Boxing

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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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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FILE - In this April 29, 2018, file photo, WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder speaks at a press conference in Talladega, Ala. Wilder is on a business trip this weekend in Belfast. He’ll be ringside as a TV commentator for Saturday’s fight between Tyson Fury and Francesco Pianeta. But even Wilder has something riding on the outcome of this matchup. If Fury wins, Wilder plans to challenge Fury to a fight they’ve already discussed _ right then and there. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
August 16, 2018 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he will challenge Tyson Fury to a fight if Fury beats Francesco Pianeta. Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza says the fight is virtually a done deal. All Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) has to do is win Saturday night when he faces Pianeta in...
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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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August 03, 2018 - 4:43 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Billy Dib of Australia quit boxing after a unanimous points loss to American Tevin Farmer in an IBF super featherweight title fight Friday. Farmer sent Dib to the canvas with a left hook in the ninth round, but the bout went the distance, with the judges calling it 118-109, 119-108...
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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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Referee Laurence Cole sends Errol Spence Jr. to a neutral corner after Carlos Camp went down during the first round of a welterweight boxing match Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
June 17, 2018 - 12:36 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. gave the home folks the knockout he figured they wanted. There just wasn't much of the show he hoped would go with it. Spence stopped Carlos Ocampo to retain his IBF welterweight title, dropping the Mexican challenger with a right hand to the body as the first...
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Terence Crawford, left, knocks Jeff Horn, of Australia, off his balance during their welterweight title boxing match, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 10, 2018 - 1:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a bevy of punches in the ninth round, Terence Crawford solidified his case as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. Crawford dropped Jeff Horn with 50 seconds left in the ninth and sent him into the ropes with a slew of punches, ending the fight and winning the...
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