Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, becomes fastest to win third belt

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NEW YORK -- Vasiliy Lomachenko lifted himself off the canvas, regained his faculties and figured out a way to bury a disabling punch to the ribs of Jorge Linares.

That damaging blow closed his thrilling pursuit to become the fastest man to wear a third weight-class belt, as Lomachenko scored a gritty 10th-round technical knockout of the veteran...Read more

Golovkin puts an early end to the Cinco de Mayo fight

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LOS ANGELES--Gennady Golovkin provided the fans who came to see his Cinco de Mayo fight Saturday with an extended introductory stroll around all four sections of StubHub Center.

The unbeaten, three-belt middleweight champion then proceeded to make short work of Glendale's Vanes Martirosyan, a heavy nine-punch flurry knocking out the challenger ...Read more

Risk ignored, Golovkin sets sight on record

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LOS ANGELES--Gennady Golovkin understands he is putting at risk the largest payday of his boxing career. He also doesn't care.

"This is a sport to Gennady," said Abel Sanchez, who trains the 36-year-old middleweight champion in Big Bear. "Sport is more important than anything else."

After Mexico's popular former champion Canelo Alvarez was ...Read more

Rematch game: It's expected to happen, but Golovkin won't mention Canelo

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LOS ANGELES--In discussing why he's taking a Saturday replacement bout, Gennady Golovkin made it clear what he feels about Canelo Alvarez -- by not once mentioning his name.

"I wanted to remain active and I wanted to keep a fight that was scheduled. It was not my fault the first opponent could not fight," Golovkin said.

The unbeaten Golovkin (...Read more

Canelo Alvarez gets six-month suspension after testing positive twice for banned substance

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LOS ANGELES -- The Nevada Athletic Commission has suspended former two-division world boxing champion Canelo Alvarez for six months following his two positive tests for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

Chairman Anthony Marnell III and commissioners Staci Alonso, Sandra D. Morgan, Dr. Robert McBeath and Christopher Ault voted ...Read more

Canelo Alvarez withdraws from rematch with Gennady Golovkin following two positive drug tests

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Canelo Alvarez, confronting a suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission later this month for submitting two positive drug tests, withdrew Tuesday from his scheduled May 5 rematch with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

"I am truly shocked by what has happened and I lament this has caused people to have doubts about my integrity. I ...Read more

Nevada regulations point toward possible suspension that could cancel Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch

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After submitting two positive tests for the banned substance clenbuterol, Canelo Alvarez is in for an uphill battle in his bid to keep a May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas, according to a review of Nevada Athletic Commission regulations.

A review of commission regulations revised on Sept. 9, 2016, finds that the standard ...Read more

Golovkin says boxing must hold Alvarez accountable for failed drug test

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BIG BEAR, Calif. -- Gennady Golovkin lashed out at Canelo Alvarez as "shameful" and "stupid" for his positive drug test for a banned performance-enhancing substance, urging authorities to take the matter seriously.

In a Wednesday conversation with the Los Angeles Times at his Big Bear training facility, three-belt middleweight champion Golovkin...Read more

Canelo Alvarez receives favorable ruling after positive test for banned substance

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Canelo Alvarez has submitted a positive test for the banned substance clenbuterol, but has received a favorable ruling that the amount falls within allowable levels for meat contamination in Mexico.

Alvarez's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, said it has notified Tom Loeffler, the promoter for Alvarez's May 5 opponent, Gennady Golovkin, and will...Read more

When will Manny Pacquiao fight again, and will Freddie Roach still be in his corner?

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The possibility of Manny Pacquiao fighting April 14 in Las Vegas is looking increasingly doubtful and is expected to be officially clarified this week.

In addition to the matter of when he'll fight again, there's also some question about who'll be in his corner.

Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's longtime trainer who's been alongside the seven-division...Read more