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Crawford defends vs Khan, seeks win first and respect after

Apr. 18, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Yet afterward, rather than earning him praise for his package of power and precision, what follows is criticism of the beaten...

Joshua's US debut in doubt because of opponent's failed test

Apr. 17, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua's debut fight in the United States could be in doubt after his promoter said the world heavyweight champion's opponent has failed a doping test. Eddie Hearn says in a Twitter post that Joshua's camp has been informed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association that there was an...

Golovkin to return June 8 at Madison Square Garden

Apr. 16, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will fight for the first time since losing to Canelo Alvarez when he meets Canadian Steve Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has been out of action since Alvarez edged him in their rematch last September in Las Vegas. The longtime...

Garage catches fire at Texas home of boxer George Foreman

Apr. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say an accidental fire in a garage at the Texas home of former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman damaged the garage and several vehicles, but caused no injuries. A spokeswoman for the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office, Rachel Moreno, says the Sunday night blaze didn't...

Tiger latest notable over-40 champion in sports history

Apr. 14, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National Sunday with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40 champions: — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA titles in 1987 and 1988 at...

Olympic gold medalist Shields unifies middleweight division

Apr. 14, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields tossed one championship belt around her neck, fastened another around her waist and draped one more over a shoulder. She had about run out of room for all her titles. At least the ones she can use as accessories. Shields staked her claim as the top middleweight...

Lomachenko stops Crolla in 4th, defends lightweight belts

Apr. 13, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko wanted a bigger challenge and a more prominent opponent than Anthony Crolla for this Hollywood showcase. When he couldn't get one, the lightweight kingpin took it out on his overmatched foe. Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO 135-pound belts with a violent fourth-round...

Lomachenko goes Hollywood for title clash with Crolla

Apr. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko left Ukraine and moved stateside several years ago because he dreamed of fighting for big money in the world's most popular boxing venues. After headlining at Madison Square Garden, in Macau and in several spots around Las Vegas, Lomachenko is going Hollywood on Friday...

Fire damages Texas home where boxing legend Johnson lived

Apr. 6, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire. The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wisko told The Galveston County Daily News that the building was in the process of being...

Claressa Shields trains for Showtime fight in Atlantic City

Apr. 5, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer mostly feinted trash talking, using a few long glares and verbal jabs ahead of their showdown. They're the headline event for the undisputed middleweight championship on Showtime on April 13 in Atlantic City. "Guys are disrespectful to each other,...