Boxing

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Gennady Golovkin acknowledges the crowd during a boxing news conference in Las Vegas. Golovkin is set to return to the ring when he meets Steve Rolls on June 8, 2019, at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 22, 2019 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The giant banner behind him revealed not only a new nickname, but a new reality in boxing for Gennady Golovkin. "The return of the people's champion," it read, touting Golovkin's June 8 match at Madison Square Garden that will be his first fight since dropping his rematch against...
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Terence Crawford, right, punches England's Amir Khan during the fifth round of a WBO world welterweight championship boxing match Sunday, April 21, 2019, in New York. Crawford won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 20, 2019 - 11:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford knocked Amir Khan down just a few punches into their fight. The punch that finally ended it was below the belt. Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Khan wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the...
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April 19, 2019 - 1:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua's debut fight in the United States won't now be against Jarrell Miller, according to Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn, after a second alleged doping violation by the American boxer. Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts, had been...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, Terence Crawford, right, connects with Jose Benavidez during their WBO welterweight title boxing bout in Omaha, Neb. Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) defends his welterweight title at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, April 20, 2019, against veteran Amir Khan (33-4, 20 KOs), the 2004 Olympic silver medalist from Britain who 15 years later is looking for what could be his biggest victory as a professional. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
April 18, 2019 - 5:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford. He will dominate a fight so completely that it's hard to find minutes, forget about entire rounds, that he didn't win. Yet afterward, rather than earning him praise for his package of power and precision, what follows is criticism of the beaten...
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April 17, 2019 - 1:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua's debut fight in the United States could be in doubt after his promoter said the world heavyweight champion's opponent has failed a doping test. Eddie Hearn says in a Twitter post that Joshua's camp has been informed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association that there...
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April 16, 2019 - 8:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will fight for the first time since losing to Canelo Alvarez when he meets Canadian Steve Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has been out of action since Alvarez edged him in their rematch last September in Las Vegas. The longtime...
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April 15, 2019 - 10:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say an accidental fire in a garage at the Texas home of former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman damaged the garage and several vehicles, but caused no injuries. A spokeswoman for the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office, Rachel Moreno, says the Sunday night blaze...
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April 14, 2019 - 3:36 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National Sunday with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40 champions: — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA titles in 1987 and 1988 at...
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Vasiliy Lomachenko, left, from Ukraine, hits Anthony Crolla, from Britain, during a WBA and WBO lightweight title boxing bout Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 12, 2019 - 10:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko wanted a bigger challenge and a more prominent opponent than Anthony Crolla for this Hollywood showcase. When he couldn't get one, the lightweight kingpin took it out on his overmatched foe. Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO 135-pound belts with a violent...
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In a Feb. 26, 2019, Photo, Claressa Shields attends a news conference in New York for her upcoming boxing bout against Germany's Christina Hammer for the middleweight championship.Shields and Hammer are the first female boxers featured on Showtime’s All Access, with the next episode Friday on its YouTube sports channel. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2019 - 12:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer mostly feinted trash talking, using a few long glares and verbal jabs ahead of their showdown. They're the headline event for the undisputed middleweight championship on Showtime on April 13 in Atlantic City. "Guys are disrespectful to each...
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