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  • Canelo Alvarez’s split decision prompts cries for investigation by Erislandy Lara’s camp
    July 13, 2014
    Canelo Alvarez hardly covered himself with glory in his split-decision victory Saturday over Erislandy Lara in their non-title super welterweight bout. But Alvarez won the bout. The Lara camp was outraged and called for an investigation.
  • Saul "Canelo" Alvarez chases down Erislandy Lara during their super welterweight fight Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Canelo won a split decision.
    Oscar De La Hoya won’t explore Canelo Alvarez rematch for Erislandy Lara
    July 13, 2014
    Turns out Oscar De La Hoya can still pack quite the punch. The 41-year-old former world champion and current promoting tycoon may have landed the most significant strike Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Erislandy Lara by split decision. It was just with his words, not his fists ...
  • Saul "Canelo" Alvarez salutes the crowd after his 12 round split decision win over Erislandy Lara in their super welterweight fight Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Live Blog: Canelo Alvarez blasts Erislandy Lara’s body, strategy in split-decision win
    July 12, 2014
    Saul “Canelo” Alvarez raised his hands in celebration one second, then shook his head in frustration the next. Alvarez won a showdown to determine the best junior middleweight in the world Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, besting Erislandy Lara by ...
  • WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara pretends to spar with Prince Duarte during a media workout Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara
    July 12, 2014
    Let’s welcome boxing to the Play of the Day. Tonight’s pay-per-view card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will bring the sweet science’s overdue debut in our daily series that uses odds from the South Point and features $10,000 starting bankrolls ...
  • Marcos Maidana, left, of Argentina takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
    Mayweather, Maidana rematch set for Sept. 13 at MGM
    July 10, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. took to Twitter today to confirm a Sept. 13 fight against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It’s a rematch of ...
  • WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara is reflected in a mirror during a media workout Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
    Erislandy Lara has Canelo Alvarez steaming ahead of fight at MGM
    July 10, 2014
    Every superstar boxer must identify and overcome a foil. It’s practically the sport’s coming-of-age ritual, a rite of passage that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will try to get through Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena ...
  • Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, gives a thumbs-up during an official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.
    Now sober, De La Hoya still keeps fighting
    July 9, 2014
    The day after winning the only gold medal for the U.S. boxing team in the 1992 Olympics, Oscar De La Hoya was pulled out of bed to sit next to swimmer Janet Evans and talk about the success of American athletes in Barcelona. Little did U.S. Olympic officials know that the 19-year-old had gotten so drunk ...
  • Mike Tyson and Dana White.
    Mike Tyson weighs in on Floyd Mayweather, Tupac and Buzz Aldrin
    July 8, 2014
    Henderson resident and former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson took to social media today, answering questions in an ask-me-anything (AMA) session on Reddit. Now a fight promoter with Iron Mike Productions, Tyson is hyping …
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at MGM Grand Las Vegas.
    Floyd Mayweather confirms he will fight Marcos Maidana again in September
    July 1, 2014
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/boxing/article-2676372/Floyd-Mayweather-confirms-fight-Marcos-Maidana-September.html
  • Miguel Cotto, of Puerto Rico, reacts after winning a WBC World Middleweight Title boxing match against Sergio Martinez, of Argentina, Sunday, June 8, 2014, in New York. Cotto won by technical knockout after the ninth round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
    Cotto stops Martinez in middleweight title fight
    June 7, 2014
    Miguel Cotto became the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world championships in four weight divisions, stopping Sergio Martinez in their WBC world middleweight title fight Saturday night. Martinez didn't get off the stool when the bell rang ...
  • Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, greets undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. at MGM Grand on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Mayweather will face Canelo Alvarez of Mexico in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 14.
    CEO’s exit leaves De La Hoya’s Golden Boy in shakeup
    June 2, 2014
    Oscar De La Hoya's main partner in Golden Boy Promotions is leaving the company because of a dispute that involves rival promoter Bob Arum and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Richard Schaefer's exit comes after ...
  • Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas before a workout at Top Rank Gym on Monday, May 12, 2014. Vargas defeated Khabib Allakhverdiev of Russia at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 12 to take the WBA super lightweight (140 pounds) title. Allakhverdiev was previously undefeated.
    Local boxer Jessie Vargas eyeing new goal after realizing his championship dream
    May 14, 2014
    Upon purchasing his first home last year, Jessie Vargas wasted no time in adorning the new space with decorations and necessities. Vargas tucked comforts across the Las Vegas property’s prominent areas with one exception. The boxing prospect left a living-room mantel conspicuously unoccupied ...
  • Boxing fans took to social media to say they could do a better job than judge C.J. Ross (pictured between the boxers in the background) during the recent Mayweather/Canelo fight.
    The woman who KO’d Manny Pacquiao
    May 12, 2014
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/joelanderson/the-woman-who-kod-manny-pacquiao
  • Metro Police cars and ambulances are shown outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena after a crush of fans caused a series of injuries following the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana title fight at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, May 3, 2014.
    Dozens of injuries reported in stampede after Mayweather-Maidana bout
    May 4, 2014
    The post-bout action Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena did not end with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s majority decision over challenger Marcos Maidana. A stampede of fans...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. punches at Marcos Maidana of Argentina during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
    Mayweather, Maidana rematch looks imminent after tempers flare post-fight
    May 4, 2014
    Marcos Maidana succeeded in at least one area where Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s 45 previous opponents had failed: The Argentine contender flustered boxing’s pound-for-pound kingpin. Mayweather was adamant no such thing happened in the fight, in which he defeated Maidana by majority decision (117-111, 116-112, 114-114) Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena...
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