Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world's highest paid entertainers
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world's highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career.
Joshua to defend world titles against Povetkin at Wembley
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on Sept. 22, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Monday.
Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao KOs Argentinian champion, bags title
MANILA, July 15 (Reuters) - Filipinos cheered on Sunday as they watched boxing hero Manny Pacquiao knock out Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in a WBA welterweight championship bout in Kuala Lumpur.
Revived Pacquiao stuns Matthysse to claim welterweight crown
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant display to stun defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh-round knockout and claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
Boxing-Joshua signs two-fight deal for Wembley stadium
July 6 (Reuters) - Anthony Joshua has signed a deal to stage his next two bouts at Wembley stadium, the first in September and then next April, the 28-year-old announced via promotions company Matchroom Boxing.
Cuban Olympic boxing champ abandons team in Mexico
HAVANA (Reuters) - Olympic boxing two-time gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez abandoned Cuba's national team during a training camp in Mexico, the Cuban Sports Institute said on Thursday, the second major defection to hit the Communist-run country's boxing squad this year.
Joshua promoter challenges Wilder to sign contract for Wembley clash
(Reuters) - World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder's contract to fight unified world champion Anthony Joshua is "still live" and the bout could take place at Wembley in April next year, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has said.
REFILE-Boxing-Joshua promoter challenges Wilder to sign contract for Wembley clash
June 29 (Reuters) - World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder's contract to fight unified world champion Anthony Joshua is "still live" and the bout could take place at Wembley in April next year, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has said.
Joshua given ultimatum to fight Povetkin or risk losing WBA title
(Reuters) - British heavyweight Anthony Joshua has been told by the World Boxing Association (WBA) to agree terms for a mandatory title defense against Russia's Alexander Povetkin with "immediate effect" or risk losing his WBA title.