Terence Crawford started slow Saturday night in his WBO welterweight title fight against heavy underdog Egidijus Kavaliauskas at Madison Square Garden in New York, but he came on strong and scored a ninth-round knockout to keep his 147-pound title. Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) knocked Kavaliauskas down twice
Posted: December 15, 2019, 8:21 am
Terence Crawford survived some early jitters to retain his WBO welterweight title on Saturday with a ninth round knockout of former Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas at Madison Square Garden. In a tougher than expected tussle, heavy Crawford finished the heavy underdog challenger off with a right hook
Author: AFP
Posted: December 15, 2019, 6:08 am
Terence Crawford's latest opponent had not only never been knocked down, but Crawford couldn't recall seeing him even hurt. Then again, he'd never been in a ring with a fighter like Crawford before. Crawford dropped Egidijus Kavaliauskas three times before stopping him in the ninth round
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 15, 2019, 5:32 am
Teofimo Lopez won a lightweight belt with a second-round stoppage of Richard Commey, and Michael Conlan beat rival Vladimir Nikitin.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:12 am
Terence Crawford believes he's the best fighter in the world and wanted more chances to prove it this year. ''I really don't know,'' Crawford said. Egidijus Kavaliauskas (pronounced Egg-ID'-di-yus Ka-val-YAUS-kus) is the next fighter who will try in the main event of a card
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 14, 2019, 12:29 am
IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey defends his title Saturday vs. undefeated Teofimo Lopez in the co-main event of Saturday's Top Rank card on ESPN.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 13, 2019, 9:39 pm
It’s ridiculous that this is a conversation piece before every Crawford fight.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 12, 2019, 11:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Conlan was almost ready to forget about revenge and move on.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 6:31 pm
The wife of former world heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks has asked for prayers for her husband amid a media report that he is in a Las Vegas hospital in a serious condition. "It's been a tough year for us," Brenda Spinks wrote in a Facebook post. Celebrity website TMZ says Spinks
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 11, 2019, 9:07 pm
Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Umar Kremlev said he has spoken with the Olympic boxing team and they
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 11, 2019, 7:00 pm
The decision comes five days after the UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) withdrew a charge against the 31-year-old Whyte for a doping violation and follows a WBC investigation. "In light of the WBC's own finding and of UKAD's withdrawal of the claim against Mr. Whyte, the WBC has closed its
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 11, 2019, 5:17 pm
British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has been reinstated as WBC interim champion and will get a mandatory shot at the title currently held by Deontay Wilder, the WBC said on Wednesday. The decision comes five days after the UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) withdrew a charge against the 31-year-old Whyte for
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 11, 2019, 5:14 pm
The Conlan-Nikitin bout was entertaining enough, though its notoriety stems not from anything that happened during the nine minutes of action, but rather from the result and Conlan’s reaction to it.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 10, 2019, 11:30 pm
Teofimo Lopez has tried to be everything to everybody and it’s made the year a mess for him despite his victories.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 9, 2019, 4:12 pm
Briton Anthony Joshua, who reclaimed his world heavyweight titles with a clinical victory over Andy Ruiz Jr on Sunday, says a health issue had left him tired and drained before his shock defeat to the Mexican-American in their first fight in June. Joshua regained the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles with
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 9, 2019, 2:57 am
Anthony Joshua is set for a London homecoming to start his second reign as world heavyweight champion, with his next fight likely to take place at the recently built stadium of Premier League soccer club Tottenham. Joshua reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles early Sunday with a unanimous points decision
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 8, 2019, 10:31 pm
After what he describes as a “roller coaster� year, the British boxing star is back as the multiple world heavyweight champion after beating Andy Ruiz Jr. in a unanimous points decision in their rematch in Saudi Arabia early Sunday. Listening to Joshua after the fight, there's a sense he is about
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 8, 2019, 6:25 pm
A beaten Andy Ruiz Jr called for a rematch after Anthony Joshua won back an array of world heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, but the Mexican-American cannot expect to be at the front of the queue. Joshua had sounded receptive to the idea - "if you heard, we're going to do it a third
