Mikey Garcia hadn’t fought in nearly two years before stepping into the ring for what was perceived as a tune-up fight. But once again, he was thoroughly outboxed.
Posted: October 17, 2021, 4:07 am
Tyson Fury believes he is the greatest heavyweight of his era after producing a scintillating display to beat Deontay Wilder in a boxing classic on Saturday.
Posted: October 10, 2021, 9:08 am
Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday with a spectacular 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder as their trilogy fight delivered a boxing classic.
Posted: October 10, 2021, 6:35 am
The two finest heavyweights in the world square off Saturday for the third time in less than three years.
Posted: October 8, 2021, 2:48 pm
Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight boxing crown on Saturday when he faces Deontay Wilder for the third -- and probably final -- installment of an acrimonious three-year ring rivalry.
Posted: October 8, 2021, 1:33 am
Fury, ever the entertainer, has been on top of his game promoting his third fight with Wilder.
Posted: October 7, 2021, 5:58 pm
Arum said Top Rank and PBC officials had agreed before the news conference not to have the fighters face off.
Posted: October 7, 2021, 12:36 am
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder were prevented from a face-off as insults and expletives filled the air at an ill-tempered final press conference on Wednesday for their heavyweight world title fight.
Posted: October 6, 2021, 11:17 pm
If Wilder is the same guy he was in 2020, then the result will be the same.
Posted: October 6, 2021, 6:32 pm
Fury is deservedly favored, and BetMGM has him at -300, with Wilder at +220.
Posted: October 5, 2021, 6:29 pm
Events kept scuttling the bout until this week, when Triller had enough and tapped out.
Posted: October 3, 2021, 12:15 am
“The one and only MVP is back,” Page shouted to the adoring crowd following the narrow victory.
Posted: October 1, 2021, 11:17 pm
A rare collection of sketches and paintings by American boxer Muhammad Ali - who loved to draw between fights - is going up for auction in New York next week. The 24-piece collection, many of them in cartoon style and some of them signed, reflect Ali's interest in religion and social justice, but there are also some that picture him in the ring. The painting, called "Sting Like a Bee," was made by Ali in 1978 during the filming of the historical mini series "Freedom Road" in which he starred, Bonhams auctioneers said.
Posted: September 30, 2021, 10:30 pm
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury believes he will be facing the most dangerous incarnation of Deontay Wilder yet when he clashes with his American rival for the third time next month.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 11:23 pm
It was unquestionably the right call, because boxing isn’t kind to those who overstay their welcomes.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 6:58 am
Philippine superstar and presidential hopeful Manny Pacquiao announced Wednesday he is retiring from boxing after a glittering decades-long career in the ring, describing it as the "hardest decision" of his life.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 4:16 am
MANILA (Reuters) -World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement from what he called the "greatest sport in the world" on Wednesday to focus on a run for the Philippines presidency, the biggest fight of his career. Pacquiao, whose fast footwork and blistering speed of punches made him one of the top offensive fighters in the sport's history, said he was at peace with his decision, adding it was the turn of other Filipino boxers to shine. "As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world especially the Filipino people for supporting Manny Pacquiao," he said, fighting back tears.
Posted: September 29, 2021, 4:08 am
Joshua’s career is not over by any means, and because he has a rematch clause, he’ll get the chance to avenge the defeat.
Posted: September 27, 2021, 4:53 am
Anthony Joshua said he was "110 percent" likely to activate a rematch clause with Oleksandr Usyk after losing his world heavyweight titles to the Ukrainian in stunning fashion in London on Saturday
Posted: September 26, 2021, 8:34 am
Volkanovski won a unanimous decision over Brian Ortega in one of the greatest fights in the division’s history, retaining his featherweight belt and significantly raising his stature among the sport’s elite.
Posted: September 26, 2021, 7:19 am
Usyk won by scores of 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 to claim the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Joshua.
Posted: September 25, 2021, 10:47 pm
Oleksandr Usyk ended Anthony Joshua's reign as world heavyweight champion with a stunning unanimous points decision victory on Saturday, scuppering hopes of a 'Battle of Britain' unification bout with fellow world title-holder Tyson Fury.
Posted: September 25, 2021, 10:15 pm
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and rival Caleb Plant came to blows on Tuesday as a press conference to hype their November showdown for the undisputed world super middleweight crown erupted into violence.
Posted: September 21, 2021, 10:03 pm
Joshua is a significant favorite at BetMGM.
Posted: September 21, 2021, 5:38 pm
Usyk is arguably the finest pure boxer among anyone in the world these days 200 pounds or over.
Posted: September 20, 2021, 6:23 pm
The Philippines will hold an election in May 2022 to choose a successor to President Rodrigo Duterte, who is ending his single, six-year term. The president's daughter has declared a re-election bid https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/duterte-daughter-seek-re-election-mayor-despite-calls-presidency-run-2021-09-16 as mayor of Davao City next year, despite growing calls for her seek the highest office. With his daughter in charge, Duterte, 76, could be shielded from indictment by a domestic court or the International Criminal Court, which has approved a formal probe https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-will-not-cooperate-with-icc-probe-war-drugs-spokesperson-2021-09-16 into thousands of killings during his "war on drugs".
