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No deal: Floyd Mayweather says he never agreed to bout in Japan

Floyd Mayweather now says his New Year’s Eve bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa is off and that he was ‘blindsided“ by promoters. Mayweather posted a statement on Instagram saying …

Canelo Alvarez not thinking GGG, eyeing 3rd weight class belt

Canelo Alvarez has never fought in Madison Square Garden. He’s never fought on the East Coast. And he’s really never fought after as big a win as he had in …

Terence Crawford stops Jose Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt

Terence Crawford stopped Jose Benavidez with 18 seconds left in the 12th and final round to retain his WBO welterweight championship. Crawford had knocked Benavidez to the canvas with a …

Grip on Sports: The college basketball season can’t start fast enough for some but is too early for others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball games are right around the corner. Seems awful early, doesn’t it? Not anymore it doesn’t. Read on.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Chauncy Welliver primed for return to ring at Coeur d’Alene Casino

With his 4-year-old daughter on top of his shoulders, Chauncy Welliver walked the halls of Rogers High School on Monday, reminiscing.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Anthony Joshua stops Alexander Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua retained his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the …

Anthony Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has weighed in about 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin ahead of their heavyweight title fight in London. Joshua weighed in at 111.6 kilograms (246 pounds). That is …

Anthony Joshua back ‘home’ to face Alexander Povetkin for heavyweight titles

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his six-year journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion by beating Deontay Wilder. But the 28-year-old Briton …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Close win means Alvarez and Golovkin could do it again

The fight was so close at the final bell that no one in the arena – including Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez – knew who would leave the ring with …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Canelo Alvarez wins narrow decision for middleweight title

Canelo Alvarez won the middleweight title by the narrowest of margins Saturday night, taking a majority decision over Gennady Golovkin to hand the longtime champion his first loss as a …

On again? Floyd Mayweather says he and Manny Pacquiao will fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s coming out of retirement again to fight Manny Pacquiao for a second time in December.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Weighing in: Local boxing figures lean toward Gennady Golovkin against Canelo Alvarez

There’s always a certain buzz when a big fight rolls around. So when middleweight champions Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring for their much anticipated rematch Saturday …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

A year later, Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez meet with bad intentions

Canelo Alvarez has gone to bed the last few months thinking about how he’s going to knock out Gennady Golovkin in their middleweight title rematch. To wake up Sunday morning …

Commentary: Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch should be must-see TV

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, trying to settle what they couldn’t the first time around in …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Tyson Fury sets up Deontay Wilder fight after winning 2nd comeback bout

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury won the second fight of his comeback Saturday, clearing the path to a potential bout with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder later in 2018. Wilder …

Boxing gym gives Daybreak teens a safe space to fight back

Life has already delivered a few body blows to the teenage girls living at Daybreak Youth Services.

Eleider Alvarez KO’s Sergey Kovalev to win 175-pound title

Eleider Alvarez dropped Sergey Kovalev three times in a brutal seventh round and won the 175-pound championship by knockout at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Alvarez ran his record to …

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Spokane heavyweight Chauncy Welliver returns to ring

Welliver faces MMA fighter Ruben Roundstone on Friday at the Civic Center in Butte, Welliver’s first fight on U.S. soil since 2012 and his first fight overall in two years.

Anthony Joshua ordered by WBA to fight Alexander Povetkin and ditch Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua has been given a 24-hour deadline to sign a deal to fight Alexander Povetkin or face being stripped of the WBA portion of his world heavyweight boxing titles. …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Errol Spence Jr. keeps IBF title at home with quick knockout of Carlos Ocampo

Errol Spence Jr. retained his IBF welterweight crown with a first-round knockout of Mexico’s Carlos Ocampo in his first title defense in front of the home crowd in Texas. Ocampo …

Vitali Klitschko honors brother in his Hall of Fame moment

Vitali Klitschko had a difficult time grasping the moment. “It’s not reality. It’s dream,” Klitschko said Sunday during his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Terence Crawford scores TKO over Jeff Horn, wins WBO welterweight title

Terence Crawford threw a bevy of punches toward the end of the ninth round to stop Jeff Horn and win the WBO welterweight title. After dropping Horn with 50 seconds …

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

‘It’s about time’: Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. Jack Johnson …

Gary Russell Jr. retains WBC belt with unanimous decision over Joseph Diaz

Gary Russell Jr. successfully defended his WBC featherweight championship, unanimously outpointing mandatory challenger Joseph Diaz. In just his third title defense since April 2016, Russell (29-1) had winning scores of …

Gary Russell Jr. ready for 3rd, possibly last, featherweight defense

Gary Russell Jr. will make just the third defense of his WBC featherweight title in 25 months against unbeaten challenger Joseph Diaz Jr. Win or lose, it might also be …

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Vasiliy Lomachenko stops Jorge Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

Vasiliy Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round of their lightweight championship fight, winning a title in his third weight class in just his 12th pro bout. Lomachenko landed …

Terence Crawford tops pound-for-pound, top-10 boxing list

With several unification bouts in discussion and looming battles pitting champions moving up in weight to test other belt-holders, there’s a push in boxing to settle many of the debates …

Moving up: Vasyl Lomachenko fights Jorge Linares in search of 3rd title

Vasyl Lomachenko wants tougher fights and more titles. He is moving up in weight to face to Jorge Linares on Saturday for Linares’ WBA lightweight championship. A victory would give …

Gennady Golovkin makes short work of Vanes Martirosyan with KO in second round

Gennady Golovkin won his 20th consecutive middleweight title defense with a second-round knockout of Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday night.

UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas fight to 12-round majority draw

Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas fought to a 12-round majority draw in a middleweight fight at the Barclays Center. Judge Julie Lederman scored the fight 115-113 for Broner, and Eric …