Boxing

New Zealand's Joseph Parker, right, as he lands a punch on Britain's Anthony Joshua during their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout in Cardiff, Wales, late Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 31, 2018 - 6:19 pm
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker fight (all times local): 11:16 p.m. Joseph Parker gets a big right through Anthony Joshua's defense midway through the fifth, sending the Briton reeling for the first time. Parker hurt Joshua early in the sixth but the referee...
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David Price, left, is hit by Alexander Povetkin in their WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight and WBO International Heavyweight Championship contest at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday March 31, 2018. Price and Povetkin on the undercard Saturday, ahead of the main event unification title fight between heavyweight contenders Anthony Joshua or Joseph Parker. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 5:40 pm
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Alexander Povetkin of Russia is back on the cusp of another heavyweight world title fight after a brutal knockout of David Price on Saturday. The WBA champion from 2011-13, Povetkin's career stalled twice after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in a seven-month...
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David Price falls to the canvass with Alexander Povetkin, right, in their WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight and WBO International Heavyweight Championship contest at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday March 31, 2018. Burnett and Parejo on the undercard Saturday, ahead of the main event unification title fight between heavyweight contenders Anthony Joshua or Joseph Parker. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 5:34 pm
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker fight (all times local): ___ 10:30 p.m. Ring announcer Michael Buffer just climbed through the ropes. It must be time for Joshua-Parker. The atmosphere has gone up a notch inside the Principality Stadium with the main event...
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Ryan Burnett, right, in action against Yonfrez Parejo during their WBA Bantamweight Championship contest at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday March 31, 2018. Burnett and Parejo on the undercard Saturday, ahead of the main event unification title fight between heavyweight contenders Anthony Joshua or Joseph Parker. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 5:14 pm
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker fight (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. Alexander Povetkin of Russia became the mandatory challenger for the WBA heavyweight belt after brutally knocking out David Price in the fifth round of an action-packed fight. Povetkin had...
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Britain's World Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, left, and New Zealand's World Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, face off during a press conference in London Tuesday March 27, 2018. Joshua and Parker will meet in a title in Cardiff on Saturday (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua predicts an early end. Joseph Parker is still deciding how he will end it. For a world heavyweight unification title fight refreshingly free of trash talk, predicting the outcome on Saturday in Cardiff was as close as Joshua and Parker came to banter on Tuesday at their...
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March 24, 2018 - 8:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez will have to explain how he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs if his May 5 middleweight title rematch with Gennady Golovkin is to go forward. The Nevada Athletic Commission has suspended the Mexican superstar pending the April 10 hearing on his two...
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March 24, 2018 - 6:57 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Tyron Zeuge stopped Isaac Ekpo in the second round of their rematch to retain his WBA super middleweight title on Saturday. Ekpo was only saved by the bell in the first round and referee Mark Nelson stopped the bout in the next after Zeuge knocked the Nigerian challenger to...
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Jose Ramirez, left, and Amir Imam trade blows during the 11th round of a WBC super lightweight championship boxing match Saturday, March 17, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 17, 2018 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Ramirez won his first world title Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over Amir Imam to win the WBC's vacant 140-pound belt. Ramirez pulled away in the late rounds, swelling Imam's right eye in the process to take the title that became open when Terence Crawford...
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March 11, 2018 - 1:59 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Oscar Valdez's broken jaw gradually left a pool of blood between rounds in his corner of the ring. Scott Quigg's badly damaged nose wasn't even the most grotesque feature of his battered face. By the time Valdez and Quigg embraced after the 12th-round bell, the poncho-clad...
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March 11, 2018 - 1:02 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Oscar Valdez persevered through a grueling challenge from England's Scott Quigg in a steady rain to claim a unanimous decision victory on Saturday night. Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs) retained his WBO featherweight title while fighting under a canopy at StubHub Center's famed outdoor...
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