Boxer Frampton fighting to help religious integration in Northern Ireland

January 17, 2019

Northern Ireland's former two-weight world boxing champion Carl Frampton grew up as a boy watching the riots that flared up between Protestants and Catholics in Belfast, but now he is banging the drum for both communities to come together. The 31-year-old — the only Northern Irish boxer to hold
Boxer Frampton fighting to help religious integration in Northern Ireland

Pacquiao ready for Broner in Las Vegas return

Manny Pacquiao is aiming to offer fresh evidence that life begins at 40 when the Filipino veteran takes on Adrien Broner on Saturday in his first fight in Las Vegas for more than two years. Pacquiao, who celebrated his 40th birthday last month with a lavish birthday party in the Philippines, defends
Pacquiao ready for Broner in Las Vegas return

Alvarez, Jacobs ink unification bout for May 4

Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Danny Jacobs will put their world middleweight titles on the line in a May 4 unification bout, the fighters confirmed on Thursday. Alvarez, who defeated Gennady Golovkin in a rematch last September, is the reigning WBC and WBA middleweight champion.
Alvarez, Jacobs ink unification bout for May 4

Boxing: Alvarez to face Jacobs in May 4 middleweight unification bout

Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and fellow middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs will meet in a May 4 unification bout, Golden Boy Promotions and streaming service DAZN announced on Thursday. For World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association champion Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs), the fight will
Boxing: Alvarez to face Jacobs in May 4 middleweight unification bout

Andrade set for first defense of middleweight title at MSG

Demetrius Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division's biggest names. Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs are the headliners at 160 pounds, and while one or more of them could someday be in Andrade's
Andrade set for first defense of middleweight title at MSG

Muhammad Ali's name to go on airport in Kentucky hometown

January 16, 2019

Muhammad Ali's Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority's board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Ali would have turned 77 Thursday.
Muhammad Ali's name to go on airport in Kentucky hometown

Boxing series set to return to Philadelphia

Yo Adrian, boxing is set to return to Philadelphia. Live Nation announced Wednesday a series of boxing matches set to run at the restored Metropolitan Opera House. The nine-bout card features a light heavyweight bout, two lightweight bouts, two super featherweight bouts, a bantamweight bout, two super
Boxing series set to return to Philadelphia

Boxing: WBC orders Wilder vs Fury rematch

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Britain's Tyson Fury must agree to terms on a rematch by Feb. 5 or else it will be put to a purse bid with a 60-40 split in Wilder's favor, the sanctioning body said on Wednesday. If the situation goes to a purse bid, any promoter can bid to host the
Boxing: WBC orders Wilder vs Fury rematch

Roach's return has PacMan in peak form

Ahead of Saturday's fight against Adrien Broner, Manny Pacquiao reunited with his longtime trainer Freddie Roach after a two-year split. Pacquiao is better for it.
Roach's return has PacMan in peak form

Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in LA

January 15, 2019

Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the first bite. A helper set a few pieces of chicken in front of Pacquiao and a small plate of dried fish to go with the
Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in LA