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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. got permission from California's athletic commission to return to the boxing ring next month because their fight would be strictly an exhibition of their once-unparalleled skills. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Mike Tyson, Roy Jones promise a fight in "exhibition" return

Oct. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. got permission from California's athletic commission to return to the boxing ring next month because their fight would be strictly an exhibition of their once-unparalleled skills. These 50-something former champions still say they're taking this showdown far...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Gervonta Davis, right, lands a punch on Yuriorkis Gamboa during round eight in their WBA lightweight bout in Atlanta. Davis wants to become a pay-per-view star, much like his promoter and mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in his prime. He also wants to fight in front of a lot of screaming fans, though he’ll have to settle for a pandemic-limited audience of ticket holders Saturday in San Antonio for his title matchup with veteran Leo Santa Cruz. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell, File)

Davis building on star power in title bout with Santa Cruz

Oct. 29, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Gervonta Davis wants to become a pay-per-view star, much like his promoter and mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in his prime. He also wants to fight in front of a lot of screaming fans, though he’ll have to settle for a pandemic-limited audience of ticket holders Saturday in San Antonio for his title...

FILE - In this Sept. 1968 file photo, Brazil's Pele kicks the ball during a friendly soccer game against Belgium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On Oct. 23, 2020, the three-time World Cup winner Pelé turns 80 without a proper celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic as he quarantines in his mansion in the beachfront city of Guarujá, where he has lived since the start of the pandemic.  (AP Photo, File)

Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80, isolated at home

Oct. 22, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80 on Friday, but the celebration will have to wait. The three-time World Cup winner will spend the day isolated with a few family members outside Sao Paulo, where he is expected to receive a flood of tributes from players, fans, celebrities and...

FILER  - In this April 20, 2019, file photo, Teofimo Lopez is shown before an NABF lightweight championship boxing match against Finland's Edis Tatli, in New York. Brooklyn-born Teofimo Lopez stunned Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, to win a unanimous 12-round decision and unify the lightweight titles to join a rare group of boxers of Central American descent to capture a world championship. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Teófimo López win excites Honduran Americans amid pain

Oct. 21, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — It would have been just another Saturday night until Faridd Sierra got a phone call from his brother: come over. A fellow Honduran American is fighting for a unified boxing lightweight championship. The 39-year-old from Dallas hadn’t heard of Brooklyn-born boxer Teófimo...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates defending his WBA/WBO lightweight titles after knocking out Anthony Crolla, in Los Angeles. Lomachenko fights Teofimo Lopez on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. Boxing fans should be thankful. They’re getting a quality fight _ and they’re getting it for free.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Lopez upsets Lomachenko to unify lightweight titles

Oct. 18, 2020 1:44 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teofimo Lopez was brash enough to challenge Vasiliy Lomachenko, and good enough to beat him. Lopez dominated early and finished strong Saturday night to win a unanimous 12-round decision over Lomachenko to unify the lightweight titles in a fight he demanded even though some thought he...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates defending his WBA/WBO lightweight titles after knocking out Anthony Crolla, in Los Angeles. Lomachenko fights Teofimo Lopez on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. Boxing fans should be thankful. They’re getting a quality fight _ and they’re getting it for free.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Lomachenko, Lopez to give boxing fans a gift: free fight

Oct. 15, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In ordinary times, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez would be the fight of the fall, a lightweight title match about as compelling as it gets in the boxing world these days. And in ordinary times people would have to cough up hundreds of dollars to sit at ringside or $74.99 to watch it...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Laila Ali arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

Oct. 14, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. Ali was to host the virtual Women’s Sports Foundation awards on Wednesday night, recognizing athletes and leaders working toward social justice and racial equality. “I think...

An Italian fan wears a protective mask attends the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Poland and Italy at Energa stadium in Gdansk, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The Latest: Women's title fight called off because of virus

Oct. 14, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A women’s world middleweight title fight in England has been called off after a trainer tested positive for the coronavirus. The trainer is Peter Fury. He is the uncle of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Peter Fury is...

Spence set to face Garcia in 1st title fight since car crash

Oct. 8, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence is set for another title defense in his home state of Texas in what would be his first fight since avoiding serious injury in a high-speed car crash in Dallas last year. Spence and Danny Garcia are scheduled to fight Dec. 5 at the home of...

Charlo brothers hoping to show off in pay-per-view fights

Sep. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

The Charlo brothers are determined to put on a show on boxing’s biggest card since the arrival of the pandemic. All they can hope is people will pay to tune in and watch it. A pair of titles will be at stake when the best twins in boxing return to the ring Saturday night at a Connecticut casino in a...