Shakur Stevenson bolsters USA’s Olympic boxing hopes

With his 1980s-style high-top fade haircut, love of hip hop culture and McDonald’s food, Shakur Stevenson could pass for any teenage face in the crowd. For more than a dozen fighters worldwide, however, that face is all too familiar. Stevenson, 17, is one of the top amateur boxers on the planet. He’s never been beaten in international competition, going 14-0 in his young career. The two-time world champion is the first American to be selected by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) as the World Junior Fighter of the Year. On Aug. 14, he will head to Nanjing, China, to...

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UK Anti-Doping hands first lifetime ban to father of amateur boxer

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has imposed its first lifetime ban to the father of a Welsh amateur boxer for a string of violations. Philip Tinklin was convicted for conspiring to supply anabolic steroids after an investigation by Gwent Police. He was handed a one-year conditional discharge during a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court in January. Tinklin has now been banned for life from sport by UKAD after it charged him with three anti-doping rule violations: • Possession of one or more prohibited substances • Trafficking or attempting trafficking of prohibited substances • Assisting, encouraging, aiding, abetting or covering up or any...

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England close as boxing kings in Glasgow as history-maker Adams leads way

Nicola Adams won the historic first women’s boxing gold medal at a Commonwealth Games after emerging with a split decision victory over Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh on a day when five English fighters were crowned champions. Adams opened up with a flurry of punches in the first round that momentarily seemed to rock her opponent but Walsh regained her composure to trouble the Olympic champion with a few tasty punches of her own.But Adams always looked the more likely and showed her class in the closing round.”I’m overwhelmed,” said the 31-year-old Yorkshirewoman.”I can’t believe it.”The support I have had...

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Gennady Golovkin wastes little time; stops Daniel Geale in third round

 It wasn’t the prettiest or most awe-inspiring Gennady Golovkin performance to date, but even with Daniel Geale making him miss a bit more than normal, particularly with his vaunted jab, Golovkin stopped Geale in just the third round, disposing of one of the world’s better middleweights with ease tonight at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin (30-0, 27 KO) stung Geale (30-3, 16 KO) a couple times in the first round, and also cut him above the right eye, though that appeared to come due to a clash of heads. The first round also featured Geale tripping on a camera man’s...

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