Boxing

FILE - In this 1932 file photo, boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, poses in New York City. President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 24, 2018, granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after a racially-charged conviction. (AP Photo/File)
May 25, 2018 - 1:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong...
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FILE - In this 1932 file photo, boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, poses in New York City. President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 24, 2018, granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after a racially-charged conviction. (AP Photo/File)
May 25, 2018 - 12:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...
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President Donald Trump center, posthumous pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Trump is joined by, from left, Linda Haywood, who is Johnson's great-great niece, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Keith Frankel, Sylvester Stallone, former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, and World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 24, 2018 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...
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President Donald Trump center, posthumous pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Trump is joined by, from left, Linda Haywood, who is Johnson's great-great niece, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Keith Frankel, Sylvester Stallone, former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, and World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 24, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...
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President Donald Trump, left, and heavyweight champion boxer, Lennox Lewis, right, watch as Sylvester Stallone gestures in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018, where Trump granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 24, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "It's my honor to do it. It's about time," Trump said during...
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Vasiliy Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after his victory against Jorge Linares, of Venezuela, during their WBA lightweight championship boxing bout Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
May 12, 2018 - 11:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vasiliy Lomachenko had been down on the canvas and was even on the scorecards. The tough test Lomachenko craved, the one he said would force him to finally unleash all his skills, had finally arrived. Moments later, he ended it. Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round of...
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Jamel Herring keeps Juan Pablo Sanchez on the ropes during their lightweight boxing bout Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
May 12, 2018 - 9:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Adames of the Dominican Republic remained undefeated by unanimously outpointing Mexican Alejandro Barrera on Saturday night. Adames (14-0, 11 KOs) won by scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94 in the 10-round welterweight bout on the undercard of the lightweight championship bout...
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Gennady Golovkin, left, faces off with Vanes Martirosyan during a weigh-in Friday, May 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. Golovkin will defend his middleweight title against Martirosyan in a boxing match Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 04, 2018 - 5:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gennady Golovkin spent several months planning and training for this weekend. He intended to spend it under Las Vegas' brightest lights as he proved his middleweight supremacy in a lucrative rematch with Canelo Alvarez. Instead, Golovkin finds himself back in his adopted home in...
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May 04, 2018 - 1:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gennady Golovkin spent several months planning and training for this weekend. He intended to spend it under Las Vegas' brightest lights as he proved his middleweight supremacy in a lucrative rematch with Canelo Alvarez. Instead, Golovkin finds himself back in his adopted home in...
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WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder speaks at a press conference before the GEICO 500 NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
April 29, 2018 - 1:31 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he'll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua. Wilder said Sunday before serving as honorary pace car driver for the NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway that the fight "will definitely happen." He said his team has offered Joshua...
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