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  • Undefeated WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is surrounded by reporters in the lobby of MGM Grand on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Mayweather will face WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Floyd Mayweather wants to buy the Los Angeles Clippers
    April 29, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather, Jr., flaunts his wealth as effectively as he fires his punches. The undefeated fighter nicknamed “Money” gets creative with how to spend the fortune he earns every time he steps in the ring. Upon arriving at the MGM Grand Tuesday afternoon in one of his several Rolls-Royces to kick off fight-week promotion for Saturday’s bout against Marcos Maidana, Mayweather revealed a new potential purchase that has caught his eye. Mayweather is interested in...
  • WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits a speed bag during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Mayweather is preparing for his fight against WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3.
    Floyd Mayweather not wary of trading with Marcos Maidana
    April 29, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not attempt to keep any secrets going into his Saturday bout against Marcos Maidana. The world’s best pound-for-pound boxer willingly revealed the strategy he’s worked on with his father on a conference call promoting the Maidana fight last week ...
  • Floyd Mayweather holds his belts after defeating Canelo Alvarez during their super welterweight title fight Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mayweather won the fight with a majority decision.
    ‘Money’ Mayweather can’t be touched
    April 27, 2014
    Gripes began midway through the fight, around the time when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez let the aggravation of trying to hit Floyd Mayweather Jr. get to him. As Alvarez winged wild punches that drifted closer to ringside photographers at MGM Grand Garden Arena than his adversary, the familiar vitriol sprouted. Detractors decried that Mayweather...
  • Robin Leach tours the Las Vegas homes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a Showtime special.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.: The lifestyle of one of boxing’s richest and most famous men
    April 25, 2014
    I filmed with undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in not one of his Las Vegas homes but three of them. I didn’t have time to jet to the ones he also has in Miami, Los Angeles and the Trump Tower apartment he’s acquiring in New York.
  • WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. works on his timing at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Mayweather is preparing for his fight against WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dad: My son would ‘whoop’ Manny Pacquiao
    April 24, 2014
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  • Athletic commission selects retired FBI agent as new director
    April 18, 2014
    A retired FBI agent and professional boxing judge is the new executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Robert Bennett, one of three finalists for the position, was the …
  • Michael King, center, president of King Sports, stands with heavyweight boxers Charles Martin and Alex Flores during a weigh-in Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif., for Wednesday's "Boxing at Baker" at the Baker Hangar in Santa Monica.
    TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing promotion
    April 15, 2014
    Michael King wants to rekindle the world's passion for boxing, and the television mogul believes he can make it happen by putting on a show. Spurred by his lifelong love of the sport, the executive who brought "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to audiences ...
  • Manny Pacquiao heads to his corner between rounds of his title fight against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Pacquiao won a unanimous decision.
    Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Does boxing’s ultimate fight have a second wind?
    April 13, 2014
    A brawny Filipino fight fan puffed his shoulders, raised his hands to his mouth and bellowed a chant that echoed off the walls of the bottlenecked MGM Grand Garden Arena lobby Saturday night. A man clothed in a Manny Pacquiao jacket and another with a Philippines flag draped around his neck immediately ...
  • Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates his unanimous decision over WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Bradley was previously undefeated.
    Blog: Manny Pacquiao gets the decision this time, beats Timothy Bradley
    April 12, 2014
    Hold the thoughts on winding down and retirement; Manny Pacquiao is not done yet. The 35-year-old Filipino boxing superstar avenged one of the two losses in his last three fights Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, defeating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision (118-110, 116-112, 116-112).
  • Boxer Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines poses with undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, April 11, 2014. Pacquiao will challenge Bradley at the arena on Saturday. The fight is a rematch to a June 9, 2012 fight that Bradley won.
    Pacquiao vs. Bradley II weigh-in: Different champion, same fan favorite
    April 11, 2014
    Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley reconvened on the same weigh-in stage they shared 672 days ago Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. While much of the scale-tipping festivities ahead of Saturday’s rematch felt like a repeat of the June 2012 weigh-in, subtle differences also shined through. The fighters both reached ...
  • The official weigh-in for undefeated boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Mayweather tweets about $75K in winnings with bets on UConn in Final Four
    April 10, 2014
    “Money” is at it again. Boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather took to Twitter this week to brag about winning a combined $75,000 in two Final Four bets …
  • Boxing promoter Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, speaks during a boxing news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines will challenge undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Bob Arum scorches Floyd Mayweather, MGM Grand at Pacquiao vs. Bradley press conference
    April 10, 2014
    Manny Pacquiao is done talking about Floyd Mayweather Jr. His promoter’s not. Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, lambasted Mayweather and host MGM Grand for its ...
  • Boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and his entourage push though media and fans as he arrives at the MGM Grand on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pacquiao will challenge undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday. The fight is a rematch of their bout June 9, 2012, which Bradley won.
    Manny Pacquiao trading compassion for aggression in Timothy Bradley rematch
    April 9, 2014
    Six fights and four years ago was when Hall of Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach first identified a problem that would unknowingly tarnish the career of ...
  • Musical director for "The Tempest" Kenny Wollesen on set at the Smith Center on Friday, April 4, 2014.
    The unconventional percussion of Kenny Wollesen; boxer becomes a ‘sox’ symbol
    April 5, 2014
    The instruments being used in “The Tempest” at Symphony Park are a mix of traditional music-making devices and such household items as coffee cans, hand cranks, shoes, wooden boxes, aged dress shoes and vacuum hoses ...
  • Cuban boxer Emilio Correa fights with Michel Borges de Souza of the U.S. during their men's 81-kg boxing match Friday, April 4, 2014, in Havana, Cuba.
    U.S., Cuba boxers renew old rivalry in Havana
    April 4, 2014
    Boxers from the U.S. and Cuba have gone glove-to-glove on Cuban soil for the first time in 27 years in a semipro World Series of Boxing clash that in many ways resembled a ...
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