Sergey Lipinets may get another title shot. Lamont Peterson is done. Lipinets stopped Peterson in the 10th round of a brutal welterweight bout on Sunday night, bringing Peterson to declare an end to his career just minutes after his trainer threw in the towel.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 25, 2019, 4:18 am
Unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury will return to the ring against German Tom Schwarz on June 15, fighting for the first time in Las Vegas, Nevada, promoter Top Rank confirmed this weekend. Fury, 27-0 with 1 drawn and 19 knockouts, still labels himself the "lineal champion" despite vacating
Author: AFP
Posted: March 24, 2019, 8:48 pm
Anthony Pettis overcame a rough start to win his welterweight debut over Stephen Thompson on Saturday night with a stunning Superman-punch knockout in the closing seconds of the second round of the main event at UFC Fight Night in Nashville. Pettis (22-8), a former lightweight champion who also has
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 24, 2019, 7:11 am
LONDON (AP) -- Charlie Edwards retained his WBC flyweight title by beating former sparring partner Angel Moreno by unanimous decision at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 23, 2019, 11:36 pm
Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao took to social media to poll millions of fans on who they think should be his next opponent, having brushed off calls to hang up his gloves after turning 40. "Who should I fight next?" the world's only eight-division champion asked in a Twitter survey
Author: AFP
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:35 pm
Fighting after an ugly loss and a long layoff, on the same TV card as his younger brother and with chatter about retirement growing louder, 35-year-old Lamont Peterson insists he's as relaxed as he's ever been. ''It might be me just keeping the pressure off myself,'' Peterson
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 22, 2019, 9:59 pm
Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will make his Las Vegas debut on June 15, though his opponent isn’t going to excite many fans.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 22, 2019, 7:04 pm
Gafur Rakhimov stepped down as head of the AIBA, world amateur boxing's governing body, on Friday amid a spat with the International Olympic Committee, who welcomed the move as they mull the status of boxing at the 2020 Tokyo Games. "I have informed the AIBA Executive Committee of my intent
Author: AFP
Posted: March 22, 2019, 6:09 pm
Amateur boxing's governing body (AIBA) president Gafur Rahimov announced his resignation on Friday, claiming that "politically based discussions" were harming the organization's progress as the sport battles to remain part of the Olympic program. Rahimov was elected in November despite
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 22, 2019, 4:44 pm
Amateur boxing's governing body (AIBA) president Gafur Rahimov announced his resignation on Friday, claiming that "politically based discussions" were harming the organization's progress as the sport battles to remain part of the Olympic program. Rahimov was elected in November despite
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 22, 2019, 4:42 pm
With Olympic boxing under investigation by the IOC, the president of the sport's governing body said on Friday he was stepping aside to let an interim leader take charge. Gafur Rakhimov sai d he was not resigning as AIBA president, however, and did not call for new elections. Rakhimov's status
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 22, 2019, 4:17 pm
Undefeated Jarrett Hurd will defend his world super welterweight titles against fellow American Julian Williams on May 11 in suburban Washington, promoters announced Thursday. Hurd, hoping to become an undisputed champion, owns the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association titles
Author: AFP
Posted: March 21, 2019, 10:17 pm
Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, who faces Daniel Jacobs in a unification bout on May 4 in Las Vegas, fights exclusively on DAZN. When the streaming service DAZN announced plans to expand to the United States last year, it vowed it would change the boxing business. For $9.99 a month, DAZN has
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 21, 2019, 5:04 pm
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has described social media users who posted abusive comments beneath a photograph of Australian Rules player Tayla Harris as "cowardly grubs".
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 21, 2019, 7:00 am
Poncher will make history by becoming only the second woman to do play-by-play on a major boxing broadcast.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 21, 2019, 12:26 am
Like his son, Daniel van Heerden was once a boxer, and he loved the sport deeply.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:12 pm
CTE can affect people who play contact sports such as boxing, rugby, soccer and football, but can currently be diagnosed only after death, since brain tissues have to be removed and analyzed to confirm presence of the disease. Like Alzheimer's - a brain-wasting condition that affects up to 50 million
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 20, 2019, 6:01 pm
Not to be outdone by the other heavyweight titleholder, Deontay Wilder showed he can be a champion at trash talk, too. A month after Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller squared off in a nasty, expletive-infused war of words to announce their fight - Joshua owns the major belts other than the WBC, which
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 20, 2019, 1:51 am
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will put his title on the line against fellow American Dominic Breazeale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in May, both camps said on Tuesday. Wilder (39-0-1), who fought to a split decision draw against Briton Tyson Fury in Los Angeles on Dec. 1, will face the
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:28 pm
Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight crown against Dominic Breazeale in May following the collapse of his proposed rematch with Tyson Fury, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Unbeaten heavyweight champion Wilder will face Breazeale on May 18 at New York's Barclays Center after being ordered
Author: AFP
Posted: March 19, 2019, 5:21 pm
The party starts long before the fight when Michael Conlan comes to New York on St. Patrick's Day. The former world amateur champion and two-time Olympian from Ireland returned to the arena where he made his pro debut two years ago on the holiday to blow out Ruben Garcia Hernandez by unanimous decision
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 18, 2019, 1:51 am
Anyone who thinks this was simply the case of a bigger man using his size to impose his will is wrong.Dead wrong.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 17, 2019, 7:00 am
Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled boxer who moved up two weight classes for what he considered a legacy fight Saturday night. Spence improved to 25-0
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 17, 2019, 6:33 am
Errol Spence Jr. solidified his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world with 12-round masterclass performance over challenger Mikey Garcia on Saturday. The 29-year-old Spence easily beat Garcia by a unanimous decision to retain his International Boxing Federation title in a welterweight
Author: AFP
Posted: March 17, 2019, 6:19 am
It was a star-making performance and the kind of win that could vault Spence into elite status.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 17, 2019, 4:56 am
Los Angeles (AFP) - Tevin Farmer defended his IBF super featherweight title for the third time with a one-sided unanimous decision over Irish challenger Jono Carroll on Friday in Philadelphia.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 16, 2019, 7:03 am
If Garcia is going to beat Spence, he’s going to have to be the best he’s ever been.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 15, 2019, 3:58 pm
Spence hasn't quite gotten the acclaim for his immense talent, and now he has to prove it in front of a large hometown crowd.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 15, 2019, 6:05 am
Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer said anyone who believes Saturday's welterweight title fight between Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia will only sell 300,000 on pay-per-view is foolish.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 15, 2019, 12:07 am
''Stop talking about your other opponents like I'm one of them,'' shot back Spence, the IBF welterweight champion. When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night - at midfield in the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL team for both fighters - it will
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 14, 2019, 9:18 pm
Errol Spence Jr. believes he will deserve to be regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world if he successfully defends his IBF welterweight crown against Mikey Garcia in Texas on Saturday. Spence and Garcia face off at the AT&T Stadium Arlington in a battle of unbeaten fighters which sees
Author: AFP
Posted: March 14, 2019, 8:42 pm
In the face of adversity, even from his own family members, Mikey Garcia remained true to himself and changed the boxing industry for the better.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 14, 2019, 6:23 pm
Zayas, who is 118-14 in the amateurs and will fight for Team USA next month at the Emil Jechev Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria, will turn professional in September.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 14, 2019, 5:10 pm
'Magnificent Mary', as she is known in India, was a bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympics in London and won a record sixth gold medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships last year. "I believe the hunger and desire to take on challenges has kept me going," Mary Kom told Reuters
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 14, 2019, 6:19 am
Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia is one of the best matches that can be made in the sport.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 14, 2019, 3:44 am
While much of the talk has been on the risk that Garcia is taking in moving up from lightweight to challenge Spence for welterweight supremacy, don’t be fooled: There is no lack of pressure on Spence.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 13, 2019, 6:40 pm
Garcia, the man who one day dreamed of becoming a police officer, has held major world titles in four weight classes and has set the stage for one of the most intriguing matches of the year.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 12, 2019, 10:18 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) -- A Texas medical examiner confirms that Freeda George Foreman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman, died by suicide.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 12, 2019, 4:14 pm
Golovkin will get to continue facing the best boxers in the world, and comes armed with the same team.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 11, 2019, 8:31 pm
Freeda George Forman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman and briefly a boxer herself, has died at a suburban Houston home. The Harris County sheriff's office said Monday that emergency crews found her Friday. The sheriff's office says its investigators also responded
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 11, 2019, 5:38 pm
American Shawn Porter retained his World Boxing Council welterweight title on Saturday with a split-decision victory over Cuban challenger Yordenis Ugas. Two judges awarded the fight to Porter by scores of 116-112 and 115-113, while the third saw Ugas as a 117-111 winner. Porter improved to 30-2 with
Author: AFP
Posted: March 10, 2019, 7:36 am
The crowd wasn’t thrilled with the verdict, but Porter had no complaints.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 10, 2019, 5:20 am
American Shawn Porter retained his World Boxing Council welterweight title on Saturday with a split-decision victory over Cuban challenger Yordenis Ugas. Two judges awarded the fight to Porter by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 while the third saw Ugas a 117-111 winner. Porter improved to 30-2 with one
Author: AFP
Posted: March 10, 2019, 4:10 am
Gennady Golovkin will return to the ring in June after signing a multiyear deal Friday with DAZN, which gives him the possibility of a third fight with Canelo Alvarez. No date or opponent was announced for the fight, which will be Golovkin's first since being edged by Alvarez last September in their
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 8, 2019, 8:05 pm
Former undisputed world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has signed a three-year, six-fight deal with sports streaming service DAZN, joining rivals Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs on their boxing roster. DAZN announced Golovkin's arrival on its website, a move that probably
Author: AFP
Posted: March 8, 2019, 6:23 pm
Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier I was on March 8, 1971, in what was arguably the most significant sporting event in the history of this country.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 8, 2019, 3:08 pm
Terms of the deal were not announced, but given that Alvarez signed an 11-fight, $365 million deal in October, it's believed that Golovkin will make in excess of $100 million from the contract.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 8, 2019, 2:24 pm
Shawn Porter is aiming to deliver a knockout performance when he puts his WBC welterweight title on the line for the first time against skilful Cuban challenger Yordenis Ugas on Saturday. "We worked on a lot of different things for me and to get ready for Ugas," said Porter. Porter (29-2-
Author: AFP
Posted: March 7, 2019, 10:36 pm