Boxing

FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Deontay Wilder, left, fights Luis Ortiz during the third round of the WBC heavyweight championship bout in New York. Wilder won in the 10th round.Whatever disappointment Wilder may have had in not fighting Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury next is gone. The heavyweight champion can’t wait to get in the ring with Dominic Breazeale. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 17, 2019 - 8:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever disappointment Deontay Wilder may have had in not fighting Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury next is gone. Now the heavyweight champion can't wait to get in the ring with Dominic Breazeale. "It's going to be an amazing night for me and a sad night for him," Wilder said. Coming...
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May 16, 2019 - 5:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign. Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International Boxing Association's executive committee meets on Saturday, four days...
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May 14, 2019 - 5:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A boxer who kissed a reporter without her consent during a post-fight interview must complete a sexual harassment course and pay a $2,500 fine before officials will consider lifting his suspension. The California Athletic Commission decided unanimously Tuesday that Kubrat Pulev...
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British boxer Anthony Joshua laughs, prior to a media session at the English institute of Sport, in Sheffield, England, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to become Mexico’s first heavyweight champion after replacing Jarrell Miller as the opponent for unbeaten WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua. (Dave Thompson/PA via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 12:58 pm
Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So will his countryman, Anthony Joshua, who will venture across the pond to make his Garden debut. And then there's Deontay Wilder, who kicks...
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Super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd shows off his championship belts during a weigh-in, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Arlington, Va., in advance of a boxing match against top contender Julian Williams. The pair are scheduled to square off on Saturday in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 10, 2019 - 11:45 am
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — If Jarrett Hurd wants to leave his desired legacy as a 154-pound champion, he can't overlook challenger Julian Williams. There simply isn't time. The holder of the IBF and WBA super welterweight titles badly wants to unify the remaining belts to become an undisputed champion...
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British boxer Anthony Joshua speaks to reporters at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, May 6, 2019. Joshua is scheduled to fight Andy Ruiz on Saturday for Joshua's WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles. (AP Photo/Barry Wilner)
May 06, 2019 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On his way to his debut at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has hit a detour. His planned opponent failed several drug tests. Unfazed by the switch from Jarrrell Miller to Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua strode into an empty Garden on Monday and was right at home...
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Canelo Alvarez, right, of Mexico, tries to hit Daniel Jacobs with a left during a middleweight title boxing match Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 04, 2019 - 10:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Jacobs was bigger. Canelo Alvarez was better — but not by much. Alvarez added another title belt to his collection Saturday night by winning rounds early and outboxing Jacobs in their middleweight showdown to take a close but unanimous 12-round decision. Two ringside judges...
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Canelo Alvarez, left, and Daniel Jacobs pose for photographers at a news conference for their middleweight title boxing match Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 03, 2019 - 12:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez owns both big Mexican holiday weekends in this gambling town, along with a contract that could make him one of the richest athletes in the world. He'll own everything at 160 pounds, too, if he can get past Daniel Jacobs in an intriguing middleweight title unification...
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Canelo Alvarez, left, and Daniel Jacobs pose for photographers at a news conference for their middleweight title boxing match Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 01, 2019 - 2:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The moment won't be too big for Daniel Jacobs, of that he's certain. Not after going toe-to-toe with the fearsome Gennady Golovkin before dropping a narrow decision. Not after beating cancer that doctors were sure would end his career, if not his life. Canelo Alvarez will be just...
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British boxer Anthony Joshua laughs, prior to a media session at the English institute of Sport, in Sheffield, England, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to become Mexico’s first heavyweight champion after replacing Jarrell Miller as the opponent for unbeaten WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua. (Dave Thompson/PA via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to become Mexico's first heavyweight champion after replacing Jarrell Miller as the opponent for unbeaten WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua. Miller was withdrawn from the June 1 fight at Madison Square Garden after doping violations. The 29-year-old...
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