Mexican-American Ruiz produced one of boxing's biggest upsets when he dethroned the previously undefeated world heavyweight champion with a seventh-round stoppage at New York's Madison Square Garden in June. The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title rematch -- dubbed the 'Clash on the Dunes
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 21, 2019, 4:19 am
Briton Anthony Joshua has said his first career defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. was down to a lack of experience and he has become a "smarter" fighter ahead of December's rematch. Mexican-American Ruiz produced one of boxing's biggest upsets when he dethroned the previously undefeated
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 21, 2019, 4:10 am
At age 40, Ortiz could become the oldest heavyweight title winner since Foreman in his WBC championship fight against Deontay Wilder on Saturday.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 20, 2019, 10:45 pm
Boxing referees and judges involved in the Rio Olympics, who were all suspended following the Games, will not be allowed to officiate at Tokyo 2020, an International Olympic Committee task force said on Wednesday https://www.olympic.org/news/transparency-highlighted-in-tokyo-2020-olympic-boxing-regulations
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 20, 2019, 7:14 pm
Thwacks and thumps echo through the hallway of the 17th century church in a neglected Naples neighbourhood as 21-year-old Nico Rodrigues and 20 other youngsters go through their paces in the boxing ring. Rodrigues is one of 60 young people who have found an escape from the local area's harsh streets
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 20, 2019, 3:17 pm
Thwacks and thumps echo through the hallway of the 17th century church in a neglected Naples neighborhood as 21-year-old Nico Rodrigues and 20 other youngsters go through their paces in the boxing ring. Rodrigues is one of 60 young people who have found an escape from the local area's harsh streets
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 20, 2019, 3:06 pm
Thwacks and thumps echo through the hallway of the 17th century church in a neglected Naples neighbourhood as 21-year-old Nico Rodrigues and 20 other youngsters go through their paces in the boxing ring. Rodrigues is one of 60 young people who have found an escape from the local area's harsh streets
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 20, 2019, 3:00 pm
Boxing great Floyd Mayweather, who has retired in the past only to be drawn back for another colossal payday, said he is content to hang up his gloves with an unblemished 50-0 record.
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 20, 2019, 5:05 am
Deontay Wilder is awkward but dangerous, a string bean of a heavyweight with a crushing right hand that can change everything in a fraction of a second. Luis Ortiz is a big puncher, too, though there are questions about both his stamina and age (40) going into this weekend’s rematch with Wilder that
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 19, 2019, 7:32 pm
Deontay Wilder is awkward but dangerous, a string bean of a heavyweight with a crushing right hand that can change everything in a fraction of a second. Luis Ortiz is a big puncher, too, though there are questions about both his stamina and age (40) going into this weekend’s rematch with Wilder that
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 19, 2019, 7:31 pm
Boxing great Floyd Mayweather said his time in the ring is finished and that he is focused on other projects including his fast-growing chain of boxing fitness gyms and his high-profile promotion company. "I've got calls to get back into the ring, but my health is my wealth," Mayweather
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 19, 2019, 5:46 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Claressa Shields is scheduled to fight in January at the Ocean Casino Resort, resuming a matchup in the ring after the previous attempt was canceled because Ivana Habazin’s trainer was hit and hospitalized.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:47 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Claressa Shields is scheduled to fight in January at the Ocean Casino Resort, resuming a matchup in the ring after the previous attempt was canceled because Ivana Habazin’s trainer was hit and hospitalized.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:47 pm
Matchroom Sport, headed by Eddie Hearn, was planning to put a super middleweight bout between Chavez Jr., the son of the Hall of Famer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., on Dec. 20 in Las Vegas against Daniel Jacobs in a bout that would be streamed on DAZN.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:43 pm
