ANTHONY Joshua has never been so close to a shot at being the undisputed world heavyweight champion.The WBA, IBF, WBO belts are back in his possession. An agreement in principle has been reached with Tyson Fury, the WBC champion, for a ...
Dec 11, 2020
WITH a new promotional outfit now handling him, flashy Albert Pagara continues to set his sights on Mexican hot property Emanuel Navarrete down the road.The 26-year-old Pagara's dream fight against the hard-hitting Navarette appeared to have gone ...
Sep 14, 2020
DUBLIN - The boxing promoter helping to arrange the all-British heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is the subject of dialogue between authorities in Ireland and the United Arab Emirates because of his links to organized crime.Daniel Kinahan, an ...
Jun 12, 2020
LONDON - An all-British world heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in 2021 is a step closer.Fury said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that an agreement has been reached with Joshua's camp on a two-fight ...
Jun 11, 2020
CHICAGO - Nearly 18 years ago, before heading off to the East swing of the 2002 NBA Finals in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where the Nets were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers, I made a pit stop in Memphis, Tennessee.I didn&# ...
Feb 26, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Deontay Wilder says an elaborate outfit he wore on his ring walk wore him down so much that he didn't have the legs to withstand Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title fight.Wilder also said he would execute ...
Feb 25, 2020
CHICAGO - From his cushy confines at room 218, some 19 floors above the towering MGM Grand Garden Hotel in Las Vegas, Jeo Santisima rolled off of bed around noon on Sunday (1 a.m. Monday RP time).He was a little sore. ...
Feb 24, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he's a heavyweight champion.The Gypsy King dropped Deontay Wilder twice on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win ...
Feb 23, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) before Wilder's corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.A boxer in their first fight, Fury ...
Feb 23, 2020
HE may only have a prayer, but Santisima bent on miracle win over NavarreteThe last time a huge Filipino underdog pulled the rug from under the feet of a formidable Mexican was December 1990, when unheralded challenger Rolando Pascua outclassed and outgunned ...
Feb 21, 2020
LAS VEGAS - The best fights come with questions, and there are many surrounding Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury as they meet in a rematch that is arguably the biggest heavyweight title fight since Lennox Lewis destroyed Mike Tyson 18 years ago in ...
Feb 21, 2020
LAS VEGAS - To hear the fighters talk, the heavyweight title fight Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is so big it took two TV networks to make it happen.That's only partially true, though it ...
Feb 20, 2020
LAS VEGAS - The water was warming up, and so was the sun. On the kind of day that made it easy to forget about dreary weather back home, Tyson Fury was sitting poolside in the backyard of his home in the shadow ...
Feb 17, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Tyson Fury leaned into the microphone and issued an audacious prediction to Deontay Wilder regarding their heavyweight rematch."You're going to sleep in two rounds," the English champion said Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Wilder replied by picking up ...
Jan 14, 2020
LAS VEGAS - One rematch down, one to go for Deontay WilderWilder landed a vicious right hand to stop Luis Ortiz in the seventh round on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) to retain his heavyweight title and set up a lucrative rematch with ...
Nov 24, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Deontay Wilder is rolling the dice in a city where a good gamble can quickly go bad.Beat Luis Ortiz on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) and a lucrative rematch with Tyson Fury in February can't come soon enough. ...
Nov 23, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Tyson Fury says his dream is about to come true.A "lifelong WWE fan," the former unified world heavyweight champion will fight Braun Strowman at a pay-per-view Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 31.WWE made ...
Oct 12, 2019
CHICAGO - Once upon a time in the distant past, the title as "heavyweight champion of the world" was bestowed with the same reverence as a head of state.Respect. Adoration. And in some cases, fear.The fascination was easy to comprehend. The ...
Sep 18, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury's right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. His scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder suddenly in jeopardy, Fury needed to dig deep in a fight that wasn't supposed to ...
Sep 15, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw.Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for ...
Sep 14, 2019
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