Boxing’s pound-for-pound king remains non-committal to agreeing to the fight all boxing fans want to see after handling Marcos Maidana with ease in their rematch Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
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The former heavyweight title contender gets one last shot at the championship as he faces Las Vegas’ Bermane Stiverne at 5 p.m. on ESPN for the vacant WBC title.
Bermane Stiverne, the heavyweight contender from Las Vegas who faces Chris Arreola Saturday for the WBC title, dreamed of playing in the NFL. But a knee injury shattered the dream and he wound up discovering boxing.
Right now, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez isn’t looking for a world championship belt. He says he would rather teach Erislandy Lara a lesson than take his title.
A confession: I don’t want to see it as badly as I do Manny Pacquiao pummel Adrien Broner, but time will pass, and September will arrive, and if that is indeed when Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues his six-fight contract with Showtime, the only opponent worth a pay-per-view receipt again is Marcos Maidana.
Jimmy Ellis, a heavyweight champion who sparred with an up-and-coming Muhammad Ali and later fought some of the era’s best boxers, died Tuesday. He was 74.
Witnesses and police say a loud bang at the MGM Grand Garden Arena preceded a dangerous stampede that left dozens of people injured at Saturday night’s boxing match.
Kathy Duva is suing several individuals and companies, including manager Al Haymon, Showtime and Golden Boy Promotions for interfering in a planned showdown between light heavyweights Sertgey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson.
The former 140-pound world champion goes to 147 and easily defeats Luis Collazo while Adrien Broner goes from 147 to 140 and also wins easily on the undercard of Mayweather-Maidana at MGM Grand Garden.
Oscar De La Hoya strikes me as a man who doesn’t buy the idea that recognizing power in another doesn’t diminish his own.
Bruised, somewhat battered, but still standing and still unbeaten.
WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana is forced to switch to a different style of glove than the ones he originally intended to fight in tonight at the MGM Grand Garden after WBC champ Floyd Mayweather and his camp objected to the location and style of the padding.
TBE, Floyd Mayweather’s latest acronym to describe his place in boxing history — The Best Ever — falls short on the reality side of the ledger. He never has been. He never will be.
The super middleweight from Las Vegas by way of Michigan can put himself in title conversation with a win over veteran Marco Antonio Periban on the Mayweather-Maidana undercard.
The former IBF junior middleweight champion from Las Vegas has a successful return with a second-round KO victory over Ryan Davis at the Hard Rock Hotel.
One minute, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is talking retirement, finding the right woman, settling down and having kids. The next, he’s pining to open the new MGM arena in 2016.
Marcos Maidana doesn’t need to be reminded of what’s at stake Saturday. He can become the first professional fighter to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. In doing so, he would become the unified world welterweight champion. And he would reach legendary status in his native Argentina, perhaps close to the same stratosphere as soccer star Lionel Messi in terms of adulation.
Adrien Broner’s cellphone usually would ring off the hook after his fights. The text messages would come nonstop, and friends would be trying to latch on to his latest performance and bask in his glory. Then came Dec. 14.
Not much has gone lately the way Ishe Smith had planned in his boxing career. The 35-year-old Las Vegan was hoping to hang on to his International Boxing Federation junior middleweight title for longer than seven months. But he lost a 12-round split decision to Carlos Molina on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was recently asked if he had any interest in being the opening act when the new MGM arena opens in spring 2016? After thinking about the question for a while, as he calculated the time frame, he finally responded. “It would be an honor, absolutely,” he said. “But to tell you the truth, I haven’t thought that far in advance.”
Floyd Mayweather is facing a firestorm of criticism on social media after taking to Facebook to accuse his former fiancee of having an abortion against his wishes.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s final news conferences have tended to run on the dry side lately. Lots of platitudes to his team, to the network, maybe a subtle swipe at his opponent. But that’s about it. To get a good quote Wednesday meant venturing to the top of the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand and seeking out Mayweather’s father and head trainer, Floyd Sr.
Amir Khan will fight as a welterweight for the first time on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden in what is essentially a tryout for what Khan hopes will be a megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year.