BOXING & MMA

After upset of Canelo Alvarez, Dmitry Bivol says rematch is ‘no problem’

Dmitry Bivol's stunning unanimous upset means the two probably will meet up again in a few months.

By Cindy BorenMay 8, 2022

Shakur Stevenson eyes statement win in Saturday’s title unification bout

Six months after a strong showing against Jamel Herring, Shakur Stevenson wants to prove he's worthy of the hype — and big prize fights.

By Glynn A. HillApril 29, 2022

Tyson Fury defeats Dillian Whyte to defend world heavyweight boxing title

Undefeated world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury defended his title with a sixth-round knockout of fellow Brit Dillian Whyte.

By Gene WangApril 23, 2022

Mike Tyson punches man apparently badgering him on flight, video shows

“My boy just got beat up by Mike Tyson,” a man is heard saying aboard a JetBlue flight from San Francisco on Wednesday night, according to videos first posted to TMZ.

By Timothy BellaApril 21, 2022

Boxing promotion shuts down over ties to alleged Irish crime boss

MTK Global said that it has been subjected to “unprecedented levels of unfair scrutiny and criticism” since last week, when the U.S. Treasury announced sanctions on Daniel Kinahan.

By Des BielerApril 21, 2022

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya accused of sexual assault in lawsuit

A civil suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday alleged two instances of sexual assault by De La Hoya in March 2020.

By Gene WangApril 20, 2022

Jorge Masvidal named a suspect in alleged attack on UFC rival Colby Covington

A man unidentified by police but widely reported to be Covington allegedly suffered a broken tooth and other injuries outside a Miami Beach restaurant.

By Des BielerMarch 23, 2022

Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez denied bail after being charged with attempted murder

Velasquez is accused of injuring a man by gunfire while shooting at another man accused of molesting a young family member of the ex-heavyweight MMA fighter.

By Des BielerMarch 7, 2022

Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez booked on attempted murder charge

According to multiple news reports that cited sources, Velasquez may have been shooting at a man he suspected of sexually abusing a child closely related to the 39-year-old ex-MMA fighter.

By Des BielerMarch 1, 2022

Gary Russell Jr.’s nearly seven-year championship reign comes to an end in Atlantic City

The District-born featherweight suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the middle rounds and lost a 12-round majority decision to Mark Magsayo for his first defeat since 2014.

By Gene WangJanuary 23, 2022

Gary Russell Jr. misses his ailing father, mourns his brother ahead of Saturday’s fight

Gary Russell Jr., the World Boxing Council 126-pound champion, has been mourning the death of his brother in 2020 as he prepares to face Mark Magsayo on Saturday night.

By Gene WangJanuary 21, 2022

What the Jake Paul fight looked like to someone who doesn’t follow Jake Paul

If the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley fight turns out to be the last big sporting event of the year, it was a great representation of sports in 2021.

By Candace BucknerDecember 19, 2021

Injuries made Deron Williams hate basketball. Boxing has filled the void.

Former NBA star Deron Williams and former NFL star Frank Gore will square off in their boxing debuts on Saturday.

By Ben GolliverDecember 17, 2021

Nico Ali Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s grandson, wins pro boxing debut with a TKO

With his family cheering him on, the 21-year-old middleweight wore trunks that were a gift from his grandfather.

By Cindy BorenDecember 10, 2021

For Muhammad Ali’s grandson, family legacy extends beyond the ring

Nico Ali Walsh looks to remain undefeated in his pro career as he prepares for his final challenge of 2021, a middleweight bout Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

By Glynn A. HillDecember 10, 2021

Claressa Shields enters a critical stretch in her quest to become a two-sport star

Claressa Shields will close 2021 with a pair of fights just six weeks apart: her second MMA bout Wednesday and a boxing title defense in December.

By Glynn A. HillOctober 26, 2021

Tyson Fury scores 11th-round knockout in slugfest with Deontay Wilder to retain heavyweight belt

Fury emerged from his third bout against Wilder with an 11th-round knockout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

By Glynn A. HillOctober 10, 2021

What to know ahead of Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III

Tyson Fury looks to retain his WBC heavyweight belt Saturday night against Deontay Wilder. Here is everything you need to know.

By Glynn A. HillOctober 7, 2021

Manny Pacquiao, one of boxing’s most decorated fighters, is hanging up his gloves

Manny Pacquiao, a native of the Philippines, retires as boxing’s only eight-division champion after becoming the oldest welterweight champion in history.

By Gene WangSeptember 29, 2021

Canelo Alvarez-Caleb Plant news conference features punches thrown and a bloody cut

Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant's exchange came weeks before they are set to fight for the undisputed super middleweight crown.

By Glynn A. HillSeptember 21, 2021