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It's personal: Canelo predicts KO in 3rd bout with Golovkin

Jun. 24, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Álvarez is hurting after his first loss in nearly a decade, and he's still angry about everything that's happened during five years of fighting and arguing with Gennady Golovkin. Álvarez says he is determined to channel all of those bad feelings into a...

Investigator warns boxing to change to save Olympic status

Jun. 20, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fighting to keep their sport in the Olympics, boxing officials were warned on Monday to change its historical culture of breaking the rules. Investigator Richard McLaren said “corruption abounded” in the world boxing body formerly known as AIBA as...

Spence pleads guilty to DWI in 2019 Ferrari crash in Dallas

Jun. 14, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated after crashing his speeding Ferrari in 2019, prosecutors said. Spence, 32, pleaded guilty and was convicted last week in Dallas County Court of Criminal Appeals No. 2,...

Rucks and mauls to political brawls, meet Senator Pocock

Jun. 13, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Pocock didn’t sound too concerned over the phone from the Australian capital of Canberra, despite it being more than two weeks since the country’s federal election and the retired rugby star still didn’t know if had a new day job in politics. ...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. touched by Hall of Fame induction

Jun. 12, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — Reduced to tears at a banquet on the eve of his big day, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday, just a tinge of emotion in his voice as he accepted the honor. “I done a lot in my career, but this is by far the...

Crowded dais as boxing hall of fame inducts three classes

Jun. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

The International Boxing Hall of Fame might have to build a new wing to host all the inductees after this weekend’s ceremonies. Floyd Mayweather Jr. alone makes Sunday’s event one of the most anticipated in years. Add in fighters like Roy Jones Jr., Andre Ward and Bernard Hopkins...

Inoue stops Donaire in 2nd rd, unifies 3 bantamweight belts

Jun. 07, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Naoya Inoue stopped Nonito Donaire midway through the second round Tuesday night, emphatically winning their rematch and unifying three bantamweight world titles. Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs) wasted no time in his second meeting with Donaire, knocking down the veteran...

Toru Takahashi, respected AP Asia photo editor, dies at 62

Jun. 07, 2022 05:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toru Takahashi, a Tokyo-based photo editor and photographer for The Associated Press who spent his long career meticulously capturing images and sharing his wealth of knowledge with colleagues, has died. He was 62. Takahashi, who was being treated for lung cancer,...

Haney retains WBC lightweight belt in decision over Kambosos

Jun. 05, 2022 01:54 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Devin Haney made it official — and unanimous — on Sunday. He's the undisputed world lightweight boxing champion. Haney retained his WBC lightweight title and added three more from the weight class after his unanimous points decision over...

Kambosos-Haney set for world lightweight unifier Down Under

Jun. 02, 2022 01:47 AM EDT

It’s a lightweight unification fight that Australian boxer George Kambosos has the most to lose, but ultimately the most to gain. The 28-year-old Australian will put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line on Sunday at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium against American Devin Haney, who...