LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury is turning his attention to an all-British heavyweight unification bout with Anthony Joshua early next year after ending plans for a third fight with Deontay...
The U.S. promoter of Tyson Fury is hoping to stage a third heavyweight fight between the British boxer and Deontay Wilder by the end of the year, potentially in the Chinese enclave of...
Boxing’s heavyweight division will be heating up even further this summer, highlighted by a third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua defending his belts against Kubrat...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deontay Wilder says an elaborate outfit he wore on his ring walk wore him down so much that he didn't have the legs to withstand Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title fight...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The world has never seen a heavyweight champion quite like Tyson Fury, the British behemoth who gave Deontay Wilder a beat down to win the heavyweight title and then celebrated by...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch Saturday night before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (all times local)
Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder made one last appearance Friday before their big heavyweight title fight, weighing in and taunting each other before a raucous crowd at the MGM Grand...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The best fights come with questions, and there are many surrounding Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury as they meet in a rematch that is arguably the biggest heavyweight title fight...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — To hear the fighters talk, the heavyweight title fight Saturday night between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is so big it took two TV networks to make it happen.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The water was warming up, and so was the sun. On the kind of day that made it easy to forget about dreary weather back home, Tyson Fury was sitting poolside in the backyard of his...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Fury leaned into the microphone and issued an audacious prediction to Deontay Wilder regarding their heavyweight rematch.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — It’s not all about the devastating knockout for Anthony Joshua anymore.
He’s not going to go desperately chasing Deontay Wilder for the elusive belt in his...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deontay Wilder is rolling the dice in a city where a good gamble can quickly go bad.
Beat Luis Ortiz on Saturday and a lucrative rematch with Tyson Fury in February can’t...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — They are a flawed group at best, the heavyweights who will be vying for your attention — and money — over the next few months. Unpredictable, too, though that just adds to the...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deontay Wilder has waited a decade for the chance to pick on somebody his own size.
Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is the most accomplished American heavyweight boxer of his era, a superb athlete with vicious punching power and a reckless streak. The Olympic medalist has stopped every man who ever stepped in the professional ring with him, following up his lone decision victory with a knockout in the first round of the rematch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind boxing journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion.
Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. There was talk of $50 million being on the table.
Instead, Joshua has to take a detour.
The 28-year-old Briton was back home in London on Thursday, ready to fulfil his mandatory obligations by facing Russian fighter Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Joshua was welcomed by applause on the stage. He stood front and center, promoting his Sept. 22 bout against Alexander Povetkin.
Even there, he couldn't escape talk of the heavyweight he isn't fighting.
Someone in the crowd jumped at the opportunity and shouted, "AJ, we want Wilder!"
"Let them train to be a fighter and fight (Deontay) Wilder," Joshua told AP. "It's easy talking about it. It's another thing doing."
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua was ordered to sign a deal to fight Alexander Povetkin "within 24 hours" or face being stripped of the WBA portion of his world heavyweight boxing titles.
The WBA lost patience with the talks between Joshua and WBC champion Deontay Wilder for a unification bout, and want Joshua to fight its mandatory challenger from Russia.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jay Deas understands the value of a passionate hobby.
The Tuscaloosa native-turned-boxing trainer has seen it firsthand.
A little over a decade ago, Deas met a 20-year-old who walked into his gym looking for a boxing trainer. A few years later, that tall, physical young man, Deontay Wilder, became the World Boxing Council's heavyweight boxing champion.
Could the next big thing in boxing be here in Decatur?
"You never know," Deas said. "That person could be right here."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.
Trump Pardons Late Boxing Champ Jack Johnson
NEW YORK (AP) — Jarrell Miller remained unbeaten and made his case for a potential shot at heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by winning a unanimous decision against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night.
The 304-pound "Big Baby" won 119-109 on two judges' cards and 117-111 on the other. He improved to 21-0-1 in just his fourth fight that didn't end in a stoppage.
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.'"
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Deep in the bowels of Cardiff's Principality Stadium, Anthony Joshua sat with his four world heavyweight belts in front of him and called on Deontay Wilder to get serious about negotiations for a unification fight.
Across the Atlantic, Wilder was posting a video on Twitter minutes later, shouting into his phone: "Joshua? Joshua? Stop playing, and pick up the phone!"
Team Joshua wants it. Team Wilder wants it. The boxing world and beyond wants it.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker fight (all times local):
Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker by unanimous decision to become a three-belt world heavyweight champion. He delivered the first loss of the New Zealander's career on Saturday.
Joshua was taken the distance for the first time in his 21-fight professional career, having won his other 20 by knockout.
Two judges awarded the fight to Joshua 118-110. The other had it 119-109.
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — If 2017 for Anthony Joshua was about becoming the world's No. 1 heavyweight, 2018 is all about creating his legacy.
"No one is on the journey anymore," Joshua said Wednesday. "We're at the destination."
Bold words for someone with just 20 professional fights to his name. Then again, Joshua is no normal boxer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder has big plans. They don't particularly include Luis Ortiz, against whom Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night.
Wilder is looking at a matchup with fellow champion Anthony Joshua — as soon as possible.
That's not necessarily a wise move, looking beyond an opponent. Wilder shrugs and lets out a hefty laugh.
NEW YORK (AP) — There they stood, champions holding their belts, challengers longing to take them away.
From WBC world heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder to WBA featherweight title holder Leo Santa Cruz, the stage at a midtown restaurant was overflowing with tough guys and testosterone.
Showtime announced its boxing cards through mid-June on Wednesday, a schedule that includes four matchups of top-five ranked fighters, and 12 world champions. Eleven world title bouts are ahead.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin has had his indefinite doping suspension from the WBC cut to one year, but he still must pay a $250,000 fine.
Povetkin had two WBC fights called off last year after positive doping tests, including a planned heavyweight title bout against Deontay Wilder.
The Russian was banned from WBC-sanctioned fights after the second failed test, but he appealed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder is steamed. And drained. And very, very eager.
All of those descriptions are delivered by the WBC heavyweight champion himself as he prepares to fight Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Undefeated heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will fight at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Nov. 4.
The fight will be televised by Showtime as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series. It will be the sixth title defense for the 31-year-old WBC champion Wilder (38-0, 37 knockouts), and he's already touting a potential matchup with Anthony Joshua after Ortiz.