Men's boxing

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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January 14, 2018 - 7:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will put their titles and reputations on the line when they meet in a world heavyweight title clash in Cardiff on March 31. Their eagerly awaited unification bout takes place at the Principality Stadium, with the big-punching rivals also defending...
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Boxer Jeff Horn wears a pair of boxing gloves on top of earmuffs Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, after his a weigh-in for his next fight in Brisbane, Australia. Horn will defend his WBO welterweight world title against Britain's Gary Corcoran on Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Pye)
December 12, 2017 - 4:46 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jeff Horn's reward for a successful first title defense since a contentious win over Manny Pacquiao could be a bout with Terence Crawford. A failure could send him back into boxing obscurity. Horn wants to use his WBO welterweight title defense against Gary Corcoran on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 05, 2017 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) from the collection of Yoko Ono has sold for $10.9 million. Sotheby's says the work, titled "Cabra" (KAH'-bruh), was sold Thursday night in New York to an unidentified buyer. The pre-sale estimate was $9 million to...
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November 05, 2017 - 12:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Deontay Wilder finally took off the gold mask he wore into the ring, he displayed a fierce scowl. That look never disappeared from his face as he knocked out the only man who'd ever gone the distance with him. Wilder sent Berman Stiverne to the canvas three times in the opening...
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Anthony Joshua, right, celebrates victory over Carlos Takam, left, after the IBF World Heavyweight Title, IBO World Heavyweight Title and WBA Super World Heavyweight Title bout at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
October 29, 2017 - 7:45 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is about to go global, and it's going to be a wrench for the British boxing superstar. Joshua cemented his status as a sporting icon in his native land by attracting 78,000 fans to watch him fight an unheralded mandatory challenger for his IBF belt...
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LeBron James waits for a super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. Former boxer Mike Tyson sits behind James. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
August 27, 2017 - 12:02 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Gervonta Davis stopped previously unbeaten Francisco Fonseca in the top fight on the undercard of Conor McGregor's challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr., but left the ring without his 130-pound title...
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FILE - This May 2, 2015 file photo shows Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines, left, and Floyd Mayweather Jr., embracing in the ring at the finish of their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. A federal judge Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 dismissed class-action lawsuits by disgruntled boxing fans around the country who complained they didn't get their pay-per-view money's worth in the fight. The judge said that he felt sympathy for fans who felt deceived that Pacquiao's camp failed to disclose he had a shoulder injury until about three hours before the fight. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken,File)
August 25, 2017 - 7:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in California knocked out a class-action lawsuit Friday that had been filed on behalf of fight fans and pay-per-view subscribers upset that boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines wasn't 100 percent healthy for his May 2015 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las...
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Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council, holds up a specially made belt for a fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 23, 2017 - 11:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor aren't just fighting for money in the boxing spectacle of the summer. The winner also gets The Money Belt. The World Boxing Council has created a special prize for this weekend's 154-pound showdown, which isn't actually for any real WBC...
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