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Claressa Shields climbs from the ring after defeating Ivana Habazin in their 154-pound title boxing bout in Atlantic City, N.J., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields adds 154-pound belt

Jan. 11, 2020 12:23 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd. "What's my name!?" "What's my name!?" "What's my name!?" She's been called T-Rex, an Olympian, the GWOAT and absolutely, call her champ. Shields, the two-time...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, Claressa Shields, left, stands with Ivana Habazin and promotor Dmitriy Salita during a press conference in Detroit. Claressa Shields tries for a third time to win a world title in three divisions. The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. The second attempt, well, even for the wacky world of boxing weigh-ins, this one went off the rails. Habazin's trainer was struck by Shields' brother and hospitalized: Artis Mack was charged with assault and the fight again was postponed. Shields and Habazin have kept the week leading up to Saturday's 154-pound fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey free of drama or any other distractions that could cancel the bout. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Gold medalist Shields goes for title in 3rd weight class

Jan. 9, 2020 12:44 PM EST

Claressa Shields will try for a third time to win a world title in three divisions. The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. The second attempt, wacky even for the world of boxing weigh-ins, went off the rails: Habazin's trainer was struck by Shields'...

File-This Aug. 4, 2017, file photo shows Kanoa Igarashi, of Huntington Beach, Calif., surfing in his heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. His father grew up surfing in Japan before moving to Huntington Beach, to be in the heart of surf country. The 22-year-old Igarashi has dual citizenship and elected to compete for Japan where's already a household name and been featured in a reality TV show. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)

Name dropping: A few up-and-comers who may make mark in '20

Dec. 30, 2019 5:26 PM EST

Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). The names of Raboutou, Igarashi and Olsen may not ring a bell now. That could change in a few months when their sports make Olympic...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, boxer Adrien Broner takes questions from the media at the Ten Goossen boxing gym in Van Nuys, Calif. An Ohio judge awarded $830,000 to a woman who claimed Broner sexually assaulted her at a Cleveland nightclub. The default judgement was delivered Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, after Broner failed to defend himself in the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Ex-boxing champ hit with $830K judgment in sex assault claim

Dec. 18, 2019 2:06 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio judge awarded $830,000 to a woman who claimed former boxing champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner sexually assaulted her at a Cleveland nightclub. The default judgement was delivered Tuesday after Broner failed to defend himself in the lawsuit. The Cincinnati native...

Wires go to microphones above a logo of the Russian Olympic Committee during President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov's news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted

Dec. 11, 2019 9:34 AM EST

Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Umar Kremlev said he has spoken with the Olympic boxing team and they...

FILE - In this March 3, 2001, file photo, Christy Martin looks toward her corner following her unanimous 10-round decision over Jeanne

The 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 4, 2019 3:07 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the 13 people to be inducted June 14, 2020 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: MODERN (last bout no earlier than 1989) MEN BERNARD HOPKINS: Nicknamed “The Executioner” and “The Alien.” ... born Jan. 15, 1965 in Philadelphia....

FILE - In this May 21, 2011, file photo, Bernard Hopkins celebrates after defeating Jean Pascal with a unanimous decision to win a WBC light heavyweight world title fight, in Montreal. Hopkins was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File)

Christy Martin and Bernard Hopkins headline Boxing HOF class

Dec. 4, 2019 2:47 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, four-division champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, three-division champ Shane Mosley and women’s star Christy Martin have been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. This was the first year that women were on the ballot and...