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Andre Ward had success throwing both the left and the right on Saturday night against Alexander Brand at Oracle Arena. (Tom Hogan - Roc Nation Sports/Hoganphotos)

Andre Ward dominant in championship tuneup fight

OAKLAND — Andre Ward embodied a handful of different fighters on Saturday…

 

Andre Ward, the undefeated pride of Oakland, will fight Alexander Brand, of Colombia, on Saturday at Oracle Arena. (Courtesy Tom Hogan/Hogan-Photos/Rock Nation Sports)

Andre Ward set for tuneup at Oracle Arena

Following a nearly two-year break from fighting, former super middleweight champion Andre…

 

Lonnie Ali, widow of Muhammad Ali, is led to a waiting limousine, Tuesday, June 10, in Louisville, Ky., as the motorcade carrying Muhammad Ali prepares to travel through Louisville and to the cemetery. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal, Pool)

Ali’s wife thanks world for love, support at memorial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali’s greatest champion thanked the world for its…

 

Crowds line the route of the procession led by the hearse carrying the body of Muhammad Ali in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, June 10, 2016. Ali died last Friday at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)

Muhammad Ali makes his final journey through his hometown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali made his final journey through his hometown…

Crowds line the route of the procession led by the hearse carrying the body of Muhammad Ali in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, June 10, 2016. Ali died last Friday at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)
In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stands over challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw, in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.

Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies

Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality…

In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stands over challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw, in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.
Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey, left, and former boxer Mike Tyson share a light moment after her workout at Glendale Fighting Club. Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion, is scheduled to face Brazil’s unbeaten Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)

Mike Tyson sees himself in Ronda Rousey’s UFC dominance

GLENDALE, Calif. — Moments after Mike Tyson stepped into the Glendale Fighting…

Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey, left, and former boxer Mike Tyson share a light moment after her workout at Glendale Fighting Club. Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion, is scheduled to face Brazil’s unbeaten Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
John Locher/APFloyd Mayweather stayed undefeated Saturday

Mariotti: Reviled and still the champ

LAS VEGAS — By the 11th round, all the manic energy had…

John Locher/APFloyd Mayweather stayed undefeated Saturday
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Mariotti: In goodwill game, smiling Pacquiao KOs fiendish Mayweather

LAS VEGAS — The human instinct isn’t merely to root for Manny…

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Alastair Grant and Rick Bowmer/AP File PhotosFloyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2

Mayweather and Pacquiao to meet only once before fight week

The fight is so big, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't…

Alastair Grant and Rick Bowmer/AP File PhotosFloyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2
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Buster Douglas: 'Belief' led him to stunning upset of Tyson

COLUMBUS — An uppercut and three follow-up punches made James "Buster" Douglas…

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courtesy photoBruno Escalante will fight Michael Ruiz this Saturday.

San Carlos-trained boxer Bruno Escalante lands first title shot

Abandoning all he knew of home in the crazed pursuit of a…

courtesy photoBruno Escalante will fight Michael Ruiz this Saturday.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Bay Area boxers Escalante, Mayfield continuing to show promise

Boxing prospect Bruno Escalante grew tired, and Joseph Rios — a fist-fighting…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Peninsula pugilist Escalante looks to take next step in career

At one point, Bruno Escalante Jr. wanted to become the first Filipino-born…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
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Guerrero steps into spotlight against Mayweather Jr.

Just a year-and-a-half-ago, the notion of Robert Guerrero merely sharing the prize…

Julie Jacobson/APFloyd Mayweather Jr.
Courtesy Bruno Escalante TwitterBruno Escalante will take on Mexican journeyman Rigoberto Casillas at the Fox Theater in Redwood City this Friday.

Boxer Bruno Escalante looks to make name for himself at Redwood City event

In the midst of his first eight-round prize fight nearly 10 months…

Courtesy Bruno Escalante TwitterBruno Escalante will take on Mexican journeyman Rigoberto Casillas at the Fox Theater in Redwood City this Friday.
Getty Images File PhotoNonito Donaire is having trouble to find the drive to train against his ordinary opponent Jorge Arce.

Nonito Donaire having to dig deep for motivation against lackluster Jorge Arce

There have been days — recent days — when the drive has…

Getty Images File PhotoNonito Donaire is having trouble to find the drive to train against his ordinary opponent Jorge Arce.
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Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies in Puerto Rico

Former championship boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho died Saturday at the hospital in…

AP File PhotoIn this March 1
AP file photoToe-to-toe: Bay Area-bred Nonito Donaire

Donaire stacks up nicely vs. Nishioka

Judging from his left hook — a punch that has left numerous…

AP file photoToe-to-toe: Bay Area-bred Nonito Donaire
U.S. Presswire File PhotosOakland's Andre Ward and Chad Dawson will fight it out this Saturday at Oracle Arena.

Ward puts perfect record on the line against lanky Dawson

Prizefighting — justifiably so — is closely associated with savagery. But anyone,…

U.S. Presswire File PhotosOakland's Andre Ward and Chad Dawson will fight it out this Saturday at Oracle Arena.
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Styles will clash when Ward, Dawson square off in Oakland

OAKLAND —But they won’t. Rather, their respected fighters, Andre Ward and Chad…

alexis terrazas/special to the s.f. examinerAndre Ward and Chad Dawson