Boxing

November 17, 2018 - 12:59 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Maurice Hooker knows how to perform when the crowd is against him. Just ask Alex Saucedo. Hooker spoiled Saucedo's homecoming by knocking him out in the seventh round Friday night, successfully defending his WBO junior welterweight title. In front of a crowd of 4,102 at...
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Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan, Serik Konakbayev, will fight to save his sport, running against Interim President Rakhimov, as candidates in the upcoming presidential vote Saturday Nov. 3, at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 03, 2018 - 1:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA,...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. salutes fans after performing on the vault during qualifying sessions for the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles, as he reigning Olympic champion easily posted the top all-around score of 60.965 during the early portions of qualifying at the 2018 world championships on Saturday, easily clearing the field and leaving little doubt that she remains atop the sport. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 27, 2018 - 3:00 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles spent a portion of the night before her return to world championships in the emergency room. The sensation she chalked up to the usual pre-meet stress evolved into searing agony that at times left her crawling on the floor. When a CT scan revealed a kidney stone —...
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Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. He will meet Rocky Fielding in a 12-round, super middleweight bout Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 17, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Canelo Alvarez is boxing's new $365 million man. Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history, guaranteeing the Mexican middleweight champion at least that much money to have his fights shown on the sports-...
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Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder face off, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, during a news conference in New York ahead of their heavyweight world championship boxing match in Los Angeles on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 03, 2018 - 7:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again. The unbeaten stars' news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday got physical when Wilder and Fury exchanged shoves after...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2014, file photo, Victor Ortiz faces Luis Collazo, not seen, in a welterweight boxing bout in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Former welterweight champion Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2018. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-long investigation, and Ortiz surrendered after a warrant was issued for his arrest. (AP Photo/Julia Weeks, File)
September 25, 2018 - 11:45 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-...
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September 25, 2018 - 1:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields will face unbeaten Christina Hammer of Germany in a middleweight unification bout Nov. 17 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Shields (6-0) holds the IBF and WBA titles at 160 pounds, and Hammer (23-0) has the WBC and WBO belts. Hammer has...
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British boxer Anthony Joshua, rear, fights Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin in their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles fight at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 22, 2018 - 5:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the second round, sent the Russian to the canvas with a big right midway through the seventh...
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Canelo Alvarez celebrates after defeating Gennady Golovkin by majority decision in a middleweight title boxing match, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 15, 2018 - 11:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought 24 rounds in the space of a year, with little to pick between them. When the scorecards were totaled Saturday night, though, there was a new middleweight champion of the world — but not by much. Alvarez won the 160-pound titles held by...
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Tyson Fury, right, in action against Francesco Pianeta during their Heavyweight fight at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday Aug. 18, 2018. fury went on to win the bout. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
August 18, 2018 - 4:31 pm
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury won the second fight of his comeback Saturday, clearing the path to a potential bout with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder later in 2018. Wilder was ringside at Windsor Park in Belfast to see Fury taken the full 10 rounds...
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