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Huang wins 1st Olympic boxing medal in Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Flyweight boxer Huang Hsiao-wen (黃筱雯) will bring home the bronze, the first in Taiwan's history, but will not be able to contend for the gold after losing a hard-fough...

Army boxer Naomi Graham fights her way to Olympics for US

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Claressa Shields is the most successful American amateur boxer of her generation. She dominated the middleweight division at the past two Olympics, overwhelming every op...

2 new weight classes for women boxers in Tokyo Olympics

HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Uzbekistan heralded its arrival as an Olympic boxing powerhouse by topping the medals table with three golds and seven total. ... U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields and British fl...

Olympic boxer Fuchs still fighting through tumultuous year

For a few days in March, Ginny Fuchs thought her biggest challenge of the year would be managing her obsessive compulsive disorder during a viral pandemic while still training to box at the Olympics. ...

Shields scheduled to fight Dicaire in Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields will try again to fight in her hometown. The women's boxing star is set to take on Marie-Eve Dicaire in a 154-pound unification bout May 9 in Fli...

After UFC split, Cyborg is eager to claim Bellator belt

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cris “Cyborg” Justino has done just about everything in a mixed martial arts career that began in 2005 and stretched across several continents while she scooped up titles in t...

Weekend Sports In Brief

NFL GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay's spruced-up defense fended off a spirited Seattle rally...

Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields adds 154-pound belt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields remained undefeated and won the 154-pound championship with a unanimous decision over overmatched Ivana Habazin on Friday nig...

Gold medalist Shields goes for title in 3rd weight class

Claressa Shields will try for a third time to win a world title in three divisions. The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. T...

US boxing captain Fuchs fights back after bout with OCD

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Ask U.S. boxing team captain Virginia Fuchs about her toughest fight and she'll tell you it was far from a ring. She felt the knockout in her mind and it was a long...

Timeline of boxing body AIBA's problems

The International Boxing Association has been told it cannot participate in the 2020 Olympics after years of financial chaos and allegations of corrupt judging. While boxing remains ...

Boxing's new leader steps into fight to keep Olympic status

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With as few as six weeks left to save boxing's place at the 2020 Olympics, the governing body's new interim president is now in the IOC's home city for the final rounds of...

Shields wants to lift women's boxing into mainstream

Claressa Shields won Olympic gold in 2012 in London and returned home with only a minimal bump in fame. "I'd tell people I won the gold medal and they'd say, 'Yeah, right,'" she said...

Claressa Shields in another boxing 1st on Showtime

NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields is participating in another first for women's boxing. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Christina Hammer will be featured in "All Access" episod...

Boxing body approves religiously respectful women's uniform

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The international boxing association says it has approved new uniforms for female boxers to wear for religious reasons. AIBA says "hijabs and full body f...