SAUNDERS TO RETURN AFTER 21 MONTHS

Bradley Saunders (12-1) is set to return to the ring after 21 months. He lost surprisingly to French fighter RenaldGarrido (14-11-1).

The Beijing 2008 Olympian is expected back in the fold when he fights in Newcastle on June 23.

Saunders injured his hands in his only defeat but after a successful surgery, the WBO Intercontinental champion would make a reappearance on stage. Back in 2015, he was disqualified by the umpire Steve Gray for an intentional head butt on Garrido. He injured himself and was taken straight into emergency surgery.

He has been injury plagued in recent years. in just his fifth pro fight, he had to be operated on after his eight round clash with Irish fighter Peter McDonagh in 2012. Recurring injury has made him a familiar face to hand specialist Mike Hayton.

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MMA ON THE RISE IN INDIA

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has been rising steadily in popularity in Asia, particularly India, according to reports.

The combat sport encompasses boxing, wrestling, taekwondo, kick boxing, judo, Brazilina jiu jitsu, Muay Thai et al. It involved lot of blood and sweats as the competitors’ slug it out to remain the last person standing.

MMA involved combining techniques and styles from other physical combat sport to wear out an opponent. Indians, instead of seeing cricket or watching soccer, have been increasingly taking to the sport.

“I have been training in taekwondo and MMA for the past six years. I was 15 years old then and had no idea about MMA, but I started learning taekwondo under my school instructor. After that, I started training in boxing as well,” 21-year old MMA fighter Bharti Dhoundiyal said about the sport.

The passionate university student added that the “different” rule of the physical sport made it even more exciting for her.

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KLITSCHKO SPURRED ON BY CHALLENGER STATUS

Former WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has insisted that competing as a challenger against Anthony Joshua has rekindled his adrenaline.

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Washington To Face Wilder Soon

Gerald Washington was given a voluntary defense for the WBC championship title. He has announced that he might be looking at fighting Deontay Wilder.

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Former Boxer Ron Newquist Starts Off His Boxing Gym

Ron Newquist has always been a boxer first and a basketball coach next.

That is his professional background for those who are not in the know. Being the catch for the girls’ team Bloom in basketball, he can also teach a thing or two about boxing.

Ward ready to fight Froch in the UK

American boxer Andre Ward has said that he is eager to take on Englishman Carl Froch once again and he is even willing to travel to the United Kingdom to make the match happen.

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Timothy Bradley ready for return

The last time American boxer Timothy Bradley entered the ring on December 13 last year, he was held to a very controversial and questionable draw against Diego Chavez at the fabled Cosmopolitan arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He suffered a severely swollen left cheek as a result of a clash of heads with the rugged boxer from Argentina.

Trying To Make A New History

Boxer Paul Butler, from Ellesemere Port has his eyes on the boxing history with second world title at lower weight. Last June, Butler beat Stuart Hall for the crown of IBF Bantamweight. He is now planning to fight Zolani Tete a South African, who is a weight lower.

Pacquiao past peak, says Khan

There always comes a time in every athlete's life when they are the peak of their physical abilities; and when the peak comes, it is followed by a steep descent as well, when their capabilities as an athlete begin to decrease over time.

Cena And Lesnar Tied Up In The Re Match Of Championship

John Cena has been a name known when it came to world heavy weight championship. Recently he was beaten badly by Brock Lesnar who took the World Heavy weight title from him. This led to a rematch decision from Cena as it was in the clause. Cena made a call for a rematch but this match built up was definitely a big one. It was one of the biggest build up and the most anticipated one.