Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.
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TMT or TMI? That’s a question we were forced to ask after Floyd Mayweather posted a video of his bath time on Instagram this week.
The Panamanian boxer had 14 memorable fights in Las Vegas, including six straight wins. He’s being inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Tropicana.
It had started out as boxing but quickly deteriorated into a street brawl, the kind that would probably have landed the participants in the Clark County Detention Center for the night had the violence not been confined to the ring.
In recent years, almost every boxing pay-per view-event in the United States has had a 6 p.m. Pacific start time. But Showtime is going outside the norm for its Sept. 13 PPV telecast of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana welterweight title rematch.
Jessie Vargas retained his World Boxing Association junior welterweight title Saturday night in his first defense since winning it in April. But his performance was far from perfect, and he was the first to admit it.
It wasn’t long ago that Jessie Vargas had little to say. He was soft-spoken, cliche-ridden and would stare at the floor while being interviewed. But the Palo Verde High School graduate has grown up.
The former world champion has lost two straight fights and hopes to stope his slide when he faces Argentina’s Diego Chaves Saturday in a 10-round welterweight main event at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on HBO.
The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000.
Jessie Magdaleno likes to stay busy in the ring. So when the undefeated super bantamweight from Las Vegas was diagnosed with tonsillitis in April and forced to take six weeks off, it was a tossup as to which bothered him more — his throat or his restlessness.
Mike Tyson says he’s met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. no longer needs to depend on anyone else to fight in Nevada. On Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously approved Mayweather’s application to hold a promoter’s license in the state. By getting his license, Mayweather can be his own promoter of record.
It has been 17 years since Mike Tyson bit a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear off during a match, and the two are about to reunite again.
Brett Yormark is a guy who doesn’t take no for an answer. Even from Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. interrupted a press appearance in Los Angeles hyping his upcoming fight with Marcos Maidana when he spotted promoter Richard Schaefer. Mayweather embraced Schaefer, Schaefer, who quit June 2 as the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, and called him “the real man who built Golden Boy.”
Art Lurie, who was one of the premier boxing judges in Nevada and was a former chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission, died late Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 96.
There were a pair of oversized boxing gloves on the podium. There was a birthday cake made out of giant boxing gloves.
The WBO welterweight champion will face Chris Algieri Nov. 22 at the Venetian Macau Resort on HBO Pay Per View after Juan Manuel Marquez decided he didn’t want to pursue a fifth fight with Pacquiao this fall.
Tickets for the Sept. 13 rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The cheapest seats are $350.
The World Boxing Association junior middleweight champion still can’t believe New Mexico boxing judge Levi Martinez scored the non-title fight 117-111 in Canelo Alvarez’s favor, giving Alvarez a 12-round split decision win Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden. The commission wants to know why Martinez’s round-by-round scores differed so vastly from the other two judges.
They say you have to risk the unusual or merely settle for the ordinary. There is nothing ordinary about the way Erislandy Lara fights.
When you have contrasting styles in boxing and neither dominates, it’s a perfect recipe for controversy.
At some point, Canelo Alvarez probably would have agreed to fight Erislandy Lara. But it didn’t figure to be tonight.