Hmong boxer blazing pioneering path

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MCFARLAND, Wis. -- Duarn Vue doesn't really know what led him to an off-the-beaten-path gym south of Madison's beltline and back into a world he thought he'd left behind.

He'd quit boxing after achieving modest success as a self-coached amateur. He couldn't find anyone in his hometown of Sheboygan to train him, to fix flaws in his technique, to...Read more

Canelo Alvarez, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. bet of purse money could be all for show

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Even if it was sealed by a handshake on national television in their home country, the high-stakes bet between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. means nothing unless it becomes part of a revised signed contract, the head of the Nevada State Athletic Commission said Wednesday.

Alvarez, who'll meet Chavez Jr. on May 6 at T-Mobile Arena in...Read more

Garcia prepares for fight with Zlaticanin after taking on boxing's money men

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LAS VEGAS -- Mikey Garcia, the son of Ventura County strawberry pickers, spent years observing others who yielded to authority and toiled humbly in their positions.

On Saturday night Garcia (35-0, 29 knockouts) attempts to become a three-division world champion when he meets World Boxing Council lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 ...Read more

Oscar De La Hoya arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence

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Oscar De La Hoya was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of drunk driving after he was stopped for speeding in Pasadena, Calif., officials said.

The 43-year-old former world boxing champion and Golden Boy Promotions chairman, who has battled post-retirement addiction issues, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence ...Read more

Alvarez says his May 6 fight with Chavez Jr. will be 'the biggest in the history of Mexico'

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Mexico's two most popular boxers, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., will fight May 6 in a pay-per-view bout in Las Vegas, it was announced Friday.

Junior-middleweight champion Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 knockouts) will meet current super-middleweight Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) at a catch-weight at 164.5 pounds. HBO will televise the nontitle...Read more

Hopkins loses final fight by TKO

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LOS ANGELES--The punches that Bernard Hopkins had ducked throughout his career and for a good portion of Saturday night finally did him in at age 51, closing his career in the veteran's farewell bout.

New York's Joe Smith Jr., throwing a heavy six-punch combination in a neutral corner, hurt Hopkins with a hard right, then used a hard left to ...Read more

'The Executioner's' swan song

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LOS ANGELES--The first pro fight for Bernard Hopkins, who'll turn 52 on Jan. 15, was a loss in 1988.

Hopkins was unsure if he'd ever box again. He had believed boxing was the best rehabilitation following a four-year prison term. The sport was his way to avoid the fast-money temptation of street life. That initial loss produced doubt, and for ...Read more

A potential Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. bout is the talk of a WBC convention

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- The World Boxing Council conventions bear a strong resemblance to baseball's winter meetings: Deals, rumors and opinions are easy to find.

Boxing's major power brokers have gathered here, huddling in meeting rooms, chatting over drinks or finding a quiet corner in the hotel lobby to share a valuable piece of information.

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Skepticism abounds after Conor McGregor obtains California boxing license

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Conor McGregor's ability to obtain a boxing license from the California State Athletic Commission this week may tweak his UFC bosses' noses and generate headlines.

But it's not going to get Floyd Mayweather Jr. into the ring.

At a Thursday boxing news conference in Los Angeles, two of the men who helped propel the unbeaten retired champion's ...Read more