Diego Magdaleno’s scheduled 10-round lightweight fight in Arlington, Texas, was called off Friday after his opponent missed weight by 10 pounds. His brother, Jessie, had a fight fall through last week in Laredo because his opponent failed a pre-fight physical.
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The most anticipated fight in forever will take place May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which gives us more than two months to dissect every angle and turn over every rock and report on everything. As a starting point, here are five questions to consider about Mayweather-Pacquiao.
If you ask me, Bob Arum and Manny Pacquiao, as much as Les Moonves, were the ones who forced Floyd Mayweather Jr. to step up to the plate for their May 2 fight in Las Vegas or look cowardly.
If you’re a boxing judge in Nevada, you may not need to bring a pen with you to work anymore.
The first punch hasn’t been thrown and there’s already a winner in the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Finally, it’s done. After almost six years of trying and near-misses, Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing’s pound-for-pound champion, has agreed to face Manny Pacquiao in the ring.
Several hours passed Thursday with nothing coming from Floyd Mayweather Jr. This is the routine for those who cover boxing. Everyone waits on Floyd, and Floyd will talk when Floyd is ready. He’s got the money and the power, so he can make everyone wait.
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announces its third class, which includes Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad and Jack Johnson along with Roger Mayweather, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Johnny Tapia.
For boxing fans around the world, the wait continued Tuesday as there was nothing but silence from the camps of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao regarding their proposed megafight for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden.
The lengthy negotiations to try to make the megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are almost over, and the boxing world should know this week whether the two will meet May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden or face different opponents.
Former world middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, who is facing assault charges in two gun-related incidents, should receive psychiatric care and be monitored for substance abuse in lieu of incarceration, a psychiatrist told a court hearing on Tuesday.
Miracle On Ice arguably is the greatest upset in sports history. A team of American college hockey players rallied to defeat the mighty Soviet Union in the semifinals of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Wednesday, Feb. 11 will mark the 25th anniversary of the day James “Buster” Douglas, a 42-1 long shot, knocked out Mike Tyson in Tokyo to win the world heavyweight title.
Richard Steele has experienced it all in the world of boxing.
Days after boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao appeared set to finalize a fight, ESPN.com reported Monday that talks are stalled.
Keith Thurman has a warning for his detractors who thought he had slipped a little in his last fight — don’t believe everything you see.
Promoter Bob Arum expects a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to be set in the next few days.
Not long after their courtside meeting Tuesday night at halftime of an NBA game, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao met again, this one in a more private setting and apparently more meaningful.
If Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao ultimately meet in the ring, it might have been a canceled airplane trip and a chance get-together Tuesday in Miami that helped make the dream megafight a reality.
The dominoes are beginning to fall.
Manny Pacquiao says Floyd Mayweather Jr. has until the end of January to agree to a deal for a May 2 megafight at the MGM Grand. If they can’t agree to the megafight, here’s a look at how Pacquaio and Mayweather could be fighting next.
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.