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Ex-boxing champ Roberto Durán tests positive for coronavirus

Jun. 26, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, who held world championships in four weight classes during his more than three-decade career, has tested positive for the coronavirus but has had only mild symptoms so far, one of his sons said Thursday. Robin Durán said his 69-year-old father...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love heads up the court after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Love received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards on Sunday, June 21, 2020, for sparking a national conversation about mental health. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice

Jun. 22, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year's top athletes and moments. This was a different version of The ESPYS. The focus of Sunday night's show on ESPN was hope and inspiration in the time of coronavirus. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, along with...

Boxing returns to Mexican TV after 3-months pandemic halt

Jun. 16, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Professional boxing is set to return to Mexican television after a three-month halt on matches due to the coronavirus pandemic, promoters said Tuesday. The bouts are scheduled for Saturday in a television studio with no spectators. Even under those conditions, the Mexico City boxing...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Ingrit Valencia, right, of Colombia and Virginia Fuchs, of the United States compete in the women's flyweight boxing final bout at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. U.S. Olympic team boxer Fuchs will face no punishment for failing a doping test after the U.S. Anti-Doping Association determined the violation had been caused by two substances transmitted by her boyfriend through sex. USADA announced its ruling Thursday, June 11, 2020, clearing the 32-year-old Fuchs, who intends to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year as a flyweight. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)

Olympic boxer Fuchs still fighting through tumultuous year

Jun. 12, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

For a few days in March, Ginny Fuchs thought her biggest challenge of the year would be managing her obsessive compulsive disorder during a viral pandemic while still training to box at the Olympics. And then 2020 got even crazier for the U.S. Olympic flyweight hopeful. The Tokyo Games were postponed, adding...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Ingrit Valencia, right, of Colombia and Virginia Fuchs, of the United States compete in the women's flyweight boxing final bout at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. U.S. Olympic team boxer Fuchs will face no punishment for failing a doping test after the U.S. Anti-Doping Association determined the violation had been caused by two substances transmitted by her boyfriend through sex. USADA announced its ruling Thursday, June 11, 2020, clearing the 32-year-old Fuchs, who intends to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year as a flyweight. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)

US Olympic boxer cleared of doping violation caused by sex

Jun. 11, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

U.S. Olympic team boxer Virginia Fuchs will face no punishment for failing a doping test after the U.S. Anti-Doping Association determined the violation had been caused by two substances transmitted by her boyfriend through sex. USADA announced its ruling Thursday clearing the 32-year-old Fuchs, who intends to...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Tyson Fury smiles during a news conference in Las Vegas. An all-British world heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in 2021 is a step closer. Fury said Wednesday, June 10, 2020, that an agreement has been reached with Joshua's camp on a two-fight deal between the current holders of the heavyweight belts. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Promoter behind Fury-Joshua deal provokes outrage in Ireland

Jun. 11, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — The boxing promoter helping to arrange the all-British heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is the subject of dialogue between authorities in Ireland and the United Arab Emirates because of his links to organized crime. Daniel Kinahan, an Irishman currently based in the...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Fury, left, of England, fights Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. An all-British world heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in 2021 is a step closer. Fury said Wednesday, June 10, 2020, that an agreement has been reached with Joshua's camp on a two-fight deal between the current holders of the heavyweight belts.(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua agree to two-fight deal

Jun. 10, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An all-British world heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in 2021 is a step closer. Fury said Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with Joshua's camp on a two-fight deal between the current holders of the heavyweight belts. “The biggest fight in...

Shakur Stevenson stops Caraballo in boxing's return to Vegas

Jun. 9, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Stevenson ended the most unusual week of his boxing life with his usual dominance in another victory. Stevenson stopped Felix Caraballo with a body-punch knockdown in the sixth round Tuesday night in the first major boxing event held in North America since the start of the...

FILE - In this June 15, 2019, file photo, Mikaela Mayer, right, lands a right to Lizbeth Crespo in a boxing match in Las Vegas. Junior lightweight contender Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Boxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return bout

Jun. 7, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and won't fight in the co-main event of Las Vegas' first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayer announced her positive test on social media Sunday, two days before her scheduled bout against Helen Joseph in...

Pete Rademacher, 1956 Olympic boxing champion, dies at 91

Jun. 5, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pete Rademacher, who won a boxing gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and fought Floyd Patterson for the heavyweight title in his first professional bout, has died. He was 91. A family member told the Media Gazette that Rademacher died Thursday at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky....