Boxing

October 27, 2018 - 1:39 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles. The reigning Olympic champion easily posted the top all-around score of 60.965 during the early portions of qualifying at the 2018 world championships on Saturday, easily clearing the field and leaving little doubt...
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Walter Kautondokwa, left, and Demetrius Andrade fight during a WBO middleweight championship boxing match in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
October 21, 2018 - 1:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — Demetrius Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia on Saturday at the TD Garden. Andrade (26-0, 16 knockouts) dropped Kautondokwa four times in the first four rounds, once in the first and...
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Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. He will meet Rocky Fielding in a 12-round, super middleweight bout Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 17, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Canelo Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal worth $365 million to have his fights shown on the sports-streaming service DAZN, beginning with his next bout. Alvarez will move up in weight to challenge WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at New York's Madison...
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Terence Crawford, right, connects with Jose Benavidez during their WBO welterweight title boxing bout in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Crawford won in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
October 14, 2018 - 12:54 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Terence "Bud" Crawford stopped previously unbeaten Jose Benavidez with 18 seconds left in the 12th and final round to retain his WBO welterweight championship on Saturday night. Crawford had knocked Benavidez to the canvas with a powerful right hand with 46 seconds left, and then...
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October 07, 2018 - 12:55 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Jessie Vargas and Thomas Dulorme fought to a majority 12-round draw Saturday in a battle for the vacant WBC silver welterweight title at the Wintrust Arena. Both fighters scored knockdowns, Vargas in the 10th and Dulorme in the final seconds of the fight. The scores were 115-111 for...
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 03, 2018 - 5:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi received a helping hand from Luis Suarez's clever dummies to score twice and ensure Barcelona overcame Tottenham 4-2 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Suarez wisely left the ball drift past him to Messi to claim the second-half goals this virtuoso performance...
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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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FILE - At left, in a March 11, 2017, file photo, Claressa Shields poses with her North American Boxing Federation middleweight championship belt after she defeated Szilvia Szabados, in Detroit. At right, in an Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, five-time world boxing champion Christina Hammer, of Germany, holds her title belts during a news conference, in Detroit. Shields will face Hammer in a middleweight unification bout Nov. 17 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 25, 2018 - 8:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Claressa Shields offered reporters a catchy play on words to promote her next fight. The two-time Olympic champion will face unbeaten Christina Hammer of Germany in a middleweight unification bout Nov. 17 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight is a blockbuster between two of boxing'...
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British boxer Anthony Joshua, right, 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 - 5:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua has 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 Povetkin 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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