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Stories tagged: boxing

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

‘Simplicity is genius’: Anthony Joshua boxes smart, beats Andy Ruiz, Jr. to reclaim titles

Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Andy Ruiz Jr. even heavier for his heavyweight rematch with Anthony Joshua

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will be nearly 50 pounds heavier than Anthony Joshua for their title rematch on Saturday in Saudi Arabia.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Tim Dahlberg: Intrigue building in series of heavyweight fights

They are a flawed group at best, the heavyweights who will be vying for your attention – and money – over the next few months. Unpredictable, too, though that just …

Canelo Alvarez stops Sergey Kovalev in 11th round to win 175-pound title

Canelo Alvarez used a big punch to beat a big fighter. Alvarez landed a left-right late in the 11th round Saturday night, dropping Sergey Kovalev to the canvas and ending …

Errol Spence wants to show he’s best welterweight in world

Errol Spence is in an enviable position as he returns to the ring Saturday night in a welterweight title fight against Shawn Porter. There’s a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao …

Andy Ruiz Jr. having his fun, but vows to be ready for Anthony Joshua rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr. looks like a guy who is having fun. He changed his life and the heavyweight boxing picture when he stopped Anthony Joshua in June and allowed himself …

Vasyl Lomachenko beats Luke Campbell, adds 3rd lightweight belt

Vasyl Lomachenko’s big goal in boxing is to become unified champion in one weight category. He’s one win away from achieving that dream. Considered among the world’s greatest pound-for-pound fighters, …

Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch set for Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua’s promoters say his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7. The British fighter will be trying to …

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. …

UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019

Tyson Fury stays unbeaten, stops Tom Schwarz late 2nd round

Tyson Fury stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in the second round Saturday night. The British heavyweight star remained unbeaten and put on a show in his Las Vegas …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

No Garden upset: Gennady Golovkin knocks out Steve Rolls in 4th round

Gennady Golovkin’s return to the ring was a short one as he knocked out Steve Rolls with 51 seconds remaining in the fourth round of their super middleweight fight. There …

Triple G awaits Garden bout knowing what befell Anthony Joshua there

Gennady Golovkin is all too aware of what happened at Madison Square Garden – Andy Ruiz Jr. jolted Anthony Joshua in a monumental boxing upset. Golovkin promises there will be …

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Historic Andy Ruiz Jr. win jolts elation among Mexican Americans

Andy Ruiz Jr. has become a folk hero overnight after becoming the first Mexican American heavyweight champion. Ruiz stunned the world Saturday after defeating Anthony Joshua in Madison Square Garden …

Tim Dahlberg: Heavyweights are suddenly fun once again

Just when things were starting to make sense in boxing and the heavyweight division was shaping up nicely, a fat guy with blazingly quick hands wiped away most of the …

Anthony Joshua promoter says rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. will happen

Anthony Joshua’s promoter says a rematch will take place between the British fighter and new world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

Grip on Sports: The Mariners’ mistakes are so odd these days all anyone can do is laugh – or cry

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just when you thought the Mariners had bottomed out, they show that, this year at least, the bottom may never be reached. And that they …

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Spokane’s Chauncy Welliver says ‘hooray for the fat guys’ after Andy Ruiz’s upset heavyweight victory

Score one for the rotund. Andy Ruiz’s world heavyweight championship upset of Anthony Joshua was about as big as the Californian’s waistband.

UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Andy Ruiz stuns Anthony Joshua for heavyweight title at MSG

Andy Ruiz flattened Anthony Joshua twice in the seventh round and capped one of boxing’s biggest upsets to win his share of the heavyweight championship on Saturday night at Madison …

100 years ago in Spokane: Medical Society debate shows the debate over paying for health care isn’t new

The Spokane Medical Society was considering a proposal to expel members who had contracts with companies to provide care for their employees.

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

Deontay Wilder KOs Dominic Breazeale in 1st round to defend heavyweight belt

Deontay Wilder emphatically got back into the win column, knocking out Dominic Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round to defend his heavyweight title.

Tim Dahlberg: Heavyweights step up, just not against each other

Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So …

Boxing chief criticizes IOC comments on Olympic competition

The head of the international boxing federation has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach’s comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport’s federation can’t get …

Canelo Alvarez beats Daniel Jacobs in middleweight title fight

Canelo Alvarez added another belt to his collection, outworking Daniel Jacobs over 12 rounds to win a unanimous decision in their middleweight title unification fight. Alvarez was the more active …

Big contract in hand, Canelo Alvarez looks for a big win

Canelo Alvarez owns both big Mexican holiday weekends in Las Vegas, along with a contract that could make him one of the richest athletes in the world. He’ll own everything …

Tim Dahlberg: After beating cancer, fight isn’t too big for Daniel Jacobs

Cancer survivor and world champion, Daniel Jacobs gets big prize in Canelo Alvarez.

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Andy Ruiz Jr. replaces Jarrell Miller as opponent for Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to become Mexico’s first heavyweight champion after replacing Jarrell Miller as the opponent for unbeaten WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua. Miller was withdrawn …

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019

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

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 …