Boxing

  • Boxing: Pacquiao wins lopsided decision with Mayweather watching LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped by to see an old foe, and Manny Pacquiao tried his best to give him a show. With Mayweather watching intently from a ringside seat, Pacquiao dropped Jessie Vargas in the second round and bloodied his face Saturday night on his way to a lopsided decision that gave ...
  • Boxing: Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title, stopping Arreola BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Despite fighting mostly one-armed for half the fight, Deontay Wilder remained in control in the ring before quickly heading to the hospital. Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title with a technical knockout when Chris Arreola’s corner stopped the fight after the eighth round Saturday night at Legacy Arena. Arreola’s left eye appeared swollen ...
  • Boxing: Laila Ali, Jaime Foxx pay tribute to Muhammad Ali (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    Laila Ali paid tribute to her late father, sports icon Muhammad Ali, during the BET Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Ali, a retired boxer herself, started to choke up as she spoke about her father’s legacy and the outpouring of support since his death at the ...
  • Boxing Roundup: Thurman outpoints Porter to defend WBA welterweight belt NEW YORK (AP) — The last time CBS telecast a fight in prime time, Muhammad Ali was in the ring — 38 years ago. Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter did their best to ensure the wait won’t be anywhere near so long for the next such boxing telecast. Thurman defended his WBA welterweight title Saturday night with ...
  • ‘Ali! Ali!’: The Greatest is laid to rest in his hometown LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself — serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny. Ali made one final journey through the city he adored via a fist-pumping funeral procession through the streets of ...
  • IN THEIR WORDS: Reflections as Muhammad Ali laid to rest (PhatzRadio Sport / AP)    —-    As Muhammad Ali is laid to rest with a public funeral and private burial, some of the world’s most famous faces reflect on a man known simply as “The Greatest.” Ali is to be buried Friday after a procession in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. ___ “I feel like Louisville KY is now ...
  • Ali scripted funeral plans in exacting detail in ‘The Book’ LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali and his innermost circle started a document years ago that grew so thick they began calling it “The Book.” Its contents will soon be revealed. In the pages, the boxing great planned in exacting detail how he wished to say goodbye to the world. “The message that we’ll be sending out is ...
  • Going Home: Ali’s hometown joins together in prayer and celebration LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s younger brother wept, swayed to hymns and hugged anyone he could reach. He raised his hands to the sky, eyes closed, surrounded by congregants at the church where their father once worshipped. Rahaman Ali took center stage at the two-hour service at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, sitting in a ...
  • Goodbye to The Greatest: Even weak, Ali had imposing stature (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-   It was 1980 and Muhammad Ali had no business being in the ring against a younger and stronger Larry Holmes, no matter how much his entourage kept telling him how good he looked in training. And he did look good. He had lost nearly 40 pounds to get his body to ...
  • Breaking News: Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)     —    He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. He was The Greatest. Muhammad Ali died ...
  • Breaking News: Muhammad Ali Reportedly Placed On Life Support (PhatzRadio Sports / Radar Online)    —    Things seem to be getting worst on Muhammad Ali’s health after being hospitalized yesterday. According to Radar Online, the boxer has been placed on life support and the family has been called to be by his side. The children of the sporting icon have rushed to be at his bedside as ...
  • Boxing: Muhammad Ali hospitalized in Phoenix area (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   Boxing great Muhammad Ali is hospitalized in the Phoenix area with what two people familiar with his condition say may be more serious problems than his previous hospital stays. The people told The Associated Press on Thursday that Ali is fighting respiratory issues that are complicated by the Parkinson’s that he ...
  • Boxing: Lucas Browne stripped of WBA heavyweight title, suspended SYDNEY (AP) — The World Boxing Association has stripped Australian Lucas Browne of his heavyweight title and suspended him for six months after his B sample on a doping test also returned a positive finding. Browne became Australia’s first world heavyweight champion when he stopped Ruslan Chagaev of Uzbekistan in a 10th-round technical knockout on March ...
  • Boxing: Crolla stops Barroso in successful defense of WBA title MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Anthony Crolla made a successful first defense of his WBA lightweight title, stopping Ismael Barroso in the seventh round Saturday night. The Manchester-born fighter threw a punishing body shot that crumpled the Venezuelan challenger to his knees. “This is my house and no one comes into it and takes what I’ve got,” Crolla ...
