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President Trump says he's torn over young immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump spoke in unusually personal terms as he answered a question at a White House press conference about hundreds of thousands of young immigrants whose fate rests in his hands.

Mayweather-McGregor bout edging closer?
Mayweather-McGregor bout edging closer?

Whatever your viewpoint, the drumbeat of headlines linking retired former welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather to a showdown with mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor suggests a money-spinning fight is edging closer. UFC President Dana White separately told Britain's Daily Telegraph that no McGregor-Mayweather fight would happen without the organization's involvement.

Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is
Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close'

(The Sports Xchange) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes a superfight between him and MMA star Conor McGregor will happen sooner rather than later. Mayweather told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith at Saturday's NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder that the two fighters are on the verge of an agreement. "We're getting very, very close," the 39-year-old Mayweather told Smith.

Mayweather quashes rumors of McGregor fight
Mayweather quashes rumors of McGregor fight

Floyd Mayweather has shot down rumors of a deal to fight martial arts star Conor McGregor, insisting he is content to remain retired. "There seems to be several rumors floating around media recently however, let the record show, there hasn't been any deals made in regards to a fight between myself and any other fighters. Mayweather's statement may be sincere or it may not be.

Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close'

(The Sports Xchange) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes a superfight between him and MMA star Conor McGregor will happen sooner rather than later. Mayweather told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith at Saturday's NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder that the two fighters are on the verge of an agreement. "We're getting very, very close," the 39-year-old Mayweather told Smith.

Boxing-Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes a superfight between him and MMA star Conor McGregor will happen sooner rather than later. Mayweather told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith at Saturday's NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder that the two fighters are on the verge of an agreement. "We're getting very, very close," the 39-year-old Mayweather told Smith.

Boxer Wilder beats Povetkin in U.S. trial over canceled fight
Boxer Wilder beats Povetkin in U.S. trial over canceled fight

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has won a fight with Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin - not in the ring, but in the courthouse - in a trial over a title bout that was called off after the Russian tested positive for a banned substance. After less than an hour, a federal jury in Manhattan on Monday ruled in favor of Wilder in a civil trial, finding that Povetkin ingested meldonium after a World Anti-Doping Agency ban of the drug went into effect in January 2016. Lawyers for Wilder and promoter DiBella Entertainment Inc had argued that Povetkin's positive urine test came after three negative ones earlier in April, which meant that the...

Boxer Wilder beats Povetkin in U.S. trial over canceled fight
Boxer Wilder beats Povetkin in U.S. trial over canceled fight

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has won a fight with Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin - not in the ring, but in the courthouse - in a trial over a title bout that was called off after the Russian tested positive for a banned substance. After less than an hour, a federal jury in Manhattan on Monday ruled in favor of Wilder in a civil trial, finding that Povetkin ingested meldonium after a World Anti-Doping Agency ban of the drug went into effect in January 2016. Lawyers for Wilder and promoter DiBella Entertainment Inc had argued that Povetkin's positive urine test came after three negative ones earlier in April, which meant that the...

Boxer Wilder beats Povetkin in U.S. trial over canceled fight

Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has won a fight with Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin - not in the ring, but in the courthouse - in a trial over a title bout that was called off after the Russian tested positive for a banned substance. After less than an hour, a federal jury in Manhattan on Monday ruled in favor of Wilder in a civil trial, finding that Povetkin ingested meldonium after a World Anti-Doping Agency ban of the drug went into effect in January 2016. Lawyers for Wilder and promoter DiBella Entertainment Inc had argued that Povetkin's positive urine test came after three negative ones earlier in April, which meant that the Russian took the drug after passing the...

Ohio sons Easter, Warren put titles on line before home fans
Ohio sons Easter, Warren put titles on line before home fans

Unbeaten Robert Easter hopes to put on a show in front of hometown fans in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday when he puts his lightweight world title on the line against Puerto Rico's Luis Cruz. Cruz is going to come to fight and put on a show, but I'm prepared to deliver a knockout," said Easter, who brings a record of 18-0, with 14 knockouts to the bout. Cruz is 22-4 with one drawn and 16 knockouts.

