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  • Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev promoters keep up their own fight

    Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev promoters keep up their own fight

    Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev have never headlined a pay-per-view fight, so it seems to make sense that the folks co-directing the promotion for their Nov. 19 light-heavyweight title bout on HBO should get along better. Minutes after three-belt champion Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 knockouts) closed an...

  • Jerry Jones hosts Canelo Alvarez in Texas, and would love a return visit

    Jerry Jones hosts Canelo Alvarez in Texas, and would love a return visit

    Jerry Jones can reel off a list of impressive business moves he’s made under the gun of a deadline. His 1989 purchase of the Dallas Cowboys, his double-down investment during a lending crisis to finish construction of his $1.15 billion palace, AT&T Stadium, and his persuasive handling of the Rams’...

  • Canelo Alvarez sheds clothes to make weight for Liam Smith title fight

    Canelo Alvarez sheds clothes to make weight for Liam Smith title fight

    Canelo Alvarez and his Saturday opponent, Liam Smith, each weighed in at the junior-middleweight limit 154 pounds Friday. Alvarez needed to shed all his clothing to make weight, stepping on the scale with a towel placed in front of him. Smith (23-0-1, 13 knockouts) will defend his World Boxing...

  • Liam Smith has Canelo Alvarez facing British Revolution

    Liam Smith has Canelo Alvarez facing British Revolution

    Canelo Alvarez’s opponent may be anonymous to most in the U.S., but Liam Smith is part of something powerful overseas. Call it boxing’s United Kingdom invasion. Smith, from Liverpool, is one of 14 current world champions from the U.K. The group includes heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and...

  • Daniel Jacobs embraces his position as Gennady Golovkin's mandatory foe

    Daniel Jacobs embraces his position as Gennady Golovkin's mandatory foe

    Armed with an order to be Gennady Golovkin’s next opponent, Daniel Jacobs said he’s prepared for the challenge and has turned over talks to his powerful manager, Al Haymon. Brooklyn’s Jacobs (32-1, 29 knockouts) earned the distinction by successfully defending his World Boxing Assn. secondary “world”...

  • Dana White says UFC sold to group led by Hollywood agency

    Dana White says UFC sold to group led by Hollywood agency

    Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White said Sunday night his company has been sold to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG, with multiple business reports placing the price at $4 billion.  UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta and his brother, Frank, purchased the company in 2000...

  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk retains UFC straw-weight belt over Claudia Gadelha

    Joanna Jedrzejczyk retains UFC straw-weight belt over Claudia Gadelha

    Joanna Jedrzejczyk endured early takedowns by challenger Claudia Gadelha, then found her patented fight game and showed why she’s champion. The Polish Jedrzejczyk rallied by hammering Gadelha with punches in stand-up action for the final three rounds, retaining her belt and remaining unbeaten (12-0)...

  • After scrambling to make weight, Miesha Tate is eager to prove worthy of top billing

    After scrambling to make weight, Miesha Tate is eager to prove worthy of top billing

    It makes perfect sense that a sport popularized by surprise outcomes has been checkered all week by unexpected, dramatic happenings setting up Saturday’s UFC 200. Even Friday’s weigh-in took an alarming turn when the seconds ticked toward a 10 a.m. deadline and main-event fighter Miesha Tate hadn’t...

  • USADA: Jon Jones' backup sample also comes back positive

    USADA: Jon Jones' backup sample also comes back positive

    The B sample for former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been declared positive, matching the result of the earlier test that prompted the UFC to pull him from Saturday’s UFC 200 main event. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Friday that a lab in Salt Lake City had confirmed the...

  • Saturday's UFC 200 card will cap a week of MMA madness

    Saturday's UFC 200 card will cap a week of MMA madness

    It makes perfect sense that the sport popularized by surprise outcomes has been checkered all week by unexpected, dramatic happenings setting up Saturday’s UFC 200. Even Friday’s weigh-in took an alarming turn when the seconds ticked toward a 10 a.m. deadline and main-event fighter Miesha Tate...

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