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How a Near-Death Accident and a Trip to a Greek Monastery Changed Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev admits he always had bad habits, even as an elite athlete. They started before he ever became a boxer, while growing up Russia, where his life was defined by street fights and juvenile delinquency. That didn't change when he turned pro in 2009. The boxer known as Krusher drank and car

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - 2017-11-21 08:00:00

Zolani Tete Scores Fastest Title Fight Knockout In Boxing History

Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty South African bantamweight Zolani Tete has always had serious knockout power. He started his pro career off with seven straight knockouts, and now he holds the all-time record for fastest KO in a major title fight. Tete put the WBO bantamweight belt on the line agains

DEADSPIN - 2017-11-20 17:37:00

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino: 'The UFC knows I'm interested in boxing'

UFC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino says she still plans to box professionally at some point, even in the wake of a newly signed contract with the UFC. Justino (18-1) is scheduled to defend her 145-pound title against Holly Holm at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. It is arguably the hig

ESPN - 2017-11-20 17:53:56

Injured David Haye withdraws from rematch with Tony Bellew

Former heavyweight titleholder David Haye is injured again, forcing him to withdraw from his much-anticipated rematch with Tony Bellew on Monday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told ESPN. David Haye has a long history of postponements and injuries. Here, ESPN looks back at his caree

ESPN - 2017-11-20 16:05:21

Johnny Kilbane fought in the boxing ring and for the people in the senate: PD 175

Date of birth: April 9, 1889 (died in 1957) Birthplace: Cleveland Dates in office/career: Kilbane held the featherweight boxing title from 1912-23 and was a senator in the Ohio state legislature in 1941. He won the Municipal Court clerkship in 1951 and held the position until he died of cancer in 19

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-11-20 18:00:00

Denis Shafikov to face Rene Alvarado on Dec. 9 in Las Vegas

Denis Shafikov has come up short each time he has boxed for a lightweight world title, losing decisions to Miguel Vazquez in 2014, Rances Barthelemy in 2015 and Robert Easter Jr. on June 30. So Shafikov has decided to move down in weight to junior lightweight and will take on Rene Alvarado in a 10-r

ESPN - 2017-11-20 21:39:52

Scorecard: Julian "J Rock" Williams, Carl Frampton win, get back into title contention

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:Saturday at Las Vegas Julian "J Rock" Williams W10 Ishe SmithJunior middleweightScores: 99-91, 98-92, 97-93 Records: Williams (24-1-1, 15 KOs); Smith (29-9, 12 KOs) Rafael's remarks: Since getting stopped in the fifth round ch

ESPN - 2017-11-20 14:27:39

Boxing notebook: Tyson Fury ready to make comeback, challenges Tony Bellew in May

If Tyson Fury's barrage of social media videos are any indication, the former heavyweight champion is back in the gym preparing for a comeback as he looks to shed some of the 350 pounds he has ballooned to while "retired." Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) hasn't fought since his upset 2015 victory over Wladimir

CBS SPORTS - 2017-11-20 17:22:43

Amateur Boxing Chief Resigns

The embattled president of the world amateur boxing federation resigned four months after the group's executive committee overwhelmingly approved a no-confidence motion against him for mismanaging the organization's finances. In a statement, Ching-kuo Wu, who led the International Boxing Association

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-20 18:20:20

IOC board member Wu resigns as president of boxing body AIBA

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - IOC executive board member C. K. Wu has resigned as president of Olympic boxing's governing body AIBA. The International Boxing Association says Wu "decided to step down" and they agreed to end all legal disputes and disciplinary cases between them. Wu was suspended from

USA TODAY - 2017-11-20 11:23:18

Safaris to boxing: How Kristaps Porzingis spent his summer

From safaris to boxing, it was an eclectic summer for Kristaps Porzingis beyond the European Championships. Though LeBron James now knows he can't mess with Enes Kanter and Frank Ntilikina, King James may need to be wary of "The Lion King'' after Porzingis spent his summer increasing his strength, w


Frampton beats Garcia by unanimous decision in front of Canelo

Carl Frampton overcame Horacio Garcia via a unanimous decision as Mexican star Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez watched ringside in Belfast. Frampton, 30, was awarded the win after judges scored Saturday's fight 98-93, 97-93 and 96-93 in favour of the Northern Irishman. However, it was a less-than convincing p


This boxer's crushing punch is officially the fastest KO in World Championship history

If you tuned into the WBO World Bantamweight Championship fight between Zolani Tete and Siboniso Gonya, you certainly got your money's worth - and in a timely fashion, too. It took just 11 seconds for Tete to land the brutal shot to Gonya that earned him the title. It was the fastest knockout in wor


WATCH: Boxer knocks opponent out cold with first punch of the fight in 11 seconds

Zolani Tete is in the record books. You may not know his name, but the bantamweight fighter delivered one of the fastest knockout punches ever in his bout with Siboniso Gonya in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday night. It was the first punch of the fight and took just 11 seconds to drop Gonya i


Frampton earns decision win against late-surging Garcia

Carl Frampton got the pick-me-up he needed, but had a hard night's work in a unanimous points win over Horacio Garcia on Saturday. Northern Ireland's most successful ever boxer has endured what he himself rates as the worst year of his career, but at least 2017 finished on a high after Frampton triu


Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Rematch Will Happen, Oscar De La Hoya Says

Isaac Brekken/Associated Press While nothing is official yet, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya left no doubt he expects a rematch between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin to take place early next year. Speaking to TMZ Sports about the rumored showdown, De La Hoya said Canelo vs.


Milan Melindo, Ryoichi Taguchi set for junior flyweight unification fight on Dec. 31

Junior flyweight title unification fights are rare but one will take place when Milan Melindo and Ryoichi Taguchi, the top two 108-pound boxers in the world, meet on Dec. 31 at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo. Melindo promoter ALA Promotions and Taguchi promoter Watanabe Gym made the announc


Anthony Dirrell wins first fight in Flint since 2011 by technical decision

Flint, MI -- Former super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell, 33, defeated Denis Douglin, 29, by a technical decision in the sixth round of a planned 10-round bout on Friday night. The Nov. 18 event was shortened after Douglin opened a bad cut above Dirrell's left eye. The cut occurred because of


Callum Smith deserves neutral venue for World Boxing Super Series semi, says trainer Joe Gallagher

Trainer Joe Gallagher hopes Callum Smith will not head to Juergen Braehmer's home country for semi-final of World Boxing Super Series Callum Smith should not be forced into an "unfair" trip to Germany for his World Boxing Super Series semi-final against Juergen Braehmer, says trainer Joe Gallagher


Anthony Joshua nails crossbar challenge with Fabio Cannavaro

WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has shown off his football skills alongside Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro, nailing a crossbar challenge from 40 yards. Joshua is on an extended break in Dubai having made a successful title defence over Carlos Takam in Cardiff on Oct. 28. The 28-year-ol