Boxing

Sergey Kovalev, left, hits Eleider Alvarez during a WBO light heavyweight title boxing match, early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
February 03, 2019 - 3:09 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Sergey Kovalev made it through the seventh round just fine in his attempt to take back the WBO light heavyweight championship he lost to Eleider Alvarez six months ago. The Russian left little doubt in the final round. Kovalev controlled the pace throughout the fight, finishing...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Manny Pacquiao, right, fights Adrien Broner in a welterweight championship bout in Las Vegas. A spokesman for Pacquiao says the famed fighter's Los Angeles home was robbed at about the time he was in the ring with rival Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Spokesman Mike Quinn confirmed the burglary to NBC News. Los Angeles police said a burglary was reported about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. in the Larchmont neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Locher, File
January 21, 2019 - 6:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for boxer Manny Pacquiao says the famed fighter's Los Angeles home was robbed at about the time he was in the ring with rival Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Spokesman Mike Quinn confirmed the burglary to NBC News. Los Angeles Police Department public information officer...
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Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right to Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 20, 2019 - 1:59 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he's still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao's dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answered another night. With...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, boxer Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York. Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4, 2019, to fight Danny Jacobs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 17, 2019 - 5:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs. Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA titles against IBF champion Jacobs in a matchup of two of the sport's top performers. No venue has been announced for the bout on the eve of...
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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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