Mike Tyson has been chosen to present Evander Holyfield for his induction into Nevada’s Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, in, of course, Las Vegas, the scene of many crimes, factual and fictional.
On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.
Here is a list of five things you didn’t know about Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.
From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.
The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is back in Chicago trying to get kids to put down the guns, and pick up their gloves, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
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Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.
Manny Pacquiao is about to find out the truth.
Max Kellerman from HBO Boxing joined Craig Miller to talk about Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Brandon Rios. The fight is this Saturday, November 23rd, LIVE on HBO Pay-Per-View.
It’s easy to define a career and identify all the key moments once it’s over.
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.
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.
Mike Mollo will be fighting this Friday at US Cellular Field in a rematch against heavyweight Artur “The Pin” Szpilka of Wieliczka, Poland. He joined Laurence Holmes to talk about the rematch and tells Laurence that he will be the main event come this Friday Night.
Promoters Frank Mugnolo, Dominic Pesoli, and IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara joined Hanley and Haugh in studio to promote the first outdoor boxing event in Chicago since Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson at Comiskey Park on September 25th, 1962.
Kelly Kraft is the CEO of the Illinois Sports Facility Authority. She joined me to talk about “The Big Fight 2” at U.S. Cellular Field, August 16, 2013.
Put up your dukes! Commuters in downtown Chicago enjoyed a few rounds center ring at Daley Plaza today.
Listen to my “5 Good Minutes” with the Champ, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Truly entertaining!!
Watch the end of Floyd Mayweather’s media session in Chicago as he gets ready for his next stop in Atlanta Georgia.