As Canelo Alvarez celebrated and soaked in a record crowd, previously unbeaten WBO super middleweight champ Billy Joe Saunders staggered into the back of an ambulance.
Posted: May 9, 2021, 6:22 am
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez stopped Billy Joe Saunders in eight rounds on Saturday to unify three super middleweight titles in front of the largest US crowd in history to watch an indoor boxing event.
Author: AFP
Posted: May 9, 2021, 4:02 am
It will finally be about what happens inside the ring for Billy Joe Saunders when he faces Canelo Alvarez in Saturday's super middleweight unification bout at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The underdog from England has raised concerns this week about everything from the three-judge panel lacking a representative from the United Kingdom to the size of the ring he will fight Alvarez in. Ultimately, Saturday presents a the biggest opportunity of his career for Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs).
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 8, 2021, 1:24 am
Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Britain's Billy Joe Saunders comfortably made the weight for Saturday's super middleweight title fight in Texas here Friday.
Author: AFP
Posted: May 7, 2021, 9:49 pm
Floyd Mayweather was involved in a chaotic brawl on Thursday during the build-up to next month's fight with Internet star Logan Paul as tempers boiled over at a press conference in Miami.
Author: AFP
Posted: May 6, 2021, 9:48 pm
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez faces Britain's undefeated Billy Joe Saunders in a world super middleweight unification showdown Saturday with 70,000 spectators expected, the largest US sports crowd since the coronavirus pandemic.
Author: AFP
Posted: May 6, 2021, 7:01 pm
He has work yet to do, but it would be no shock at all in a few years if we were talking about Alvarez as one of the elite of the elite.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 6, 2021, 6:57 pm
Saunders made noise about not fighting Alvarez because of the size of the ring, but that was never really going to happen.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 5, 2021, 6:47 pm
Johnson will fight Jose Augusto in Bellator’s light heavyweight Grand Prix instead of Yoel Romero, who was pulled from the fight last week because of an undisclosed medical issue.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 4, 2021, 9:39 pm
Alvarez has that rare ability to zero in on what’s important at any given moment and push everything else aside.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 4, 2021, 7:10 pm
At BetMGM, Alvarez is a whopping -750 favorite to add a third belt to his collection. Saunders is +500.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 4, 2021, 6:00 pm
Triller will not pursue legal action against boxing fans who pirated the platform's April 17 fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren provided those individuals pay the original $49.99 price before June 1, a company executive told Reuters. More than 2 million illegal streams of the Triller Fight Club bout occurred, the company said, and it will be pursuing those individuals for the maximum penalty of $150,000 per illegal stream of the fight.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 3, 2021, 10:12 pm
Yahoo Sports had it 115-112 for Ruiz, who won for the first time since that magical night in New York nearly two years ago when he stopped Joshua in a massive upset to claim the IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 2, 2021, 8:07 am
King Fury, the 20-1 Kentucky Derby entrant named for world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, was scratched from Saturday's US racing classic after spiking a fever on Friday.
Author: AFP
Posted: April 30, 2021, 7:39 pm
An all-British heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in July or August is "dead in the water", according to Fury's promoter.
Author: AFP
Posted: April 30, 2021, 8:40 am
Ruiz, who literally ate, drank and partied his way out of the championship, is a fat man no more.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 28, 2021, 7:17 pm
The 19-year-old Al-Swaisat was taken to hospital on April 16 where he underwent emergency brain surgery after he collapsed during the third round of his under-81 kg contest with Estonia's Anton Winogradow. "It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Rashed Al-Swaisat of Jordan, who had been admitted to hospital on April 16 further to his fight during the AIBA YWCHs," AIBA said in a statement.
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 27, 2021, 2:41 pm
Super middleweight Edgar Berlanga, who is 16-0 with 16 first-round knockouts, fights veteran Demond Nicholson on Saturday.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 23, 2021, 4:14 pm
In his 16 fights, Berlanga has spent so little time under the bright lights that he’s something of an unknown quantity.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 22, 2021, 9:31 pm
On a night when a social media star knocked out a former MMA champion in a ridiculously one-sided fashion, Robert Whittaker reminded the world what a true fighter is all about.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 18, 2021, 5:15 am
Matt Woodruff, the executive director of the Georgia Commission, told Yahoo Sports by telephone that the commission's doctor had examined Paul and cleared him to fight.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 16, 2021, 4:59 pm
If successful, it will make Davis a three-division world champion.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 15, 2021, 9:50 pm
Askren was never known for his striking in MMA, but Roach was pleasantly surprised after working with Askren for six days.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 14, 2021, 8:23 pm
India set itself the goal of improving its Olympic medal tally to a "double digit" in Tokyo with the country's top sports officials pledging every help to the athletes with 100 days to go to the Games. "As a large nation, India should play a greater role in the entire Olympic movement, and one of the things through which we can do it is by winning more medals," sports minister Kiren Rijuju told a webinar.
