Floyd Mayweather Jr. no longer needs to depend on anyone else to fight in Nevada. On Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously approved Mayweather’s application to hold a promoter’s license in the state. By getting his license, Mayweather can be his own promoter of record.
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Timothy Bradley may have won over some new fans with his recent victories over Ruslan Provodnikov and Juan Manuel Marquez but if Friday’s weigh-in at the MGM Grand garden was any indication, Bradley’s popularity has a ways to go if he wants to be comparable to Manny Pacquiao.
From the moment ring announcer Michael Buffer read the scores the night of June 9, 2012, many fans and boxing media members were demanding an immediate rematch between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao. Saturday night, they’ll get it.
Four finalists to be interviewed from original pool of 350 candidates as three-month process to replace Keith Kizer wraps up.
The 24-year-old Las Vegan fights for a world title for the first time when he meets WBA junior welterweight champ Khabib Allakhverdiev Saturday on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley undercard at the MGM Grand Garden.
Super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez (27-0, 21 knockouts) will meet veteran Giovanni Lorenzo (33-6, 25 KOs) in tonight’s 10-round main event of Top Rank’s boxing card at Mandalay Bay.
Less than 24 hours after Top Rank chairman Bob Arum’s tirade against the MGM Grand for posting signs for Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana in competition with Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch, the MGM removed most of the Mayweather signs from the property.
The reigning WBO welterweight champion has newfound fans and improved confidence thanks to impressive wins since his controversial split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in 2012. The two meet again on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
Things have been, well, docile, in the run-up to Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch. So Top Rank chairman Bob Arum decided to spice things up at Wednesday’s final news conference by taking a swipe at the host property for the fight — the MGM Grand.
The eight-time world champion boxer and the Hall of Fame trainer bond like family and have stayed together during the good times and the darkest moments. Both Pacquiao and Roach are looked to avenge the controversial 2012 split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley this Saturday.
Canada’s Craig Metcalfe selected by Nevada Athletic Commission to replace Great Britain’s John Keane after viral infection keeps English judge bedridden.
Top Rank objects to the Nevada Athletic Commision’s approving dates for promoter when no fight has been made for the date. President Todd duBoef says it’s an unfair business practice which hurts Las Vegas and hurts boxing as well.
Interviews are scheduled Saturday for five finalists to replace Keith Kizer as executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission.
The Nevada Athletic Commission Tuesday approved the judges for the April 12 rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden. Two are from Las Vegas: Glenn Trowbridge as a judge and Kenny Bayless as the referee.
Jose Ramirez isn’t at the point of his professional boxing career where he can take opponents for granted.
Chris Arreola admits this is it.
The game plan — inside and outside the boxing ring — has gone off without a hitch for Jose Ramirez since he turned pro after the 2012 London Olympics.
After launching an unsuccessful bid to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden, Amir Khan will settle for the next best thing — being on Mayweather’s undercard.
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.
It won’t be for the title he lost, but Ishe Smith will fight for a belt when he returns to the ring.
The Nevada Athletic Commission took a major step toward finding an executive director on Wednesday, identifying 10 people as potential finalists to replace Keith Kizer, who resigned Jan. 10.
Carlos Molina has been incarcerated more than two weeks at the Clark County Detention Center, and he may remain locked up a while longer. But his promoter believes Molina’s boxing career is not finished.
It wasn’t the way Jamie Swanson expected to advance to the Golden Gloves national championships. Then again, Swanson wasn’t expecting to get punched in the face by his opponent while he was lying on the canvas.