Boxing

Rafael Garcia, the always-smiling and beloved boxing lifer who worked as a trainer, cutman and hand-wrapper to some of the sport’s biggest names, died on Tuesday due to complications from leukemia. He was 88. Born in Mexico, Garcia worked in boxing for most of his life and spent recent decades living in Las Vegas, where
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Junior flyweight title unification fights are rare, but one will take place when Milan Melindo and Ryoichi Taguchi, the top two 108-pound boxers in the world, meet Dec. 31 at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo. Melindo promoter ALA Promotions and Taguchi promoter Watanabe Gym made the announcement Friday at simultaneous news conferences, with ALA
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After a 13-month layoff, former welterweight world titleholder Jessie Vargas is returning to the ring. Vargas will square off with Aaron Herrera in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Dec. 15 (Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes, 10 p.m. ET) at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California, promoter Tom Brown of
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Katie Taylor, the popular two-time Irish Olympian, will get a shot at a women’s lightweight world title. Taylor will challenge Anahi Esther Sanchez for a 135-pound crown on Oct. 28, on the undercard of unified heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua’s mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. “I’m delighted that the world
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CARSON, Calif. — When Srisaket Sor Rungvisai edged Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez by majority decision March 18 in New York, it was a very controversial decision, with most believing Gonzalez was the rightful winner. But Sor Rungvisai got the nod, claimed a junior bantamweight world title and took Gonzalez’s undefeated record and status as boxing’s pound-for-pound
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LAS VEGAS — Spoiler alert: Conor McGregor is in no jeopardy of missing weight for his highly anticipated boxing match this weekend against Floyd Mayweather. That’s according to McGregor’s longtime nutritionist George Lockhart, who has prepared the UFC champion’s meals throughout his entire fight camp in Las Vegas. Lockhart, a well-known nutritionist in mixed martial
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