Meet the Cape Verdean boxing champion Walter Barros who is using his love of sport to help young people stay away from violence and crime.
Inside the rundown building in Kariobangi-North, it's almost entirely women and girls, all training under the watchful eye of boxing coach Alfred Analo Anjere -- founder of BoxGirls Kenya. In 14 years, more than 3,000 girls and women have taken up the sport at the centre. All started out for the same reason -- wanting to defend themselves in their gritty neighbourhoods, which are harsh worlds where poverty prevails and it is survival of the fittest.
Boxing giant Marvelous Marvin Hagler has died at 66 in the United States. His 1985 Las Vegas matchup against Thomas "Hitman" Hearns is believed to be boxing's three greatest rounds.
Lawyer Shadrack Wambui has turned to boxing to help young people in poor Nairobi neighbourhoods, combining his passion for the sport with informal lessons on the law and legal clinics to resolve marital disputes.
29 Nov 2020
The bell rings in a gloomy basement in the Gaza Strip and two teenage girls wearing headgear and gloves start circling each other in the ring. Family and friends cheer them on as they begin landing punches in the first female-only boxing tournament in the Palestinian enclave.
21 Dec 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, join Violet Johnson as she brings you a compilation of the year’s biggest entertainment news. Subscribe to the YouTube channel of Guardian Nigeria to watch this and more.
1 Dec 2019
In the boxing-obsessed Philippines, scores of young fighters dream of becoming the next Manny Pacquiao, but it takes a sharp eye and vast experience to pick out a potential world champion
25 Nov 2019
After retaining his WBC heavyweight world champion title against Cuba’s Luiz Ortiz, US boxer Deontay Wilder says he's now focused on unificating all heavyweight titles: "One champion, one face, one name."
21 Oct 2019
The Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, the first to be constructed in Nigeria and Africa in 1960, shot the country into the world boxing fame in 1962 when it hosted the first world boxing title fight in Africa. And now, the Liberty Stadium, which stood then as the pride of Africa, has since become an eyesore, with reptiles of various shapes now occupying the multi-million naira edifice.
2 Sep 2019
Philippine boxing legend and politician Manny Pacquiao launches his own cryptocurrency with a concert in Manila.
16 Jun 2019
A rare piece of sporting memorabilia autographed by boxing legend Muhammad Ali went up for auction in Italy. The golden leather glove was produced to promote the iconic 'Fight of the Century' between Ali and Joe Frazier on March 8th, 1971 in New York's Madison Square Garden. During the auction, there were no bids meeting the desired 5,000 euro starting price so the glove remained as part of the owner's collection.
13 Jun 2019
Idamelys Moreno trains relentlessly to become Cuba's boxing champion. Ironically, Cuba, the world's power in boxing, doesn't allow women to get into the ring for competitions