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21 APRIL 2014

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Washingtona s Bergman is boxinga s best-kept secret

North American Boxing Association's USA Heavyweight Champion Jason Bergman of South Strabane Township with his championship belt Jim McNutt / Observer-Reporter Jason Bergman sits at the table with Jack Conway in the crowded restaurant discussing what's in his future as he picks at a quesadilla. ... Washingtona s Bergman is boxinga s best-kept secret

Quigg Stops Munyai to Keep WBA Super-Bantam Title

Scott Quigg of Britain retained his WBA super-bantamweight title by stopping substitute Tshifhiwa Munyai of South Africa in the second round on Saturday. ... Quigg Stops Munyai to Keep WBA Super-Bantam Title

Quick hits - college softball, rowing and more

At Washington, already the oldest boxer in history to win a world championship, Bernard Hopkins , 49, became the oldest to win a unification bout Saturday night as he captured a split 12-round light heavyweight decision over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan. ... Quick hits - college softball, rowing and more

Mauricio Herrera To Fight on Canelo Undercard July 12

Mauricio Herrera proved to the world that his ring skills are immense, and even though champion Danny Garcia retained his 140 pound straps in Puerto Rico last month, Herrera, the Cali based boxer, didn't see his standing in the sport drop. ... Mauricio Herrera To Fight on Canelo Undercard July 12

Crolla wins Murray battle

Anthony Crolla won the battle of Manchester with a stunning 10th round stoppage victory over John Murray. ... Crolla wins Murray battle

Khan joins up with Haymon

Amir Khan has boosted his chances of fighting Floyd Mayweather by joining up with the American's advisor Al Haymon. ... Khan joins up with Haymon

Another KO win for Smith

Callum Smith retained his WBC International super-middleweight title and 10-fight unbeaten record with a third round victory over Francois Bastient. ... Another KO win for Smith

Champion Klitschko eyes Joe Louis...

Wladimir Klitschko says he plans to box on for another decade in his bid to break Joe Louis's record as the longest reigning world heavyweight champion. ... Champion Klitschko eyes Joe Louis...

Boxing: Heavyweight champ Klitschko expects battle with Leapai

Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko is confident of an exciting fight when he puts his world heavyweight title on the line against Alex Leapai. ... Boxing: Heavyweight champ Klitschko expects battle with Leapai

Munroe quits after defeat

Josh Warrington defended his Commonwealth featherweight title by forcing veteran Rendall Munroe to retire. ... Munroe quits after defeat

Quigg demolishes Munyai

Scott Quigg defended his WBA super-bantamweight title with a brutal second round stoppage over Tshifhiwa Munyai. ... Quigg demolishes Munyai

Battle for Commonwealth spots

Great Britain's amateur boxing team have been forced to put friendship aside with Commonwealth Games spots at stake. ... Battle for Commonwealth spots

Burns joins Sims camp

Former WBO lightweight world champion Ricky Burns has announced that Tony Sims is to train him for his next fight. ... Burns joins Sims camp

Hall agrees to face Butler

Stuart Hall will make the next defence of his IBF bantamweight title against Paul Butler. ... Hall agrees to face Butler

Chisora to challenge licence ban

Dereck Chisora appeals against the withdrawal of his licence by the British Boxing Board of Control. ... Chisora to challenge licence ban

Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Nathan Cleverly receives a boost in his bid for a light-heavyweight unification clash with Bernard Hopkins. ... Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Enzo Maccarinelli is ordered to a rematch against Shane McPhilbin for the British cruiserweight title. ... Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Sexton eyes titles with Warrens

Cheshunt's Ashley Sexton believes he can become a future world champion, after signing with Frank Warren Promotions. ... Sexton eyes titles with Warrens

Bellew-McIntosh fight postponed

Tony Bellew's British light-heavyweight title defence against Danny McIntosh is put back two weeks to 27 April after McIntosh pulled out with a chest infection. ... Bellew-McIntosh fight postponed

Boxing: Williams talks up his chances against Parker

The brawler from the Bahamas is a veteran of the heavyweight boxing scene with a 36-13-2 record but the 41-year-old feels the politics of the sport have held him back. ... Boxing: Williams talks up his chances against Parker

Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard implores Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight, for the sake of their own legacies. ... Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

McCloskey has change of opponent

Paul McCloskey has a change of opponent for his contest on 5 May after former IBF champion Julio Diaz pulls out of the bout. ... McCloskey has change of opponent

GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Britain's three female Olympic boxing hopefuls are chosen for next month's World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China. ... GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Wladimir Klitschko defends his heavyweight world titles against American Tony Thompson on 7 July. ... Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Lamont Peterson says Amir Khan is incapable of altering his game-plan for their May rematch and that his British rival is mentally "all over the place". ... Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury remains unbeaten as he stops Martin Rogan in five rounds. ... Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

GB boxers progress in qualifier

Heavyweight Warren Baister moves closer to Olympic qualification with a thrilling win over France's Abdoulaye Diane in Turkey. ... GB boxers progress in qualifier

