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Boxing-Yearning for Olympic gold, 'Magnificent Mary' keeps punching

MUMBAI (Reuters) - M.C. Mary Kom has spent close to two decades slugging it out in the ring but even at 36 one of the most decorated women boxers in the amateur game has no intention of quitting before she gets a chance to land the ultimate prize in Tokyo next year.

Boxing - Former world and Olympic champion DeGale retires

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Olympic and world champion James DeGale announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday after losing to Chris Eubank Jr at the weekend and 10 years to the day since his first professional fight.

Fury, Wilder rematch will have to wait - WBC

(Reuters) - The highly-anticipated rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and former champion Tyson Fury will be delayed until after the Briton's bout against a yet to be named opponent, the WBC said on Tuesday.

Boxing - Surgeon Joshua vows to reconstruct Miller's face in New York

LONDON (Reuters) - Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua warned American challenger Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller on Monday that he would strip him of his soul and reconstruct his face at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

Boxing - AIBA says has made 'incredible progress' amid Olympic uncertainty

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Amateur boxing's governing body (AIBA) says it has made "incredible progress" towards sorting out its financial and governance issues after being warned that it could miss out on next year's Olympic Games.

Britain's Fury signs bumper broadcast deal with ESPN

(Reuters) - British heavyweight Tyson Fury has signed a broadcast deal under which his fights will be shown exclusively on ESPN platforms in the United States.

Boxing-Puma signs India's Mary Kom as women's training ambassador

(Reuters) - World amateur boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom has signed a two-year deal with Puma to be their ambassador for women's training in India, the sports brand said on Monday.

Boxing-Joshua to fight 'Big Baby' Miller in New York on June 1

LONDON (Reuters) - Undefeated heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua will fight American challenger Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller in New York on June 1 in his first title bout outside Britain.

Breazeale to fight Whyte for interim heavyweight title

(Reuters) - American Dominic Breazeale and Briton Dillian Whyte have been ordered to fight by the World Boxing Council to determine the mandatory challenger to heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, the WBC said on Tuesday.

Dutch boxer who fought Ali still riding punches in Bulgaria

KOSHARITSA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Former Dutch boxing champion Rudi Lubbers, who lost to Muhammad Ali on points in a 12-round heavyweight fight in Jakarta four and a half decades ago, is back on his feet again after taking one of the heaviest punches of his life.