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Ken Norton breaks Muhammad Ali’s jaw

Such was Muhammad Ali’s position in our culture on March 31, 1973 that when Ken Norton broke Ali’s jaw in the first round in San Diego and went on to capture a split decision, the New York Times...

Joshua’s Pulev fight not yet off but Hearn speculates on Fury bout

(Reuters) - Promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defense against IBF mandatory challenger Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in June has not been postponed yet due to coronavirus, despite the opponent suggesting it would be moved.Hearn, who...

REFILE-Boxing-Joshua’s Pulev fight not yet off but Hearn speculates on Fury bout

(removes reference to Saturday in para 6)March 20 (Reuters) - Promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence againt IBF mandatory challenger Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in June has not been postponed yet due to coronavirus, despite...

Boxing-Joshua-Pulev heavyweight title fight postponed due to coronavirus

SOFIA, March 19 (Reuters) - Briton Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev will be postponed by several months due to the coronavirus outbreak, the IBF's mandatory challenger said on Thursday.The 38-year-old former European amateur...

Ex-champion and trainer Roger Mayweather dies

Los Angeles (AFP) - Roger Mayweather, a two-time world champion turned trainer and uncle of unbeaten boxing great Floyd Mayweather, has died at the age of 58."My uncle was one of the most important people in my life...

Roger Mayweather, boxer and trainer, dies at 58

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Roger Mayweather, a former world champion who also trained his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr., has died at the age of 58.Floyd Mayweather announced the death in a statement on Tuesday. Roger Mayweather had been...

Boxing-Roger Mayweather, mentor to nephew Floyd, dead at 58

March 17 (Reuters) - Roger Mayweather, trainer to nephew and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, has died at 58, U.S. media reported on Tuesday.Before becoming a legendary cornerman, the Grand Rapids, Michigan native was a champion in his own...

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s uncle Roger Mayweather dies at 58

Former world champion and well-known boxing trainer Roger Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr., has died at the age of 58 after years of failing health and complications from diabetes. TMZ Sports was first to report the...

Canelo and Golovkin agree to third fight: report

(Reuters) - Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin have agreed terms for a third fight, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12 at AT&T Stadium near Dallas, the Athletic reported on Tuesday.Four-division champion Alvarez was scheduled to face...

Boxing-Canelo and Golovkin agree to third fight

March 17 (Reuters) - Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin have agreed terms for a third fight, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12 at AT&T Stadium near Dallas, the Athletic reported on Tuesday.Four-division champion Alvarez was scheduled...

Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin agree to third fight

Gennady Golovkin is going to get a shot at redemption. Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez have reportedly agreed to a third fight, according to Lance Pugmire of The Athletic. The hope is that the fight will take place in...

Joshua title defence could be delayed by virus chaos: promoter

London (AFP) - Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev could be delayed until July due to the chaos caused by the coronavirus, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday.Joshua is due to fight Pulev at the...

Joshua’s heavyweight title defence could slip to July, says Hearn

LONDON (Reuters) - Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium on June 20 could be postponed to July due to the coronavirus outbreak, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday.The bout would...

Boxing-Joshua’s heavyweight title defence could slip to July, says Hearn

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) - Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium on June 20 could be postponed to July due to the coronavirus outbreak, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday.The...

Olympic boxing qualifier suspended over virus fears

London (AFP) - European Olympic boxing qualifiers in London were suspended on Monday over coronavirus fears despite an earlier decision to hold the event behind closed doors.The Boxing Road to Tokyo event, which started on Saturday and was...

Olympics-European boxing qualifier rumbles on without a crowd

By Alan BaldwinLONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - The advertising hashtag on the ring apron declared #LondonisOpen but European boxers chasing Olympic slots at a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event went about their business behind closed doors on Monday.Organisers took...

Patterson and Alexander team up on Ali book

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authors James Patterson and Kwame Alexander are teaming up on a book for young people about Muhammad Ali.“Becoming Muhammad Ali” is being called a “biographical novel” by the rival imprints JIMMY Paterson Books and...

Anti-doping body ready to look into allegations about Fury

Britain’s anti-doping body is expected to look into allegations in a newspaper report in which a farmer said he was offered money to provide an alibi in support of Tyson Fury for a case involving the world heavyweight...

London boxing qualifiers closed to spectators due to virus

By Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) - A European qualifying event for this year's Tokyo Olympic boxing tournament will be closed to spectators from Monday due to the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) boxing task force which...

Fury won’t lose world title over doping allegation says WBC chief

London (AFP) - Tyson Fury's reign as world heavyweight champion will not be ended by new claims over an alleged drug-testing scam, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.It was alleged in a Mail on Sunday report a farmer...

NSAC suspends combat sports until March 25

UFC president Dana White’s plans to keep hosting UFC events may become harder in the immediate future.The Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting Saturday and suspended all fight permits until March 25. The Athletic’s...

Dubois wins Tokyo 2020 qualifier to launch senior career

By Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) - British lightweight Caroline Dubois, who made her start in boxing pretending to be a boy called Colin, won the first fight of her senior career in a Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier on Saturday.The...

Boxing-Dubois wins Tokyo 2020 qualifier to launch senior career

By Alan BaldwinLONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - British lightweight Caroline Dubois, who made her start in boxing pretending to be a boy called Colin, won the first fight of her senior career in a Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier...

Adrien Broner reportedly arrested for DUI

Boxer Adrien Broner has reportedly been arrested for a DUI in Miami Beach, according to TMZ.Broner, 30, was reportedly pulled over by police around 8:45 p.m. Police suspected Broner was under the influence, according to TMZ, and arrested...

Trump blamed as 2 boxing cards canceled

Top Rank called off two future boxing cards on Thursday night amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and cited a lack of access to tests for the virus, according to ESPN. Shakur Stevenson, the featherweight titleholder, was going...

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