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Russia's path to 2024 Olympics takes shape, Ukraine objects

Jan. 26, 2023 12:35 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia's path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year became clearer on Thursday amid fierce objections from Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favors officially neutral teams from Russia and its ally...

British boxer Eubank Jr. wears rainbow armband at weigh-in

Jan. 20, 2023 17:47 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British boxer Chris Eubank Jr. wore a rainbow armband at the weigh-in Friday before his middleweight bout against Liam Smith after a nasty exchange at a news conference. Smith had repeatedly asked Eubank at Thursday's pre-fight press conference “do you...

Gerrie Coetzee, former WBA heavyweight champ, dies at 67

Jan. 13, 2023 05:46 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Gerrie Coetzee, a former South African boxer and WBA heavyweight champion who defied some of his country's racist laws during the height of apartheid in the 1970s and 1980s and won popularity with Nelson Mandela and both Black and white fans, has died. He was 67. ...

Davis beats Garcia by TKO, retains WBA lightweight title

Jan. 08, 2023 09:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gervonta Davis defended his WBA world lightweight championship, beating Hector Luis Garcia by TKO early Sunday morning after eight rounds. Davis shrugged off a slow start to improve to 28-0 with 26 KOs and hand Garcia his first professional loss in his 17th...

Gervonta Davis returns to ring vs. Hector Luis Garcia in DC

Jan. 06, 2023 13:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gervonta Davis is not waiting nearly a year between fights, even with a big showdown already on his calendar for April. Davis is returning to the ring Saturday to face fellow unbeaten boxer Hector Luis Garcia and defend his WBA lightweight title. It's a tune-up of...

Serrano returns to MSG in bid for women's undisputed titles

Jan. 03, 2023 20:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After falling just short of becoming an undisputed champion in her thrilling fight with Katie Taylor last year, Amanda Serrano will try again in a different weight class. Serrano will face Erika Cruz on Feb. 4 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, with the...

Column: No slapping, please, at the 2022 Newby Awards

Dec. 23, 2022 11:32 AM EST

As the world reclaimed a bit of normalcy in 2022, the Newby Awards were hoping to produce an awards show featuring all the elegance and decorum that were our imaginary hallmarks in the pre-COVID-19 era. Then Will Smith smacked Chris Rock at the Oscars. Just like that,...

USOPC pushes category qualifiers for sport transgender issue

Dec. 19, 2022 11:22 AM EST

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is encouraging individual sports to consider “category qualifiers” — classified in some sports as “open” categories — to ensure transgender athletes will have events to participate in once they reach puberty. The USOPC finalized...

Crawford knocks out Avanesyan in 6th round, keeps WBO title

Dec. 11, 2022 00:44 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Unbeaten world champion Terence Crawford knocked out David Avanesyan in the sixth round Saturday night to retain his WBO welterweight belt. Crawford, fighting for the first time in more than a year, had the sixth-ranked challenger wobbling with a flurry of blows...

Bradley, Froch, Rafael Marquez top boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 08, 2022 18:01 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Timothy Bradley Jr. and Rafael Marquez, two-division champions whose exciting styles earned both of them “Fight of the Year” honors, and Carl Froch were inducted Wednesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The three fighters will make up the...