Boxing

Manny Pacquiao, second from left, and Keith Thurman pose during a weigh-in Friday, July 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 19, 2019 - 3:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Keith Thurman certainly seems like more than the modern Manny Pacquiao should be able to handle. Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) is a decade younger, certainly more powerful and maybe even a bit faster than his famously speedy opponent. Thurman is a tough, voluble welterweight champion in...
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Manny Pacquiao laughs during a news conference Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Keith Thurman in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 19, 2019 - 12:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. A fighter who once kept most conversations...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Artur Beterbiev is to fight Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk in a unification title bout at light heavyweight. The Russian Boxing Federation, which organizes some pro fights, says IBF champion Beterbiev will fight WBC champ Gvozdyk Oct. 18 in the United States at a location yet to...
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FILE - In this April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
July 15, 2019 - 12:34 pm
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car...
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Shakur Stevenson smiles as members of his entourage snap photos after Stevenson knocked out Alberto Guevara during a featherweight boxing match Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 8:14 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Shakur Stevenson keeps his Olympic silver medal in his room, not so much as a reminder of the experience, but as motivation that second place is never good enough. "I don't really care for it that much because it's silver," he said. "I care about only gold medals. And that ain't...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 9, 2017 file photo, Russian boxer Denis Lebedev, center left, celebrates his victory against Australian Mark Flanagan, right, after their cruiserweight WBA Super World title bout in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Former world cruiserweight boxing champion Denis Lebedev has retired aged 39 after a lengthy and colorful career, it was announced Thursday, July 11, 2019.(AP Photo/Anton Basanaev, File)
July 11, 2019 - 6:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Former world cruiserweight boxing champion Denis Lebedev retired on Thursday aged 39 after a lengthy and colorful career. Lebedev won the interim WBA cruiserweight title in 2011 against James Toney, and successfully defended it eight times to 2017. "The time has come to leave elite...
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June 27, 2019 - 3:13 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade holds one of the four major world middleweight championship belts and wants to fight the man who has the other three, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Before he gets to do that, he has at least one more fight, when he makes the second defense of his World Boxing...
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June 25, 2019 - 3:36 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet Tuesday the group was evacuated from the motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea on...
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In this Tuesday, June 18, 2019 photo, WBA super featherweight champion Andrew Cancio speaks to reporters at the Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles. Cancio is a boxing champion who also works for the Southern California Gas Company, and he plans to keep his day job even after his lucrative rematch with Alberto Machado in Indio, Calif. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 20, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Cancio gets up around 4 a.m. every weekday and goes for a pre-dawn run near his home in Oxnard. He drives 30 minutes to Simi Valley, changes into his uniform and starts his shift as a technician for the Southern California Gas Company at 6:30 a.m. Cancio finishes work at 3...
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Tyson Fury, of England, speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Las Vegas. Fury is scheduled to fight Tom Schwarz, of Germany, in a heavyweight bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 13, 2019 - 11:30 pm
Although Tyson Fury is the heavyweight division's lineal champion and one of its best fighters in recent years, this British behemoth would be a gifted entertainer in just about any arena. Whether he's performing with brute grace inside the ring or poignantly retelling the story of his battles with...
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