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Alvarez, Canelo battle to draw in long-awaited bout

/ Sep 17, 2017

Alvarez, Canelo battle to draw in long-awaited bout

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin argued afterward about who won their middleweight showdown. No one could argue it wasn't a great fight. Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a 12-round draw with Alvarez in a brutal battle that ended with both fighters holding ...

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

/ Sep 16, 2017

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

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Sports competitions are often considered like chess matches, and when you face the same opponent twice, the second time is different because you and your opponent are going to come at each other with different preparation, tactics and strategy. With a little over a month ...

/ Sep 15, 2017

Super lightweight Kondo gets first shot at world title

Akihiro Kondo will fight for his first world title when he takes on Russia's Sergey Lipinets for the vacant International Boxing Federation super lightweight title in November, Kondo's Ichiriki gym said Friday. Kondo, the third-ranked challenger, will take his shot against Lipinets, the top-ranked challenger, ...

Tanaka wins second title defense with TKO in ninth

/ Sep 13, 2017

Tanaka wins second title defense with TKO in ninth

Kosei Tanaka set the stage for a light flyweight title unification bout when he defended his World Boxing Organization crown in the weight category Wednesday at Edion Arena Osaka. The fight against 13th-ranked contender Rangsan Chayanram of Thailand, who fights under the name of Palangpol ...

Inoue dominates Nieves in U.S. debut

/ Sep 10, 2017

Inoue dominates Nieves in U.S. debut

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue made his U.S. debut in style Saturday, hammering seventh-ranked Antonio Nieves by a sixth-round technical knockout to defend his title for the sixth time. Inoue, 24, controlled the bout from the outset, knocking his 30-year-old American opponent down in ...

/ Sep 7, 2017

Ishida to face WBA super flyweight champ Yafai

Sho Ishida will fight his first world title bout next month against World Boxing Association super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai, Yafai's promoter said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Ishida, the division's top-ranked challenger, will face the Briton in Cardiff, Wales, on Oct. 28. In June, the WBA ...

Kubo loses WBA super bantamweight belt in first defense

/ Sep 3, 2017

Kubo loses WBA super bantamweight belt in first defense

Shun Kubo failed in his first defense of the WBA super bantamweight title on Sunday, losing to American Daniel Roman in a ninth-round technical knockout. Kubo struggled with Roman's power at Shimadzu Arena Kyoto, where the southpaw was knocked down in the seventh and eighth ...

Mayweather stops McGregor with 10th-round TKO

/ Aug 27, 2017

Mayweather stops McGregor with 10th-round TKO

Floyd Mayweather Jr. put on a show in the last fight of his spectacular career. Conor McGregor didn't do so badly, either. Mayweather figured out a 50th opponent Saturday night, letting McGregor have the early rounds before stalking him late and leaving the mixed martial artist ...

/ Aug 26, 2017

Without rematch, Yamanaka to retire

Shinsuke Yamanaka will hang up his gloves unless a rematch with newly crowned WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery is proposed, Teiken Gym president Akihiko Honda said Friday. Honda wants a rematch between the 34-year-old Yamanaka, who was denied a Japanese record-equaling 13th straight title defense ...