Boxing

Katie Taylor-Amanda Serrano slugfest; Michael Conlan and Leigh Wood’s bangs

Katie Taylor versus Amanda Serrano made history as the first women’s boxing match to headline Madison Square Garden in the venue’s history. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano received such a big deal for the April 30th IRC in New York for the title of the lightweight title that could barely …

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Naoya Inoue stops a reluctant Paul Butler in 11 to become the undisputed champ

Naoya Inoue’s idea is to add to the long list of facts. The Japanese knockout artist stopped fellow 118-pound title holder Paul Butler to win all four major belts Tuesday at Ariake Arena in Tokyo, becoming the first bantamweight and the first Japanese fighter of any weight. β€œIt’s been a long journey but… I finally …

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Bantamweight king Inoue eyes Butler’s next challenge

Japan’s Naoya Inoue said he has not yet achieved his “goal” after becoming the first world champion to win a bantamweight title in half a century by knocking out England’s Paul Butler on Tuesday. The undefeated Inoue, nicknamed “The Monster”, had to work hard to wear down Butler’s defense in Tokyo, but eventually dropped him …

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Tim Bradley, Rafael Marquez, Carl Froch headline the 2023 boxing Hall of Fame class

Timothy Bradley Jr., a two-division world champion, headlines a 10-person class elected Wednesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame for 2023. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Life is great for Timothy Bradley in 2012, when he won with the legendary Pacquiao. The upset was suspected, certainly, and many of those who saw the fight believed that …

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The Dutch have recovered from the World Cup in the final under Louis van Gaal

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) β€” The Dutch are in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Argentina had one Lionel Messi and Belgium had none. And yet, the Oranje came back and forced extra time in a knock-out match for the ages with a score in the 83rd minute and then a stage-type restart in the 11th …

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Inoue targets the undisputed world bantamweight title against Butler

Japan’s Naoya Inoue said on Saturday that he intends to prove he rules the bantamweight world when Paul Butler faces England in Tokyo next week for the undisputed title. The hard-punching Inoue, nicknamed “The Monster”, aims to become the first world bantamweight champion in today’s boxing world by adding Butler’s WBO title to his WBC, …

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Upbeat Teofimo Lopez wants to impress against Sandor Martin and remind the seniors how great he can be

He won and won the championship at an impressive level, but the professional boxing did not always go swimmingly in Teofimo Lopez. The lighthearted fighter was one of the sport’s most talented fighters, but he was plagued by demons that always left more questions than answers. He suffered his first and only loss to George …

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