The 25-year-old lightweight, a Western High School graduate, fights for his first belt tonight, facing Rashad Ganaway of Little Rock, Ark., in the eight-round main event of an outdoor card at Sunset Station, co-promoted by Pochiro Boxing and former world champion Roy Jones Jr. At stake is the World Boxing Council’s USA 135-pound title.
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The Nevada Athletic Commission wants to chat with Floyd Mayweather Jr. the boxer and Floyd Mayweather Jr. the boxing promoter. Mayweather, who received his promoter’s license from the commission in July, will be asked to explain a couple of things at Tuesday’s meeting.
Mayweather, who retained his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association welterweight titles as well as his WBC junior middleweight belt with a 12-round unanimous decision, told FightHype.com that it might be time to go in a different direction with Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
Boxing’s pound-for-pound king remains non-committal to agreeing to the fight all boxing fans want to see after handling Marcos Maidana with ease in their rematch Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
While Marcos Maidana may think he won the fight with Floyd Mayweather, he was outclassed.
Mickey Bey finally got his first chance to fight for a title, and he didn’t waste it. The 31-year-old from Las Vegas took the International Boxing Federation lightweight title from Miguel Vazquez on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden, winning a 12-round split decision in a lackluster fight.
Mayweather survived a bizarre attempt by Maidana to bite him during the eighth round and went on to win a 12-round unanimous decision. Outside the ring, there were reports of gunfire on the concourse. However, a MGM security person who was aware of the situation said it was a fight between fans from the crowd of 16,144 that attended the event.
Pete Pochiro admits it hasn’t been easy trying to promote club fights in Las Vegas.
Nevada’s first prizefight required an act of the Legislature, but it remains a notable day in Nevada history.
From Jack Johnson to Muhammad Ali, from Mike Tyson to Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing had been a vibrant part of Nevada’s sporting fabric spanning three centuries.
Floyd Mayweather appeared on CNN’s “Unguarded with Rachel Nichols” on Friday night. His PR team probably wishes he hadn’t.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya have been doing business together since their May 2007 fight. But as Mayweather’s career winds down to a precious few fights, that relationship could change.
When it comes to distractions, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s out-of-the-ring adversaries have had about as much success getting to him as the 46 fighters who have tried to beat him inside the ring.
Both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana made weight for their world welterweight title rematch Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
Floyd Mayweather’s immense popularity at the box office and through pay-per-view receipts is born directly from two factions. Those who love him. Those who, well, don’t.
Luis Ortiz, 35, barely broke a sweat Thursday night but still won a heavyweight title. He won the World Boxing Association’s vacant interim belt, scoring a first-round technical knockout over Lateef Kayode at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Had Mickey Bey decided to walk away from boxing a year ago, few would have blamed him, given the downward turn his career had taken.
Less than 24 hours after Floyd Mayweather Jr. weighed in on the Ray Rice situation, the boxer backtracked on his stance that the former Baltimore Ravens star should have been allowed to maintain his two-game suspension.
The welterweight star from Argentina still believes he did enough things right to win the first meeting with Floyd Mayweather Jr. back on May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden despite what the judges said. The two square off again Saturday at the Grand Garden for Mayweather’s WBC and WBA welterweight titles.
Four days before he defends the world welterweight championship, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he is one year away from retirement.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he believes the NFL should have stuck with its original discipline of Ray Rice, saying the league was overly influenced by new video showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator.
The highlight of Saturday will be the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch at the MGM Grand Garden. Thousands of visitors will be in Las Vegas to attend the welterweight title fight, watching to see if Maidana can avenge his May 3 loss by majority decision.
The former fiancee of Floyd Mayweather Jr. claims in a civil lawsuit that the superstar boxer beat her during their relationship and later publicly humiliated her by posting on social media a sonogram of her pregnancy and saying they broke up because she got an abortion.
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