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UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Terence Crawford wins by TKO when Amir Khan doesn’t go on after low blow

Terence Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout when Amir Khan wasn’t able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round. Crawford threw a …


Anthony Joshua looking for new opponent for debut fight in U.S.

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s debut fight in the United States won’t now be against Jarrell Miller, according to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, after a second alleged doping violation by …


Terence Crawford defends vs Amir Khan, seeks win first and respect after

Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford. He will dominate a fight so completely that it’s hard to find minutes, forget about entire rounds, that he didn’t win. Instead of earning praise …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Vasyl Lomachenko defends lightweight belts, stops Anthony Crolla in 4th

Vasyl Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO lightweight belts with a violent fourth-round stoppage of Britain’s Anthony Crolla. Lomachenko brutalized the mandatory challenger for his WBA belt throughout their brief …


Claressa Shields wants to lift women’s boxing into mainstream

Claressa Shields is set for her fight against Christina Hammer. They’re the headline bout for the undisputed middleweight championship on Saturday night in Atlantic City. Hammer of Germany has been …


Year-round boxing, mentorship program puts Spokane police, gym owner in at-risk youths’ corner

The Spokane Police Department and Spokane Boxing Club are teaming up to mentor at-risk youth by providing a local version of a year-round boxing program created by the Police Athletic …


Wilder is talking trash and ready for Breazeale at Barclays

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is set to defend his title on May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale. The fight comes two weeks before …


Gennady Golovkin to return in June after signing deal with DAZN

Gennady Golovkin will return to the ring in June after signing a multiyear deal with DAZN. That sets up the possibility of a third fight with Canelo Alvarez. No date …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make U.S. debut against Jarrell Miller

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will make his boxing debut in the United States when he defends his titles against Jarrell Miller in New York on June 1. Joshua says …


Steve Christilaw: Former Spokane boxer Andrea Kallas passing on love of sport to youngsters in Washington, D.C.

Spokane women’s boxing great Andrea Kallas is passing on her love and knowledge of the sport to children at a Washington, D.C., parochial school.


Manny Pacquiao dominates in retaining welterweight title against Adrien Broner

Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night in Las Vegas that he’s still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao’s dominating win over Adrien …


Tim Dahlberg: Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in L.A.

Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao’s house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take …


Floyd Mayweather stops Nasukawa in first round of exhibition bout

It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times Monday in a New Year’s Eve entertainment exhibition bout.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Canelo Alvarez stops Rocky Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title

Canelo Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA …


Deontay Wilder keeps heavyweight title, fights Tyson Fury to split draw

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a split draw Saturday night, with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice. Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury …


The big fight: In Fury, Wilder faces true heavyweight equal

When Deontay Wilder steps into the Staples Center ring to defend his WBC title against Britain’s Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) on Saturday night, he finally has the right opponent …


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 …