Stories tagged: boxing
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Vasyl Lomachenko stops Guillermo Rigondeaux to win match of Olympic greats
Vasyl Lomachenko beat Guillermo Rigondeaux when Rigondeaux’s corner stopped the fight after six rounds because the boxer was complaining of pain in his left wrist or hand. Lomachenko was easily …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Olympic boxing greats Vasyl Lomachenko, Guillermo Rigondeaux fight as pros
Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux were two of boxing’s greats as amateurs. Now they meet in the first professional bout pitting fighters who won two Olympic gold medals apiece. They …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Vitali Klitschko and Erik Morales win election to Boxing HOF
Three years after he threw his hat back into the political ring for good, former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko achieved the ultimate honor for his time in that other ring …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Miguel Cotto’s farewell bout ends in unanimous decision loss to Sadam Ali
Sadam Ali ruined the Garden party for Miguel Cotto by sending the Puerto Rican star into retirement with 12-round defeat by decision. The 37-year-old Cotto simply couldn’t handle the quickness …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Injured David Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew
David Haye has pulled out of his all-British heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew because of injury. Haye said he tore a bicep muscle in a “freak accident” during a conditioning …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Even before college football leaves the stage, basketball news begins to snow us under
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The seasons are changing, slowly, inexorably. The falling leaves that dot college football fields around the nation are still in control, but basketball is beginning …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
John Blanchette: Patrick Ferguson tightens belt, goes to work on bigger dreams
In the dues-paying that attends any professional sports career, glamor is a no-show. Minor league bus rides. Scout teams and practice squads. Satellite tour golfers do get to play tournaments …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Anthony Joshua stops Carlos Takam in 10th round, retains heavyweight titles
They came to see another explosive knockout from Anthony Joshua, the flattening of a 36-year-old journeyman opponent called up at 12 days’ notice to fight heavyweight boxing’s new superstar.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 5:16 a.m.
1st Carlos Takam, then the world: Anthony Joshua has big plans for 2018
Anthony Joshua fights Carlos Takam on Saturday in a mandatory defense of his WBA and IBF heavyweight belts. Joshua is the biggest draw in heavyweight boxing after beating Wladimir Klitschko …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there
Light heavyweight champion Andre Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight. Ward released a statement on his website titled …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Boxer Jake LaMotta, immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the boxer whose turbulent life was depicted in the Oscar-winning film “Raging Bull,” has died at age 95. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch talks will start this week
Talks to arrange a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch will begin this week, Alvarez’s promoter, Eric Gomez, told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Gannady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come
Gennady Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a draw with Canelo Alvarez in a brutal battle that ended with both fighters with their hands aloft in victory.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Gennady Golovkin has many middleweight titles, but not all
Gennady Golovkin has so many middleweight title belts that it’s hard to keep track of them.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
It’s on: Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez ready for big middleweight bout
It’s the kind of fight Gennady Golovkin has been chasing from the moment he walked off an airplane six years ago to make his new home in Los Angeles. It’s …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Canelo Alvarez sees a knockout and a great fight against ‘Triple G’ Gennady Golovkin
On Saturday night Canelo Alvarez meets knockout specialist Gennady Golovkin in a middleweight showdown that boxing purists are comparing to some of the division’s great fights of years past.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Tim Dahlberg: Freak show over, the real fight is finally here
The freak show of a fight is over, and for that everyone in boxing should be glad. That Conor McGregor managed to make it into the 10th round against a …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Conor’s choices: Defend UFC belt, box again, or Diaz III?
Conor McGregor never got knocked down while losing his revolutionary crossover boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The defeat is likely to prove very profitable for McGregor, who is now …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Conor McGregor by technical knockout in 10th round
Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped UFC champion Conor McGregor on his feet in the 10th round Saturday night, ending the boxing spectacle of the summer with a harsh dose of reality.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
Tonight: Mayweather and McGregor meet face off in ‘Money fight’
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Connor McGregor face off Saturday night in a much-hyped – and sometimes reviled – fury of fists and egos.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor ready for big fight in Vegas
Floyd Mayweather has weighed in at a trim 149 1/2 pounds for his boxing showdown with Conor McGregor, who also made weight at 153 pounds. The undefeated boxer and the …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Conor McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor is a massive underdog in his fight with Floyd Mayweather, and deservedly so. But stop pretending the improbable doesn’t happen in combat sports, particularly when McGregor is involved. …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather is money, and this should be easy money
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a winner the day he signed the contract to come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor in what could be the richest fight ever. He’ll …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Bookies will lose millions if Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather
If Conor McGregor manages to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds, Las Vegas bookmakers will suffer the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting. …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Conor McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Floyd Mayweather?
Conor McGregor took up boxing nearly 20 years ago in Ireland, so he knows plenty about the sport heading into his first professional bout as a huge underdog against Floyd …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Who’s the best puncher? Floyd Mayweather says it could surprise
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round. Either way, one shot to the head and Manny …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
John Blanchette: We deserve this sordid Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor spectacle and its rematches
There’s something about The Money Fight that gets me all nostalgic for the dewy bygone days of crossover sports nonsense.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor will fight in smaller gloves
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearing. Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Maloofs bet $880K on Floyd Mayweather, would give winnings to charity
Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it. And if the Maloof brothers are big winners along with …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Vasyl Lomachenko defends belt, stops Miguel Marriaga after 7 rounds
Vasyl Lomachenko stopped Miguel Marriaga after seven rounds to defend his WBO 130-pound title for the third time in nine months. Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs), the two-time Olympic gold medalist …