Boxing

Oleksandr Usyk, right, hits Chazz Witherspoon during a heavyweight boxing bout Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
October 13, 2019 - 2:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk did everything in his heavyweight debut with the exception of knocking down Chazz Witherspoon. Usyk dominated, earning a technical knockout win over Witherspoon in the seventh round on Saturday night. In his highly anticipated pro debut, Usyk (17-0) showed his...
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FILE - IN this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Errol Spence Jr., center, celebrates his victory over Shawn Porter during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match in Los Angeles. Authorities say welterweight boxing champion Spence was seriously injured but is expected to survive after crashing his Ferrari in Dallas. Dallas police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, when Spence's Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 10, 2019 - 7:34 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said. The crash happened just before 3 a.m., when Spence's Ferrari crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several...
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Gennadiy Golovkin raises his arm after defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenko by decision in their IBF middleweight championship title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
October 06, 2019 - 1:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennadiy Golovkin is a champion again, though just barely. The powerhouse who used to look invincible looked beaten up by the end of Saturday night. Golovkin held on to regain one of his old middleweight titles, edging Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a unanimous decision to take the IBF...
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Errol Spence Jr., right, and Shawn Porter exchange punches during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 29, 2019 - 1:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Errol Spence had never been tested at this degree of difficulty. Shawn Porter pressured, prodded and exposed him during a title bout that stretched every bit of Spence's vaunted boxing skill. The budding welterweight superstar emerged with two championship belts after he figured...
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Otto Wallin, left, of Sweden, punches Tyson Fury, of England, during their heavyweight boxing match Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 15, 2019 - 1:32 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury overcame a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision Saturday night over Sweden's Otto Wallin and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder. Fury remained unbeaten in 29 fights and retained his claim to the lineal heavyweight title...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 13, 2019 file photo, blood runs down the side of Otto Wallin's head during the first round of his heavyweight boxing bout against Nick Kisner on in Atlantic City, N.J. Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin will take his first step into big-time boxing when he fights Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on Saturday Sept. 14, 2019. A win for Wallin would be a big shock because the unbeaten Fury is the lineal champion and perhaps is the best heavyweight out there. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 09, 2019 - 4:48 am
SUNDSVALL, Sweden (AP) — The pretty Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall has had a couple of quirky brushes with elite heavyweight boxing over the years. In 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stunned the locals by visiting a newly opened boxing club as part of his promotional tour of the country...
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Vasiliy Lomachenko, left, and Luke Campbell fight during the WBC, WBO, WBA & Ring Magazine World Lightweight Championship contest at the O2 Arena, London on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 7:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko's big goal in boxing is to become unified champion in one weight category. He's one win away from achieving that dream. Considered among the world's greatest pound-for-pound fighters, Lomachenko added the vacant WBC belt to his WBA and WBO titles at lightweight with a...
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August 30, 2019 - 9:58 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has detailed a "fair and transparent pathway to the Olympic Games" for male and female boxers trying to qualify for Tokyo. Four continental qualification tournaments have been confirmed as expected in China, Senegal, Argentina and Britain in a two-month spell...
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A portion of Bob and Susan Hope's baseball collection is seen with price stickers attached, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Stone Mountain, Ga. Susan died about two years ago, leaving behind the collection to her surviving husband. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
August 24, 2019 - 4:09 pm
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — He ambles through the sprawling house, through the trove of treasures from a most interesting life, taking one last look at the autographed baseballs and signed jerseys, boxing gloves and football helmets, Olympic pins and an oil painting of Hank Aaron. Every memento...
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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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