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.
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Brett Yormark is a guy who doesn’t take no for an answer. Even from Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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.”
Art Lurie, who was one of the premier boxing judges in Nevada and was a former chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission, died late Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 96.
There were a pair of oversized boxing gloves on the podium. There was a birthday cake made out of giant boxing gloves.
The WBO welterweight champion will face Chris Algieri Nov. 22 at the Venetian Macau Resort on HBO Pay Per View after Juan Manuel Marquez decided he didn’t want to pursue a fifth fight with Pacquiao this fall.
Tickets for the Sept. 13 rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The cheapest seats are $350.
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.
They say you have to risk the unusual or merely settle for the ordinary. There is nothing ordinary about the way Erislandy Lara fights.
When you have contrasting styles in boxing and neither dominates, it’s a perfect recipe for controversy.
At some point, Canelo Alvarez probably would have agreed to fight Erislandy Lara. But it didn’t figure to be tonight.
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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.
The WBA junior middleweight champion has enjoyed a multitude of success living and training in Houston with the veteran Shields, who has helped guide Lara to the top of his division. Lara fights Canelo Alvarez Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that he will return to the ring Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand Garden against Marcos Maidana in a rematch of their May 3 fight which Mayweather won by 12-round majority decision.
The undefeated super bantamweight moves up to featherweight for the first time when he faces Ramiro Robles in a 10-round bout at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Losing usually brings about change. And after he fell to Jhonny Gonzalez in August, Abner Mares decided he had to undergo a makeover.
Bermane Stiverne is enjoying life as a heavyweight champion.
It’s rare for Errol Spence Jr.’s fights to go the distance. But his latest ring appearance resulted in one of those circumstances.
The undefeated welterweight from Dallas fought eight times in 2013 and puts his 12-0 record on the line tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel headlining Golden Boy’s fight card on Showtime.
The 31-year-old from Cuba said he didn’t want to come across as boorish but Alvarez left him little choice in ducking him. The two will face each other July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden in a 12-round non-title junior middleweight main event to be televised on Showtime Pay Per View.
A year ago, few people in boxing were talking about Juan Manuel Lopez. He appeared finished in the ring after Mikey Garcia destroyed him inside of four rounds.
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.