Sports - Box
  • Kenyan boxers focus on Commonwealth Games trials
    07 december 2017 11:03:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - With the National Boxing League now out of the way, Kenya embarks on preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, with next week's trials in Nairobi. Full text...

  • US: Anthony Joshua, Wladimi Klitschko's world boxing title rematch set for 11 November
    25 july 2017 14:25:52
    Las Vegas, US (PANA) - Renowned boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, says he expects Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua and Wladmir Klitschko of Ukrain to meet again on 11 November in a rematch for the unified world heavyweight championship at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, US. Full text...

  • Ghana: Isaac Dogboe stops Argentine Chacon in WBO Int'l Super Bantamweight title eliminator
    23 july 2017 16:22:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe on Saturday night knocked out Argentina’s Javier Chacon to keep hopes of gunning for a world boxing title alive. Full text...

  • Ghana: 'Ailing boxing hero, Prince Amartey, dying slowly'
    19 july 2017 07:32:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's local media reports say that boxing hero Prince Amartey, ailing and neglected, is virtually dying on his feet as he waits in yet another promise from the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) to rehabilitate him. Full text...

  • Ghana: Isaac Dogbe sets sights on world boxing title in final eliminator
    19 july 2017 07:24:11
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s prospective world boxing Champion, Isaac Dogbe, says he cannot afford to lose a World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight world title eliminator against Argentine Javier Nicolas Chacon on Saturday because "My dream of becoming a world champion is dependent on this clash with Chacon." Full text...

  • Nigeria: Tinubu fails to show up for charity boxing bout against ex-World Champ Holyfield
    27 may 2017 05:54:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Bola Tinubu, Nigerian politician and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday failed to show up for the widely-publicised "charity" boxing bout against former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield of the US, designed to mark Lagos State's 50th anniversary celebrations. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Evander Holyfield to 'fight' Nigerian politician in charity boxing bout
    26 march 2017 16:52:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Evander Holyfield, the legendary five-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, will hold an exhibition boxing match with Nigerian politician Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in May. Full text...

  • Kenya: Nairobi hosts int'l boxing contests
    16 february 2017 14:22:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Boxers from five African countries are in Nairobi for Saturday's Making a Champion (MAC) series non-title contests. Full text...

  • Kenya: Three Kenyan boxers qualify for Rio Olympics
    11 july 2016 13:20:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Three Kenyan boxers - Benson Gicharu, Rayton Okwiri and Peter Mungai - have punched their way into the boxing event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games next month. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan boxers off to Olympic qualifier
    16 june 2016 15:11:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan boxing contingent to the Baku round of Olympic Qualifiers departed for Azerbaijan Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: Ban 'deeply saddened' by passing of Ali, 'world champion for equality and peace'
    04 june 2016 19:38:55
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said he is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Muhammad Ali, and extended his condolences to the Ali family and the many millions of fans mourning his death in every corner of the world. Full text...

  • US: Obama mourns Muhammad Ali
    04 june 2016 16:55:20
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Saturday mourned boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday in Phoenix‚ Arizona‚ US, following a respiratory ailment. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela and Ali's special bond remembered (Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent, South Africa)
    04 june 2016 12:37:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – As millions of South Africans mourn the death of boxing giant Muhammad Ali, they are also reflecting on the special bond "The Greatest" enjoyed with Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africans salute Muhammad Ali
    04 june 2016 12:07:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Several South African personalities have expressed their sadness at the death of boxing giant Muhammad Ali. Full text...

  • US: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is dead
    04 june 2016 06:18:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Boxing Muhammad Ali is dead, US media reported on Friday night, quoting family sources. Full text...

  • Germany: Klitschko dethroned as world heavyweight boxing champion
    29 november 2015 12:23:23
    Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - British boxer Tyson Fury has become the new world heavyweight boxing champion after upsetting Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Saturday night. Full text...

  • US: Mayweather beats Berto, ties unbeaten record, retires
    13 september 2015 08:40:06
    New York, US (PANA) - American Floyd Mayweather Jr. has retired from boxing after beating Haitian-American Andre Berto in a unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas, US. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghanian boxer Charles Adamu loses title fight to Danish Nielsen
    21 june 2015 12:04:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian boxer Charles Adamu lost by a unanimous decision to Super middleweight Patrick Nielsen of Denmark in a title fight on Saturday in Copenhagen, Denmark. Full text...

