Claressa Shields celebrates after winning her second Olympic gold medal. There will be no third gold medal for Claressa Shields. The only American to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward in 2004 is turning professional and will make her pro debut on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Ward-Sergey Kovalev pay-per-view show.
Up until last week, Manny Pacquiao was concentrating on trying to get the death penalty restored in the Philippines. Now he's focusing on something not nearly as controversial — his return to the ring for a Nov. 5 fight with Jesse Vargas. "Working in the Senate is not easy while you're training," said Pacquiao, a freshman senator in the Philippines. "You manage your time and that's what I did in training for this fight." Pacquiao won't have to juggle two jobs for at least a few weeks, with the Senate now out of session. He arrived in Los Angeles over the weekend, eager to finish final preparations for yet another fight in a pro career that has stretched 21 years. What remains to be seen is how
We’re now just six weeks away from Anthony Joshua’s next scheduled fight on December 10, but there’s still no official word on an opponent. The one main reason for that is because IBF titlist Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko are awaiting a decision by the WBA as to whether or not they’ll sanction a fight between them for their vacant world title — a make or break issue for Klitschko. As such the IBF confirms that they’ve yet to receive a request to sanction Joshua’s next fight — likely because promoter Eddie Hearn is waiting on the WBA’s decision to see if the Klitschko fight can go through, which is not looking great at the moment. “We have not heard anything from Eddie Hearn as to who