The IOC executive board recommended on Wednesday that boxing should keep its place at the Tokyo Games but recognition of AIBA, the governing body of the sport’s amateur version, should be suspended. The IOC have instead set up a task force, led by IOC member and International Gymnastics Federation head
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 23, 2019, 12:36 pm
The Olympic official hastily put in charge of organising the Tokyo 2020 boxing competition admitted Thursday he was "totally unprepared" for his appointment, but vowed he would put athletes' interests first. The IOC tapped Morinari Watanabe from the Japanese Olympic Committee to run a
Author: AFP
Posted: May 23, 2019, 10:56 am
Former boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi broke down one key element that sets boxing apart from MMA.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 22, 2019, 11:02 pm
Keith Thurman vowed to retire Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday as the two fighters traded verbal jabs ahead of the World Boxing Association battle for welterweight supremacy. The undefeated Thurman, 30, takes on Pacquiao in Las Vegas on July 20 in a contest that pits the WBA'
Author: AFP
Posted: May 22, 2019, 10:40 pm
The International Olympic Committee recommended Wednesday that amateur boxing's governing body be stripped of its right to organise the event at Tokyo 2020, but said the sport should still feature at the Games. The guidance from the IOC's executive board -- almost certain to be rubber-stamped
Author: AFP
Posted: May 22, 2019, 9:42 pm
The IOC said in a statement that it would instead set up a task force to organize the boxing competitions, including the qualification events to be held between January and May. The recommendations came as the IOC published a 30-page report following an inquiry into the finances and governance of AIBA
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 22, 2019, 7:15 pm
Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday proposed suspending AIBA
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2019, 6:30 pm
Boxing should keep its place at next year's Olympic Games but recognition of AIBA, the governing body of the sport's amateur version, should be suspended, the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) executive board recommended on Wednesday. The decision followed an IOC inquiry into the finances
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 22, 2019, 4:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao will get back into the ring on July 20 to face unbeaten welterweight champion Keith Thurman in what could be a highlight fight of the summer.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 20, 2019, 7:18 pm
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 first round knockout on Saturday, flooring his challenger with
Author: AFP
Posted: May 19, 2019, 6:21 pm
Heavyweight Deontay Wilder put his name alongside that of Mike Tyson on Saturday night by doing something very reminiscent of Iron Mike's glory days. In a mandatory title defense preceded by plenty of bad blood and talk of extreme violence, Wilder made quick work of challenger Dominic Breazeale,
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 19, 2019, 5:36 am
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 right hands in heavyweight history, floored the challenger with a one-punch
Author: AFP
Posted: May 19, 2019, 4:18 am
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. Wilder got back into the win column Saturday night, knocking out Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 19, 2019, 4:16 am
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 right hands in heavyweight history, floored the challenger with a one-punch
Author: AFP
Posted: May 19, 2019, 3:55 am
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 Regis Prograis, who is also unbeaten in 24 fights with 20 knockouts. Baranchyk
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 10:56 pm
For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit down with the three-member investigation panel. It will wrap a six-month probe of AIBA's reformed leadership, finances, judging and refereeing of bouts, and report on Wednesday to the IOC. The International
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 4:47 pm
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) on Friday as he prepares to take on unbeaten champion Wilder
Author: AFP
Posted: May 17, 2019, 8:33 pm
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. Coming off the first fight of his career that didn't end in victory, Wilder wants to power his way
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:59 pm
UFC Fight Night in Minneapolis next month will have to be adjusted after former champion Tyron Woodley was forced to withdraw from a welterweight fight against Robbie Lawler, ESPN reported. The June 29 fight was a rematch of a 2016 welterweight title bout, which Woodley won by knockout in the first
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:03 pm
Deontay Wilder can choose to fight Dominic Breazeale on Saturday at the Barclays Center in one of two ways.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 17, 2019, 1:00 pm
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 Boxing Association's executive committee meets on Saturday, four days before the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 1:11 pm
Breazeale will challenge WBC champion Deontay Wilder on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a battle of heavyweights who have both punching power and an intense dislike for the other.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 16, 2019, 3:46 am
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 by the interviewer. Kubrat Pulev, a heavyweight contender known as "
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 15, 2019, 1:31 am
Harold Lederman, who judged fights for more than a half century and was a mainstay of HBO's boxing telecasts, has died at the age of 79. Lederman, a pharmacist by trade, became widely known as the unofficial scorer for HBO on some of the biggest fights of the times. Before joining HBO, Lederman
