Muhammad Ali's Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority's board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Ali would have turned 77 Thursday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 17, 2019, 12:48 am
Yo Adrian, boxing is set to return to Philadelphia. Live Nation announced Wednesday a series of boxing matches set to run at the restored Metropolitan Opera House. The nine-bout card features a light heavyweight bout, two lightweight bouts, two super featherweight bouts, a bantamweight bout, two super
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 17, 2019, 12:01 am
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Britain's Tyson Fury must agree to terms on a rematch by Feb. 5 or else it will be put to a purse bid with a 60-40 split in Wilder's favor, the sanctioning body said on Wednesday. If the situation goes to a purse bid, any promoter can bid to host the
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 16, 2019, 9:31 pm
Ahead of Saturday's fight against Adrien Broner, Manny Pacquiao reunited with his longtime trainer Freddie Roach after a two-year split. Pacquiao is better for it.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 16, 2019, 7:15 pm
Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the first bite. A helper set a few pieces of chicken in front of Pacquiao and a small plate of dried fish to go with the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 16, 2019, 2:34 am
Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the first bite. A helper set a few pieces of chicken in front of Pacquiao and a small plate of dried fish to go with the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 16, 2019, 2:34 am
Manny Pacquiao can put away the food for a fighter who started off his career at 98 pounds. What Pacquiao really wants to do, though, is put away Adrien Broner. Pacquiao and Broner meet in a welterweight contest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas that could pave the way for a second fight against Floyd
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 15, 2019, 11:34 pm
Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the first bite. A helper set a few pieces of chicken in front of Pacquiao and a small plate of dried fish to go with the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 15, 2019, 10:27 pm
Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the first bite. A helper set a few pieces of chicken in front of Pacquiao and a small plate of dried fish to go with the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 15, 2019, 10:26 pm
Unbeaten Caleb Plant won his first world title on Sunday, beating champion Jose Uzcategui by a unanimous decision in a International Boxing Federation world super middleweight fight. American Plant knocked Uzcategui down twice as he dominated the early rounds then faded over the last few but managed
Author: AFP
Posted: January 14, 2019, 3:54 am
Terence Crawford is unbeaten in 34 professional fights, but hasn't faced the type of elite opposition other fighters of his caliber dealt with in their Hall of Fame careers.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 11, 2019, 7:46 pm
Venezuelan Jose Uzcategui fights to prove he's worthy of being a world champion while US challenger Caleb Plant fights in memory of his 19-month-old daughter who died in 2015. Plant faces Uzacategui on Sunday in Los Angeles for the International Boxing Federation super middleweight crown, a throne
Author: AFP
Posted: January 11, 2019, 7:15 pm
A world heavyweight title rematch between Britain's Tyson Fury and WBC champion Deontay Wilder could take place in the United States in the first half of this year, promoter Frank Warren said on Friday. Undefeated former champion Fury fought to a thrilling, but controversial, split decision draw
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 11, 2019, 4:36 pm
Pacquiao, who has been repeatedly asked about a possible rematch with Mayweather, pulled no punches when commenting on his former foe's one-sided New Year's Eve exhibition victory over a Japanese kickboxer that lasted two minutes. "It's my first time to see an exhibition where you knock
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 10, 2019, 9:50 pm
Five times during the all-too-brief 20 months and 23 days that his daughter, Alia Plant, spent on this Earth, doctors told her father she was about to die.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 10, 2019, 9:48 pm
The WBA welterweight champion knows he will have his hands full when he battles the hard-hitting Broner in Las Vegas on Jan. 19 and is not lining up fighters down the road. "At the age of 40, it's hard to think about future fights," he told Reuters ahead of a workout at Wild Card Boxing
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 10, 2019, 3:20 am
Manny Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency of the Philippines on Wednesday, insisting he remained solely focused on the twilight of his boxing career. The 40-year-old boxer, already a member of the Philippines Senate, has been repeatedly linked to a future run for the
Author: AFP
Posted: January 10, 2019, 1:16 am
A Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch would be likely to exceed 2 million pay-per-view sales and guarantee each fighter another nine-figure payday, or at least close to that.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 9, 2019, 9:56 pm
A website set up to raise funds for the boxer Christophe Dettinger showed early on Tuesday that it had received pledges of more than 114,000 euros ($130,000) to help him. Saturday's assault by Dettinger on police blocking a bridge over the river Seine has come to symbolize the increasingly violent