Kelly latest British boxing Olympian to turn pro
Kelly latest British boxing Olympian to turn pro

Josh Kelly joined the ranks of British amateur boxers who competed at last year's Olympic Games to turn professional after a signing a promotional contract with Matchroom Boxing. Kelly reached the last 16 in the welterweight division in Rio before being beaten by the eventual champion, Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan.

Boxers Wilder, Povetkin face-off in court after canceled fight
Boxers Wilder, Povetkin face-off in court after canceled fight

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder and Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin battled in court on Tuesday, at a trial over a title bout that was called off after the Russian tested positive for a banned substance. The boxers sat on opposing sides of a Manhattan federal courtroom as jurors heard their attorneys give opening statements in a trial focused on whether Povetkin ingested meldonium after a World Anti-Doping Agency ban of the drug went into effect in January 2016. Judd Burstein, a lawyer for American Wilder and promoter DiBella Entertainment Inc, told jurors that positive urine test came after three negative ones earlier in April, which meant...

Boxers Wilder, Povetkin face-off in court after canceled fight

Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder and Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin battled in court on Tuesday, at a trial over a title bout that was called off after the Russian tested positive for a banned substance. The boxers sat on opposing sides of a Manhattan federal courtroom as jurors heard their attorneys give opening statements in a trial focused on whether Povetkin ingested meldonium after a World Anti-Doping Agency ban of the drug went into effect in January 2016. Judd Burstein, a lawyer for American Wilder and promoter DiBella Entertainment Inc, told jurors that positive urine test came after three negative ones earlier in April, which meant that Povetkin took the drug after...

Unbeaten Washington named Wilder
Unbeaten Washington named Wilder's fill-in foe

Undefeated American Gerald Washington was named Monday as the new challenger for unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder in a February 25 title bout at Birmingham, Alabama, promoters announced. Wilder, 37-0 with 36 knockouts, was to have defended his World Boxing Council crown against Poland's Andrzej Wawrzyk, 33-1 with 19 knockouts, but the European fighter tested positive for a banned substance. Washington is 18-0 with one drawn and has fought mainly in southern California, his longest journey leading to a knockout of Ray Austin on the undercard of a Wilder title bout last July in Birmingham.

India
India's Devi outpunches Bedo in boxing pro debut

India's Laishram Sarita Devi made a winning start to her professional boxing career, silencing the taunts of her Hungarian opponent who had vowed to leave her in tears. Devi, who became famous after she tearfully refused to accept a medal at the Asian Games, won the five-round contest against Zsofia Bedo by a unanimous decision in front of her home fans in the state of Manipur. Bedo, a veteran of 59 professional bouts, had vowed to reduce Devi to tears once again ahead of their contest in the northeastern Indian city of Imphal.

Santa Cruz turns tables on Frampton to claim WBA belt
Santa Cruz turns tables on Frampton to claim WBA belt

Leo Santa Cruz reclaimed the World Boxing Association featherweight world title Saturday, handing Carl Frampton the first defeat of his career and avenging his 2016 loss to the Northern Ireland star. In an explosive rematch that lived up to their bruising encounter last July, it was Santa Cruz who this time emerged with a majority decision, with two judges scoring it 115-113 for the US-based Mexican while the third scored it a draw at 114-114. "I wanted revenge," said Santa Cruz, whose loss to Frampton last year was his first defeat.

Berchelt dethrones Vargas, Japan
Berchelt dethrones Vargas, Japan's Miura wins by KO

Miguel Berchelt dethroned previously unbeaten Francisco Vargas, stopping him in the 11th round to seize the World Boxing Council super featherweight title in a showdown of Mexican rivals. Referee Raul Caiz halted the bout 2:19 into the 11th round after a bloody cut over the left eye of Vargas left the champion unable to see or stop the triumphant challenger. "Francisco Vargas is a great champion.

Australia enters ring for Pacquiao-Horn WBO fight
Australia enters ring for Pacquiao-Horn WBO fight

WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao could fight Australian Jeff Horn in Queensland state after officials confirmed Sunday they were in negotiations to host the bout. There has been weeks of speculation that the 38-year-old Filipino dubbed "Pac-Man" will get into the ring with Horn in April, possibly in Australia. "We now are getting the pieces together to deliver this major fight," Queensland's tourism minister Kate Jones told reporters in Brisbane.

