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Anthony Joshua against Carlos Takam is the latest instalment in a rich history of heavyweight title fights involving British boxers. They have been cut, dropped, beaten, delighted, crushed, lucky, unlucky, memorable and mostly plucky in over 40 world title fights during the last 51 years. From when Henry Cooper lost to Muhammad Ali at Highbury
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TOKYO — Japanese boxer Ryota Murata defeated France’s Hassan N’Dam by technical knockout on Sunday to win the WBA “regular” middleweight title. Murata, 13-1, 10 KOs) stopped N’Dam after seven rounds to become the first middleweight champion from Japan in 22 years. Murata dominated the early rounds at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. He stunned N’Dam (36-3,
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5:35 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Anthony Joshua wants a rematch with Dillian Whyte and immediately enquired about fighting him on Oct. 28 when Kubrat Pulev pulled out. Joshua and
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