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Vargas dethrones Miura by TKO

Mexico’s undefeated Francisco Vargas rose from his first career knockdown to capture the WBC super featherweight title Saturday by dethroning champion Takashi Miura with a ninth-round technical knockout. In his ...

Fury out to test 'old man' Klitschko

Challenger Tyson Fury has vowed to ‘expose’ undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday’s world heavyweight title bout and has labelled the Ukrainian giant an ‘old man.’ Klitschko, 39, will defend ...

Alvarez, Golovkin on collision course

Nov 23, 2015

Alvarez, Golovkin on collision course


Canelo Alvarez hadn’t even had time to celebrate his win over Miguel Cotto when the subject of Gennady Golovkin came up. Golovkin was watching at ringside, and had to like what he heard. “With all due respect, if he wants to fight right now ...

Former light heavyweight champ Foster dies at 76

Nov 22, 2015

Former light heavyweight champ Foster dies at 76

Bob Foster, the former light heavyweight champion who fought Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali and went on to become a sheriff’s deputy, died Saturday. He was 76. New Mexico state Rep. Antonio Maestas said in a statement that Foster died at Presbyterian hospital in ...

Nov 13, 2015

Shibata retains IBF light flyweight title with draw

Naoko Shibata defended her IBF light flyweight title for the fourth time on Friday after drawing against seventh-ranked Mexican Maria Salinas. The 34-year-old Shibata, who won the title in November 2013 five years after making her debut, has a record of 14-3-1 (four knockouts). ...

Nov 10, 2015

Minimumweight champ Tanaka to put title on line on New Year's Eve

Twenty-year-old WBO minimumweight champion Kosei Tanaka will make the first defense of his crown against fourth-ranked Filipino Vic Saludar on New Year’s Eve, Tanaka’s Hatanaka gym announced Tuesday. “I’ve been increasing my power. I’d like to finish my final bout this year in a ...

Murata wins non-title fight in U.S. debut

Nov 8, 2015

Murata wins non-title fight in U.S. debut

Japan’s London Olympic middleweight champion Ryota Murata won his first fight in the United States on Saturday, defeating Gunnar Jackson of New Zealand in a 10-round non-title bout in Las Vegas. The 29-year-old Murata won on a unanimous decision to extend his unbeaten record ...

Nov 6, 2015

Ioka to defend WBA flyweight title on New Year's Eve

WBA flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka of Japan will make his second title defense on New Year’s Eve, his Ioka Gym announced Friday. The fight at Edion Arena Osaka will be a rematch against Argentina’s Juan Carlos Reveco, whom Ioka defeated on April 22 to ...

Kameda looks back at career with pride

Nov 5, 2015

Kameda looks back at career with pride

Former WBA flyweight and ex-IBF super flyweight champion Daiki Kameda on Thursday described his boxing career as “the best” after deciding to retire because of an eye injury. Kameda, the second eldest of the three Kameda boxing brothers, has decided to step down from ...

Nov 4, 2015

Uchiyama set to make 11th title defense

Takashi Uchiyama, the super champion of the WBA’s super featherweight division, will make the 11th defense of his crown as part of a world title double header in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve, his Watanabe Gym announced on Wednesday. Ryoichi Taguchi will be attempting ...

Oct 25, 2015

Arum says Pacquiao planning last fight

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao plans to end his ring career with a fight on April 9 before moving on to focus on his political career, promoter Bob Arum has told Arum said he had discussed plans for a final fight with Pacquiao ...

Oct 22, 2015

Koseki defeats Miyao in women's unification bout

Women’s WBC atom weight champion Momo Koseki beat WBA light minimum title holder Ayaka Miyao by unanimous decision in a unification bout in Tokyo on Thursday. Koseki defended her title for a 16th time, a record for a Japanese boxer in the men’s or ...

Kameda unwavering in decision to retire from boxing

Oct 19, 2015

Kameda unwavering in decision to retire from boxing

Boxer Koki Kameda returned to Japan on Monday and reiterated his intention to retire following his defeat to Kohei Kono on Friday in a WBA superflyweight title match in Chicago. “Frankly, I’m confident I can still compete,” the 28-year-old said at Narita airport. “However, ...