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury said his outspoken remarks which have caused huge offence to many are down to the racism aimed at Travellers he experienced as an amateur. "I felt I had to act out a role to seek publicity and to do that I had to be controversial and shock people
Author: AFP
Posted: November 13, 2019, 10:40 am
Britain's KSI edged American Logan Paul in a cruiserweight boxing rematch of YouTube celebrity stars Saturday that proved a hit with audiences and could help such fighters capture mainstream respect. KSI, a 26-year-old London internet personality and rapper also known as Olajide Olatunji, was declared
Author: AFP
Posted: November 10, 2019, 7:38 pm
French comic book writer Enki Bilal laps it up as he watches two proponents of his creation combine the cerebral nature of chess with the physicality of boxing in a "sporting" first. Bilal watched spellbound as Paris's Cabaret Sauvage hosted France's first "bout" of competitive
Author: AFP
Posted: November 10, 2019, 5:37 pm
Olajide "KSI" Olatunji prevailed in a split decision over Logan Paul in a boxing bout between YouTube celebrities on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. In a slugfest between the two inexperienced fighters, Briton KSI got the decision on the scorecard after six wild rounds. Two judges
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 10, 2019, 7:21 am
Australian boxing was in shock on Sunday after local fighter Dwight Richie died in a training accident at the age of 27. Ritchie's promoter confirmed the boxer's death in a Facebook post. "It is with great sadness and shock to announce that the fighting cowboy Dwight Ritchie sadly passed
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 10, 2019, 12:29 am
Herring has spent fight week visiting veterans hospitals and children’s hospitals and tried to spread the positivity for which he’s become so beloved by those who know him.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 8, 2019, 8:07 pm
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) -- Naoya Inoue won a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire on Thursday in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 8, 2019, 12:11 am
YouTube celebrities Olajide 'KSI' Olatunji and Logan Paul both predicted victory in their bout in Los Angeles this weekend as they appeared at a news conference on Thursday that ended with the fighters shoving each other. The online personalities, who boast 20 million YouTube subscribers each
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 7, 2019, 11:15 pm
YouTube celebrities Olajide 'KSI' Olatunji and Logan Paul both predicted victory in their bout in Los Angeles this weekend as they appeared at a news conference on Thursday that ended with the fighters shoving each other. The online personalities, who boast 20 million YouTube subscribers each
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 7, 2019, 11:11 pm
Haney is wise beyond his years, but he’s not always going to be content playing second fiddle.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 7, 2019, 9:56 pm
It was a big day for Naoya Inoue, the IBF-WBA bantamweight champion and, just perhaps, the 2019 Fighter of the Year.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 7, 2019, 2:18 pm
DAZN needs subscribers and the viral stars bring a massive following for their first professional boxing match.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 7, 2019, 1:58 am
In many ways, Inoue is like a bantamweight version of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 6, 2019, 7:25 pm
Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams, regarded as the pathfinder for women's boxing, is to retire because of fears about her sight, the Briton announced on Wednesday. In an open letter to her local newspaper the Yorkshire Evening Post, Adams said she had decided to hang up her gloves because doctors
Author: AFP
Posted: November 6, 2019, 9:58 am
Britain's Nicola Adams, the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, has announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 37 due to concerns about her eyesight. In an open letter to the Yorkshire Evening Post on Wednesday, Adams, who won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, said she
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 6, 2019, 8:13 am
Cam F. Awesome was convinced his boxing career was over.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 5, 2019, 9:18 pm
With all due respect to Crawford, Lomachenko, Inoue and some other worthy fighters, no one comes close to Alvarez at this point.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 3, 2019, 8:51 am
