Latest Men's boxing News

Column: Cleaning up the mess in boxing's heavyweight class

Mar. 26, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

Lennox Lewis always wanted to fight everybody, and did so often enough to become the last person to hold all the major heavyweight titles at the same time. That meant Riddick Bowe, even after Bowe threw a title belt in a garbage can to avoid him. It also meant Mike Tyson, even after Tyson threatened to eat his...

Peterson calls it quits after Lipinets wins via TKO

Mar. 25, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Sergey Lipinets may get another title shot. Lamont Peterson is done. Lipinets stopped Peterson in the 10th round of a brutal welterweight bout on Sunday night, bringing Peterson to declare an end to his career just minutes after his trainer threw in the towel. ""It's been a long...

Peterson brothers aim to make case for title shots Sunday

Mar. 22, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Fighting after an ugly loss and a long layoff, on the same TV card as his younger brother and with chatter about retirement growing louder, 35-year-old Lamont Peterson insists he's as relaxed as he's ever been. Or he's tricked himself into believing that. "It might be me just keeping...

Wilder is talking trash and ready for Breazeale at Barclays

Mar. 19, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not to be outdone by the other heavyweight titleholder, Deontay Wilder showed he can be a champion at trash talk, too. A month after Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller squared off in a nasty, expletive-infused war of words to announce their fight — Joshua owns the major belts other...

Spence defends IBF welterweight title with win over Garcia

Mar. 17, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world's best pound-for-pound boxers. Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled boxer who...

Garcia double-step to face Spence in undefeated title match

Mar. 14, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. didn't like four-division champion Mikey Garcia describing him as just another opponent. "Stop talking about your other opponents like I'm one of them," shot back Spence, the IBF welterweight champion. When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night...

Autopsy: George Foreman's daughter died by suicide in Texas

Mar. 12, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner confirms that Freeda George Foreman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman, died by suicide. Emergency crews found the 42-year-old woman while responding to a suburban Houston home on Friday. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences...

George Foreman's 42-year-old daughter dies in Texas

Mar. 11, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Freeda George Forman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman and briefly a boxer herself, has died at a suburban Houston home. She was 42. The Harris County sheriff's office said Monday that emergency crews found her Friday. The sheriff's office says its...

Golovkin to return in June after signing deal with DAZN

Mar. 8, 2019 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will return to the ring in June after signing a multiyear deal Friday with DAZN, which gives him the possibility of a third fight with Canelo Alvarez. No date or opponent was announced for the fight, which will be Golovkin's first since being edged by Alvarez last September...

Column: If Mark Cuban can run for president, who else?

Mar. 7, 2019 2:42 AM EST

Mark Cuban is talking once again about running for president and this time no one is laughing — at least publicly — at the thought. After all, if a billionaire reality TV star can be elected to the highest office in the land, what's to prevent a fellow billionaire and reality show star — and...