Latest Women's boxing News

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."...

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...

Shields-Habazin called off after trainer punched

Oct. 4, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields' fight against Ivana Habazin on Saturday night has been called off after Habazin's trainer was injured in an altercation before the weigh-in. Salita Promotions says the remainder of the event will go on as scheduled, and Showtime will televise a two-fight card....

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...

Haney easily beats Abdullaev, bout stopped after 4 rounds

Sep. 14, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Devin Haney has only one opponent on his mind. The 20-year-old dominated from the start Friday night and stopped Zaur Abdullaev after four rounds to win their WBC interim lightweight bout that should catapult Haney to a fight with champion Vasyl Lomachenko. "Lomachenko, this guy doesn't...