The boxer tweeted this on Friday night: “Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless.” with a picture of two checks — one for $31,406,000 and one for $40,870,000.
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The heavyweight contender who trains in Las Vegas is looking to become WBC champion with an encore performance against Chris Arreola when they meet May 10 at USC’s Galen Center on ESPN.
The Top Rank chairman said his now-frosty relationship with MGM Resorts won’t impact his ability to do business in Las Vegas and beyond. The MGM, which has strong bonds with Floyd Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions and the Ultimate Fighting Championship can survive as well.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing’s pound-for-pound king, plans to fight his usual patient, smart fight when he faces Marcos Maidana May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden. He said if Maidana gets reckless, it will cost him.
There was the side Bob Dylan sang about and the side Denzel Washington portrayed in the movies. That was an admirable side. Then there was the other side, the rough side. That’s the side you didn’t hear too much about.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
Richard Davies’ new book on the sport goes back to the late 1800s and looks at boxing’s growth in the Silver State from the mining towns to the Strip casinos.
Beibut Shumenov, the 30-year-old Las Vegas resident by way of Kazakhstan, gets the ultimate test when he faces future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation champion, tonight in Washington, D.C., on a Showtime-televised card.
Bob Bennett of Las Vegas was selected by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Friday as its executive director, replacing Keith Kizer, who resigned Jan. 10 after almost six years on the job.
Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of gaming giant MGM Resorts International, is strongly hinting that his company’s turbulent relationship with boxing promoter Bob Arum might be over.
When Bernard Hopkins speaks, it pays to listen. He doesn’t deal in sound bytes. He’s more like a narrative from a documentary, telling the entire story with thoughtfulness, insight and the wisdom of a 49-year-old man who has seen and done virtually everything in boxing.
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.
Nobody could remember the last time Miguel Cotto looked so happy.
The Las Vegan wins his first world title, defeating Khabib Allakhverdiev by unanimous decision to capture the WBA regular junior welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley undercard.
A few years didn’t change much, huh?
Ah, sweet revenge.
The five-member commission decided it needs more time to go through the credentials of the four finalists that interviewed Saturday. A special meeting has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday to make a decision on replacing Keith Kizer, who resigned back on Jan. 10.
The doorstep calls them all at some point. It beckons with truths about age and fading skills and stories about greatness abating from one’s Hall of Fame resume. Manny Pacquiao is being called, but is convinced it’s far too early.
Super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez remained undefeated with a fifth-round technical knockout over Giovanni Lorenzo in the main event of Friday’s Top Rank boxing card at Mandalay Bay.
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.