Boxing - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Boxing WBA head calls for rematch of N'Dam-Murata middleweight bout TOKYO (AP) — WBA President Gilberto Mendoza has called for a rematch of Saturday's middleweight title fight between Japanese boxer Ryota Murata and France's interim champion Hassan N'Dam. Two judges saw N'Dam win Saturday's bout 116-112 and 115-113. The third had Murata up 117-110 — the same score Mendoza had. N'Dam was awarded the bout on points. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 08:46:00 GMT 2017-05-21T08:46:00Z Mexican boxer David 'Tornado' Sanchez killed in car crash MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say former boxing champion David "Tornado" Sanchez and his brother have been killed in a car crash in northern Mexico. The World Boxing Association says Sanchez was 25 years old when he died Friday. In an online statement it calls him a "great gladiator who still had a long way ahead." Mexican newspaper El... Fri, 19 May 2017 22:28:00 GMT 2017-05-19T22:28:00Z Crawford says move to 147 is soon, but Diaz at MSG is next NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford has heard the question so many times he anticipates it like an overmatched opponent's punch. So, when will he go searching for a showdown at 147 pounds? "Soon," he said. First, there's still business at 140. The undefeated champion will defend his titles Saturday against Felix Diaz, a ... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:44:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:44:00Z Wait over: Canelo, Triple G eager for September megafight LAS VEGAS (AP) — Minutes after turning what was touted as a big fight into a glorified sparring session, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez invited his next opponent into the ring. About 90 minutes later, Alvarez had already changed into a suit and tie to pose for the first staredown with Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. At long last, Alvarez is ready to giv... Sun, 07 May 2017 19:30:00 GMT 2017-05-07T19:30:00Z Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxing is on a hot streak. Last week, 90,000 fans packed Wembley Stadium in London for a heavyweight thriller. On Saturday, Mexican rivals Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. square off in front of what's expected to be the largest indoor crowd for a bout in Las Vegas. The sport appears to be on the upswing... Fri, 05 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT 2017-05-05T23:00:00Z Political climate adds intensity to Mexican boxing showdown LAS VEGAS (AP) — There's little subtlety in the TV commercial promoting Saturday night's fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The boxers are depicted to be in their native Mexico when they begin running and kicking up desert sand before bursting through a border wall and ending up on the Las Vegas Strip. There'... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:42:00 GMT 2017-05-04T22:42:00Z Rocky's muse: Boxer who inspired Stallone gets his moment BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Chuck Wepner's business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down the champ. For the New Jersey boxer, it gave him brief hope that he could win. For Ali, it led him to start fighting with a vengeance, eventually taking an exhau... Thu, 04 May 2017 17:39:00 GMT 2017-05-04T17:39:00Z Mike Tyson lauds Dubai while promoting boxing gym franchise DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On his first trip to Dubai, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson recalls getting off a plane wearing a traditional Muslim cap and robes, carrying a Quran and expecting to find a society strictly governed by conservative mores. He was in for a surprise. This is "a party place, a place you have a good time at. Thi... Thu, 04 May 2017 13:11:00 GMT 2017-05-04T13:11:00Z Mercurial Chavez Jr. insists he's focused, fit for Alvarez LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was called to the stage Wednesday for the final press conference before a fight that has captivated his native Mexico, his opponent was slumped in a chair and staring at his phone. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. later kept yawning, fueling critics that claim the son of one of the greatest boxers remains unengaged and unmo... Wed, 03 May 2017 23:45:00 GMT 2017-05-03T23:45:00Z Philippine Congress rejects appointee who ordered mines shut MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress rejected Wednesday the appointment of the country's acting environment chief who ordered the closure and suspension of dozens of mines that she says harm the environment and local communities. The rejection of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez was recommended by the Committee on Environment and Natural Res... Wed, 03 May 2017 08:26:00 GMT 2017-05-03T08:26:00Z 10 Things to Know for Monday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHO GETS WHITE HOUSE INVITE Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte receives the offer from President Trump during a weekend phone conversation, says a spokesman for the Philippine leader — despite concerns over Duterte's human right... Mon, 01 May 2017 01:56:00 GMT 2017-05-01T01:56:00Z Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali NEW YORK (AP) — The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment. The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that debuted last year. ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:27:00 GMT 2017-03-28T17:27:00Z Mike Tyson suffers rare loss in noisy Latin America bout NEW YORK (AP) — Over his career, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recorded 50 wins and six losses. But he recently notched another big loss in Latin America — this time as a coach of a bird. Tyson traveled to Suriname as part of the new Fusion TV documentary series "Outpost " and was soundly beaten when he entered a bird in a songbird contest, a cherished local tradition. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:19:00 GMT 2017-03-26T17:19:00Z GGG has options, options, options NEW YORK (AP) — Options, options and more options. All the talk if Gennady Golovkin successfully defended his middleweight titles against Danny Jacobs was centered on GGG finally getting in the ring with Canelo Alvarez. Now, there might be another big-money possibility after Saturday night's close decision win: a rematch with Jacobs. Ac... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-03-19T18:46:00Z GGG outlasts Jacobs in close unanimous decision NEW YORK (AP) — Exhausted beyond anything he'd felt in the ring, Gennady Golovkin could barely lift his collection of title belts. Danny Jacobs thought they should have been in his possession. Golovkin outlasted Jacobs in a superb 12-round defense of his middleweight titles Saturday night. Both fighters are knockout artists, yet this one went the distance — the first time GG... