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Charr ends Germany's 85-year wait for a boxing world heavyweight champion

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Beirut-born Manuel Charr is Germany's first world heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling reigned from 1930-1932

CHAMP. Germany's Manuel Charr (center) raises his fist as Russia's Alexander Ustinov is on his knees during the eighth round of their WBA world heavyweight boxing title bout on November 25, 2017 in Oberhausen, western Germany. Photo by Guido Kirchner/dpa/AFP

Muhammad Ali's 'fight doctor' Ferdie Pacheco dead at age 89

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Pacheco, who earned a medical degree from the University of Miami, met Ali in the early 1960s at Miami's Fifth Street Gym when the future icon was known as Cassius Clay and working with legendary trainer Angelo Dundee

THE GREATEST. Heavyweight world boxing champion Muhammad Ali is seen during a training session on April 23, 1976 in Washington before his heavyweight world championship fight against Jimmy Young on April 30, 1976 in Landover, Maryland. Ali met Dr. Ferdie Pacheco in the 1960s when he was still called Cassius Clay. AFP PHOTO / CONSOLIDATED NEWS PICTURES /

Ex-champ Mike Tyson barred from entering Chile

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Chilean police explain it has the power to 'prohibit the entry into the country of any foreigner who has negative records and/or convictions in their country of origin'

BARRED. A handout picture realesed on November 9, 2017 by Chile's Investigation Police showing US former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson escorted by Chile's Investigations Police members at Santiago de Chile airport. Tyson was detained at the airport for violating Chilean immigration laws and he will be deported to the United States. AFP

Wilder willing to fight Joshua in UK for a heavyweight boxing mega-fight

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:34 PM

American Wilder, 32, defended his WBC title with a first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne last weekend and now wants a crack at Joshua's WBA and IBF belts

WBC CHAMP. Deontay Wilder celebrates after knocking down Bermane Stiverne in the first round during their rematch for Wilder's WBC heavyweight title at the Barclays Center on November 4, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Brandon Vera doesn’t want to be the last Filipino heavyweight champion

Dec 02, 2016 - 3:51 PM

Let’s find another heavyweight who could also be a world champion says Brandon Vera

READY. Brandon Vera (R) will defend his ONE Championship heavyweight title for the first time at ONE's 'Age of Domination' fight card. He is seen here with Bibiano Fernandes, ONE bantamweight champion during a press conference. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury retires in profane tweet, immediately unretires

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Tyson Fury has not remained quiet amid reports that he tested positive for cocaine during an out of competition test

'TYSON MONTANA' RETURNS. The heavyweight champ has done virtually everything since winning the title - except for fight. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Boxer Tyson Fury makes light of cocaine reports in tweet

Oct 02, 2016 - 1:30 PM

ESPN reported Fury tested positive after providing a urine sample to Las Vegas based Voluntary Anti Doping Association VADA in Lancaster England on September 22

MAKING LIGHT OF IT. Tyson Fury posts a tweet that makes light of cocaine reports about him. OLI SCARFF / AFP

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury plays ring card boy for cousin's fight

Mar 27, 2016 - 8:49 AM

Fury puts the ring card girls to shame strutting his goods in between rounds at his cousin Hughie s fight

RING CARD CHAMP. Tyson Fury is the undisputed heavyweight champion of ring card girls. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Wilder KOs Szpilka, trades tough talk with Fury

Jan 17, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Deontay Wilder keeps his World Boxing Council heavyweight title and sets the stage for a potential shot at an undisputed title later this year against Tyson Fury

KO. Deontay Wilder (L) punches Artur Szpilka during their WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Boxing: Controversial champ Fury to attend BBC award show

Dec 19, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Tyson Fury is in the running to win the Sports Personality of the Year award despite a petition calling for his removal from the nominees due to controversial comments

CONTROVERSIAL. Tyson Fury will attend BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award show. File Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

Boxing: Joshua wins British heavyweight title with 15th knockout

Dec 13, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Anthony Joshua 26 takes his record to 15 knockouts from 15 fights since turning pro after winning 2012 Olympic gold in London

CHAMPION. Anthony Joshua (R) knocks out Dillian Whyte to take the British heavyweight title on December 12, 2015. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury faces police scrutiny over homophobic comments

Dec 09, 2015 - 10:59 AM

The newly crowned heavyweight champion has attracted controversy after likening homosexuality to pedophilia

CONTROVERSIAL. Over 105,000 people have signed a petition calling for Tyson Fury's removal from the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

'Unbeatable' Klitschko improving with age, says brother

Nov 17, 2014 - 4:20 PM

I don t see anyone in the world who can beat him Age is just making him stronger said Wladimir s brother Vitali

BETTER WITH AGE. Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine (left) continues to be dominant at 38 years old. Photo by Christian Charisius/EPA