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 8, 2019, 12:36 pm
It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve. Mayweather was gracious in victory, hugging the weeping Nasukawa and calling him ''still a great
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 31, 2018, 4:32 pm
Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement briefly to score a lucrative victory in an exhibition boxing match in Japan over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa that will do more for his bank balance than it did for the reputation of combat sports. The 20-year-old, who is unbeaten in professional kickboxing and
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 31, 2018, 4:02 pm
Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday in the first round of a New Year's Eve "exhibition" bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement. Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three
Author: AFP
Posted: December 31, 2018, 2:44 pm
In some ways, says Portuguese ex-boxer Jorge Pina, the loss of most of his sight was the making of him. Forced to abandon his world title dreams, Pina devotes his time to helping troubled kids from rough neighbourhoods stay on the right path by channelling their energy into sport. "Before, I was
Author: AFP
Posted: December 31, 2018, 3:18 am
US boxing superstar Floyd "Money" Mayweather fights undefeated Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa on Monday, a New Year's Eve multi-million-dollar rumble outside Tokyo to be held under boxing rules. At 41, Mayweather is more than twice the age of his Japanese opponent, the 20
Author: AFP
Posted: December 31, 2018, 1:10 am
Floyd Mayweather is promising entertainment when he fights Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in three rounds of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve, but not necessarily a knockout. ''If it happens, it happens,'' Mayweather said Saturday when asked whether he was going to knock
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 29, 2018, 2:30 pm
US boxing legend Floyd "Money" Mayweather said Saturday his focus was on entertaining the fans during his New Year's Eve fight with Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa near Tokyo. The 41-year-old unbeaten champion has been tempted out of retirement -- again -- for a one-off "
Author: AFP
Posted: December 29, 2018, 1:34 pm
Britain has recognized its sporting stars in the Queen's New Year's honors list with a knighthood for cricketer Alastair Cook, and awards for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer boss Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane. Former England captain Cook, 34, who retired from
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 28, 2018, 10:37 pm
No one has had a more significant impact on boxing in 2018 than Eddie Hearn.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 28, 2018, 5:01 pm
In a year filled with good fights, Murat Gassiev vs. Yunier Dorticos was easily the best of the bunch.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 28, 2018, 12:00 am
López is an easy choice as the Yahoo Sports Prospect of the Year, as he’s the one guy who seems a cinch to become not only a world champion but a major star.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 26, 2018, 10:19 pm
Oleksandr Usyk is now 16-0 with 12 knockouts in his professional career. The World Boxing Super Series hasn’t gotten the attention in the U.S. that it deserves, and those who haven’t watched it regularly are seriously missing out. The finalists for the 2018 Yahoo Sports Fighter of the Year, cruiserweight
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 24, 2018, 4:57 pm
Jermall Charlo had every reason to be distracted when he entered the ring to defend his WBC interim middleweight championship. Minutes before his bout with Matt Korobov, Jermall's twin, Jermell, lost a unanimous decision to Tony Harrison, costing Jermell his WBC super welterweight crown. Jermall
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 23, 2018, 4:47 am
Tony Harrison dethroned World Boxing Council super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo with a controversial unanimous decision Saturday that brought jeers from the Barclays Center crowd in Brooklyn. Previously unbeaten Charlo was the aggressor throughout, but neither fighter landed any devastating
Author: AFP
Posted: December 23, 2018, 4:35 am
Jermall Charlo, left, punches Russia’s Matt Korobov during the 12th round of a WBC middleweight boxing match Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in New York. Charlo won the fight. The first card of the new “Premier Boxing Champions on Fox� series, which debuted Saturday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, was
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 23, 2018, 4:33 am
Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has regained consciousness after being in a medically induced coma for three weeks following a knockout loss Dec. 1. Stevenson's girlfriend, Simone God, issued a statement Saturday saying the light heavyweight boxer was awake. ''He is healing from his injury
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 23, 2018, 2:24 am
Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has regained consciousness after three weeks in a coma following a Dec. 1 knockout loss, his girlfriend said on Saturday. "Despite recent reports being leaked to media, I wanted to clarify that Adonis is awake," God said.
