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Boxing

Pacquiao insists he'll retire after Bradley rematch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — With a beatific politician's smile on his face, Manny Pacquiao calmly insisted he'll step out of a boxing ring for the final time on April 9 after his third fight with Timothy Bradley.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Sports


Hector 'Macho' Camacho elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

CANASTOTA, N.Y. — The late Hector “Macho” Camacho, a three-division champion, flamboyant showman and one of boxing’s most colorful characters, has been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Date: 12/16/2015 | Sports


McGregor stops Aldo in 13 seconds, wins UFC title

LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor stopped Jose Aldo with one spectacular punch just 13 seconds into the first round Saturday night, backing up his bravado and claiming the undisputed featherweight title at UFC 194.

Date: 12/12/2015 | Sports


UFC champ Holm would prefer to fight again before Rousey rematch

LAS VEGAS — Holly Holm would rather get back in the cage while Ronda Rousey is recovering from their first fight.The new UFC champion reluctantly realizes she might have to wait for their rematch.

Date: 12/12/2015 | Sports


UFC wants Holm’s next fight to be rematch with Rousey

LAS VEGAS — The UFC wants bantamweight champion Holly Holm’s next fight to be a rematch with Ronda Rousey.Holm would prefer not to wait for the former champ to heal up from their first meeting.

Date: 12/10/2015 | Sports


IBF strips Fury of his heavyweight title

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey —The IBF has confirmed it stripped British boxer Tyson Fury of its world heavyweight belt because his next fight is not against its mandatory challenger.

Date: 12/09/2015 | Sports


Fury defeat Klitschko to end the Ukrainian's 9 1/2-year reign

DUESSELDORF, Germany — Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision Saturday to end the Ukrainian's 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion and fulfill his father's prophesy from the day he was born.

Date: 11/28/2015 | Sports


Sylvester Stallone is back

In 'Creed,' the 'Rocky' franchise is bloodied but unbowed

Date: 11/26/2015 | Entertainment


Alvarez wins unanimous decision over Cotto, piece of middleweight title

LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez made a case for himself as boxing's next star Saturday night, landing the bigger punches to take a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto and win a piece of the middleweight title.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Sports


UFC's White to pursue rematch between Holm and Rousey

By producing the remarkable upset of Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm has earned the opportunity to duplicate it.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Sports


Holm knocks out Rousey in 2nd round to win UFC title

MELBOURNE, Australia — Ronda Rousey was the UFC's unstoppable force until Holly Holm used the former champion's aggression against her to produce one of the sport's biggest upsets.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Sports


South Africa boxer dies after being knocked out

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A South African boxer has died after being knocked out in the first round of a bout.The sports ministry said Wednesday that Mzwanele Kompolo died in the hospital in the town of Frere in the Eastern Cape province.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Sports


Mayweather decisions Berto in last fight to remain unbeaten

LAS VEGAS — His career winding down to its final seconds, Floyd Mayweather Jr. took a victory lap around the ring, his fist raised in triumph.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Sports


Final fight? Mayweather announces bout against Berto on Sept. 12

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will return to the ring for the first time since boxing's richest fight ever, facing Andre Berto on Sept. 12 in what he has said will be his final fight.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Sports


UFC's Rousey to star in biopic based on her memoir

NEW YORK — Fresh off her knockout win, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Ronda Rousey is headed to the big screen.

Date: 08/03/2015 | Sports


A fighting spirit

Snohomish mixed martial artist returns to her first love

Date: 08/02/2015 | Sports


Mayweather call Pacquiao a 'coward,' takes back rematch talk

Floyd Mayweather Jr. told Showtime’s Jim Gray in a follow-up interview to his Saturday night victory over Manny Pacquiao that he could not detect during the bout that Pacquiao had suffered a shoulder injury.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Sports


Pacquiao has shoulder surgery four days after fight

Manny Pacquiao underwent surgery on his injured right shoulder Wednesday following his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing's richest fight ever.

Date: 05/06/2015 | Sports


Mayweather's ex-girlfriend sues boxer for defamation

LOS ANGELES — The mother of three of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s children sued the undefeated boxing champion for defamation over his recent comments about her and a 2010 domestic violence attack in Las Vegas.

Date: 05/06/2015 | Sports


Class-action lawsuit filed against Pacquiao, promoter Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao’s attorney said Tuesday he intends to move to dismiss what he describes as a "frivolous" class-action lawsuit filed against the boxer and his primary handlers in Nevada by two Las Vegas residents.

Date: 05/05/2015 | Sports


Pacquiao laments shoulder injury after losing to Mayweather

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao said after his Saturday night loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. that he was hampered by a sore right shoulder that had been injured in training camp and was re-aggravated in the third round.Pacquiao's performance in the 118-110, 116-112, 116-112...

Date: 05/03/2015 | Sports


Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad

NEW YORK — For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies.

Date: 05/03/2015 | Sports


It's unanimous: Mayweather

Mayweather defeats Pacquiao 116-112, 116-112, 118-110

Date: 05/02/2015 | Sports


Mayweather camp bans CNN’s Nichols, ESPN’s Beadle from fight

Hours before Floyd Mayweather’s much-anticipated fight against Manny Pacquiao, his camp informed a pair of reporters who have questioned him about and brought to light his reported history of domestic violence that their credentials were blocked.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Sports


Money the big thing as Mayweather, Pacquiao ready for fight

LAS VEGAS — His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera.

Date: 04/29/2015 | Sports


Jones stripped of UFC title, suspended indefinitely after arrest

Jon Jones has been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely following his arrest in New Mexico on a hit-and-run that police say left a pregnant woman with a broken arm.

Date: 04/29/2015 | Sports


Mayweather vs. Pacquiao packs an incredibly lucrative punch

It is billed as the richest boxing match ever.

Date: 04/25/2015 | Sports


Mayweather, Pacquiao begin countdown to their big fight

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting.

Date: 03/11/2015 | Sports


Rousey destroys Zingano in 14 seconds at UFC 184

LOS ANGELES — Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC’s bantamweight champion.

Date: 02/28/2015 | Sports




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