The Nevada Athletic Commission met for six hours Friday to discuss how to deal with athletes who test positive for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, and its solution was simple — bigger fines and longer suspensions.
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It seems the boxing world finally might be getting close to seeing the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight it has wanted for several years. Imagine how excited fans would be if this was still 2010.
Boxing champion Jermain Taylor pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple criminal charges related to allegations of threatening a family at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Little Rock, and was ordered held pending $50,000 bond.
Bermane Stiverne has been released from the hospital after suffering from severe dehydration following Saturday’s loss to Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight title bout at the MGM Grand.
Bermane Stiverne said it wouldn’t last long. But he didn’t think it would be his reign as heavyweight champion of the world.
Was this anything?
Robert Guerrero’s last fight in Las Vegas wasn’t one he will remember fondly.
WBC heavyweight champ Bermane Stiverne defends his belt for the first time when he faces undefeated Deontay Wilder Saturday night at the MGM Grand. Stiverne says he learned a valuable lesson in his only defeat — to Demetrius King back in 2007.
Although Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s terms for a megafight May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden, there are still details to be finalized.
When one listens to Deontay Wilder’s outrageous talk, it’s like listening to a 2015 version of Muhammad Ali. That’s not to say Wilder is Ali. Far, far from it. But on Saturday Wilder will try to join Ali as an American heavyweight champion of the world.
The much-anticipated news that NBC is getting into the boxing business on a grand scale was unveiled Wednesday with the announcement that the network will partner with manager-adviser Al Haymon on a series of cards beginning March 7 at the MGM Grand Garden.
He’s handsome, articulate, fluent in English and Spanish and can fight. So what’s not to like about Leo Santa Cruz?
Manny Pacquiao has agreed to terms to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden according to Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum.
Deontay Wilder comes to town a very confident fighter. He’s 32-0 with 32 KOs, and he wants to knock out Bermane Stiverne and take his WBC heavyweight title. But Stiverne says he’s not worried about Wilder or his first title defense.
Licensed boxers and mixed martial artists can continue using cocaine and several other recreational drugs without repercussion from the the Nevada Athletic Commission, provided their systems are clean on the day of the fight. At least for now.
Jerry Roth and Adalaide Byrd of Las Vegas and Craig Metcalfe of Canada were selected to work the WBC heavyweight title fight Saturday between Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Garden.
A lot of American fight fans and boxing experts, including Showtime Boxing’s Al Bernstein, are excited about Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder on Saturday night. Bernstein said it’s been more than 20 years since the last excellent, action-packed heavyweight title fight involving Americans, or sort of Americans.
It’s finally over, and Oscar De La Hoya’s loss might be Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s gain.
That long layoff Jessie Magdaleno endured between fights didn’t seem to bother him Saturday.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that camps of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are ironing out details, such as pre-fight drug testing, that could bring the two boxers into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden later this year.
After a burglary at his Las Vegas apartment put his career on hold, super bantamweight Jessie Magdaleno returns to the ring Saturday to fight Erik Ruiz at Texas Station.
Bermane Stiverne, won the World Boxing Council heavyweight belt May 10 when he stopped Chris Arreola, remains focused as he trains to defend his title. Most of the hype focuses on undefeated Deontay Wilder, his opponent on Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden.
He didn’t win another world title, but Ishe Smith left the ring in San Antonio last month with his dignity intact and the knowledge he’s not through as a boxer.