LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury's right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. His scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder suddenly in jeopardy, Fury needed to dig deep in a...
Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden’s Otto Wallin
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw.
Column: Fury faces the great unknown against Sweden’s Wallin
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury shouldn't have too much trouble in the ring this weekend against an opponent whose biggest claim to fame is that he's arguably the best heavyweight fighter in...
Wallin out to shock Fury, put Sweden back on boxing map
SUNDSVALL, Sweden (AP) — The pretty Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall has had a couple of quirky brushes with elite heavyweight boxing over the years.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury put on a show before, during and after his first bout in the fight capital of the world.
The British heavyweight star stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in...
Although Tyson Fury is the heavyweight division's lineal champion and one of its best fighters in recent years, this British behemoth would be a gifted entertainer in just about any...
NEW YORK (AP) — In front of Anthony Joshua for his U.S. debut will be Andy Ruiz Jr.
On Joshua's mind will be more than the defense of his four heavyweight titles Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder believes they are coming, the mega matchup with Anthony Joshua and the rematch with Tyson Fury.
Until then, he moved onto some business with Dominic...
NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever disappointment Deontay Wilder may have had in not next fighting Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury is gone.
Now the heavyweight champion can't wait to get in the ring with...
Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So will his countryman, Anthony...
NEW YORK (AP) — Not to be outdone by the other heavyweight titleholder, Deontay Wilder showed he can be a champion at trash talk, too.
A month after Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller squared...
Wilder-Fury 2 off for now, according to WBC
The WBC heavyweight title rematch between champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is off for now.
The two fought to a draw in December and were negotiating a rematch. But WBC President...
Wilder sees missed opportunity in first viewing of Fury draw
NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder fired his right hand out from his body, demonstrating the way he should have punched Tyson Fury.
He was frustrated with the referee. Disappointed in Floyd Mayweather Jr. Angry with Showtime's scorer.
Mostly, Wilder was mad at himself.
Five days later, the WBC heavyweight champion was still bothered by the way he fought in his draw with Fury on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Wilder hoping for a rematch with Fury ‘ASAP’
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he wants a rematch with Tyson Fury "ASAP."
Wilder said in a conference call Tuesday that he's "ready and willing to give Tyson Fury the opportunity ASAP." The two heavyweights fought to a split-decision draw Saturday night in Los Angeles in one of the bigger heavyweight bouts in America in years.
Wilder keeps heavyweight title, fights Fury to split draw
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Fury dominated long stretches of his heavyweight title bout against Deontay Wilder with shifty technique and graceful defense.
He still ended up flat on the canvas in the 12th round, his eyes rolling backward while Wilder celebrated above him.
Fury somehow gathered his wits, rose and made it to the final bell. That's when both hulking men heard a verdict that didn't satisfy them, but nearly guaranteed a rematch of this exciting showdown.
Tyson Fury’s road: Rejuvenated heavyweight ready for Wilder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sun shines on Tyson Fury every morning in California.
The larger-than-life heavyweight from Manchester has found comfort and calm far from home. Whether training in the high-altitude seclusion of Big Bear or sampling Los Angeles' good life at a Lakers game, Fury believes he has found the proper place to start again.
Rules changes, young stars put NFL at top of ratings game
Michigan exited the national championship picture with an embarrassing thud, but coach Jim Harbaugh isn't going anywhere.
AP college football writer Ralph Russo tells PodcastOne Sports Now that Harbaugh's job is safe, despite the rout at Ohio State. But Russo wonders how he'll close the gap on Buckeye coach Urban Meyer, who has out-recruited, out-schemed and outmaneuvered his archrival in all four of their meetings thus far.
Column: Wilder and Fury step up in heavyweight title fight
Just how well Deontay Wilder's heavyweight title defense Saturday night against Tyson Fury in Los Angeles will do at the box office is a question mark. For all the power in his right hand, Wilder is still trying to build his brand and Fury is largely an enigma in the U.S.
What it means for boxing's most prestigious division, though, is easy to quantify.
Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again.
The unbeaten stars' news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday got physical when Wilder and Fury exchanged shoves after pushing their heads together during some nose-to-nose trash talk.
‘We want Wilder’: Team Joshua eager to fix unification fight
LONDON (AP) — No sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing's most glamorous division.
An eagerly anticipated fight on Dec. 1 will go a long way to clearing that up.
Fury sets up Wilder fight after winning 2nd comeback bout
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tyson Fury says he has signed the contract. Deontay Wilder said the fight is "official."
All it needs now is a time and a place.
Fury, the former world heavyweight champion, cleared the way for a fight with Wilder, the current WBC titleholder, by winning the second bout of his comeback on Saturday.
