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An oral history of Spokane boxer Chauncy Welliver’s two-round spar with Mike Tyson

Spokane native Chauncy Welliver once sparred with Mike Tyson in Brooklyn, New York. He’s how it went down.


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Anonymous donations boost Spokane Boxing after burglary of downtown gym

Spokane Boxing opens its doors Wednesday, a result of Spokane County’s Phase 2 reopening


Lace them up: Boxing set for June 9 return in Las Vegas

Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the …


UPDATED: Sat., May 9, 2020

Tim Dalhberg: Still bad after all these years, Mike Tyson hits gym

It’s hard to say what is more startling, seeing Mike Tyson hitting a bong or watching him hitting the mitts in a boxing gym like he was getting ready to …


Virus forces cancellation of Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The International Boxing Hall of Fame has canceled its Hall of Fame weekend in June because of the coronavirus pandemic


Analysis: Tyson Fury is a champion like no other before him

The world has never seen a heavyweight champion quite like Tyson Fury. He can fight, he can sing and he can talk. Oh, can he talk.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

Tyson Fury wins WBC heavyweight title, stopping Deontay Wilder in seventh round

Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch Saturday night in Las Vegas before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

30 years after upsetting Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is ‘feeling good’

Thirty years after his startling victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is feeling healthy and basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

‘Simplicity is genius’: Anthony Joshua boxes smart, beats Andy Ruiz, Jr. to reclaim titles

Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Andy Ruiz Jr. even heavier for his heavyweight rematch with Anthony Joshua

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will be nearly 50 pounds heavier than Anthony Joshua for their title rematch on Saturday in Saudi Arabia.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Tim Dahlberg: Intrigue building in series of heavyweight fights

They are a flawed group at best, the heavyweights who will be vying for your attention – and money – over the next few months. Unpredictable, too, though that just …


Canelo Alvarez stops Sergey Kovalev in 11th round to win 175-pound title

Canelo Alvarez used a big punch to beat a big fighter. Alvarez landed a left-right late in the 11th round Saturday night, dropping Sergey Kovalev to the canvas and ending …


Errol Spence wants to show he’s best welterweight in world

Errol Spence is in an enviable position as he returns to the ring Saturday night in a welterweight title fight against Shawn Porter. There’s a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao …


Andy Ruiz Jr. having his fun, but vows to be ready for Anthony Joshua rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr. looks like a guy who is having fun. He changed his life and the heavyweight boxing picture when he stopped Anthony Joshua in June and allowed himself …


Vasyl Lomachenko beats Luke Campbell, adds 3rd lightweight belt

Vasyl Lomachenko’s big goal in boxing is to become unified champion in one weight category. He’s one win away from achieving that dream. Considered among the world’s greatest pound-for-pound fighters, …


Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch set for Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua’s promoters say his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7. The British fighter will be trying to …


Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019

Tyson Fury stays unbeaten, stops Tom Schwarz late 2nd round

Tyson Fury stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in the second round Saturday night. The British heavyweight star remained unbeaten and put on a show in his Las Vegas …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

No Garden upset: Gennady Golovkin knocks out Steve Rolls in 4th round

Gennady Golovkin’s return to the ring was a short one as he knocked out Steve Rolls with 51 seconds remaining in the fourth round of their super middleweight fight. There …


Triple G awaits Garden bout knowing what befell Anthony Joshua there

Gennady Golovkin is all too aware of what happened at Madison Square Garden – Andy Ruiz Jr. jolted Anthony Joshua in a monumental boxing upset. Golovkin promises there will be …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Historic Andy Ruiz Jr. win jolts elation among Mexican Americans

Andy Ruiz Jr. has become a folk hero overnight after becoming the first Mexican American heavyweight champion. Ruiz stunned the world Saturday after defeating Anthony Joshua in Madison Square Garden …


Tim Dahlberg: Heavyweights are suddenly fun once again

Just when things were starting to make sense in boxing and the heavyweight division was shaping up nicely, a fat guy with blazingly quick hands wiped away most of the …


Anthony Joshua promoter says rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. will happen

Anthony Joshua’s promoter says a rematch will take place between the British fighter and new world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Spokane’s Chauncy Welliver says ‘hooray for the fat guys’ after Andy Ruiz’s upset heavyweight victory

Score one for the rotund. Andy Ruiz’s world heavyweight championship upset of Anthony Joshua was about as big as the Californian’s waistband.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Andy Ruiz stuns Anthony Joshua for heavyweight title at MSG

Andy Ruiz flattened Anthony Joshua twice in the seventh round and capped one of boxing’s biggest upsets to win his share of the heavyweight championship on Saturday night at Madison …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

Deontay Wilder KOs Dominic Breazeale in 1st round to defend heavyweight belt

Deontay Wilder emphatically got back into the win column, knocking out Dominic Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round to defend his heavyweight title.


Tim Dahlberg: Heavyweights step up, just not against each other

Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So …


Boxing chief criticizes IOC comments on Olympic competition

The head of the international boxing federation has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach’s comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport’s federation can’t get …


Canelo Alvarez beats Daniel Jacobs in middleweight title fight

Canelo Alvarez added another belt to his collection, outworking Daniel Jacobs over 12 rounds to win a unanimous decision in their middleweight title unification fight. Alvarez was the more active …


Big contract in hand, Canelo Alvarez looks for a big win

Canelo Alvarez owns both big Mexican holiday weekends in Las Vegas, along with a contract that could make him one of the richest athletes in the world. He’ll own everything …