Boxing

  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

    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. Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision Saturday…

    AFP
  • Hopkins becomes oldest to unify world titles

    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. Two judges gave ageless wonder Hopkins a split-decision victory by the same score, 116-111, while the…

    AFP
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  • Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

    (Reuters) - American Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to unify world boxing titles when he scored a split decision victory over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday to add the Kazak's WBA light-heavyweight title to his IBF crown. The 49-year-old American was awarded the fight 116-111 by two judges but…

    Reuters
  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Rubin ''Hurricane'' Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other…

    The Associated Press
  • Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion.

    Associated Press
  • Quigg stops Munyai to keep WBA super-bantam title

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Scott Quigg of Britain retained his WBA super-bantamweight title by stopping substitute Tshifhiwa Munyai of South Africa in the second round on Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

    By Cameron French and Emily Flitter TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and…

    Reuters