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Mayweather wins megafight

The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, ...

Floyd, Manny ready to rumble

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao set to cash in

Apr 30, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao set to cash in

His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera. That doesn’t mean money is ever very far from his mind. Certainly not now, when he’s ...

Pacquaio stays calm ahead of megafight

Apr 29, 2015

Pacquaio stays calm ahead of megafight

Manny Pacquiao worried about the punching power of Miguel Cotto. He knew Juan Manuel Marquez was a slick counter puncher, and wondered how he’d fare against a fighter the caliber of Oscar De La Hoya. He’s got no such worries about Floyd Mayweather Jr. ...

Apr 29, 2015

Boxing champ Fullmer dies at 83

Gene Fullmer, a former middleweight boxing champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame whose 55 career victories included two wins over Sugar Ray Robinson, has died, his nephew said Tuesday. He was 83. Fullmer suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia for ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao camps brace for fight week

Apr 27, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao camps brace for fight week

The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for going 225 kph. Roach will be driving a lot slower Monday as part of a colorful caravan of hundreds of cars heading down ...

Klitschko dominant in title defense

Apr 26, 2015

Klitschko dominant in title defense

The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev. Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion’s first fight in the United States in seven years, defending his heavyweight titles with a unanimous decision Saturday night. ...

Apr 24, 2015

Foreman predicts Pacquiao victory

Former two-time world heavyweight champion George Foreman likes Manny Pacquiao over unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in their welterweight showdown next week in Las Vegas and warns a loss could devastate Mayweather. Foreman has plenty of experience in superfight history, having suffered his first career defeat ...

Apr 24, 2015

Kameda vacates bantamweight title

Tomoki Kameda has vacated his WBO bantamweight title, his management Kameda Promotion announced on Friday. The move comes days after the World Boxing Organization announced it would not authorize a proposed unification bout in Texas on May 9 between Kameda and Britain’s WBA champion ...

Ioka claims WBA flyweight title

Apr 23, 2015

Ioka claims WBA flyweight title

Kazuto Ioka dispossessed Juan Carlos Reveco of the WBA flyweight title by beating the Argentine by a majority decision on Wednesday. Reveco, making his eighth defense, got off to a good start but Ioka dominated the later rounds at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium on his ...

Apr 23, 2015

Mayweather-Pacquiao sales begin

Tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will finally go on sale Thursday to the public, little more than a week before the bout. Don’t expect to snag one at a starting retail price of $1,500, though. There will only be some 500 ...

Apr 22, 2015

WBO won't authorize Kameda unification bout

The World Boxing Organization announced Tuesday that it would not authorize a proposed unification bout in Texas on May 9 between Japan’s WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda and Britain’s WBA champion Jamie McDonell. The WBO said in a letter emailed to Kameda and posted ...

Apr 22, 2015

Bayless to ref Mayweather-Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s richest fight ever. Meanwhile, all anyone looking for a ticket to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight got on Tuesday was ...