Boxing

FILE - In this June 7, 2005, file photo, former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, right, spars with his trainer Jeff Fenech in the ring at Burr Gymnasium in Washington. Fenech will undergo surgery in Bangkok to repair an infected heart valve. Australian boxer Jack Brubaker tells The Associated Press his mentor is hospitalized with a bad lung infection but remains conscious. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 07, 2019 - 4:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Former Australian boxing champion Jeff Fenech will undergo surgery in Bangkok to repair an infected heart valve. Australian boxer Jack Brubaker told The Associated Press on Monday his mentor is hospitalized with a bad lung infection but remains conscious. Brubaker is one of many...
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Boxer Ivana Habazin's trainer Bashir Ali, right, trash talks with members of Claressa Shields' entourage during a weigh-in Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Flint, Mich. Ali was later punched by a man and fell to the ground bloodied. He was sent to McLaren Hospital in Flint to be treated. Habazin and Claressa Shields are scheduled to fight Saturday for the WBO and WBC super welterweight championships. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
October 05, 2019 - 7:31 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Trash talk at a weigh-in or news conference is nothing new in boxing. This was something different entirely. Claressa Shields' homecoming fight Saturday night was canceled because of an altercation before Friday's weigh-in that left her opponent's trainer hospitalized. Shields...
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Boxer Ivana Habazin wipes away tears as she stays with her trainer Bashir Ali after he was punched by a man and fell to the ground before Habazin's weigh-in, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Flint, Mich. Ali was sent to McLaren Hospital in Flint to be treated. Habazin and Claressa Shields are scheduled to fight Saturday for the WBO and WBC super welterweight championships. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)/The Flint Journal via AP)
October 05, 2019 - 6:42 am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields' long-awaited fight in her hometown was called off after her opponent's trainer was injured in an altercation before the weigh-in. Shields was supposed to fight Ivana Habazin of Croatia on Saturday night, but the bout was called off after Habazin's trainer James...
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October 04, 2019 - 2:54 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ivana Habazin's trainer has been hospitalized after getting sucker-punched before the weigh-in for a title fight with Claressa Shields. Bashir Ali was hit, fell and struck his head Friday on the Dort Federal Event Center floor. Habazin of Croatia is scheduled to face Shields,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin, left, and Ukraine's Sergiy Derevyanchenko, pose for photos after a news conference at New York's Madison Square Garden. Longtime middleweight champion Golovkin can regain one of his old belts when he faces Derevyanchenko on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 03, 2019 - 9:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennadiy Golovkin is intrigued by fighting outside the U.S. and in another weight class. Whether it’s boxing or business, Triple G seems interested in just about everything _ except Canelo Alvarez. With that chapter of his career in the past _ and unclear if it will ever reappear _...
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October 02, 2019 - 5:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says Joseph Parker has been forced to pull out of his heavyweight fight with Dereck Chisora on Oct. 26. Hearn, who promotes Parker, posted a tweet on Wednesday to say the former world champion from New Zealand has withdrawn "due to illness" and that an...
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October 01, 2019 - 10:54 am
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Laila Ali is among the first female fighters to appear on the ballot for the 2020 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The daughter of Muhammad Ali was joined by 11 others Tuesday for an international panel of voters: Sumya Anani, Regina Halmich, Holly Holm, Susi...
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Errol Spence Jr., right, and Shawn Porter exchange punches during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 28, 2019 - 10:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Errol Spence added the WBC welterweight title to his IBF belt with a thrilling split-decision victory over Shawn Porter on Saturday night. Spence (26-0) persevered through the biggest challenge of his ascendant career from Porter (30-3-1), a veteran brawler who forced Spence into...
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Errol Spence Jr., right, and Shawn Porter exchange punches during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 28, 2019 - 10:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Errol Spence added the WBC welterweight title to his IBF belt with a thrilling split-decision victory over Shawn Porter on Saturday night. Spence (26-0) persevered through the biggest challenge of his ascendant career from Porter (30-3-1), a veteran brawler who forced Spence into...
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FILE- In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Errol Spence Jr, gestures for a TV camera before an IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing bout against Mikey Garcia in Arlington, Texas. Spence squares off against against Shawn Porter in a IBF/WBC World welterweight title fight on Saturday. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
September 27, 2019 - 1:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Errol Spence has boxed his way to world titles and pay-per-view prominence with class, smarts and world-class skills in pretty much every aspect of his sport. Shawn Porter wants to drag Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) into a good old-fashioned brawl when they meet at Staples Center on...
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