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Joshua set to defend heavyweight titles at Tottenham stadium

Dec. 8, 2019 5:31 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua is set for a London homecoming to start his second reign as world heavyweight champion, with his next fight likely to take place at the recently built stadium of Premier League soccer club Tottenham. Joshua reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles early Sunday with a...

Joshua 2.0: British boxing star plots new path to dominance

Dec. 8, 2019 1:25 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — It’s not all about the devastating knockout for Anthony Joshua anymore. He’s not going to go desperately chasing Deontay Wilder for the elusive belt in his heavyweight collection, either. This is Joshua 2.0. After what he describes as a “roller...

Charlo stops Hogan in 7th to retain WBC middleweight title

Dec. 8, 2019 12:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Luck of the Irish? Jermall Charlo didn’t need luck. He had a power punch and pinpoint accuracy. "I just threw the shot and I made sure I threw it right on the money," Charlo said after he stopped Dennis Hogan 28 seconds in the seventh round Saturday night to retain the WBC...

'Simplicity is genius': Joshua boxes smart to reclaim titles

Dec. 7, 2019 7:28 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — 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. For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this controversial trip to Saudi Arabia. In...

‘Sportswashing’ fears dog Ruiz-Joshua fight in Saudi Arabia

Dec. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In one part of Riyadh, two of the world’s most high-profile boxers squared off at a weigh-in outside a 5-star hotel ahead of the first heavyweight title fight to take place in the Middle East. Across town, American rappers Akon and Chris Brown were about to headline a...

Charlo aiming for short night in title defense vs Hogan

Dec. 6, 2019 1:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jermall Charlo has a perfect record and eye-popping power, though those aren't the only reasons he's a star in his sport. For Stephen Espinoza, Showtime's sports president, there's another way to judge a boxer's status. “You never hear, or almost rarely do you hear another...

Ruiz even heavier for his heavyweight rematch with Joshua

Dec. 6, 2019 12:18 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will be nearly 50 pounds heavier than Anthony Joshua for their title rematch on Saturday in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz weighed in at 283 pounds (128 kilograms) on Friday — about 15½ pounds (7 kilograms) more than he was for the first...

New dawn for boxing as Ruiz, Joshua set for Saudi rematch

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 AM EST

The thick, sparkling ring on his right hand and the diamond-studded watch around his left wrist were indications of just how much life has changed for Andy Ruiz Jr. since he became world heavyweight champion. It was another part of his attire that really stood out, however, when the portly Mexican came face to...

The 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 4, 2019 3:07 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the 13 people to be inducted June 14, 2020 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: MODERN (last bout no earlier than 1989) MEN BERNARD HOPKINS: Nicknamed “The Executioner” and “The Alien.” ... born Jan. 15, 1965 in Philadelphia....

Christy Martin and Bernard Hopkins headline Boxing HOF class

Dec. 4, 2019 2:47 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, four-division champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, three-division champ Shane Mosley and women’s star Christy Martin have been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. This was the first year that women were on the ballot and...