Boxing

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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In a photo taken Wednesday, April 26, 2017, former boxer Chuck Wepner talks to The Associated Press in his home in Bayonne, N.J. Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Wepner’s business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down the champ. Wepner’s life story has now arrived on the big screen with Liev Schreiber playing the Bayonne Bleeder in “Chuck,” which opens on Friday, May 5, 2017, in New York and Los Angeles before expanding nationwide. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 04, 2017 - 12:49 am
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Chuck Wepner's business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down the champ. For the New Jersey boxer, it gave him brief hope that he could win. For Ali, it led him to...
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The tree in the foreground and the building in the background appear damaged by a suspected tornado that went through Yazoo County, Miss., Sunday, April 30, 2017. (Therese Apel/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 9:56 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHO GETS WHITE HOUSE INVITE Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte receives the offer from President Trump during a weekend phone conversation, says a spokesman for the Philippine leader —...
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