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 14, 2021, 1:40 pm
Smith won the bout with an incredible rally in the last two rounds, landing 84 power shots over the final six minutes.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 11, 2021, 3:58 am
Vettori is slowly moving toward a title shot and he wasn’t going to be beaten by an opponent with such a gaping hole in his game.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 10, 2021, 10:11 pm
Amid the monotony of quarantine life that people had to put up with due to the outbreak of COVID-19, housebound residents in one corner of Los Angeles were treated to the startling sight of an Olympic champion sprinting down their block at full speed. The athlete was six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix, America's most decorated track athlete.
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 9, 2021, 6:37 pm
Smith is never going to win an award as the sport’s slickest boxer, but if you like your fighters to be fearless, to go for the knockout and to fight anyone, Smith is your guy.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 8, 2021, 6:01 pm
Vettori appreciates Holland taking the fight, but he’s hardly impressed with the attributes the 10th-ranked Holland brings to the table.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 7, 2021, 8:40 pm
He doesn’t want to give up his belt, but Herring feels the fight with Valdez is significant enough that it’s worth it if that’s what it comes down to.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 7, 2021, 8:00 pm
Nine-year-old Thai kickboxer Pornpattara "Tata" Peachaurai is eager to get back in the ring after coronavirus curbs brought his fight season to a halt more than five months ago. The money he earns is vital income for his family. "I'm proud to be a boxer and to earn money for my mum."
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 6, 2021, 11:15 pm
Such training gets him into superb condition, Ennis said, and he feels he can go as hard in the final minute of the 12th round as he does in the first minute of the opening round.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 5, 2021, 7:29 pm
Australian super welterweight Tim Tszyu has once again voiced his desire to take on the best in the world after extending his record to 18-0 with a fifth round TKO of Dennis Hogan in Newcastle on Wednesday. Tszyu registered his 14th career knockout when Hogan's corner threw in the towel as the Irishman wilted under a barrage of powerful left-hand blows in front of a noisy crowd in the port city. The son of former Russian-born undisputed light-welterweight world champion Kostya, Tszyu retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) "Global" title but has long made it clear that he has his eyes on bigger prizes.
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 1, 2021, 1:49 am
Carl Frampton has a chance to become the first Irishman to win world championships in three weight classes.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 31, 2021, 7:13 pm
Sure, YouTube star Jake Paul will fight, but Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort, E40, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo and Major Lazer are slated to perform.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 30, 2021, 9:52 pm
De La Hoya wants to take on Floyd Mayweather, Yahoo Sports reported, which is no surprise given the huge money their 2007 bout generated for both camps. "July 3rd, I'm making my comeback," De La Hoya said during a Triller Fight Club event alongside rapper Snoop Dogg. The American's return to the ring comes after former-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson last year battled Roy Jones Jr. in an exciting charity exhibition bout that was ruled a draw.
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 27, 2021, 12:49 am
This is one of the rare situations where the clear, convincing winner of the first fight is a fairly significant underdog in the rematch.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 26, 2021, 2:21 pm
Another loss would put Whyte back in an increasingly crowded division, no doubt, but it would be far from a career-ender.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 25, 2021, 9:25 pm
Ortiz outboxed former world champion Maurice Hooker most of the way and then picked it up when he needed to, dropping Hooker at the end of the sixth and stopping him 36 seconds into the seventh.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 21, 2021, 4:10 am
More than 60,000 spectators, the biggest US sports crowd since the Covid-19 pandemic began, are expected for a May 8 boxing showdown in Dallas, promoter Eddie Hearn said Friday.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 19, 2021, 5:20 pm
At BetMGM, Ortiz is -1250 to win and -300 to win by knockout.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 19, 2021, 4:48 pm
Russian Povetkin, who knocked out Jamaica-born Whyte in the fifth round of their first fight in London last August, also features on coin. The two heavyweights are the only boxers to feature on any sterling currency, with Whyte the first Black person to receive the honour. "It is a great honour for someone like me to go down in history as the first boxer, and first Black man, to feature on sterling currency," Whyte said in a statement.
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 18, 2021, 3:44 am
The Deines fight was on and off for much of last year, but Beterbiev said he stayed busy.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 17, 2021, 7:01 pm
Ortiz insists he’s hitting harder now than he ever has as he prepares for his bout on Saturday on DAZN against ex-super lightweight champion Maurice Hooker.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 16, 2021, 8:52 pm
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have signed a deal for two all-British world heavyweight title unification fights, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn said on Monday.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 15, 2021, 3:36 pm
Joshua beat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in December to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA titles and set up the prospect of a mouth-watering clash with fellow Briton Fury, the WBC belt holder. Matchroom did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 15, 2021, 3:21 pm
Appreciate what you are seeing because this is as rare as it is special and compelling.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 14, 2021, 7:23 am
Estrada pulled out a hotly contested split decision over the legendary Nicaraguan in their battle for the WBA and WBC super flyweight belts Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 14, 2021, 6:29 am