Boxing

Britain's Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over New Zealand's Joseph Parker, left, after their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout in Cardiff, Wales, late Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 31, 2018 - 6:49 pm
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker fight (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker by unanimous decision to become a three-belt world heavyweight champion. He delivered the first loss of the New Zealander's career on Saturday. Joshua was taken...
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David Price, left, is hit by Alexander Povetkin in their WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight and WBO International Heavyweight Championship contest at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday March 31, 2018. Price and Povetkin on the undercard Saturday, ahead of the main event unification title fight between heavyweight contenders Anthony Joshua or Joseph Parker. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 5:40 pm
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Alexander Povetkin of Russia is back on the cusp of another heavyweight world title fight after a brutal knockout of David Price on Saturday. The WBA champion from 2011-13, Povetkin's career stalled twice after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in a seven-month...
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Britain's World Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, left, and New Zealand's World Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, face off during a press conference in London Tuesday March 27, 2018. Joshua and Parker will meet in a title in Cardiff on Saturday (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua predicts an early end. Joseph Parker is still deciding how he will end it. For a world heavyweight unification title fight refreshingly free of trash talk, predicting the outcome on Saturday in Cardiff was as close as Joshua and Parker came to banter on Tuesday at their...
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March 24, 2018 - 6:57 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Tyron Zeuge stopped Isaac Ekpo in the second round of their rematch to retain his WBA super middleweight title on Saturday. Ekpo was only saved by the bell in the first round and referee Mark Nelson stopped the bout in the next after Zeuge knocked the Nigerian challenger to...
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March 11, 2018 - 1:59 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Oscar Valdez's broken jaw gradually left a pool of blood between rounds in his corner of the ring. Scott Quigg's badly damaged nose wasn't even the most grotesque feature of his battered face. By the time Valdez and Quigg embraced after the 12th-round bell, the poncho-clad...
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Sergey Kovalev, of Russia, celebrates after defeating Igor Mikhalkin, of Russia, in the seventh round of a WBO light heavyweight title boxing match Saturday, March 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
March 04, 2018 - 1:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Back on track after two straight powerful performances, Sergey Kovalev looks ready for a bigger test. He wasn't interested in talking about another fight with Andre Ward. How about a match with another rugged Russian? Kovalev powerfully defended his WBO light heavyweight title...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Deontay Wilder paces the ring before a boxing bout against Bermane Stiverne, for the WBC heavyweight title, New York. Wilder has big plans. They don't particularly include Luis Ortiz, against whom Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
March 02, 2018 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder has big plans. They don't particularly include Luis Ortiz, against whom Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night. Wilder is looking at a matchup with fellow champion Anthony Joshua — as soon as possible. That's not necessarily a wise move, looking...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during a meeting with his supporters in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Putin is expected to easily win another six-year term in this year's presidential election.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 30, 2018 - 9:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — While branding the World Anti-Doping Agency's key witness a "nutjob," Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he hopes Russia can soon leave its years of doping scandals behind. There are 168 Russians due to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics under a neutral flag as punishment for past doping...
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January 24, 2018 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There they stood, champions holding their belts, challengers longing to take them away. From WBC world heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder to WBA featherweight title holder Leo Santa Cruz, the stage at a midtown restaurant was overflowing with tough guys and testosterone. Showtime...
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January 20, 2018 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. easily defended his welterweight title for the first time Saturday night, beating Lamont Peterson when the fight was stopped just after the bell sounded to begin the eighth round. Spence had dominated the fight and both of Peterson's eyes appeared swollen as doctors...
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