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Andrade stops Akavov to retain WBO middleweight title

Jan. 19, 2019 12:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Demetrius Andrade had such an easy time in the first defense of his WBO middleweight title that his opponent might have done his best fighting while shoving away the referee who had finally put a stop to it. Andrade sounds ready for something tougher. He remained unbeaten Friday night,...

Pacquiao awaits Broner bout in crossroads fight at age 40

Jan. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has been beating the odds since he was a teenager in the Philippines stuffing his pockets with metal at weigh-ins so he wouldn't look like a 98-pound weakling. Nearly a quarter century later, Pacquiao is still up for a challenge. He fights Saturday night against Adrien...

Andrade set for first defense of middleweight title at MSG

Jan. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Demetrius Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division's biggest names. Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs are the headliners at 160 pounds, and while one or more of them could someday be in Andrade's...

Canelo Alvarez to fight Danny Jacobs on May 4

Jan. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs. Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA titles against IBF champion Jacobs in a matchup of two of the sport's top performers. No venue has been announced for the bout on the eve of Cinco...

Boxing series set to return to Philadelphia

Jan. 16, 2019 7:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yo Adrian, boxing is set to return to Philadelphia. Live Nation announced Wednesday a series of boxing matches set to run at the restored Metropolitan Opera House. The debut card is set for Feb. 23 and it's the first time boxing will run in the venue since 1954. Originally built in...

Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast

Jan. 15, 2019 6:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao can put away the food for a fighter who started off his career at 98 pounds. He showed that Monday when PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke joined him for breakfast at his Los Angeles home. What Pacquiao really wants to do, though, is put away Adrien...

Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in LA

Jan. 15, 2019 5:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the first bite. On the morning menu in the Hancock Park house were steaming plates of rice, topped with slices...

Feuding French rappers seek to take dispute to boxing ring

Jan. 11, 2019 7:11 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two French rappers who fought a running battle inside a Paris airport with their entourages over the summer are seeking to take their dispute into a boxing ring in Belgium. Booba, one of France's most successful rap artists, announced on social media a "light-heavyweight category" bout at...

Fund for French boxer who punched officers raises money, ire

Jan. 8, 2019 2:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French government ministers have criticized a public fundraising drive for a former boxing champion who was seen on video appearing to punch police officers during the most recent yellow vest protests in Paris. Online platform Leetchi said Tuesday that donors pledged over 100,000 euros...

Former pro boxer in custody after assault on French police

Jan. 7, 2019 2:36 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A man identified as a former boxing pro and suspected of viciously attacking riot police officers with his fists and feet during the latest yellow vest protests in France has turned himself in and was placed in custody on Monday, authorities said. The suspect, identified by French media as...