LONDON -- With six beefy security guards and a steel fence separating the tables, the final press conference for the David Haye-Dereck Chisora heavyweight fight on Wednesday had a decidedly volatile feel. That volatility bubbled over minutes later, when Haye and Chisora took their seats and immediately began verbally sparring.
British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora brawled during a post-fight news conference in Germany.
It was an ugly scuffle that cast a cloud over the sport of boxing as Dereck Chisora threatened to shoot fellow Brit David Haye, after they'd brawled at a press conference.
Dereck Chisora has been handed an indefinite ban by the World Boxing Council (WBC) after a post-fight scuffle with David Haye in which he threatened to "shoot" his fellow British heavyweight.
A promoter discusses the effects the post-fight brawl between Dereck Chisora and David Haye could have on British boxing.
Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC heavyweight title with a unanimous points victory over British challenger Dereck Chisora in Munich.
British challenger Dereck Chisora has risked the wrath of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko by slapping his opponent at the weigh-in ahead of their title fight on Saturday.
MUNICH -- The steam poured off Vitali Klitschko's oatmeal, vanishing only after being buried under a pile of fresh fruit and cooled with a splash of skim milk. Eat right, drink right, train right; these are the rules Klitschko has lived by, from his early days as an amateur kickboxer to his current reign as the WBC heavyweight champion. The silver hairs outnumber the dark ones on his head now, but there still isn't an ounce of fat on his 6-foot-7, 243-pound frame.
1. Cruiserweight will become cool. Not heavyweight cool. Maybe not even welterweight cool, either. But there are some interesting talents in the 200-pound weight class. In Europe there is Marco Huck, Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. There is talent in Russia (Denis Lebedev), Australia (Danny Green) and Nigeria (Lateef Kayode). And in the U.S. there is Steve Cunningham and a resurgent Antonio Tarver, giving the division a true global flavor. It's the kind of talented-but-anonymous weight class that would make for an interesting tournament. You hear that HBO and Showtime?
Heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko will put his WBC title on the line against Britain's Dereck Chisora in the German city of Munich on February 18, it was announced Tuesday.
Ukrainian boxing star Vitali Klitschko hopes that co-hosting football's European Championship next year will help his country's bid to become part of the European Union.
HELSINKI -- Robert Helenius stared out an open window, momentarily transfixed by the cold, concrete jungle of his home country and its quickly fading light. After answering questions for nearly 45 minutes in a dimly lit lounge tucked inside the Radisson Hotel, Helenius had one of his own: Why are Americans so down on boxing?
When it comes to boxing, Americans are sizeists.
Here's what we know about Odlanier Solis after Saturday night's one-round TKO loss to Vitali Klitschko in Cologne, Germany:
WBA champion David Haye has labeled Odlanier Solis a "fat bum" after the Cuban boxer suffered a humiliating one-round defeat to his heavyweight rival Vitali Klitschko.
The big show. Those were the words former unified heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis chose to describe a boxer's seminal moment, a fight that defines his career. Lewis says his came in 2002, against Mike Tyson, when Lewis won a one-sided fight that ended with the once feared Tyson lying battered and bruised on the canvas.
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have confirmed that one of them will fight Poland's Tomasz Adamek for their world heavyweight titles in September.
CNN's Diana Magnay profiles boxer and activist Vitali Klitschko.
Ukrainian politicians don't pull their punches. There have been fist fights in parliament and, as the country deals with aftermath of a turbulent two decades since emerging from Soviet rule, brushes with the law that have threatened to bruise reputations.
It seems simple, really. Fighter A is the best in his weight class. Fighter B is right behind him. To settle the debate over who is No. 1, Fighter A and B square off. Good fights lead to rematches and, in some cases, trilogies.
Brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have sent Britain's WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye a New Year message, saying they are both ready to fight him in 2011.
1. The year of Pacquiao. Already boxing's most exciting fighter, Manny Pacquiao became a global phenomeon in 2010, penetrating the American sporting mainstream like no Asian-born athlete in history. He's won major sanctioning-body titles in eight different weight classes, nearly half of the sport's 17 divisions. He was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile in November, less than 12 months after being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. He was elected to Congress in the Philippines in May and named Fighter of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America in June. He won as many fights at Cowboys Stadium (two) as the full-time tenants won football games during the whole 2010 season. He sings, he acts. He fights Shane Mosley on May 7.
World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has told CNN he is ready to fight David Haye anywhere.
Heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has again challenged David Haye to front up for a showdown next year, following the Ukrainian's fifth defense of his WBC title at the weekend.
Chances are you had no idea a boxer from Brooklyn was challenging for the heavyweight title on Saturday in Germany.
Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko shrugged off taunts from WBC challenger Shannon Briggs on Monday after the American threatened to end his fellow veteran's days in the boxing ring.
There are 101 reasons not to like the heavyweight division right now. It's boring. It lacks depth. All the good fighters are in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Wladimir Klitschko successfully defended his WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles on Saturday after stopping Samuel Peter in the 10th round in Frankfurt, Germany.
Vitali Klitschko has confirmed that he will defend his world heavyweight boxing title against former champion Shannon Briggs on October 16 in his adopted home city of Hamburg.
