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Ricky Hatton, Michael Moorer strike different tones in leading their class into boxing Hall of Fame

Jun. 09, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

Ricky Hatton laughed his way through his Hall of Fame induction speech, marveling at the places boxing took him and the thousands of his fans that would always follow. “I had some wars, didn’t I?” Hatton said Sunday. “When I think back at the Kostya Tszyu fight, Floyd...

Muhammad Ali's childhood home is for sale in Kentucky after being converted into a museum

Jun. 04, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The pink house where Muhammad Ali grew up dreaming of boxing fame — and where hundreds of fans gathered for an emotional send-off as his funeral procession passed by decades later — is up for sale. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Louisville was...

Claressa Shields moving up 2 weight classes to challenge heavyweight champ Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse

Jun. 04, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields announced Tuesday she is moving up two weight classes to challenge women's WBC heavyweight champion Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse on July 27. Shields (14-0, 2 KOs) and Lepage-Joanisse (7-1, 2 KOs) of Quebec will headline the...

Makhachev beats Poirier by submission at UFC 302 to defend lightweight title

Jun. 02, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Islam Makhachev had a desperate opponent in front of him and much of a sold-out crowd against him. None of that stopped him. Nothing has in a long time. Makhachev defended his lightweight title and extended his winning streak to 14 fights, the...

Mike Tyson's fight with Jake Paul has been postponed after Tyson's health episode

May. 31, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

Mike Tyson's fight with Jake Paul has been postponed after the 57-year-old Tyson fell ill on a flight last weekend. Tyson and Paul said Friday that they will announce a new fight date next week. They were scheduled to meet July 20 in Arlington, Texas. Tyson became...

In bitter fight for future of Olympic boxing, India sides with the IOC over isolated IBA

May. 31, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — In a fight for the loyalty of national boxing federations, India opted Friday to join the IOC’s side in its ongoing dispute with the sport’s global governing body. The International Olympic Committee has cut ties with the International Boxing Association but the...

Usyk-Fury heavyweight rematch set for Dec. 21 in Saudi Arabia

May. 29, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heavyweight rematch between undisputed world champion Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will take place on Dec. 21 in Saudi Arabia, according to the advisor who organizes boxing events in the kingdom. Turki Alalshikh, chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General...

Olympic boxing medalists in Paris promised cash prizes by rogue governing body

May. 29, 2024 10:55 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The boxing governing body declared rogue by the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it will pay $50,000 in prize money to each gold medalist at the Paris Games. The cash promise is doubly confrontational for the IOC, which severed ties with the...

Mike Tyson 'doing great' after falling ill during weekend flight from Miami to Los Angeles

May. 27, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson was recovering Monday after falling ill a day earlier during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles, his representatives said. The 58-year-old boxing legend “became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing” on Sunday, his...

Usyk beats Fury by split decision to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 24 years

May. 18, 2024 21:40 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk has been shorter, lighter and older than all of his opponents since he moved up to the heavyweight division. Usyk's heart and skill are enormous, and he overcame a major size disadvantage against Tyson Fury to become the world's first...