BOXING

April 20, 1986 Michael Spinks Retains Title With Split Decision Against Larry Holmes

April 20, 2020 Larry Holmes was an 8-5 favorite to beat heavyweight champion Michael Spinks. Spinks retained his International Boxing Federation heavyweight title winning a 15-round split decision from Holmes on April 20, 1986. The 29-year-old Spinks fought a savvy fight, letting Holmes use up his energy in the early rounds and then won the […]

ON THIS DAY ONE BIG THING WHAT'S NEW

Sunday Column: One Big Thing, On This Day, What’s New In Sports

February 23, 2020 One Big Thing: Tyson Fury became a world champion once again Saturday, and he did it by outslugging the knockout artist. In one of boxing’s most anticipated rematches in years, Fury defeated Deontay Wilder via seventh-round TKO at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, capturing the WBC world heavyweight title in the […]