Life came at Deontay Wilder and had him on the ropes. As he's done time and again, he won the battle by KO. He hopes his story provides a beacon of hope for others.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Danny Garcia needed to learn about himself. Nine months between fights can create some questions.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:07 am
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in China's Wuhan was cancelled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus. The death toll from the virus rose to 41 on Saturday, with more than 1,300 infected
Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:17 am
Amateur boxing's troubled governing body AIBA is considering a name change after it was cut out of organizing the Olympic tournaments this year. AIBA's interim president Mohamed Moustahsane said in a statement Tuesday that rebranding is part of a package of reforms he wants national federations
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:18 pm
Dominican challenger Jeison Rosario won the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation super welterweight titles Saturday, stopping hometown hero Julian Williams in the fifth round. Rosario landed a staggering right hand and followed with a flurry of punches before Williams fell to
Posted: January 19, 2020, 4:00 am
Williams is treating Rosario as if heâ€™s the toughest opponent heâ€™s faced rather than a guy brought in to lose.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:51 am
Hometown hero Julian Williams will defend his World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation super-welterweight titles Saturday against Dominican challenger Jeison Rosario in a showdown at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Williams, 27-1-1 with 16 knockouts, will defend for the first time the
Posted: January 16, 2020, 9:07 pm
Former world welterweight champion Danny Garcia is looking at Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence in a bid to reclaim the throne, provided he gets past Ukrainian Ivan Redkach next week. If Garcia defeats Redkach on January 25 at the Barclays Center, he would be in line to fight World Boxing Council and
Posted: January 15, 2020, 7:20 pm
Tyson Fury vowed Monday to chase a knockout in next month's eagerly anticipated rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, insisting he believes he has no chance of earning a victory on points in Las Vegas. At a press conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Fury said he plans to attack Wilder
Posted: January 14, 2020, 1:52 am
Tyson Fury leaned into the microphone and issued an audacious prediction to Deontay Wilder regarding their heavyweight rematch. Although both fighters are skilled in the craft of promotional hyperbole, it was still a surprise when Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) declared he can knock out Wilder within the first
Posted: January 14, 2020, 1:38 am
Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have both promised knockouts to avoid going to the judges' scorecards when they meet again on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas with Wilder's WBC world title on the line. The first meeting between the pair in December 2018 ended in a controversial split-decision
Posted: January 14, 2020, 1:12 am
Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd. Shields, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, remained undefeated and won the 154-pound championship with a unanimous decision over overmatched Ivana Habazin on Friday night at Ovation
Posted: January 11, 2020, 5:24 am
Shields won by scores of 100-89, 100-90 and 99-89 and was never seriously threatened.
Posted: January 11, 2020, 5:04 am
Xander Zayas isnâ€™t just a guy with a lot of talent, heâ€™s got the personality, poise and charisma to also become a major ticket-seller.Â
Posted: January 9, 2020, 8:16 pm
Claressa Shields will try for a third time to win a world title in three divisions. The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. The second attempt, wacky even for the world of boxing weigh-ins, went off the rails: Habazin's trainer was struck
Posted: January 9, 2020, 5:43 pm
Signing Taylor, the IBF-WBA 140-pound champion, is a big move for Top Rank in a number of ways.
Posted: January 9, 2020, 4:02 pm
Fridayâ€™s bout is the third time Shields and Habazin have been scheduled to fight.
Posted: January 9, 2020, 12:28 am
The welterweight champions made it clear they want to fight each other, but battled about why it hasnâ€™t happened.
Posted: January 6, 2020, 7:46 pm
Spinks, 66, an Olympic Gold medalist in 1976 best known for a memorable upset victory over Muhammad Ali two years later in a world heavyweight title fight, was battling for his life in a Las Vegas hospital last month. The report says the cancer has spread to Spinks' bladder.
Posted: January 3, 2020, 3:39 am
The rematch between Wilder and Fury is going to be a massive fight that will generate significant revenue, sell a high number of pay-per-views and will have a huge impact on not only the division but the sport as a whole.
Posted: December 30, 2019, 8:23 pm
For all of the dirt heaped upon boxingâ€™s supposed grave by fans and media who donâ€™t pay enough attention, this was a year in which there was a new Fight of the Year candidate on an almost weekly basis.
Posted: December 30, 2019, 5:42 pm
Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn't go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down. Davis stayed unbeaten in his career with a 12th-round stoppage of Gamboa to win a lightweight title Saturday night. Fighting past the ninth round for the first time
Posted: December 29, 2019, 7:23 am
The February 22 rematch between World Boxing Council heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, promoters announced on Friday. Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions said tickets for the highly anticipated bout would go on sale on Saturday
Posted: December 28, 2019, 6:44 am
Badou Jack estimates it took 75 stitches to close the cut he suffered in his last bout against Marcus Brown in January.
