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.
WASHINGTON — The Ultimate Fighting Championship has come to Washington to engage in the city’s ultimate sport: lobbying.
If Antonio Margarito fights again in Las Vegas, he’s guaranteed to be watched closely during his prefight preparation in the locker room.
One of the first questions at a news conference Wednesday to preview the Ultimate Fighting Championship 94 card was directed at UFC president Dana White.
There is this truth about most NFL running backs once they turn 30. Statistical evidence shows their production dramatically falls as their bodies seemingly hit a brick wall the second they blow out the candles.
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.
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.
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.
The proposed May 2 showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton is off because of a disagreement over their purse split.
Steve Wynn usually gets what he wants.
Apparently, Roy Englebrecht isn’t afraid of a challenge.
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 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.
Predicting what each month in 2009 will bring our local sports scene: