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Carl Frampton becomes two-weight world champion

Carl Frampton beat Leo Santa Cruz in New York. Credit: Noah K. Murray / USA TODAY Sports

Carl Framtpon has become a two-weight world champion with a majority decision victory over Leo Santa Cruz in their featherweight title bout in New York.

Frampton, from Northern Ireland and a former super-bamtamweight, fought for the first time at 122lbs.

He gave an assured and composed performance to stun his unbeaten Mexican opponent, scoring a 23rd professional win.

Judge Guido Cavalleri scored the contest 114-114, but two others ruled in favour of the young boxer, giving him the belt his manager won in 1985.

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David Haye donates £100,000 to retired boxer Blackwell

David Haye has donated almost £100,000 to Nick Blackwell to help the former British middleweight champion prepare for retirement.

Blackwell, 25, was placed into an induced coma after suffering a bleed on the skull in March’s fight with Chris Eubank Jnr.

Nick Blackwell has made a full recovery but will never fight again after his career was ended in March. Credit: PA

Haye pledged to donate 10 per cent of ticket sales from his May fight with Arnold Gjergjaj.

"It's amazing, he's been so good to me," Blackwell said. "I didn't know him before at all, but he's texting me every other day, seeing how I am.”

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'Impossible is nothing': David Beckham pays tribute

David Beckham has paid tribute to Muhammad Ali with the boxer's infamous "impossible is nothing" quote.

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The former footballer also called the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion "the greatest" and "the biggest and the best" in posts on his Instagram page.

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Amir Khan reassures fans after going into hospital

Amir Khan defiantly insisted he was okay while he was taken to hospital as a precaution after his heavy sixth-round knockout defeat by Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in Las Vegas.

Khan was knocked out cold by Canelo. Credit: Reuters

The WBC champion brutally stopped Khan with a huge right hand to make the first successful defence of his title, inflicting the fourth defeat of the 29-year-old's professional career and exposing him as a natural welterweight too small to convincingly compete at the catchweight of 155lbs.

There was little shame in the nature of the defeat for Khan, who impressed with his speed and combinations in the opening five rounds until Alvarez's superior size and strength began to slow him down and leave him vulnerable to the knockout that followed.

Khan said afterwards he expects to return to 147lbs, where he is undefeated and where his domestic rival Kell Brook is the IBF champion, and added on Twitter on his way to hospital: "Im okay everyone. thats boxing for you."

He hit the canvas so heavily it was instantly obvious the fight was over - the official time was two minutes and 37 seconds of the sixth round - and the 25-year-old Alvarez knelt beside him to check he was okay.

"You want to win by knockout, but you don't want to hurt anybody," the Mexican said. "It was a human reaction to make sure he was okay and I'm glad he appears to be."

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