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Inoue, Yaegashi retain world titles

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue retained his title for the second time with a unanimous decision against top-ranked Mexican David Carmona on Sunday. Earlier on a victorious night for ...

May 19, 2016

Alvarez vacates title as fight with Golovkin nears

Canelo Alvarez insists he wants to make the biggest fight boxing has to offer. He just doesn’t want to be pressured into it by an “artificial deadline.” So, the popular Mexican champion vacated his WBC middleweight title Wednesday rather than be pressured into fighting ...

May 14, 2016

Fury sparks fresh row with new video rant

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury caused fresh controversy on Friday after suggesting that rape and bestiality will one day be made legal in his latest foul-mouthed video rant. The British boxer also suggested anyone who disagreed with him was likely to have been “brainwashed ...

May 13, 2016

Heavyweight Browne stripped of WBA title, handed six-month doping ban

The World Boxing Association has stripped Australian Lucas Browne of his heavyweight title and suspended him for six months after his B sample on a doping test also returned a positive finding. Browne became Australia’s first world heavyweight champion when he stopped Ruslan Chagaev ...

May 10, 2016

Pacquiao close to Philippine Senate win

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao appears to have won a seat in the Philippine Senate, according to unofficial results. Pacquiao has garnered more than 15 million votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday. That places him eighth among candidates for 12 Senate seats, ...

May 5, 2016

After acting in 'Creed,' Bellew to fight for world title

The last time British boxer Tony Bellew fought for a world title, it was in a Hollywood movie. Bellew played the role of world champion “Pretty” Ricky Conlan in “Creed,” the seventh installment in the “Rocky” series. Bellow, a tough-talking fighter from northern England, ...

May 3, 2016

Heavyweight champ Joshua eyes Beijing title defense

Britain’s Anthony Joshua could defend his IBF world heavyweight title at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium, promoter Barry Hearn said Monday. Hearn said he was talking to Chinese officials about a fight involving the 26-year-old Joshua, who won his version of the heavyweight crown when ...

Apr 28, 2016

Pacquiao continues senatorial campaign despite kidnap threat

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao has pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate, barnstorming in a province south of Manila despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. Pacquiao said Thursday he doubted the threat but would not ignore it, ...

Apr 28, 2016

'Fat man' Fury teases Klitschko ahead of rematch

Tyson Fury removed his T-shirt, turned to Wladimir Klitschko, pointed to his flabby belly and blurted out: “Shame on you, you let a fat man beat you.” It was just one of the many lively moments in an expletive-laden, at-times-shocking news conference at the ...

Corrales stuns reigning champion Uchiyama in second round

Apr 27, 2016

Corrales stuns reigning champion Uchiyama in second round

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WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of Panama’s Jezreel Corrales on Wednesday, ending his more than six-year reign atop the division. Corrales, the interim champion, knocked Uchiyama down three times in Round 2 and referee Robert Hoyle, ...

Uchiyama unfazed ahead of 12th straight title defense

Apr 26, 2016

Uchiyama unfazed ahead of 12th straight title defense

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Takashi Uchiyama, Japan’s “KO Dynamite,” looked relaxed as usual on Tuesday, even with his 12th consecutive WBA super featherweight title defense at stake the next day. Uchiyama (24-0-1) will take on Panama’s Jezreel Corrales (19-1) on Wednesday night at Ota City General Gymnasium, while ...

Pacquiao beats Bradley via unanimous decision

Apr 10, 2016

Pacquiao beats Bradley via unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao may not be ready for retirement just quite yet. Pacquiao returned from the biggest loss of his career with a bang Saturday night, knocking down Timothy Bradley twice on his way to a unanimous 12-round decision in their welterweight showdown. Pacquiao shook ...

Apr 9, 2016

Pacquiao vows dramatic last bout

Manny Pacquiao promised to deliver an action-packed finale to his 21-year boxing career on Friday as he prepared to climb into the ring for the last time. The 37-year-old Filipino boxing superstar takes on longtime rival Tim Bradley on Saturday in what he says ...