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Joe Calzaghe of Wales celebrates after his victory over Will McIntyre of the USA during their WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight on October 13, 2001
On This Day: Joe Calzaghe announces retirement from boxing
The Welshman won all 46 of his professional fights.
Feb 5, 08:17
Tony Bellow on the pitch at the League Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Everton on January 6, 2016
Tony Bellew: 'I would love to knock Tyson Fury out'
Tony Bellew admits that he would "love" to fight Tyson Fury in the near future, but also earmarks a potential bout with Andre Ward after beating David Haye.
May 6, 11:53
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Bernard Hopkins: 'Anthony Joshua not a superstar yet'
Former two-weight world champion Bernard Hopkins believes that Anthony Joshua is not a superstar yet ahead of the Englishman's fight against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in October.
Sep 14, 10:39
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Result: Bernard Hopkins knocked out of ring by Joe Smith Jr in final fight
Bernard Hopkins loses to Joe Smith Jr by technical knockout in his retirement fight, bringing an end to his career in a disappointing manner.
Dec 18, 09:55
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Bernard Hopkins announces plans for final fight
Former two-weight world champion Bernard Hopkins will face Joe Smith in Los Angeles on December 17 in what will be his final fight of a legendary career.
Oct 18, 10:45
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Rob McCracken: 'Carl Froch is unlikely to retire'
Rob McCracken believes that Carl Froch will fight again as talks continue with both Julio Chavez Jr and Bernard Hopkins.
Feb 13, 03:58
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Bernard Hopkins wants fight with Carl Froch
Carl Froch is "looking for an easy way out", according to American fighter Bernard Hopkins.
Feb 9, 05:30
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Carl Froch: Fighting Bernard Hopkins is a "lose-lose" situation
Carl Froch rules out fighting 50-year-old American world champion Bernard Hopkins by claiming that it would be a "lose-lose" situation for him.
Feb 6, 22:59
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Carl Froch considers fight against Bernard Hopkins?
IBF and WBA champion Carl Froch is reportedly considering taking on 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins in a fight this year.
Jan 20, 07:10
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Bernard Hopkins: 'I could return to super-middleweight'
Former world champion Bernard Hopkins reveals that he is considering moving down in weight to compete in the super-middleweight division.
Jan 16, 14:16
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Five fights that need to happen in 2015
Sports Mole suggests five fights that should be made during 2015.
Dec 19, 10:47
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Best fights of 2014
Sports Mole assesses which fights have had fans on the edge of their seats during 2014.
Dec 18, 11:29
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Preview: Nathan Cleverly vs. Tony Bellew II
Sports Mole previews the highly-anticipated rematch between rivals Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew at Liverpool's Echo Arena.
Nov 20, 12:34
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Bernard Hopkins eyes one more fight after loss to Sergey Kovalev
Bernard Hopkins confirms that he is looking to fight one more time after losing his unification bout against Sergey Kovalev on the weekend.
Nov 12, 02:24
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Result: Sergey Kovalev batters Bernard Hopkins to unify light-heavyweight titles
Sergey Kovalev dominates 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins to add the IBF and WBA light-heavyweight belts to his WBO title.
Nov 9, 10:59
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Bernard Hopkins: 'I still have the hunger'
IBF and WBA light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins insists that he still has the hunger to compete, despite reaching the age of 49.
Nov 8, 17:55
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Result: Sergey Kovalev sets up Bernard Hopkins clash with Blake Caparello win
WBO light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev stops Blake Caparello in two rounds to set up a November clash with IBF title-holder Bernard Hopkins.
Aug 3, 10:53
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Preview: Frankie Gavin, Lucas Browne, Sergey Kovalev
Sports Mole previews some of the biggest fights that are taking place around the world this weekend.
Jul 31, 10:59
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Bernard Hopkins wants to be undisputed light heavyweight champion before 50
Bernard Hopkins targets an undisputed reign over the light heavyweight division after becoming the oldest man, at 49, to unify world titles by beating Beibut Shumenov.
Apr 20, 09:40
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Result: Record-breaking Bernard Hopkins outclasses Belbut Shumenov
Bernard Hopkins becomes the oldest men to unify world titles courtesy of a split-decision victory over Beibut Shumenov in Washington which added the WBA strap to his resume.
Apr 20, 09:20
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Bernard Hopkins feeling confident ahead of Beibut Shumenov bout
