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Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

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WASHINGTON (AP) Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion.

Then, the 49-year-old boxer showed his age, referencing a TV character that might have gone over the heads of many young fans.

"I was so in my living room watching Archie Bunker," Hopkins said, playfully comparing himself to the main character from the 1970's series "All in the Family."

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Quigg stops Munyai to keep WBA super-bantam title

MANCHESTER, England (AP) 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 dropped Munyai with a left in the opening round, and referee Howard Foster stopped the fight when Munyai was floored in the second minute of the second. (MORE)

'40-and-up club': Ageless Hopkins after more belts

WASHINGTON (AP) As Bernard Hopkins snatched two championship belts displayed in front of Beibut Shumenov and moved them to his own spot on the dais, the light heavyweight from Kazakhstan sat expressionless, seemingly unmoved by the brashness of the ageless American.

Confrontational showmanship is not unusual in boxing press conferences. But Thursday's event, promoting a title unification bout, was a fascinating look at how the 49-year-old Hopkins tried to gain a psychological edge on the 30-year-old Shumenov. (MORE)

Shumenov gets big chance against ageless Hopkins

LAS VEGAS (AP) The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and machines are jammed into a large room.

Outside a pontoon boat sits unused. It's too slow for the fighter and, besides, there's not enough time. (MORE)

TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing promotion

LOS ANGELES (AP) Michael King wants to rekindle the world's passion for boxing, and the television mogul believes he can make it happen by putting on a show.

Spurred by his lifelong love of the sport, the executive who brought "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to national syndicated audiences spent the past several years trying to develop amateur fighters into champions. (MORE)

Puerto Rico boxer Felix Trinidad reaches debt deal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser.

Tuesday's deal temporarily halts a $2.9 million payment that Banco Popular had sought from Trinidad. (MORE)

Arreola determined not to waste another title shot

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Arreola once wanted to win football championships at Southern California. Now that he's heading to the USC campus with a shot at a heavyweight title instead, he's determined not to waste it.

Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) has never been a boxer who seemed to worry much about missed opportunities, but the hard-hitting brawler from Riverside, Calif., realizes what's at stake when he faces Bermane Stiverne on May 10 at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles. (MORE)

Manny Pacquiao back on top after Bradley win

LAS VEGAS (AP) The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman's magical prime.

The older Pacquiao couldn't finish the trick, however. (MORE)

Pacquiao beats Bradley by decision in rematch

LAS VEGAS (AP) Nearly two years later, Manny Pacquiao finally got the decision most people thought he deserved the first time against Timothy Bradley.

Pacquiao won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Bradley on Saturday night, avenging his 2012 loss and claiming the WBO welterweight title. (MORE)

Vargas edges Allakhverdiev for 140-pound title

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jessie Vargas claimed the WBA 140-pound title with a narrow unanimous decision over Khabib Allakhverdiev on Saturday night on the undercard of Manny Pacqcuiao's rematch with Timothy Bradley.

Ray Beltran easily outpointed Arash Usmanee at the MGM Grand Garden, while Bryan Vasquez edged Jose Felix in a 130-pound bout. (MORE)


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