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Garcia earns 12-round decision, overcomes bite by Redkach

NEW YORK (AP) -- Danny Garcia needed to learn about himself. Nine months between fights can create some questions.After 12 rounds Saturday night, he proved to everyone he's the same as he ever was.Garcia overcame a bite on...

Olympics-Jordan to hold boxing qualifiers after move from Wuhan: IOC

TOKYO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in China's Wuhan was cancelled due to fears over the new flu-like...

Ramirez-Postol bout in China postponed over coronavirus

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China has forced postponement of the super lightweight unification bout between unbeaten WBC-WBO champion Jose Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs) and challenger Viktor Postol (31-2, 12 KOs), that had been scheduled for Feb. 2...

Why Jarrett Hurd finally moved out of his parents’ home

Jarrett Hurd won 23 consecutive fights, 16 of them by knockout. He won a world title and quickly unified the belts.He was among the biggest stars in boxing, and he had a back story that people loved. Even...

Troubled boxing body AIBA looks to change its name

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Amateur boxing's troubled governing body AIBA is considering a name change after it was cut out of organizing the Olympic tournaments this year.AIBA's interim president Mohamed Moustahsane said in a statement Tuesday that rebranding...

Floyd Mayweather hints at rematch with Conor McGregor after UFC 246

Conor McGregor picked up his first since win since 2016 on Saturday night, taking out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds at UFC 246 in Las Vegas.Now, it appears that Floyd Mayweather wants to step back into...

Rosario stops Williams to win super welterweight titles

Washington (AFP) - Dominican challenger Jeison Rosario won the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation super welterweight titles Saturday, stopping hometown hero Julian Williams in the fifth round.Rosario landed a staggering right hand and followed with a...

Deontay Wilder has single-handedly revived the heavyweight division

Five years into his reign as WBC heavyweight champion, questions still remain about Deontay Wilder.On Jan. 17, 2015, Wilder defeated Bermane Stiverne in Las Vegas to win the WBC belt. That win came when there were legitimate questions...

Julian Williams ready to put on a show in first title defense

Fighters show their championship pedigrees in different ways. For Julian Williams, it came when the emotions were coursing through his body, when the crowd was roaring, when the television announcers were shrieking, when everyone was thinking, “Go finish...

Williams to defend super-welterweight crowns against Rosario

Washington (AFP) - Hometown hero Julian Williams will defend his World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation super-welterweight titles Saturday against Dominican challenger Jeison Rosario in a showdown at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Williams, 27-1-1 with 16 knockouts, will defend for...

Garcia eyes Pacquiao, Spence in bid to regain crown

New York (AFP) - Former world welterweight champion Danny Garcia is looking at Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence in a bid to reclaim the throne, provided he gets past Ukrainian Ivan Redkach next week.If Garcia defeats Redkach on...

Tyson Fury plans to buck conventional wisdom, knock Deontay Wilder out early

There were a few faint chuckles in the audience on Monday when Tyson Fury said he planned to knock Deontay Wilder out when they meet for the heavyweight title on Feb. 22 at the MGM Grand Garden in...

Fury chasing knockout in Wilder rematch

Las Vegas (AFP) - Tyson Fury vowed Monday to chase a knockout in next month's eagerly anticipated rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, insisting he believes he has no chance of earning a victory on points in...

Fury predicts early KO of Wilder in heavyweight rematch

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tyson Fury leaned into the microphone and issued an audacious prediction to Deontay Wilder regarding their heavyweight rematch.''You're going to sleep in two rounds,'' the English champion said Monday.Wilder replied by picking up his...

Wilder, Fury vow to settle rematch with a knockout

By Rory Carroll and Philip O'ConnorLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have both promised knockouts to avoid going to the judges' scorecards when they meet again on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas with Wilder's...

Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields adds 154-pound belt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd.''What's my name!?''''What's my name!?''''What's my name!?''She's been called T-Rex, an Olympian, the GWOAT and...

Claressa Shields rolls to one-sided victory, becomes fastest boxer to win titles in three...

There can, and should be a healthy debate about Claressa Shields’ oft-repeated boast in which he refers to herself as the GWOAT, the acronym for the greatest woman of all-time (in boxing).The only American to win back-to-back gold...

17-year-old boxing prodigy has what it takes to be the next Canelo or Floyd

After signing a slew of the world’s best fighters in the last year, including lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, unified bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue and unified super lightweight king Josh Taylor, Top Rank may have the most talented...

Gold medalist Shields goes for title in 3rd weight class

Claressa Shields will try for a third time to win a world title in three divisions.The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. The second attempt, wacky even for the world...

Top Rank lands another big fish, brings unified champion Josh Taylor to ESPN

Top Rank now has both of the winners from the most recent World Boxing Super Series under contract after inking super lightweight Josh Taylor to a promotional deal, bringing the unbeaten southpaw to the ESPN platform in the...

Feud between Claressa Shields and Ivana Habazin escalates as trainer jumps in with both...

A reporter was reeling off Claressa Shields’ long list of boxing achievements to Steve Upsher Chambers, the former welterweight who is now serving as Ivana Habazin’s trainer.Habazin will fight Shields for the vacant WBC and WBO super welterweight...

Top Rank, PBC should prioritize Crawford vs. Spence

Errol Spence Jr.’s auto accident should have served as a wakeup call.To Spence, for sure, but also to Al Haymon, the creator of the Premier Boxing Champions; to Todd duBoef, the president of Top Rank; and to the executives at...

Former heavyweight champ Spinks battling prostate cancer, says wife

(Reuters) - Former heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks, who was hospitalized last month in a serious condition, is suffering from prostate cancer, his wife Brenda said on Thursday.Spinks, 66, an Olympic Gold medalist in 1976 best known for...

Wilder-Fury 2 biggest fight since Tyson-Holyfield 2

The first bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier on March 8, 1971, was not only the biggest, most significant, top boxing match of the 20th century to that point, it was arguably also the biggest sporting event.The...

Naoya Inoue-Nonito Donaire wins Fight of the Year

It was late January and Xu Can and Jesus Rojas fought for a featherweight title that didn’t receive a lot of attention. It turned out it deserved plenty, because it was an unbelievable match with almost nonstop punching and back-and-forth...

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