Latest Men's boxing News

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...

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...

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."...

Boxer Errol Spence charged with drunken driving after crash

Oct. 16, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boxer Errol Spence Jr. has been discharged from a hospital and charged with drunken driving after crashing his speeding Ferrari. Dallas police charged Spence on Wednesday with driving while intoxicated. Police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Oct. 10 when Spence's Ferrari crossed the...

Boxer Errol Spence seriously injured in Dallas Ferrari crash

Oct. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said. The crash happened just before 3 a.m., when Spence's Ferrari crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times,...

Laila Ali on gender-breaking ballot for Boxing Hall of Fame

Oct. 1, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Laila Ali is among the first female fighters to appear on the ballot for the 2020 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The daughter of Muhammad Ali was joined by 11 others Tuesday for an international panel of voters: Sumya Anani, Regina Halmich, Holly Holm, Susi...

Spence beats Porter, gets 2 belts in split-decision thriller

Sep. 29, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Errol Spence had never been tested at this degree of difficulty. Shawn Porter pressured, prodded and exposed him during a title bout that stretched every bit of Spence's vaunted boxing skill. The budding welterweight superstar emerged with two championship belts after he figured out the...

Porter takes swing at vaunted Spence in unification showdown

Sep. 27, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Errol Spence has boxed his way to world titles and pay-per-view prominence with class, smarts and world-class skills in pretty much every aspect of his sport. Shawn Porter wants to drag Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) into a good old-fashioned brawl when they meet at Staples Center on Saturday...

Errol Spence wants to show he's best welterweight in world

Sep. 24, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

Errol Spence is in an enviable position as he returns to the ring Saturday night in a welterweight title fight against Shawn Porter. There's a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao looming. Perhaps a fight with fellow champion Terence Crawford after that. And, of course, millions of dollars to be made. Titles count...