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Ioka knocks out Lara to defend title

Kazuto Ioka, the WBA flyweight champion, knocked out sixth-ranked Keyvin Lara in the 11th round to successfully defend his belt for the third time in a world title doubleheader on ...

Pacquiao planning to return to ring

Jul 13, 2016

Pacquiao planning to return to ring

Manny Pacquiao isn’t ready to give up his night job just yet. Pacquiao, who before his last fight in April said he would retire, now plans to return to the ring in November against an opponent who has yet to be selected. Promoter Bob ...

Jul 9, 2016

Golovkin to fight welterweight champ Brook in London

Gennady Golovkin was searching for someone to fight him for the middleweight title. Kell Brook was more than eager to step up for the challenge. Brook will move up two weight classes to face the fearsome Golovkin on Sept. 10 in a clash of ...

Jul 3, 2016

Pros enter Olympic boxing qualifying tournament

A former IBF flyweight champion from Thailand and a French-Cameroonian middleweight contender are the most prominent professional boxers attempting to win berths in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics during the final qualifying tournament. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced the entrants Saturday for the ...

Jun 25, 2016

Fury postpones rematch with Klitschko due to ankle injury

Tyson Fury on Friday postponed his world heavyweight rematch with Wladimir Klitschko after failing to recover from an ankle injury. The British boxer was due to face Klitschko in Manchester, England, on July 9 with the WBA, WBO and IBO belts, that he won ...

Jun 14, 2016

Fujioka, Ikeyama retain WBO titles

Bantamweight Naoko Fujioka and minimumweight Nao Ikeyama each defended her WBO title on Monday. The 40-year-old Fujioka, who captured her third different weight class when she won the bantamweight crown last year, defeated countrywoman Shindo Go in a unanimous decision in their 10-round title ...

Ali's passing takes Brown, Abdul-Jabbar down memory lane

Jun 11, 2016

Ali's passing takes Brown, Abdul-Jabbar down memory lane

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jim Brown both got the call on June 4, which was strangely appropriate, along with simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. On one hand, someone they revered was gone. On the other, someone they watched suffer for years would hurt no more. “He ...

Final bell tolls for The Greatest

Jun 11, 2016

Final bell tolls for The Greatest

The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself — serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny. Ali made one final journey through the city he adored via ...

Memorials for Ali begin with prayer service

Jun 10, 2016

Memorials for Ali begin with prayer service

As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his celebrity to push for peace among races, religions and cultures. On phones and screens around the globe, thousands more joined the ...