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Paul Smith beaten by Andre Ward in 9th round stoppage

Liverpool boxer Paul Smith lost his fight against undefeated super-middleweight champion Andre Ward in America.

Paul Smith Credit: Press Association

Ward dominated the non-title catchweight bout from the start. Smith struggled after receiving a cut above his eye and a suspected broken nose.

The fight was stopped in the ninth round after Smith's corner threw in the towel.


Liverpool boxer Anthony Fowler goes for gold at first ever European Games

This week hundreds of British sportsmen and women are heading for Azerbaijan for a new event on the sporting calendar.

The inaugural European Games get underway on Friday, a two-week multi-sport event, similar to the Olympic Games.

And with just over a year to go until Rio, it's a chance for many, including Liverpool Middleweight boxer Anthony Fowler, to stake their claim for a place in Team GB

Anthony Crolla to fight for world title in July

Manchester boxer Anthony Crolla will fight for a world title in July.

He was cleared to resume his career after a brutal attack.

There were fears his injuries were so severe he wouldn't be allowed to box again, but doctors have given him the all-clear.

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