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Wilder ready to ‘fight anyone’ after Breazeale KO

New York (AFP) - Deontay Wilder is ready to "fight anyone" after his brutal World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence but a showdown with Anthony Joshua is unlikely to happen this year.Wilder demolished Dominic Breazeale with a devastating...

Everything about Deontay Wilder screams superstar

Deontay Wilder is the right man in the right place at the right time.The WBC heavyweight champion is everything that is right about boxing. If every fighter fought with the same ferocity, promoted with the same intensity and...

Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with brutal first round KO

New York (AFP) - Undefeated Deontay Wilder brutally knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round of their grudge match Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight world title.Wilder, who has one of the most destructive...

Wilder KOs Breazeale in 1st round to defend heavyweight belt

NEW YORK (AP) -- Deontay Wilder believes they are coming, the mega matchup with Anthony Joshua and the rematch with Tyson Fury.Until then, he moved onto some business with Dominic Breazeale.He took care of it quickly and emphatically.Wilder...

Taylor beats Baranchyk on points for super lightweight belt

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Josh Taylor relieved Ivan Baranchyk of the IBF super lightweight boxing title after winning their thrilling fight by unanimous decision on Saturday.Taylor remained unbeaten at 15-0, and is expected next to meet WBA champion...

Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

GENEVA (AP) -- The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president.For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing...

Breazeale heavier for Wilder showdown

New York (AFP) - Heavyweight challenger Dominic Breazeale will carry a sizeable weight advantage into his grudge match with WBC champion Deontay Wilder at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday.Breazeale tipped the scales at 255 1/4 pounds (115.77 kilos)...

No Fury or Joshua, but Wilder promises to punish Breazeale

NEW YORK (AP) -- Whatever disappointment Deontay Wilder may have had in not next fighting Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury is gone.Now the heavyweight champion can't wait to get in the ring with Dominic Breazeale.''It's going to be...

Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale preview/prediction

Deontay Wilder can choose to fight Dominic Breazeale on Saturday at the Barclays Center in one of two ways.He could choose to fight cautiously, to pop his jab and look for Breazeale to make a mistake. Or, the WBC heavyweight champion...

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign.Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International...

Dominic Breazeale blames Deontay Wilder for hotel skirmish

The late Michael King was a television producer who had ownership stakes in the Yankees, the New Jersey Devils and the-then New Jersey Nets. King, a billionaire businessman who died in 2015, had a great passion for boxing.In...

Wilder on opponent: 'If he dies, he dies'

Deontay Wilder has some serious history with his upcoming challenger Dominic Breazeale, so he channeled Ivan Drago when speaking of him. Source link

Bulgarian boxer suspended in California for kissing broadcaster

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Bulgarian boxer who grabbed a female broadcaster's face and kissed her on the lips during a post-fight interview was suspended until July by the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday following tearful testimony...

Deontay Wilder opens up on Fury match, racism in the U.S.

Deontay Wilder is on a roll, and there is no stopping him now. There are questions galore, but he’s talking in that stream of consciousness way that only he can and it would be fruitless to interrupt him.At times,...

Wilder hopes to ‘demolish’ Breazeale in title fight

Deontay Wilder is on a mission - and not afraid to talk about it - as he prepares to defend his piece of the heavyweight title Saturday against Dominic Breazeale in New York.Wilder tells PodcastOne Sports now co-hosts...

Heavyweights step up, just not against each other

Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So will his countryman, Anthony Joshua, who will venture...

Manny Pacquiao wants to entertain fans vs. Keith Thurman

There is no way a 40-year-old legend looking to squeeze in an extra paycheck or two would ever willingly choose to fight someone like Keith Thurman. Heck, boxing is in the state it’s in in large part because...

Berchelt wins rematch over Vargas to retain WBC title

Los Angeles (AFP) - Mexico's Miguel Berchelt retained his World Boxing Council super featherweight world title on Saturday, overpowering Francisco Vargas with a sixth round stoppage, in a rematch of their 2017 fight.Berchelt won by technical knockout when...

Williams takes Hurd’s 154-pound belts by unanimous decision

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Jarrett Hurd was welcomed into the ring by the Washington Redskins marching band. He left in a manner familiar to his favorite football team recently, losing to an opponent from Philadelphia.Challenger Julian Williams unanimously...

Julian Williams outpoints Jarrett Hurd for unified 154 title

Julian Williams fought such a perfect fight Saturday against Jarrett Hurd in their bout in Fairfax, Virginia, for the IBF and WBA super welterweight titles that he found it difficult to find the proper words to describe his...

Pacquiao to fight Thurman in WBA welterweight showdown

Los Angeles (AFP) - Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman will fight for World Boxing Association welterweight supremacy on July 20, promoters confirmed Saturday.An announcement on the Fox television broadcast of the Premier Boxing Champions card...

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman set for July 20

Manny Pacquiao’s decision to sign with the Premier Boxing Champions last year will pay its biggest dividend to date when he meets Keith Thurman on July 20 in a welterweight title unification bout that will headline a Fox...

Popular boxing broadcaster Lederman dies at 79

Los Angeles (AFP) - Respected boxing judge turned broadcaster Harold Lederman, best known as the unofficial scorekeeper for HBO Boxing, has died at 79 after battling cancer, veteran promoter Lou DiBella said Saturday.Lederman began his career as a...

Harold Lederman dies from complications of cancer at age 79

Harold Lederman, a longtime boxing judge who served more than 30 years as the unofficial scorer on HBO Sports broadcasts, died Saturday at 79 following a lengthy battle with cancer.Lederman, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall...

Hurd must handle Williams to leave desired 154-pound legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- If Jarrett Hurd wants to leave his desired legacy as a 154-pound champion, he can't overlook challenger Julian Williams.There simply isn't time.The holder of the IBF and WBA super welterweight titles badly wants to...

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