No evidence of fixing in Olympic bouts, says AIBA
No evidence of fixing in Olympic bouts, says AIBA

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - "Unprofessional relationships" within AIBA created an atmosphere of collusion between senior management and judges that undermined boxing at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the governing body said in a statement on Friday. "An unwelcome axis of influence and sole decision-making had been created and used by former Senior Management that led to a lack of due process being carried out," AIBA president Ching-kuo Wu said. "Whilst there is no evidence that this had a direct influence on results in Rio, if best practice is not followed 100 percent of the time by our officials and R&Js (referees and judges), that is...

Boxing-No evidence of fixing in Olympic bouts, says AIBA

* AIBA find no evidence that fights were fixed in Rio * Commission says "unprofessional relationships" undermined AIBA * Judging system to change, officials to be chosen by computer * Suspended judges to be re-integrated (Adds details) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - "Unprofessional relationships" within AIBA created an atmosphere of collusion between senior management and judges that undermined boxing at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the governing body said in a statement on Friday. "An unwelcome axis of influence and sole decision-making had been created and used by former Senior Management that led to a lack of due process being carried out," AIBA president Ching-kuo...

Joshua vs. Klitschko fight to equal British crowd record
Joshua vs. Klitschko fight to equal British crowd record

The largest British boxing crowd for nearly 80 years will watch Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April after promoters struck a deal with London's Mayor. Crowds are usually capped at 80,000 for transport network capacity reasons but an attendance of 90,000 is expected for the contest in which Joshua's IBF title and the vacant WBA Super and IBO heavyweight belts are up for grabs. It would match the record 90,000 attendance for the Len Harvey versus Jock McAvoy bout at London's White City in 1939.

Boxing-Joshua v Klitschko fight to equal British crowd record

The largest British boxing crowd for nearly 80 years will watch Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April after promoters struck a deal with London's Mayor. Crowds are usually capped at 80,000 for transport network capacity reasons but an attendance of 90,000 is expected for the contest in which Joshua's IBF title and the vacant WBA Super and IBO heavyweight belts are up for grabs. It would match the record 90,000 attendance for the Len Harvey versus Jock McAvoy bout at London's White City in 1939.

Boxing-No evidence of fixing in Olympic bouts, says AIBA

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - "Unprofessional relationships" within AIBA created an atmosphere of collusion between senior management and judges that undermined the boxing body at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the governing body said in a statement on Friday. It added, however, that a special investigation committee of experts had found no evidence of active interference in the results after carrying out 50 interviews over a four month period. ...

India
India's woman boxer Devi looks to banish tears in pro debut

Now Laishram Sarita Devi is aiming to be the continent's undisputed champion as India's first professional woman boxer. Devi was slated when she tearfully rejected her bronze medal at the 2014 games in Incheon and accused judges of pandering to locals by declaring South Korea's Park Ji-Na the winner on points in their semi-final. "I have been boxing for the last 16 years winning medals, bringing laurels to the country in amateur boxing, but as a boxer, it has always been on my mind to try in professional boxing," Devi said in an interview with The New Indian Express ahead of the lightweight bout.

Unbeaten Vargas, Japan
Unbeaten Vargas, Japan's Miura could book boxing title rematch

Undefeated Francisco Vargas defends his World Boxing Council Super Featherweight title Saturday against Mexican compatriot Miguel Berchelt with Japan's Takashi Miura on the undercard seeking another chance at the throne. Vargas, 23-0 with two drawn and 17 knockouts, stopped Miura in the ninth round in November 2015 to seize the title then fought Orlando Salido to a majority draw last June, snapping his 20-fight win streak but keeping his crown.

Frampton primed to enter
Frampton primed to enter 'trenches' in Santa Cruz rematch

Unbeaten Carl Frampton believes he has the edge as he seeks to reprise his dazzling 2016 victory over Leo Santa Cruz when the two meet again Saturday for Frampton's World Boxing Association featherweight world title in Las Vegas. "I think I'm going to get another win," Northern Ireland's Frampton said. Frampton emerged with a majority decision over Santa Cruz last July 30 in a bruising duel widely considered one of 2016's best fights.

