Stories tagged: boxing
Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Former UFC fighter Tim Hague dies after getting knocked out in boxing match
Former UFC heavyweight fighter Tim Hague died Sunday after suffering a brain injury during a boxing match on Friday, his family confirmed to CTV News Edmonton.
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev to win light heavy rematch
Andre Ward vowed he would leave no doubt this time around and he didn’t, stopping Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round Saturday night to win their light heavyweight title rematch. …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Dylan Hernandez: Fans shouldn’t be tricked into watching Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
Boxing has gained one notable advantage by moving to the fringes of our cultural landscape: The average sports fan knows nothing about it.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev do it again in light heavyweight title bout
Andre Ward won’t apologize for the close decision that Sergey Kovalev insists should have gone his way when the two light heavyweights last fought. Still, he’s eager to clear up …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 10 a.m.
Conor McGregor backers: Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight is no sideshow
Conor McGregor’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow. His agent doesn’t care. Audie Attar says McGregor brings some things that …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming back to fight UFC star Conor McGregor Aug. 26
Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather retired in September 2015 after …
UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield: “My mom wouldn’t let me quit.”
Evander Holyfield, boxing’s only four-time world heavyweight champion, was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and “The Real Deal” delivered one more time.
Fri., June 2, 2017
Clark: Hillyard’s weekend of old-school boxing entertainment will be lights out
Great news from Hillyard. None of the punches thrown this weekend will be barroom, sidewalk or angry neighbor related.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Gary Russell Jr. set for family affair in 2nd featherweight defense
As Gary Russell Jr. prepares to defend his WBC featherweight championship against Oscar Escandon, he refuses to be distracted by the surroundings of his first hometown pro fight. Well, except …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Terence Crawford says move to 147 is soon, but Felix Diaz at MSG is next
Terence Crawford says he will move up to 147 pounds soon. First, he will defend his 140-pound titles Saturday against Felix Diaz in New York. The undefeated Crawford is fighting …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Getting closer: Conor McGregor resolves Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout with UFC
Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White said he reached a …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Grip on Sports: For the M’s to be truly successful, they are going to need a moniker to hang their hats on
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Maybe all they need is a cute nickname to rally around. Maybe something like “The Comeback Kids” or “The Hair Bunch.” Maybe that’s all it …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 6:07 a.m.
Rick Welliver welcomes all while teaching life lessons at his boxing gymnasium
Sometimes the best way to battle your demons is to strap on a pair of gloves.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Rocky’s muse: Boxer who inspired Stallone gets his moment
Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Chuck Wepner’s business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Wait over: Canelo, Triple G eager for September megafight
Minutes after turning what was touted as a big fight into a glorified sparring session, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez invited his next opponent into the ring.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
‘Canelo’ Alvarez dominates Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Gennady Golovkin next up
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dominated a grudge against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., winning a unanimous decision in a fight that left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer. Alvarez …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. showdown
Saturday’s fight between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is being considered one of the biggest involving Mexican fighters, and it comes on the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Political climate adds intensity to Mexican boxing showdown
There’s little subtlety in the TV commercial promoting the fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The boxers are depicted to be in their native Mexico when …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Anthony Joshua, with heavyweight title, may make boxing must-see TV
Anthony Joshua remained in the ring long after 90,000 of his supporters had filed out of Wembley Stadium, posing happily for pictures with his team and hugging just about everyone …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko
Anthony Joshua survived the first knockdown of his young career, coming back to drop Wladimir Klitschko twice before stopping him in the 11th round Saturday night to retain his heavyweight …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Is Anthony Joshua boxing’s next great heavyweight?
Anthony Joshua has the weight of a country on his shoulders, and a fighter with true heavyweight pedigree in the ring across from him. Add to that 90,000 screaming fans …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Oscar Valdez is the main event under Carson’s outdoor lights
Oscar Valdez defends his featherweight title against Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga on Saturday night at the outdoor ring in Carson, California. The card features three title fights. Mexico’s Gilberto Ramirez defends …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
After lengthy layoffs, Shawn Porter and Andre Berto get it on Saturday
Both Shawn Porter and Andre Berto once owned welterweight titles. The winner of Saturday night’s fight at Barclays Center figures to be in position for another shot at a belt.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Shakur Stevenson poised for pro boxing debut
Shakur Stevenson is arguably the most tantalizing young American prospect in boxing after his run to a silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. He makes his pro debut …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Vasyl Lomachenko could complete big night for Ukranian pro boxing
Vasyl Lomachenko could complete a banner night for Ukrainian boxing by defending his WBO junior lightweight belt against Jason Sosa, even if his own reputation stands little to gain. Lomachenko …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
James Reilly, who helped Gonzaga University to NCAA boxing title, dies at 88
Perhaps you saw the obituary on Sunday: James Patrick Reilly passed away March 23 at age 88.
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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: Tue., 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: Sat., 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 …