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'Hardest hitter in the world' destroys foe with chilling KO

Rising British heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois recorded his fifth consecutive knockout since beginning his career just five months ago - and this one was the nastiest of the lot. Paramedics rushed to the ring to tend to his opponent, AJ Carter, who was knocked down three times inside 48 seconds,

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 15:27:21

'Rocky before Rocky': No fighter fiercer than Jake LaMotta

LaMotta, the longest-living boxing champion, died on Tuesday in a Miami-area nursing home at age 95 from pneumonia, taking life the distance and earning a unanimous victory. He held the middleweight title from 1949-51, highlighting a 13-year boxing career that began in 1941. His six fights with the

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 00:38:48

One of world's top boxers retires out of nowhere

OAKLAND, Calif. - Light heavyweight champion Andre Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight. The 33-year-old Ward released a statement on his website Thursday titled "Mission Accomplished." He says his body now cannot withstand the "rigors o

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 15:53:06

Andre Ward: We asked fighters, trainers and pundits what made Andre Ward stand out

Andre Ward was one of the world's pound-for-pound best before shocking the sport by calling it a day. So what will fighters, trainers, pundits - and LeBron James - remember him for? It is a shame. For years he was quoted as one of the best out there but we just didn't see enough of him. Through inju

SKYSPORTS - 2017-09-21 18:10:00

Canelo Alvarez skips holiday to help Mexico earthquake victims

Hoy interrumpimos las actividades de los voluntarios incansables del DIF para llevar nuestro granito de arena. Aunque ya hayamos aportado an hay mucho por hacer. Es admirable la labor de todas estas personas, sigamos ayudando con lo que podamos. Apyense en los centros de acopio de su estado y permit

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-22 14:58:49

Sergey Kovalev Implies Andre Ward Retired Because of Him

Sergey Kovalev implied during an interview with TMZ Sports that Andre Ward retired because he didn't want to face him a third time. Kovalev, who laughed through much of the exchange, noted that he previously predicted he would end Ward's career before pointing out that Ward retired after the two me

BLEACHER REPORT - 2017-09-21 19:28:14

Andre Ward retires: Oakland's undefeated boxing champ says "Mission Accomplished"

Oakland's Andre Ward completed his mission, evidently. The light heavyweight champion, citing the physical demands of boxing, stunningly announced his retirement Thursday at 33. "Mission Accomplished," was the line above a two-paragraph statement on his website. "I want to be clear - I am leaving be

SFGATE - 2017-09-21 18:54:00

Andre Ward retires from boxing with one last laugh on bitter rival

Andre Ward upstaged his longtime rival Sergey Kovalev one last time. Kovalev, the former light heavyweight champion from Russia, was in Manhattan on Thursday to announce his non-title fight against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, slated for Nov. 25 in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. But Kovalev was up

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-22 03:09:24

Vote: Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?

Andre Ward stunned the boxing world on Thursday by announcing his retirement from the sport while at the top of his game. Ward, who was 32-0 and coming off consecutive wins over Sergey Kovalev, was rated as the top-rated boxer, pound-for-pound, by ESPN and many other outlets. With Floyd Mayweather a

ESPN - 2017-09-21 18:14:49

Linares vs Campbell: Kevin Mitchell looks back on his brutal battle with Jorge Linares in 2015

Ahead of Luke Campbell's WBA title fight with Jorge Linares, we asked Kevin Mitchell to look back on his brutal battle with the three-weight world champion. Campbell will attempt to add a world title to his 2012 Olympic gold medal when he challenges WBA lightweight champion Linares in the early hou

SKYSPORTS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Jake LaMotta Was More Than Just a 'Raging Bull'

When a champion dies, a wave of nostalgia for his era rolls over the culture. It's like "rocket summer," the wash of snow-melting heat that passes over a wintry Ohio town when spaceships lift off in Ray Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles." The more famous the champion, the more potent the wave. The pass

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-21 15:14:37

Gabriel Rosado, Glen Tapia to slug it out on Oct. 19 ESPN card

Middleweights Gabriel Rosado and Glen Tapia, fighters who are on the downside of their careers but who come to the ring to brawl, will square off in the 10-round main event of the "Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN" card on Oct. 19, Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday. The card, which will take place a

ESPN - 2017-09-22 07:00:29

Jake LaMotta and the Art of Taking a Punch

Ad Francis' face was misshapen from having absorbed too many blows in the boxing ring but, he proudly said, "I could take it." "They all bust their hands on me," he said. "They couldn't hurt me." Ad Francis wasn't real. Or maybe he was. He was the title character in "The Battler," a 1925 Hemingway s

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-22 07:21:26

Unbeaten light heavyweight champ Andre Ward retires from boxing at peak of his career

Andre Ward, the undefeated and unified light heavyweight champion and consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world, stunned the sport Thursday by announcing his retirement while still at the peak of his career. Ward, 33, is coming off one of his greatest victories, an eighth-round technical kn

USA TODAY - 2017-09-21 18:55:38

Back Stories: Getting To Know The Real Muhammad Ali

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - In today's Back Story, former WCBS anchor and reporter Gary Maurer remembers meeting boxing legend Muhammad Ali. "The real Ali was that humble, soft spoken, thoughtful person that very few people got to see. And I was lucky enough to see that," Maurer says. Find more 50th anniv

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-22 07:01:00

Showtime gets Joshua-Pulev rights after matching bid from HBO

Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua's mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for Oct. 28 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, will be televised live on Showtime in the United States, the network announced Thursday. However, to keep Joshua on Showtime for his fourth

ESPN - 2017-09-21 23:51:20

Oscar Valdez returns to Arizona to fight in front of family as a world titlist

To featherweight world titleholder Oscar Valdez, Tucson, Arizona is a second home. He was born about a half hour away, just over the border, in Nogales, Mexico, to an American mother and Mexican father, and spent a good chunk of his childhood growing up in Tucson. He lived there from ages 4 to 9 and

ESPN - 2017-09-21 13:54:19

Boxer Anthony Dirrell disputes rumor of fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

FLINT, MI - Plenty of rumors are circling within the boxing community involving a potential showdown between former champions Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Chavez announced the match via Twitter then BoxRec.com listed it for Nov. 11 at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, but Dirrell co

MLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 12:38:58

Linares vs Campbell: Luke Campbell not concerned by 'underdog' status

Luke Campbell is unfazed by his underdog status ahead of challenging three-weight world champion Jorge Linares this weekend. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist travels to Los Angeles to challenge WBA lightweight title-holder Linares at The Forum, live on Sky Sports Main Event. Tale of the Tape - Jorg

SKYSPORTS - 2017-09-20 11:50:00

Anthony Joshua steps up Kubrat Pulev preparation with footwork routine

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has showcased some smooth musical footwork in his latest training video. The 27-year old is in camp for the defence of his WBA, IBF and IBO world titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on S

SKYSPORTS - 2017-09-20 10:30:00