/ Apr 9, 2017

Kubo seizes WBA super bantamweight crown

Shun Kubo won his first world title fight on Sunday, defeating WBA super bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno in an 11th-round technical knockout. Kubo, who turned 27 the day before, was knocked down in the seventh round, but using his reach advantage, hung in to ...

Mayweather ready to clash with McGregor

/ Mar 12, 2017

Mayweather ready to clash with McGregor

Retired unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says that when it comes to a possible big-money fight with Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, he is “out of retirement.” In a posting on the MMA website, the 40-year-old American said he wants to ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Global boxing tournament proposed

Organizers of a new $50 million boxing tournament unveiled plans Thursday for the World Boxing Super Series, a September-to-May event with two weight classes of fighters chasing the Muhammad Ali Trophy. While developers were hopeful of a Champions League-style event, using top talent to ...

/ Mar 1, 2017

Odaira stopped in bid for WBA minimumweight title

Japanese challenger Go Odaira failed in his bid to dethrone Thai champion Knockout CP Freshmart on Wednesday, losing by technical knockout in their WBA minimumweight title match. Freshmart, 26, stopped 15th-ranked Odaira when he sent him to the canvas with a flurry of punches ...

Fukuhara claims WBO minimumweight interim title

/ Feb 26, 2017

Fukuhara claims WBO minimumweight interim title

Tatsuya Fukuhara defeated top-ranked Mexican Moises Calleros to become the WBO minimumweight interim champion on Sunday. Second-ranked Fukuhara deployed left-handed body blows to good effect and outfought his opponent to score a 2-1 decision at Matsushima All Round Center. “It was a tough fight ...

/ Feb 25, 2017

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport earlier this month. Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, the late fighter’s hometown, that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, ...