At 41, Klitschko belatedly finds acclaim in defeat

By Ian Chadband LONDON, Apr 30 : It never happened in the decade when the prosaic nature of his heavyweight domination quite underwhelmed boxing but, at the age of 41, Wladimir Klitschko belatedly earned proper appreciation for his greatness. How ironic, though, that it had to come in defeat. The veteran Ukrainian warrior came agonisingly […]

Joshua set to go global after thrilling Klitschko triumph

By Ian Chadband LONDON, Apr 30 : Anthony Joshua was hailed as “the biggest star in British sport and the biggest star in world boxing” after his exhilarating world heavyweight title triumph over Wladimir Klitschko sky-rocketed him into the global sporting elite. After the Briton’s 11th round stoppage of Ukraine’s rejuvenated former champion at Wembley […]

Joshua wins world titles with 11th-round stoppage of Klitschko

By Ian Chadband LONDON, Apr 30 : Anthony Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing annals by stopping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. Yesterday,the unbeaten home favourite earned a sensational victory by […]

Mexican fireworks expected in Alvarez-Chavez Vegas brawl

By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Feb 22 : Mexican pride will be at stake when two-time world champion Canelo Alvarez battles former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Alvarez brings a 48-1-1 record with 34 knockouts into the May 6 clash while Chavez, son of the legendary […]

Boxer Wilder beats Povetkin in US trial over canceled fight

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Feb 14 : Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has won a fight with Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin – not in the ring, but in the courthouse – in a trial over a title bout that was called off after the Russian tested positive for a banned substance. After less than […]

Olympics-Boxing-Uzbek Gaibnazarov wins men’s light-welter gold

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 : Uzbekistan’s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov won the Olympic light-welterweight gold by beating Azerbaijan’s Cuban-born Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo on a 2-1 split decision today. The gold was Uzbekistan’s second of the afternoon and third of the boxing tournament. Russia’s Vitaly Dunaytsev and Germany’s Artem Harutyunyan won the bronze medals. […]