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Actor Rourke wins in return to boxing

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout. Rourke sent 29-year-old Pasadena native Elliot Seymour to the canvas twice in the second round before the referee stopped the fight. The bout ...

Yaegashi to fight Guevara for vacant WBC light fly title

Nov 10, 2014

Yaegashi to fight Guevara for vacant WBC light fly title

Former WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi will fight top-ranked Mexican Pedro Guevara for the vacant light flyweight title on Dec. 30, it was announced on Monday. The 31-year-old Yaegashi, who was dethroned as fly champion by Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua in September, is ranked ...

Nov 1, 2014

Tyson reveals he was abused as child

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was sexually abused when he was 7 years old by a stranger on the street, he told U.S. radio. The 48-year-old former boxer said an adult male grabbed him. “He bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff . . ...

Yamanaka defends belt against gritty Suriyan

Oct 23, 2014

Yamanaka defends belt against gritty Suriyan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka fell short of posting another KO win in a world title bout, but managed to retain his belt for the seventh consecutive time by defeating Thailand’s Suriyan Sor Rungvisai in an unanimous decision (114-110, 116-108, 115-109) at Yoyogi National ...

Oct 16, 2014

Uchiyama to fight on New Year's Eve

Takashi Uchiyama will aim to defend his super featherweight crown for a ninth time as part of a WBA world title tripleheader on Dec. 31 in Tokyo, the Watanabe Gym announced on Thursday. In what will be his first match since defeating fourth-ranked challenger ...

Sep 20, 2014

Ikeyama, 45, retains WBO atomweight title

Nao Ikeyama extended her mark as the oldest Japanese world champion on Saturday, when she successfully defended her WBO atomweight crown for the first time. Ikeyama, 45, defeated Masae Akitaya by unanimous decision in their 10-round bout at Azalea Taisho Hall in Osaka. In ...

Mayweather called before regulators

Sep 20, 2014

Mayweather called before regulators

Once again, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has some explaining to do. Nevada boxing regulators have ordered Mayweather to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight last Saturday night against Marcos Maidana. Specifically, they ...

Mayweather stays perfect

Sep 14, 2014

Mayweather stays perfect

Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night. Mayweather dominated Maidana from the opening bell, using his boxing skills to keep the Argentine off balance and pile up ...

Aug 28, 2014

Klitschko to defend title in November

Undisputed heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO belts against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Nov. 15, the Ukrainian said Wednesday. Klitschko had to pull out of the original Sept. 6 date due to an injured bicep. But now the ...

Aug 10, 2014

Peterson earns 10th-round KO; Garcia drops Salka in second round

Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson would have liked to fight each other to unify to junior welterweight division. Instead, they did what they were supposed to do against overmatched opponents Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. After Peterson retained his IBF junior ...

Murata scheduled to fight Mexican Luna on Sept. 5

Jul 24, 2014

Murata scheduled to fight Mexican Luna on Sept. 5

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will square off against Mexico’s Adrian Luna on Sept. 5 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 in his fifth professional fight, his management team, Teiken Promotions, announced on Thursday. Japanese world champions Akira Yaegashi and Naoya Inoue were previously scheduled ...