|_______________||1 || Crawford beats Postol in title unification fight (The Associated Press) |
Terence Crawford won both the fight and a possible ticket into the Manny Pacquiao sweepstakes. Crawford turned in a dominating performance Saturday night in a battle of unbeaten champions, knocking Viktor Postol down twice on his way to a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision to put himself in the running for a fight with Pacquiao in November. Crawford took control of the 140-pound title unification fight with two knockdowns in the fifth round, and then shut down Postol the rest of the way.
|8h 42min 36sec ago|
|_______________||2 || Boxing: After headguards, vests next on Olympic hit list (Reuters) |
|By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Male boxers will step into the ring without headguards at the Rio Olympics for the first time since the 1980 Moscow Games, and their vests could be next on the hit list. "The removal of vests (from the ring) is a proposal we are looking at," a spokesman for governing body AIBA told Reuters in response to a query. "It has to be approved by the relevant AIBA commission and approved by the executive committee and then we will present this request to the IOC (International Olympic Committee)." Unlike professionals, who fight bare-chested, Olympic boxers have always worn tops -- possibly for reasons of decency in the early days although they also protected against rope burn and absorb sweat.|
|11h 35min 51sec ago|
|_______________||4 || Muhammad Ali's old training camp sold to John Madden's son (The Associated Press) |
|The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali's former training camp in Pennsylvania. The camp's longtime owner, martial arts instructor George Dillman, tells The Associated Press he has sold the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to Mike Madden. Ali trained at the camp throughout the 1970s, using it to prepare for his major fights against George Foreman and Joe Frazier.|
|2d 20h |
|_______________||6 || Anti-estrogen drug found in Jones' system (The Associated Press) |
|The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday suspended UFC interim champion Jon Jones indefinitely and confirmed the presence of banned substances in Jones' system, which led to him being taken off the UFC 200 card earlier this month. Jones had been scheduled to fight Daniel Cormier and earn an eight-figure payday for his troubles. Instead, 72 hours before that July 9 fight in Las Vegas, the "A" sample of his test came back positive for a banned substance.|
|Monday, 18 July 2016|
|_______________||7 || Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title, stopping Arreola (The Associated Press) |
Despite fighting mostly one-armed for half the fight, Deontay Wilder remained in control in the ring before quickly heading to the hospital. Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title with a technical knockout when Chris Arreola's corner stopped the fight after the eighth round Saturday night at Legacy Arena. Arreola's left eye appeared swollen shut.
|Sunday, 17 July 2016|
|_______________||8 || Felix Diaz unanimously outpoints Sammy Vasquez (The Associated Press) |
|Felix Diaz unanimously outpointed Sammy Vasquez on Saturday night in a super lightweight bout. The 10-round fight was initially announced as a majority draw, bringing boos from the Legacy Arena crowd. After a recount, Diaz (18-1) was ruled the winner, and Vasquez applauded him and pointed to Diaz when the final outcome was called out.|
|Sunday, 17 July 2016|
|_______________||9 || WBC heavyweight champion Wilder set to face Arreola (The Associated Press) |
Deontay Wilder sported a three-piece suit, bow tie and shades to the pre-fight news conference. Chris Arreola wore T-shirt, jean shorts and a chip on his shoulder. Wilder is a big favorite going into the fourth defense of his WBC heavyweight title Saturday night and third in his home state while Arreola is hoping to cash in on an unexpected opportunity.
|Friday, 15 July 2016||
|_______________||10 || No headgear, new scoring, 3 pros headline Olympic boxing (The Associated Press) |
After 112 years of amateur competition, professional boxers are fighting in the Olympics. The International Boxing Association's high-profile scheme to entice prominent pros to compete in Rio de Janeiro hasn't worked. Instead of the star-studded tournament many apparently wanted, only a trio of traditional pros accepted the offer to fight for gold medals in Brazil.
|Friday, 15 July 2016|