Stories tagged: boxing
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 9:01 A.M.
Knockout artists: Gennady Golovkin, Danny Jacobs vie for middleweight belt
Some, but not many, believe Saturday night’s middleweight unification bout will go the distance when Gennady Golovkin fights Danny Jacobs at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin has won 33 of his …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 2:19 P.M.
Claressa Shields hoping to create bright future for women’s boxing
Claressa Shields is set to make history. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will become the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable when she faces Szilvia Szabados …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 7:13 P.M.
Boxing authorities cast doubt on Tyson Fury’s return
The body that runs British boxing cast doubt on Tyson Fury’s announcement that he is close to returning to the ring, saying Tuesday the former world heavyweight champion’s license remains …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 8:39 P.M.
Keith Thurman wins split decision to unify welterweight titles
Keith Thurman built a big lead over Danny Garcia and then held on to add the WBC welterweight title to his WBA championship Saturday night. Thurman won his 28th straight …
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 6:22 P.M.
Tony Bellew stuns heavyweight David Haye with 11th-round stoppage
Tony Bellew caused a huge upset by moving up to the heavyweight class and knocking out an injured David Haye in the 11th round in a gripping, all-British fight at …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 12:24 P.M.
WBC hands Alexander Povetkin suspension, $250,000 fine in doping case
Russian heavyweight title contender Alexander Povetkin has been suspended indefinitely and fined $250,000 by the World Boxing Council in a doping case. Povetkin tested positive for the banned muscle-builder ostarine …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 12:24 P.M.
Boxing’s big night? Unbeatens Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia on network TV
Boxing can always use an event that makes folks take notice. One takes place Saturday night – a welterweight unification fight between WBA champion Keith Thurman and WBC titleholder Danny …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 5:52 P.M.
David Haye taking detour in path back to top of heavyweight class
David Haye is taking a detour on his journey back to relevance in the heavyweight division when he takes on world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew on Saturday in London. Haye …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 8:36 P.M.
Ray Leonard returns to announcing for Thurman-Garcia bout
Ray Leonard is so excited by the Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia welterweight unification bout that he’ll not only be in the Barclays Center, he’ll be sitting ringside announcing the fight. Leonard …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 9:18 P.M.
Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan announce they will fight on April 23
WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan say they have agreed to terms for a fight on April 23. The boxers’ promoters are yet to announce any details. …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 6:45 P.M.
WBC champ Deontay Wilder returns against unbeaten Washington
Deontay Wilder is trying to emulate Larry Holmes, both in becoming the world’s dominant heavyweight champion and in cultivating a pinpoint left jab while sidelined by a right hand injury. …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Former world boxing champion ‘Ruby Robert’ Bob Fitzsimmons says he didn’t see his estranged wife in Davenport Hotel lobby
Two internationally known celebrities were playing out a bizarre marital spat in the lobby of the Davenport Hotel.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 8:11 P.M.
Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin fails doping test, loses title shot
World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman says Alexander Povetkin has failed a doping test and sanctioning for the Russian heavyweight’s title bout against Bermane Stiverne has been withdrawn. Povetkin had …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 9:48 P.M.
Bernard Hopkins ready for final fight in championship career
Bernard Hopkins fights for the final time in a 28-year career. Hopkins will be 51 years old when he faces Joe Smith Jr in a light heavyweight bout Saturday in …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 9:44 P.M.
Molina can’t make weight, fight vs Crawford now for no title
Challenger John Molina failed to make weight for his 140-pound fight against unified champion Terence “Bud” Crawford, meaning Molina won’t be able to fight for a title Saturday night at …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 9:09 P.M.
Retroactive: Ring Magazine names Muhammad Ali 1966 fighter of year
The Ring Magazine is making Muhammad Ali its 1966 Fighter of the Year, a half century after refusing to give him the award because of his disapproval of the draft …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 9:04 P.M.
Eric Molina bids to tame heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua as late call-up
He’s the accidental challenger with a checkered boxing record who, away from the ring, teaches kids with special educational needs at a high school. Eric Molina, in many ways, is …
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 10:09 P.M.
Andre Ward pulls off decision win over Sergey Kovalev for title
Andre Ward survived a second-round knockdown Saturday night to do just enough to win a narrow decision over Sergey Kovalev in a battle of unbeaten light heavyweights. Ward took Kovalev’s …
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 10 A.M.
Celebrity focus: Boxer Vinny Paz says Hollywood biopic made him cry
The 53-year-old retired boxing champion said Thursday the movie is so realistic that watching it revived painful memories of when a doctor had to remove a halo medical device from …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 5:29 P.M.
In boxing’s down year, Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward could be best of 2016
Andre Ward has done just about everything in boxing except the one thing that truly defines fighters these days – headline a pay-per-view card in Las Vegas. He can check …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016
Movie review: ‘Bleed for This’ lacks some punch
It doesn’t seem likely that filmmakers will ever grow tired of making boxing films, or that they’ll run out of inspiring athletes to make them about. What’s not to love …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 5:34 P.M.
US Olympic boxer Carlos Balderas turns pro with Richard Schaefer
U.S. Olympic boxer Carlos Balderas has signed with Ringstar Sports, the new promotional venture of veteran boxing executive Richard Schaefer.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016, 8:40 P.M.
Pacquiao wins lopsided decision with Mayweather watching
Manny Pacquiao dropped Jessie Vargas in the second round and bloodied his face Saturday night on his way to a lopsided decision that gave him a piece of the welterweight …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 6:32 P.M.
Newsmakers: Mariners outright 3 players to Triple-A Tacoma
The Seattle Mariners on Wednesday outrighted catcher Steve Clevenger and pitchers Charlie Furbush and Ryan Cook to Triple-A Tacoma, and claimed right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber off waivers from Atlanta.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 7:03 P.M.
Gophers dismiss WR Brian Smith for violating team rules
Suspended Two-time Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith was suspended for two months by the British gymnastics federation on Tuesday after appearing to mock Islam in a video. Dismissed Minnesota has …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 7:57 P.M.
Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields sets pro debut
Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields plans to make her professional debut Nov. 19 in Las Vegas.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 8:55 P.M.
Jury rules Derrick Rose and friends did not rape woman
Rookie Patrik Laine completed a hat trick 2:40 into overtime, helping the Winnipeg Jets overcome a four-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night in Winnepeg, …
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 7:16 P.M.
Selected The World Golf Hall of Fame has selected its 2016 induction class, which includes Ian Woosnam, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon and Lorena Ochoa. Also selected Tuesday for induction …
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Tyson Fury vacates heavyweight belts, loses boxing license
Tyson Fury’s downward slide since becoming world heavyweight boxing champion plunged further Thursday when the British fighter relinquished his titles and had his license suspended over drug use and medical …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 9:35 P.M.
In Brief: Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews has record 4 goals in NHL debut
In the highest-scoring debut in NHL history, Auston Matthews scored four goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but Kyle Turris scored 37 seconds into overtime to lift the Ottawa Senators …