In a little more than eight years, Sonny Liston went from capturing the heavyweight title to allegedly selling heroin on Las Vegas’ Westside and dying of a presumed overdose — one that’s still believed by many to have been a murder.
Canelo Alvarez won a fourth world title in a fourth division with a resounding victory over Sergey Kovalev in their WBO light heavyweight title fight Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury endured an impressive effort from underdog Otto Wallin before asserting his dominance in the latter rounds Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
The 40-year-old Pacquiao was quiet and humble during a news conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, while the WBA welterweight champion unleashed his braggadocios barbs.
The two boxers made their grand arrivals Tuesday at the MGM Grand. They will fight Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Thurman’s WBA welterweight championship.
Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury stopped Tom Schwarz 2:54 into the second round to retain his title Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden.
A lifetime of mental health issues put the boxer in a near suicidal depression after he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA heavyweight championship in 2015.
The two heavyweights were at ease Wednesday during their final news conference before Saturday’s bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena that will be televised on ESPN Plus.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez scored a unanimous decision victory over Daniel Jacobs to unify the world middleweight boxing titles Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.
The world’s two best middleweight boxers had their final news conference Wednesday ahead of their title fight — and boasted varying levels of bravado before they vie for supremacy.