Boxing

April 20, 2019 - 11:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Amir Khan wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round. Crawford threw a left hand that hit Khan on his right hip and Khan retreated toward his corner in pain...
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April 13, 2019 - 12:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO lightweight belts on Friday night with a violent fourth-round stoppage of Britain's Anthony Crolla. Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) brutalized the mandatory challenger for his WBA belt throughout their fight, nearly ending it late in the third...
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In this Friday, April 5, 2019 photo, Galveston firefighters douse the second floor and attic of a house on Avenue K at 29th Street in Galveston, Texas. The house, unoccupied and under renovation, was once the home of boxing legend Jack Johnson. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 6:03 pm
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire. The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wisko told The Galveston County Daily News that the building was in the process of...
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March 17, 2019 - 12:20 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. successfully defended his IBF world welterweight title for the third time, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia on Saturday night. Garcia moved up two weight classes to take on Spence and took a pounding though he never went...
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FILE - In this June 9, 1985 file photo, defending champion Eusebio Pedroza from Panama, left, throws a punch at Northern Ireland's Barry McGuigan, during their World Featherweight Championship fight at Queen's Park Rangers Football Ground, London. The Panamanian ex-featherweight champ died on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was 62. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)
March 01, 2019 - 3:20 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former world champion Panamanian boxer Eusebio Pedroza, who defended the featherweight title more times than any other, has died at age 62. The World Boxing Association said Friday that Pedroza had been hospitalized recently while battling pancreatic cancer. Pedroza, nicknamed...
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February 13, 2019 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on...
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Sergey Kovalev, left, hits Eleider Alvarez during a WBO light heavyweight title boxing match, early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
February 03, 2019 - 1:38 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Sergey Kovalev took back the WBO light heavyweight championship from Eleider Alvarez early Sunday, winning the rematch in a unanimous decision six months after losing his belt. The Russian controlled the pace throughout the fight, pushing through a couple of moments of fatigue...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Manny Pacquiao, right, fights Adrien Broner in a welterweight championship bout in Las Vegas. A spokesman for Pacquiao says the famed fighter's Los Angeles home was robbed at about the time he was in the ring with rival Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Spokesman Mike Quinn confirmed the burglary to NBC News. Los Angeles police said a burglary was reported about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. in the Larchmont neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Locher, File
January 21, 2019 - 5:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for boxer Manny Pacquiao says the famed fighter's Los Angeles home was robbed at about the time he was in the ring with rival Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Spokesman Mike Quinn confirmed the burglary to NBC News. Los Angeles Police Department public information officer...
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Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right to Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 20, 2019 - 12:59 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he's still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao's dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answered another night. With...
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January 17, 2019 - 3:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs. Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA titles against IBF champion Jacobs in a matchup of two of the sport's top performers. No venue has been announced for the bout on the eve of...
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