AP Interview: Wilder to announce next fight _ if Fury wins
NEW YORK (AP) — Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is on a business trip this weekend in Belfast. He'll be ringside as a TV commentator for Saturday's fight between Tyson Fury and Francesco Pianeta.
But even Wilder has something riding on the outcome of this matchup.
If Fury wins, Wilder plans to challenge him to a fight they've already discussed — right then and there.
Tyson Fury wins farcical comeback fight
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tyson Fury clowned his way through his first fight in more than 2 1/2 years and still outclassed Sefer Seferi who retired after four farcical rounds in Manchester Arena on Saturday.
Fighting for the first time since claiming the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, Fury sporadically unloaded right hands as he showboated through the scheduled 10-round bout and received a warning from referee Phil Edwards.
LONDON (AP) — Tyson Fury will launch his comeback against 39-year-old Albanian Sefer Seferi, his promoter Frank Warren announced Sunday.
The former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion finally returns to the ring at the Manchester Arena on June 9 after an absence of more than 2 1/2 years, and in Seferi fights an opponent who is a career cruiserweight.
Fury back in boxing to ‘inspire others,’ win belts back
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Overweight, unhappy and in semi-retirement amid a doping ban, Tyson Fury was walking his dog beside a canal near his home when he thought about what fellow heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder was saying about him.
"He said, 'Tyson Fury, he's done,'" Fury recalled. "I thought, 'You know what, I'm a fat pig. Look at the state of me.' I felt like jumping in the water and drowning.
"Then I thought, 'I'm going to turn this around and knock him out.'"
LONDON (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is returning to the ring after a doping ban.
The 29-year-old Briton has signed with promoter Frank Warren and plans to fight on June 9 at the Manchester Arena against an opponent who is yet to be revealed.
Fury has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, a result that shocked boxing and revitalized the heavyweight division.
Former world heavyweight champ Fury to regain boxing license
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was cleared Friday to make his long-awaited return to the ring after being told by British boxing authorities that his suspension will be lifted.
Fury has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, a result that shocked boxing and revitalized the heavyweight division.
British boxing body to decide on lifting Fury’s suspension
LONDON (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will have to wait until next year to discover whether his suspension from boxing will be lifted.
The British Boxing Board of Control suspended Fury in 2016 for drug and medical issues, amid a separate U.K. Anti-Doping investigation.
That UKAD case ended Tuesday when Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban for elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples following a fight in February 2015.
‘Guess who’s back?’: Fury’s return rouses heavyweight scene
The heavyweight division just got even more interesting.
Only a few minutes had passed after the news broke that Tyson Fury was free to box again, following his long-running dispute with Britain's anti-doping agency, when the man himself took to Twitter.
"Guess who's back?" Fury tweeted.
Next to those words was a video of him grooving to tunes inside a car.
It was a novel way for someone to react to being found guilty of a doping offense. Then again, Fury is one of a kind.
Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again
LONDON (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license.
Fury and his cousin, Hughie, had elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples provided after fights in February 2015, UK Anti-Doping said. The bans were backdated to Dec. 13, 2015, and expired at midnight on Tuesday.
1st Takam, then the world: Joshua has big plans for 2018
Anthony Joshua has big plans for 2018 now that he is the biggest draw in heavyweight boxing.
A unification fight against Deontay Wilder or Joseph Parker. A first fight in the United States, or maybe Africa or the Middle East. Even an all-British super-fight against Tyson Fury, if the former champion regains his license.
Heavyweight champ Parker hits the road to boost profile
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Fresh from getting his chest waxed and boasting a slick new haircut, heavyweight champion Joseph Parker arrived in a tailored two-piece suit for a final news conference before the second defense of his WBO belt.
The New Zealander certainly looks the part outside the ring going into Saturday's fight against Hughie Fury in Manchester.
What is still unknown is how he shapes up inside it.
Fury cousins’ doping probe being delayed by tribunal ruling
LONDON (AP) — Britain's anti-doping agency says its dispute with former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin, Hughie, is being delayed while a tribunal weighs up an application made by the boxers to exclude certain evidence.
The cousins were charged in June 2016 with breaching anti-doping rules and provisionally suspended by UK Anti-Doping. They challenged the findings and the suspensions were lifted.
LONDON (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has attended a doping hearing as he looks to overturn a suspension from boxing and step up his return to the ring after an 18-month absence.
Fury was charged by the U.K. Anti-Doping agency and suspended from boxing in June after testing positive for a banned substance. The ban was lifted pending an appeal and further investigations.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Joseph Parker won his first defense of the WBO heavyweight title on points over replacement challenger Razvan Cojanu on Saturday.