Posted: December 27, 2019, 9:29 pm
The California State Athletic Commission, under the direction of executive officer Andy Foster, has become a leader in regulation and ensuring fights are as fair as can be while at the same time prioritizing fighter safety.
Posted: December 27, 2019, 8:09 pm
Expect to see plenty of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder as ESPN, Fox join forces to promote their rematch
â€œHaving networks like ESPN and Fox come together and create awareness for a fight is really unprecedented,â€� Top Rank president Todd duBoef told Yahoo Sports.
Posted: December 27, 2019, 5:42 pm
Shelita Prograis lost her home during Hurricane Katrina and had been living in an apartment ever since.
Posted: December 26, 2019, 9:43 pm
Taylor is among the most entertaining fighters in the sport, male or female, and rarely has a dull moment in a fight, let alone a dull bout.
Posted: December 26, 2019, 7:57 pm
The sheer number of credible candidates for the 2019 Yahoo Sports Male Boxer of the Year speaks to the outstanding year itâ€™s been.
Posted: December 26, 2019, 7:49 pm
The big names of the decade were the same, largely, as they were in the first decade of the century, with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao once again dominating the headlines (and the earnings).Â
Posted: December 23, 2019, 7:00 am
The boxer of the decade for 2010-19 went undefeated while fighting the best of the best.
Posted: December 23, 2019, 5:00 am
Jermell Charlo stopped Tony Harrison in the 11th round to reclaim the World Boxing Council super welterweight title on Saturday in a championship rematch in suburban Los Angeles. Charlo knocked down Harrison in the second round and twice more in the 11th before referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout two
Posted: December 22, 2019, 4:23 am
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. turned in yet another disgraceful effort Friday in Phoenix, quitting after five rounds of his bout on DAZN against former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs.
Posted: December 21, 2019, 5:54 am
Garciaâ€™s utter belief in himself at all times and, occasionally, against all odds has led him to a Hall of Fame-type career.
Posted: December 19, 2019, 10:04 pm
Claressa Shields says that when she steps into the boxing ring, she is fighting not just for herself but also to elevate the profile of the sport she loves. The American has helped put women's boxing on the map and with victory over Ivana Habazin in Atlantic City on Jan. 10, she would become the
Posted: December 19, 2019, 7:06 pm
An Ohio judge awarded $830,000 to a woman who claimed former boxing champion Adrien â€œThe Problemâ€� Broner sexually assaulted her at a Cleveland nightclub. The default judgement was delivered Tuesday after Broner failed to defend himself in the lawsuit. The lawsuit said one of Broner's friends pulled
Posted: December 18, 2019, 7:24 pm
Fury is set to face American Wilder on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas after the pair battled to a draw last December, a result that saw Wilder retain his title. "I would love to have you in camp, work out for this fight and give Deontay Wilder a proper beating," Fury posted on Instagram on Tuesday.
Posted: December 18, 2019, 4:09 am
Davison was the perfect trainer at the perfect spot in Furyâ€™s life, but now Fury needs more.
Posted: December 17, 2019, 9:35 pm
Anthony Joshua has offered to be Tyson Fury's sparring partner if it helps his fellow British fighter beat WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Joshua has been left frustrated in his attempts to lure America's Wilder into the ring as he bids to unify the division following his victory over
Posted: December 17, 2019, 1:34 pm
Andrade is whatâ€™s known in the industry as a slick southpaw, which for years has roughly translated into â€œI donâ€™t want anything to do with that guy.â€�
Posted: December 16, 2019, 7:23 pm
Tyson Fury has changed trainers two months before his likely heavyweight rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Fury split with Ben Davison after two years and will team up with Javan ''Sugar'' Hill, the nephew of the late trainer Emmanuel Steward. Davison helped Fury recover from
Posted: December 16, 2019, 2:11 pm
Davison and Fury have worked together since 2017 and Fury said in an Instagram post that he would work with Javan 'Sugar' Hill for the Wilder bout. Hill is the nephew of the late Emmanuel Steward, who trained the 31-year-old Fury in the past. Fury and Wilder will face each other in their highly
Posted: December 16, 2019, 2:37 am
Tyson Fury has split with his coach Ben Davison just two months before his rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Davison had been Fury's coach for the last two years but he revealed on Sunday that they have decided to part ways. With the Briton's clash against America's
Posted: December 15, 2019, 8:10 pm
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
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
Posted: December 15, 2019, 5:32 am