Boxing

Sergey Kovalev, right, and Canelo Alvarez pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a WBO light heavyweight title bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 01, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez didn't have to take the risk. Not at light heavyweight, and not against a puncher like Sergey Kovalev. A third fight with Gennadiy Golovkin was there for the asking. There were other fights against lesser opponents that would have given Alvarez the same kind of...
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Oleksandr Usyk, right, hits Chazz Witherspoon during a heavyweight boxing bout Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
October 13, 2019 - 2:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk did everything in his heavyweight debut with the exception of knocking down Chazz Witherspoon. Usyk dominated, earning a technical knockout win over Witherspoon in the seventh round on Saturday night. In his highly anticipated pro debut, Usyk (17-0) showed his...
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Oleksandr Usyk, right, hits Chazz Witherspoon during a heavyweight boxing bout Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
October 13, 2019 - 1:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk did everything in his heavyweight debut with the exception of knocking down Chazz Witherspoon. Usyk dominated, earning a technical knockout win over Witherspoon in the seventh round on Saturday night. In his highly anticipated pro debut, Usyk (17-0) showed his...
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FILE - IN this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Errol Spence Jr., center, celebrates his victory over Shawn Porter during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match in Los Angeles. Authorities say welterweight boxing champion Spence was seriously injured but is expected to survive after crashing his Ferrari in Dallas. Dallas police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, when Spence's Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 10, 2019 - 7:34 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said. The crash happened just before 3 a.m., when Spence's Ferrari crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several...
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FILE - IN this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Errol Spence Jr., center, celebrates his victory over Shawn Porter during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match in Los Angeles. Authorities say welterweight boxing champion Spence was seriously injured but is expected to survive after crashing his Ferrari in Dallas. Dallas police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, when Spence's Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 10, 2019 - 12:22 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said. The crash happened just before 3 a.m., when Spence's Ferrari crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several...
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Otto Wallin, left, of Sweden, punches Tyson Fury, of England, during their heavyweight boxing match Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 15, 2019 - 1:44 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury's right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. His scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder suddenly in jeopardy, Fury needed to dig deep in a fight that wasn't supposed to be this hard. Fury did just that Saturday night, overcoming a bloody cut over...
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Otto Wallin, left, of Sweden, punches Tyson Fury, of England, during their heavyweight boxing match Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 15, 2019 - 1:32 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury overcame a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision Saturday night over Sweden's Otto Wallin and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder. Fury remained unbeaten in 29 fights and retained his claim to the lineal heavyweight title...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 13, 2019 file photo, blood runs down the side of Otto Wallin's head during the first round of his heavyweight boxing bout against Nick Kisner on in Atlantic City, N.J. Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin will take his first step into big-time boxing when he fights Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on Saturday Sept. 14, 2019. A win for Wallin would be a big shock because the unbeaten Fury is the lineal champion and perhaps is the best heavyweight out there. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 09, 2019 - 4:48 am
SUNDSVALL, Sweden (AP) — The pretty Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall has had a couple of quirky brushes with elite heavyweight boxing over the years. In 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stunned the locals by visiting a newly opened boxing club as part of his promotional tour of the country...
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Vasiliy Lomachenko, left, and Luke Campbell fight during the WBC, WBO, WBA & Ring Magazine World Lightweight Championship contest at the O2 Arena, London on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 7:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko's big goal in boxing is to become unified champion in one weight category. He's one win away from achieving that dream. Considered among the world's greatest pound-for-pound fighters, Lomachenko added the vacant WBC belt to his WBA and WBO titles at lightweight with a...
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Boxing promoters Eddie Hearn and managing partner of Skill Challenge Entertainment Omar Khalil sit, during a press conference at The Savoy Hotel, London, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Anthony Joshua's promoters say his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7. (Ian Walton/PA via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 5:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Putting profits ahead of politics, Anthony Joshua's promoter dismisses concerns over the boxer's decision to fight in the kingdom. The human rights organization Amnesty International contends Joshua will be engaging in "sportswashing" — giving the Saudi government a chance to cleanse...
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