The New Zealander did not impress but won comfortably on all three cards, with the judges scoring it 119-108, 117-110, and 117-110 in Auckland.
Cojanu, from Romania, took the fight at two weeks' notice after British boxer Hughie Fury — the cousin of Tyson Fury — withdrew because of injury.
Wladimir Klitschko was never really embraced by the average boxing fan, despite dominating a lackluster heavyweight division for the better part of a decade.
He understands why, even as he looks to change his ways in what could be his last hurrah next week against Anthony Joshua in London.
"It's not as boring as it was with me during all those years," Klitschko said. "You can like me or hate me but when one person conquers it all, it is boring. I totally get it."
Both Showtime and HBO to show Joshua-Klitschko fight
Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defense against longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko will be broadcast on both Showtime and HBO in the United States.
The two premium cable networks worked out an unusual agreement to televise the April 29 fight from London, with Showtime airing the fight live and HBO doing it later in the evening on a delayed broadcast.
Both networks will use their own announcers for the bout.
Tyson Fury says has moved on from ‘scary place’
LONDON (AP) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is already preparing for his comeback.
The 28-year-old British fighter, stripped of his three world titles last year over drug use and medical issues, called himself a "fat man" on Friday in a series of posts on Twitter, but also said he is winning his battle against depression.
Boxing authorities cast doubt on Fury’s return
The body that runs British boxing cast doubt on Tyson Fury's announcement that he is close to returning to the ring, saying Tuesday the former world heavyweight champion's license remains suspended and that he has an upcoming anti-doping hearing.
Fury wrote on Twitter on Monday that he was "working on an opponent" and gave a date of May 13 for his return. His promoters are not commenting on Fury's tweet.
Tyson Fury’s cousin set for shot at world heavyweight title
LONDON (AP) — The cousin of Tyson Fury is set to fight for a world heavyweight title.
Boxing promoter Frank Warren said on Twitter on Friday that a contract has been signed for Hughie Fury to challenge Joseph Parker for the New Zealander's WBO heavyweight belt. No more details were given about the fight.
Fury has a 20-0 record with 10 knockouts, and Parker is 22-0 (18 KO).
Klitschko relishing chance to re-start career against Joshua
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — After what will be 17 months out of the ring, former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko believes the chances of resurrecting his remarkable career are "50-50" against the unbeaten Anthony Joshua.
Refreshed Klitschko looks to restore reputation vs Joshua
LONDON (AP) — When Wladimir Klitschko fights Anthony Joshua for two world heavyweight titles in April, it will end an 18-month wait to restore his boxing reputation.
Klitschko's career has been on hold since losing his IBF, WBA and WBO belts in a surprising defeat to Tyson Fury in November 2015. Two attempts at a rematch failed because of Fury's personal problems, leaving the 40-year-old Klitschko in limbo after nearly a decade ruling the heavyweight division.
WBA sanctions Joshua-Klitschko for spring 2017
LONDON (AP) — The World Boxing Association has finally sanctioned a fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko for its "super" heavyweight title.
The fight will take place in the spring of 2017, but only if Joshua beats Eric Molina on Dec. 10 in the British boxer's second defense of his IBF title.
Promoter: Joshua-Klitschko proposed heavyweight fight is off
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua's proposed world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko in December will not go ahead.
Promoter Eddie Hearn says Klitschko has a "minor injury."
Hearn had announced earlier this month that terms had been "virtually" agreed for a fight between Joshua and Klitschko.
Promoter says deal close for Joshua to fight Klitschko
LONDON (AP) — A boxing promoter says a deal is close to being agreed for IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to fight Wladimir Klitschko.
Klitschko, the former IBF, WBO and WBA champion, would represent the most difficult fight of the undefeated Joshua's professional career.
Tyson Fury vacates heavyweight belts, loses boxing license
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tyson Fury's downward slide since becoming world heavyweight boxing champion plunged further 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.
Fury’s license suspended by British boxing authorities
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Tyson Fury's license has been suspended by British boxing authorities, hours after the British fighter vacated his world heavyweight titles to concentrate on treatment and recovery from drug use and other personal issues.
The British Boxing Board of Control said in a statement Thursday that Fury had temporarily lost his license "pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues."
Troubled Fury could lose boxing license
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could lose his license on Wednesday when British boxing chiefs discuss the future of the troubled fighter, who has admitted to taking cocaine to deal with manic depression.
The British Boxing Board of Control will hold a meeting in Cardiff and general secretary Robert Smith has said Fury's "recent issues" will be among the subjects up for discussion.