If you caught Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter on television together this week you probably thought they were preparing for the doubles competition at Wimbledon by the way they were giggling.
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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will return to the junior middleweight division to face WBO champion Liam Smith on Sept. 17 in an HBO pay-per-view bout, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Friday.
Las Vegas native Shawn Porter has recovered since his first loss. He has an opportunity to reclaim a major title when he faces WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The super showdown boxing fans have been clamouring for between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is on hold until next year.
Sig Rogich served as a member of the Nevada Athletic Commission and was instrumental in helping bring Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian to UNLV in 1973.
After a lengthy hearing that left the Nevada Athletic Commission baffled at times, former welterweight champion Zab Judah was cleared to resume his boxing career.
Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, said he respects Chris Arreola for taking their July 16 fight on short notice after Wilder’s May 21 title defense against Alexander Povetkin was postponed following Povetkin’s testing positive for steroids.
Casino mogul Derek Stevens, Neon Star Media and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions joined forces to create Knockout Night at the D and have produced three compelling cards.
Gene Kilroy, whose friendship with the late Muhammad Ali goes back to 1960 and who served as Ali’s longtime business manager during his career, said last Friday’s funeral in Louisville, Kentucky, was a wonderful tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion and social activist.
Bob Sheridan who lives in Henderson is set to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York Sunday.
Sarah Edwards said she wasn’t a boxing fan, but as a citizen of the world, she knew who Muhammad Ali was.
Demond Brock was never going to let his rap sheet dictate his life once he finished his prison sentence.
Larry Holmes gave Muhammad Ali the beating that sent him toward retirement, even though it was the last thing he wanted to do. Later that night he went to Ali’s darkened room, and told his idol that he loved him. That love never faded.
Dominic Breazeale, a member of the 2012 U.S., Olympic boxing team who lost his first fight, is back in England as he faces IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua June 25 on Showtime.
The 85-year-old Jerry Izenberg of Henderson will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame Sunday. But he’ll go in with a heavy heart after the death of his good friend Muhammad Ali last week.
The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself — serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny.
Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez, the undefeated lightweight from Las Vegas, fights for the title he lost two years ago when he meets WBC United States champion Demond Brock on Friday at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Marc Ratner, the former executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission who lives in Las Vegas, will enter the International Boxing Hall of Fame as a nonparticipant Sunday in Canastota, New York.
As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his celebrity to push for peace among races, religions and cultures.
Shawn Porter wasted no time Wednesday, getting in an intense workout as the cameras rolled during his media session at the Porter Hy-Performance Center. His showdown with Keith Thurman looms June 25 at the Barclays Center in New York.
Muhammad Ali, who long ago began crafting the plan for his final tribute, insisted the tickets for his memorial service be free. But on Wednesday, after the tickets were handed out, some people looked to make a profit.
Actor Will Smith, who portrayed Muhammad Ali in the movie “Ali,” and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis are among eight pallbearers for Ali’s memorial service this week in Louisville.
The legend of Muhammad Ali was so great that he once was matched against Superman in the comic books — and won. It might be the perfect metaphor for the legend that was Ali.
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