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Golovkin to fight welterweight champion Kell Brook in London

Gennady Golovkin was searching for someone to fight him for the middleweight title. Kell Brook was more than eager to step up for the challenge.

Brook will move up two weight classes to face the fearsome Golovkin on Sept. 10 in a clash of unbeaten champions. The British fighter will have the hometown advantage at London's 02 Arena, yet faces a formidable task against a fighter who is not only bigger yet has stopped his last 22 opponents.

''This is the fight & the moment I have been waiting for for some time,'' Brook said. ''We've tried & tried to lure the best to come & fight me & now we've received the best of the best – the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world is coming to the UK.''

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Golovkin to fight welterweight champion Kell Brook in London

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Joshua to defend IBF heavyweight title on June 25 in London

Joshua to defend IBF heavyweight title on June 25 in London

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua will make the first defense of his IBF heavyweight title on June 25 in London.

The British fighter says his challenger will be announced at a after date.

Joshua knocked out Charles Martin in the second round earlier this month at London's O2 Arena to claim the title from the American. Joshua will return to the same venue for the defense.

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Joshua to defend IBF heavyweight title on June 25 in London

Joshua to defend IBF heavyweight title on June 25 in London

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua will make the first defense of his IBF heavyweight title on June 25 in London.

The British fighter says his challenger will be announced at a after date.

Joshua knocked out Charles Martin in the second round earlier this month at London's O2 Arena to claim the title from the American. Joshua will return to the same venue for the defense.

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Charles Martin goes to London to show title no fluke

The title Charles Martin won is lightly regarded, & so is the way he won it.

The best evidence the heavyweight championship of the world doesn't mean as much is that Martin is among those claiming title to the throne.

But champion he is, at least in the eyes of the IBF. Martin won his piece of the title – one taken from Tyson Fury – in bizarre fashion when Vyacheslav Glazkov injure his knee & went down while throwing a punch in the third round of their January fight in New York.

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Soccer-I will be the first to know when to go says Advocaat

Soccer-I will be the first to know when to go says Advocaat

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat said on Monday he would not stick around in the job if he felt someone else could do it better following the team's woeful start to the Premier League season.

Advocaat told reporters on Monday: "Let's be clear, if I feel that it is better for somebody else to take over then I will be the first man to say, 'if it is better for the club, I will go.' Believe me."

Sunderland are without a win in six matches, a hugely disappointing start after Advocaat took over from Gus Poyet in March & helped them avoid what looked like certain relegation to The Championship.

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Soccer-Spurs in high spirits for Arsenal's cup visit

Soccer-Spurs in high spirits for Arsenal's cup visit

By Mike Collett

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Just over a week ago Arsenal's season was gaining momentum while their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur were still looking for their first win yet they meet in the League Cup on Wednesday with that scenario completely turned on its head.

Tottenham will host the first north London derby of the campaign in high spirits after three wins in eight days while Arsenal make the short trip to White Hart Lane beaten in their last two games while having three players sent off.

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Son has recipe for success at Spurs

Son has recipe for success at Spurs

Son Heung-min has discovered the recipe for success in the Premier League after winning over Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino & his new team-mates with a delicious Korean feast.

Son has made a sizzling start to life in north London with three goals in three appearances following his £18 million ($27 million, 24 million euros) move from German club Bayer Leverkusen in August.

Just three days after marking his home debut with a brace in Tottenham's Europa League win over Qarabag, the South Korea forward was the key figure again as he scored his first Premier League goal to secure a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace.

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Soccer-Liverpool held at home by Norwich

Soccer-Liverpool held at home by Norwich

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Danny Ings scored his first Liverpool goal within three minutes of coming on as a substitute yet promoted Norwich City fought back to draw 1-1 in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

The home side had started the game in the bottom six following Tottenham Hotspur's win earlier on Sunday & the point lifted them two places to 13th, two places behind Norwich & level on eight points with their opponents.

Liverpool, with their England striker Daniel Sturridge back for the first time since April, brought on Ings for Christian Benteke at halftime & the former Burnley man scored a fine goal almost immediately.

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Soccer-Teenager Martial scores twice as United go second

Soccer-Teenager Martial scores twice as United go second

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – French teenager Anthony Martial, having scored as a substitute on his Premier League debut in Manchester United's last game, added two more goals to earn his team a 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday.

The victory took Louis van Gaal's side into second place, two points behind neighbours Manchester City.

Graziano Pelle put Southampton ahead in the 13th minute yet Martial, who cost 36.3 million pounds ($56.39 million) from AS Monaco on the last day of the transfer window, equalised 10 minutes before halftime.

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