A proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is “ridiculous” and “foolish,” former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said Wednesday.
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Las Vegan Devin Haney recorded a fourth-round technical knockout over Jairo Vargas on Saturday on the Knockout Night at the D outdoors card at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Jermall and Jermell Charlo became the first brothers to win world titles in the same weight division. Jermall retained his IBF belt, and Jermell won the vacant WBC title at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Erislandy Lara puts his belt on the line against Vanes Matirosyan tonight at the Cosmopolitan. Follow all the action with our live blog.
Las Vegas’ Jessie Vargas will risk his WBO welterweight title against Kell Brook, the IBF champ, on Aug. 27 in England.
Bob Bennett isn’t going to comment on the nonsense that is anyone believing a Floyd Mayweather Jr.- Conor McGregor fight has the slightest chance of happening, no matter how rich a payday it might generate for all involved.
Erislandy Lara, the reigning World Boxing Association junior middleweight champion, is confident he will defeat Vanes Martirosyan Saturday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after their first fight in 2012 ended in a draw.
Vanes Martirosyan will get a second crack against arguably the best junior middleweight in boxing when he and Erislandy Lara headline a tripleheader Saturday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Bob Arum of Top Rank had sued Al Haymon of Haymon Boxing for $100 million in July over antitrust violations along with violating the federal Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act.
Jermall Charlo defends his IBF junior middleweight title against Austin Trout on Saturday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and twin brother Jermell seeks the vacant WBC 154-pound title against John Jackson.
Canelo Alvarez said he will not be pressured into making a fight with Gennady Golovkin under “artificial deadlines.” The WBC had set a May 23 deadline for a deal to be struck or the fight would go to a purse bid.
John Jackson (20-2, 15 knockouts) has a shot to win his own championship belt when he faces Jermell Charlo (27-0, 12 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council junior middleweight title on Saturday at the Chelsea inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The World Boxing Council rules that it has postponed the heavyweight title fight scheduled for this coming Saturday in Moscow between champion Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin after the Russian challenger tested positive for a banned substance last week.
Las Vegas cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti knocked down Keith Tapia in the eighth round and won a unanimous decision at Sam’s Town to improve to 13-0.
Terence Crawford, the undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion, makes his pay-per-view debut July 23 against WBC champ Viktor Postol at the MGM Grand Garden. Top Rank’s Bob Arum is hoping the fight can do 100,000 buys at $50 per purchase.
In the opinion of oddsmakers, Canelo Alvarez should fear a fight with Gennady Golovkin. Station Casinos opened Golovkin as a minus-400 favorite in boxing’s next potential megafight.
Las Vegas cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti is starting to get bigger fights and garner more attention. On Friday, he’ll meet Keith Tapia in a 10-round fight on Showtime’s SHOBox series from Sam’s Town.
Manny Pacquiao, the eight-division world champion boxer, earned over 15 million votes and was among the top 12 of 50 candidates running for a seat in the Senate in his native Philippines. With 95 percent of the vote counted Tuesday, he was in seventh place.
Terence Crawford, the WBO junior welterweight champ, says the plan is to win Viktor Postol’s WBC title when they meet July 23 at the MGM Grand Garden, then go after the other 140-pound titles.
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao appears to have won a seat in the Philippine Senate, according to unofficial results.
Tom Loeffler, who represents Golovkin, said he will talk to Oscar De La Hoya Tuesday and try and negotiate terms for a megafight that would give GGG chance to hold all four middleweight championship belts.
Golovkin, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion and WBC intrim champ, insists any fight be at 160 pounds. Alvarez, the WBC champion, would prefer to fight at a catchweight of 155 pounds though he said he would fight GGG at 160.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez called out Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin after knocking out Amir Khan on Saturday night’s boxing event in Las Vegas.
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