Las Vegas' Kenny Bayless has been selected by the Nevada Athletic Commission to referee the Sept. 12 world welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden.
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It was much different from the last time, other than the fact any media day involving Floyd Mayweather Jr. runs on restful and relaxing time, meaning the fighter probably does a lot of both while keeping everyone waiting far beyond the fictional scheduled start to things.
As Floyd Mayweather Jr. was holding court with reporters Wednesday to try to sell his Sept. 12 fight with Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden on Showtime Pay Per View, Floyd Mayweather Sr. stood in the back of his son's gym and patiently waited to get to work.
Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will probably never trade blows in an official fight, but Rousey appears to relish taking shots at Mayweather through the media.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. took to Instagram on Sunday to show off his new toy, a $4.8 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita car that is one of only two in the world.
The fight Abner Mares had been seeking for two years is almost here. He said he is ready for it.
Andre Ward always has wanted to fight in Las Vegas, but it has yet to happen. Until now, possibly.
One of boxing's most anticipated fights was finalized Thursday, and Miguel Cotto will defend his World Boxing Council middleweight title against Canelo Alvarez on Nov. 21 at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Asked to rank the best five boxers ever during an appearance on ESPN Deportes, Floyd Mayweather Jr. not suprisingly put himself at the top of the list but somehow had Muhammad Ali ranked fifth and left boxing greats Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano off the list completely.
A dream matchup that has sparked much debate on social media would pit UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey against boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather wouldn't really take the bait when asked about it on Thursday. Rousey, however, addressed the debate head on during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Monday night.
21 boxing people — 22 if you count local gym owners Pat and Dawn Barry as separate boxing people, though it's hard to consider those two as anything but a single entity — were inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at Caesars Palace on Saturday night.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s boxing career may or may not end Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden. But Badou Jack has no plans to join Mayweather in retirement that night.
"Gentleman Jim" Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons were among those who went into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday during a gala affair at — where else? — Caesars Palace. The "Home of Champions."
The timing couldn't have been more perfect. Or more ironic.
Tonight at Caesars Palace, Muhammad Ali will be honored as a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame's class of 2015, a star-studded group that includes Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack Johnson, Joe Gans, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Lennox Lewis, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Roger Mayweather, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Johnny Tapia and Gene Fullmer.
During an interview on ESPN "SportsCenter" on Thursday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was asked his thoughts about Rousey recently winning an ESPY award for Fighter of the Year.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has everything planned out. Come Sept. 12, he's going to beat Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden to remain undefeated. Then, at age 38, he will bid boxing farewell, having equaled heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record as the best ever.
Whether you cheered for Marvelous Marvin Hagler or Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson or Lennox Lewis, there will be a champion for just about every fight fan at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame gathering Saturday night at Caesars Palace.
Those savvy business types who have so brilliantly crafted the illusion that Floyd Mayweather has engaged a catalog of deserving and worthy opponents in the past decade just might have met their match in Andre Berto.
And the winner is ... Andre Berto. At least on Tuesday he was. Berto was chosen as Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s opponent on Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden on Showtime Pay Per View.
Joel Casamayor remembers the last time he stood before Fidel Castro.
Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan won his Premier Boxing Champions interim cruiserweight title fight against B.J. Flores on Saturday night in the Pearl Theatre at The Palms.
The first time Sergey Kovalev fought in Las Vegas, it took him just 5 minutes, 39 seconds to leave his mark, stopping Douglas Okola in the second round.
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