Boxing

May 18, 2019 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder emphatically got back into the win column Saturday night, knocking out Dominic Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round to defend his heavyweight title. Wilder hurt Breazeale with a right to the head early in their fight at Barclays Center, but the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 file photo, France's Tony Victor James Yoka, right, fights Britain's Joe Joyce during a men's super heavyweight over 91-kg final boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday May 20, 2019 fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president. For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit down with the three-...
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Canelo Alvarez, right, of Mexico, tries to hit Daniel Jacobs with a left during a middleweight title boxing match Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 05, 2019 - 1:14 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Jacobs was bigger. Canelo Alvarez was better — but not by much. Alvarez added another title belt to his collection Saturday night by winning rounds early and outboxing Jacobs in their middleweight showdown to win a close but unanimous 12-round decision. Two ringside judges...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Gennady Golovkin acknowledges the crowd during a boxing news conference in Las Vegas. Golovkin is set to return to the ring when he meets Steve Rolls on June 8, 2019, at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 22, 2019 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The giant banner behind him revealed not only a new nickname, but a new reality in boxing for Gennady Golovkin. "The return of the people's champion," it read, touting Golovkin's June 8 match at Madison Square Garden that will be his first fight since dropping his rematch against...
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April 21, 2019 - 12:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Amir Khan wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round. Crawford threw a left hand that hit Khan on his right hip and Khan retreated toward his corner in pain...
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April 13, 2019 - 12:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO lightweight belts on Friday night with a violent fourth-round stoppage of Britain's Anthony Crolla. Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) brutalized the mandatory challenger for his WBA belt throughout their fight, nearly ending it late in the third...
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In this Friday, April 5, 2019 photo, Galveston firefighters douse the second floor and attic of a house on Avenue K at 29th Street in Galveston, Texas. The house, unoccupied and under renovation, was once the home of boxing legend Jack Johnson. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 7:03 pm
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire. The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wisko told The Galveston County Daily News that the building was in the process of...
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Mikey Garcia, left, takes a blow to the body from Errol Spence Jr. during the ninth round of the IBF welterweight championship boxing bout Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 17, 2019 - 2:31 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world's best pound-for-pound boxers. Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled...
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FILE - In this June 9, 1985 file photo, defending champion Eusebio Pedroza from Panama, left, throws a punch at Northern Ireland's Barry McGuigan, during their World Featherweight Championship fight at Queen's Park Rangers Football Ground, London. The Panamanian ex-featherweight champ died on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was 62. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)
March 01, 2019 - 4:20 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former world champion Panamanian boxer Eusebio Pedroza, who defended the featherweight title more times than any other, has died at age 62. The World Boxing Association said Friday that Pedroza had been hospitalized recently while battling pancreatic cancer. Pedroza, nicknamed...
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British boxer Anthony Joshua, left, is shoved by Jarrell Miller, right, as they pose for photographs during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in New York, to promote their upcoming fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 19, 2019 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Staring contests, shouting matches, some shoving. Even a near mix-up with some members of the audience. All part of the pregame show, if you will, when heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Jarrell Miller shared a makeshift stage at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The...
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