CARSON, Calif.- Hampered by a hurting hip, Marcos Maidana absorbed everything Josesito Lopez could throw at him for two rounds. When Maidana got his legs back under him, the Argentine brawler made sure Lopez didn't get another chance.
LONDON-Carl Froch won a unanimous decision over Mikkel Kessler in a super middleweight title unification bout on Saturday night, avenging his first career defeat and adding the WBA championship to his IBF belt.
MOSCOW-Unbeaten Alexander Povetkin retained his WBA heavyweight belt Friday, stopping Polish challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk by technical knockout in the third round for his fourth successful title defence.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand- Who can Mike Tyson turn to for a character reference? The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, for one, and the leader of Nevada's largest shelter for battered women, for another.
LAS VEGAS-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought as if he had never left the ring, coming back from a year's absence to win a unanimous 12-round decision over Robert Guerrero in their welterweight title fight on Saturday.
LAS VEGAS-He claims to be more mature now, chastened by a stint in jail and eager to be just as much a businessman as a fighter. Indeed, Floyd Mayweather Jr. acted almost statesmanlike earlier this week when Robert Guerrero's father began screaming that he was a woman beater who would finally get beaten himself Saturday night.
BERLIN- Under Wladimir Klitschko's disparaging gaze, Francesco Pianeta did not give much away during an open workout before he challenges the Ukrainian for his WBA and IBF heavyweight belts on Saturday.
SYDNEY-Australian boxer Sam Soliman says his "B" sample of a recent doping test turned out negative and he will appeal a nine-month ban he was handed in Germany following an IBF middleweight fight on Feb. 1 in Duesseldorf.
HAVANA-Cuba is breaking a five-decade ban on professional boxing and joining an international semipro league. Fighters will compete for sponsored teams, box without protective headgear and earn $1,000 to $3,000 a month.
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey-Javier Fortuna stopped Miguel Zamudio with a devastating left hand in the first round on Friday, although he could not claim the WBA interim featherweight title as he did not make the weight the previous day.
WASHINGTON- The Senate has voted to urge President Barack Obama to pardon posthumously the first black heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, who was convicted a century ago of accompanying a white woman across state lines.
NEW YORK-Guillermo Rigondeaux retained his WBA super bantamweight championship and added the WBO super bantamweight belt, unanimously outpointing Nonito Donaire on Saturday night at Radio City Music Hall.