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 8, 2019, 10:46 am
Unbeaten American Jermall Charlo stopped Irish challenger Dennis Hogan in the seventh round on Saturday to retain his World Boxing Council middleweight world title. Charlo dropped Hogan with an uppercut in the fourth round, but Hogan beat the count and withstood a furious follow-up. "I just threw
Author: AFP
Posted: December 8, 2019, 5:32 am
Jermall Charlo didn't need luck. ''I just threw the shot and I made sure I threw it right on the money,'' Charlo said after he stopped Dennis Hogan 28 seconds in the seventh round Saturday night to retain the WBC middleweight title. Hogan, the fifth-ranked WBC middleweight, dropped
Posted: December 8, 2019, 5:08 am
Despite regaining the titles, this wasn’t the greatest of nights for Anthony Joshua. He did nothing but prove he could beat an overweight guy who hadn’t trained much with that effort.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 8, 2019, 1:15 am
Ad Dir'Ä«yah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Anthony Joshua would not be drawn on his future plans after regaining his world heavyweight titles from Andy Ruiz on Saturday. The British star won back his WBA, IBF and WBO belts with a one-sided unanimous defeat of Ruiz in Diriyah outside Saudi Arabia's capital
Author: AFP
Posted: December 8, 2019, 1:04 am
Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession. For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this controversial trip to Saudi Arabia. In the first heavyweight
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 8, 2019, 12:29 am
Ad Dīrīyah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Andy Ruiz blamed three months of partying for his one-sided world heavyweight championship defeat to Anthony Joshua on Saturday, admitting he had failed to train seriously for his first title defense. The 30-year-old Mexican-American stunned the world in June when he
Author: AFP
Posted: December 8, 2019, 12:15 am
On Saturday, after an uninspired effort when he never really put his foot on the gas in an attempt to act like his titles meant something to him, Ruiz admitted he should have trained harder.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 8, 2019, 12:04 am
Ad Dīrīyah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Britain's Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz on Saturday, outclassing the Mexican-American to score a unanimous points victory. Joshua, who suffered a stunning knockout defeat to Ruiz in New York in June, produced a masterclass to
Author: AFP
Posted: December 7, 2019, 11:15 pm
Ad Dīrīyah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Britain's Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz on Saturday, outclassing the Mexican-American to score a unanimous points victory. Joshua, who suffered a stunning knockout defeat to Ruiz in New York in June, produced a masterclass to
Author: AFP
Posted: December 7, 2019, 10:55 pm
Britain's Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to seize back the heavyweight world championship belts he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in a shock upset last June. The 'Clash on the Dunes' in Diriyah was for the IBF, WBA, WBO and
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 7, 2019, 10:50 pm
Britain's Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to seize back the heavyweight world championship belts he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in a shock upset last June. The 'Clash on the Dunes' in Diriyah was for the IBF, WBA, WBO and
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 7, 2019, 10:18 pm
Joshua won a unanimous decision over Andy Ruiz to reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight title belts he lost shockingly to Ruiz in June in New York when Ruiz won by seventh round knockout.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 7, 2019, 8:34 pm
Whyte, 31, won the WBC interim heavyweight title on July 20 this year by beating Colombian Oscar Rivas on points but his interim champion status was provisionally suspended later that month over an irregular urine sample given prior to the fight. Whyte, who always denied any wrongdoing, was also removed
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 6, 2019, 8:30 pm
In one part of Riyadh, two of the world’s most high-profile boxers squared off at a weigh-in outside a 5-star hotel ahead of the first heavyweight title fight to take place in the Middle East. Across town, American rappers Akon and Chris Brown were about to headline a concert at a UNESCO heritage site
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 6, 2019, 8:26 pm
British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD), which on Friday withdrew a charge against the boxer for a doping violation. Whyte, 31, won the WBC interim heavyweight title on July 20 this year by beating Colombian Oscar Rivas on points but his
Posted: December 6, 2019, 8:22 pm
Anthony Joshua on Friday weighed in more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) lighter than heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of their controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia. The leaner and meaner British boxer seeks to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles that he lost to Ruiz in a shock June defeat in
