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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 ...

Owens Award to honor legend Ali

The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award will recognize the late Muhammad Ali. The Owens Award was started this year, the 80th anniversary of Owens’ four-gold-medal performance at the 1936 ...

Sep 20, 2016

Alvarez sidelined for rest of year with broken thumb

Junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has a broken right thumb that will keep him out of the ring for the rest of the year. Golden Boy Promotions announced Alvarez’s injury on Monday. Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) hurt his hand during the second round ...

Sep 18, 2016

Alvarez knocks out Smith in ninth round

Canelo Alvarez knocked out Liam Smith and called out Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez stopped Smith in the ninth round Saturday night after dropping him in the previous two rounds, winning the WBO light middleweight championship before a record crowd of 51,240 at AT&T Stadium. The ...

World middleweight champ Golovkin stops Brook in fifth round

Sep 11, 2016

World middleweight champ Golovkin stops Brook in fifth round

Jumping two weight classes to challenge Gennady Golovkin, Kell Brook’s ambitious challenge wasn’t give much hope. Despite that leap, a valiant Brook made it far tougher for the world middleweight champion than anticipated as they traded punches for four rounds in a thrilling, open ...

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 ...

Aug 13, 2016

Shibata retains IBF light flyweight title

Naoko Shibata defended her IBF light flyweight title on Saturday for the fifth time, defeating second-ranked Maria Salinas by a 2-0 decision. The fight was a rematch with the Mexican, whom Shibata drew with last November. The victory sees Shibata’s record improve to 16-3 ...

Aug 4, 2016

Boxing legend Pacquiao to make November comeback

Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring later this year to fight World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, the Filipino boxing star’s manager said on Wednesday. “Retirement doesn’t suit Manny right now,” Michael Koncz told the Los Angeles Times. “It is amazing what ...

Ioka knocks out Lara to defend title

Jul 20, 2016

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 Wednesday. Ioka, who last year in April became the fastest boxer in the world ...