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Apr 26, 2015

Heavyweight appetizer sets up Mayweather-Pacquiao

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wladimir Klitschko joined Joe Louis in the record books with his title bout on Saturday but the event took a decided back seat to boxing’s latest ‘Fight of the Century’ – Mayweather v Pacquiao.

Klitschko matched the legendary Louis by climbing into the ring for his record-tying 27th world heavyweight championship fight but the Ukrainian’s win against Bryant Jennings was a mere prelude to bigger things.

Apr 26, 2015

Feature – Heavyweight appetizer sets up Mayweather-Pacquiao

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wladimir Klitschko joined Joe Louis in the record books with his title bout on Saturday but the event took a decided back seat to boxing’s latest ‘Fight of the Century’ — Mayweather v Pacquiao.

Klitschko matched the legendary Louis by climbing into the ring for his record-tying 27th world heavyweight championship fight but the Ukrainian’s win against Bryant Jennings was a mere prelude to bigger things.

Apr 26, 2015

Klitschko outpoints Jennings to extend reign

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wladimir Klitschko used his big jab to extend a nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points decision over a game but limited Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

Returning to the United States and the Garden for the first time in seven years, the 39-year-old Ukrainian regretted not being able to overpower the American challenger as he outboxed his opponent in an 18th consecutive successful title defence.

Apr 26, 2015

Klitschko says Britain’s Fury his next title opponent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko’s next title defence is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against Briton Tyson Fury, the Ukrainian said in the early hours of Sunday.

“I just got the news that I am obligated to satisfy my mandatories (title defenses),” Klitschko, who holds the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO and Ring Magazine belts, said after winning a unanimous decision over American challenger Bryant Jennings.

Apr 26, 2015

Klitschko extends heavyweight reign vs Jennings

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine successfully defended his world heavyweight boxing title for the 18th time in a row with a unanimous points decision over American Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

The 39-year-old Klitschko, who tied heavyweight legend Joe Louis in contesting the 27th heavyweight title fight of his career, improved to 64-3. Jennings, 30, fell to 19-1.

Apr 26, 2015

Boxing-Klitschko extends heavyweight reign vs Jennings

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine successfully defended his world heavyweight boxing title for the 18th time in a row with a unanimous points decision over American Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

The 39-year-old Klitschko, who tied heavyweight legend Joe Lewis in contesting the 27th heavyweight title fight of his career, improved to 64-3. Jennings, 30, fell to 19-1.

Apr 24, 2015

Former champ Lewis offers tips to Klitschko challenger

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Bryant Jennings each had a special guest at Friday’s weigh-in for their heavyweight title clash, with former champions Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis on hand.

The title holder’s older brother was able to take a brief leave from his role as mayor of Kiev in war-torn Ukraine, while Lewis came to support his friend Jennings in Saturday’s championship bout at Madison Square Garden.

Apr 23, 2015

Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in Rio

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country’s goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil’s best ever Olympics haul.

Hilton told Reuters that all venues are now on schedule, pollution problems are being addressed, environmental concerns answered, legacy initiatives in place and that he is confident the Games will be produced within the $13 billion budget.

Apr 23, 2015

Olympics-Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in Rio

NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) – Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country’s goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil’s best ever Olympics haul.

Hilton told Reuters that all venues are now on schedule, pollution problems are being addressed, environmental concerns answered, legacy initiatives in place and that he is confident the Games will be produced within the $13 billion budget.

Apr 22, 2015

Brazil to host first Indigenous Peoples World Games

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A year after hosting the soccer World Cup and a year before staging the Summer Olympics, Brazil is set to stage a new international event — the Indigenous Peoples World Games.

The inaugural games will be held from Sept. 18-27 in Palmas in the northern state of Tocantins.