|_______________||4 || Manny Pacquiao takes a break from politics for boxing (The Associated Press) |
Up until last week, Manny Pacquiao was concentrating on trying to get the death penalty restored in the Philippines. ''Working in the Senate is not easy while you're training,'' said Pacquiao, a freshman senator in the Philippines. Pacquiao won't have to juggle two jobs for at least a few weeks, with the Senate now out of session.
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|_______________||5 || Rio gold medalists Shields, Johnson win Sportswoman award (The Associated Press) |
Claressa Shields did a cartwheel in the ring after winning her second Olympic boxing gold medal in Rio, and she's not done being honored quite yet. Shields and water polo goaltender Ashleigh Johnson were recognized as Sportswomen of the Year at the Women's Sports Foundation's annual dinner Wednesday night. Shields received the individual honor sporting an updated tattoo on her right biceps.
|Thursday, 20 October 2016|
|_______________||8 || Bellew keeps title after stopping Flores in 3rd round (The Associated Press) |
|British boxer Tony Bellew easily retained his WBC world cruiserweight title on Saturday night with a third-round stoppage of BJ Flores. Bellew had his American challenger down on the canvas three times in the second round, but each time Flores beat the count. Immediately after the fight, the 33-year-old Bellew jumped out of the ring to confront David Haye, who was in attendance at ringside and has been touted as Bellew's next opponent.|
|Sunday, 16 October 2016|
|_______________||9 || Tyson Fury vacates heavyweight belts, loses boxing license (The Associated Press) |
Tyson Fury's downward spiral since becoming world heavyweight boxing champion escalated Thursday when the British fighter relinquished his titles and had his license suspended over drug use and medical issues. Fury's promoters said the 28-year-old boxer was giving up his WBO and WBA belts with immediate effect to focus on treatment and recovery from drug use and other personal problems. The unbeaten Fury has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to claim the WBA, WBO and IBF titles in one of the most stunning heavyweight upsets in recent times.
|Thursday, 13 October 2016||
|_______________||10 || Fury vacates world titles, has license suspended (Reuters) |
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - British heavyweight Tyson Fury has had his boxing license suspended, hours after he announced he was relinquishing his two world titles to focus on his mental health. Robert Smith, general secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) that oversees professional boxing in Britain, told Reuters the decision was made pending investigation of anti-doping and medical issues. Fury revealed the turmoil in his private life last week when he told Rolling Stone magazine that he had been taking cocaine and bingeing on alcohol as a consequence of depression.
|Thursday, 13 October 2016|