Boxing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24529/all en Boxing: Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/boxing-pacquiao-has-lost-his-pop-mayweather <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Floyd Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao has lost a step and that the Filipino's superstar slide has coincided with his decision to split from former strength trainer Alex Ariza. </p> <p>The 37-year-old undefeated welterweight champ Mayweather weighed in Wednesday on the latest performance by Pacquiao who beat Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas in a rematch of their first bout in June 2012.</p> <p>"Actually, I did watch the fight," said Mayweather who is training to fight Argentina's Marcos Maidana in a 147-pound title bout on May 3 in Las Vegas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/boxing-pacquiao-has-lost-his-pop-mayweather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Floyd Mayweather Golden Boy Promotions Manny Pacquiao Sports AFP Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:18:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129235 at http://www.globalpost.com Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/mayweather-preaches-patience-ahead-maidana-bout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will take his time and "be smart" when he faces Marcos Maidana of Argentina for their welterweight title unification in Las Vegas next week.</p> <p>Mayweather, who has a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts, is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters of all time while slugger Maidana is known for his all-round skill and blistering power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/mayweather-preaches-patience-ahead-maidana-bout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. Golden Boy Promotions Marcos Maidana Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:12:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6129079 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko brushes off 'whiner, softie' jibes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/somalias-shebab-says-kenya-was-warned-severe-consequences <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko dismissed accusations of being a 'whiner' and a 'softie' from an ex-sparring partner ahead of Saturday's world title fight against Australia's Alex Leapai.</p> <p>"Of course I'm a softie and a whiner, didn't you know that already?" Klitschko told SID, an AFP subsidiary.</p> <p>Klitschko's former sparring partner Sherman Williams told Wednesday's edition of German daily Die Welt how Leapai can bring the world title home to Australia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/somalias-shebab-says-kenya-was-warned-severe-consequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:49:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940769 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Yamanaka retains belt with fifth straight KO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/boxing-yamanaka-retains-belt-fifth-straight-ko-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka floored Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye four times with his killer left hand Wednesday to retain his World Boxing Council bantamweight title with a fifth straight knockout win.</p> <p>Panamanian referee Hector Afu stopped the fight 11 seconds into the ninth round when southpaw Yamanaka's straight left to the body sent Jamoye to the canvas.</p> <p>It was Yamanaka's sixth defence of the 53.5-kilogramme-class title which he won by beating Mexico's Christian Esquivel with a technical knockout in Tokyo in November 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/boxing-yamanaka-retains-belt-fifth-straight-ko-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Shinsuke Yamanaka Shinsuke Yamanaka Sports AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:38:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128585 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Broner eyes fourth world title after first loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/boxing-broner-eyes-fourth-world-title-after-first-loss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Adrien Broner, revitalized after a first career loss he dubbed a "wakeup call", has his eyes on making a successful comeback next week and capturing a fourth world title.</p> <p>Broner lost a unanimous 12-round decision last December to Argentina's Marcos Maidana, costing him a welterweight crown and launching the South American into a big-money Las Vegas showdown next week against Mayweather.</p> <p>"Losing that fight was definitely the best thing that ever happened to my career," Broner said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/boxing-broner-eyes-fourth-world-title-after-first-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adrien Broner Boxers Boxing Golden Boy Promotions Sports AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:48:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127947 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Broner eyes fourth world title after first loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/boxing-broner-eyes-fourth-world-title-after-first-loss-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Adrien Broner, revitalized after a first career loss he dubbed a "wakeup call", has his eyes on making a successful comeback next week and capturing a fourth world title.</p> <p>Broner lost a unanimous 12-round decision last December to Argentina's Marcos Maidana, costing him a welterweight crown and launching the South American into a big-money Las Vegas showdown next week against Mayweather.</p> <p>"Losing that fight was definitely the best thing that ever happened to my career," Broner said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/boxing-broner-eyes-fourth-world-title-after-first-loss-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adrien Broner Boxers Boxing Golden Boy Promotions Sports AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:48:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127948 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Ex-champ Collazo turns 33, calls out Khan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130920/experts-probe-deaths-64-elephants-zimbabwe-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world champion Luis Collazo celebrated his 33rd birthday Tuesday by predicting a victory next week over England's Amir Khan but added he is not looking past the British boxer.</p> <p>Collazo and Khan will meet on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather's welterweight unification showdown with Argentina's Marcos Maidana and the winner would put himself in line to be the next foe of unbeaten US pay-per-view star Mayweather.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130920/experts-probe-deaths-64-elephants-zimbabwe-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amir Khan Boxers Boxing Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sports AFP Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:04:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940092 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/boxing-ageless-hopkins-pitches-50-50-mayweather-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bernard Hopkins, boxing's ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion and already daring unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown.</p> <p>Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision Saturday over Kazak fighter Beibut Shumenov to take the World Boxing Association title and keep his International Boxing Federation crown.