  • Zambia: World Boxing Council orders rematch between female Zambian, Irish boxers
    01 june 2015 15:28:16
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered a rematch between Zambia’s Catherine Phiri and Christina MacMahon of Ireland. Full text...

  • US: Ghanaian boxer, Agbeko, wins bout
    31 may 2015 23:17:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Ghana's professional boxer and former world champion Joseph ''King Kong' Agbeko returned to the ring for the first time in over 13 months to defeat Juanito Rubillar by a fourth round Technical Knock Out on Saturday in Texas, US. Full text...

  • US: Why I lost to Mayweather - Pacquiao
    03 may 2015 11:31:16
    Las Vegas, US (PANA) - Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao hinted on Sunday that he lost his championship fight against American Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night (early Sunday in Africa) due to a shoulder injury he was nursing before the fight in Las Vegas, US. Full text...

  • US: Mayweather wins richest fight in boxing history
    03 may 2015 06:18:11
    Las Vegas, US (PANA) - Unbeaten American Floyd 'Money' Mayweather jnr won a 12-round unanimous decision against Filipino Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao on Saturday night (early Sunday in Africa) in the richest fight in boxing history. Full text...

  • US: Mohammed Ali's gloves fetch over US$800,000, 50 years on
    23 february 2014 12:32:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Boxing legend Mohammad Ali may be down with ill health, but his fighting gloves have continued to fetch good money. Full text...

  • Ghanaian boxer, Adama, prepares for biggest fight of his life
    30 december 2013 14:08:33
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - Ghana's boxer Osumanu Adama, who is currently preparing in the US for the biggest fight of his life, a title fight against unbeaten Kazakh fighter Gennady Golovkin 1 Feb. 2014, has said he will become the first person to beat Golovkin. Full text...

  • Ghana’s ‘King Kong’ Agbeko wins IBO Bantamweight title
    23 march 2013 07:12:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s Joseph King Kong Agbeko on Friday night won the IBO Bantamweight title when he beat Colombia’s Luis Melendez in 12 rounds in Accra. Full text...

  • London Olympics: Nigeria's remaining boxing medal hope finally fizzles out
    06 august 2012 17:34:43
    London, UK (PANA) - Edith Ogoke, the last Team Nigeria boxer standing, finally bowed to superior skill Monday when she was outpointed 18-8 by World number two ranked amateur middleweight fighter, Nadezhda Torlopova of Russia, in their quarter final encounter at the London Olympic Games. Full text...

  • London Olympics: Nigeria's boxing medal hope rests on female pugilist
    04 august 2012 18:17:12
    London, UK (PANA) - With the two Nigerian male boxers, Muideen Akanji and Lukmon Lawal, eliminated in the early stages of the ongoing Olympic Games in London, Nigeria's medal hope in that event now rests on female middleweight boxer, Edith Ogoke. Full text...

  • London Olympics: Angolan pugilist disqualified for missing weigh-in
    02 august 2012 12:11:25
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan boxer Tumba Silva has been disqualified from the 91-kg class of the boxing tournament at the London Olympic Games, after missing his pre-fight weigh-in. Full text...

  • Ghanaian Kamoko retains WBO Africa light heavyweight title
    26 february 2012 17:57:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian Brimah Kamoko on Sunday in Accra, Ghana, survived a first-round knockdown to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Africa Light heavyweight title after his Ugandan opponent, Hamza Wandera, refused to continue the fight in the third round. Full text...

  • SA boxer retains international boxing title
    31 october 2011 08:43:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Bantamweight champion Takalani Ndlovu retained his title via a 12-round split decision over homeboy Giovanni Caro in Mexico City over the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian Olympian boxer Olusegun Ajose to fight for WBC title (Corrected)
    02 october 2011 11:04:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian-born British boxer, Olusegun Ajose, has earned the right to fight for the World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title against champion and Mexican legend Erik Morales. Full text...

  • SA boxer loses IBO title fight
    04 september 2011 09:43:53
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - South African boxer Evans Mbamba Saturday night lost the chance to win the International Boxing Organization (IBO) bantamweight title, when he lost to champion Vic Darchinya in Yerevan, Armenia, according to boxing website fightnews.com. Full text...

