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De La Hoya won't return to the ring

Oscar De La Hoya will not come out of retirement to fight again at age 42, the 1992 Olympic lightweight champion announcing Monday on his Facebook page that he has ...

De La Hoya mulls return to ring

Oscar De La Hoya, boxing’s former “Golden Boy” who retired in 2008, is considering a comeback at age 42, telling ESPN Monday he is 50-50 on a ring return. In ...

Ward batters Smith in long-awaited return

Jun 21, 2015

Ward batters Smith in long-awaited return

Andre Ward made a triumphant return to the ring and delighted his home crowd when he stopped England’s Paul Smith in the ninth round Saturday night in a non-title fight. “It took some time to get the ring rust off,” Ward said. “I started ...

Jun 15, 2015

Gushiken, Oba inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

Yoko Gushiken, the WBA light flyweight champion from 1976-81, and Masao Oba, who was the WBA flyweight champion when he died in a road accident in 1973 aged just 23, were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday. Okinawa native Gushiken ...

Jun 12, 2015

Gushiken awaits International Boxing Hall of Fame induction

by Ed Odeven

Okinawan native Yoko Gushiken, the WBA light flyweight champion from 1976-81, is among the luminaries scheduled for enshrinement on Sunday at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Other inductees for the 2015 Hall of Class are boxers Ray “Boom Boom” ...

Jun 7, 2015

Cotto defends WBC middleweight crown

Miguel Cotto didn’t quite break into “New York, New York” after one of his most powerful showings in the city that never sleeps. He certainly could have after nearly putting Daniel Geale to sleep Saturday night in retaining the WBC middleweight title. Cotto landed ...

Tanaka, 19, claims WBO minimumweight title

May 30, 2015

Tanaka, 19, claims WBO minimumweight title

Kosei Tanaka won the WBO minimumweight crown on Saturday in his fifth pro fight, defeating Julian Yedras of Mexico by unanimous decision. The 19-year-old Tanaka, ranked second in the division, established a Japanese record for the fewest fights needed to win a world title ...

May 27, 2015

WBA super featherweight champ Uchiyama has elbow surgery

Takashi Uchiyama, who won the 10th title defense of his WBA super featherweight crown on May 6, underwent elbow surgery on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Uchiyama underwent a three-hour procedure to clean out detached cartilage in his left elbow. He said he felt pain when ...

May 15, 2015

AIBA bans Shimizu for one year

London Olympic men’s bantamweight bronze medalist Satoshi Shimizu has been suspended for one year by the International Boxing Association, it was learned Friday. The AIBA said on its website that its disciplinary commission has ruled that Shimizu had breached technical rules and APB competition ...

May 13, 2015

Kono, Kameda in talks for title match

Arrangements are being made for a title match between WBA super flyweight champion Kohei Kono and No.2 ranked Koki Kameda to fight in the United States this summer, the Watanabe Boxing Gym said Wednesday. “We haven’t worked out all the details of the conditions ...

Kameda title bid fails after first loss of career

May 10, 2015

Kameda title bid fails after first loss of career

Tomoki Kameda came up short in his bid to wrest the WBA bantamweight title away from England’s Jamie McDonnell on Saturday, losing by unanimous decision. Kameda floored McDonnell in the third round at State Farm Arena and felt he had been hard done by ...

May 7, 2015

Pacquiao surgery goes smoothly

Manny Pacquiao underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday, just days after his loss to Floyd Mayweather in the so-called “Fight of the Century.” Surgeon Neal ElAttrache, who performed the operation to repair a torn rotator cuff, said he could “not ...

Uchiyama defends title with patented KO

May 6, 2015

Uchiyama defends title with patented KO

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Watanabe Gym chairman Hitoshi Watanabe confessed that he hadn’t been sure if it was right to select undefeated fighter Jomthong Chuwattana as the opponent for his own Takashi Uchiyama, because he knew the Thai could pose a legitimate threat. In the end, Watanabe’s fears ...