Life is good for Alexis Santiago, inside and outside the ring.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. received banned intravenous vitamin injections the day before his May 2 megafight against Manny Pacquiao that didn't comply with World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines, according to a lengthy SB Nation report on drug testing in boxing written by Thomas Hauser.
He was smiling and looking relaxed. Not an uptight bone in his 147-pound body.
He's not on the pay-per-view telecast, but Ishe Smith could be involved in one of the better fights on Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s card Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden when Mayweather faces Andre Berto on Showtime PPV.
Alonzo Benezra wasn't sure how the inaugural Box Fan Expo would go last year. But with Mike Tyson, Amir Khan and other notables showing up at Las Vegas Convention Center to meet with fans in town for Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s rematch with Marcos Maidana, it worked out well for the Montreal-based promoter.
Timothy Bradley (32-1-1, 12 knockouts) will face Brandon Rios on an HBO card Nov. 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center for Bradley's World Boxing Organization welterweight title.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday on a conference call to promote his September 12 bout with Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather said people need to take him seriously when he says this will be his final fight.
Derek Stevens had his own unique vision for downtown Las Vegas. The owner of the D Las Vegas had acquired the old Clark County Courthouse building. But instead of building another hotel, he created a place for concerts and sporting events, including boxing, at what is the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Heavyweights Trevor Bryan and Derric Rossy squared off Friday night at the Downtown Events Center, and the outdoor arena was a show in itself.
Trevor Bryan grabbed the belt, held it aloft and smiled a winner's smile. Call it a dress rehearsal for what Bryan hopes will be even bigger nights in his boxing future.
The war of words between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ronda Rousey continued Thursday, when Mayweather responded to comments Rousey made about him to TMZ Sports on Wednesday.
He's 84 and doesn't have the stable of fighters he once had. But Don King is resilient if nothing else, and the Hall of Fame boxing promoter believes he has the next great young heavyweight in Trevor Bryan.
It was much different from the last time, other than the fact any media day involving Floyd Mayweather Jr. runs on restful and relaxing time, meaning the fighter probably does a lot of both while keeping everyone waiting far beyond the fictional scheduled start to things.
Kenny Bayless of Las Vegas was selected Thursday by the Nevada Athletic Commission to referee the Sept. 12 world welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden. It will be Bayless' third consecutive Mayweather fight and the fourth in his past five.
As Floyd Mayweather Jr. was holding court with reporters Wednesday to try to sell his Sept. 12 fight with Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden on Showtime Pay Per View, Floyd Mayweather Sr. stood in the back of his son's gym and patiently waited to get to work.
Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will probably never trade blows in an official fight, but Rousey appears to relish taking shots at Mayweather through the media.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. took to Instagram on Sunday to show off his new toy, a $4.8 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita car that is one of only two in the world.
The fight Abner Mares had been seeking for two years is almost here. He said he is ready for it.
Andre Ward always has wanted to fight in Las Vegas, but it has yet to happen. Until now, possibly.
One of boxing's most anticipated fights was finalized Thursday, and Miguel Cotto will defend his World Boxing Council middleweight title against Canelo Alvarez on Nov. 21 at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Asked to rank the best five boxers ever during an appearance on ESPN Deportes, Floyd Mayweather Jr. not suprisingly put himself at the top of the list but somehow had Muhammad Ali ranked fifth and left boxing greats Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano off the list completely.
A dream matchup that has sparked much debate on social media would pit UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey against boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather wouldn't really take the bait when asked about it on Thursday. Rousey, however, addressed the debate head on during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Monday night.
21 boxing people — 22 if you count local gym owners Pat and Dawn Barry as separate boxing people, though it's hard to consider those two as anything but a single entity — were inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at Caesars Palace on Saturday night.