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez knocked out Sergey Kovalev with a vicious combination in the 11th round to win the WBO light heavyweight title on Saturday, moving up two weight classes to become a four division champ. The 29-year-old Mexican superstar caught Russia's Kovalev with a left hook-right
Author: AFP
Posted: November 3, 2019, 7:46 am
Alvarez walked down the career light heavyweight and stopped him at 2:15 of the 11th round when he landed a chopping right and a crushing left hook to the jaw.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 3, 2019, 6:27 am
Canelo Alvarez used a big punch to beat a big fighter. Alvarez landed a left-right late in the 11th round Saturday night, dropping Sergey Kovalev to the canvas and ending their light heavyweight title fight. Kovalev was left on his knees, his arms draped over the middle ring rope as the fight was stopped
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 3, 2019, 6:12 am
Canelo Alvarez didn't have to take the risk. A third fight with Gennadiy Golovkin was there for the asking. There were other fights against lesser opponents that would have given Alvarez the same kind of payday he's grown used to collecting every time he puts on the gloves for real.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 1, 2019, 6:32 pm
Size isn't the only thing that matters in boxing, according to Alvarez.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 1, 2019, 4:24 pm
Canelo Alvarez bids to add another chapter to his legacy on Saturday when he steps up two divisions to face WBO light-heavyweight champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev in Las Vegas. The 29-year-old Mexican middleweight king (52-1-2, 35 KOs) is regarded as the betting favourite for what is set
Author: AFP
Posted: October 31, 2019, 7:47 pm
As he stands on the precipice of arguably his greatest achievement, claiming a world title in a fourth weight class, it’s fair to ask if, yes, Alvarez has been underrated.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 31, 2019, 6:56 pm
Olympic boxing officials said they were confident that a new judging system could improve transparency in the scandal-hit sport as it went on trial on Thursday ahead of next year's Tokyo Games. The new, computerised system makes the judges' scoring visible in real time, in a bid to avoid the
Author: AFP
Posted: October 31, 2019, 7:59 am
Canelo Alvarez is taking a big chance in his latest fight, moving up to light heavyweight Saturday night to challenge Sergey Kovalev for a piece of the 175-pound crown. ''I should defend my title, I will defend my title,'' Kovalev said. Canelo, he is trying to make his history, but
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 30, 2019, 9:08 pm
Yahoo Sports combat columnist Kevin Iole ranks his Top 10 pound-for-pound boxers in the world.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 30, 2019, 8:40 pm
It’s no secret within boxing circles that Alvarez and De La Hoya are at odds.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 30, 2019, 8:27 pm
Buddy McGirt was elected to the International Hall of Fame as a boxer, but he probably has a better résumé as a trainer.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 29, 2019, 7:36 pm
A shoulder injury has ended the comeback attempt by 55-year-old former boxing champion Nigel Benn. Benn scheduled his first professional fight since 1996 for Nov. 23 in Birmingham, but hurt his shoulder in training on Monday. ''I hope my fans will respect that I have no say in this decision
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 29, 2019, 2:26 pm
The 55-year-old had said in September he would fight Cameroon-born Australian Sakio Bika, 40, a former world champion, in Birmingham on Nov. 23. It would have been Benn's first professional bout since 1996 but the injury has forced the 'Dark Destroyer' to accept his career is over. "
Author: Reuters
Posted: October 29, 2019, 3:07 am
Former world boxing champion Nigel Benn has called off his bid to make a comeback to the ring 23 years after his last professional fight due to a shoulder injury. The 55-year-old had said in September he would fight Cameroon-born Australian Sakio Bika, 40, a former world champion, in Birmingham on Nov
Author: Reuters
Posted: October 29, 2019, 2:38 am
While Hopkins thinks there are more than a few threats that Alvarez will have to navigate, he’s adamant that the jump from the middleweight limit of 160 pounds to the light heavyweight limit of 175 pounds isn’t one of them.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 28, 2019, 11:37 pm
Shakur Stevenson won his first title on Saturday, easily beating Joet Gonzalez by a unanimous decision in a 125 pound grudge match between two undefeated fighters. The 22-year-old Stevenson claimed the vacant World Boxing Organization title and became the first boxer from the 2016 US Rio Olympic team
Author: AFP
Posted: October 27, 2019, 6:48 am