September 26, 2019 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Former middleweight boxing champion Nigel Benn is returning to the ring at the age of 55 for a one-off fight, saying he wants "closure" on a career blighted by drug abuse, depression and the death of his brother. Benn, who has not fought professionally since 1996, will face 40-year-...
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September 24, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Errol Spence is in an enviable position as he returns to the ring Saturday night in a welterweight title fight against Shawn Porter. There's a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao looming. Perhaps a fight with fellow champion Terence Crawford after that. And, of course, millions of dollars to be made...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2109 file photo, Sergey Kovalev of Russia celebrates after defeating Anthony Yarde of Britain during their WBO light heavyweight title bout in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Sergey Kovalev will fight Canelo Alvarez, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Anton Basanaev, File)
September 18, 2019 - 4:03 pm
Sergey Kovalev was considered by some to be washed up after he lost two straight fights to Andre Ward, the second by knockout. He got stopped again a few fights later, then had to rally in his native Russia to stop Anthony Yarde and retain his 175-pound title just last month. His reward for...
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Tyson Fury, left, of England, and Otto Wallin, of Sweden, pose during a ceremonial weigh-in for their upcoming fight Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Wallin and Fury will face each other in a heavyweight boxing match Saturday. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 13, 2019 - 3:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw. Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for a man who considers himself the heavyweight...
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September 13, 2019 - 12:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez will move up to light heavyweight to take on Sergey Kovalev for a piece of the 175-pound title on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas. Alvarez, who currently holds titles at 160 pounds, will try to become a champion in his fourth weight class, meeting Kovalev in a scheduled 12-round...
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Tyson Fury attends an open workout Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Las Vegas. Fury is scheduled to face Otto Wallin in a heavyweight boxing match Saturday. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 11, 2019 - 1:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury shouldn't have too much trouble in the ring this weekend against an opponent whose biggest claim to fame is that he's arguably the best heavyweight fighter in Sweden. He might have more trouble convincing Mexican fans that he's really one of them. Fury is giving it his...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 13, 2019 file photo, blood runs down the side of Otto Wallin's head during the first round of his heavyweight boxing bout against Nick Kisner on in Atlantic City, N.J. Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin will take his first step into big-time boxing when he fights Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on Saturday Sept. 14, 2019. A win for Wallin would be a big shock because the unbeaten Fury is the lineal champion and perhaps is the best heavyweight out there. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 09, 2019 - 1:48 am
SUNDSVALL, Sweden (AP) — The pretty Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall has had a couple of quirky brushes with elite heavyweight boxing over the years. In 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stunned the locals by visiting a newly opened boxing club as part of his promotional tour of the country...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Andy Ruiz, above, knocks down British boxer Anthony Joshua during the third round of a heavyweight championship boxing match in New York. Three months ago in New York, Andy Ruiz scored a massive upset when he took Anthony Joshua's three heavyweight belts. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 05, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing a black sombrero on his head and a big grin on his face, Andy Ruiz Jr. looked like a guy who wants to keep the party going. He was back in New York, where he changed not only his life but the entire heavyweight boxing picture in June by stunning Anthony Joshua to win three...
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September 04, 2019 - 10:51 am
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua began the promotional tour for their world heavyweight title rematch in Saudi Arabia with a news conference in Diriyah that turned out in part to be a PR exercise for the kingdom. Groups like Amnesty International have raised concerns over the decision to stage the...
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September 03, 2019 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk will make his debut at heavyweight in a fight against Tyrone Spong in Chicago on Oct. 12. Usyk is making the step up from cruiserweight, where he unified the division after 15 fights. He has a 16-0 record with 12 knockouts. Spong, who quit kickboxing for...
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