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UPDATE 1-Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao bout -U.S. court

(Adds comment from Floyd Mayweather's lawyer)By Jonathan StempelNov 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue...

Ruiz defeat made me a smarter fighter, says Joshua

(Reuters) - Briton Anthony Joshua has said his first career defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. was down to a lack of experience and he has become a "smarter" fighter ahead of December's rematch.Mexican-American Ruiz produced...

Boxing-Ruiz defeat made me a smarter fighter, says Joshua

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Briton Anthony Joshua has said his first career defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. was down to a lack of experience and he has become a "smarter" fighter ahead of December's rematch.Mexican-American...

Luis Ortiz could join George Foreman in history books

LAS VEGAS — The two words — “It happened!” — have an entirely different meaning to those who heard them in 1994 when George Foreman fought Michael Moorer at the MGM Grand Garden.The words, spoken by HBO boxing...

Intrigue building in series of heavyweight fights

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- They are a flawed group at best, the heavyweights who will be vying for your attention - and money - over the next few months. Unpredictable, too, though that just adds to the intrigue...

Deontay Wilder taking Ortiz rematch is the stuff of legends

LAS VEGAS — On Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden, Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz in a matchup that he did not have to take and, in many ways, does not make a lot...

INTERVIEW-Boxing-Mayweather says he is done with ‘brutal sport’ of boxing

By Rory CarrollTORRANCE, Calif., Nov 19 (Reuters) - Boxing great Floyd Mayweather said his time in the ring is finished and that he is focused on other projects including his fast-growing chain of boxing fitness gyms and his...

Shields and Habazin rescheduled for January in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Claressa Shields is scheduled to fight in January at the Ocean Casino Resort, resuming a matchup in the ring after the previous attempt was canceled because Ivana Habazin’s trainer was hit and hospitalized.A...

Nevada Athletic Commission: Jacobs-Chavez violates Ali Act

The executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission threatened disciplinary action against a leading boxing promoter if his company goes forward with a bout on Dec. 20 in Phoenix involving Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., after Chavez refused to...

Racism the catalyst for outspoken remarks, says Fury

London (AFP) - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury said his outspoken remarks which have caused huge offence to many are down to the racism aimed at Travellers he experienced as an amateur.The 31-year-old Briton -- who...

KSI vs. Logan Paul delivered a message to promoters, fighters

Ask yourself a question: What is worse for boxing, a pair of YouTube stars who trained very hard and fought each other with all that they had headlining a show at Staples Center, or the spoiled son of...

Britain’s KSI edges Paul as YouTubers fight show a hit

Los Angeles (AFP) - Britain's KSI edged American Logan Paul in a cruiserweight boxing rematch of YouTube celebrity stars Saturday that proved a hit with audiences and could help such fighters capture mainstream respect.KSI, a 26-year-old London internet...

chessboxing bout thrills French creator

Paris (AFP) - French comic book writer Enki Bilal laps it up as he watches two proponents of his creation combine the cerebral nature of chess with the physicality of boxing in a "sporting" first.Bilal watched spellbound as...

KSI defeats Paul in bout of YouTube boxers

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Olajide "KSI" Olatunji prevailed in a split decision over Logan Paul in a boxing bout between YouTube celebrities on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.In a slugfest between the two inexperienced...

Boxing-Australian boxer dies in training accident

MELBOURNE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Australian boxing was in shock on Sunday after local fighter Dwight Richie died in a training accident at the age of 27.Ritchie's promoter confirmed the boxer's death in a Facebook post."It is with...

Herring spreading positivity ahead of Roach bout

Like most Americans, Jamel Herring was deeply moved by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He was a junior at Longwood High School in Brookhaven, Long Island, and felt a sense of purpose in life he hadn’t...

YouTubers KSI and Paul trade barbs ahead of rematch

By Rory CarrollLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - YouTube celebrities Olajide 'KSI' Olatunji and Logan Paul both predicted victory in their bout in Los Angeles this weekend as they appeared at a news conference on Thursday that ended with the...

PREVIEW-Boxing-YouTubers KSI and Paul trade barbs ahead of rematch

By Rory CarrollLOS ANGELES, Nov 7 (Reuters) - YouTube celebrities Olajide 'KSI' Olatunji and Logan Paul both predicted victory in their bout in Los Angeles this weekend as they appeared at a news conference on Thursday that ended...

Why Devin Haney isn’t mad about fighting in co-main

Years from now, when their status as celebrities has flamed out, boxing historians will try very hard to figure out how it was that Devin Haney, one of the sport’s most talented and personable champions, made his historic...

Naoya Inoue tops Donaire at WBSS, signs with Top Rank

It was a big day for Naoya Inoue, the IBF-WBA bantamweight champion and, just perhaps, the 2019 Fighter of the Year. Inoue defeated Nonito Donaire in a stirring battle in the bantamweight finale of the World Boxing Super...

Inoue defeats Donaire in World Boxing Super Series final

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) -- Naoya Inoue won a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire on Thursday in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final.Inoue, the IBF world bantamweight champion from Japan, sent Donaire to the canvas in the 11th...

KSI vs. Logan Paul 2 a gamble worth taking for DAZN

There is a lot of resentment among a fairly large segment of boxing fans, and media, for that matter, against DAZN and promoter Eddie Hearn for putting a couple of social-media stars making their pro boxing debuts in...

Naoya Inoue knows what to expect vs. Nonito Donaire

It’s probably fair to call Naoya Inoue the most dominant fighter in boxing. The unbeaten IBF-WBA bantamweight champion, who meets Nonito Donaire on Thursday (5 a.m. ET, DAZN) in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament in...

Women’s boxing icon Adams retires due to medical advice

London (AFP) - Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams, regarded as the pathfinder for women's boxing, is to retire because of fears about her sight, the Briton announced on Wednesday.The 37-year-old, who became the first ever women's Olympic boxing...

Boxing-Double Olympic champion Adams retires over sight fears

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Britain's Nicola Adams, the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, has announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 37 due to concerns about her eyesight.In an open letter...

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