Boxing

Deontay Wilder stands on the scale during a weigh-in for his WBC heavyweight championship boxing match against Tyson Fury, of England, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 22, 2020 - 11:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (all times local) 9:40 p.m. Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round. Fury, the boxer in the...
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Tyson Fury, of England, attends a weigh-in for his WBC heavyweight championship boxing match against Deontay Wilder, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 21, 2020 - 6:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder made one last appearance Friday before their big heavyweight title fight, weighing in and taunting each other before a raucous crowd at the MGM Grand arena. Wilder weighed 231 pounds, the heaviest of his career, for his 11th title defense. Fury,...
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Ben Krimmel
February 21, 2020 - 2:01 pm
Will the sequel top the original? Can Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II exceed expectations? While offering no guarantee for Saturday night's pay-per-view event between two undefeated fighters, analyst Luke Thomas has high hopes: "There are a lot of probable outcomes where this one is just gonna be...
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Sean Thompson
February 18, 2020 - 10:44 am
If you were to walk up to 10 random people on the street and ask them to name a heavyweight boxer you would probably get predictable answers like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and of course Muhammad Ali. Maybe Lennox Lewis too. None of those fighters who would be named have been an active fighter...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 photo, James "Buster" Douglas, the former world heavyweight champion, works with a student at the Thompson Community Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he teaches youth boxing. In one of the more spectacular upsets in sports history, Douglas defeated Mike Tyson, the reigning world heavyweight champion on Feb. 11, 1990, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
KFH Staff
February 07, 2020 - 10:26 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thirty years after his startling victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is feeling healthy and basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time. “Right now, everything is looking up,” Douglas said in a recent Associated Press interview, noting he...
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Danny Garcia punches Ukraine's Ivan Redkach during the second round of a welterweight boxing match Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in New York. Fulton won the fight. Hurd won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 26, 2020 - 12:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Garcia needed to learn about himself. Nine months between fights can create some questions. After 12 rounds Saturday night, he proved to everyone he's the same as he ever was. Garcia overcame a bite on his left shoulder and earned a 12-round unanimous decision over a...
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File-This Aug. 4, 2017, file photo shows Kanoa Igarashi, of Huntington Beach, Calif., surfing in his heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. His father grew up surfing in Japan before moving to Huntington Beach, to be in the heart of surf country. The 22-year-old Igarashi has dual citizenship and elected to compete for Japan where's already a household name and been featured in a reality TV show. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). The names of Raboutou, Igarashi and Olsen may not ring a bell now. That could change in a few months when their sports...
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CORRECTS SURNAME OF REFEREE TO REISS, INSTEAD OF WEISS - Gervonta Davis, left, heads to the corner as Yuriorkis Gamboa, right, looks up at referee Jack Reiss during the WBA secondary lightweight title boxing bout early Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Atlanta. Davis won when the fight was stopped in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)
December 29, 2019 - 1:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn't go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down. “I wasn't pressed for the knockout,” Davis said. “Once I seen I was hurting him and he wasn't getting out of there, I just had to touch him up and win...
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Wires go to microphones above a logo of the Russian Olympic Committee during President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov's news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 11, 2019 - 7:48 am
Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Umar Kremlev said he has spoken with the Olympic boxing team and...
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Britain's Anthony Joshua celebrates after beating Andy Ruiz Jr. to win their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 08, 2019 - 4:30 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua is set for a London homecoming to start his second reign as world heavyweight champion, with his next fight likely to take place at the recently built stadium of Premier League soccer club Tottenham. Joshua reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles early...
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