Groves out of world title fight

George Groves pulls out of his WBO super-middleweight world title fight against Robert Stieglitz because of injury. ... Groves out of world title fight

Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Lightweight Josh Taylor qualifies for the Olympics, ensuring there will be one Scot in the GB boxing team. ... Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Nathan Cleverly withdraws from his WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi because of illness. ... Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Bernard Hopkins Calls out Adonis Stevenson for Title Unification Fight

While the feat would be impressive enough on its own, the fact that he will be approaching 50 years old when the fight would likely happen makes it all the more impressive. ... Bernard Hopkins Calls out Adonis Stevenson for Title Unification Fight

Chisora ready to test Fury

Dereck Chisora intends to send Tyson Fury to "the naughty corner" when he comes up against his fellow Brit in July. ... Chisora ready to test Fury

Luke Campbell to take break

Olympic champion Luke Campbell has announced he is taking a break from boxing after his father was diagnosed with cancer. ... Luke Campbell to take break

Rumor: Terence Crawford vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa on HBO, in June or July

You get one of those shiny straps into your possession, and we on the sidelines can try to belittle the feat, reduce that achievement and babble about the modern era of boxing's sad state of dilution. ... Rumor: Terence Crawford vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa on HBO, in June or July

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. ... Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Froch confident of victory

Carl Froch and George Groves take to the ring again next month and the Cobra has predicted a similar outcome at Wembley. ... Froch confident of victory

Mike Tyson Knocks Out Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh With First Pitch

Mike Tyson's glory days may be a couple of decades in the rearview mirror now, but the former heavyweight champ's star power still shines bright. ... Mike Tyson Knocks Out Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh With First Pitch

Manny Pacquiao's Biggest Potential Challengers After Victory vs. Timothy Bradley

Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao answered plenty of questions with his recent decisive victory over Timothy Bradley. ... Manny Pacquiao's Biggest Potential Challengers After Victory vs. Timothy Bradley

McDonnell relishing title shot

Jamie McDonnell is relishing the chance to fight for the WBA bantamweight title on the undercard of Froch v Groves. ... McDonnell relishing title shot

11 things you need to know about super-bantamweight Scott Quigg ahead of his WBA title defence

Super-bantamweight ace Scott Quigg will aim to defend his "regular" WBA title on Saturday when he battles Tshifhiwa Munyai in Manchester Quigg was born on October 9 1988 in Bury to mother Lindsay and father Kenny. ... 11 things you need to know about super-bantamweight Scott Quigg ahead of his WBA title defence

Photos: Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield Hit Tribeca Festival

The Co-Founder of Tribeca Film Festival, Jane Rosenthal, poses with former heavyweight champions Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson at Tribeca Talks: After the Movie: 'Champs' during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater in New York City. ... Photos: Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield Hit Tribeca Festival

Clarke inspired by Joshua

Super-heavyweight top seed Frazer Clarke hopes to take inspiration from the exploits of close friend Anthony Joshua. ... Clarke inspired by Joshua

Pacquiao raises over P2M for 'Yolanda' survivors

Filipino boxing superstar and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao on Friday vowed to help rebuild houses in the typhoon-hit areas in Visayas, following his victory over American Timothy Bradley. ... Pacquiao raises over P2M for 'Yolanda' survivors

Upset Alert: Rod Salka Shocks Alexei Collado

The last time "Lightning" Rod Salka appeared in a fight in front of the Showtime brass, he delivered a winning performance only to be denied by the judges. ... Upset Alert: Rod Salka Shocks Alexei Collado

Fans 'will be treated to' watching Gennady Golovkin knockout Chavez Jr.

On Boxing Now, Chris Mannix sits down with promoter Lou DiBella and Ring Magazine columnist Tim Smith to talk about Curtis Stevens' next fight against middleweight titleist Gennady Golovkin set for November 2nd. ... Fans 'will be treated to' watching Gennady Golovkin knockout Chavez Jr.

Porter on course for Brook

Shawn Porter beat Paulie Malignaggi to retain his world title and stay on course for a meeting with Briton Kell Brook. ... Porter on course for Brook

History for Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to unify a weight division by beating Beibut Shumenov on Saturday. ... History for Hopkins

BIR tax reminder not meant to spoil Pacquiao victory - MalacaA ang official

MalacaA ang on Monday said the reminder from Bureau of Internal Revenue chief Kim Jacinto-Henares for boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to pay taxes was not meant to spoil his recent victory over American boxer Timothy Bradley. ... BIR tax reminder not meant to spoil Pacquiao victory - MalacaA ang official

Bernard Hopkins wins split decision, unifies titles

Ageless Bernard Hopkins Hopkins was coming off a title fight victory against Karo Murat. ... Bernard Hopkins wins split decision, unifies titles

McDonnell to fight for title

Jamie McDonnell will fight Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat for the vacant WBA bantamweight title on the Carl Froch against George Groves undercard, live on Sky Sports Box Office on May 31. The 28-year-old from Doncaster has recorded a pair of victories since being stripped of his IBF world title following a contractual breach. ... McDonnell to fight for title
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