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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, ...

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 ...

Fans sue Pacquiao over injury

May 6, 2015

Fans sue Pacquiao over injury

Two Nevada men filed a class-action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday, seeking millions in damages because they say he fraudulently concealed a shoulder injury before his defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night. It is just the latest fallout from Mayweather’s victory ...

May 5, 2015

Pacquiao needs shoulder surgery

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who lost a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in their welterweight unification fight on Saturday, has a torn rotator cuff and will undergo shoulder surgery, ESPN reported on Monday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache described the tear on Monday as “significant” and ...

Mayweather hits jackpot

May 4, 2015

Mayweather hits jackpot

by Tim Dahlberg

The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind-boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. “No pictures, though,” Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope. “Don’t want any pictures ...

Mayweather wins megafight

May 3, 2015

Mayweather wins megafight

The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in ...

Floyd, Manny ready to rumble

May 2, 2015

Floyd, Manny ready to rumble

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao set to cash in

Apr 30, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao set to cash in

His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera. That doesn’t mean money is ever very far from his mind. Certainly not now, when he’s ...