Boxing

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 - 3:38 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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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 - 12:56 am
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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November 18, 2018 - 5:08 am
Nico Hernandez improved to 6-0 for his career by beating Josue Morales with an unanimous decision in the eighth round of his bout at the Kansas Star Casino on Saturday night. No word on where or when his next bout will be.
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November 17, 2018 - 12:03 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Maurice Hooker spoiled Alex Saucedo's homecoming by knocking him out in the seventh round Friday night to successfully defend his WBO junior welterweight title. In front of a crowd of 4,102 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KOs) dominated much of the action. Hooker...
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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 - 8:34 am
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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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 - 7:41 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 - 4:31 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 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Heavyweight champion Deontay 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...
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August 12, 2018 - 9:31 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 - 12:15 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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