Keith Thurman has a warning for his detractors who thought he had slipped a little in his last fight — don’t believe everything you see.
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That long layoff Jessie Magdaleno endured between fights didn’t seem to bother him Saturday.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that camps of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are ironing out details, such as pre-fight drug testing, that could bring the two boxers into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden later this year.
After a burglary at his Las Vegas apartment put his career on hold, super bantamweight Jessie Magdaleno returns to the ring Saturday to fight Erik Ruiz at Texas Station.
Bermane Stiverne, won the World Boxing Council heavyweight belt May 10 when he stopped Chris Arreola, remains focused as he trains to defend his title. Most of the hype focuses on undefeated Deontay Wilder, his opponent on Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden.
He didn’t win another world title, but Ishe Smith left the ring in San Antonio last month with his dignity intact and the knowledge he’s not through as a boxer.
“At the end of the day, I want Nevada to maintain its reputation as the fight capital of the world,” said Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar.
The condition of Muhammad Ali has “vastly improved” since he was admitted to the hospital over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia and doctors hope to discharge the boxing legend soon, a spokesman said on Monday.
If you followed boxing in the 1990s, you probably remember Johnny Tapia. The former super flyweight and bantamweight champion from Albuquerque, N.M., was known for his entertaining style in the ring and a self-destructive lifestyle outside it.
Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, a spokesman said Saturday night.
It took months to finalize the Jan. 17 title fight between Bermane Stiverne, the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, and undefeated Deontay Wilder, but it won’t take long to sell the fight to the public, primarily because there’s less than a month to do so.
Don’t expect the state attorney general’s office to get involved this time after the latest unpopular decision in the boxing world.
Mauricio Sulaiman, who watched his father rule the World Boxing Council for nearly 40 years, hopes to restore credibility and build a bigger fan base for the sport. “We have to get the people’s trust back in boxing,” he said.
Timothy Bradley has had the judges in his corner in the past when he has fought in Las Vegas. On Saturday, he felt their wrath. Bradley appeared to have dominated Diego Chaves in a welterweight bout at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. But all he got was a draw.
This is always the tough part: Predicting how a fighter who looked as dominating as Amir Khan on Saturday night might translate in the ring against Floyd Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept quiet as Manny Pacquiao and his team campaigned for a fight. But Mayweather ended his silence Friday. In an interview with Showtime from San Antonio, Mayweather said he wants the fight and claimed Top Rank chairman Bob Arum is the reason the bout hasn’t happened.
It would be easy for Amir Khan to try to deny his feelings and let his critics have their way with him for being hypocritical. But the fact is Khan has wanted a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. for some time now.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s ready to fight Manny Pacquiao next May in a long anticipated bout that would be the richest ever in boxing.
He didn’t know what it was like to lose until Manny Pacquiao beat him April 12 in the rematch of their 2012 fight. But Timothy Bradley has no plans to make losing a habit.
He’s a boxer, not a minister. But Devon Alexander wants to help his community heal.
If enough people say something and their stories match up, one might tend to believe they’re telling the truth. Bring up Diego Chaves’ name to boxers who have fought him and the response is the same — he’s a dirty fighter.
Ishe Smith gets a second shot to win a world title. But beating WBA junior middleweight champ Erislandy Lara won’t be easy
The two fight cards in town Saturday have excellent undercards: Keith Thurman fights Leonard Bundu for the WBA welterweight title at the MGM Grand and Andy Lee fights Matt Korobov at The Cosmopolitan for the WBO middleweight belt.