Boxing

Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 18, 2017 - 1:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After leaving no doubt who was the best light heavyweight around, Andre Ward talked about securing his place as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world and perhaps even one day moving up to heavyweight. The talk in Sergey Kovalev's camp, meanwhile, was about protesting...
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Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 18, 2017 - 12:13 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andre Ward vowed he would leave no doubt this time around and he didn't, stopping Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round Saturday night to win their light heavyweight title rematch. The undefeated Ward turned the fight around with a big right hand that wobbled Kovalev, then swarmed all...
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Peter Burling, helmsman for Emirates Team New Zealand, left, shakes hands with skipper and helmsman Jimmy Spithill for Oracle Team USA, right, in front of the America's Cup trophy, known as the "Auld Mug," before a news conference Friday, June 16, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda. America's Cup match competition begins Saturday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 16, 2017 - 2:58 pm
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Jimmy Spithill isn't afraid of a fight. The 37-year-old Australian skipper of Oracle Team USA will take on all comers, whether it's from behind the wheel of his fast catamaran in the America's Cup, in a boxing ring or via lethal mind games at news conferences. He's already...
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June 09, 2017 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A professional boxer a month away from a world middleweight championship bout has been ordered held without bail in New York to await trial in a Russian organized crime case. Judge Katherine Forrest says allegations that Avtandil Khurtsidze was caught on video punching a...
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French champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, left, gets a right from Japanese challenger Ryota Murata in the 12th round of their WBA middleweight boxing world title match in Tokyo, Saturday, May 20, 2017. N'Dam defended his title by a 2-1 decision. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
May 21, 2017 - 4:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — WBA President Gilberto Mendoza has called for a rematch of Saturday's middleweight title fight between Japanese boxer Ryota Murata and France's interim champion Hassan N'Dam. Two judges saw N'Dam win Saturday's bout 116-112 and 115-113. The third had Murata up 117-110 — the same score...
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May 19, 2017 - 6:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say former boxing champion David "Tornado" Sanchez and his brother have been killed in a car crash in northern Mexico. The World Boxing Association says Sanchez was 25 years old when he died Friday. In an online statement it calls him a "great gladiator who still had...
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Canelo Alvarez, right, of Mexico, hits Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., of Mexico, during their catch weight boxing match, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 07, 2017 - 1:27 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saul "Canelo" Alvarez left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer by dominating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Come September, Alvarez will get a chance to become the middleweight champion again. Minutes after winning every round on all three judges' cards in a 12-round romp over...
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Canelo Alvarez, right, of Mexico, hits Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., of Mexico, during their catch weight boxing match, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 07, 2017 - 1:22 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saul "Canelo" Alvarez left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer by dominating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Come September, Alvarez will get a chance to become the middleweight champion again. Minutes after winning every round on all three judges' cards in a 12-round romp over...
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Canelo Alvarez, right, of Mexico, hits Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., of Mexico, during their catch weight boxing match, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 07, 2017 - 1:03 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dominated a grudge match against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision in a fight that left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) used a punishing jab to take control early in the 12-round...
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Canelo Alvarez, left, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. pose for photographers during a news conference, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a 164.5 pound catch weight boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 04, 2017 - 6:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — There's little subtlety in the TV commercial promoting Saturday night's fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The boxers are depicted to be in their native Mexico when they begin running and kicking up desert sand before bursting through a border wall and...
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