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Boxing-MMA event’s fighters ‘hungry’

As pleased as Roy Englebrecht was with the turnout for his boxing card last month at Primm Valley Resorts, he believes Saturday’s boxing-mixed martial arts tournament at the Star of the Desert Arena will trump the 4,000 who turned out to watch Yuriorkis Gamboa fight.

UFC tries to duck punch

WASHINGTON — The Ultimate Fighting Championship has come to Washington to engage in the city’s ultimate sport: lobbying.

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MapQuest says it’s roughly 91/2 miles from the Silver Nugget to the MGM Grand. Depending on traffic, it’s a trip that takes approximately 14 minutes.

Pacquiao signs deal, awaits Hatton

A fight contract needs two signatures to be valid, and at the moment, the deal between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton for their proposed May 2 junior welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden has only one: Pacquiao’s.

Pacquiao vs. Hatton back on, Arum says

The proposed megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton, called off a day earlier, appeared to be back on late Thursday after Pacquiao signed a deal for the May 2 junior welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden.

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Pacquiao, Hatton set Vegas date

It’s coming later than usual, but Las Vegas’ first big boxing event of the year is set for May 2 between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton.

Boxing a boon for state in ’08

Boxing again provided a financial bonanza for Nevada in 2008, starting with three big bouts in the first four months and ending with the highly anticipated Oscar De La Hoya-Manny Pacquiao megafight.

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