Boxing

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako cry during his funeral services at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10 that was his 174th match in the career he started at age 8. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 19, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand. However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO PACQUIAO, NOT PAQUIAO AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Manny Pacquiao, left, and Adrien Broner attend a news conference, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in New York. Pacquiao will defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title against Broner on Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 19, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner. "He's one of the top boxers...
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November 17, 2018 - 1:59 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Maurice Hooker knows how to perform when the crowd is against him. Just ask Alex Saucedo. Hooker spoiled Saucedo's homecoming by knocking him out in the seventh round Friday night, successfully defending his WBO junior welterweight title. In front of a crowd of 4,102 at...
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Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan, Serik Konakbayev, will fight to save his sport, running against Interim President Rakhimov, as candidates in the upcoming presidential vote Saturday Nov. 3, at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 03, 2018 - 12:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing federation on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA,...
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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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