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Inoue knocks out McDonnell to take WBA title

TOKYO (AP) -- Naoya Inoue of Japan defeated Britain's Jamie McDonnell with a first-round knockout on Friday to capture the WBA bantamweight title.Inoue sent the champion to the canvas with a left hook in the second minute. The...

Jack Johnson’s biggest crime was being black

Jack Johnson's biggest crime was being an unrepentant black man who beat up white men for a living.High-flying and flamboyant, he refused to live by the unwritten rules of American society in the early 1900s. That made him...

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction.''I am taking this...

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.''I am taking this...

Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago due to his relationship with a white woman."I believe Jack...

Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson, first black heavyweight champ

Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was sent to prison a century ago in a racially charged case.Trump said Johnson, the...

President Trump, hardly a champion for minorities, pardons Jack Johnson

There is a particular irony in the fact that it took President Donald Trump, hardly a champion of rights for African-Americans and other racial minorities, to be the one who pardoned former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson.An African-American who...

Molina hit with two-year ban after failed drugs test

London (AFP) - American heavyweight Eric Molina has been hit with a two-year ban for failing a drugs test following his defeat against Britain's Anthony Joshua.Molina tested positive for dexamethasone, which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency...

Teofimo Lopez predicts world title by early 2019

The lightweight talks about his outstanding performances in his last few bouts, and the story behind boxing for Honduras in the Olympics. Source link

Stevenson retains title with majority draw against Jack

TORONTO (AP) -- Adonis Stevenson retained his WBC light-heavyweight title Saturday night after a majority draw with Badou Jack.Two judges scored it 114-114 and the third gave Jack a 115-113 edge.It was a grueling, riveting fight, with both...

Adonis Stevenson retains title against Badou Jack

Badou Jack’s plan to start slowly and wear down WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson in their title bout Saturday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto clearly worked. By the seventh round, the champion was obviously winded...

Stevenson draws with Jack to keep light-heavyweight crown

Montreal (AFP) - Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title on Saturday after fighting Sweden's Badou Jack to a majority draw in which no judge scored him a winner.Stevenson, a 40-year-old southpaw, kept the...

Russell retains WBC belt with unanimous decision over Diaz

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Gary Russell Jr. and Joseph Diaz didn't dare raise their arms in victory after their 12-round title bout.It was only when the words ''unanimous decision'' came over the MGM National Harbor PA that...

Warrington relieves Selby of IBF featherweight belt

LEEDS, England (AP) -- Josh Warrington ended Lee Selby's near three-year reign as IBF featherweight champion by split decision after a 12-round thriller on Saturday.Warrington was a clear underdog with the bookmakers but backed by an estimated 25,000-strong...

Manny Pacquiao calls report ‘fake news,’ says bout with Lucas Matthysse is full steam...

Manny Pacquiao and adviser Michael Koncz vehemently denied Saturday a report on BoxingScene that the July 14 (July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) bout for the WBA welterweight title between Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse is in jeopardy.The bout...

Orderly cue! Fury reveals O’Sullivan link-up

London (AFP) - Controversial British boxer Tyson Fury claims he has arranged for former world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan to join his support team ahead of his comeback fight next month.Fury will get back in heavyweight action at...

Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be ‘basis’ for retirement call

Manila (AFP) - Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says the outcome of his July bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse will likely determine whether he will hang up his gloves after a storied career.After a one-year hiatus from the...

Badou Jack is all about taking risks

Badou Jack is “The Money Team” member you don’t often see at the fancy parties, or on the private jet, or getting some sun in one of the many exotic places Floyd Mayweather travels these days.He’s the epitome...

Adonis Stevenson’s championship reign is finally at risk

Adonis Stevenson refers to himself as “the king” and insists he’s the best fighter in the light heavyweight division, where he holds the WBC belt.Stevenson, though, is a curious case, more representative of the failings of modern boxing...

De La Hoya ‘75%’ sure of Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch

Miami (AFP) - Oscar De La Hoya says Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's highly anticipated rematch with Gennady Golovkin is close to being finalized and will be driven by increasing animosity between the two fighters.Alvarez, who pulled out of his...

Canelo Alvarez announces he has signed to do year-round anti-doping testing with VADA

Having been forced to withdraw from a fight that could have paid him in excess of $50 million and pulled from the WBC rankings for not entering its “Clean Boxer” program, Canelo Alvarez on Tuesday announced on Twitter...

Lomachenko’s pro career is off to a historic pace

NEW YORK – Vasiliy Lomachenko gave a glimpse on Saturday of what he may become. Oh, just 12 fights, 11 wins and three world championships into his pro career, he’s already verging on superstardom and may well be...

Vargas battles through cuts to retain WBC title

New York (AFP) - Mexico's Rey Vargas retained his World Boxing Council title with a unanimous decision over Azat Hovhannisyan in a bloody showdown between a pair of super bantamweight fighters on Saturday night.Vargas made his third straight...

Lomachenko stops Linares for historic third world title

New York (AFP) - Vasyl Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round on Saturday to claim the World Boxing Association lightweight world title and a slice of boxing history at Madison Square Garden.Ukraine's Lomachenko survived a sixth-round...

Lomachenko crowned lightweight champ after knocking out Linares

NEW YORK – Jorge Linares did just about everything right in attempting to defend his WBA lightweight title against Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.He fired off crisp combinations. He dropped Lomachenko with a straight right...

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