Men's boxing

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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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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July 23, 2019 - 6:07 pm
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — The International Boxing Hall of Fame is making changes to its voting process, shortening the retirement time for consideration and creating two categories for female fighters. The categories for female boxers are Trailblazer, boxers whose last bout was no later than 1988,...
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Manny Pacquiao, right, lands a punch against Keith Thurman in the fifth round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 21, 2019 - 1:49 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — From his first-round knockdown punches to his tenacious 12th-round finish, Manny Pacquiao gave yet another one-sided thrashing to Father Time. Keith Thurman was a whole lot tougher to beat, but the 40-year-old Filipino senator managed to win that vote as well. Pacquiao floored...
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July 20, 2019 - 9:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter will meet in a unification bout Sept. 28 in Los Angeles. Spence and Porter announced the date and location of their showdown Saturday. Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) holds the IBF 147-pound title, while Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) is the...
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Dillian Whyte, left, in action against Oscar Rivas, right, in the WBC interim Heavyweight title fight at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 7:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Dillian Whyte survived a ninth round knockdown to beat Oscar Rivas in a unanimous points decision and claim the WBC interim heavyweight title on Saturday. It was Whyte's tenth successive victory, following his only loss to Anthony Joshua in 2016, and the Briton now becomes the...
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Manny Pacquiao, second from left, and Keith Thurman pose during a weigh-in Friday, July 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 19, 2019 - 6:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Keith Thurman certainly seems like more than the modern Manny Pacquiao should be able to handle. Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) is a decade younger, certainly more powerful and maybe even a bit faster than his famously speedy opponent. Thurman is a tough, voluble welterweight champion in...
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Manny Pacquiao laughs during a news conference Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Keith Thurman in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 19, 2019 - 3:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. A fighter who once kept most conversations...
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July 18, 2019 - 3:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Artur Beterbiev is to fight Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk in a unification title bout at light heavyweight. The Russian Boxing Federation, which organizes some pro fights, says IBF champion Beterbiev will fight WBC champ Gvozdyk Oct. 18 in the United States at a location yet to...
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