Boxing

Faced with the likelihood of being stripped of his middleweight world title for testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug, Billy Joe Saunders on Thursday vacated the 160-pound belt. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission rejected Saunders’ application for a boxing license because of the positive test for the powerful banned stimulant oxilofrine. Saunders,
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With only four professional fights under his belt, Russian bantamweight Mikhail Aloyan has by far the least experience of any of the participants in the World Boxing Super Series tournaments, be it the two that took place in the recently competed first season or the three just getting started in the second season. But Aloyan,
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Former welterweight world titleholder Victor Ortiz pleaded not guilty Wednesday to sexual assault charges, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Ortiz, 31, had turned himself in last month and was charged with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration. A woman had first contacted police in March and said she was
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11:14 AM ET Mark KriegelESPN Looking back, he understands the shooter had been waiting for him. Maybe it was the same guy who torched his Mercedes earlier that spring. Or not. Either way, it was pushing midnight, and his girlfriend was doing the dishes. So Jose Benavidez Jr. decided to walk his pets that night,
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The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission on Tuesday denied middleweight world titleholder Billy Joe Saunders a boxing license because of his recent failed drug test for the banned performance-enhancing stimulant oxilofrine, meaning his upcoming fight is canceled and that the WBO will likely strip him of its 160-pound belt. Saunders, who will lose out on a
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