Mayweather to face kick boxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa in December

TOKYO, Japan — Floyd “Money” Mayweather announced that he will exit retirement once again to fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, Tokyo. Both Mayweather and Nasukawa camps held a news conference on Sunday night [Monday night Japan time) that was streamed worldwide…

Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin in 7th round to retain titles

LONDON, England — Anthony Joshua (22-0, 20 KOs) knocked out Alexander Povetkinways in a seventh-round stoppage win on Saturday night, in front of a crowd of close to 80,0000 at Wembley Stadium. “I’ve got my knockout streak back and I found my right hand again,” Joshua said. “Alexander Povetkin is a very tough challenge. He…

Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin by majority decision

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Canelo Alvarez claimed a majority decision victory to take the unified middleweight world championship from Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night before a sold-out crowd of 21,965 at T-Mobile Arena. Judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld scored the fight 115-113 for Alvarez, and Glenn Feldman scored it 114-114. “I showed my victory…

Floyd Mayweather announces rematch with Manny Pacquiao?

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Floyd “Money”Mayweather says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao will take place this year — in a post on Instagram Saturday, with the caption, “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way.” Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) made about $220 million from his May…

Boxer Curtis Harper leaves ring at opening bell of heavyweight bout

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Curtis Harper lost his heavyweight bout against Efe Ajagba in unusual fashion. Efe Ajagba (6-0, 5 KOs), 24, a 2016 Nigerian Olympian was scheduled for a six-round bout with Curtis Harper (13-6, 9 KOs), 30, of Jacksonville, Florida, in one of the televised bouts on the Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox…

Anthony Joshua set to face Alexander Povetkin in September

LONDON — Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said Wednesday that he will move to finalize a fight between Joshua and the dangerous Alexander Povetkin, according to ESPN. The fight will take place Sept. 22 or Sept. 29 at one of London’s major stadiums, Wembley, Twickenham or London Olympic Stadium. Photo Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather, Lionel Messi Top Forbes’ 2018 List of Highest-Paid Athletes

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Forbes Magazine has named boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. the highest-paid athlete in the world for the fourth time. Mayweather topped the 2018 list with total earnings of $285 million, followed by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi ($111 million) and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ($108 million). Here is a rundown of the top 10:…

Stevenson, Jack ruled a Majority Draw – retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title

TORONTO, Canada — Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs)retained his WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night after a majority draw with Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KOs) at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. “I won the fight because I hurt him to the body,” Stevenson told Showtime’s Jim Gray in his postfight interview. Two judges scored it…

Triple G Makes history with second round knockout

CARSON, California — Triple G, Gennady Golovkin, defeated last-minute substitute opponent Vanes Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KOs) with a vicious knockout in the second round to retain his title for a record 20th consecutive time to tie the all-time 160-pound division mark set by legend Bernard Hopkins in 2005 — making boxing history Saturday night at…

Adrien Bronner, Jesse Vargas fight to majority draw

BROOKLYN, New York — The Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas showdown went the full 12 rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, resulting in a majority draw as one judge scored it 115-113 for Broner — but the other two calling it even at 114 each, ruling it a draw. “I saw myself…