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Apr 28, 2016

'Fat man' Fury teases Klitschko ahead of rematch

Tyson Fury removed his T-shirt, turned to Wladimir Klitschko, pointed to his flabby belly and blurted out: “Shame on you, you let a fat man beat you.” It was just one of the many lively moments in an expletive-laden, at-times-shocking news conference at the ...

Uchiyama unfazed ahead of 12th straight title defense

Apr 26, 2016

Uchiyama unfazed ahead of 12th straight title defense

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Takashi Uchiyama, Japan’s “KO Dynamite,” looked relaxed as usual on Tuesday, even with his 12th consecutive WBA super featherweight title defense at stake the next day. Uchiyama (24-0-1) will take on Panama’s Jezreel Corrales (19-1) on Wednesday night at Ota City General Gymnasium, while ...

Pacquiao beats Bradley via unanimous decision

Apr 10, 2016

Pacquiao beats Bradley via unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao may not be ready for retirement just quite yet. Pacquiao returned from the biggest loss of his career with a bang Saturday night, knocking down Timothy Bradley twice on his way to a unanimous 12-round decision in their welterweight showdown. Pacquiao shook ...

Apr 9, 2016

Pacquiao vows dramatic last bout

Manny Pacquiao promised to deliver an action-packed finale to his 21-year boxing career on Friday as he prepared to climb into the ring for the last time. The 37-year-old Filipino boxing superstar takes on longtime rival Tim Bradley on Saturday in what he says ...

Apr 5, 2016

Former lightweight champ Kimura retires

Yu Kimura, who lost his WBC lightweight title in March, is retiring from boxing. The 32-year-old, who fought professionally while continuing to hold down a job with a trading company, revealed his intent to call it quits on his blog on Sunday. Kimura won ...

Mar 28, 2016

Boxer Blackwell remains in coma

British middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell remains in an induced coma following his defeat to Chris Eubank Jr. on Saturday. The 25-year-old fighter suffered bleeding on the brain after the fight was stopped in the 10th round. The stoppage came after a ringside doctor advised ...

Inoue, Yaegashi set for world title doubleheader in May

Mar 16, 2016

Inoue, Yaegashi set for world title doubleheader in May

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue and IBF light flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi will defend their belts in a doubleheader on May 8, Ohashi Boxing Gym announced Wednesday. The 22-year-old Inoue will face top-ranked David Carmona of Mexico in his second title defense at ...

Unbeaten Yamanaka outpoints Solis to retain world bantamweight title

Mar 4, 2016

Unbeaten Yamanaka outpoints Solis to retain world bantamweight title

Shinsuke Yamanaka escaped a wild WBC world bantamweight title fight against Venezuelan Liborio Solis on Friday in Kyoto, extending his unbeaten streak to 27 fights with a unanimous decision. The 33-year-old southpaw from nearby Konan, Shiga Prefecture, survived two knockdowns to take the win ...

Yamanaka, Kimura put WBC titles on line in fight doubleheader

Mar 3, 2016

Yamanaka, Kimura put WBC titles on line in fight doubleheader

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka and WBC light flyweight champion Yu Kimura both passed their weigh-ins on Thursday before Friday’s WBC world title doubleheader in Kyoto. Yamanaka, who cleared the 53.5-kg limit by 100 grams, will be the favorite when he defends his title ...

Men's boxing to abandon headgear at Rio Games

Mar 2, 2016

Men's boxing to abandon headgear at Rio Games

For the first time in more than 30 years, male boxers won’t be wearing protective headgear at the Olympics. The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, adopted the change for amateur fighters three years ago, and the decision was widely considered a formality for ...

Feb 23, 2016

Boxer Thurman hurts neck in car accident; fight postponed

Keith Thurman’s promoter said the unbeaten WBA welterweight champion has been injured in a car accident, forcing the postponement of his March 12 title bout against Shawn Porter. A new date for the much-anticipated matchup wasn’t immediately announced Monday. Promoter Lou DiBella said Thurman’s ...

Feb 18, 2016

Ioka aims for title-unification fight

WBA flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka said Thursday he’s been thinking of fighting a title-unification bout. Ioka, who won his second title defense on New Year’s Eve, resumed his gym work on Feb. 1 and is planning to make his next defense as early as ...