Floyd Mayweather Jr. no longer needs to depend on anyone else to fight in Nevada. On Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously approved Mayweather’s application to hold a promoter’s license in the state. By getting his license, Mayweather can be his own promoter of record.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is ready to get back into the boxing business. The Strip property, which opened in 2010 and had hosted cards for the past three years, will use The Chelsea, a new 40,000-square-foot entertainment venue, for an Aug. 2 Top Rank card featuring former world champion Brandon Rios in the main event.
The former world champion boxer apologizes for his profane and racist remarks in the ring after defeating Carlos Molina May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden. Said he needs to grow up and will watch what he says in the future.
Leave it to an American and a Russian to create detente in boxing.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. can again lay claim to being the highest-paid athlete in sports as Forbes Magazine has put the 11-time world champion at the top of its list for 2014.
It can be against Antonio Margarito or Yuri Foreman or Shane Mosley. Cotto always seems to take his boxing to a higher level when he fights in New York.
Had he not lied to the great Joe Louis and subsequently went to a friend’s house, it’s likely Richard Steele wouldn’t be who — or where — he is today.
A 39-year-old who has had two major surgeries on his right knee and two operations to fix his left hand in the past two years, Sergio Martinez had every excuse to leave the ring. Instead, he returns tonight looking to successfully defend his World Boxing Council middleweight title against 33-year-old Miguel Cotto, a fighter and three-division world champion who has had his share of injuries and issues.
It’s not often that Miguel Cotto is seen relaxed, smiling, even joking. He’s so serious about everything, particularly his boxing career, that to see him in a jovial manner makes one wonder if something’s wrong.
No major fight goes without promotions and pictures. But when Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez went to the top of the Empire State Building on Monday to promote Saturday’s World Boxing Council middleweight title fight at Madison Square Garden, there had to be some apprehension on the promoters’ part.
Richard Schaefer and Oscar De La Hoya parted ways Monday as Schaefer leaves Golden Boy Promotions to strike out on his own, probably with Al Haymon
The Long Island native chooses to travel across the country to train for his fights rather than prepare in his hometown of Huntington. Algieri faces Ruslan Provodnikov June 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on HBO.
Rocco Santomauro was talking knockout before getting into the ring Saturday with Daniel Quevedo at the Tropicana, and the junior featherweight from Las Vegas did his best to deliver.
The Southern California transplant is undefeated at 11-0 heading into tonight’s fight at the Tropicana and says Vegas has been nothing but good to him and his career.
The WBO welterweight champion has been with Bob Arum since 2005 and has become one of the sport’s biggest stars, though that partnership has prevented a megafight with Floyd Mayweather from taking place because of Arum’s contentious relationship with Mayweather’s co-manager Al Haymon.
Born and raised in East St. Louis, Ill., — considered one of the country’s most dangerous cities — Quontez McRath lost his parents at a young age and was a street fighter headed down the wrong path in life before he walked into a boxing gym a couple of towns over.
One Team Nevada boxer advanced to the finals of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions, while another was eliminated in the semifinals Friday night at LVH.
Las Vegas boxer Quontez McRath and Adrian Servin of Team Nevada won quarterfinal bouts Thursday night at the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at LVH.
Arch Ward had a simple idea. Help kids and promote amateur boxing. Take fighting off the streets and into a ring. Turn dreams into reality. The same notion exists today, much as it did in Chicago in 1923. The same hope lies within those who continue to champion Golden Gloves boxing.
Nevada boxers Quontez McRath and Adrian Servin advanced to today’s fourth round of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at the LVH.
Nevada boxers Lorenzo Caldera, Quontez McRath and Elvis Garcia scored victories Tuesday night during the second day of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at the LVH.
Las Vegan Jamey Swanson was beaten by New Jersey’s Ian Green in a 165-pound category bout during the first day of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions event at LVH on Monday.
Tickets, priced from $75 to $300, go on sale at noon Wednesday for the 2014 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner and ceremony, to be held Aug. 9 at the Tropicana’s Cohiba Ballroom.