Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

Entertainment 05/22/19, 23:22

A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday to guests visiting the Presley-themed ...

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

Sports 05/22/19, 11:23

Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.The International Olympic Committee said its executive board on Wednesday proposed suspending AIBA — a move ...

Thurman promises to end Pacquiao’s legendary career

Sports 05/21/19, 14:32

Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct.Then the undefeated welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines.That could happen, too. For once, Pacquiao is the underdog in the July 20 fight in Las ...

Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

Sports 05/18/19, 11:46

The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president.For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit down with the three-member investigation panel. It will wrap a ...

No Fury, no Joshua, but Wilder fired up to fight Breazeale

Sports 05/17/19, 10:54

Whatever disappointment Deontay Wilder may have had in not fighting Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury next is gone.Now the heavyweight champion can't wait to get in the ring with Dominic Breazeale."It's going to be an amazing night for me and a sad night for him," Wilder said.FILE - In this ...

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

Sports 05/16/19, 08:11

The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign.Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International Boxing Association's executive committee meets on Saturday, four days before the International Olympic Committee board ...

Column: Heavyweights step up, just not against each other

Sports 05/14/19, 14:58

Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So will his countryman, Anthony Joshua, who will venture across the pond to make his Garden debut.And then there's Deontay Wilder, ...

Boxing chief criticizes IOC comments on Olympic competition

Sports 05/08/19, 02:20

The head of the international boxing federation has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach's comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport's federation can't get its affairs in order.Bach said last weekend that the IOC wants the sport at next year's Tokyo Games and is ...

Big contract in hand, Canelo Alvarez looks for a big win

Sports 05/03/19, 14:30

Canelo Alvarez owns both big Mexican holiday weekends in this gambling town, along with a contract that could make him one of the richest athletes in the world.He'll own everything at 160 pounds, too, if he can get past Daniel Jacobs in an intriguing middleweight title unification fight Saturday night.Just ...

Column: After beating cancer, fight isn’t too big for Jacobs

Sports 05/01/19, 14:54

The moment won't be too big for Daniel Jacobs, of that he's certain.Not after going toe-to-toe with the fearsome Gennady Golovkin before dropping a narrow decision. Not after beating cancer that doctors were sure would end his career, if not his life.Canelo Alvarez will be just another obstacle in front ...

Ruiz Jr. replaces Miller as opponent for Anthony Joshua

Sports 05/01/19, 10:58

Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to become Mexico's first heavyweight champion after replacing Jarrell Miller as the opponent for unbeaten WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua.Miller was withdrawn from the June 1 fight at Madison Square Garden after doping violations.The 29-year-old Ruiz Jr., who is based in California, gets ...

Readying for his return, Golovkin seeks path back to Alvarez

New York 04/22/19, 19:09

The giant banner behind him revealed not only a new nickname, but a new reality in boxing for Gennady Golovkin."The return of the people's champion," it read, touting Golovkin's June 8 match at Madison Square Garden that will be his first fight since dropping his rematch against Canelo Alvarez.Golovkin came ...

Crawford wins by TKO when Khan doesn’t go on after low blow

Sports 04/21/19, 00:12

Terence Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Amir Khan wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round.Crawford threw a left hand that hit Khan on his right hip and Khan retreated toward his corner in pain. After taking ...

Crawford defends vs Khan, seeks win first and respect after

Sports 04/18/19, 19:48

Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford.He will dominate a fight so completely that it's hard to find minutes, forget about entire rounds, that he didn't win. Yet afterward, rather than earning him praise for his package of power and precision, what follows is criticism of the beaten opponent."When you've got undefeated ...

Lomachenko stops Crolla in 4th, defends lightweight belts

Sports 04/13/19, 00:10

Vasyl Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO lightweight belts on Friday night with a violent fourth-round stoppage of Britain's Anthony Crolla.Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) brutalized the mandatory challenger for his WBA belt throughout their fight, nearly ending it late in the third round when the Ukrainian star knocked Crolla into ...

Boxing’s new leader steps into fight to keep Olympic status

Sports 04/12/19, 15:57

With as few as six weeks left to save boxing's place at the 2020 Olympics, the governing body's new interim president is now in the IOC's home city for the final rounds of lobbying.A long-time ringside doctor, Mohamed Moustahsane stepped into the arena last month as the International Boxing Association's ...

Shields wants to lift women’s boxing into mainstream

Sports 04/12/19, 12:58

Claressa Shields won Olympic gold in 2012 in London and returned home with only a minimal bump in fame."I'd tell people I won the gold medal and they'd say, 'Yeah, right,'" she said with a laugh.So what's an unrecognized champ to do? Shields would just challenge people to Google her ...

Fire damages Texas home where boxing legend Johnson lived

U.S. 04/06/19, 18:05

A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire. The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wisko told The Galveston County Daily News that the building was in the process of being renovated. ...

Claressa Shields trains for Showtime fight in Atlantic City

Sports 04/05/19, 02:07

Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer mostly feinted trash talking, using a few long glares and verbal jabs ahead of their showdown.They're the headline event for the undisputed middleweight championship on Showtime on April 13 in Atlantic City."Guys are disrespectful to each other, talking about people's mamas," Shields said at her ...

Russian makes $16M offer to help keep boxing in Olympics

Sports 03/28/19, 09:14

A Russian official has offered to clear the International Boxing Association's $16 million debt if the IOC keeps the sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Umar Kremlev, an AIBA executive committee member, made the offer in a letter to senior IOC officials overseeing an investigation into the embattled Lausanne-based boxing body.The ...

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