Boxing

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2014, file photo, Victor Ortiz faces Luis Collazo, not seen, in a welterweight boxing bout in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Former welterweight champion Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2018. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-long investigation, and Ortiz surrendered after a warrant was issued for his arrest. (AP Photo/Julia Weeks, File)
September 26, 2018 - 12:45 am
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-...
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British boxer Anthony Joshua, rear, fights Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin in their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles fight at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 22, 2018 - 6:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the second round, sent the Russian to the canvas with a big right midway through the seventh...
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Canelo Alvarez celebrates after defeating Gennady Golovkin by majority decision in a middleweight title boxing match, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 16, 2018 - 12:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought 24 rounds in the space of a year, with little to pick between them. When the scorecards were totaled Saturday night, though, there was a new middleweight champion of the world — but not by much. Alvarez won the 160-pound titles held by...
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Canelo Alvarez, center left, and Gennady Golovkin pose during a weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Alvarez and Golovkin will fight Saturday night in a middleweight title bout. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
September 15, 2018 - 8:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gennady Golovkin wanted to make Canelo Alvarez angry and perhaps throw him off his fight plan. It worked for the weigh-in, but Alvarez vows he will be in control of his emotions Saturday night in their clash for the middleweight title. Alvarez lunged briefly at Golovkin at the...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, connects with a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. says he's coming out of retirement again to fight Pacquiao for a second time in December. Mayweather posted a video on Instagram early Saturday, ept. 15, 2018, that showed Pacquiao and him together, reportedly in Japan, jawing at each other over a possible second fight. Representatives for the two fighters could not immediately be reached for comment. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 15, 2018 - 1:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's coming out of retirement again to fight Manny Pacquiao for a second time in December. Mayweather posted a video on Instagram early Saturday that showed him and Pacquiao together, reportedly in Japan, jawing at each other over a possible second fight...
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Tyson Fury, right, in action against Francesco Pianeta during their Heavyweight fight at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday Aug. 18, 2018. fury went on to win the bout. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
August 18, 2018 - 5:31 pm
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury won the second fight of his comeback Saturday, clearing the path to a potential bout with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder later in 2018. Wilder was ringside at Windsor Park in Belfast to see Fury taken the full 10 rounds...
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August 12, 2018 - 10:31 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join...
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Eleider Alvarez, center, of Colombia, celebrates after he knocked out Sergey Kovalev, of Russia, in the seventh round of their boxing bout at 175 pounds, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
August 05, 2018 - 1:15 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eleider Alvarez rocked Sergey Kovalev with a right that dropped the Russian on his rear. He never let up in his first shot at the title. After three years of waiting for a light heavyweight title fight, Alvarez left Kovalev crumpled on the canvas, enveloped by a victory...
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Mikey Garcia, left, hits Robert Easter Jr. with a left during the 12th round of their WBC and IBF lightweight title bout in Los Angeles, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Garcia won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 29, 2018 - 1:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mikey Garcia added the IBF lightweight belt to his WBC title on Saturday night, dominating the previously unbeaten Robert Easter for a clear unanimous decision victory. Garcia (39-0) knocked down Easter in the third round and controlled long stretches of the bout at Staples...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Britain's Anthony Joshua, rear, tries to hit New Zealand's Joseph Parker during their heavyweight title bout in Cardiff, Wales. In June, the World Boxing Association ordered Joshua sign to fight Alexander Povetkin or have his title stripped away. He signed, destroying chances of a Deontay Wilder-Joshua fight in 2018. Wilder said if Joshua wanted the fight to happen, it would be happening. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
July 17, 2018 - 8:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Joshua was welcomed by applause on the stage. He stood front and center, promoting his Sept. 22 bout against Alexander Povetkin. Even there, he couldn't escape talk of the heavyweight he isn't fighting. Someone in the crowd jumped at the opportunity and shouted, "AJ, we want...
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