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Gennady Golovkin retains WBA middleweight title

NEW YORK (AP) Gennady Golovkin was a hit in his first appearance at Madison Square Garden.

If Golovkin has his way, he will get another attempt at fighting in the big arena against another Madison Square Garden regular - Miguel Cotto.

Golovkin easily retained his WBA middleweight championship Saturday night, stopping Daniel Geale at 2:47 of the third round in front of 8,572 fans.

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Mike Tyson gets a standing ovation at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) He didn't always stay on topic, and not everything he said was politically correct or easy to understand, but most of the audience at the Comic-Con panel for Mike Tyson's new animated Adult Swim series roared with laughter throughout.

Actor Rob Corddry moderated the session featuring producer Hugh Davidson and stars Tyson, Jim Rash and Rachel Ramras. (MORE)

Mike Tyson eyes Jamie Foxx in movie about ex-champ

TORONTO (AP) Mike Tyson says he's met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life.

"Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he's willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story," the former heavyweight boxing champion said Friday during a conference call to promote an upcoming Toronto date for his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." "I think he's splendid because he's really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job." (MORE)

Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on points, had blood streaming down his face.

That's what fighting without protective headgear can do. (MORE)

Mayweather granted promoter's license in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now organize and market fights in Nevada all on his own.

The Nevada Athletic Commission voted Wednesday to grant the undefeated welterweight champion a promoter's license. The 37-year-old Mayweather has previously worked with fight promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions in his televised matchups in Las Vegas. (MORE)

Chisora-Fury fight is off after sparring injury

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Dereck Chisora has withdrawn from his European heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury after fracturing his hand during a sparring session.

The Londoner was set to meet Fury in Manchester to contest the European belt and the vacant British title on Saturday night but the fight will now be rescheduled with a new date to be announced shortly. (MORE)

Pacquiao returns to ring Nov. 22 in Macau

(AP) -- Manny Pacquiao will return to China for his next fight, taking on Chris Algieri in the gambling enclave of Macau.

The scheduled Nov. 22 fight for a piece of the welterweight title held by Pacquiao comes a year after the Filipino headlined the first big fight card there with a win over Brandon Rios. Promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao will likely fight at least once a year in Macau the rest of his career. (MORE)

Alvarez wins split decision over Lara

LAS VEGAS (AP) Canelo Alvarez chased Erislandy Lara far too long Saturday night to pay much attention afterward to Lara's complaint that he won their fight.

"You don't win by running, you win by hitting," Alvarez said. "You don't win a fight like that." (MORE)

Canelo Alvarez faces tough test in southpaw Lara

LAS VEGAS (AP) Canelo Alvarez wants to be known as a fighter who never ducked anyone, one reason why he paid particular attention when Erislandy Lara started calling his name.

Alvarez could have taken on a less risky opponent in a pay-per-view show Saturday night, but didn't. He listened to Lara call him out and responded by offering the Cuban a fight that holds a lot of promise for both boxers. (MORE)

Barthelemy takes IBF junior lightweight title

MIAMI (AP) Rances Barthelemy won a unanimous decision over Argenis Mendez and captured the International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight title Thursday night.

Despite losing two points on fouls, Barthelemy was the aggressor for most the bout at American Airlines Arena. The fight was a rematch of their first bout that ended in a no-contest on Jan. 3. (MORE)


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