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  • Dispute over choice of gloves finally ends; Mayweather-Maidana title fight is a go
    May 3, 2014
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/boxing/dispute-over-choice-of-gloves-finally-ends--mayweather-maidana-fight-is-a-go-163329449.html
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Rolls Royce limousine is shown 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.
    It's a sweet life indeed for Floyd Mayweather
    May 2, 2014
    In a room just off the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel this week, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. eased back on a couch and prepared to talk to a large cluster of sportswriters. An assistant handed him a tall coffee, and Mayweather, a true ...
  • Boxing fans wait for an official weigh-in for WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.  and WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 2, 2014. The two champions will meet in a WBC/WBA unification fight at the arena on Saturday.
    Mayweather vs. Maidana weigh-in: Champions stage spectacle at MGM
    May 2, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. likes to say no event in Las Vegas can compare to when he fights. He may soon be able to boast the same is true for when he weighs in. For his second straight fight, Mayweather attracted a packed crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to ...
  • Undercard boxers pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Thursday, May 1, 2014. The boxers will fight on the Mayweather vs. Maidana undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Khan, Broner and more: Mayweather vs. Maidana undercard stacked with talent
    May 2, 2014
    The promoters and executives of Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana event have repeatedly referred to the pay-per-view preliminary bouts as “the most expensive undercard in boxing history.”...
  • Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. greets former NBA star Bill Walton and others onstage at the AEG and MGM Resorts International groundbreaking VIP/media event atop a bulldozer on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    MGM Resorts arena will be a rockin’ venue in every which way
    May 1, 2014
    At the groundbreaking of the new MGM Resorts arena on the Strip near New York-New York and Monte Carlo, speculation abounded about who would open the venue two years from now — and how. ...
  • WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana, left, of Argentina attends a news conference with trainer Robert Garcia at the MGM Grand on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Maidana will challenge WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a WBC/WBA unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    From the verge of retirement to the peak of boxing, Maidana a ‘rugged’ challenge for Mayweather
    May 1, 2014
    A camera crew followed Marcos Maidana’s every step as the Argentine boxer arrived and spoke to a horde of media Wednesday at the Hollywood Theater in the final press conference before Saturday’s bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Maidana could have never anticipated being at the center of a spectacle-like fight week at the MGM Grand two years ago...
  • 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
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/la-sp-sn-mayweather-pacquiao-20140423,0,7264293.story
  • 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).
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