AIBA 'anxious' over Olympic qualifying amid IOC probe

December 12, 2018

The AIBA said on Wednesday that it had been left in the dark by the IOC following the launch of a probe into amateur boxing's troubled governing body that has put qualifying for the sport's 2020 Olympic event on hold. Late last month the International Olympic Committee froze preparations for
AIBA 'anxious' over Olympic qualifying amid IOC probe

Mexico's haunted MSG history awaits Canelo

December 11, 2018

When Canelo Alvarez enters the Madison Square Garden ring on Saturday, he'll write his chapter in the folklore of Mexican fighters there.
Mexico's haunted MSG history awaits Canelo

Rumble in the Outback: Aussie boxing troupe keeps on swinging

December 10, 2018

When Fred Brophy bangs a drum on the floodlit stage outside his boxing tent, the large crowd gathered in front of him falls silent in rapt attention. Brophy runs a boxing troupe — the last in Australia and one of the few left worldwide — travelling to outback towns where someone's always up for
Rumble in the Outback: Aussie boxing troupe keeps on swinging

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

December 9, 2018

Patricio Manuel made boxing history on Saturday night, becoming the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. Manuel, 34, beat Hugo Aguilar by unanimous decision in Indio, Calif., on a Golden Boy Boxing fight card. Afterward, as he heard some detractors in the audience, Manuel
Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts

Vasiliy Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza on Saturday. Ukraine's Lomachenko, a three-weight world champion who had never before unified two titles in the same class, knocked
Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts

Lomachenko wins unanimous decision for 2nd lightweight belt

Vasiliy Lomachenko picked up his second lightweight title Saturday night, wearing down Jose Pedraza and winning a unanimous decision. Lomachenko (12-1) knocked down Pedraza twice in the 11th round and though he couldn't finish him, won easily to add the WBO title to the WBA belt he picked up in
Lomachenko wins unanimous decision for 2nd lightweight belt

Transgender boxer Pat Manuel makes history with pro win

Transgender boxer Patricio Manuel made history Saturday with a unanimous decision victory over Mexican super-featherweight Hugo Aguilar in Indio, California. Manuel, 33, became the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. It was worth everything I went through to get to
Transgender boxer Pat Manuel makes history with pro win

Braekhus, Shields win decisions on HBO's last boxing show

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cecilia Braekhus defended her welterweight titles with a dominant unanimous decision over Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes on Saturday night in the final fight of the last HBO boxing telecast.
Braekhus, Shields win decisions on HBO's last boxing show

WBC green lights Wilder-Fury 'direct rematch'

December 7, 2018

The World Boxing Council gave the go-ahead Friday for a "direct rematch" between their heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, who battled to a draw in Los Angeles last Saturday. "Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long
WBC green lights Wilder-Fury 'direct rematch'

Boxing: WBC sanctions direct rematch between Wilder and Fury

The World Boxing Council has given its approval for a "direct rematch" between its heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of the United States and Britain's Tyson Fury, who fought to a draw in Los Angeles last weekend. "Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight
Boxing: WBC sanctions direct rematch between Wilder and Fury