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Albuquerque police are seeking UFC champion Jon Jones for questioning in hit-and-run

Albuquerque police are searching for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on Sunday night in connection with a hit-and-run accident. Police spokesman Officer Simon Drobik said Jones is wanted for questioning about the crash, which occurred earlier in the day. Police said they have been unable to reach Jones and have not heard back from his lawyer. Jones (21-1) is scheduled to defend his tit…

  • Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko's next title defence is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against Briton Tyson … More »Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko's next title defence is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against Briton Tyson Fury, the Ukrainian said in the early hours of Sunday. "I just got the news that I am obligated to satisfy my mandatories (title defenses)," Klitschko, …

  • Reigning heavyweight champion Klitschko of Ukrainein clenches his fists during an official weigh-in ahead of his fight in New York
    Klitschko outpoints Jennings to extend reign Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko used his big jab to extend a nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points decision over … More »Klitschko outpoints Jennings to extend reign

    Reigning heavyweight champion Klitschko of Ukrainein clenches his fists during an official weigh-in ahead of his fight in New York

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko used his big jab to extend a nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points decision over a game but limited Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The pro-Klitschko crowd, which numbered more than 17,000, lavished cheers and chants …

  • Demetrious Johnson, from the United States, right, takes Kyoji Horiguchi, from Japan, down during their UFC 186 flyweight title fight in Montreal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
    UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retains title at UFC 186 The Canadian Press - Sun, 26 Apr, 2015

    UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title in dominant fashion, controlling opponent Kyoji Horiguchi for nearly the entirety of their five-round affair … More »UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retains title at UFC 186

    Demetrious Johnson, from the United States, right, takes Kyoji Horiguchi, from Japan, down during their UFC 186 flyweight title fight in Montreal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title in dominant fashion, controlling opponent Kyoji Horiguchi for nearly the entirety of their five-round affair before scoring the latest submission win in UFC history — tapping out his opponent with just a single second left in the fight. The bout served as the …

  • Souvenir items of boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines are displayed for sale inside a store in metro Manila
    Retailers make a killing ahead of Pacquiao-Mayweather megafight Reuters - Sat, 25 Apr, 2015

    By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - Sales of Manny Pacquiao boxing gear and effects have soared as much as 10 times ahead of his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, … More »Retailers make a killing ahead of Pacquiao-Mayweather megafight

    Souvenir items of boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines are displayed for sale inside a store in metro Manila

    By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - Sales of Manny Pacquiao boxing gear and effects have soared as much as 10 times ahead of his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, with Philippine retailers struggling to cope with demand from fans snapping up any paraphernalia they could find. Online and front-end retailers …

  • Boxer Mayweather's violent history ignored, women's advocates say Reuters - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather prepares for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, women's advocates believe his … More »Boxer Mayweather's violent history ignored, women's advocates say

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather prepares for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, women's advocates believe his history of domestic violence is merely a footnote to the biggest fight in years. Mayweather hit his ex-girlfriend in front of two of their children in 2010, …

  • Boxer Wladimir Klitschko speaks after working out Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in New York. Klitschko is scheduled to defend his heavyweight titles against Bryant Jennings on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
    Heavyweight champ Klitschko back in US, meets unbeaten American Jennings for heavyweight title The Canadian Press - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015

    It's difficult to tell if Wladimir Klitschko has a tougher time holding up all his championship belts or defending them in the ring. So Klitschko posed with his WBA, … More »Heavyweight champ Klitschko back in US, meets unbeaten American Jennings for heavyweight title

    Boxer Wladimir Klitschko speaks after working out Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in New York. Klitschko is scheduled to defend his heavyweight titles against Bryant Jennings on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    It's difficult to tell if Wladimir Klitschko has a tougher time holding up all his championship belts or defending them in the ring. So Klitschko posed with his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts — the only one he doesn't own is the WBC, which Deontay Wilder has — and talked of the success he's had in Europe since that last U.S. …

  • Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather pose at a news conference for their upcoming bout in Los Angeles
    Bouts from different eras can't be ranked: Arum Reuters - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Next week's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is expected to be the most lucrative ever in boxing but … More »Bouts from different eras can't be ranked: Arum

    Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather pose at a news conference for their upcoming bout in Los Angeles

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Next week's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is expected to be the most lucrative ever in boxing but that does not necessarily make it the biggest of all time, veteran promoter Bob Arum told Reuters. The heavily anticipated megabout in Las Vegas on May 2 …

  • Pacquiao-Mayweather Tickets Gone In 60 Seconds
    Pacquiao-Mayweather Tickets Gone In 60 Seconds Sky News - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015

    The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has sold out in less than a minute, with tickets immediately making their way onto resale sites for up to £47,000. … More »Pacquiao-Mayweather Tickets Gone In 60 Seconds

    Pacquiao-Mayweather Tickets Gone In 60 Seconds

    The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has sold out in less than a minute, with tickets immediately making their way onto resale sites for up to £47,000. Only 1,000 tickets were made available to fans for the highly-anticipated clash at the MGM-Grand in Las Vegas on 2 May, a match being billed as the "fight …

  • Boxing: Mayweather vs Pacquiao-Press Conference
    Pacquiao's hand speed will earn win, says Roach Reuters - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superior hand speed will give Manny Pacquiao a decisive edge over American Floyd Mayweather in their heavily anticipated … More »Pacquiao's hand speed will earn win, says Roach