  • Boxing: Errol Spence Jr. stops Chris Algieri in 5th round NEW YORK (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. did something Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan failed to do against Chris Algieri. Spence capped a dominating performance by stopping Algieri with 48 seconds remaining in the fifth round in a welterweight fight Saturday night at Barclays Center in the main event of the Premier Boxing Champions card. Spence (20-0) ...
  • Boxing: Manny Pacquiao unanimously outpoints Timothy Bradley LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao may not be ready for retirement just quite yet. Pacquiao returned from the biggest loss of his career with a bang Saturday night, knocking down Timothy Bradley twice on his way to a unanimous 12-round decision in their welterweight showdown. Pacquiao shook off the ring rust from a layoff of nearly ...
  • Boxing: Broner stops Theophane in 9th, leaving WBA belt vacant WASHINGTON (AP) — Adrien Broner spent much of the time before his latest fight trading verbal barbs with Floyd Mayweather. Broner challenged Mayweather after defeating Ashley Theophane in a ninth-round technical knockout on Friday night. “Somebody that I look up to, someone that I admire took the chance to do an interview and talk bad about me,” ...
  • Boxing: Ward gets easy win over Barrera in light heavyweight debut OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Andre Ward lost a point for a low blow in the eighth and later drew a warning for an accidental head butt. Not even that was enough to slow the former Olympic gold medalist’s march toward a possible tight fight in his new division. Ward unanimously outpointed Sullivan Barrera in his light heavyweight ...
  • Boxing: Crawford stops Lundy to retain WBO title NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence Crawford stood on the second rope, mouth open and tongue sticking out for the entire world to see. Simply, it was the picture of a man enjoying his success. “It’s real satisfying,” Crawford said after stopping Henry Lundy 2 minutes, 9 seconds into the fifth round to retain his WBO World Championship ...
  • Boxing: Wilder retains WBC heavyweight crown with KO of Szpilka NEW YORK (AP) — One fight over, Deontay Wilder nearly landed in another scrum with a furious heavyweight party crasher. With Tyson Fury plotting a post-fight melee from ringside, Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight championship with a violent knockout of Artur Szpilka in the ninth round Saturday night at the Barclays Center. “I’m a dangerous fighter,” Wilder ...
  • Boxing: WBA middleweight champ Jacobs stops Quillin in 1st round NEW YORK (AP) — WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs stopped previously undefeated challenger Peter Quillin at 1:25 of the first round in an all-Brooklyn bout Saturday night at Barclays Center. Jacobs improved to 31-1 with his 28th knockout. Jacobs landed a straight right to Quillin’s temple a minute into the fight and followed with a flurry of ...
  • Boxing: Wilder stops Duhaupas in 11th to defend heavyweight title BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder kept landing punches, and Johann Duhaupas kept standing there. Wilder dominated his WBC heavyweight title defense against Duhaupas on Saturday night, landing 326 punches to only 98 by Duhaupas. But it took a flurry of nine consecutive head shots early in the 11th round before the referee stopped the fight, ...
  • Boxing: WBC heavyweight champ Wilder set to meet Frenchman Duhaupas BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder brought heavyweight boxing to his home state and now he’s helping take it to primetime. The unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion’s grander ambition beyond Saturday night’s title defense against Frenchman Johann Duhaupas is to lift the once-pre-eminent division back to prominence. He’s hoping this is a step in that direction. “It’s an ...
  • Boxing: Mayweather decisions Berto in last fight to remain unbeaten LAS VEGAS (AP) — His career winding down to its final seconds, Floyd Mayweather Jr. took a victory lap around the ring, his fist raised in triumph. After 19 years of perfection in the ring, he deserved one final bow. Mayweather capped a remarkable career with a typical Mayweather fight Saturday night, using his defensive wizardry to ...
  • Boxing: Leo Santa Cruz beats Abner Mares by majority decision LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his hometown crowd going crazy and Abner Mares charging right at him from the opening bell, Leo Santa Cruz really wanted to brawl. Santa Cruz survived and thrived when he returned to the skill that made him the unofficial king of L.A. boxing. Santa Cruz beat Mares by majority decision Saturday night, ...
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