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  • Floyd Mayweather Sr., left, and Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, celebrate a win over Robert Guerrero Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mayweather Jr. won a unanimous decision to retain his welterweight titles.
    Mayweather Jr. puzzles Guerrero, plots next move under father's watchful eye
    May 5, 2013
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s first reaction was to keep this a secret, to conceal the sharp pain that engulfed his right hand in the ninth round of his fight against Robert Guerrero. He didn’t want to show discomfort.
  • Floyd Mayweather looks up into the stands after winning a unanimous decision over challenger Robert Guerrero during their fight Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Mayweather vs. Guerrero blog: 'Money' takes easy unanimous-decision victory
    May 4, 2013
    The fans started heading to the exits before the last round had even begun. That says plenty in boxing, a sport where controversial decisions are as commonplace as hand wraps and ring girls. There was just no possible way the judges were going to mess this one up. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was too quick, too evasive and too dominant for Robert Guerrero.
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero stare down each other after making weight Friday, May 3, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena for their WBC welterweight title fight Saturday night.
    Mayweather vs. Guerrero weigh-in: With title fight official, boxers keep their cool
    May 3, 2013
    Robert Guerrero stood toe-to-toe with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and refused to back down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. That was during a stare-down pose after Friday’s weigh-in when Mayweather and Guerrero made their WBC welterweight championship official. Guerrero vows he will do the same come fight time Saturday night. “Nobody is intimidating me,” Guerrero exclaimed. “When we get in the ring, it’s on. That’s it.”
  • Fight promoter Bob Arum at Radio City Music Hall in New York, April 11, 2013.
    Boxing's future is in Asia, promoter Bob Arum predicts
    May 2, 2013
    When boxing promoter Bob Arum put on a fight last month in Macau, China's gambling enclave, knew that he had seen the next frontier, both for boxing and, to a greater extent, for sports. “Look into the future, and the truth is, the U.S. market is going to be secondary. The opportunities in the Asian market far exceed what you can do here.”
  • Undefeated WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, faces off with Robert Guerrero during a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Mayweather will defend his title against Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. recounts jail time ahead of first bout since release
    May 2, 2013
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. responded to the bravado-laced theatrics of Ruben Guerrero Wednesday with a counter few were aware was in his arsenal: self-restraint.
  • Undefeated welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. makes his official arrival at the MGM Grand Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Mayweather will defend his WBC welterweight title against Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. questions if Robert Guerrero is on his level to start fight week
    May 1, 2013
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is wondering a lot of the same things as boxing fans when it comes to Robert Guerrero. As he held a media session Tuesday after arriving at the MGM Grand for his first bout in a year, Mayweather didn’t partake in his unofficial fight week ritual of rattling off the merits of Saturday’s opponent. “Money,” instead, asked rhetorical questions about “The Ghost.” “You’ve got to look at certain things and then say, ‘Is this guy on the same level as Floyd Mayweather?’” Mayweather said. “You’ve got to ask yourself those certain questions.”
  • Boxing promoter Don King responds to a question during an exclusive interview in his Treasure Island penthouse Thursday, April 11, 2013.
    When Don King talks, it's tough not to listen
    April 18, 2013
    Don King’s office last week was the 36th floor penthouse at Treasure Island. He felt right at home — it’s Las Vegas, after all. This is the fighting capital of the world, thanks largely to King.
  • Jack Johnson, born in Galveston,Texas, seen in this undated photo became the first black to win the heavyweight boxing title. He had approximately 113 bouts, losing only six. Johnson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954.
    Harry Reid, Mike Tyson seeking pardon for former boxing champ Jack Johnson
    April 3, 2013
    Sen. Harry Reid has forged some unorthodox alliances to better fight for his pet issues. But a new partnership with former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson is arguably his most unexpected coupling yet.
  • Mike Alvarado, left, connects with a punch on Brandon Rios during a super lightweight bout for an interim 140lb. WBO title at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, March 30, 2013. The fight was a rematch to a Oct. 13, 2012 fight  which Rios won.
    Alvarado wins rematch over Rios by decision
    March 30, 2013
    The action was much the same, only this time the result was different. Mike Alvarado boxed and punched his way to a narrow but unanimous 12-round decision Saturday night over Brandon Rios in the rematch of their slugfest from five months ago.
  • Light welterweight boxers Brandon Rios, left, listens to Mike Alvarado during a final news conference at the Mandalay Bay Thursday, March 28, 2013. The boxers meet for a rematch at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday.
    Rios, Alvarado promise boxing sequel will produce same action as classic first fight
    March 29, 2013
    Brandon Rios estimates he’s watched the replay of this memorable fight more than 400 times. In the morning when he wakes up, in the afternoon and some time later in the day, the undefeated boxer makes sure to take a moment to watch the fight that partially defines his career. He can hardly be blamed for admiring his work. The slugfest that was Rios’ seventh-round TKO victory against Mike Alvarado last October at the Home Depot Center in Southern California was the undisputed top fight of 2012.
  • Jack Johnson, born in Galveston,Texas, seen in this undated photo became the first black to win the heavyweight boxing title. He had approximately 113 bouts, losing only six. Johnson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954.
    Harry Reid wants pardon for first black heavyweight boxing champ
    March 5, 2013
    Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, a boxer in his time, is joining several other lawmakers to push President Barack Obama to pardon the world’s first black heavyweight boxing champion.
  • Richard Abril, right, of Cuba connects with a punch on Sharif Bogere of Uganda during their WBA lightweight title at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada March 2, 2013. Abril retained his title with a unanimous decision victory.
    Abril defends WBA lightweight belt against Bogere
    March 2, 2013
    Richar Abril defended his WBA lightweight title with a unanimous decision against Sharif Bogere on Saturday
  • Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez is pictured after weighing in for his September 2012 fight against Sergio Martinez at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fined $900,000 for failed marijuana test, says he took the drug to relieve stress
    Feb. 28, 2013
    Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was fined $900,000 on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez at the Thomas & Mack Center.
  • Lightweight boxer Robert Guerrero of the U.S. flexes on the scale during an official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday April 8, 2011. Guerrero will fight Michael Katsidis of Australia for a vacant WBA and interim WBO lightweight title on Saturday.
    Robert Guerrero: I see flaws in Floyd Mayweather
    Feb. 22, 2013
    Money woes: Robert Guerrero says Floyd Mayweather Jr. is slipping with their bout on horizon
  • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. laughs during a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Mayweather will challenge WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico for the title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. to fight May 4 against Robert Guerrero in the first of six bouts on Showtime Pay-Per-View
    Feb. 19, 2013
    Representatives for boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Tuesday the undefeated fighter will be back in the ring May 4 against Robert Guerrero, returning to competition for just the third time in three years.
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