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Gennady Golovkin splits with longtime trainer Abel Sanchez

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LOS ANGELES -- As Gennady Golovkin transitions to a new platform for his fights and prepares for the June 8 resumption of his career, the former long-reigning middleweight champion is parting with his longtime trainer, Abel Sanchez.

Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 knockouts) made the announcement he termed a "major decision" Wednesday in a statement ...Read more

Fight night at Garden ends on a low note

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NEW YORK -- An accidental low blow by Terence Crawford rendered Amir Khan unable to continue in their welterweight title fight Saturday night before 14,091 at Madison Square Garden.

As Khan was writhing in pain from the sixth-round blow, his trainer, Virgil Hunter, said Khan could no longer fight, making Crawford the winner by technical ...Read more

Amir Khan has forged his own path and now he faces another tough test

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If you ask Amir Khan what he considers the most important U.S. fights involving Englishmen, he is quick to put himself right in the middle of that conversation.

Lennox Lewis' knockout of Mike Tyson, Ricky Hatton packing MGM Grand against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao and Khan's own 2011 fight of the year against Marcos Maidana, along ...Read more

Vasiliy Lomachenko defeats Anthony Crolla with fourth-round knockout

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LOS ANGELES--Vasiliy Lomachenko acted bored by the assignment of his mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla, so he responded by thrilling his fans in an all-action showcase of his power punching prowess.

The three-division champion from Ukraine overwhelmed Crolla with blistering blows Friday night at Staples Center, battering him with damage that ...Read more

Vasiliy Lomachenko returns to the ring but still is waiting for a worthy rival to emerge

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LOS ANGELES -- The enthusiasm Vasiliy Lomachenko has brought to boxing in establishing himself as a rare talent vanished at the mention of England's Anthony Crolla, his Friday night opponent at Staples Center.

"He is my mandatory. I don't have a choice," Lomachenko said. "I need to fight him to keep my (World Boxing Association lightweight) ...Read more

WBA champion Gervonta Davis to fight in July near Baltimore home

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Unbeaten super-featherweight champion Gervonta Davis will participate in a homecoming title defense of his World Boxing Association belt near Baltimore in July, an official with knowledge of the situation told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

Davis (21-0, 20 knockouts) made short work of Mexico's Hugo Ruiz on Feb. 9 at Dignity Health Sports ...Read more

Former champion boxer Jermell Charlo acquitted of assaulting woman

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Former junior-middleweight boxing champion Jermell Charlo was acquitted Wednesday of assaulting a woman at his Dallas condominium complex in May.

Houston's Charlo (31-1, 15 knockouts) faced felony domestic assault and misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly choking and striking the woman on May 16, 2018. The woman testified at the trial, ...Read more

Errol Spence Jr.'s domination of Mikey Garcia could be the start of a new era in boxing

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Errol Spence Jr.'s domination of Mikey Garcia meant more that just what happened in the ring.

On a night when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao made almost ghostly pre- and post-fight appearances in the AT&T Stadium ring, welterweight champion Spence (25-0) posted a clean sweep of the scorecards against the lighter ...Read more

Spence proves just too tough in dominant win over Garcia

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Now, he's beaten someone. Now, he's headlined a pay-per-view and generated an impressive crowd.

Now, Errol Spence Jr. is the man.

In an overwhelming, punishing display of skills multiplied by physical advantages, Texas' Spence cruised to a dominant victory over Oxnard's Mikey Garcia to retain his International Boxing ...Read more

Spence Jr. sees Garcia as a stepping stone to boxing greatness (and Pacquiao)

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- When boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao fought at AT&T Stadium in 2010, a wide-eyed Errol Spence, Jr. sat in the audience largely as an obscure 20-year-old boxer from Desoto.

He was in the midst of a three-year run as the national amateur welterweight champion. But it was two years before he started to make a semi-name for ...Read more

Boxer Gervonta Davis set to appear in Virginia court May 6 after signing arrest warrant

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BALTIMORE -- In a statement posted to Twitter, Baltimore-based boxer Gervonta Davis said he has signed the arrest warrant recently issued for him by a Fairfax County, Va., magistrate and has agreed to appear in court.

Davis is scheduled to appear in Fairfax County District Court on May 6 to face a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with ...Read more

Arrest warrant issued for Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis in connection with alleged Va. assault

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A judge in Fairfax County, Va., has issued an arrest warrant for boxer Gervonta Davis on a charge of misdemeanor assault, Fairfax County Police said Tuesday afternoon.

The warrant was issued Feb. 27 based on sworn testimony from the alleged victim in the incident, Fairfax County Police Lt. John Lieb said. It was not issued based on police ...Read more

Errol Spence hopes Mikey Garcia leads to fight with Manny Pacquiao at AT&T Stadium

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Errol Spence Jr. is already living a dream.

He grew up in DeSoto as a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, hoping to play football for his favorite team at AT&T Stadium.

On March 16, he will realize a different version of the same childhood fantasy when he defends his IBF World Welterweight Championship against WBC lightweight champ ...Read more

Fury signs with heavyweight, but it's not Wilder

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Tyson Fury on Monday veered sharply away from a rematch to fight Deontay Wilder in the spring.

The unbeaten lineal heavyweight champion signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank and its broadcast partner ESPN, the companies announced.

"Fury has aligned himself with the biggest megaphone in sports," Top Rank President Todd duBoef said.

Fury (...Read more

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