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UFC legend Ken Shamrock banking on bare-knuckle boxing

In November of 1993, Ken Shamrock traveled to Denver, Colorado, to compete in UFC 1. No one knew quite what to expect. There were no judges, weight classes or rounds. The list of rules ran just three deep — no biting,...

Oscar De La Hoya talks Felix Trinidad fight on 20th anniversary

LAS VEGAS — The plane sat quietly on the runway at a private airport in Los Angeles, when its two most famous passengers were desperately needed an hour away at a resort casino. Instead, Don King was eating...

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

Los Angeles (AFP) - Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather.Arum, who promoted Pacquiao during the Filipino icon's golden years, told...

A wiser Peter Quillin out to make another title run

Peter Quillin was shocked when his longtime friend, NFL Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, told him he had to learn to use the n-word.Martin was in a boxing gym working out when Quillin asked him for advice.“We’ve been...

Bloodied but unbowed, Fury ‘ready for war’ against Wilder

London (AFP) - Tyson Fury claims he is "ready for war" with Deontay Wilder after the British heavyweight survived two severe cuts in his weekend win over Otto Wallin.Fury needed 47 stitches following the Las Vegas bout, which...

Fury overcomes wound and Wallin for points victory

(Reuters) - Britain's Tyson Fury overcame an early cut over his right eye to win a majority decision against his gutsy Swedish opponent Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Saturday.Fury was expected to cruise against his underdog challenger,...

Gritty Tyson Fury toughs one out vs. Otto Wallin

LAS VEGAS — There was no post-fight song, at least not at the news conference, from Tyson Fury. One suspects, though, that not long after the lineal heavyweight champion got his eyelid sewed up at University Medical Center,...

Fury overcomes bloody cut over eye to beat Wallin

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury's right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. His scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder suddenly in jeopardy, Fury needed to dig deep in a fight that wasn't...

Tyson Fury survives cut, decisions Otto Wallin

LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury’s title was dripping away, along with a lot of his blood, as he was cut late in the third round by a punch from Otto Wallin that opened a deep gash above his...

Haney easily beats Abdullaev, bout stopped after 4 rounds

NEW YORK (AP) -- Devin Haney has only one opponent on his mind.The 20-year-old dominated from the start Friday night and stopped Zaur Abdullaev after four rounds to win their WBC interim lightweight bout that should catapult Haney...

Canelo to face Kovalev on November 2

Los Angeles (AFP) - Middleweight king Canelo Alvarez is to make a two-division jump in weight classes to take on Russia's WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, it was confirmed on Friday.Alvarez, 29, announced the November 2 date...

Canelo Alvarez set to face Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 2

Canelo Alvarez’s bid to become the 20th boxer and just the fourth of Mexican descent to win a world title in a fourth different weight class will come on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas when he challenges Sergey...

Missed opportunities abound in Tyson Fury’s lineal title defense vs. Otto Wallin

Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin will meet in a heavyweight bout on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS — There hasn’t been a boxer since Muhammad Ali who combined charm, wit, irreverence, back...

Fury not looking past Wallin as Wilder return looms

Los Angeles (AFP) - Tyson Fury insists he is not looking past opponent Otto Wallin on Saturday as a money-spinning rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder looms on the horizon.British heavyweight Fury faces Sweden's Wallin in a...

Otto Wallin knows his role in the Tyson Fury show

LAS VEGAS — Otto Wallin grins easily and shrugs his shoulders. He knows the deal. He was brought to the desert to lose on Saturday in his bout with Tyson Fury for the lineal heavyweight title at T-Mobile Arena.Wallin looks the part....

Tyson Fury plans Mexican-themed entrance vs. Wallin

LAS VEGAS — The world’s biggest heavyweight, a 6-foot-9 giant with uncanny agility and quickness, is about to kick off Phase 2 of his campaign to become the world’s best heavyweight.Tyson Fury, who holds the lineal heavyweight title,...

Fury faces the great unknown against Sweden’s Wallin

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tyson Fury shouldn't have too much trouble in the ring this weekend against an opponent whose biggest claim to fame is that he's arguably the best heavyweight fighter in Sweden.He might have more trouble...

Devin Haney has sights set on Vasiliy Lomachenko

Devin Haney isn’t fond of the word most often used to describe him.Though he’s still more than two months away from his 21st birthday, the unbeaten lightweight from Las Vegas believes he left prospect status in the rearview...

Wallin out to shock Fury, put Sweden back on boxing map

SUNDSVALL, Sweden (AP) -- The pretty Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall has had a couple of quirky brushes with elite heavyweight boxing over the years.In 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stunned the locals by visiting a newly opened...

Joshua says Ruiz Jr is ‘best fighter’ ahead of re-match

London (AFP) - Anthony Joshua believes he will be up against the best fighter on the planet when he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in his December rematch with the heavyweight world champion.Ruiz, who was born in the...

Ruiz having his fun, but vows to be ready for Joshua rematch

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wearing a black sombrero on his head and a big grin on his face, Andy Ruiz Jr. looked like a guy who wants to keep the party going.He was back in New York, where...

Joshua makes ‘drastic’ changes for Ruiz rematch

New York (AFP) - Anthony Joshua says he has been forced to make "drastic changes" to his lifestyle in a bid to win back the heavyweight titles he lost to Andy Ruiz earlier this year.Joshua, the former IBF,...

WBO champ Heather Hardy blasts boxing’s gender pay gap

For five years, Heather Hardy has slept on the couch in her tiny New York apartment. Rents in New York are high and the incomes of women’s boxers, even the best of them, are painfully low.Hardy is raising...

Andy Ruiz Jr. still hungry ahead of Anthony Joshua rematch

Fathers are often the first to introduce their sons to sports, and those fathers frequently have outsized hopes and dreams for their children. They dream that their son will become the next Mike Trout, Tom Brady or LeBron...

Why Dan Goossen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame

The summer of 2014 was a lonely one. The phone didn’t ring nearly as often as it once had. The corny jokes and the bad impersonations ceased.Just a few weeks after he promoted a heavyweight title bout between...

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