    Boxing: Mayweather vs Pacquiao-Press Conference

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superior hand speed will give Manny Pacquiao a decisive edge over American Floyd Mayweather in their heavily anticipated megafight in Las Vegas next week, says the Filipino southpaw's trainer Freddie Roach. Mayweather will go into the May 2 welterweight showdown as the favourite …

  • Canadian bantamweight Sahah Kaufman, of Victoria B.C., raises her fist and a Canada sign at the weigh in for the UFC's "The Ultimate Figher Nations" event in Quebec City on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Canadian bantamweights Alexis Davis and Kaufman are set to fight for the third time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
    Canadian bantamweights Alexis Davis, Sarah Kaufman set to fight for third time The Canadian Press - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015

    It shows Kaufman burying her right fist in Davis' face. Kaufman (17-2 with one no contest) hopes for more of the same Saturday when the 135-pounders meet for a third … More »Canadian bantamweights Alexis Davis, Sarah Kaufman set to fight for third time

    Canadian bantamweight Sahah Kaufman, of Victoria B.C., raises her fist and a Canada sign at the weigh in for the UFC's "The Ultimate Figher Nations" event in Quebec City on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Canadian bantamweights Alexis Davis and Kaufman are set to fight for the third time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

    It shows Kaufman burying her right fist in Davis' face. Kaufman (17-2 with one no contest) hopes for more of the same Saturday when the 135-pounders meet for a third time on the UFC 186 undercard in Montreal. Davis, 30, is happy to get a crack at a top contender after losing to champion (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey in 16 seconds …

  • Mayweather Repeats Better Than Ali Boast
    Mayweather Repeats Better Than Ali Boast Sky News - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015

    Floyd Mayweather is continuing to claim he is a better boxer than Muhammad Ali as his showdown with Manny Pacquiao on 2 May gets closer. Mayweather and Pacquiao meet … More »Mayweather Repeats Better Than Ali Boast

    Mayweather Repeats Better Than Ali Boast

    Floyd Mayweather is continuing to claim he is a better boxer than Muhammad Ali as his showdown with Manny Pacquiao on 2 May gets closer. Mayweather and Pacquiao meet in Las Vegas in a fight worth £332m, and the 38-year-old old is unconcerned at the growing criticism. I just look at Ali's career when he fought Leon Spinks …

  • Eleven-time, five-division world boxing champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather poses at a news conference, ahead of his upcoming bout with eight-division world champion Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao, in Los Angeles
    Subdued Mayweather sure he has winning ticket Reuters - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015

    With tickets to his May 2 mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao set to fetch jaw-dropping prices, Floyd Mayweather felt no need to add to the hype on Wednesday, avoiding controversy … More »Subdued Mayweather sure he has winning ticket

    Eleven-time, five-division world boxing champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather poses at a news conference, ahead of his upcoming bout with eight-division world champion Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao, in Los Angeles

    With tickets to his May 2 mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao set to fetch jaw-dropping prices, Floyd Mayweather felt no need to add to the hype on Wednesday, avoiding controversy with the same ease with which he evades punches. Undefeated Mayweather even mustered up some faint praise for Pacquiao and refused to respond to …

  • IBF Champion Brook Backing Mayweather
    IBF Champion Brook Backing Mayweather Sky News - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015

    Kell Brook admits Floyd Mayweather's clash with Manny Pacquiao is hard to call - but believes home advantage will help the American in the fight of the century. Las … More »IBF Champion Brook Backing Mayweather

    IBF Champion Brook Backing Mayweather

    Kell Brook admits Floyd Mayweather's clash with Manny Pacquiao is hard to call - but believes home advantage will help the American in the fight of the century. Las Vegas resident Mayweather takes on the Filipino fighter on his home turf in a showdown between boxing's top two pound-for-pound fighters on 2 May. Pacquiao, …

  • UFC welterweight fighter Patrick Cote from Canada poses during a UFC 186 media event in Montreal, February 25, 2015. With a 15-1 record in Canada, welterweight Patrick (The Predator) Cote understandably enjoys fighting at home. But weird things tend to happen when the UFC veteran fights in his backyard of Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
    UFC veteran Patrick (The Predator) Cote looks for win, not drama in Montreal The Canadian Press - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015

    His UFC 154 win came when Alessio Sakara was disqualified for hitting him on the back of the head. Cote (21-9) returns to the Bell Centre on Saturday night to meet veteran … More »UFC veteran Patrick (The Predator) Cote looks for win, not drama in Montreal

    UFC welterweight fighter Patrick Cote from Canada poses during a UFC 186 media event in Montreal, February 25, 2015. With a 15-1 record in Canada, welterweight Patrick (The Predator) Cote understandably enjoys fighting at home. But weird things tend to happen when the UFC veteran fights in his backyard of Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    His UFC 154 win came when Alessio Sakara was disqualified for hitting him on the back of the head. Cote (21-9) returns to the Bell Centre on Saturday night to meet veteran Joe (Diesel) Riggs (40-15) in the marquee undercard fight of UFC 186.

  • Bayless To Referee Mayweather v Pacquiao
    Bayless To Referee Mayweather v Pacquiao Sky News - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015

    Kenny Bayless has been selected to referee Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Nevada-based Bayless will be joined by three American … More »Bayless To Referee Mayweather v Pacquiao

    Bayless To Referee Mayweather v Pacquiao

    Kenny Bayless has been selected to referee Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Nevada-based Bayless will be joined by three American judges at ringside - Dave Moretti and Burt Clements, also of Nevada, and Glenn Feldman of Connecticut. It will be the sixth Mayweather bout that Bayless, …