Boxing

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Gennady Golovkin acknowledges the crowd during a boxing news conference in Las Vegas. Golovkin is set to return to the ring when he meets Steve Rolls on June 8, 2019, at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 22, 2019 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The giant banner behind him revealed not only a new nickname, but a new reality in boxing for Gennady Golovkin. "The return of the people's champion," it read, touting Golovkin's June 8 match at Madison Square Garden that will be his first fight since dropping his rematch against...
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Terence Crawford, right, punches England's Amir Khan during the fifth round of a WBO world welterweight championship boxing match Sunday, April 21, 2019, in New York. Crawford won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 21, 2019 - 1:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford knocked Amir Khan down just a few punches into their fight. The punch that finally ended it was below the belt. Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Khan wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the...
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April 13, 2019 - 12:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO lightweight belts on Friday night with a violent fourth-round stoppage of Britain's Anthony Crolla. Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) brutalized the mandatory challenger for his WBA belt throughout their fight, nearly ending it late in the third...
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FILE - In this 1932 file photo, boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, poses in New York City. A Texas Gulf Coast home where Johnson once lived has been heavily damaged in a fire. The blaze caused a wall to collapse in the vacant home Friday, April 5, 2019 in Galveston, Texas. Fire Chief Mike Wisko said that the building was in the process of being renovated. (AP Photo/File)
April 06, 2019 - 3:50 pm
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire. The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wisko told The Galveston County Daily News that the building was in the process of...
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Mikey Garcia, left, takes a blow to the body from Errol Spence Jr. during the ninth round of the IBF welterweight championship boxing bout Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 17, 2019 - 1:31 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world's best pound-for-pound boxers. Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled...
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February 13, 2019 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on...
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Sergey Kovalev, left, hits Eleider Alvarez during a WBO light heavyweight title boxing match, early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
February 03, 2019 - 1:38 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Sergey Kovalev took back the WBO light heavyweight championship from Eleider Alvarez early Sunday, winning the rematch in a unanimous decision six months after losing his belt. The Russian controlled the pace throughout the fight, pushing through a couple of moments of fatigue...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Manny Pacquiao, right, fights Adrien Broner in a welterweight championship bout in Las Vegas. A spokesman for Pacquiao says the famed fighter's Los Angeles home was robbed at about the time he was in the ring with rival Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Spokesman Mike Quinn confirmed the burglary to NBC News. Los Angeles police said a burglary was reported about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. in the Larchmont neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Locher, File
January 21, 2019 - 5:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for boxer Manny Pacquiao says the famed fighter's Los Angeles home was robbed at about the time he was in the ring with rival Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Spokesman Mike Quinn confirmed the burglary to NBC News. Los Angeles Police Department public information officer...
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Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right to Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 20, 2019 - 12:59 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he's still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao's dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answered another night. With...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Demetrius Andrade, center, stands with members of his team after defeating Walter Kautondokwa in a WBO middleweight championship boxing match in Boston. Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division’s biggest names. Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs are the headliners at 160 pounds, and while perhaps one or more of them could someday be in Andrade’s future, it doesn’t appear to be the near future. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
January 17, 2019 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Demetrius Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division's biggest names. Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs are the headliners at 160 pounds, and while one or more of them could someday be in...
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