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Khan hopes welterweight debut is audition for Mayweather bout

Amir Khan will fight as a welterweight for the first time on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden in what is essentially a tryout for what Khan hopes will be a megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year.

Stiverne ready to take the final big step

The heavyweight contender who trains in Las Vegas is looking to become WBC champion with an encore performance against Chris Arreola when they meet May 10 at USC’s Galen Center on ESPN.

Top Rank’s Bob Arum: ‘I intend to do fights in Vegas’

The Top Rank chairman said his now-frosty relationship with MGM Resorts won’t impact his ability to do business in Las Vegas and beyond. The MGM, which has strong bonds with Floyd Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions and the Ultimate Fighting Championship can survive as well.

Mayweather to Maidana: “We’re playing chess, not checkers”

Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing’s pound-for-pound king, plans to fight his usual patient, smart fight when he faces Marcos Maidana May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden. He said if Maidana gets reckless, it will cost him.

Two sides to Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

There was the side Bob Dylan sang about and the side Denzel Washington portrayed in the movies. That was an admirable side. Then there was the other side, the rough side. That’s the side you didn’t hear too much about.

Reno professor traces Nevada’s rich boxing history

Richard Davies’ new book on the sport goes back to the late 1800s and looks at boxing’s growth in the Silver State from the mining towns to the Strip casinos.

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