Boxing

Oleksandr Usyk, right, hits Chazz Witherspoon during a heavyweight boxing bout Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
October 13, 2019 - 2:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk did everything in his heavyweight debut with the exception of knocking down Chazz Witherspoon. Usyk dominated, earning a technical knockout win over Witherspoon in the seventh round on Saturday night. In his highly anticipated pro debut, Usyk (17-0) showed his...
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FILE - IN this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Errol Spence Jr., center, celebrates his victory over Shawn Porter during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match in Los Angeles. Authorities say welterweight boxing champion Spence was seriously injured but is expected to survive after crashing his Ferrari in Dallas. Dallas police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, when Spence's Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 10, 2019 - 7:34 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said. The crash happened just before 3 a.m., when Spence's Ferrari crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several...
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October 06, 2019 - 12:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennadiy Golovkin regained one of his old middleweight titles, edging Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a unanimous decision to take the IBF championship Saturday night. Golovkin knocked down Derevyanchenko in the first round, opened a cut near his right eye in the second, and then held on...
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Otto Wallin, left, of Sweden, punches Tyson Fury, of England, during their heavyweight boxing match Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 15, 2019 - 1:32 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury overcame a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision Saturday night over Sweden's Otto Wallin and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder. Fury remained unbeaten in 29 fights and retained his claim to the lineal heavyweight title...
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September 13, 2019 - 3:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez will move up to light heavyweight to take on Sergey Kovalev for a piece of the 175-pound title on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas. Alvarez, who currently holds titles at 160 pounds, will try to become a champion in his fourth weight class, meeting Kovalev in a scheduled 12-round...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 13, 2019 file photo, blood runs down the side of Otto Wallin's head during the first round of his heavyweight boxing bout against Nick Kisner on in Atlantic City, N.J. Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin will take his first step into big-time boxing when he fights Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on Saturday Sept. 14, 2019. A win for Wallin would be a big shock because the unbeaten Fury is the lineal champion and perhaps is the best heavyweight out there. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 09, 2019 - 4:48 am
SUNDSVALL, Sweden (AP) — The pretty Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall has had a couple of quirky brushes with elite heavyweight boxing over the years. In 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stunned the locals by visiting a newly opened boxing club as part of his promotional tour of the country...
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Boxing promoters Eddie Hearn and managing partner of Skill Challenge Entertainment Omar Khalil sit, during a press conference at The Savoy Hotel, London, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Anthony Joshua's promoters say his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7. (Ian Walton/PA via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 5:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Putting profits ahead of politics, Anthony Joshua's promoter dismisses concerns over the boxer's decision to fight in the kingdom. The human rights organization Amnesty International contends Joshua will be engaging in "sportswashing" — giving the Saudi government a chance to cleanse...
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Jose Ramirez, right, lands a punch on Maurice Hooker in the second round of a boxing match, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Ramirez won in the sixth round with a TKO. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
July 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — WBC champion Jose Ramirez saw an opening and quickly ended the world super lightweight unification bout against WBO champ Maurice Hooker. Ramirez delivered a series of brutal punches, pinning hometown favorite against the ropes in the sixth round before referee Mark Nelson...
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In this July 17, 2019 photo, amateur boxer Marco Morales shadow boxes in front of his home at the Villa Maria del Triunfo shantytown in Lima, Peru. Morales and other residents of Villa Maria del Triunfo who have witnessed from their cardboard shacks how the government built multi-million dollar arenas, seen in the background, while their decades-old demands for drainage, roads and drinking water in one of the world’s driest capitals, remain unanswered. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
July 26, 2019 - 2:50 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid the thick fog that blankets his sandy hillside shanty town, amateur boxer Marco Morales looks down at a sparkling new complex built by Peru to host the Pan American Games in Lima. The largest multi-sports event in the Americas starts Friday with the opening ceremony and ends...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Maxim Dadashev, of Russia, left, hits Antonio DeMarco, of Mexico, during a junior welterweight bout in Las Vegas. Maxim Dadashev has died after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that Dadashev died "as a result of the injuries he sustained" in Friday's, July 19, 2019, light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered a brain swelling in Friday's light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon...
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