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Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia will fight for a title. Even the boxers seem surprised it's in New York

Feb. 26, 2024 17:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Garcia wanted his fans to know his title fight against super lightweight champion Devin Haney belonged on boxing's biggest stage. “This is a MGM Vegas fight, doing everything we can to bring this to Vegas and giving this fight what it deserves!!!” he wrote...

Mike Tyson, Francis Ngannou set for Professional Fighters League debut in Saudi Arabia

Feb. 23, 2024 12:01 PM EST

Mike Tyson and Francis Ngannou are in Saudi Arabia, a pair of ferocious heavyweights with an eye on the championship belt. For Tyson, his role is ceremonial. The retired boxing great is set to present the winner of three title fights in the inaugural PFL vs. Bellator: Champs card...

IOC won't change boxing age limit to let Manny Pacquiao compete at Paris Olympics at age 45

Feb. 19, 2024 05:47 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will not change its rules on age limits to let boxing great Manny Pacquiao compete at the Paris Games. Pacquiao, who retired in 2021, wanted to box at age 45 in the Olympic tournament in Paris where medal bouts will...

Joshua scores TKO over Wallin in Saudi Arabia. Parker stuns Wilder in unanimous decision

Dec. 23, 2023 19:25 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua stopped Otto Wallin with a fifth-round technical knockout and Joseph Parker stunned Deontay Wilder in a unanimous decision in a heavyweight doubleheader at the Kingdom Arena on Saturday night. The doubleheader was expected to set up a...

Wilder and Joshua jostle for position as heavyweight scene simmers before Fury-Usyk unification bout

Dec. 21, 2023 16:34 PM EST

Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua were once the main characters in heavyweight boxing's soap opera. Now they are extras. While Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk continue preparations for a Feb. 17 unification bout in Saudi Arabia that will determine the division's first...

Jake Paul will train with USA Boxing fighters, accompany team to Paris Olympics to raise exposure

Dec. 19, 2023 17:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Paul is teaming up with USA Boxing to put a spotlight on the nation's top competitors at the Paris Olympics. Paul announced the partnership Wednesday with the amateur sport's U.S. governing body. The YouTube star and professional boxer will train with...

Sports fan Trump hits UFC fights and big games to try to put his 2024 nomination in a headlock

Dec. 15, 2023 09:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After Donald Trump attended South Carolina's annual Palmetto Bowl, video of the crowd chanting “We want Trump!” as the former president arrived at Williams-Brice Stadium spread across conservative social media. It was much the same two weeks earlier when the GOP...

Boxing card set in honor of Smokin' Joe Frazier on the late champion's 80th birthday

Dec. 14, 2023 15:57 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Smokin’ Joe will headline one more boxing card. The family of Joe Frazier is set to honor the former heavyweight champion with a slate of bouts in Atlantic City, New Jersey — site of his parents’ first date, his son noted — to celebrate what would have...

Michael Moorer, Ricky Hatton, Ivan Calderon, Diego Corrales elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

Dec. 07, 2023 11:53 AM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Moorer, the first left-hander to win the heavyweight title, and fellow two-division champions Ricky Hatton and Ivan Calderon were elected Thursday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Diego Corrales, who died two years after winning a 2005 bout...