Will it work? Will it last? Will it prove exploitative or transformational? No one really knows, but for Ken Shamrock, this is the latest gamble in a life full of them.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 20, 2019, 3:14 am
Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather. Arum, who promoted Pacquiao during the Filipino icon's golden years, told the World Boxing News website he wanted to see the 40-year-old hang up
Author: AFP
Posted: September 19, 2019, 12:08 am
Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather. Arum, who promoted Pacquiao during the Filipino icon's golden years, told the World Boxing News website he wanted to see the 40-year-old hang up
Author: AFP
Posted: September 18, 2019, 11:36 pm
Sergey Kovalev was considered by some to be washed up after he lost two straight fights to Andre Ward, the second by knockout. A Nov. 2 fight with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez that Kovalev believes will be his best ever. ''I already have experience at this level and am much smarter,''
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 18, 2019, 11:04 pm
Tyson Fury claims he is "ready for war" with Deontay Wilder after the British heavyweight survived two severe cuts in his weekend win over Otto Wallin. Fury needed 47 stitches following the Las Vegas bout, which saw Wallin take his rival to 12 rounds before the Briton eventually secured a
Author: AFP
Posted: September 16, 2019, 11:44 pm
Fury was expected to cruise against his underdog challenger, but was forced to battle through the bloody cut and a relentless Wallin to maintain his unbeaten record. Wallin struck Fury with a left hook in an early round to open a bloody gash that had to be tended to for the remainder of the night.
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 15, 2019, 7:29 am
As champions do, Fury got stronger as the fight hit the stretch, and he almost finished Wallin with a crunching shot to the solar plexus along the ropes that nearly doubled Wallin in half.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 15, 2019, 7:20 am
Undefeated British heavyweight Tyson Fury shook off a left hook to the temple that left him bloodied and bruised before battling to a unanimous points win over Sweden's Otto Wallin Saturday. Fury had to dig deep after the bone-rattling third-round punch from heavy underdog Wallin sliced open a
Author: AFP
Posted: September 15, 2019, 7:13 am
Britain's Tyson Fury overcame an early cut over his right eye to win a majority decision against his gutsy Swedish opponent Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Saturday. Fury was expected to cruise against his underdog challenger, but was forced to battle through the bloody cut and a relentless Wallin to
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 15, 2019, 7:05 am
Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury's right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. Fury did just that Saturday night, overcoming a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision over his Swedish opponent and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 15, 2019, 5:45 am
Devin Haney has only one opponent on his mind. The 20-year-old dominated from the start Friday night and stopped Zaur Abdullaev after four rounds to win their WBC interim lightweight bout that should catapult Haney to a fight with champion Vasyl Lomachenko. ''Lomachenko, this guy doesn'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 14, 2019, 4:49 am
Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have agreed to terms for their highly anticipated rematch, promoter Bob Arum told BT Sport, while also signing a deal for a third fight. The pair is expected to face off in a Feb. 22 rematch in Las Vegas after fighting to a draw in December in Los Angeles,
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 13, 2019, 11:19 pm
Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw. Perhaps too carefully for a man who considers himself the heavyweight champion of the world. Fury fights his second straight no-name opponent
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 13, 2019, 10:03 pm
Middleweight king Canelo Alvarez is to make a two-division jump in weight classes to take on Russia's WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, it was confirmed on Friday. Alvarez, 29, announced the November 2 date in Las Vegas in a short post on Twitter. World Boxing Council title-holder
Author: AFP
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:16 pm
Canelo Alvarez will move up to light heavyweight to take on Sergey Kovalev for a piece of the 175-pound title on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas. Alvarez, who currently holds titles at 160 pounds, will try to become a champion in his fourth weight class, meeting Kovalev in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:03 pm
Canelo Alvarez’s bid to become the 20th boxer and just the fourth of Mexican descent to win a world title in a fourth different weight class will come on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas when he challenges Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title in the main event of a card streamed on DAZN.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 13, 2019, 5:25 pm
Fury's decision to avoid any discussion of his upcoming bout with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder might have been a mistake in retrospect.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 13, 2019, 5:19 pm
Tyson Fury insists he is not looking past opponent Otto Wallin on Saturday as a money-spinning rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder looms on the horizon. British heavyweight Fury faces Sweden's Wallin in a non-title bout at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena, aiming for a convincing
Author: AFP
Posted: September 12, 2019, 9:52 pm
Wallin’s motivation is not only personal, but also to honor his father, Carl, who died unexpectedly in May of a heart attack.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 12, 2019, 7:54 pm
Fury is that rare combination of athlete and entertainer, and while he’s arguably the world’s finest heavyweight, it’s not clear which job, fighting or promoting, he loves more.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 11, 2019, 9:42 pm
Tyson Fury shouldn't have too much trouble in the ring this weekend against an opponent whose biggest claim to fame is that he's arguably the best heavyweight fighter in Sweden. Fury is giving it his best shot this week, channeling his inner showman to embrace all things Mexican as he promotes
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 11, 2019, 8:50 pm
Tyson Fury shouldn't have too much trouble in the ring this weekend against an opponent whose biggest claim to fame is that he's arguably the best heavyweight fighter in Sweden. Fury is giving it his best shot this week, channeling his inner showman to embrace all things Mexican as he promotes
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 11, 2019, 8:50 pm
Devin Haney isn’t fond of the word most often used to describe him.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 9, 2019, 7:38 pm
