Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Boxing

Chael Sonnen, left, trades blows with Wanderlei Silva, of Brazil, during a mixed martial arts bout at Bellator 180 early Saturday, June 25, 2017, in New York.

BY DAN GELSTON NEW YORK (AP) — Chael Sonnen took out one MMA legend, called out another, then unloaded his misery about fighting at Madison Square Garden. “I hate New ...
Andre Ward, left, hits Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas.

BY TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andre Ward vowed he would leave no doubt this time around. He didn’t, turning the tables on a big puncher and stopping Sergey ...
In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in New York.

SINGAPORE (AP) — Conor McGregor’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow, among other things. McGregor’s camp doesn’t ...
Max Holloway, top, of the United States, fights Jose Aldo, of Brazil, during their UFC featherweight mixed martial arts bout in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Sunday, June 4, 2017.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Max Holloway claimed the undisputed UFC featherweight title on Saturday night, stopping long-reigning champion Jose Aldo in the third round of an impressive upset victory. ...
In this Nov. 22, 1965, file photo, challenger Floyd Paterson, left, delivers a left hook to the chin of champion Muhammad Ali during the second round of their heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas.

BY TIM DAHLBERG Among the questions Jonathan Eig wanted to answer in his upcoming biography of Muhammad Ali was this: How many punches did Ali take during a career that ...
French champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, left, gets a right from Japanese challenger Ryota Murata in the 12th round of their WBA middleweight boxing world title match in Tokyo, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

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 ...
In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor gestures toward fans while working out at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White ...
In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Stipe Miocic speaks during a post fight press conference after his knockout win over Alistair Overeem, from the Netherlands, in a heavyweight title bout at UFC 203, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

DALLAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic prefers trying to avoid any extended talk about the possibility of matching some UFC heavyweight history, much like sidestepping a jab aimed for his jaw. ...
Canelo Alvarez, right, of Mexico, hits Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., of Mexico, during their catch weight boxing match, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY MIKE CRANSTON LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dominated a grudge match against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision in a fight that ...

BY TIM DAHLBERG LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua wasn’t wrong when he raised his hands in victory after knocking Wladimir Klitschko down in the fifth round of what looked like ...
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