Two former boxers, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), welcomed representatives of the world’s boxing and mixed martial arts organizations on Tuesday to announce support for a study to understand the effects of repeated blows to the head.
Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Canelo Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.
Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.
A former professional boxer is expected to plead guilty to charges that he spent grant money from the District of Columbia government on gambling, travel and luxury cars.
A press conference will be held in Washington, D.C. for the mega-fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez as they officially announce their upcoming bout.
The U.S. Naval Academy’s 72nd Annual Brigade Boxing Championships are set.
Defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a guest ringside Saturday night at the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.
LaVar and Chad weigh in on the upcoming fight between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley.