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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...

Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance

Oct. 3, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again. The unbeaten stars' news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday got physical when Wilder and Fury exchanged shoves after pushing...

3 journalists join Nevada Press Association Hall of Fame

Sep. 29, 2018 9:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Press Association on Saturday inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame — veteran Associated Press sportswriter Tim Dahlberg and longtime Las Vegas Review-Journal journalists Don Ham and Lisa Kim Bach. Dahlberg became one of only two national sports columnists for...

HBO to drop live boxing after 45 year of telecasts

Sep. 27, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is getting out of the live boxing business after more than 1,000 fights over four decades of telecasts. The network will televise the Oct. 27 middleweight title fight between Danny Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko, then bow out from a sport of which it has long been a leading proponent....

'We want Wilder': Team Joshua eager to fix unification fight

Sep. 23, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — No sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing's most glamorous division. An eagerly anticipated fight on Dec. 1 will go a long way to clearing that...

Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

Sep. 22, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With blood streaming out of his busted nose, Anthony Joshua was in deep trouble once more in front of 80,000 stunned spectators at Wembley Stadium. Alexander Povetkin, a 39-year-old Russian with supposedly his best days behind him, was dominating heavyweight boxing's new superstar with his...

Joshua back 'home' to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

Sep. 20, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind boxing journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion. Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. There was talk of $50 million being on the table. Instead, Joshua has to take a...

On again? Mayweather says he and Pacquiao will fight

Sep. 15, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's coming out of retirement again to fight Manny Pacquiao for a second time in December. Mayweather posted a video on Instagram early Saturday that showed him and Pacquiao together, reportedly in Japan, jawing at each other over a possible second fight. "I'm...