Author: AFP
Posted: December 6, 2019, 7:46 pm
Jermall Charlo has a perfect record and eye-popping power, though those aren't the only reasons he's a star in his sport. For Stephen Espinoza, Showtime's sports president, there's another way to judge a boxer's status. ''You never hear, or almost rarely do you hear another
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 6, 2019, 6:38 pm
The heavyweight champ weighed in above what he was expecting on Friday. Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole explains why it shouldn't be an issue.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 6, 2019, 6:35 pm
World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will be nearly 50 pounds heavier than Anthony Joshua for their title rematch on Saturday in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz weighed in at 283 pounds (128 kilograms) on Friday - about 15+ pounds (7 kilograms) more than he was for the first fight in New York in June when he
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 6, 2019, 5:18 pm
Anthony Joshua on Friday weighed in more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) lighter than heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of their controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia. The leaner and meaner British boxer seeks to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles that he lost to Ruiz in a shock June defeat in
Author: AFP
Posted: December 6, 2019, 4:57 pm
Lean-looking British challenger Anthony Joshua weighed in more than three stones lighter than world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of their title rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Joshua hit the scales at 16 stones and 13 pounds (107.5kg), the former champion's lightest ever weight for
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 6, 2019, 3:26 pm
Joshua hit the scales at 16 stones and 13 pounds (107.5kg), the former champion's lightest ever weight for a world title fight, at the Diriyah venue near the capital Riyadh on Friday. Mexican-American Ruiz, wearing a sombrero and stepping up after Joshua, was 20 stones and three pounds (128.3kg)
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 6, 2019, 2:41 pm
Lean-looking British challenger Anthony Joshua weighed in more than three stones lighter than world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of their title rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Joshua tipped the scales at 16 stones and 13 pounds (107.5kg) at the Diriyah venue near the capital Riyadh on
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 6, 2019, 2:32 pm
Anthony Joshua faces the biggest test of his boxing career on Saturday as he attempts to reclaim his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz in a controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia. Six months after suffering a shock knockout defeat to Ruiz at Madison Square Garden, Joshua will climb back into the
Author: AFP
Posted: December 6, 2019, 1:34 am
The thick, sparkling ring on his right hand and the diamond-studded watch around his left wrist were indications of just how much life has changed for Andy Ruiz Jr. since he became world heavyweight champion. It was another part of his attire that really stood out, however, when the portly Mexican came
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 5, 2019, 6:30 pm
World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has said he fulfilled a lifelong dream when he triumphed over Britain's Anthony Joshua in June and he would "die trying" to defend his belts in the title rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Mexican-American Ruiz produced one of boxing's biggest
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 5, 2019, 1:44 pm
While plenty of doubters still exist, fueled in part by his midsection, in part by his summer celebration and in part by difficulty in believing what had occurred, Ruiz insists he’s as motivated as ever for the rematch vs. Anthony Joshua.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 4, 2019, 10:55 pm
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) -- A look at the 13 people to be inducted June 14, 2020 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum:
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 4, 2019, 8:08 pm
Middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, four-division champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, three-division champ Shane Mosley and women’s star Christy Martin have been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. This was the first year that women were on the ballot and Barbara Buttrick of England
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 4, 2019, 7:47 pm
Anthony Joshua said Wednesday he will not celebrate if he regains his world heavyweight title, as he faced off with rival Andy Ruiz in a final press conference before their controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia. Joshua seeks to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles that he lost to Ruiz in a shock June
Author: AFP
Posted: December 4, 2019, 7:38 pm
Hopkins was elected on Wednesday in his first year of eligibility to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, along with Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Barbara Buttrick, Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 4, 2019, 6:05 pm