Posts Tagged Men’s boxing

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, artist Stephen Layne works on a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city's sports stadiums, ending a hurdle-strewn saga that included fundraising problems and the death of the original sculptor. Frazier died in 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

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Fight Schedule

At Tokyo, Akira Yaegashi vs. Roman Gonzalez, 12, for Yaegashi’s WBC flyweight title; Naoya Inoue vs. Samartlek Kokietgym, 12, for Inoue’s WBC junior flyweight title; Ryota Murata vs. Adrian Luna Flores, 10, middleweights.

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Pacquiao eyeing World Peace for his hoop team

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion’s newest venture — professional basketball.

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