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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.

The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition, said his spokesman, Bob Gunnell.

"He went into the hospital this morning," Gunnell said in a phone interview. "He has a mild case of pneumonia and the prognosis is good."


Former boxing champ Ernie Terrell dies at 75

CHICAGO (AP) Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75.

The son of Mississippi sharecroppers and long-time Chicago resident worked as fight promoter after his boxing career ended and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. Terrell also twice ran unsuccessfully for alderman of his far South Side neighborhood and built a janitorial company that eventually employed 100 people. He died Tuesday in Chicago of complications from Alzheimer's disease, according to his wife Maxine. (MORE)

Column: Mayweather must fight Pacquiao next

LAS VEGAS (AP) Floyd Mayweather Jr. built a career - and made a fortune - by using deception to confuse and outwit his opponents.

Playing the same game outside the ring has also paid off for Money May. Mayweather has, for the most part, been able to fight who he wants, where he wants and when he wants. He sells enough pay-per-views that he has been able to avoid a fight with Manny Pacquiao that should have taken place five years ago. (MORE)

Bradley and Chaves fight to a stunning draw

LAS VEGAS (AP) Timothy Bradley fought to a draw against Diego Chaves in a 12-round welterweight match on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan. It was another disappointing night for the former welterweight and junior welterweight champion who lost for the first time in his pro career in his previous fight against Manny Pacquiao in April.

Although what happened against Chaves wasn't nearly as clear cut as that loss to Pacquiao. It was a stunning decision that left many at ringside shaking their heads in disbelief for the second time on Saturday night. (MORE)

Khan wins welterweight decision over Alexander

LAS VEGAS (AP) Amir Khan put his name in the mix for a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., using his speed and accurate right hand Saturday night to win a lopsided 12-round decision over former champion Devon Alexander in a welterweight matchup.

Khan (30-3) won round after round using the same formula, jabbing at Alexander and following it with right hands that found their mark more often than they missed. The British fighter didn't knock down Alexander (26-3) and never seemed to really hurt him, but was impressive enough to solidify his spot in the lineup for a possible fight next year with Mayweather. (MORE)

Mayweather: Let's make the Pacquiao fight May 2

(AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's ready to fight Manny Pacquiao next May in a long anticipated bout that would be the richest ever in boxing.

Mayweather called for negotiations for the fight to be take place, though he warned Pacquiao not to expect to get anywhere near the money that he himself would make. (MORE)

Khan, Alexander meet in key welterweight fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) Amir Khan was counting on Floyd Mayweather Jr. adding him to his dance card about this time last year when he turned down a chance to fight Devon Alexander for a piece of the welterweight title.

He's not making the mistake of waiting on Mayweather again. (MORE)

Chudinov KOs McCulloch for WBA belt

MOSCOW (AP) Fyodor Chudinov knocked out previously unbeaten Australian fighter Ben McCulloch to win the vacant WBA interim super-middleweight belt in Moscow on Thursday.

The Russian controlled the fight from the start before sending McCulloch to the canvas with a crunching right hook to the head in the second round. McCulloch laid face down for several minutes - requiring medical help - before leaving the ring shaken but walking. (MORE)

Rios, Alvarado meet for 3rd time in the ring

DENVER (AP) Mike Alvarado burst out laughing when his upcoming opponent dropped to a knee and playfully proposed marriage.

Indeed, he's been seeing a lot of Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios inside the ring lately. (MORE)

Braehmer KOs Glazewski to retain light heavy title

OLDENBURG, Germany (AP) Juergen Braehmer of Germany knocked out Pawel Glazewski of Poland in the first round with a left to the liver and retained his WBA light heavyweight title on Saturday.

The fight was over after 43 seconds, when Braehmer cornered Glazewski and landed a vicious left hook to the liver that had the Pole wincing in pain and on his knees. He failed to make the count. (MORE)

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