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Tapia’s tragic story told by HBO

If you followed boxing in the 1990s, you probably remember Johnny Tapia. The former super flyweight and bantamweight champion from Albuquerque, N.M., was known for his entertaining style in the ring and a self-destructive lifestyle outside it.

Mayweather salutes ‘real man who built Golden Boy’

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.”

Lara, NAC wants answers from judge in Alvarez fight

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.

Golden Boy and Mayweather isn’t fractured after all

The relationship most thought severed in boxing isn’t all that fractured, at least not from now until Sept. 13. That’s when Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight next, having announced he will grant Marcos Maidana a rematch of their tussle in May, scored a majority decision for Mayweather.

Cosmopolitan to bring boxing back this summer

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is ready to get back into the boxing business. The Strip property, which opened in 2010 and had hosted cards for the past three years, will use The Chelsea, a new 40,000-square-foot entertainment venue, for an Aug. 2 Top Rank card featuring former world champion Brandon Rios in the main event.