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Klitschko ready to go for Fury fight

Wladimir Klitschko is on schedule in his recovery from an injured left calf, and the heavyweight champion says he will be ready to defend his title belts against Tyson Fury ...

Ioka wins first defense of WBA flyweight crown

Sep 27, 2015

Ioka wins first defense of WBA flyweight crown

Kazuto Ioka defeated Argentina’s Roberto Domingo Sosa to successfully defend his WBA flyweight title for the first time with a unanimous decision on Sunday. At Osaka’s Edion Arena, the 26-year-old Ioka outpointed his 10th-ranked, 30-year-old opponent in a 12-round tactical skirmish in which both ...

Sep 25, 2015

Kimura to face WBC light flyweight champ Guevara in November

Yu Kimura will get his first crack at a world title when he takes on WBC light flyweight champion Pedro Guevara in November, his gym said Friday. Third-ranked Kimura and Mexico’s Guevara will face off at Xebio Arena in Sendai on Nov. 28, five ...

Sep 24, 2015

Fury stages bizarre Batman spectacle ahead of Klitschko fight

Wladimir Klitschko probably never thought he would come up against Batman and the Joker. Yet that was the bizarre scene that unfolded Wednesday at a news conference in London to promote his heavyweight title defense against Britain’s Tyson Fury. When the Ukrainian took his ...

Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight title

Sep 22, 2015

Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight title

Shinsuke Yamanaka won a split decision against Anselmo Moreno of Panama to successfully defend his WBC bantamweight title for the ninth time on Tuesday. Yamanaka, who beat Diego Santillan of Argentina in his last title defense in April, struggled to find an effective attack ...

Sep 18, 2015

Ali gets award in Kentucky hometown

Boxing great Muhammad Ali once again heard a crowd chanting his name Thursday and had a medal draped around his neck in his Kentucky hometown. The three-time world heavyweight champion basked in the attention in Louisville, where he received an award from the University ...

Sep 17, 2015

Pacquiao fine with no Mayweather rematch

Manny Pacquiao doubts he will have a rematch with Floyd Mayweather because the American says he’s retiring. And besides, boxing is not his priority these days. Mayweather beat Pacquiao in boxing’s richest fight in May, and after he defeated Andre Berto last week for ...

Sep 15, 2015

Australian boxer dies from injuries after fight

Australian boxer Davey Browne Jr. has died of injuries suffered in Friday’s IBF super-featherweight regional title bout against Carlo Magali of the Philippines. Browne, a 28-year-old father of two, was knocked out 30 seconds from the end of the final round of the 12-round ...

Mayweather beats Berto in final fight to remain unbeaten

Sep 13, 2015

Mayweather beats Berto in final fight to remain unbeaten

His career winding down to its final seconds, Floyd Mayweather Jr. took a victory lap around the ring, his fist raised in triumph. After 19 years of perfection in the ring, he deserved one final bow. Mayweather capped a remarkable career with a typical ...

McDonnell beats Kameda to defend bantamweight title

Sep 7, 2015

McDonnell beats Kameda to defend bantamweight title

Jamie McDonnell successfully defended his WBA bantamweight title Sunday, knocking down Tomoki Kameda in the 12th round en route to a unanimous decision. The 29-year-old McDonnell improved to 27-2-1 with his second straight victory over Kameda. The English fighter took the title from Kameda ...

Kameda makes weight for McDonnell title rematch

Sep 6, 2015

Kameda makes weight for McDonnell title rematch

Tomoki Kameda, the youngest of the three boxing Kameda brothers, and WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell of Britain both made weight on Saturday, a day ahead of their title rematch. Both fighters needed just one try to make weight, with both checking in at ...

Sep 5, 2015

Mayweather invites female football coach to fight

Jen Welter, who blazed a trail for women as a coaching intern with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, confirmed Friday she’s accepted Floyd Mayweather’s invitation to his fight against Andre Berto. “Yes the rumors are true,” Welter tweeted after TMZ reported Mayweather’s invitation. “Looking forward ...