British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora brawled during a post-fight news conference in Germany.
LAS VEGAS -- The faded champion getting served up to the young lion is a cruel tradition as old as boxing itself.
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.
Five things we learned from Devon Alexander's unanimous-decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis:
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.
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has become an overnight basketball star. CNN's Richard Roth reports.
NEW YORK -- I like Sergio Martinez. Really, it's hard not to.
The fight boxing fans have long been clamoring for has moved a step closer, with undefeated Floyd Mayweather challenging Manny Pacquiao to a showdown on May 5 -- but will it happen?
Piers Morgan doesn't just interview boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, he also gets in the ring with him.
Evander Holyfield's resume includes a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics and victories over all-time greats like Mike Tyson (twice), Riddick Bowe, George Foreman and Larry Holmes. He is the only four-time heavyweight champion in history. A little more than a decade ago, he was one of the 10 most famous athletes on the planet.
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.
NEW YORK -- Anyone who follows boxing knows Nonito Donaire is already considered one of the five best fighters in the world, one of the sport's finest little men since Ricardo Lopez in the early 1990s.
Two compelling storylines played out Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles -- one that produced a fairytale ending and the other that ended in a controversial call.
A 52-year-old cruiserweight who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he did not commit won his professional boxing debut Saturday night.
Patrick Snell talks to Bernard Hopkins ahead of the oldest boxing world champion's first title defense.
Former WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye discusses his retirement and what's next for him.
Bernard Hopkins first became a world champion 16 years ago and, aged 46, the American boxer made history in May when he was awarded a points victory over Canadian Jean Pascal to become the sport's oldest-ever holder of a global belt.
Former world heavyweight champion David Haye told CNN Thursday that he was quitting boxing and was not angling for a lucrative title fight with Ukraine's Vitali Klitschko.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. remained unbeaten Saturday, knocking out Victor Ortiz in a fight that will be remembered for its controversial ending.
Six-time boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring Saturday for the first time in more than a year, squaring off against Victor Ortiz.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't mind if people hate him. He's going to be who he is, not ashamed of his wealth of talent and cash. He will readily remind you of both.
Five things we learned from Amir Khan's fifth-round knockout of Zab Judah to unify the IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas:
Wladimir Klitschko dominated his world heavyweight title unification match against Britain's David Haye to clinch a unanimous points decision in their bout Saturday night in Hamburg, Germany.
Wladimir Klitschko will take a hefty weight advantage into his world heavyweight title unification match against David Haye in Hamburg Saturday.
WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye has branded his IBF, WBO and IBO counterpart Wladimir Klitschko a "robot" and said the Ukrainian will "malfunction" in their unification bout in Hamburg on Saturday.
Bernard Hopkins erased the legendary George Foreman from the record books when he became boxing's oldest world champion with a points decision over Canadian Jean Pascal to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight title.
Floyd Mayweather is returning to boxing after a year out of the ring, announcing he is to fight Victor Ortiz.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- We in boxing bellyache all the time about fighters who duck dangerous opponents, refuse to take chances and turn prizefights into glorified wrestling matches. Carl Froch, the reigning WBC super middleweight champion, is none of those things -- yet he's not very popular.
Manny Pacquiao insists that he is primed and ready to take on Shane Mosley ahead of Saturday's World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight bout in Las Vegas.
Boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko has told CNN that David Haye will become the 50th knockout victim of his career when the two face-off in July.
IBF, IBO and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko tells CNN that losing to David Haye is not an option.
The voice on the other end of the line Wednesday afternoon was booming, the excitement growing with every word.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- Victor Ortiz walked into the second floor ballroom at the MGM Grand late Saturday night, a toothy smile creasing his face and the WBC welterweight title raised high above his head. He was two years removed from his lowest professional point, a no mas moment against Marcos Maidana that threatened to define his career. Two years. Here, it seemed so much longer.
NEW YORK -- Andre Berto is good.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- Sergio Martinez didn't deserve this. After moving up in weight to claim the middleweight title against Kelly Pavlik last year and having to drop a couple of pounds to defend it against Paul Williams, Martinez had earned a fight on his own terms, preferably one against a cushy would-be contender who ran his mouth outside the ring and stood and took a beating in it.
World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion David Haye has confirmed that a unification bout with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko will finally happen later this year after months of contract negotiations.
Wladimir Klitschko has issued a fresh challenge for Britain's David Haye to face him in a potential heavyweight unification bout on July 2.
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have confirmed that one of them will fight Poland's Tomasz Adamek for their world heavyweight titles in September.
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.
CNN's Diana Magnay profiles boxer and activist Vitali Klitschko.
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.
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec -- It was just past midnight on Saturday night when Bernard Hopkins stepped on the dais, lower lip swollen, beads of sweat accumulating on his face. He had just gone 12 rounds with Jean Pascal, the WBC light heavyweight champion and a man 18 years Hopkins junior. And he was ready to go a few more. As Hopkins started to address the media a handful of hecklers who had invaded the press conference began to jeer him.
Bernard Hopkins taught a master class Saturday at Quebec City's Colisée Pepsi.
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec -- La Cage Aux Sports gives off an air of familiarity, an near perfect Dave & Busters-meets-T.G.I. Friday's sports bar blend. It is replete with the requisite flat-screen TV's and memorabilia, with American music pumped through speakers that are propped up all over the warehouse-sized building.
Heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko will not defend his WBO and IBF world crowns against Britain's Dereck Chisora because of a muscle injury.
The auditions are over, the field is set. Over the past two weeks, fighters have been submitting their metaphorical resumes to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum with performances in the ring (Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Andre Berto) and out (Shane Mosley).
Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez wants a third clash with Manny Pacquiao following Saturday night's successful defense of his WBA and WBO lightweight titles.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Sergio Martinez bounced up the stairs of the Boardwalk Hall dais on Saturday night, face unblemished, smile intact. It was a little over an hour after Martinez had defended his WBC middleweight title against Paul Williams, a fight billed as a 12-round, 36-minute slugfest that ended after four minutes and 10 seconds when Martinez connected with a savage overhand left that sent Williams careening to the canvas.
Antonio Margarito has apologized for mocking Manny Pacquiao's Parkinson's disease-afflicted boxing trainer Freddie Roach in a video that has spread like wildfire across the Internet.
Manny Pacquiao's promoter plans to make another attempt to set up the long-awaited boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather Junior.
WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye tells CNN's Kate Giles he is eager to fight the Klitschko brothers.
David Haye expects to fight one of the Klitschko brothers next year before he retires, the WBA heavyweight champion told CNN on Monday.
Eight world titles in eight different weight classes.
Manny Pacquiao staked his claim to be the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet after his brutal demolition of Antonio Margarito in their WBC light-middleweight title bout in Dallas, Texas late Saturday.
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.
The voice on the other end of the phone sounded giddy, like that of a teenager who just found the keys to a new car in his Christmas stocking.
Two years ago, Samuel Peter's boxing career flatlined on a stool in Berlin. His reign as WBC heavyweight champion was over, with Vitali Klitschko having battered the bulky Nigerian for eight rounds until Peter could no longer summon the strength to continue.
David Haye is to defend his world heavyweight title in an all-British clash with former Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison.
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.
Mikkel Kessler is the new World Boxing Council (WBC) super-middleweight champion after out-pointing Briton Carl Froch in a bruising encounter in his native Denmark on Saturday night.
Here is the unspoken beauty of Showtime's Super Six tournament: a world-class champion can have an off night, get absolutely pounded and in his next fight get a shot at another title -- and a chance for redemption.
Venezuelan world lightweight boxing champion Edwin Valero committed suicide in his prison cell after being arrested for the murder of his wife, according to the World Boxing Council (WBC).
World lightweight boxing champion Edwin Valero of Venezuela committed suicide in his prison cell after being arrested for the murder of his wife, the World Boxing Council said.
Wladimir Klitschko has used a social networking site to challenge fellow world boxing champion David Haye to a heavyweight showdown.
IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says to WBA title holder David Haye it is time to fight.
SUNRISE, Fla. -- If there is a criticism to be levied against boxing's elite, it's that they are chronologically undesirable. Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez make up the top of most pound-for-pound rankings, but each is on the other side of 30 with Mosley, 38, the resident greybeard of the group. Critics wonder who the sport will turn to when Pacquiao makes politics a full-time gig and Mayweather finally walks away for good.
World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko knocked out U.S. challenger Eddie Chambers with five seconds remaining in the 12th and final round to defend his IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
The Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, will flip a coin to see who fights Briton David Haye in an attempt to unify the world heavyweight titles.
Manny Pacquiao weighed in two pounds lighter than challenger Joshua Clottey then sent a message to his adoring fans that he would be targeting a quick knockout in their WBO welterweight title fight in Dallas.
Floyd Mayweather Junior has confirmed that he will fight WBA welterweight super champion Shane Mosley in Las Vegas on May 1 following the controversial collapse of his much-hyped showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
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.
He calls himself "The Nightmare," and never has a nickname been more appropriate.
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.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has said he is ready to make the big-money fight with newly crowned WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao happen.
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.
Floyd Mayweather Jr will have to pay Juan Manuel Marquez a reported $600,000 after weighing in two pounds too heavy ahead of Saturday night's welterweight showdown in Las Vegas.
CNN's Terry Baddoo asks boxer Floyd Mayweather why he would risk tarnishing a record like his with a comeback.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against three men accused in connection with the July death of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest, officials said Tuesday.
Authorities have arrested a third man in the slaying of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest, Atlanta police said Thursday.
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.
Authorities have arrested a second man in the slaying of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest, Atlanta police said.
A man has been arrested in connection with the July shooting death of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest, Atlanta police said Tuesday night.
Brazilian authorities on Thursday ruled the death of former world boxing champion Arturo Gatti a suicide, according to local media reports.
Former boxing champion Vernon Forrest is dead after being shot multiple times in Atlanta. WSB's Ashley Hayes reports.
Former boxing champion Vernon Forrest is dead after being shot multiple times in a neighborhood southwest of downtown Atlanta, officials said Sunday.
In the spring of 2002, Vernon Forrest and I sat in front of his television watching a DVD from his previous fight. A few months earlier, Forrest had unexpectedly beaten Shane Mosley to win the WBC welterweight belt. Forrest was training for a summer rematch, but had carved out time to entertain a stranger with a notepad for two days in Atlanta. As he replayed the win over Mosley, Forrest would pantomime his moves, cleaving the air with jabs and bobbing his head. Then he'd pause the DVD.
Arturo Gatti, who was found dead in a Brazilian hotel room in suspicious circumstances, is revered by boxing fans for his trilogy of thrilling and brutal fights with Micky "Irish" Ward.
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