Boxing

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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March 19, 2019 - 8:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title May 18 at Barclays Center against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale. The fight comes two weeks before Anthony Joshua takes on Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden. Joshua holds the other significant heavyweight...
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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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March 06, 2019 - 8:10 am
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Baltimore boxer who's the World Boxing Association champion in the 130-pound (58.9-kilogram) category is accused of assaulting someone at a shopping mall near Washington. News outlets report Fairfax County police announced Tuesday that a warrant had been issued for Gervonta...
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FILE - In this June 9, 1985 file photo, defending champion Eusebio Pedroza from Panama, left, throws a punch at Northern Ireland's Barry McGuigan, during their World Featherweight Championship fight at Queen's Park Rangers Football Ground, London. The Panamanian ex-featherweight champ died on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was 62. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)
March 01, 2019 - 3:20 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former world champion Panamanian boxer Eusebio Pedroza, who defended the featherweight title more times than any other, has died at age 62. The World Boxing Association said Friday that Pedroza had been hospitalized recently while battling pancreatic cancer. Pedroza, nicknamed...
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In this undated image provided courtesy of Centr, actor Chris Hemsworth, left, and Michael Olajide Jr. workout. When Hemsworth sought "experts" to contribute to a fitness and health app called Centr, one place he turned was to the boxing ring. He found Olajide Jr., a former middleweight contender who literally lost an eye to his sport. (Courtesy of Centr via AP)
March 01, 2019 - 2:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When actor Chris Hemsworth sought "experts" to contribute to a fitness and health app called Centr, one place he turned was to the boxing ring. He found Michael Olajide Jr., a former middleweight contender who literally lost an eye to his sport. Olajide, once a loser by decision to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Luis Ortiz, left, hits Travis Kauffman with a knockdown punch during the sixth round of a heavyweight boxing match in Los Angeles. Ortiz and fellow boxing star Erislandy Lara left behind their lives in Cuba for the ones they wanted for themselves and their families in the United States. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
March 01, 2019 - 1:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Ortiz was scared, though not of anything bad happening in the ring. With the heavyweight punching power he possesses in his left hand, "King Kong" doesn't worry too much about getting beat up. But put a guy with his fear of water on a half-day journey by boat, and that's a...
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