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Heavyweight champ Fury contemplates retirement

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is struggling for motivation and could quit boxing, the controversial fighter told the BBC on Thursday. The 27-year-old Briton, who stunned Vladimir Klitschko to claim ...

Bruno denied boxing license

Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno’s unexpected bid for a return to boxing was dashed on Monday after he was told his application for a license would be declined. Bruno, ...

Jan 30, 2016

Murata earns second-round knockout win

London Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata maintained his perfect record as the WBC fifth-ranked middleweight knocked out Guston Alejandro Vega in a non-title bout on Saturday. Murata, 30, floored his Argentine opponent in the second round, improving to 9-0 with six knockouts to take ...

Jan 19, 2016

Yamanaka to defend bantamweight title in March

Shinsuke Yamanaka will attempt the 10th defense of his WBC bantamweight title on March 4 as part of a doubleheader with WBC light flyweight champ Yu Kimura, their gym announced Tuesday. The event at Shimazu Arena Kyoto will see the 33-year-old Yamanaka, who has ...

1976 Olympic champ Davis dies at 59

Jan 2, 2016

1976 Olympic champ Davis dies at 59

Olympic champion boxer Howard Davis Jr., who won the 1976 gold medal and was named over teammate Sugar Ray Leonard as the most outstanding fighter in the Montreal Games, has died of cancer, his wife said Friday. Davis, 59, died Wednesday at his Plantation ...

Uchiyama in prime condition ahead of title defense

Dec 30, 2015

Uchiyama in prime condition ahead of title defense

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Japanese boxing great Takashi Uchiyama looked motivated on Wednesday as he made his final preparations to defend his WBA super featherweight belt for the 11th time against Nicaragua’s Oliver Flores at Ota General City Gymnasium on Thursday. One of the major reasons for this ...

Yaegashi snatches IBF light flyweight title

Dec 29, 2015

Yaegashi snatches IBF light flyweight title

Akira Yaegashi captured his third world title on Tuesday, beating IBF light flyweight champion Javier Mendoza by unanimous decision in a world title doubleheader at Ariake Colosseum. The 32-year-old Yaegashi came out on top of a fiercely contested bout, following in the footsteps of ...

Dec 29, 2015

USA Today selects Miura-Vargas bout as Fight of the Year

Takashi Miura’s loss to Francisco Vargas in the WBC super featherweight title match on Nov. 21 was selected as the Fight of the Year by USA Today’s online edition on Tuesday. Miura, in his fifth title defense, surrendered his crown to the top-ranked Vargas ...

Dec 17, 2015

Camacho selected for Boxing Hall of Fame induction

In his heyday in the ring, there was nobody quite like Hector Camacho. Now, three years after his untimely death, the “Macho” man has reached the pinnacle of his sport. Camacho, who overcame the mean streets of Spanish Harlem to become a three-division champion, ...

Dec 11, 2015

Tada claims IBF world title

Etsuko Tada defeated Mexican Kareli Lopez by unanimous decision on Friday in a IBF women’s world mini flyweight title bout, taking her first world title in more than two and a half years. The 34-year-old Tada, who became the WBA minimumweight champion in April ...

Fury investigated, stripped of belt

Dec 9, 2015

Fury investigated, stripped of belt

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was the subject of a police investigation on Tuesday following the outspoken boxer’s comments about homosexuality, amid media reports he has been stripped of his IBF title. Greater Manchester Police said they have received a report of a “hate ...