Boxing

August 16, 2019 - 10:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles, the Hall of Famer Mexican boxer who was a two-time welterweight world champion, has died. He was 79. The World Boxing Council said Friday that Napoles died in his home in Mexico City "with his children and grandchildren at his bedside". Napoles, who...
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August 16, 2019 - 4:31 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a professional fighter allowed his pet cougar escape from his Florida home earlier this year. The Sun Sentinel reported Thursday that 33-year-old Tyrone Spong was charged with offenses including keeping the animal without a permit. Spong is the World Boxing...
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Boxing promoters Eddie Hearn and managing partner of Skill Challenge Entertainment Omar Khalil shake hands, during a press conference at The Savoy Hotel, London, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Anthony Joshua's promoters say his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7. (Ian Walton/PA via AP)
August 13, 2019 - 4:33 pm
There's nothing new about those who make their living in sports chasing every dollar they can. NFL owners do it every time they threaten to devastate a city by moving a team to greener pastures. Baseball does it by signing lucrative broadcast agreement that make it more expensive — and sometimes...
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Boxing promoters Eddie Hearn and managing partner of Skill Challenge Entertainment Omar Khalil sit, during a press conference at The Savoy Hotel, London, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Anthony Joshua's promoters say his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7. (Ian Walton/PA via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 5:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Putting profits ahead of politics, the promoter of heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua is dismissing concerns over the decision to contest a championship fight in Saudi Arabia. The human rights organization Amnesty International contends Joshua will be part of "sportswashing" — the Saudi...
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August 09, 2019 - 3:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua's promoters say his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7. The British fighter will be trying to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO belts he lost to Ruiz at New York's Madison Square Garden on June 1. Ruiz,...
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Jose Ramirez, right, lands a punch on Maurice Hooker in the second round of a boxing match, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Ramirez won in the sixth round with a TKO. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
July 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — WBC champion Jose Ramirez saw an opening and quickly ended the world super lightweight unification bout against WBO champ Maurice Hooker. Ramirez delivered a series of brutal punches, pinning hometown favorite against the ropes in the sixth round before referee Mark Nelson...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Maxim Dadashev, of Russia, left, hits Antonio DeMarco, of Mexico, during a junior welterweight bout in Las Vegas. Maxim Dadashev has died after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that Dadashev died "as a result of the injuries he sustained" in Friday's, July 19, 2019, light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 27, 2019 - 1:24 pm
It's impossible to reconcile, so I won't even try. How can you love a sport so filled with tragedy and heartbreak? How can you cheer when you know getting hit in in the head can cause so much harm? Maxim Dadashev wasn't a world champion. He didn't have an entourage like Manny Pacquiao, and no one...
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In this July 17, 2019 photo, amateur boxer Marco Morales shadow boxes in front of his home at the Villa Maria del Triunfo shantytown in Lima, Peru. Morales and other residents of Villa Maria del Triunfo who have witnessed from their cardboard shacks how the government built multi-million dollar arenas, seen in the background, while their decades-old demands for drainage, roads and drinking water in one of the world’s driest capitals, remain unanswered. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
July 26, 2019 - 2:50 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid the thick fog that blankets his sandy hillside shanty town, amateur boxer Marco Morales looks down at a sparkling new complex built by Peru to host the Pan American Games in Lima. The largest multi-sports event in the Americas starts Friday with the opening ceremony and ends...
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July 25, 2019 - 2:48 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 23-year-old boxer from Argentina has died five days after collapsing after his fight. The World Boxing Council says Hugo Santillán died from head injuries after the WBC Latino Silver lightweight bout against Uruguayan Eduardo Abreu on Saturday in San Nicolás, a city...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Maxim Dadashev, of Russia, left, hits Antonio DeMarco, of Mexico, during a junior welterweight bout in Las Vegas. Maxim Dadashev has died after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that Dadashev died "as a result of the injuries he sustained" in Friday's, July 19, 2019, light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered a brain swelling in Friday's light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon...
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