Women's boxing

In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, photo tennis great and founder of the Women's Sports Foundation Billie Jean King, left, and soccer star Megan Rapinoe pose for photos on the red carpet of the Women's Sports Foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports in New York. Rapinoe, who was honored at the gala, won Sportswoman of the Year in the team category. She led the U.S. women's soccer team to victory at the World Cup in France and earned the FIFA Player of the Year award. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 17, 2019 - 10:15 am
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the...
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October 04, 2019 - 2:54 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ivana Habazin's trainer has been hospitalized after getting sucker-punched before the weigh-in for a title fight with Claressa Shields. Bashir Ali was hit, fell and struck his head Friday on the Dort Federal Event Center floor. Habazin of Croatia is scheduled to face Shields,...
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October 01, 2019 - 10:54 am
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Laila Ali is among the first female fighters to appear on the ballot for the 2020 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The daughter of Muhammad Ali was joined by 11 others Tuesday for an international panel of voters: Sumya Anani, Regina Halmich, Holly Holm, Susi...
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July 23, 2019 - 3:07 pm
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — The International Boxing Hall of Fame is making changes to its voting process, shortening the retirement time for consideration and creating two categories for female fighters. The categories for female boxers are Trailblazer, boxers whose last bout was no later than 1988,...
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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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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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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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