The WBC plans to create a “very special exquisite” belt to be presented to the victor of the Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight scheduled for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden.
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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.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather watched his close friend Earl Hayes shoot and kill his wife and then himself via FaceTime on Monday, according to media reports.
There is no shortage of suitors who want to be part of a proposed super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
For one reason or another, a fist-to-face meeting between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is elusive. The drama drags on at the pace of a soap-opera storyline.
Being a boxing promoter is a lot like being a college athletic director. When something falls through in terms of scheduling, there better be a backup plan.
Manny Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Chris Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight.
Ishe Smith didn’t mind waiting to get what he wanted. The former world junior middleweight champion from Las Vegas was supposed to get a shot at Erislandy Lara on May 2, but Lara bypassed Smith to fight Canelo Alvarez on July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden.
This is not the fight Manny Pacquiao wants. If it were up to Pacquiao, he would be fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. tonight (early Sunday in Macau) in a mega-million dollar fight that would have the sports world abuzz.