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Numbers game costs Smith WBA title shot

The 35-year-old Las Vegan hoped to win a second world title when he faced Lara, the reigning WBA junior middleweight champion, on May 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel. Instead, Lara pulled out and will face former world champ Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand July 12 on Showtime Pay Per View.

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Signs down, but Pacquiao-Bradley promoter still fuming

Less than 24 hours after Top Rank chairman Bob Arum’s tirade against the MGM Grand for posting signs for Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana in competition with Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch, the MGM removed most of the Mayweather signs from the property.