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FILE - In this April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
July 15, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car...
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June 25, 2019 - 6:36 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet Tuesday the group was evacuated from the motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea on...
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Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Tom Schwarz, of Germany, during a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 16, 2019 - 12:54 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury put on a show before, during and after his first bout in the fight capital of the world. The British heavyweight star stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in the second round Saturday night, packing plenty of entertainment into his brief Las Vegas debut. Fury (28-0-1...
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Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin, left, knocks down Canada's Steve Rolls during the fourth round of a super middleweight boxing match Saturday, June 8, 2019, in New York. Golovkin stopped Rolls in the fourth round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 09, 2019 - 12:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he has taken care of his return to the ring in typical Triple G fashion, Gennady Golovkin can look ahead. Well aware of the lesson Anthony Joshua learned in the same Madison Square Garden ring last weekend, Golovkin used a vicious left hand to prevent a second Garden...
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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 - 12:21 pm
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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Andy Ruiz knocks down Anthony Joshua during the third round of a heavyweight title boxing match Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. Ruiz won in the seventh round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 02, 2019 - 1:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Ruiz Jr. had six weeks to prepare for the fight of his life. He'll have a lifetime to celebrate one of boxing's biggest heavyweight stunners. A massive underdog just like Buster Douglas, Ruiz knocked down British champion Anthony Joshua four times, and the final two in the...
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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 - 11:54 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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A new exhibition hall at the Graceland tourist attraction will house three new exhibits, including one about the life and career of boxing great Muhammad Ali. Photo taken on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
May 23, 2019 - 12:21 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, from Germany, arrives for the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee said its executive board on...
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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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