Boxing-De La Hoya arrested for suspected DUI in California

Jan 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in Pasadena, Calif. De La Hoya was stopped for speeding in his Land Rover on Del Mar Boulevard, at which point the investigating officer smelled an alcoholic odor in the car and administered "a series of field sobriety tests," according to ESPN. The 43-year-old De La Hoya failed the tests and was arrested at 1:57 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. ...

Unbeaten Wilder loses another boxing foe to doping
Unbeaten Wilder loses another boxing foe to doping

Undefeated World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is looking for a last-minute replacement challenger after losing a scheduled ring rival to doping for the second time in his career. Poland's Andrzej Wawrzyk, who was set to fight Wilder in his home region on February 25 at Birmingham, Alabama, failed a doping test conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. Lou DiBella, Wilder's promoter, vowed the February 25 card will be staged with a new rival.

Oscar De la Hoya arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Oscar De la Hoya arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Oscar de la Hoya, an Olympic boxing gold medalist turned professional world champion and head of Golden Boy Promotions, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving on Wednesday, authorities said. De La Hoya, 43, was pulled over around 2 a.m. in Pasadena, northeast of downtown Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol said.

Joshua unfazed by religious abuse
Joshua unfazed by religious abuse

IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua insists vile abuse sparked by a photo of him praying in a mosque won't deter him from following his religious beliefs. Joshua was barraged with sick taunts after posting a picture on social media of him in a Dubai mosque recently. The 27-year-old Briton, who is due to fight Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on April 29, was pictured in the holy building participating in the afternoon prayer Asr, recited by practising Muslims.

Manny Pacquiao says
Manny Pacquiao says 'nothing final' on next fight

WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao said Tuesday the details of his next fight have yet to be determined, despite widespread reports he will face Australian Jeff Horn. Asked in an interview with ABS-CBN television about a Horn fight, Pacquiao, said "not yet done, the negotiation is not yet done". Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, has been widely quoted in international media as saying that the 38-year-old Filipino dubbed "Pac-Man" will get into the ring with Horn in April, possibly in Australia, but Pacquiao himself has not confirmed this.

Britain
Britain's history-making boxer Nicola Adams turns pro

The 34-year-old was one of the faces of the London 2012 Games -- when she made history as the first woman to win Games boxing gold -- but her decision to go pro all but means she will not pursue a third Games gold at Tokyo 2020, having retained her title in Rio last year. "I want to take women's boxing to the next level, become a world champion and do great things," the bubbly flyweight said on Monday, announcing she was turning professional. Adams, a hugely popular figure in Britain who has won pretty much every major title open to her as an amateur, signed a long-term promotional deal with Frank Warren and will make her professional debut at Manchester Arena against an...

Boxing-Double Olympic champion Adams turns professional

* Olympic double champion Adams turns pro * Debut fight scheduled for Manchester in April (Adds details) LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Double Olympic boxing gold medallist Nicola Adams turned professional on Monday, announcing a debut bout in Manchester on April 8 before a "Leeds homecoming" on May 13. "I think this was the time for me," the 34-year-old, who has signed with promoter Frank Warren, told broadcaster BT Sport at a presentation in London. "Now I've achieved everything I wanted to achieve as an amateur and now I want to be a professional and achieve more." Warren, who has previously said he did not want to promote women's boxing, said he was eating 'humble pie' in signing the...

Double Olympic champion Adams to turn professional
Double Olympic champion Adams to turn professional

Double gold medallist Nicola Adams is set to turn professional at the age of 34 after being released from her contract with Britain's Olympic boxing program on Monday. GB Boxing said the first female Olympic boxing champion, who defended her 2012 flyweight title in Rio de Janeiro last year, would not be part of the squad working towards Tokyo 2020 and was free to pursue other career opportunities. The only other woman to win two Olympic boxing golds, American middleweight Claressa Shields, made her professional debut last November.

Boxing-Double Olympic champion Adams to turn professional

Double gold medallist Nicola Adams is set to turn professional at the age of 34 after being released from her contract with Britain's Olympic boxing programme on Monday. GB Boxing said the first female Olympic boxing champion, who defended her 2012 flyweight title in Rio de Janeiro last year, would not be part of the squad working towards Tokyo 2020 and was free to pursue other career opportunities. The only other woman to win two Olympic boxing golds, American middleweight Claressa Shields, made her professional debut last November.

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