A lack of top talent has made big heavyweight fights a thing of the past. And these days the inability of rival promoters to make big deals with each other has made it impossible to make palatable small ones.
Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC world heavyweight boxing crown with a 10th round stoppage of Polish challenger Albert Sosnowski in Germany.
David Haye has revealed he could be take part in a new "Rumble in the Jungle" in Africa as he seeks to unify the heavyweight division with a fight against Vitali Klitschko.
World Boxing Association (WBA) heayweight champion David Haye insists he will not begin talks about a fight with WBC champion Vitali Klitschko until after he beats John Ruiz.
Vitali Klitschko successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title against American Kevin Johnson in Bern and then looked ahead to a super-bout next year against new WBA champion David Haye.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 30. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
In an interview with SI.com a few days before his heavyweight title fight with Nikolai Valuev, David Haye had many words for his opponent. With a rapid-fire delivery and a thick British accent, Haye spoke of sending "shockwaves around the world" when he would send the 7-foot Valuev "sprawling on the floor." He claimed that he was "as freakishly fast as Valuev is freakishly big" and promised that the punishment he'd deliver to Valuev in the ring would be "more one-sided than the Rodney King beating."
David Haye has set his sights on a fight with Vitali Klitschko after defeating Russian giant Nikolai Valuev to win the WBA heavyweight championship.
Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC heavyweight title at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles with a convincing 10th round stoppage victory over Mexican-American Cristobal Arreola.
LOS ANGELES -- Mike Tyson was made of iron, Hasim Rahman was known as "The Rock." Chris Arreola? He's a jelly donut with legs. With pectorals that sag to his midsection and a midsection that sags to the floor, Arreola hardly cuts an imposing figure. And he knows it.
Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko -- who shares three of the four major heavyweight titles with brother Wladimir -- will put his World Boxing Council (WBC) belt on the line when he meets Cristobal Arreola at the Staples Center, Los Angeles on Saturday.
When Vitali Klitschko announced his return to boxing in 2008, he told everyone he was coming back for one reason: He wanted to make history. He wanted to join his younger brother, IBF and WBO titleholder Wladimir Klitschko, as a world champion, thereby becoming the first pair of brothers to hold heavyweight titles simultaneously. Vitali accomplished that feat in his first fight back, knocking out Samuel Peter in a one-sided bout that earned him the WBC belt, the same title he relinquished when he retired.
World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title against Mexican-American Chris Arreola at the Staples Center, Los Angeles on September 26 -- the Ukrainian has confirmed on his official Web site.
For the first time in nearly five years, a legitimate heavyweight champion roosts atop the boxing food chain.
Briton David Haye will challenge Vitali Klitschko for the WBC heavyweight title next summer and has confirmed the fight is "100 percent certain" to take place in London.
Vitali Klitschko is hurt, and it may be serious.
In the five years I have spent covering boxing, I have had a few of what I like to call "cringe moments." I cringed when greedy promoters paraded a battered and broken Mike Tyson into the ring for fight after fight, even though he was little more than a shell of his former self. And he had a history of biting people.
The call came last week, just as I was boarding a plane to Salt Lake City. On the other end of the line was Bernd Boente, the top-flight manager for IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and his brother, former WBC champion Vitali Klitschko.
NEW YORK -- Patience is a virtue that Samuel Peter is fresh out of. It has been nine long months since the 27-year-old Peter last competed, nine months since the man known as the Nigerian Nightmare beat James Toney for the second time to earn (for the second time) the title of the WBC's number one contender.
Vitali Klitschko wants to make history. More precisely, he wants to make history again. "I have a vision," said Klitschko in a telephone interview from the Ukraine. "It's one I have had for a long time. I want my brother and I to be heavyweight champions at the same time."
World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has given up his fight against injury and will hang up his gloves, his agent has revealed.
World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has again had to postpone his WBC title defence against Hasim Rahman after injuring his knee while sparring.
Ukraine's Vitali Klitschko will defend his World Boxing Council heavyweight title against Hasim Rahman in Las Vegas on November 12 or 19.
Vitali Klitschko's heavyweight title defense against Hasim Rahman is likely to be rearranged for June 18 after the champion suffered an injury in training.
Almost a year after he retired, former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis reportedly wants to return to the ring in November to fight Vitali Klitschko, holder of the WBC title he relinquished.
Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Britain's Danny Williams in Las Vegas on December 11.
Ever since I beat Mike Tyson my mobile phone hasn't stopped ringing.
World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will make the first defense of his WBC title against Britain's Danny Williams in New York on December 11, it was announced on Thursday.
British boxer Danny Williams returned to London on Monday a week after his knockout of Mike Tyson seeking a showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
South African ex-world heavyweight champion, Corrie Sanders, has announced his retirement from the sport, South African media reported on Thursday.
World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was acclaimed on Monday as the man who put Ukraine on the boxing map and salvaged the family reputation.
The WBC heavyweight fight between Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko and South African Corrie Sanders will be on April 24 at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles.
World Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis has officially confirmed his retirement from boxing at a news conference in London.
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