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Klitschko back in US, meets unbeaten heavyweight Jennings

Boxer Wladimir Klitschko speaks after working out Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in New York. Klitschko is scheduled to defend his heavyweight titles against Bryant Jennings on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s difficult to tell if Wladimir Klitschko has a tougher time holding up all his championship belts or defending them in the ring.

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Maloney back as boxing promoter after sex change

Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney poses,  during a press conference,  in central London, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The boxing promoter behind Lennox Lewis’ rise to becoming world heavyweight champion is returning to the sport after undergoing a sex change.  Kellie Maloney announced Thursday she is resuming her career as a promoter and has taken on two unheralded British fighters. Under her previous name, Frank, Maloney was Lewis’ promoter as the British fighter won heavyweight titles in the 1990s and early 2000s. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LONDON (AP) — Weeks after completing a sex change, the boxing promoter behind Lennox Lewis’ rise to world heavyweight champion is back working in the sport.

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Ioka takes WBA flyweight title from Reveco

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Japanese boxer Kazuto Ioka beat Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina for the WBA flyweight title Wednesday by a majority decision.

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At 39, Klitschko still king of the heavyweight ring

Boxer Wladimir Klitschko speaks during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Klitschko is scheduled to defend his heavyweight titles against Bryant Jennings on April 25, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Wladimir Klitschko looks around the boxing landscape and sees young heavyweights, lots of young heavyweights. At his age, 39, that’s hardly unnatural.

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Bayless picked as third man in ring for Mayweather-Pacquiao

Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council, holds up the "Cinturon Esmeralda" or Emerald Belt, during a media presentation, in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The title belt will be awarded to the winner of the WBC world championship superfight between Floyd Mayweather and current WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s richest fight ever.

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