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 12:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A boxer who kissed a reporter without her consent during a post-fight interview must complete a sexual harassment course and pay a $2,500 fine before officials will consider lifting his suspension.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 12:15 am
As crazy as it sounds, the WBC heavyweight champion still thinks he can save this sport and somehow make a difference in this society.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 14, 2019, 11:10 pm
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 Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg that he is eager to teach Breazeale a lesson for speaking
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 14, 2019, 10:08 pm
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. Just how long the fire is expected to smolder, though, may be of most concern to boxing fans.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 14, 2019, 7:59 pm
The men, each of whom holds a version of the WBA welterweight title, will meet in the main event of a Fox Sports pay-per-view in the sort of the unofficial opening round of a Premier Boxing Champions welterweight tournament.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 12, 2019, 2:57 pm
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 Vargas' corner waved the white towel as he sat on the stool
Author: AFP
Posted: May 12, 2019, 4:55 am
Jarrett Hurd was welcomed into the ring by the Washington Redskins marching band. Challenger Julian Williams unanimously outpointed Hurd on Saturday night at EagleBank Arena in front of the defending champ's home fans to take the IBF, WBA and IBO super welterweight titles. ''This is a
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 12, 2019, 4:11 am
Williams was magnificent on the inside, raking Hurd with crunching hooks and uppercuts at close range.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 12, 2019, 3:38 am
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 featuring Jarrett Hurd and Julian Williams confirmed
Author: AFP
Posted: May 12, 2019, 2:37 am
A Pacquiao-Thurman bout has been talked about for years, and figures to provide fireworks.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 12, 2019, 2:24 am
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 boxing judge in 1967 and joined the cast of HBO World Championship Boxing
Author: AFP
Posted: May 12, 2019, 12:10 am
Hall of Fame boxing judge and HBO personality Harold Lederman died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. Starting in the late 1960s, Lederman judged more than 100 world title fights on six continents. "Harold Lederman had a lifelong love affair with the sport of boxing," HBO Sports executive
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 11, 2019, 11:50 pm
Harold Lederman, a long-time 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.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 11, 2019, 10:48 pm
If Jarrett Hurd wants to leave his desired legacy as a 154-pound champion, he can't overlook challenger Julian Williams. The holder of the IBF and WBA super welterweight titles badly wants to unify the remaining belts to become an undisputed champion. ''There's definitely a time limit
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 10, 2019, 6:47 pm
Deontay Wilder believes British heavyweight Tyson Fury is avoiding a rematch with him after being concussed in their first bruising encounter in Los Angeles last year. Speaking to journalists on a conference call Thursday ahead of his May 18 title defense against Dominic Breazeale in New York, Wilder
Author: AFP
Posted: May 9, 2019, 9:49 pm
If you like Hurd as a fighter, it’s because you know there’s a better-than-even chance he’s going to make it a memorable slugfest.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 8, 2019, 8:27 pm
A source with knowledge of the information said there were roughly 700,000 concurrent live streams on Saturday.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 8, 2019, 7:36 pm
The head of the international boxing federation has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach's comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport's federation can't get its affairs in order. Bach said last weekend that the IOC wants the sport at next
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 8, 2019, 2:00 pm
On his way to his debut at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has hit a detour. Unfazed by the switch from Jarrrell Miller to Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua strode into an empty Garden on Monday and was right at home. The holder of four heavyweight belts will face Ruiz on June 1 in Joshua
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 6, 2019, 8:25 pm
International Olympic Committee President Bach said on Saturday that alternative arrangements could be put in place to ensure boxing retained its spot at the Games and made light of concerns about the lack of time available to do so. "I heard Mr Bach's comment and it was very concerning because
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 6, 2019, 9:45 am
Under pressure from an IOC inquiry into its integrity, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has been weighing legal action and formal complaints against Olympic officials. AIBA leadership has called a meeting in Lausanne on May 15 - one week before the International Olympic Committee executive
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 5, 2019, 9:12 am
Daniel Jacobs is going to watch the replay of his fight with Canelo Alvarez sometime in the next few days and is going to be furious with himself.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 5, 2019, 7:50 am
Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez unified boxing's 160-pound division on Saturday, earning a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs in a fight that pitted two of the world's top middleweights with three world titles on the line. Alvarez kept his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association
Author: AFP
Posted: May 5, 2019, 6:32 am
Daniel Jacobs was bigger. Canelo Alvarez was better - but not by much. Alvarez added another title belt to his collection Saturday night by winning rounds early and outboxing Jacobs in their middleweight showdown to take a close but unanimous 12-round decision.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 5, 2019, 5:29 am