Derek Stevens had his own unique vision for downtown Las Vegas. The owner of the D Las Vegas had acquired the old Clark County Courthouse building. But instead of building another hotel, he created a place for concerts and sporting events, including boxing, at what is the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
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Las Vegan Jessie Vargas will face his toughest opponent to date in former world champion Timothy Bradley on Saturday on an HBO-televised card. Vargas risks suffering the first blemish to an undefeated record and perhaps falling from grace. But if he wins, it opens up all sorts of big-money possibilities.
Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas dominated Jose Gonzalez on Friday, winning by technical knockout in the seventh round to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization international lightweight title in Hidalgo, Texas.
It’s unlike Timothy Bradley to talk trash before a fight. But when Erik Morales, the trainer for Jessie Vargas, called Bradley old, the 31-year-old fired back, saying he will “whup” Vargas when they fight for the vacant World Boxing Organization welterweight title Saturday.
Las Vegas lightweight Diego Magdaleno returns to the ring Friday, meeting Jose Gonzalez in the main event of Top Rank’s boxing card in Hidalgo, Texas. The fight is for the vacant World Boxing Organization international lightweight title.
Normally, Vargas would be sweltering in Las Vegas, dealing with triple-digit temperatures as he prepares for a summer fight. Not this time.
The 28-year-old Cuban who now lives and trains in Las Vegas had his way with veteran Antonio DeMarco, shutting him out over 10 rounds at the MGM Grand Garden to remain undefeated.
Undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez has served two tours of duty in Iraq, so when he steps into the boxing ring Sunday to fight Wale Omotoso at the MGM Grand Garden, fear will be the last thing on his mind.
It has been eight years since Rances Barthelemy left his native Cuba. And as the former super featherweight champion looks to remain in boxing’s upper echelon, his thoughts drift to a reunion with his family and friends. Barthelemy fights Antonio DeMarco on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden.
Shawn Porter won “The Battle of Ohio” with a 12-round unanimous decision over Adrien Broner in their nontitle fight at a catch-weight of 144 pounds Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden. Porter was the superior fighter over 12 rounds and never got frustrated with Broner’s holding tactics.
Shawn Porter and Adrien Broner will meet in the main event tonight at the MGM Grand Garden in a Premier Boxing Champions card on NBC. The 12-round bout will be fought at a catch-weight of 144 pounds.
Whether it’s baring his soul in a one-man play, being a superhero in a cartoon or acting in movies, former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has expanded his appeal beyond his boxing days. Tonight he’ll be inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.
Adrien Broner, a former welterweight champion from Cincinnati, faces another former welterweight champion from Ohio in Shawn Porter of Akron on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden in the main event of the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., who topped Forbes’ 2015 list of highest-paid athletes with earnings of $300 million, has secured Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden for his next fight. His opponent hasn’t been determined. “Everyone wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. Everyone wants to win the lottery ticket,” he said.
As optimistic as some Nevada Athletic Commission members were that their new anti-doping policy would go into effect this fall, the reality is it might be December or January before the tougher rules can be implemented.
Deontay Wilder, the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, will make the first defense of his title Saturday against Eric Molina on a Showtime-televised card in Birmingham, Ala. “I’m excited about coming to my home state of Alabama,” Wilder said.
Las Vegan Jessie Vargas, the unbeaten World Boxing Association junior welterweight champion, will have Erik Morales in his corner instead of Roy Jones Jr. when he fights Timothy Bradley on June 27 for the vacant World Boxing Organization welterweight belt.
The USA Boxing board of directors removed the interim tag from Mike Martino’s job as executive director. Martino, who lives in Reno and is an inspector for the Nevada Athletic Commission, is faced with the task of preparing the American boxing team for the 2016 Olympics.
A wild 24 hours for Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez ended with him battling Angel Hernandez to an eight-round majority draw at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, a decision that left the 26-year-old Gutierrez angry at himself.
Richard Commey, a lightweight boxer from Ghana, takes on Bahodir Mamadjonov in the 10-round main event at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday.
Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez will return to the ring Friday for the first time since Sept. 20, fighting Angel Hernandez in an eight-round bout on an outdoor card at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center adjacent to the D Las Vegas.
Asked about the possibility of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a press junket for the upcoming “Entourage” movie, UFC star Ronda Rousey responded with a knockout blow.
The stakes were raised significantly Monday for the Jessie Vargas-Timothy Bradley fight on June 27 fight at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The two will be fighting for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title, which Floyd Mayweather Jr. vacated after winning the belt from Manny Pacquiao on May 2.