heavyweight champion

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 Saturday night. Wilder also said he would execute a clause in his contract for a third fight with Fury, […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he’s a heavyweight champion. The Gypsy King dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win the title when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel as he was taking a beating in the […]

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: […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, “Rocky” — the producing team behind some recent sport-related Broadway shows have just gotten the rights to tell the story of boxing great Joe Louis. Fran Kirmser and her producing partner Tony Ponturo said Wednesday that they’ve acquired the exclusive global, theatrical and movie rights to Louis’ life story. […]