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Numbers game costs Smith WBA title shot

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.

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Pacquiao focused on fight, not judges

Boxing judges have come under greater scrutiny in Nevada since Manny Pacquiao’s split decision loss to Timothy Bradley in June 2012. So it’s no surprise that with their April 12 rematch at the MGM Grand Garden approaching that Pacquiao was asked about the judges.