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Inoue defeats Donaire in World Boxing Super Series final

Nov. 7, 2019 7:11 PM EST

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Naoya Inoue won a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire on Thursday in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final. Inoue, the IBF world bantamweight champion from Japan, sent Donaire to the canvas in the 11th round at Saitama Super Arena with a body blow to the abdomen. Donaire...

Alvarez moves up to take on big puncher Kovalev in Las Vegas

Nov. 1, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez didn't have to take the risk. Not at light heavyweight, and not against a puncher like Sergey Kovalev. A third fight with Gennadiy Golovkin was there for the asking. There were other fights against lesser opponents that would have given Alvarez the same kind of payday he's...

Kovalev hopes to cash in on Alvarez weight jump

Oct. 30, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez is taking a big chance in his latest fight, moving up to light heavyweight Saturday night to challenge Sergey Kovalev for a piece of the 175-pound crown. It's dangerous territory against a dangerous puncher. But Kovalev believes he has more at stake in the crossroads bout...

Buster Douglas to promote long odds against Tyson to inspire

Oct. 30, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Buster Douglas will mark the 30th anniversary of his upset boxing victory over Mike Tyson with a campaign aimed at inspiring others who face long odds. Douglas, 59, joined organizers at the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday to announce a series of "42 to 1" events framed around his unlikely...

55-year-old Benn cancels fight after shoulder injury

Oct. 29, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A shoulder injury has ended the comeback attempt by 55-year-old former boxing champion Nigel Benn. Benn scheduled his first professional fight since 1996 for Nov. 23 in Birmingham, but hurt his shoulder in training on Monday. He received anti-inflammatory injections in the shoulder last week...

Stevenson wins WBO featherweight title over Gonzalez

Oct. 27, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Shakur Stevenson and Joet Gonzalez took family drama into the ring Saturday night — Stevenson is dating Gonzalez's sister, and there's bad blood on both sides of that relationship. Stevenson made that clear after proving too quick and skilled for Gonzalez and claiming the vacant...

Stallone in DAZN's corner for film on Ruiz's upset of Joshua

Oct. 24, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DAZN is teaming with Sylvester Stallone's production company on a documentary about Anthony Ruiz's upset of Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight title. Ruiz scored one of the biggest upsets in decades when he stopped Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York on June...

De La Hoya denies accusations in sexual assault lawsuit

Oct. 24, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya denies accusations of sexual assault contained in a lawsuit filed against him this week. De La Hoya's company, Golden Boy Promotions, issued a statement Tuesday describing the action as a "frivolous lawsuit" and calling the allegations "completely false."...

Jermall Charlo to defend vs Hogan on Dec. 7 in Brooklyn

Oct. 17, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jermall Charlo will defend his version of the middleweight championship against Dennis Hogan on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center. The bout for the WBC's 160-pound belt was announced Thursday and will be televised by Showtime. Charlo (29-0, 21 KOs) will be making his second defense of the title....

Soccer star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year

Oct. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the World Cup in...