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Dec 18, 2016

Kuroki successful in fifth defense of WBC minimumweight title

Yuko Kuroki defended her WBC minimumweight belt for the fifth time on Sunday, defeating former champ Mari Ando by unanimous decision. Kuroki, 25, used her strong left to good effect, sending the 29-year-old Ando to the canvas in the second and fifth rounds. In ...

Smith brings end to Hopkins' long career with TKO in eighth round

Dec 18, 2016

Smith brings end to Hopkins' long career with TKO in eighth round

Joe Smith Jr. stopped Bernard Hopkins 53 seconds into the eighth round of their WBC international light heavyweight title fight Saturday night. Smith used a six-punch combination to send Hopkins through the ropes and on to the floor, effectively ending the 51-year-old’s 28-year boxing ...

FBI monitored Muhammad Ali in 1966, documents reveal

Dec 16, 2016

FBI monitored Muhammad Ali in 1966, documents reveal

The FBI kept tabs on the late boxer Muhammad Ali in 1966, including his divorce and his speech at a Miami mosque, in its investigation of the religious group Nation of Islam, according to documents released by the agency. The release of the documents, ...

Dec 14, 2016

Ono falls in WBA minimumweight title fight

Japan’s 14th-ranked challenger Shin Ono lost to WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart of Thailand in a unanimous decision Wednesday. The 33-year-old Ono, making his second bid for a world boxing title, struggled against Knockout, falling to the floor in the 10th round but ...

Decorated boxing champion Hasegawa hangs up his gloves

Dec 9, 2016

Decorated boxing champion Hasegawa hangs up his gloves

Three-division belt winner Hozumi Hasegawa announced his retirement on Friday, bringing his decorated 17-year boxing career to an end with a 36-5 record, including 16 knockouts. The fleet-footed 35-year-old retires as WBC super bantamweight champion after he defeated Mexican Hugo Ruiz by technical knockout ...

Uchiyama seeks revenge, title in bout with Corrales

Nov 23, 2016

Uchiyama seeks revenge, title in bout with Corrales

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Top Japanese boxer Takashi Uchiyama is preparing to take the ring on New Year’s Eve for the sixth consecutive year next month. But this time, unlike the previous occasions, he’s stepping onto the canvas without anything shiny draped over his shoulder. The former WBA ...

Nov 16, 2016

Omori set for first world title fight

Shohei Omori will get his first shot at a world boxing title on New Year’s Eve, his WOZ gym announced Wednesday. The 23-year-old Omori, who suffered his only defeat last December, will take on 32-year-old IBF world bantamweight champ Lee Haskins of Britain in ...

Nov 12, 2016

Bantamweight Inoue sidelined with hand injury

Takuma Inoue will miss his first world title bout against WBO bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales of the Philippines with a right fist injury, Ohashi gym announced Saturday. Inoue, 20, was hurt during a sparring session and will need surgery, according to the gym. Inoue, ...

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

Nov 9, 2016

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

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WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue will try to defend his belt for a fourth time when he faces compatriot and former world champion Kohei Kono, on Dec. 30 at Ariake Colosseum, the Ohashi gym announced on Wednesday. The gym also revealed IBF light ...

Osawa loses first title bid by TKO

Nov 6, 2016

Osawa loses first title bid by TKO

Hiroshige Osawa suffered a seventh-round technical knockout on Saturday in his WBO featherweight title fight against undefeated Mexican champion Oscar Valdez. The 31-year-old Osawa, in his first world championship bout, looked stiff at the start of the fight and was knocked down in the ...