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. […]

Olympics-Boxing-Uzbekistan’s Zoirov wins men’s flyweight gold

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 : Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov won the men’s Olympic flyweight boxing gold medal today with a unanimous points victory over Russia’s two times world champion and 2012 bronze medallist Misha Aloyan. The gold was the second of the boxing competition for Uzbekistan. Venezuela’s Joel Segundo Finol and China’s […]

Olympics-Boxing-Yoka win cements France’s golden couple

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 : France hailed a golden couple after Tony Yoka saw off Britain’s Joe Joyce today to add the men’s Olympic super-heavyweight title to the women’s lightweight gold won by girlfriend Estelle Mossely. With Mossely cheering and crying in equal measure, Yoka boxed clever against a relentless opponent […]

Uzbekistan’s Dusmatov wins light-flyweight gold

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 : Uzbekistan’s light-flyweight Hasanboy Dusmatov won the first gold medal of the Olympic boxing competition today when he beat Colombia’s Yurberjen Martinez on a unanimous points decision. Martinez took the silver. Losing semi-finalists Joahnys Argilagos of Cuba and Nico Hernandez of the United States won the bronze […]