Men's boxing - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Men's 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Hopkins ready for final fight in championship career PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernard Hopkins hobbled into the gym before a sparring session using a cane to aid his small steps. He scrapped his usual stylish Prada glasses for a cheap pair old fogeys might wear and a fake gray beard that sprouted several inches past his chin. Hopkins chuckled as he wagged his cane toward amused onlookers. Long a contender in the ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:17:00 GMT 2016-12-15T20:17:00Z Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of brazenly stealing a work of art from the Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky has been arrested in Pennsylvania, but the artwork — a print of a LeRoy Neiman painting showing Ali in a classic boxing pose — has not been recovered, authorities said Thursday. Gerald Garrett, 58, was arrested by U.S. marshals at his home in P... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:33:00 GMT 2016-12-08T17:33:00Z