Jessie Vargas has changed trainers again.
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The Southern California transplant is undefeated at 11-0 heading into tonight’s fight at the Tropicana and says Vegas has been nothing but good to him and his career.
The WBO welterweight champion has been with Bob Arum since 2005 and has become one of the sport’s biggest stars, though that partnership has prevented a megafight with Floyd Mayweather from taking place because of Arum’s contentious relationship with Mayweather’s co-manager Al Haymon.
Born and raised in East St. Louis, Ill., — considered one of the country’s most dangerous cities — Quontez McRath lost his parents at a young age and was a street fighter headed down the wrong path in life before he walked into a boxing gym a couple of towns over.
One Team Nevada boxer advanced to the finals of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions, while another was eliminated in the semifinals Friday night at LVH.
Las Vegas boxer Quontez McRath and Adrian Servin of Team Nevada won quarterfinal bouts Thursday night at the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at LVH.
Arch Ward had a simple idea. Help kids and promote amateur boxing. Take fighting off the streets and into a ring. Turn dreams into reality. The same notion exists today, much as it did in Chicago in 1923. The same hope lies within those who continue to champion Golden Gloves boxing.
Nevada boxers Quontez McRath and Adrian Servin advanced to today’s fourth round of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at the LVH.
Nevada boxers Lorenzo Caldera, Quontez McRath and Elvis Garcia scored victories Tuesday night during the second day of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at the LVH.
Las Vegan Jamey Swanson was beaten by New Jersey’s Ian Green in a 165-pound category bout during the first day of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions event at LVH on Monday.
Tickets, priced from $75 to $300, go on sale at noon Wednesday for the 2014 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner and ceremony, to be held Aug. 9 at the Tropicana’s Cohiba Ballroom.
Jamey Swanson, a 28-year-old Las Vegan who works as a garbageman, leads a local quartet of fighters at the LVH in the 2014 Tournament of Champions.
The Las Vegas super featherweight fights on the undercard of Saturday’s Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado main event as boxing returns to the refurbished Los Angeles venue.
LOS ANGELES — Las Vegas resident Bermane Stiverne knocked Chris Arreola down twice in the sixth round and was on the verge of a third knockdown before the fight was stopped and Stiverne was declared the winner by technical knockout, becoming the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Saturday at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.
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.