</p> <p>"The only thing I want to know before I leave this game is that I gave it all," Hopkins said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/boxing-ageless-hopkins-pitches-50-50-mayweather-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sports AFP Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:31:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126142 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Champion Klitschko eyes Joe Louis heavyweight record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/boxing-champion-klitschko-eyes-joe-louis-heavyweight-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wladimir Klitschko says he plans to box on for another decade in his bid to break Joe Louis's record as the longest reigning world heavyweight champion.</p> <p>The 38-year-old Klitschko, who has been world champion since 2006, defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen, Germany, on Saturday against Australian challenger Alex Leapai.</p> <p>Leapai, 34, has a 30-4-3 career record since turning professional in 2004, while Klitschko is 61-3 with 51 knock-outs and his last defeat is now a decade ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/boxing-champion-klitschko-eyes-joe-louis-heavyweight-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Human Interest Sports Wladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:51:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126056 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Unbeatens Porter, Quillin defend world titles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/football-messi-hat-trick-sees-barca-sweep-aside-ajax-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Undefeated Shawn Porter stopped former world champion Paulie Malignaggi in the fourth round Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight crown.</p> <p>Porter improved to 24-0 with one draw by hammering Malignaggi before the all-American showdown was stopped 74 seconds into the fourth round, his 15th triumph inside the distance.</p> <p>"I definitely needed this victory," Porter said. "To get it like that, to beat this guy, meant a lot."</p> <p>Malignaggi, 33, fell to 33-6 in what might have been his final career bout.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/football-messi-hat-trick-sees-barca-sweep-aside-ajax-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxing Paul Malignaggi Sports AFP Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:48:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5938068 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Hopkins becomes oldest to unify world titles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/boxing-hopkins-becomes-oldest-unify-world-titles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bernard Hopkins, the oldest world champion in boxing history at age 49, became the eldest fighter to unify world titles Saturday when he defeated Beibut Shumenov in a light-heavyweight showdown.</p> <p>Two judges gave ageless wonder Hopkins a split-decision victory by the same score, 116-111, while the out-voted third saw Shumenov as a 114-113 winner.</p> <p>"I had a great night," Hopkins said. "I'm special. Special is what it is. There is no definition for special."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140420/boxing-hopkins-becomes-oldest-unify-world-titles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beibut Shumenov Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Sports AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:20:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125811 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-putting-father-time-the-ropes-at-49 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bernard Hopkins, boxing's oldest world champion at age 49, isn't getting knocked out by Father Time just yet. Instead, he's going the distance to give old age a tremendous fight.</p> <p>Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight champion, risks his world title Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan.</p> <p>"This is an opportunity for me to represent the 40-and-up club," Hopkins said. "People at that age are very much alive in this world and they are backing me.</p> <p>"I have a chance to do something very special."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-putting-father-time-the-ropes-at-49" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Sports AFP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:02:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125059 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-putting-father-time-the-ropes-at-49-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bernard Hopkins, boxing's oldest world champion at age 49, isn't getting knocked out by Father Time just yet. Instead, he's going the distance to give old age a tremendous fight.</p> <p>Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight champion, risks his world title Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan.</p> <p>"This is an opportunity for me to represent the 40-and-up club," Hopkins said. "People at that age are very much alive in this world and they are backing me.</p> <p>"I have a chance to do something very special."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-putting-father-time-the-ropes-at-49-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Sports AFP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:02:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125060 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Hopkins, 49, seeks win for the ageless http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-49-seeks-win-the-ageless <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine months shy of his 50th birthday, Bernard Hopkins will try to become the oldest boxer to unify world titles when he faces Kazakhstan's Beibut Shumenov on Saturday.</p> <p>Hopkins, already the oldest fighter to win a world title, defends his International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight crown against the 30-year-old World Boxing Association champion.</p> <p>"This is a defense of my legacy," Hopkins said. "I don't want anybody to take a piece of my legacy away.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-49-seeks-win-the-ageless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beibut Shumenov Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Sports AFP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:34:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124850 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Unbeaten Porter defends title against Malignaggi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-unbeaten-porter-defends-title-against-malignaggi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Undefeated Shawn Porter puts his International Boxing Federation world welterweight title on the line against former world champion Paulie Malignaggi in an all-American showdown Saturday.</p> <p>It is on the undercard in Washington of the unification bout between light heavyweight champions Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov, as is unbeaten Peter Quillin's World Boxing Organization title defense against Czech Lukas Konecny.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-unbeaten-porter-defends-title-against-malignaggi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Lovemore N'dou Sports AFP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:34:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124847 at http://www.globalpost.com