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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Nobody could remember the last time Miguel Cotto looked so happy.
The Las Vegan wins his first world title, defeating Khabib Allakhverdiev by unanimous decision to capture the WBA regular junior welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley undercard.
A few years didn’t change much, huh?
Ah, sweet revenge.
The five-member commission decided it needs more time to go through the credentials of the four finalists that interviewed Saturday. A special meeting has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday to make a decision on replacing Keith Kizer, who resigned back on Jan. 10.
The doorstep calls them all at some point. It beckons with truths about age and fading skills and stories about greatness abating from one’s Hall of Fame resume. Manny Pacquiao is being called, but is convinced it’s far too early.
Super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez remained undefeated with a fifth-round technical knockout over Giovanni Lorenzo in the main event of Friday’s Top Rank boxing card at Mandalay Bay.
Timothy Bradley may have won over some new fans with his recent victories over Ruslan Provodnikov and Juan Manuel Marquez but if Friday’s weigh-in at the MGM Grand garden was any indication, Bradley’s popularity has a ways to go if he wants to be comparable to Manny Pacquiao.
From the moment ring announcer Michael Buffer read the scores the night of June 9, 2012, many fans and boxing media members were demanding an immediate rematch between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao. Saturday night, they’ll get it.