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Boxing legend Pryor dies at age 60

Oct 11, 2016

Boxing legend Pryor dies at age 60

Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, died Sunday. He was 60. Pryor’s family issued a statement saying the boxer died at his home in Cincinnati after a long battle with heart disease. Known as “The Hawk,” ...

Oct 9, 2016

Yoshikawa captures WBO women's flyweight title

Nana Yoshikawa claimed victory in her second attempt at a world title, defeating South Korea’s former WBO women’s flyweight champion Lee Eun-hye with a 2-0 decision Sunday. Yoshikawa, 38, started out struggling against her aggressive 33-year-old opponent but dominated the 10-round bout from midway ...

Oct 6, 2016

AIBA bars 36 judges, referees from world-level events

Three dozen boxing referees and judges who officiated at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been barred from working at further world-level events until an investigation is completed. The international boxing association said Thursday the 36 referees and judges should be ineligible to officiate ...

Fury opens up about cocaine use

Oct 5, 2016

Fury opens up about cocaine use

Britain’s world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has been drinking and using cocaine to help him deal with depression, he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview released on Tuesday. “I’ve been out drinking, Monday to Friday to Sunday, and taking cocaine. I can’t ...

Sep 24, 2016

Fury-Klitschko rematch called off

The rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title has been called off for a second time. Fury’s management company, Hennessy Sports, said Friday that the British boxer has “been declared medically unfit to fight” and the Oct. 29 bout ...

Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight crown with 11th title defense

Sep 16, 2016

Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight crown with 11th title defense

Shinsuke Yamanaka and Hozumi Hasegawa each won his WBC world title fight by technical knockout on Friday. Yamanaka defended his bantamweight crown for the 11th time when he floored top-ranked challenger Anselmo Moreno of Panama in the seventh round of an entertaining battle of ...

Inoue defends WBO superfly title with TKO

Sep 4, 2016

Inoue defends WBO superfly title with TKO

Naoya Inoue successfully defended his WBO super flyweight championship for the third time on Sunday when he defeated Thailand’s Petchbarngborn Kokietgym by technical knockout in the 10th round. Inoue offered a sober assessment of a fight in which he did little for several rounds ...

Sep 2, 2016

Inoue seeks knockout in third title defense

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue is confident of an emphatic third title defense when he faces top-ranked challenger Petchbarngborn Kokietgym on Sunday. Inoue, 23, is 10-0 with eight knockouts so far in his career and is keen to add to that number when ...

Sep 1, 2016

Taguchi retains light flyweight crown

Ryoichi Taguchi outlasted compatriot Ryo Miyazaki to defend his WBA light flyweight title for the fourth time in Tokyo on Wednesday, while Kohei Kono lost his WBA super flyweight crown in a 12-round bout against Panama’s Luis Concepcion. Taguchi improved his career slate to ...

Aug 29, 2016

Taguchi, Kono banking on reach in title defenses

WBA light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi and WBA super flyweight champ Kohei Kono each enters his title defense on Wednesday hoping his edge in reach can make a difference. The world title doubleheader at Tokyo’s Ota Gymnasium will mark the fourth title defense for ...

Takayama claims vacant WBO minimumweight crown

Aug 20, 2016

Takayama claims vacant WBO minimumweight crown

Katsunari Takayama captured the vacant WBO minimumweight title on Saturday by defeating fellow Japanese Riku Kano by unanimous decision. The title was the sixth of the 33-year-old Takayama’s career. Kano, the top-ranked contender was, at the age of 20, attempting to become the youngest ...