Boxing

May 18, 2019 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder emphatically got back into the win column Saturday night, knocking out Dominic Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round to defend his heavyweight title. Wilder hurt Breazeale with a right to the head early in their fight at Barclays Center, but the...
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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 05, 2019 - 1:14 am
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 win a close but unanimous 12-round decision. Two ringside judges...
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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 - 8:09 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 21, 2019 - 2:22 am
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 13, 2019 - 12:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO lightweight belts on Friday night with a violent fourth-round stoppage of Britain's Anthony Crolla. Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) brutalized the mandatory challenger for his WBA belt throughout their fight, nearly ending it late in the third...
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In this Friday, April 5, 2019 photo, Galveston firefighters douse the second floor and attic of a house on Avenue K at 29th Street in Galveston, Texas. The house, unoccupied and under renovation, was once the home of boxing legend Jack Johnson. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 7:03 pm
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire. The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wisko told The Galveston County Daily News that the building was in the process of...
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Mikey Garcia, left, takes a blow to the body from Errol Spence Jr. during the ninth round of the IBF welterweight championship boxing bout Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 17, 2019 - 2:31 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world's best pound-for-pound boxers. Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled...
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FILE - In this June 9, 1985 file photo, defending champion Eusebio Pedroza from Panama, left, throws a punch at Northern Ireland's Barry McGuigan, during their World Featherweight Championship fight at Queen's Park Rangers Football Ground, London. The Panamanian ex-featherweight champ died on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was 62. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)
March 01, 2019 - 4:20 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former world champion Panamanian boxer Eusebio Pedroza, who defended the featherweight title more times than any other, has died at age 62. The World Boxing Association said Friday that Pedroza had been hospitalized recently while battling pancreatic cancer. Pedroza, nicknamed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Jarrell Miller celebrates after defeating Tomasz Adamek, of Poland, in a heavyweight boxing match in Chicago. The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1.(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
February 13, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on...
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Sergey Kovalev, left, hits Eleider Alvarez during a WBO light heavyweight title boxing match, early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
February 03, 2019 - 3:09 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Sergey Kovalev made it through the seventh round just fine in his attempt to take back the WBO light heavyweight championship he lost to Eleider Alvarez six months ago. The Russian left little doubt in the final round. Kovalev controlled the pace throughout the fight, finishing...
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