Boxing

Boxing gloves of Eyed Akeel Khan lie on the floor of the room where he practices in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, April 23, 2020. Like many other athletes, the coronavirus pandemic has restricted Khan to his home. But lockdown for the 7 million residents of Kashmir is nothing new and the ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic is not the first time he has had to practice his sport at home. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
May 07, 2020 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman expects professional boxing to return without spectators and with judges officiating by video from home. Sulaiman said the World Boxing Council has produced a protocol for fights during the coronavirus pandemic that limit, for instance, a four-fight...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, International Boxing Federation super middleweight champion James DeGale of England takes some water during a workout with his coach in the ring at Gleason's gym in the Brooklyn borough of New York, in New York. The head of the British Boxing Board of Control said Wednesday May 6, 2020, the body was working on an "apparatus” that would allow fighters to safely spit out water as they catch their breath between rounds. It's among dozens of protective measures under discussion under a plan to protect fighters from the coronavirus when boxing resumes in Britain, possibly in July. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
May 06, 2020 - 12:15 pm
The “sweet science” may adopt a bit of spit science under a plan to protect itself from the coronavirus when boxing resumes in Britain, possibly in July. The head of the British Boxing Board of Control said Wednesday the body was working on an "apparatus” that would allow fighters to safely spit...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali, top, watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. The 1996 film "When We Were Kings" is a documentary of the bout known as the "Rumble In The Jungle" between Ali and Foreman. The fight was a cultural milestone that ran far deeper than boxing. (AP Photo/File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:49 pm
Sports and cinema have an uneasy alliance. For every “Raging Bull,” there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they try to recapture a memorable event or famous athlete. Seriously, how does the compelling life of Babe Ruth produce not one, but two of the greatest stinkers in the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2005, file photo, Robert De Niro, left, and boxer Jake LaMotta stand for photographers before watching a 25th anniversary screening of the movie "Raging Bull," in New York. "Raging Bull," about the life of Jake Lamotta, was No. 7 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 favorite sports movies poll. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
May 01, 2020 - 3:49 pm
Jake LaMotta was a straight-ahead brawler, so determined to wreak havoc every time he entered the boxing ring that he handed the great Sugar Ray Robinson his first loss. He was pretty much the same outside the ring, which is why Hollywood made a movie about his life. “I was a no-good bastard,”...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2004 file photo, two time former world boxing champion Rosendo Alvarez collects donations for a young cancer patient, in Managua, Nicaragua. With nearly all the world's sport shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, Nicaragua is hosting an event Saturday, April 25, 2020, with a full card of boxing matches before a live audience, organized by Alvarez, who — like the Central American nation's government — waved aside the threat of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
April 26, 2020 - 12:05 am
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — With the world pretty much devoid of sports events because of the coronavirus pandmeic, boxing resumed in Nicaragua on Saturday night with a televised eight-fight card in front of a live, though sparse audience in Managua. Promoter Rosendo Álvarez, a former two-time world...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 file photo, a man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics was tantalizingly close for many European boxers until the qualifying tournament in London was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. The delay due to the pandemic has forced many Olympic hopefuls to wait it out. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 24, 2020 - 7:30 am
With tears in her eyes, Nadine Apetz asked herself “why not one more day?” The German boxer had waited four years, and a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics was tantalizingly close when the qualifying tournament in London was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. “One day longer and I might have...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Keyshawn Davis, right, of the United States, hits Andy Cruz, of Cuba, during their men's light welterweight final boxing bout at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, Davis took several weeks to choose his path to boxing stardom. Every member of the U.S. boxing team agrees so far. Even with an extra year to wait, Davis and his 12 teammates are all still focused on Tokyo and the rewards of the Olympic experience. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
April 20, 2020 - 6:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keyshawn Davis took several weeks to choose his path to boxing stardom after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the top professional prospect on the U.S. Olympic qualification team was suddenly facing nearly a year without an amateur fight that...
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In this July 20, 2012 file photo, Carmen Williamson, the first black boxing referee and judge at an Olympic games, poses with his honorary gold medal in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. Family members say Williamson died from COVID-19 complications on April 8, 2020 at a hospital in Toledo. (Zack Conkle/The Blade via AP)
April 16, 2020 - 2:32 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Carmen Williamson, who in the 1940s and ’50s was a top U.S. amateur boxer and then in 1984 became the first black boxing referee and judge at the Olympic games, has died. He was 94. Williamson died of COVID-19 complications on April 8 at a hospital in Toledo, one of his...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rounds first base after his two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2020 - 9:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. It applies to cases...
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A general view of the bout between Turkey's Necat Ekinci, right, and Armenia's Gurgen Madoyan (blue) during day three of the Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event in London, Monday March 16, 2020. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
March 26, 2020 - 9:42 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC said Thursday it is “not aware of any link” between an Olympic boxing tournament it oversaw in London this month and positive coronavirus tests for people who were there. The Turkish boxing federation said a boxer and a trainer now have the virus after attending...
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