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Andrade beats Kautondokwa for WBO middleweight title

Oct. 21, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Demetrius Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia on Saturday night. Andrade (26-0, 16 knockouts) dropped Kautondokwa four times in the first four rounds, once in the first and third, and twice...

Andrade wins WBO middleweight title with unanimous decision

Oct. 21, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Demetrius Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia on Saturday night. Andrade (26-0, 16 knockouts) dropped Kautondokwa four times in the first four rounds, once in the first and third, and twice...

Canelo Alvarez inks $365M deal with streaming service DAZN

Oct. 17, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Canelo Alvarez is boxing's new $365 million man. Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history, guaranteeing the Mexican middleweight champion at least that much money to have his fights shown on the sports-streaming...

Canelo not thinking GGG, eyeing 3rd weight class belt

Oct. 16, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Canelo Alvarez has never fought in Madison Square Garden. He's never fought on the East Coast. And he's really never fought after as big a win as he had in September against Gennady Golovkin. So when Triple G's name is brought up to the ruler of the middleweight division, Alvarez sort of...

Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt

Oct. 14, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Terence "Bud" Crawford had one last retort to all the insults Jose Benavidez hurled his way. His right hand delivered it. Crawford used an uppercut to Benavidez's chin to knock him down the first time in the 12th and final round and then consecutive rights to put him down a second,...

Champ Terence Crawford planning to silence Benavidez in ring

Oct. 11, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. has been displaying lots of bravado in advance of his fight with Terence "Bud" Crawford. The WBO welterweight champion expects Benavidez to respect him by the time things are settled in the ring Saturday night. "I don't see anything special in him. I don't...

Vargas, Dulorme draw in WBC silver welterweight match

Oct. 7, 2018 1:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jessie Vargas and Thomas Dulorme squared off in a fast-paced, competitive and ultimately even bout. Vargas and Dulorme fought to a majority 12-round draw Saturday at Wintrust Arena, leaving the WBC silver welterweight title vacant. Both fighters scored knockdowns, Vargas in the 10th and...

Srisaket retains WBC super flyweight belt with points win

Oct. 6, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Srisaket Sor Rungvisai successfully defended his WBC super flyweight belt by beating Iran Diaz of Mexico on a unanimous decision in front of 12,000 home fans in Nonthaburi on Saturday. Srisaket received 119-109, 120-108, and 119-109 scores from the judges to win his first home...

Canelo Alvarez says he'll fight Rocky Fielding at 168 next

Oct. 5, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Alvarez says he will move up to 168 pounds for his next fight against Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 in New York. Alvarez made the announcement on his social media accounts Friday. Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) won two middleweight title belts last month with a razor-thin majority decision...

Champ Crawford challenging Benavidez to back up his words

Oct. 4, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — World champion welterweight Terence "Bud" Crawford said he's eager to make unbeaten challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. eat his words when they meet in the ring at CHI Health Center on Oct. 13. A heated confrontation between Benavidez and Crawford in February was a major topic during a...