Posted: September 20, 2021, 3:14 pm
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao may have signed up for his toughest fight yet in running for president of the Philippines, facing doubts about his leadership and commitment as a lawmaker that could dent his appeal and deal a big blow to his ambitions. As an eight-division world champion, Pacquiao is a national treasure, but analysts say he faces a huge challenge to convince the electorate he can lead a nation beset by problems ranging from crime, graft and natural disasters to Islamist extremism, outdated infrastructure and bloated bureaucracy. To win the May 2022 election, Parreño said, Pacquiao must show how he can steer the country and its struggling economy out of one of Asia's worst coronavirus epidemics.
Posted: September 20, 2021, 1:52 pm
MANILA (Reuters) -Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's cozy relationship with China. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his political allies during the national assembly of the faction he leads in the ruling PDP-Laban Party, days after a rival faction nominated Duterte's long-time aide, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippine-senator-first-declare-2022-run-presidency-2021-09-08, as its presidential candidate. That faction nominated Duterte for vice president, a move that critics called a cynical ploy by Duterte to retain power.
Posted: September 19, 2021, 8:45 am
“At the end of the day, what we want to do at Triller Fight Club is to put on professional fights,” Triller’s new chief operating officer Thorsten Meier told Yahoo Sports. “We are stepping away from exhibition stuff only."
Posted: September 14, 2021, 8:59 pm
Porter, a former WBC champion, represents the biggest challenge of the unbeaten Crawford’s career.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 2:59 pm
Boxer Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday sued for libel an influential celebrity evangelist followed by millions of Filipinos, after he accused the eight-division world champion of embezzling funds intended for a $70 million sports complex. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, a self-proclaimed "Owner of the Universe" and "Appointed Son of God", is a longtime friend and spiritual adviser of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, with whom Pacquiao has recently locked horns. The popular Pacquiao is considering running for president next year and has alleged corruption in Duterte's government and criticised his cosy relationship with China https://www.reuters.com/world/china/philippine-president-spars-with-pacquiao-over-south-china-sea-2021-06-09.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 11:07 am
Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield looked all of his 58 years in a first-round technical knockout loss to mixed martial arts star Vitor Belfort on Saturday.
Posted: September 12, 2021, 3:25 am
Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh confirmed the promotion is attempting to secure former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield’s services as a replacement.
Posted: September 3, 2021, 6:35 pm
With what potentially lies ahead — a career-high payday and pound-for-pound showdown — expect to see the best Taylor ever on Saturday.
Posted: September 2, 2021, 6:40 pm
A row between rival factions in the Philippines's ruling party escalated on Sunday when a group led by boxing star Emmanuel Pacquiao tried to remove President Rodrigo Duterte from his role as party chairman by electing their own. Refusing to recognise the decision, Duterte's supporters said he was still chairman and branded the other faction as "pretenders and attention seekers". Pacquiao, Duterte and their respective supporters have been trying to wrest control of the PDP-Laban party ahead of elections in May by unilaterally electing their own members to leading party roles.
Posted: August 29, 2021, 12:44 pm
Manny Pacquiao has refused to rule out a rematch with WBA champion Yordenis Ugas following his upset defeat to the Cuban last weekend, which nudged the Filipino boxing star ever closer to retirement.
Posted: August 25, 2021, 7:53 pm
The rivalry between Pacquiao and Mayweather defined the first 20 years of this century and set a standard that will be difficult to match.
Posted: August 25, 2021, 6:35 pm
Manny Pacquiao plans to take his time before deciding on his future but admitted on Saturday he may not return to the ring after his upset defeat to Yordenis Ugas.
Posted: August 22, 2021, 7:59 am
There’s no reason for Manny Pacquiao to ever slip between those ropes with gloves on his hands again.
Posted: August 22, 2021, 6:54 am
Judges had it 116-112 twice and 115-113 for Ugas, who is now 27-5 and was a 4-1 underdog.
Posted: August 22, 2021, 1:17 am
Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas both made weight then came face-to-face for the cameras at the weigh-in ahead of their Saturday world title welterweight showdown in Las Vegas.
Posted: August 21, 2021, 2:19 am
Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, one of the bright minds and best trainers in boxing, told Yahoo Sports that the switch from a left-hander in Errol Spence to a right-hander in Yordenis Ugas wouldn’t be the biggest issue facing Pacquiao.
Posted: August 20, 2021, 3:00 pm
Manny Pacquiao says a change of opponent has not affected his training as he attempts to reclaim his world welterweight crown after a two-year absence from the ring on Saturday.
Posted: August 20, 2021, 1:38 am
The idea of pursuing the undisputed super middleweight belt was the brainchild of Alvarez trainer Eddy Reynoso, who noted that a Mexican fighter has never held an undisputed title in the four-belt era.
Posted: August 19, 2021, 6:52 pm
“My heart’s desire, if you ask me, material things in this world are not important to Manny Pacquiao. Whatever I have done, my fame and my records, my position in the government, what I have is not important for me."
Posted: August 19, 2021, 6:34 pm
Pacquiao has been so great for so long that it is easy to forget all that he has accomplished.
Posted: August 18, 2021, 4:16 pm
Manny Pacquiao, who is nearly 43 years old and hasn't fought in 25 months, is a massive -350 favorite at BetMGM to defeat Yordenis Ugas.
Posted: August 17, 2021, 7:30 pm
He has seven weight classes to go if he’s going to catch Pacquiao in titles — and the one he has is highly questionable because it's a gift from the WBA — but his story is no less dramatic.
Posted: August 17, 2021, 3:40 pm