IBF light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins is confident that he can beat Beibut Shumenov and become the oldest man to unify major titles, at 49.
Apr 19, 00:35
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Bernard Hopkins eager to defend world title at 50
Bernard Hopkins claims that he is hoping to defend his world title at the age of 50 next year.
Mar 12, 04:42
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Adonis Stevenson eyes Froch, Hopkins
Adonis Stevenson says that his fans want him to fight either Carl Froch or Bernard Hopkins instead of Sergey Kovalev.
Dec 2, 05:39
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Can Tony Bellew cause a surprise against Adonis Stevenson?
Sports Mole assesses whether Tony Bellew can cause a surprise against WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson in Canada on Saturday night.
Nov 30, 10:06
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Result: Adonis Stevenson demolishes Tavoris Cloud in Montreal
Adonis Stevenson puts on a clinic display against Tavoris Cloud, forcing the American's corner to pull him out at the end of the seventh round in Montreal.
Sep 29, 04:06
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Should Nathan Cleverly consider his future after Sergey Kovalev loss?
After his crushing stoppage defeat to Sergey Kovalev at the weekend, should Nathan Cleverly consider his future in boxing? Sports Mole investigates.
Aug 20, 12:13
Nathan Cleverly
Can Nathan Cleverly overcome Sergey Kovalev test?
Sports Mole assesses whether Nathan Cleverly can defend his WBO light-heavyweight title against the big-punching Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night.
Aug 15, 11:46
Nathan Cleverly
Nathan Cleverly eyes Bernard Hopkins bout
WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly admits that he still has his eyes on a potential showdown with Bernard Hopkins.
Jul 26, 12:28
Bernard Hopkins during a press conference on April 14, 2008
Bernard Hopkins to fight Karo Murat in October
Bernard Hopkins will fight Karo Murat for the IBF light-heavyweight title on October 19.
Jul 21, 11:12
Anthony Ogogo
Anthony Ogogo plans Bernard Hopkins training
Anthony Ogogo reveals that boxing legend Bernard Hopkins has invited him over to Philadelphia to train.
Jul 15, 20:13
Nathan Cleverly
Frank Warren: 'Big names are avoiding Nathan Cleverly'
Promoter Frank Warren believes that the big names in the light-heavyweight division are avoiding Nathan Cleverly.
Jun 20, 14:01
Nathan Cleverly
Nathan Cleverly to face Serge Kovalev?
WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly could face undefeated Russian Serge Kovalev in his next fight, according to reports.
Jun 14, 13:01
Bernard Hopkins during a press conference on April 14, 2008
Bernard Hopkins: 'I'm not from this world, I'm an alien'
American boxer Bernard Hopkins claims that he is "not of this world" as he is actually an alien from Mars.
Jun 7, 13:43
Carl Froch celebrates his win over Mikkel Kessler on May 25, 2013
Carl Froch: 'I have four fights left in me'
Carl Froch says he could endure another four fights before he retires.
May 27, 08:42
Carl Froch
Carl Froch: 'Bernard Hopkins fight would make huge money'
Carl Froch thinks that a potential showdown with Bernard Hopkins would be a "huge money fight" for the pair.
May 8, 05:58
Bernard Hopkins during a press conference on April 14, 2008
Bernard Hopkins wants to fight Carl Froch in the UK
Bernard Hopkins admits that he would like to fight Carl Froch in the UK, provided 'The Cobra' can beat Mikkel Kessler on May 25.
May 8, 03:45
Nathan Cleverly
Nathan Cleverly fires warning to Robin Krasniqi
Nathan Cleverly warns Robin Krasniqi that bigger men than him have failed to put him down.
Apr 18, 00:42
Bernard Hopkins during a press conference on April 14, 2008
Bernard Hopkins plans to retire before 50
Bernard Hopkins admits that he does not want to continue boxing when he reaches his 50th birthday, despite becoming the oldest world champion of all time at 48 years of age.
Mar 11, 04:46
Bernard Hopkins during a press conference on April 14, 2008
Result: Bernard Hopkins makes history in New York
Bernard Hopkins becomes the oldest boxing champion of all time by beating Tavoris Cloud in New York.
Mar 10, 08:13
Carl Froch after his win over Yusaf Mack on November 17, 2012
Carl Froch: 'My legacy exceeds Joe Calzaghe'
Carl Froch believes that his legacy already outweighs that of Joe Calzaghe, whether he beats Mikkel Kessler or not in their May rematch.
Feb 24, 19:07

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ChinaChina61411
JapanJapan5106
United StatesUnited States42410
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea2035
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19  Great BritainGreat Britain0112
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Monday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

SWIMMING
· One of Team GB's biggest gold medal hopes, Adam Peaty will take part in the 100m breaststroke final. (3.12am)
· Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky go head to head for gold in the women's 400m freestyle final (3.20am)

DIVING
· Tom Daley and Matty Lee take part in the men's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The men's team final takes place (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
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