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Rio 2016 Golden Favorites: Boxer Claressa Shields

She grew up in Flint, Michigan, a city so poor and underserved that the local government doesn’t care their children are being poisoned by lead in the water. 353 more words

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Pacquiao Plans Return To Ring In November

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LAS VEGAS (AP) – Manny Pacquiao isn’t ready to give up his night job just yet.

Pacquiao, who said before his last fight in April that he would retire, now plans to return to the ring in November against an opponent who has yet to be selected. 402 more words

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Oscar Pistorius: Joining Olympians' Murderer's Row

On July 6, double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius, was sentenced to six years in prison for murder. The South African, who competed in the 400-meter sprint at the 2012 London Olympics, was convicted for firing four bullets into his bathroom door, killing his girlfriend Reena Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day three years ago. 461 more words

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I AM just like you

I am just like you.

In fact I am you. I am 18 going to college and working two jobs, I am 27 with my second baby on the way, I am 32 with my third baby arriving, I am 42 going thru a divorce and custody battle, I am heading towards 50 and starting to be comfortable in my skin. 963 more words

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Thai Boxer Manus Boonjumnong

The light welterweight from Thailand was breezing through the bouts, handily beating boxers from Greece, Philippines, France and Romania with his superior ring movement and speed. 828 more words

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Shawn Porter: My Life As The Challenger For The Welterweight Title

On Saturday night current WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman will defend his title against Shawn Porter live and in primetime on CBS at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. 1,527 more words

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Keith Thurman: My Life As The Defending Welterweight Champion

On Saturday night current WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman will defend his title against Shawn Porter live and in primetime on CBS. In advance of one of the biggest bouts of their lives, Thurman and Porter are sharing their stories from a first-person perspective in… 1,429 more words

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