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Canelo Alvarez suffers backlash for picking easy fight

Less than three weeks before his ring date with IBF light middleweight titlist Liam Smith, Mexican boxing star Canelo Alvarez continues to suffer backlash from boxing fans about his decision to pick Smith over Gennady Golovkin for his next fight.

Op-Ed: Why Kell Brook won't survive Gennady Golovkin's punching power

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook is moving up two weight classes to land a lucrative fight against knockout artist Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 10 at The O2 Arena in London, England.

Kell Brook could be competitive against Golovkin at 160 pounds

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has been tagged as the underdog in his upcoming fight against unbeaten unified middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin but halfway to his training he believes he would be fiercer as he moves up to the 160 pounds limit.

Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools

Astana - Turkey's ambassador to Kazakhstan on Friday warned the Central Asian country over its schools linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government blames for this month's coup attempt.

Oil-rich Kazakhstan shaken by attacks

Almaty - Two multiple-target attacks in as many months have shaken Kazakhstan's reputation for stability and led to fears that home-grown radicalism could be on the rise in the ex-Soviet republic.

Five dead in Kazakhstan 'terror' attacks on police

Almaty - Security forces in Kazakhstan arrested two men suspected of gunning down five people in attacks on a police station and a security building on Monday in the country's largest city Almaty.

Op-Ed: Why Kell Brook could suffer first career defeat against GGG

In the blink of an eye, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook of England found himself facing WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in the ring on Sept. 10 at the The O2 Arena in London, England.

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

Baikonur - Three astronauts blasted off into the early morning sky in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome Thursday, heading towards the International Space Station.

Kazakh President blames attacks on radical islamists

Astana - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday blamed radical islamists for deadly shootings that left seven dead in the west of the oil-rich Central Asian state.

Kazakhstan accuses protesters of trying to oust government

Astana - Oil-rich Kazakhstan on Friday accused organisers of anti-land reform demonstrations last week of trying to overthrow the Central Asian country's government.

Canelo Alvarez knocks out Amir Khan in 6th round

It took Saul "Canelo" Alvarez five rounds to find his range against the fast-moving Amir Khan as he unleashed a big right hand to Khan's face in the sixth round when the 29-year-old Briton failed to raise his left hand to block Alvarez's power shot.

Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan halts land reform after rare protests

Astana - Energy-rich Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Thursday halted a controversial proposal to amend land laws that had sparked rare anti-government protests in the Central Asian state.

Gennady Golovkin knocks out Dominic Wade in round 2

WBA (Super), IBO and interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin scored a stunning knockout win over challenger Dominic Wade Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, to retain his multiple middleweight titles.

Golovkin is huge favorite to win over Wade Saturday night

WBA (Super), IBO and interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is a huge favorite to win against undefeated middleweight contender Dominic Wade when they collide Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Ruling party seals expected victory in Kazakhstan vote

Astana - The ruling party of energy-rich Kazakhstan's ageing autocrat President Nursultan Nazarbayev secured a landslide victory in parliamentary elections, results showed Monday, a poll OSCE observers said failed to meet international democratic standards.

Ruling party secures victory in Kazakh parliamentary polls

Astana - Projected results showed energy-rich Kazakhstan's ruling party claiming a comfortable win in early parliamentary polls on Sunday that never threatened to trouble autocrat President Nursultan Nazarbayev's long reign.

Three new crew, including US grandpa, join space station

Baikonur - Three new crew members have joined the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books during his time there, NASA said.

Europe-Russia mission blasts off on hunt for life on Mars

Baikonur - A joint European-Russian mission aiming to search for traces of life on Mars blasted off on Monday for the start of a seven-month unmanned space journey to the Red Planet.

International Space Station's '1-year crew' returns to Earth

Dzhezkazgan - US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Wednesday after almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars.

Alvarez likely to headline first boxing fight at new MGM Arena

Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez could be the first boxer to headline a grand boxing event at the newly constructed Las Vegas Arena (formerly MGM-AEG Las Vegas Arena) which is due to open on April 16, 2016
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