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Mike Tyson avoids criminal charges for punching plane passenger

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson won't face criminal charges after punching a man multiple times before a flight out of San Francisco last month.

The announcement came Tuesday following an investigation by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, which says the circumstances preceding the April 20 confrontation led to the ...Read more

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Dylan Hernández: Canelo Álvarez crossed a line many fighters have before in loss to Dmitry Bivol

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The evidence of the destruction was in the redness of Canelo Álvarez's head.

More than Álvarez's trademark hair was crimson. Álvarez's face was also a shade of canelo — or cinnamon.

Don't give any credence to Álvarez's claim that he thought he beat Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night. Ignore the three official scorecards, on which Bivol ...Read more

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Dylan Hernandez: Oscar De La Hoya is back on the defensive following latest sex scandal

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LOS ANGELES — Oscar De La Hoya nodded as he was asked about the sexual assault allegations made against him last week.

"Look, I'm here," he said. "I have nothing to hide."

The former boxing champion removed his sunglasses, revealing stitches on his lower eyelids from a recent cosmetic procedure.

"I actually just got surgery, so, as you know...Read more

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Mike Tyson says 'aggressive' passenger he hit on plane was harassing him

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NEW YORK — Mike Tyson took his skills out of the ring Wednesday night when he repeatedly punched a passenger on a plane that was set to take off from San Francisco to Florida.

The retired heavyweight boxer was filmed leaning over the back of his seat and attacking the man, leaving him bloodied, according to video obtained by TMZ.

The ...Read more

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson filmed beating up passenger on plane

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NEW YORK — Mike Tyson took his skills out of the ring Wednesday night when he repeatedly punched a passenger on a plane that was set to take off from San Francisco to Florida.

The retired heavyweight boxer was filmed leaning over the back of his seat and attacking the man, leaving him bloodied, according to video obtained by TMZ.

The ...Read more

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Lawsuit: Oscar De La Hoya accused of sexually assaulting woman twice in 2020

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Former boxing great Oscar De La Hoya is accused of two instances of sexual assault in a civil suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by a tequila company executive.

The woman alleges that during a trip to Mexico in March 2020 to visit the Casa Mexico Tequila distillery, De La Hoya banged on her hotel room door "with his pants ...Read more

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Mac Engel: Errol Spence claims that he's 'The King Fish' when The Truth is we don't know

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Errol Spence insists the eye that prevented him from fighting Manny Pacquiao is fine.

“The eye is stronger,” Spence said. “Nothing will happen unless it’s shot at or something.”

He paused before adding, “I probably shouldn’t say that.”

Agreed.

Spence has already survived being launched from his Ferrari ...Read more

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Dylan Hernandez: After sharing his battle with panic attacks, Ryan Garcia's next big test is in the ring

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LOS ANGELES — These are different times in boxing, one of the sport's most celebrated prospects talking about his mental health problems.

Could you imagine Joe Frazier opening up about something like that?

Roberto Duran no-mas-ed more than 40 years ago and still hasn't provided a convincing explanation for why he quit against Ray Leonard.

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Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury says he'll fight the Russians -- if they come to the U.K.

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Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is with his former foe Wladimir Klitschko in spirit as he fights off Russian invaders in Ukraine. And according to Fury, if Vladimir Putin’s troops want a piece of him, all they need to to do is bring the battle to his backyard.

“When it comes to war on U.K. soil, I’ll be first up,” the English pugilist ...Read more

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Two Ukrainian brothers -- former world boxing champs -- ready to fight Russian troops

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Both won several world heavyweight boxing championships, known for smooth footwork and fierce jabs. One never faced a knockdown in the ring. The other was undefeated for a decade.

Now, after Hall of Fame boxing careers, Vitali Klitschko and Wladimir Klitschko are again on the world stage, united in Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion....Read more

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Boxing's Klitschko brothers vow to fight for Ukraine independence

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Russian president Vladmir Putin can thank his lucky stars that the fight he picked with Ukraine isn’t playing out in a boxing ring.

Former heavyweight champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have both committed to battling Russian forces in the process of occupying their homeland.

“I don’t have another choice,” said Vitali, who is now ...Read more