Boxing

Demonstrators wearing yellow vests walk on the highway in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Protesters were looking to breathe new life into the yellow vest movement as numbers of participants fell since the first Saturday protest in mid-November. They reiterated their call for Macron, denounced as the president of the rich, to resign (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
January 08, 2019 - 2:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — French government ministers have criticized a public fundraising drive for a former boxing champion who was seen on video appearing to punch police officers during the most recent yellow vest protests in Paris. Online platform Leetchi said Tuesday that donors pledged over 100,000 euros...
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Riot police officers take position at the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vest protest in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Hundreds of protesters were trying to breathe new life into France's apparently waning yellow vest movement with marches in Paris and gatherings in other cities. Notre Dame cathedral in the background. Arc de Triumph in the background. (AP Photo//Michel Euler)
January 07, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — A man identified as a former boxing pro and suspected of viciously attacking riot police officers with his fists and feet during the latest yellow vest protests in France has turned himself in and was placed in custody on Monday, authorities said. The suspect, identified by French...
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. gestures during a news conference in Tokyo Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round exhibition match in Japan on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 29, 2018 - 9:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Floyd Mayweather is promising entertainment when he fights Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in three rounds of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve, but not necessarily a knockout. "If it happens, it happens," Mayweather said Saturday when asked whether he was going to knock out...
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Mexico's Canelo Alvarez, right, punches England's Rocky Fielding during the second round of a WBA super middleweight championship boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in New York. Alvarez stopped Fielding in the third round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 16, 2018 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Canelo Alvarez threw a Garden party Saturday night. A short and powerful fiesta. Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA super middleweight belt. Coming...
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El réferi Jack Reiss declara el empate en la pelea entre Tyson Fury (izquierda) y Deontay Wilder, realizada el sábado 1 de diciembre de 2018 en Los Ángeles (AP Foto/Mark J. Terrill)
December 04, 2018 - 7:15 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he wants a rematch with Tyson Fury "ASAP." Wilder said in a conference call Tuesday that he's "ready and willing to give Tyson Fury the opportunity ASAP." The two heavyweights fought to a split-decision draw Saturday night in Los...
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Deontay Wilder, right, connects with Tyson Fury, of England, during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 02, 2018 - 2:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Fury dominated long stretches of his heavyweight title bout against Deontay Wilder with shifty technique and graceful defense. He still ended up flat on the canvas in the 12th round, his eyes rolling backward while Wilder celebrated above him. Fury somehow gathered his wits...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. The record-setting quarterback will go for an 11th straight win after a season-opening loss, when the Saints visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
November 28, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Michigan exited the national championship picture with an embarrassing thud, but coach Jim Harbaugh isn't going anywhere. AP college football writer Ralph Russo tells PodcastOne Sports Now that Harbaugh's job is safe, despite the rout at Ohio State. But Russo wonders how he'll close the gap on...
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November 25, 2018 - 1:57 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Unbeaten Dmitry Bivol retained his light heavyweight championship Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jean Pascal. The Russian won by scores of 119-109 on two cards and 117-111 on the third in the bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino'...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako cry during his funeral services at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10 that was his 174th match in the career he started at age 8. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 19, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand. However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO PACQUIAO, NOT PAQUIAO AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Manny Pacquiao, left, and Adrien Broner attend a news conference, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in New York. Pacquiao will defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title against Broner on Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 19, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner. "He's one of the top boxers...
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