Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing’s pound-for-pound king, plans to fight his usual patient, smart fight when he faces Marcos Maidana May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden. He said if Maidana gets reckless, it will cost him.
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There was the side Bob Dylan sang about and the side Denzel Washington portrayed in the movies. That was an admirable side. Then there was the other side, the rough side. That’s the side you didn’t hear too much about.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
Richard Davies’ new book on the sport goes back to the late 1800s and looks at boxing’s growth in the Silver State from the mining towns to the Strip casinos.
Beibut Shumenov, the 30-year-old Las Vegas resident by way of Kazakhstan, gets the ultimate test when he faces future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation champion, tonight in Washington, D.C., on a Showtime-televised card.
Bob Bennett of Las Vegas was selected by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Friday as its executive director, replacing Keith Kizer, who resigned Jan. 10 after almost six years on the job.
Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of gaming giant MGM Resorts International, is strongly hinting that his company’s turbulent relationship with boxing promoter Bob Arum might be over.
When Bernard Hopkins speaks, it pays to listen. He doesn’t deal in sound bytes. He’s more like a narrative from a documentary, telling the entire story with thoughtfulness, insight and the wisdom of a 49-year-old man who has seen and done virtually everything in boxing.
The 35-year-old Las Vegan hoped to win a second world title when he faced Lara, the reigning WBA junior middleweight champion, on May 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel. Instead, Lara pulled out and will face former world champ Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand July 12 on Showtime Pay Per View.
Nobody could remember the last time Miguel Cotto looked so happy.