The 49-year-old, who will be among those inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday at Red Rock Resort, grew up in Belfast during The Troubles.
The 40-year-old was as relentless and quick as a decade ago, handing Keith Thurman his first professional loss in split-decision fashion Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
With the help of legendary referee Joe Cortez, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame has found a home in the HeadzUP interactive entertainment center at Boulevard Mall.
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 longtime Las Vegan recalls meeting with Muhammad Ali and his trainer, Angelo Dundee, in 1978 at the Las Vegas Hilton as a seminal moment in his career.
Las Vegas boxing promoter Bob Arum is back in the heavyweight business with Tyson Fury, a British fighter possessing a large stature and an even larger personality.
Last weekend was not the finest for the time-honored sports of horse racing, baseball and boxing, although the heavyweight division finally may be on the upswing.
You’re not beating the A side — especially when it’s Saúl Canelo Alvarez — by taking off the middle rounds of a mega-middleweight fight that unified three championship belts in the division, but that’s what Jacobs did and he rightly paid for it.
The MGM Grand Garden debuted Jan. 29, 1994 with a boxing match pitting Julio Cesar Chavez against a lesser lightweight named Frankie Randall. Big-time prizefighting in Las Vegas was about to undergo a seismic shift.
Manny Pacquiao will make a secondary world title defense against Adrien Broner on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but there are far better and more desired matchups that fans want to see in the 147-pound division.