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 23, 2018, 1:06 am
Dillian Whyte stopped Dereck Chisora in the 11th round of an all-British heavyweight bout at the 02 Arena on Saturday to make a claim to be Anthony Joshua's next challenger. A largely competitive fight was instantly ended when Whyte threw a powerful left hook that left Chisora unconscious and down
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 23, 2018, 12:12 am
Josh Warrington retained his IBF featherweight title by beating Carl Frampton by unanimous decision after a thrilling 12-round fight on Saturday. Warrington, an underdog with the bookmakers despite relieving Lee Selby of the world title in May, was rewarded for a huge workrate to earn his 28th win from
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 23, 2018, 12:02 am
Former light-heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson has come out of a coma three weeks after a knockout loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk, the fighter's girlfriend said Saturday. "Despite recent reports being leaked to media, I wanted to clarify that Adonis is awake," God said. Boxing promoter
Author: AFP
Posted: December 23, 2018, 12:01 am
Former world light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson remains unconscious with mechanical aid to breathe in intensive care after a knockout loss three weeks ago, promoter Yvon Michel says. In a story link posted on his Twitter account and comments to the Montreal Gazette, Michel said Stevenson has
Author: AFP
Posted: December 21, 2018, 7:01 pm
Jermall will take on Matt Korobov, a replacement for Willie Monroe Jr., in one feature. The other has Jermell against Tony Harrison. Jermall Charlo won a coin toss with his brother and will close the card in a 12-round WBC interim middleweight championship bout.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 21, 2018, 6:36 pm
MONTREAL (AP) -- The promoter for Adonis Stevenson says the boxer remains unconscious and has not improved since doctors sedated him and placed him on a ventilator after a Dec. 1 knockout loss.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 20, 2018, 10:04 pm
It’s no coincidence the title-holding twins are headlining as Premier Boxing Champions makes its Fox debut on Saturday.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 20, 2018, 7:20 pm
The International Olympic Committee confirmed Thursday that it had sent a letter to National Olympic Committees expressing "concern" with recent claims made by boxing's troubled governing body AIBA. The letter from IOC director-general Christophe De Kepper, first revealed by the Inside
Author: AFP
Posted: December 20, 2018, 3:41 pm
Though Cunningham isn’t a power puncher, he’s 24-5 and has the veteran savvy that often gives hotshot young title prospects like Conlan fits.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 19, 2018, 8:09 pm
Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said he is "stronger and faster" than ever ahead of his world title defence as he threw a lavish party with thousands of guests and a mass giveaway to mark his 40th birthday. A car, pickup trucks and appliances were raffled off and President Rodrigo
Author: AFP
Posted: December 19, 2018, 5:43 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The IOC has told Olympic bodies not to trust a recent claim by the president of amateur boxing's governing body that the sport's worst problems are over.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 19, 2018, 3:58 pm
Yudai Shigeoka has long dreamed of becoming a world boxing champion, but a decision that could see the sport excluded from the 2020 Olympics might deal his hopes a knockout blow. The International Olympic Committee said last month it was suspending preparations for boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Games over
Author: AFP
Posted: December 19, 2018, 7:43 am