Top Rank had earlier announced a card at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas featuring former world welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. facing Diego Chaves in the main event on HBO.
Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.
Jessie Vargas has changed trainers again.
Brandon “The Havoc” Harris is an undefeated professional boxer. “I came up with the name myself because I destroy everything that gets in front of me when I’m fighting,” he said. Outside the ring he’s “the nicest guy … always laughing and cracking jokes.” He shares the art of boxing at the Henderson Multigenerational Center.
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems.
The 27-year-old super featherweight from Las Vegas will fight Arturo Uruzquita to headline a card Nov. 8 in Pharr, Texas. In his last fight, Magdaleno easily outpointed Oscar Bravo on May 17.
The fight that the boxing world has been waiting to see for years will finally take place in 2015. That’s the word from Floyd Mayweather Sr., who said Thursday that his son, Floyd, will put his perfect record and “pound-for-pound best boxer” title on the line against Manny Pacquiao sometime next year.
If Bermane Stiverne has learned anything during his brief reign as a heavyweight champion, it’s patience. Stiverne, who won the vacant World Boxing Council title May 10 with a sixth-round technical knockout of Chris Arreola, has a mandatory title defense against undefeated Deontay Wilder.