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.
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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao weren’t the only ones making money Saturday. Street hawkers on the Strip were doing quite well, too.
Rachel Nichols of CNN and Michelle Beadle of ESPN and HBO posted on Twitter that Floyd Mayweather’s camp has banned them from covering Saturday night’s fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meet Saturday night for the world welterweight unification title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Here’s a quick look at the two boxers.
Saturday is Grandpa’s day. If Gramps is a sports fan, he’ll be smiling Saturday because two glamour sports of his youth — boxing and horse racing, former kings of the sporting world in the 1950s — will have awakened to assume their regal status in the American consciousness.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. really believes he’s the best ever. That includes Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Henry Armstrong and Sugar Ray Leonard. And if Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden, he no doubt will attempt to bolster that claim.
Undefeated Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas defeated Raul Hirales Jr. by unanimous decision at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Magdaleno’s return to the featherweight division. He had spent most of the past two years fighting as a super bantamweight after beginning his career at 126 pounds.
Jim Lampley, HBO’s blow-by-blow announcer, will call the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight for what is expected to be a record pay-per-view audience. He will be joined by his usual sidekick, HBO analyst Roy Jones Jr., and Al Bernstein of Showtime.
11,500 fans paid $10 apiece to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao step onto a scale Friday at the MGM Grand Garden. And when they finally got on the scale, both easily made the 147-pound limit. Pacquiao weighed 145 pounds and Mayweather 146.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally trade punches tonight at the MGM Grand Garden. The wagering handle in Nevada is expected to approach $75 million, a heavyweight figure that is an educated and realistic estimate.
Proposition bets offered for tonight’s welterweight unification title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden.
It’s not near over, and specific plots will determine if Floyd Mayweather Jr. advances his perfection to 48-0 or Manny Pacquiao alerts the Philippines to prepare for the biggest celebratory parade ever witnessed on the island country in Southeast Asia.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is about a 2-1 favorite over Manny Pacquiao in Saturday’s fight at the MGM Grand Garden. Here’s a survey of opinions from Las Vegas Review-Journal staff members, other media, oddsmakers and professional handicappers.
A group dedicated to bringing attention to athletes accused of domestic violence is speaking out against boxer Floyd Mayweather ahead of his megafight — and mega payday — against Manny Pacquiao.
There are many great moments in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s career. He has dominated several weight classes and has yet to taste defeat.
A Hollywood waiter is getting some credit for helping get the ball rolling on the most coveted match-up in boxing: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.
After six years of backs-and-forths, the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is finally happening at the MGM Saturday night.
Manny Pacquiao’s career has so many highlights that it’s tough to boil it down to just five greatest moments.
Early money favored Manny Pacquiao, and now money is coming in on Floyd Mayweather. It might not be Super Bowl big, but Las Vegas oddsmakers figure the betting handle on the fight will be $50 million to $80 million.
Manny Pacquiao had heard it all from Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his family. And for a while, he was angry about it. How angry? He sued the Mayweathers for defamation of character after they publicly alleged Pacquiao was using performance-enhancing drugs in 2009. But Pacquiao claims to no longer bear any grudges against Mayweather.
Ray Beltran didn’t make weight for his fight with Takahiro Ao of Japan on Friday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the vacant WBO lightweight championship. The fight now will be 10 rounds and only Ao can win the title. Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas also will fight on the card.
Floyd Mayweather Sr., who trains his son, was his entertaining self Thursday with the media. Most of the questions he couldn’t understand, especially from the foreign journalists. Those he did understand, he answered with equal parts alacrity and disdain.
Ishe Smith, a former junior middleweight champion from Las Vegas, left no doubt he still has something left, winning a 10-round unanimous decision over Cecil McCalla on Thursday in the main event of a boxing card at the Palms.