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Klitschko to use Joshua sessions as homework for bout

(Reuters) - Former champion Wladimir Klitschko has said sparring with Britain's Anthony Joshua a few years ago has given him an idea of what to expect ahead of their world heavyweight title clash at Wembley Stadium on April...

Manny Pacquiao to fight Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2

Manny Pacquiao will extend his illustrious boxing career with a fight against a little-known former schoolteacher who never expected he'd get a shot at such a legend of the ring.Pacquiao will take on Australian Jeff Horn on July...

Pacquiao to fight Australia's Horn in July (Reuters)

Filipino great Manny Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July after a bout with Amir Khan fell through, local media reported. "We're not able to fight Amir Khan...

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

NEW YORK (AP) -- The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment.The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June....

GGG has options, options, options

NEW YORK (AP) -- Options, options and more options.All the talk if Gennady Golovkin successfully defended his middleweight titles against Danny Jacobs was centered on GGG finally getting in the ring with Canelo Alvarez. Now, there might be...

GGG outlasts Jacobs in close unanimous decision

NEW YORK (AP) -- Exhausted beyond anything he'd felt in the ring, Gennady Golovkin could barely lift his collection of title belts.Danny Jacobs thought they should have been in his possession.Golovkin outlasted Jacobs in a superb 12-round defense...

Golovkin edges Jacobs by decision to defend titles

By Larry FineNEW YORK (Reuters) - Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, the most fearsome knockout artist of this era, was pushed to the limit by Daniel Jacobs before retaining his world middleweight titles by decision at Madison Square Garden on...

Golovkin wins close decision over Danny Jacobs

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the Danny Jacobs-Gennady Golovkin fight early Sunday morning. (all times local):12:54 a.m.Genady Golovkin outlasted Danny Jacobs in an exhausting 12-round defense of his middleweight titles Saturday night.Both fighters are knockout artists,...

Thai Sor Rungvisai stuns Gonzales for super flyweight title

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thailand's Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stunned previously unbeaten Roman ''Chocolatito'' Gonzalez, knocking down the Nicaraguan in the first round, bloodying his face with an unintentional head-butt in the third, then winning a majority decision for...

Conlan walks with McGregor, beats Ibarra in pro debut

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Conlan marched into his pro boxing debut alongside UFC champion Conor McGregor and picked up a third-round TKO of Tim Ibarra in a spirited St. Patrick's Day scene Friday night.Conlan is a former...

Golovkin, Jacobs vie for middleweight belt

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some believe Saturday night's middleweight unification bout will go the distance.Not many, though. The odds of Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs both standing after 12 rounds aren't good.Golovkin has won 33 of his 36...

Long-shot Jacobs not intimidated by Golovkin

By Larry FineNEW YORK (Reuters) - Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has something of a Mike Tyson aura about him, acknowledged Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs, but don't expect the challenger to feel intimidated in their title clash on Saturday.The...

UFC boss White says won’t block Mayweather-McGregor fight

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - UFC President Dana White will not stand in lightweight champion Conor McGregor's way if the Irishman agrees terms to a much-hyped crossover bout with boxer Floyd Mayweather.Mayweather, a former five-division boxing champion who retired...

Middleweight Danny Jacobs outfought cancer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Danny Jacobs has already won a bout with cancer. So facing even as formidable an opponent as middleweight powerhouse Gennady Golovkin isn't frightening.The WBA champion is a decided underdog for this weekend's unification fight...

Mayweather wants McGregor fight in June

(Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather has declared himself "out of retirement" to fight Conor McGregor and demanded the Irish mixed martial arts champion commit to a crossover bout in June."I'm not ducking or dodging anyone," American Mayweather told British...

Claressa Shields wins fight in 4th round of milestone night

DETROIT (AP) -- On a milestone night for female boxers, Claressa Shields gave herself rave reviews.Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable, stopping Szilvia Szabados in the fourth round Friday night in...

Tyson Fury says has moved on from ‘scary place’

LONDON (AP) -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is already preparing for his comeback.The 28-year-old British fighter, stripped of his three world titles last year over drug use and medical issues, called himself a ''fat man'' on...

Shields hoping to create bright future for women’s boxing

DETROIT (AP) -- In only her second fight as a professional, Claressa Shields is set to make history.The two-time Olympic gold medalist will become the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable when she faces...

Boxing Hall of Famer Lou Duva dies at 94, handled 19 champs

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Lou Duva, the Boxing Hall of Famer who handled the careers of 19 champions including heavyweight Evander Holyfield, died Wednesday. He was 94.The colorful Duva died of natural causes at a hospital in Paterson,...

Pacquiao vs. Khan bout shelved as talks break down: Arum

(Reuters) - Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao's proposed fight against Britain's former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has been postponed, according to the Filipino's promoter, Bob Arum.The 38-year-old Pacquiao and Khan, who won a silver medal at the...

Muhammad Ali’s son launching religious freedom campaign

Muhammad Ali's son and ex-wife declared a ''showdown'' over religious freedom against President Donald Trump a month after they were detained by immigration officials in a Florida airport.Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, are headed...

Frank Warren wants to see Fury back in ring as soon as possible

By Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) - Boxing promoter Frank Warren says he would be happy to link up with Tyson Fury again if the troubled former heavyweight world champion manages to put his demons behind him and secures a...

Mayweather says McGregor is all bark and no bite

By Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather sent a message to mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor on Tuesday to stop 'barking' and find some 'bite' after months of talk about a crossover fight between the two.Speaking after...

Boxing authorities cast doubt on Fury’s return

The body that runs British boxing cast doubt on Tyson Fury's announcement that he is close to returning to the ring, saying Tuesday the former world heavyweight champion's license remains suspended and that he has an upcoming anti-doping...

Former world champion Fury says will fight again in May

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has said he will make a comeback against an unnamed opponent in May, even though he is under a provisional suspension from the sport."Breaking news. Return of the...

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