig – BBC NewsBBC NewsThe bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall | UK news …The GuardianRoman boxing gloves so well-preserved they still have knuckle imprints from an ancient fighter are found near …Daily MailRare Roman boxing gloves found …

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Lee calls time on career

Ireland’s former WBO world middleweight champion Andy Lee has called time on his 12-year boxing career. More: continued here

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Former world champion Andy Lee announces retirement from boxing – Independent.ie

Independent.ie Former world champion Andy Lee announces retirement from boxingIndependent.ieAndy Lee has announced that he's hanging up his gloves after a highly successful career in both the amateur and pro ranks. The Limerick southpaw confirmed on Off The Ball that he was throwing in the towel after 16 years competing at the top in both …Andy Lee Announces His Retirement …

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Boxing: Local boxer Nurshahidah Roslie building her mental game – The Straits Times

The Straits Times Boxing: Local boxer Nurshahidah Roslie building her mental gameThe Straits TimesRedesign, rebuild, reclaim. That has been the game plan of local boxer Nurshahidah Roslie over the past 16 months, after her first and only loss as a professional in November 2016. That setback, to New Zealander Gentiane Lupi, forced the 30-year-old … More: continued here

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Abel Sanchez: Golovkin Turned ‘Runner’ Canelo into Mayweather! – BoxingScene.com

BoxingScene.com Abel Sanchez: Golovkin Turned 'Runner' Canelo into Mayweather!BoxingScene.comSanchez and Golovkin are both hoping for a far more exciting fight in the rematch. "Canelo surprised the fight fans after talking all that smack, he was a runner. Canelo turned into Floyd. McGregor turned Floyd into a Mexican and Golovkin turned Canelo … More: continued here

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Taylor: I want all the belts

Katie Taylor has vowed to unify the lightweight division before the end of the year as she prepares to face IBF champion Victoria Bustos in New York, live on Sky Sports. More: continued here

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South Jersey standout Thomas LaManna headlines a 12-bout boxing card at Showboat Hotel – Atlantic City Weekly

Atlantic City Weekly South Jersey standout Thomas LaManna headlines a 12-bout boxing card at Showboat HotelAtlantic City WeeklyIn a seven-year professional boxing career thus far, the Millville native has tallied a 25-2 record and owns a regional version of the WBC welterweight crown, one that he will defend Saturday, Feb. 24, at Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City against a … …

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Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig – BBC News

BBC News Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda digBBC NewsRoman boxing gloves unearthed during an excavation near Hadrian's Wall have gone on public display. Experts at Vindolanda, near Hexham, in Northumberland, believe they are "probably the only known surviving examples from the Roman period". Dr Andrew …Found: A Pair of Boxing Gloves From 2000 Years AgoAtlas ObscuraRare Roman boxing gloves …

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