Boxing

In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 photo, James "Buster" Douglas, the former world heavyweight champion, works with a student at the Thompson Community Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he teaches youth boxing. In one of the more spectacular upsets in sports history, Douglas defeated Mike Tyson, the reigning world heavyweight champion on Feb. 11, 1990, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
February 07, 2020 - 5:33 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thirty years after his hard-fought victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is feeling healthy and basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time. “Right now, everything is looking up,” Douglas said in a recent Associated Press interview, noting he...
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January 18, 2020 - 12:56 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's government summoned the Chinese ambassador in Stockholm to discuss his comments Saturday that compared Swedish media coverage of China to a lightweight boxer who “provokes a feud” with a heavyweight. Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou used the boxing metaphor while speaking...
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CORRECTS SURNAME OF REFEREE TO REISS, INSTEAD OF WEISS - Gervonta Davis, left, heads to the corner as Yuriorkis Gamboa, right, looks up at referee Jack Reiss during the WBA secondary lightweight title boxing bout early Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Atlanta. Davis won when the fight was stopped in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)
December 29, 2019 - 2:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn't go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down. “I wasn't pressed for the knockout,” Davis said. “Once I seen I was hurting him and he wasn't getting out of there, I just had to touch him up and win...
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December 29, 2019 - 1:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis stayed unbeaten in his career with a 12th-round stoppage of Yuriorkis Gamboa to win the WBA secondary lightweight title Saturday night. Fighting past the ninth round for the first time, Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) showed why his nickname is Tank, releasing a barrage of...
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This image released by DKC/O&M shows Ed harris in a scene from the play “To Kill a Mockingbird," in New York. For one night only in February, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's iconic book will be performed exclusively for 18,000 public school children free of charge at Madison Square Garden. ( Julieta Cervantes/DKC/O&M via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The hit play “To Kill a Mockingbird” is busting out of Broadway — and dunking at Madison Square Garden. For one night only in February, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's iconic book will be performed exclusively for 18,000 public school children free of charge at the home of the...
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December 18, 2019 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The hit play “To Kill a Mockingbird” is busting out of Broadway — and dunking at Madison Square Garden. For one night only in February, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's iconic book will be performed exclusively for 18,000 public school children free of charge at the home of the...
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Wires go to microphones above a logo of the Russian Olympic Committee during President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov's news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 11, 2019 - 8:48 am
Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Umar Kremlev said he has spoken with the Olympic boxing team and...
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Britain's Anthony Joshua celebrates after beating Andy Ruiz Jr. to win their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 08, 2019 - 5:30 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua is set for a London homecoming to start his second reign as world heavyweight champion, with his next fight likely to take place at the recently built stadium of Premier League soccer club Tottenham. Joshua reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles early...
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Britain's Anthony Joshua celebrates after beating Andy Ruiz Jr. on points to win their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia early Sunday Dec. 8, 2019. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
December 08, 2019 - 8:40 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — It’s not all about the devastating knockout for Anthony Joshua anymore. He’s not going to go desperately chasing Deontay Wilder for the elusive belt in his heavyweight collection, either. This is Joshua 2.0. After what he describes as a “roller coaster” year, the British...
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Britain's Anthony Joshua celebrates after beating Andy Ruiz Jr. to win their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia early Sunday Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 07, 2019 - 7:28 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession. For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this controversial trip to Saudi...
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