Boxing

FILE - In this April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
July 15, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 file photo, France's Tony Victor James Yoka, right, fights Britain's Joe Joyce during a men's super heavyweight over 91-kg final boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee has kicked the International Boxing Association out of next year’s Olympics after years of financial chaos and allegations of corrupt judging, it was reported on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
June 26, 2019 - 2:27 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Troubled boxing body AIBA was stripped of Olympic status on Wednesday and the IOC will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games. AIBA had created "very serious reputational, legal and financial risks" for the IOC and its stakeholders, not...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 file photo, boxer Wladimir Klitschko gestures during a press conference with Anthony Joshua to announce their unification fight for the IBF, IBO and WBA World Heavyweight titles at Wembley Stadium in London. Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet Tuesday June 25, 2019, the group was evacuated from the motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 25, 2019 - 6:49 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet Tuesday the group was evacuated from the motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea on...
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In this Tuesday, June 18, 2019 photo, WBA super featherweight champion Andrew Cancio speaks to reporters at the Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles. Cancio is a boxing champion who also works for the Southern California Gas Company, and he plans to keep his day job even after his lucrative rematch with Alberto Machado in Indio, Calif. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 20, 2019 - 4:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Cancio gets up around 4 a.m. every weekday and goes for a pre-dawn run near his home in Oxnard. He drives 30 minutes to Simi Valley, changes into his uniform and starts his shift as a technician for the Southern California Gas Company at 6:30 a.m. Cancio finishes work at 3...
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Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Tom Schwarz, of Germany, during a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 16, 2019 - 12:54 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury put on a show before, during and after his first bout in the fight capital of the world. The British heavyweight star stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in the second round Saturday night, packing plenty of entertainment into his brief Las Vegas debut. Fury (28-0-1...
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From left to right, International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inductees : Teddy Atlas, Don Elbaum, Lee Samuels, Julian Jackson, Donald Curry, Tony DeMarco, Guy Jutras and Buddy McGirt display their IBHOF rings during the induction ceremony Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Canastota, N.Y. ( John Brewer/Oneida Dispatch via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 9:00 pm
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Tough guy in the ring, James "Buddy" McGirt was not so tough on his special day. McGirt struggled repeatedly with his emotions on a sun-splashed afternoon, at times barely managing to keep it together as he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday. "I...
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Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin, left, knocks down Canada's Steve Rolls during the fourth round of a super middleweight boxing match Saturday, June 8, 2019, in New York. Golovkin stopped Rolls in the fourth round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 09, 2019 - 12:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he has taken care of his return to the ring in typical Triple G fashion, Gennady Golovkin can look ahead. Well aware of the lesson Anthony Joshua learned in the same Madison Square Garden ring last weekend, Golovkin used a vicious left hand to prevent a second Garden...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, boxes during a workout in New York. Golovkin faces Steve Rolls, of Canada, in a middleweight bout on Saturday in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 07, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin has some gripes about the way boxing is handled. Not the competition in the ring itself, but what goes on in arranging top bouts. Triple G will not be facing a highly ranked opponent Saturday night when he fights Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden, though Rolls is...
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Andy Ruiz poses for photographs after a heavyweight title boxing match against Anthony Joshua on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. Ruiz won in the seventh round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 02, 2019 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Ruiz Jr. could have passed for any New Yorker, just a roly-poly guy in a too-tight Knicks jersey and sideways baseball cap weaving his way through a crowded sidewalk on his way back to the hotel. But those people were there cheering for Ruiz, outstretched arms for selfies, pats...
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Andy Ruiz knocks down Anthony Joshua during the third round of a heavyweight title boxing match Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. Ruiz won in the seventh round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 02, 2019 - 1:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Ruiz Jr. had six weeks to prepare for the fight of his life. He'll have a lifetime to celebrate one of boxing's biggest heavyweight stunners. A massive underdog just like Buster Douglas, Ruiz knocked down British champion Anthony Joshua four times, and the final two in the...
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