Yahoo Sports combat columnist Kevin Iole ranks his Top 10 pound-for-pound boxers in the world.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 9, 2019, 7:10 pm
The pretty Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall has had a couple of quirky brushes with elite heavyweight boxing over the years. In 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stunned the locals by visiting a newly opened boxing club as part of his promotional tour of the country. Ten years later, former
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 9, 2019, 8:50 am
Anthony Joshua believes he will be up against the best fighter on the planet when he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in his December rematch with the heavyweight world champion. Ruiz, who was born in the United States but fights for Mexico, caused a major shock in June when he handed out a first defeat for Joshua
Author: AFP
Posted: September 6, 2019, 2:25 pm
Wearing a black sombrero on his head and a big grin on his face, Andy Ruiz Jr. looked like a guy who wants to keep the party going. ''This is not enough,'' Ruiz said Thursday. ''That's what a lot of people are saying ... because I bought some jewelry, things that I always
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 5, 2019, 10:31 pm
Anthony Joshua says he has been forced to make "drastic changes" to his lifestyle in a bid to win back the heavyweight titles he lost to Andy Ruiz earlier this year. Joshua, the former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion, was knocked out by Ruiz in New York in June in one of the biggest
Author: AFP
Posted: September 5, 2019, 9:03 pm
The WBO featherweight champion sleeps on her couch because she hasn’t been able to afford her own bed.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 5, 2019, 8:36 pm
Much has changed in Ruiz Jr.’s life since he stopped Joshua in the seventh round on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York in perhaps the most stunning heavyweight upset since Buster Douglas stopped Mike Tyson in 1990.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 5, 2019, 12:02 am
Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr promised on Wednesday that history would repeat itself when he takes on Anthony Joshua in December's controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz goes into the bout trying to defend the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he sensationally took from British fighter Joshua in
Author: AFP
Posted: September 4, 2019, 6:57 pm
Mexican-American world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. said he will not be satisfied with "15 minutes of fame" as he prepares to fight Briton Anthony Joshua again in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 7. Ruiz produced one of boxing's biggest upsets by beating the 29-year-old Joshua with a seventh-round
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 4, 2019, 6:39 pm
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua began the promotional tour for their world heavyweight title rematch in Saudi Arabia with a news conference in Diriyah that turned out in part to be a PR exercise for the kingdom. Groups like Amnesty International have raised concerns over the decision to stage the Dec
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 4, 2019, 5:52 pm
It’s remarkable that in the five years that Goossen has been gone there hasn’t been a movement to push for his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 3, 2019, 9:32 pm
LONDON (AP) -- Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk will make his debut at heavyweight in a fight against Tyrone Spong in Chicago on Oct. 12.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 3, 2019, 1:43 pm
MANILA, Sept 1 - (Reuters) - Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao launched his very own cryptocurrency on Sunday at a free concert in Manila, where he serenaded more than 2,000 fans to drum up interest in the product. The 40-year-old boxer, who defeated Keith Thurman to win the WBA Welterweight
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 1, 2019, 4:38 pm
Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao launched his very own cryptocurrency on Sunday at a free concert in Manila, where he serenaded more than 2,000 fans to drum up interest in the product. The 40-year-old boxer, who defeated Keith Thurman to win the WBA Welterweight Super Championship in July and
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 1, 2019, 4:25 pm
There’s a lot to love about boxing these days, which kind of gets lost in all the bashing about what there is to hate about boxing.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 1, 2019, 2:14 am
Vasyl Lomachenko's big goal in boxing is to become unified champion in one weight category. Considered among the world's greatest pound-for-pound fighters, Lomachenko added the vacant WBC belt to his WBA and WBO titles at lightweight with a unanimous points win over Britain's Luke Campbell
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 31, 2019, 11:55 pm
Vasyl Lomachenko, widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, beat British challenger Luke Campbell in a thrilling bout to win the vacant WBC lightweight title in London on Saturday. The 31-year-old Ukrainian, who had been world champion at three different weights in only a 14-
Author: AFP
Posted: August 31, 2019, 11:22 pm
Next will be the chance to become just the fifth undisputed champion of the modern era when he is expected to fight the winner of the Dec. 14 bout between IBF champion Richard Commey and Teofimo Lopez.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 31, 2019, 11:16 pm
Erislandy Lara, denied a rematch with Canelo Alvarez, will be trying try to take out his frustration on the Mexican world champion's brother on Saturday in a super-welterweight bout in Minnesota. Also at stake for Cuban-born Lara is the World Boxing Association's second-tier "regular"
Author: AFP
Posted: August 30, 2019, 8:47 pm
The IOC has detailed a ''fair and transparent pathway to the Olympic Games'' for male and female boxers trying to qualify for Tokyo. Four continental qualification tournaments have been confirmed as expected in China, Senegal, Argentina and Britain in a two-month spell from February
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 30, 2019, 1:59 pm
Ramon Alvarez provides Lara with a chance to not only get his first win in 23 months, but also to regain a championship belt and prove that even at age 36, he’s still among the division’s elite.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 29, 2019, 10:38 pm
Erislandy Lara, long denied a rematch with Canelo Alvarez, will try to take out his frustration on the Mexican world champion's younger brother on Saturday in a super-welterweight bout in Minnesota. Five years ago, Lara lost a disputed decision to middleweight king Canelo when he felt he'd done
Author: AFP
Posted: August 29, 2019, 9:56 pm
The WBA/WBO lightweight champion is smart enough to understand the need to be ready when the bell rings, and he won’t get caught looking past Luke Campbell.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 28, 2019, 10:28 pm