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Fury stops Wilder in 11th in another heavyweight thriller

Oct. 10, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After three fights featuring nine combined knockdowns and a wealth of unforgettable moments, Tyson Fury finally ended his epic heavyweight rivalry with Deontay Wilder with one last valedictory punch. Fury got up from the canvas twice in the fourth round...

Tyson Fury promises knockout finish to epic Wilder trilogy

Oct. 08, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury understands that the most memorable boxers are also talented promoters, and he has sold his heavyweight trilogy finale against Deontay Wilder with a showman's flair. The unbeaten British champion has taunted and tweaked Wilder throughout the...

No more excuses: Deontay Wilder rejuvenated for Fury finale

Oct. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

World champion boxers have reacted to their first career losses in all sorts of dramatic ways while they scramble to cope after their mental armor of invincibility is punctured. Some fire their longtime trainers. Others make unbelievable, outlandish excuses. Nearly all...

Nevada casino winnings show return to pre-pandemic levels

Sep. 30, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in August, recording $1 billion-plus in house winnings for the sixth straight month as gambling statewide continues a return to pre-pandemic levels, state regulators reported Thursday. The Nevada Gaming Control...

Rags to riches: Boxing great Pacquiao announces retirement

Sep. 29, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves. The eight-division world champion and Philippine senator on Wednesday announced his retirement from the ring. “I would like to thank the whole world,...

Twelve-time world champion Manny Pacquiao announces his retirement from boxing

Sep. 29, 2021 00:25 AM EDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Twelve-time world champion Manny Pacquiao announces his retirement from boxing.

Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

Sep. 22, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko...

Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

Sep. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been...

Column: Making money in boxing means not saying you're sorry

Sep. 14, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

Making money in boxing means never having to say you’re sorry. Not for allowing Evander Holyfield to risk his life at the age of 58 just to make a few bucks. Certainly not for stealing money from gullible fans for a farce of a pay per view show that would have done...

Yoka beats Milas for an 11th win, pays tribute to Belmondo

Sep. 10, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Unbeaten French heavyweight boxer Tony Yoka secured an 11th straight win when he stopped Croatian Petar Milas at the end of the seventh round on Friday. Moments after his victory, Yoka held up a photo of late French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died on...