Boxing

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 - 6:43 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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Defending champion Andy Ruiz Jr., right, during his fight against Britain's Anthony Joshua in their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
December 07, 2019 - 5:43 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight titles Sunday by producing a disciplined and smart display to beat an out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr. on points in their rematch in the first title fight to be staged in the Middle East. Joshua won a unanimous verdict after an...
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Defending champion Andy Ruiz Jr., right, during his fight against Britain's Anthony Joshua in their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
December 07, 2019 - 5:28 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight titles Sunday by producing a disciplined and smart display to beat Andy Ruiz Jr. on points in their rematch in the first title fight to be staged in the Middle East. Joshua won a unanimous verdict, with two judges giving the...
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Defending champion Andy Ruiz Jr., right, during his fight against Britain's Anthony Joshua in their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
December 07, 2019 - 5:17 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his world heavyweight titles by producing a disciplined and smart display to beat Andy Ruiz Jr. on points in their rematch in the first title fight to be staged in the Middle East. Joshua won a unanimous verdict, with two judges giving the...
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Heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua of Britain, right, and Andy Ruiz Jr. of Mexico pose during a weigh-in at Faisaliah Center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The first ever heavyweight title fight in the Middle East, has been called the "Clash on the Dunes." Will take place at the Diriyah Arena on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 06, 2019 - 3:25 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In one part of Riyadh, two of the world’s most high-profile boxers squared off at a weigh-in outside a 5-star hotel ahead of the first heavyweight title fight to take place in the Middle East. Across town, American rappers Akon and Chris Brown were about to headline a...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Jermall Charlo poses for photographs during the official weigh-in for a boxing match against Hugo Centeno Jr., in New York. Charlo is having a hard time finding big fights in the middleweight division. He doesn't figure it will get any easier if he delivers the powerful performance he promises Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in a title defense against Dennis Hogan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 06, 2019 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jermall Charlo has a perfect record and eye-popping power, though those aren't the only reasons he's a star in his sport. For Stephen Espinoza, Showtime's sports president, there's another way to judge a boxer's status. “You never hear, or almost rarely do you hear another...
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Heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua of Britain, right, and Andy Ruiz Jr. of Mexico pose during a weigh-in at Faisaliah Center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The first ever heavyweight title fight in the Middle East, has been called the "Clash on the Dunes." Will take place at the Diriyah Arena on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 06, 2019 - 12:48 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In one part of Riyadh, two of the world’s most high-profile boxers squared off at a weigh-in outside a 5-star hotel ahead of the first heavyweight title fight to take place in the Middle East. Across town, American rappers Akon and Chris Brown were about to headline a...
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Heavyweight boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. of Mexico poses during a weigh-in at Faisaliah Center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The first ever heavyweight title fight in the Middle East, has been called the "Clash on the Dunes." Will take place at the Diriyah Arena on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 06, 2019 - 12:17 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will be nearly 50 pounds heavier than Anthony Joshua for their title rematch on Saturday in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz weighed in at 283 pounds (128 kilograms) on Friday — about 15½ pounds (7 kilograms) more than he was for the first...
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Heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua of Britain, right, and Andy Ruiz Jr. of Mexico pose during a weigh-in at Faisaliah Center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The first ever heavyweight title fight in the Middle East, has been called the "Clash on the Dunes." Will take place at the Diriyah Arena on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 06, 2019 - 12:08 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In one part of Riyadh, two of the world’s most high-profile boxers squared off at a weigh-in outside a 5-star hotel ahead of the first heavyweight title fight to take place in the Middle East. Across town, American rappers Akon and Chris Brown were about to headline a...
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Heavyweight boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. of Mexico poses during a weigh-in at Faisaliah Center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The first ever heavyweight title fight in the Middle East, has been called the "Clash on the Dunes." Will take place at the Diriyah Arena on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 06, 2019 - 9:34 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua will fight at his lightest weight in five years when he tries to reclaim his world heavyweight belts off Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday in Saudi Arabia. Joshua weighed in at 107½ kilograms (237 pounds) on Friday on an outdoor stage, more than 5 kilograms (11...
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