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Jermell Charlo stops Castaño, claims 4th belt at 154 pounds

May. 15, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jermell Charlo had to exercise incredible patience during his quest to become the first undisputed super welterweight champion. After a split draw in his first bout with Brian Castaño last year was followed by a three-month postponement of their rematch...

Charlo, Castaño eager for undisputed 154-pound title rematch

May. 13, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño both fell agonizingly short of becoming the first undisputed super welterweight world champion when they fought to a split draw 10 months ago. That disappointment only fueled both fighters' desire to get it right in their...

Marcos Jr. declares victory, faces calls to ensure democracy

May. 11, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted Philippine dictator, declared victory Wednesday in this week’s presidential election and faced early calls to ensure respect for human rights, the rule of law and democracy. Marcos Jr. garnered more...

No charges for Mike Tyson for punching airplane passenger

May. 10, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month, prosecutors announced Tuesday. The...

Alvarez faces questions after first loss in nearly a decade

May. 08, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez paused on his way to the ring to pose with his right fist high in the air, basking in the adulation of thousands of his frenzied fans expecting nothing more on this Cinco de Mayo weekend than another big win by a fighter already considered one of Mexico’s...

Unbeaten Bivol posts upset of Canelo with unanimous decision

May. 08, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn’t matter that Dmitry Bivol entered Saturday night’s title defense with the WBA light heavyweight belt. He walked to the ring first, amidst boos, and allowed challenger Saul “Canelo” Alvarez a grand entrance filled with a Mariachi band, fireworks,...

Dictator’s son, rights lawyer vie for Philippine presidency

May. 08, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than three decades after a largely peaceful “People Power” revolt overthrew Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his son and namesake has emerged as the top contender in Monday’s presidential election based on most voter-preference surveys. ...

Canelo is confident before light heavyweight bout with Bivol

May. 06, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saul “Canelo” Álvarez remains supremely confident as he moves back up to the heaviest weight of his career for another hefty challenge. Álvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) is favored to take the WBA 175-pound title from unbeaten Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night at...

Stevenson outpoints Valdez in dominating win, takes WBC belt

May. 01, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — WBO champion Shakur Stevenson handed Oscar Valdez the first loss of his career Saturday night in a junior lightweight championship bout. What some thought could be a fight of the year candidate turned into a one-sided boxing clinic. Stevenson (18-0,...

Taylor edges Serrano at MSG, stays women's lightweight champ

May. 01, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minutes after they traded punches during a slugfest of a final round, Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano embraced each other and the moment. With most of the sold-out crowd that watched the first women’s boxing match to headline at Madison Square Garden still...