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:09:00 GMT 2017-03-19T06:09:00Z Thai Sor Rungvisai stuns Gonzales for super flyweight title NEW YORK (AP) — Thailand's Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stunned previously unbeaten Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, knocking down the Nicaraguan in the first round, bloodying his face with an unintentional head-butt in the third, then winning a majority decision for the WBC super flyweight championship Saturday night. Even though Sor Rungvisai was docked a point ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:06:00 GMT 2017-03-19T04:06:00Z Knockout artists: Golovkin, Jacobs vie for middleweight belt NEW YORK (AP) — Some believe Saturday night's middleweight unification bout will go the distance. Not many, though. The odds of Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs both standing after 12 rounds aren't good. Golovkin has won 33 of his 36 fights by knockout, including the last 23, dating to 2008. Yep, nearly nine years. The Kazakh owns the ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:58:00 GMT 2017-03-17T15:58:00Z Muhammad Ali's son says he was detained again at airport Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned at a Washington airport before being allowed to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale after meeting with lawmakers to discuss a separate airport detention incident last month, a lawyer for the late heavyweight champion's son said Friday. Ali and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were stopped at the Fort Lauderdale-... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMT 2017-03-11T09:30:00Z Shields hoping to create bright future for women's boxing DETROIT (AP) — In only her second fight as a professional, Claressa Shields is set to make history. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will become the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable when she faces Szilvia Szabados on Friday night on Showtime. After making a name for herself with her Olympic achievements, the 21-year-old Shields is eager to become the t... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-03-10T17:33:00Z Son of former boxing champ tells lawmakers about detention WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali told members of Congress Thursday he believes his recent detention for extended questioning at a Florida airport shows the need for legislation to end racial profiling. Democratic lawmakers asked Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, to speak and answer questions at a foru... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-03-09T21:47:00Z Muhammad Ali's son launching religious freedom campaign Muhammad Ali's son and ex-wife declared a "showdown" over religious freedom against President Donald Trump a month after they were detained by immigration officials in a Florida airport. Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, are headed to Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers to discuss the issue and their experience. They are also calling for an end to... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-03-07T20:48:00Z DNA test shows man not biological father of late boxer Tapia ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A court-ordered DNA test shows a man who has long claimed to be the father of the late boxing champ Johnny Tapia is not his dad after all, in the latest saga involving the troubled boxer after his death. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that a copy of the test results obtained by the newspaper indicates conc... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 05:15:00 GMT 2017-03-05T05:15:00Z Boxing's big night? Unbeatens Thurman, Garcia on network TV NEW YORK (AP) — A combined record of 60-0, with 41 knockouts. A likely full Barclays Center. Network television. Boxing can always use an event that makes folks take notice. And this welterweight unification bout figures to be quite a show Saturday night when WBA champion Keith Thurman fights WBC titleholder Danny Garcia . Both can pun... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:13:00 GMT 2017-03-03T16:13:00Z Pacquiao, Khan announce they will fight on April 23 WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan say they have agreed to terms for a fight on April 23. The boxers' promoters are yet to announce any details. Golden Boy Promotions, Khan's promoter, didn't reply to a request from The Associated Press on Sunday for confirmation. Pacquiao, who came out of retirement to win the... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:01:00 GMT 2017-02-26T15:01:00Z Muhammad Ali's son asked, 'Are you Muslim?' by border agents Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Ali Jr., 44, who confirmed his Muslim faith, was detained about two hours, despite telling officials that he's Ali's ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:47:00 GMT 2017-02-26T13:47:00Z Border agents ask Muhammad Ali's son: 'Are you Muslim?' Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were pu... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:50:00 GMT 2017-02-25T23:50:00Z Columbus showcase to feature Ohio city's notable boxers COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city is celebrating its boxing history with a showcase where fans can meet and greet some of the local legends of the sport. The Feb. 18 event is hosted by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. It will include a boxing showcase comprised of 14 three-minute bouts, a silent auction and appearances by professional and amateur boxers ... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-02-05T14:40:00Z Manny Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23 BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be decided. Promoter Duco Events said Wednesday the location for the fight involving the 38-year-old Pacquiao could be in one of Australia's major cities, possibly Horn's hometown of Brisbane, or the Middle Ea... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:30:00 GMT 2017-01-11T14:30:00Z Schwarzenegger: 'Celebrity Apprentice' his show, not Trump's LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an epic mishmash of politics and celebrity, Donald Trump's elevation from "Celebrity Apprentice" host to president-elect has created an opening for actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to become a reality TV star. To further complicate matters, Trump retains a producing stake in "The New Celebrity Apprentice." But S... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:19:00 GMT 2016-12-29T23:19:00Z Cops: Boxer Paul Spadafora stabbed brother, fought with cops PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora is in jail again, this time for allegedly stabbing his brother during an argument and then fighting with police officers called to intervene, according to a criminal complaint. Spadafora, 41, stabbed his brother in the thigh Wednesday night, then refused to cooperate once officers arrived at... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:02:00 GMT 2016-12-22T14:02:00Z