Posts tagged as: box

Andre Ward returns to ring Nov. 16 vs. Rodriguez (The Associated Press)

Andre Ward returns to ring Nov. 16 vs. Rodriguez (The Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ward will fight Edwin Rodriguez on Nov. 16 in Ontario, Calif., returning to the ring after a 14-month absence.

UFC’s interim bantamweight title has become a long-term problem (Yahoo Sports)

UFC’s interim bantamweight title has become a long-term problem (Yahoo Sports)

As Renan Barao prepares to defend the interim belt, UFC president Dana White might have to make a tough decision about Dominick Cruz’s title reign.

Mayweather-Alvarez promotion did everything right and reaped the benefits (Yahoo Sports)

Mayweather-Alvarez promotion did everything right and reaped the benefits (Yahoo Sports)

Boxing is finally figuring out the proper way to promote its fighters and bouts, and that will likely ensure a healthy future.

Olympics-Boxing champ Taylor may forgo Rio after "terrible year" (Reuters)

Olympics-Boxing champ Taylor may forgo Rio after "terrible year" (Reuters)

By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Irish Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor may abandon a planned defence of her title in 2016 to turn professional after enduring a “terrible year” which she said saw women’s boxing take a step backwards. Taylor, a sporting icon in her country, became one of the faces of […]

Mayweather-Alvarez bout is richest fight ever (The Associated Press)

Mayweather-Alvarez bout is richest fight ever (The Associated Press)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television.

Mayweather-Alvarez fight earned more than $20M (The Associated Press)

Mayweather-Alvarez fight earned more than $20M (The Associated Press)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Regulators say the weekend fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas drew the biggest gate ever in Nevada.

Former heavyweight champion dead at 70 (Yahoo Sports)

Former heavyweight champion dead at 70 (Yahoo Sports)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One point on one card, a couple of points on some others. Ken Norton fought the greats, but the decisions he needed to be great never seemed to go his way.

Former heavyweight champion dead at 70 (The Associated Press)

Former heavyweight champion dead at 70 (The Associated Press)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One point on one card, a couple of points on some others. Ken Norton fought the greats, but the decisions he needed to be great never seemed to go his way.

Former heavyweight champion Norton dies (The Associated Press)

Former heavyweight champion Norton dies (The Associated Press)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility. He was 70.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton dies at 70: corporate manager (Reuters)

Former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton dies at 70: corporate manager (Reuters)

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Ken Norton, the former heavyweight boxing champion who famously broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw in a 1973 bout, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Arizona, according to his friend and corporate manager Patrick Tenore. Tenore said Norton died Wednesday afternoon at a hospital in Bullhead City, Arizona. He had been suffering from […]

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