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Fury ready for title bout

London (AFP) - Tyson Fury insists he will be motivated by pride rather than prize money when the controversial British fighter faces Deontay Wilder.Fury will travel to Las Vegas in November to meet WBC heavyweight champion Wilder in...

Frampton stops Jackson in 9 rounds

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Belfast's Carl Frampton stopped Luke Jackson in nine rounds to secure another shot at the world featherweight title on Saturday.Having successfully defended the interim WBO title, Frampton will be confirmed as mandatory challenger...

Fury sets up Wilder fight after winning 2nd comeback bout

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Tyson Fury says he has signed the contract. Deontay Wilder said the fight is ''official.''All it needs now is a time and a place.Fury, the former world heavyweight champion, cleared the way for...

Fury beats Pianeta to set up Wilder bout

Belfast (AFP) - Tyson Fury set up a world title fight with American WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder with a points victory over Francesco Pianeta in Belfast on Saturday.On just his second bout since ending a two-and-a-half year...

Atlantic City’s boxing revival is coming to fruition

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Sergey Kovalev crumpled to the canvas, a crowd of 5,000-plus roared and suddenly Atlantic City felt like a fight town again. A casino buzzing with activity, tickets gobbled up, a recognizable world champion in the...

WBC champ Wilder crashes Fury’s weigh-in

WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder caused a scene in Belfast, Ireland on Friday, crashing the weigh-in for Tyson Fury and getting into a shouting match with his father, John Fury.Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) interrupted the weigh-in for the...

AP Interview: Wilder to announce next fight

NEW YORK (AP) -- Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is on a business trip this weekend in Belfast. He'll be ringside as a TV commentator for Saturday's fight between Tyson Fury and Francesco Pianeta.But even Wilder has something riding...

China’s Asiad juggernaut ready to roll in Indonesia

By Amlan ChakrabortyJAKARTA (Reuters) - China will be showing off an embarrassment of sporting riches, Indonesia will seek to prove its organizational capability and, equally importantly, the 18th Asian Games will offer a sneak peak into the future...

Bulgarian ace Pulev terminates contract with promoter Team Sauerland

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, who will meet Briton Hughie Fury in October in a fight to decide the challenger for the International Boxing Federation's (IBF) world heavyweight title, has terminated his contract with German promoter Team...

French heavyweight Yoka sees doping ban upheld

Paris (AFP) - French heavyweight boxer Tony Yoka's appeal against a one-year ban for doping violations was rejected on Tuesday, denting his hopes of winning a world title.The 26-year-old followed in the footsteps of British star Anthony Joshua...

Fury taunts Wilder as British fighter targets super-bout

London (AFP) - Tyson Fury has taunted Deontay Wilder as the controversial British fighter sets his sights on a clash with his heavyweight rival.Fury's comeback continues with a showdown against Francesco Pianeta in Belfast on Saturday.But Wilder, who...

Bulgarian Pulev to fight Hughie Fury in Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, known as The Cobra, will make his much-anticipated comeback after an absence of a year and a half in a fight against Briton Hughie Fury in Sofia on Oct. 27.The fight to...

Sergey Kovalev should be feared no more after latest loss

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – He was back, but he wasn’t, because in the two fights since a career-defining series against Andre Ward, no one was quite sure what to make of Sergey Kovalev. He flattened Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, but...

Alvarez stuns Kovalev in seventh to seize WBO light heavyweight title

New York (AFP) - Unbeaten Eleider Alvarez stunned Sergey Kovalev on Saturday, knocking the Russian champion down three times in the seventh round to capture the World Boxing Organization light heavyweight title.Alvarez hit Kovalev with a powerful combination...

Alvarez KO’s Kovalev to win 175-pound title in AC

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Eleider Alvarez rocked Sergey Kovalev with a right that dropped the Russian on his rear.He never let up in his first shot at the title.After three years of waiting for a light heavyweight...

Russian champs Kovalev, Bivol aim to move closer to light heavyweight showdown

New York (AFP) - Dmitry Bivol and Sergey Kovalev share the same card at Atlantic City on Saturday, defending their light heavyweight world titles with a unification showdown between the Russians possibly looming.Bivol, 27, puts his World Boxing...

Shane Mosley to be inducted into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

When Shane Mosley heard that IBF-WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia challenged IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr., he smiled.To Mosley, taking risks and seeking out fights that the world believes you can’t win are what make a boxer...

After Pacquiao loss, ex-WBA champ Matthysse calls time on career

Buenos Aires (AFP) - Just two weeks after a punishing knockout loss to Filipino great Manny Pacquiao, Argentine former WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse announced his retirement on Thursday."Today I decided to hang up the gloves, another stage...

Matthysse hangs up gloves after loss to Pacquiao

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse announced his retirement from the ring on Thursday, almost three weeks after losing his WBA welterweight title to Filipino great Manny Pacquiao."Today I decided to hang up my gloves," the...

Boxer Peter Quillin opens up about suicidal thoughts after losing middleweight title

It’s difficult for a layperson to look at a boxer, a physically dominant athlete who is one of the most fearsome fighting machines in the world, and see vulnerability.In almost every case, the vulnerabilities are bubbling just beneath...

ESPN, Top Rank Boxing agree to 7-year contract

Top Rank Boxing will air on ESPN for at least seven more years.The network and the promoter announced Thursday that they had agreed to a contract that will run through August 2025. Terms of the deal were not...

Top Rank, ESPN formally extend deal until 2025, with 54 live events per year

Top Rank formally announced the extension of its television deal with ESPN on Wednesday, extending it through 2025, as first reported by Yahoo Sports.New details were announced about the partnership, including that 54 Top Rank boxing events a...

Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt fighting to get the belt back

Many times when promoters put on a fight and bill it as one between opponents who hate each other, it’s just made up drama to help increase interest in the bout.That is most definitely not the case when...

Mikey Garcia has good reason to pursue Errol Spence Jr.

Anyone who wonders why Mikey Garcia is eager to move to welterweight to challenge Errol Spence Jr. hasn’t been paying attention for the last five years.Just in that period of time, there are an incalculable number of potentially...

Garcia overpowers Easter to unify lightweight titles

Los Angeles (AFP) - American boxer Mikey Garcia unified the WBC and IBF lightweight titles late Saturday by overpowering Robert Easter in a 12-round battle of undefeated champions.The 30-year-old Garcia retained his WBC title and grabbed Easter's IBF...

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