Boxing

In a Feb. 26, 2019, Photo, Claressa Shields attends a news conference in New York for her upcoming boxing bout against Germany's Christina Hammer for the middleweight championship.Shields and Hammer are the first female boxers featured on Showtime’s All Access, with the next episode Friday on its YouTube sports channel. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2019 - 2:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer mostly feinted trash talking, using a few long glares and verbal jabs ahead of their showdown. They're the headline event for the undisputed middleweight championship on Showtime on April 13 in Atlantic City. "Guys are disrespectful to each...
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April 01, 2019 - 3:54 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A British boxer has had his license suspended after being disqualified for biting during a heavyweight fight. Kash Ali was accused by opponent David Price of biting him on multiple occasions in the non-title fight in Liverpool on Saturday before it was waved off in the fifth...
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March 28, 2019 - 7:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The undisputed world cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, says he's finally moving up to heavyweight. The Ukrainian fighter says he's vacated the WBA cruiserweight title rather than fight challenger Denis Lebedev, in a video statement on the WBA's Instagram feed. Usyk says "that...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with boxer Deontay Wilder before the IBF welterweight championship boxing bout between Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 26, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Lennox Lewis always wanted to fight everybody, and did so often enough to become the last person to hold all the major heavyweight titles at the same time. That meant Riddick Bowe, even after Bowe threw a title belt in a garbage can to avoid him. It also meant Mike Tyson, even after Tyson...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, file photo, Lamont Peterson, left, throws a punch at Dierry Jean, right, of Canada, during the IBF Junior welterweight title boxing match in Washington. Brothers Lamont and Anthony Peterson are each looking to prove themselves worthy of another title shot as they fight on the same card in front of their hometown fans. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
March 22, 2019 - 4:58 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Fighting after an ugly loss and a long layoff, on the same TV card as his younger brother and with chatter about retirement growing louder, 35-year-old Lamont Peterson insists he's as relaxed as he's ever been. Or he's tricked himself into believing that. "It might be me just...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Deontay Wilder poses for photographs after the WBC heavyweight champion defeated Luis Ortiz in New York. Wilder is slated to defend his title May 18, 2019, at Barclays Center in New York, against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
March 19, 2019 - 8:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Not to be outdone by the other heavyweight titleholder, Deontay Wilder showed he can be a champion at trash talk, too. A month after Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller squared off in a nasty, expletive-infused war of words to announce their fight — Joshua owns the major belts other...
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Boxers Errol Spence Jr., left, and Mikey Garcia, right, adorn Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with their championship belts during a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. The pair are slated to square off on Saturday at AT&T Stadium for Spence's IBF welterweight title. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 4:17 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. didn't like four-division champion Mikey Garcia describing him as just another opponent. "Stop talking about your other opponents like I'm one of them," shot back Spence, the IBF welterweight champion. When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2000, file photo, Freeda Foreman stands in The Regent Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, following a press conference announcing her professional boxing debut. The 42-year-old daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman died at a Houston-area home. The Harris County sheriff's office said deputies were called Friday, March 8, 2019, to the home where EMS had determined Freeda George Foreman was dead. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)
March 12, 2019 - 11:12 am
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner confirms that Freeda George Foreman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman, died by suicide. Emergency crews found the 42-year-old woman while responding to a suburban Houston home on Friday. The Harris County Institute of Forensic...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2000, file photo, Freeda Foreman works out in a gym in Las Vegas. The 42-year-old daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman died at a Houston-area home. The Harris County sheriff's office said deputies were called Friday, March 8, 2019, to the home where EMS had determined Freeda George Foreman was dead. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)
March 11, 2019 - 12:37 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Freeda George Forman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman and briefly a boxer herself, has died at a suburban Houston home. She was 42. The Harris County sheriff's office said Monday that emergency crews found her Friday. The sheriff's office says its...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Gennady Golovkin reacts following a middleweight title against Canelo Alvarez, in Las Vegas. Golovkin will return to the ring in June after signing a multiyear deal Friday, March 8, 2019, with DAZN, which gives him the possibility of a third fight with Alvarez. No date or opponent was announced for the fight, which will be Golovkin's first since being edged by Alvarez last September in their second bout after they fought to a draw in the first one. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 08, 2019 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will return to the ring in June after signing a multiyear deal Friday with DAZN, which gives him the possibility of a third fight with Canelo Alvarez. No date or opponent was announced for the fight, which will be Golovkin's first since being edged by Alvarez last...
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