Wilder-Fury rematch set for Feb. 22 in Las Vegas

August 17, 2019

Tyson Fury announced the date and venue for a rematch with Deontay Wilder, but the deal is contingent on both fighters winning their upcoming bouts.
Wilder-Fury rematch set for Feb. 22 in Las Vegas

Boxing-Two-times welterweight world champion Napoles dead at 79

August 16, 2019

Two-times welterweight world champion Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles died on Friday in Mexico City aged 79, the World Boxing Council announced on its website. Cuba-born Napoles forged a Hall of Fame career, with a record of 81-7, including 54 knockouts. Napoles' final bout was a losing one
Boxing-Two-times welterweight world champion Napoles dead at 79

Boxing great "Mantequilla" Napoles dies at 79

Jose ''Mantequilla'' Napoles, the Hall of Famer Mexican boxer who was a two-time welterweight world champion, has died. The World Boxing Council said Friday that Napoles died in his home in Mexico City ''with his children and grandchildren at his bedside''. Napoles,
Boxing great "Mantequilla" Napoles dies at 79

Joshua could learn a few things from Lewis

August 15, 2019

Anthony Joshua’s comments toward Lennox Lewis are out of character and totally out of line. He owes Lewis an apology, and then he should seek Lewis' counsel.
Joshua could learn a few things from Lewis

Boxing-Ruiz wants Joshua rematch in New York, Hearn warns of legal action

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. has said he would like his title rematch with Anthony Joshua in December to be in New York instead of Saudi Arabia as announced. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn, who said this week that both parties had signed up to the fight in Diriyah, near Riyadh, raised
Boxing-Ruiz wants Joshua rematch in New York, Hearn warns of legal action

Column: Boxing pays price chasing dollars in Saudi Arabia

August 13, 2019

Unfortunately, Hearn just doesn't seem to get it when asked why – outside of the obvious answer of money – Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. will find themselves fighting their heavyweight title rematch on Dec. 7 in, of all places, Saudi Arabia. Selling out to the highest bidder sometimes comes with
Column: Boxing pays price chasing dollars in Saudi Arabia

Saudi rights no concern for Anthony Joshua's fight promoter

August 12, 2019

Putting profits ahead of politics, the promoter of heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua is dismissing concerns over the decision to contest a championship fight in Saudi Arabia. The human rights organization Amnesty International contends Joshua will be part of ''sportswashing'' – the Saudi
Saudi rights no concern for Anthony Joshua's fight promoter

Should Ruiz be happy rematch isn't in the U.K.? 

Andy Ruiz Jr. took it as a win that he won't have to fight Anthony Joshua in England. But make no mistake, the venue in Saudi Arabia is still a home game for Joshua.
Should Ruiz be happy rematch isn't in the U.K.? 

Boxing-Joshua promoter defends Saudi fight as game changer for boxing

Anthony Joshua's promoter has defended a decision to stage the Briton's heavyweight title rematch with Mexican-American world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia and said it could change boxing forever. Eddie Hearn told a news conference on Monday that Joshua and his opponent had signed up
Boxing-Joshua promoter defends Saudi fight as game changer for boxing