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Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin going separate ways in 2016

Boxing fans will have to wait until next year to watch the most-awaited fight between Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez and Ukraine's rising star Gennady Golovkin as both fighters have decided to face separate opponents for their fights this year.

Freddie Roach disputes Viktor Postol's underdog tag

Seven-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach isn't comfortable with fans tagging his fighter, Viktor Postol, as the underdog going into his showdown with WBO Light Welterweight champion Terence Crawford on July 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Vasyl Lomachenko edges Canelo Alvarez in pound for pound rating

Top Rank rising star Vasyl Lomachengko of Ukraine has entered the Ring's pound for pound ranking following his knockout victory over Roman Martinez of Puerto RIco last June 11 at the Theater of the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in separatist east: military

Kiev - Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and another injured in fresh clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in the country's separatist east, the military said Sunday.

Op-Ed: If no Mayweather, Lomachenko likely to bag Pacquiao return bout

If Manny Pacquiao finally decides to continue with his boxing career, his decision may not happen within this year as he has to familiarize himself with his new job as member of the Philippine senate starting July 1, 2016.

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

Donetsk - In camouflage uniforms and red caps, a group of young people gather in the Ukrainian rebels' de facto capital of Donetsk to sing patriotic songs and discuss the conflict.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao, Lomachenko need to make weight changes for planned bout

After watching how his new-found talent Vasyl Lomachenko dismantled Puerto Rican challenger Roman Martinez at the Madison Square Garden last Saturday, Top Rank promotions owner Bob Arum believes the 28-year-old Ukrainian could be his next money maker.

Op-Ed: Why Bob Arum wants Vasyl Lamachenko to face Manny Pacquiao soon

The fastest way for promoter Bob Arum to turn Vasyl Lomachenko into an instant pay-per-view attraction is for him to arrange a HBO pay-per-view (PPV) fight between his new rising star from Ukraine and Filipino PPV star and senator-elect Manny Pacquiao.

Op-Ed: Why Vasyl Lomachenko could be Bob Arum's next cash cow

Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum has been struggling to find a replacement for retired boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who served as Arum's top money earner for over a decade. It appears that he had already found one in Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine.

Russia, Ukraine in new prisoner swap

Kiev - Russia and Ukraine swapped prisoners for the second time in less than a month Tuesday as relations between the sworn foes showed rare signs of calming in the midst of war.

Hundreds attend tightly-policed gay pride march in central Kiev

Kiev - More than 700 gay rights activists held a peaceful march through central Kiev on Sunday amid an unprecedented security operation in the ex-Soviet country where homophobia remains widespread.

Crimea unveils gun-toting statue to celebrate Russian annexation

Simferopol - The authorities in Crimea on Saturday unveiled a bronze statue of a heavily armed Russian soldier to celebrate the peninsula's 2014 annexation from Ukraine.

OSCE staffer 'returned' after going missing in Ukraine

Kiev - A local staffer for European monitors observing Ukraine's flaring separatist conflict was returned Wednesday, a day after going missing in the country's pro-Russian east.

Ukraine leaves France guessing about Euro terror plot

Kiev - Ukraine has raised a number of questions over its arrest of a Frenchman who was allegedly plotting to attack the Euro 2016 football championship opening this week in his home country.

Frenchman held in Ukraine 'planned Euro 2016 attacks'

Kiev - Ukraine said Monday it had arrested a suspected far-right French extremist with a huge arsenal of weapons who allegedly planned to attack the European Championships in France this week.

Monitors lose second drone in a week over rebel Ukraine

Kiev - Foreign monitors observing Ukraine's bloody eastern separatist conflict said on Friday they had lost their second surveillance drone over pro-Russian territory in a week.

U.S. guarantees major new Ukraine loan

Kiev - The United States said on Friday it had signed a major new loan guarantee with Ukraine aimed at helping the war-scarred former Soviet republic stabilise its floundering economy.

UN accuses Ukrainian authorities and rebels of torture

Kiev - The United Nations on Friday accused both the Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian rebels of torturing fighters and their sympathisers captured in the separatist east.

Ukraine adopts major Western-backed judicial reforms

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday overhauled its long-criticised legal system by adopting Western standards that limit the immunity of judges and establish an anti-corruption court.

Pro-Russian rebels accuse Ukraine of fresh offensive

Donetsk - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday accused government soldiers of launching a new offensive near a prized but obliterated airport in the separatists' de facto capital of Donetsk.
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