Boxing

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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June 11, 2019 - 9:11 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields is set to fight Ivana Habazin on Aug. 17 on Showtime for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title. The vacant WBC women's diamond super welterweight championship will also be at stake. This will be Shields' first professional fight in her hometown of Flint...
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From left to right, International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inductees : Teddy Atlas, Don Elbaum, Lee Samuels, Julian Jackson, Donald Curry, Tony DeMarco, Guy Jutras and Buddy McGirt display their IBHOF rings during the induction ceremony Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Canastota, N.Y. ( John Brewer/Oneida Dispatch via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 6:00 pm
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Tough guy in the ring, James "Buddy" McGirt was not so tough on his special day. McGirt struggled repeatedly with his emotions on a sun-splashed afternoon, at times barely managing to keep it together as he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday. "I...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, boxes during a workout in New York. Golovkin faces Steve Rolls, of Canada, in a middleweight bout on Saturday in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 07, 2019 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin has some gripes about the way boxing is handled. Not the competition in the ring itself, but what goes on in arranging top bouts. Triple G will not be facing a highly ranked opponent Saturday night when he fights Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden, though Rolls is...
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FIle - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Gennady Golovkin lands a punch against Canelo Alvarez during a middleweight title boxing match, in Las Vegas. Golovkin has been one of his generation’s best champions. His two bouts with Canelo Alvarez were classics, and a third could be coming later in 2019 if Triple G takes care of Steve Rolls. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
June 06, 2019 - 9:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin is all too aware of what happened last weekend at Madison Square Garden. He promises a repeat monumental boxing upset won't occur Saturday night when he meets Steve Rolls. Golovkin has been one of his generation's best champions. His two bouts with Canelo Alvarez...
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Andy Ruiz poses for photographs after a heavyweight title boxing match against Anthony Joshua on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. Ruiz won in the seventh round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 04, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Just when things were starting to make sense in boxing and the heavyweight division was shaping up nicely, a fat guy with blazingly quick hands wiped away most of the preconceived notions of where it would all eventually lead. Andy Ruiz Jr. didn't just upend heavyweight boxing. He threw it a body...
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Andy Ruiz poses for photographs after a heavyweight title boxing match against Anthony Joshua on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. Ruiz won in the seventh round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 02, 2019 - 9:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Ruiz Jr. could have passed for any New Yorker, just a roly-poly guy in a too-tight Knicks jersey and sideways baseball cap weaving his way through a crowded sidewalk on his way back to the hotel. But those people were there cheering for Ruiz, outstretched arms for selfies, pats...
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British boxer Anthony Joshua answers a question during a press conference ahead of his heavyweight bout against Andy Ruiz, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in New York. Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 31, 2019 - 8:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In front of Anthony Joshua for his U.S. debut will be Andy Ruiz Jr. On Joshua's mind will be more than the defense of his four heavyweight titles Saturday night. As honest as he is undefeated, Joshua says the likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and a few other potential opponents...
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Andy Ruiz holds a couple of Anthony Joshua's belts while posing for photographs during a press conference ahead of their heavyweight bout, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in New York. Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 30, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The odds of 30-1 say it all. Andy Ruiz barely was on anyone's heavyweight radar when he was summoned as a replacement to fight champion Anthony Joshua. On Saturday, massive underdog Ruiz promises he could be the next Buster Douglas. "I've been an underdog all my life," Ruiz said...
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May 20, 2019 - 12:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will get back into the ring on July 20 to face unbeaten welterweight champion Keith Thurman in what could be a highlight fight of the summer. Pacquiao, 40, dominated Adrian Broner to retain his portion of the welterweight title in January. He will take on Thurman for...
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