MMA

Olympic gold medalist adds 154-pound belt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd.

Southpaw wins WBA lightweight title

ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn’t go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down.

Grudge match ends in brutal finish

Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiraling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington’s badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully intervened.

Middleweight stops his challenger

Jermall Charlo didn’t need luck. He had a power punch and pinpoint accuracy.

Fighter wins by unanimous decision in World Boxing Super Series final

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Naoya Inoue won a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire on Thursday in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final.

Left-right combo results in 11th round victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez used a big punch to beat a big fighter.

Stevenson wins WBO featherweight title

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Shakur Stevenson and Joet Gonzalez took family drama into the ring Saturday night — Stevenson is dating Gonzalez’s sister, and there’s bad blood on both sides of that relationship.

Dominick Reyes remains undefeated in Boston UFC bout

BOSTON (AP) — Dominick Reyes remained undefeated in 12 fights, stopping former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman by technical knockout in the first round Friday night at UFC Fight Night at the TD Garden.

Usyk dominant in heavyweight debut, wins by TKO

CHICAGO (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk did everything in his heavyweight debut with the exception of knocking down Chazz Witherspoon.

English boxer overcomes bloody cut over eye to beat Swedish fighter

Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury’s right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. His scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder suddenly in jeopardy, Fury needed to dig deep in a fight that wasn’t supposed to be this hard.