  • AIBA fails to recognize Mugacha as Kenya boxing chair
    02 september 2011 18:51:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has declined to recognize Samson Mugacha as the Chairman of the Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA). Full text...

  • Angolan world heavyweight boxing champion to defend title at home (Corrected)
    28 july 2011 16:04:46
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan boxer Tony Kicanga, 39, has expressed his desire to defend his Universal Boxing Council (UBC) heavyweight title at home. Full text...

  • Angolan world heavyweight boxing champion to defend title at home
    28 july 2011 14:18:50
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angolan boxer Tony Kicanga, 39, has expressed his desire to defend his Universal Boxing Council (UBC) heavyweight title which he won last June in Portugal. Full text...

  • Angolan boxing team to prepare for All Africa Games in Cuba
    06 july 2011 14:30:28
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan national boxing team will leave Luanda 13 July for Cuba for a two-month training programme, ahead of its participation in the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, in September. Full text...

  • Ghana wins African Zonal amateur boxing tournament in Lome (Corrected)
    26 april 2011 16:41:51
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - With eight gold and three silver medals in the kitty, Ghana won the African Zone II amateur boxing championships in Lome, Togo, to book a place in the next African Championships, to be held in June in Yaounde, Cameroon. Full text...

  • Ghana wins Afrian Zonal amateur boxing tournament in Lome
    26 april 2011 15:52:06
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - With eight gold and three silver medals in the kitty, Ghana won the African Zone II amateur boxing championships in Lome, Togo, to book a place in the next African Championships, to be held in June in Yaounde, Cameroon. Full text...

  • Togo to host amateur boxing championships
    17 april 2011 13:31:50
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  • Ghanaian boxer wins NABA Lightweight title in US
    10 april 2011 13:31:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ghana Lightweight Yakubu ''Black Mamba'' Amidu on Saturday night picked up the North American Boxing Association (NABA)-US Lightweight Championship at a fight in Los Angles, US. Full text...

  • Boxing: Nigeria's Samuel Peter loses again
    04 april 2011 08:46:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Samuel Peter of Nigeria recorded the fifth loss of his career when he was knocked out in the ninth round of his fight with unbeaten heavyweight Robert Helenius in Germany Saturday night. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxers to train in Mauritius
    11 february 2011 13:49:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya will send a boxing team to Mauritius for a build-up match in July ahead of the All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, in September. Full text...

  • Cameroonian boxer guns for World title
    26 december 2010 13:02:26
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroonian boxer Hassan N´Dam N’djikam, has received an offer from the World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan for the two to slug it out in a world title fight, according to online boxing news site, fightnews.com. Full text...

  • Ghana's Agbeko returns home after IBF title reclaim
    22 december 2010 08:20:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - International Boxing Federation (IBF) Bantamweight champion, Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko, arrived back home on Tuesday to a warm welcome by fans and government officials. Full text...

  • Agbeko reclaims IBF title, gives Ghana 'Xmas bonus'
    12 december 2010 11:15:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ghanaian boxer Joseph 'King Kong' Agbeko Saturday reclaimed, via a unanimous decision, his International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight title which he lost to Yonnhy Perez of Colombia. Full text...

  • Nigeria's boxing hope, Samuel Peter, decisively beaten again
    12 september 2010 08:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ukrainian multiple World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Vla dimir Klitschko on Saturday in Frankfurt, Germany, virtually "destroyed" the Nig e rian hope and former World Boxing Council (WBC) Champion Samuel Peter, flattenin g the Nigerian boxer in the 10th of a scheduled 12 rounder. Full text...

  • Nigeria's boxing hope, Samuel Peter, fights Klitschko
    11 september 2010 13:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The stage is set for Saturday night's boxing rematch bet ween Nigerian Samuel Peter, a former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, and Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko in Frankfurt, Germany. Full text...

  • Angolan kick-boxers to participate in Sao Paulo international tournament
    11 august 2010 21:23:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Twelve Angolan kick-boxers will compete in the internati onal kick-boxing tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 20-22 August, the technic a l director of the Angolan kick-boxing association said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxers out of Youth Olympics
    04 may 2010 18:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan boxers will not participate in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August following the team's dismal performance in late April's World Youth Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxers set for World Youth championships
    15 april 2010 17:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will send a team of seven boxers to this year's World Youth Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, coaches Musa Benjamin and David Munuhe said here Thursday. Full text...

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