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.
Despite two recent deaths of boxers tied to brain injuries, Nevada the gold standard in keeping fighter safety in mind.
Manny Pacquiao continues to cement his legacy in boxing after his split decision win over Keith Thurman.
Boxer Maxim Dadashev has died after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28.
Both fighters from Saturday night’s WBA welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden were issued temporary bans from competition, with Thurman ordered to get an X-ray on his right hand.
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.
Manny Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman by a 113-114, 115-112, 115-112 split decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden to win the WBA welterweight title.
Doctors told reporters early Saturday morning that the Russian-born boxer had surgery in a procedure that took about two hours.
The 30-year-old has unveiled an uncanny bravado, buoyed in part by an undefeated professional record and five successful defenses of his WBA welterweight championship.
The eight-division boxing champion is seeking another signature victory when he fights WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
Thurman opened as a minus 140 favorite for Saturday’s WBA welterweight title fight in Las Vegas, but heavy action on Pacquiao made him as high as a minus 170 favorite.
The Las Vegas resident will defend his super middleweight title Saturday against Mike Lee on the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman undercard at the MGM Grand Garden 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.
Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55.