Las Vegas, which used to claim to be the boxing capital of the world, is a capital under siege. There’s now competition from all over.
Music blasts on the gym stereo as Steven Call rolls a giant tire across the floor and hands two sledgehammers to Adrian Bernard and Jason Valencia.
As long as there is boxing and judges are used to determine the outcome of fights, controversy will be just one head-scratching scorecard away.
Richard Steele worked with some of the greatest fighters of the past quarter century. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas referee was reunited with the sport’s best when he was selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
West Virginia super middleweight Jordan Moore was suspended for one year Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission after he failed to show up for a disciplinary hearing in Las Vegas following a positive test for anabolic steroids.
With 2013 winding down, there’s one final chance for fight fans to catch some live action.
When Demetrius Andrade says something, it would be wise not to doubt him.
Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his winning ways after consecutive losses.
For this generation of boxing fans that didn’t get to see them fight, watching Sugar Ray Leonard and Robert Duran hug, smile and genuinely enjoy each other’s company must have people thinking, “These guys used to beat the hell out of each other?”
At some point, Manny Pacquiao is going to walk away from boxing and concentrate on his political future in his native Philippines. The question is, will tonight be the night it ends for the eight-time world champion?