Boxing

Documentary subjects Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson from 'Champs', during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Monarch Room on April 19, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Keidel: No Holy War For Holyfield

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.

07/25/2014

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

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.

07/10/2014

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Saul “Canelo” Alvarez

Here is a list of five things you didn’t know about Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

07/10/2014

Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

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.

07/10/2014

Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

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.

07/10/2014

Boxing gloves.  (Photo by Ross Land/Getty Images)

Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Fighting Violence By Encouraging Kids To Box

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.

06/23/2014

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5 Pump Up Songs Athletes Use, And You Should Too (Part 1)

By: Adam Bloom Our Pre-Game Playlist series, that can be found at CBSLocalSports.com, features athletes sharing the music they’re currently listening to.  This includes songs they enjoy blasting in the car to music that relates to their […]

06/20/2014

MACAU - NOVEMBER 24: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau.

Keidel: Boxing Doesn’t Command The Bold Ink It Once Did

Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.

04/11/2014

Manny Pacquiao. (Photo credit should read PAUL BERNALDEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao’s Chin Is The Key To His Chance For Redemption

Manny Pacquiao is about to find out the truth.

670 The Score–11/21/2013

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: Brandon Rios (L) and Mike Alvarado (R) are interviewed by Max Kellerman (center) after their WBO interim junior welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

Max Kellerman With Craig Miller

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.

670 The Score–11/19/2013

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Silverman: Pacquiao At Crossroads As He Prepares For Hard-Hitting Bam-Bam

It’s easy to define a career and identify all the key moments once it’s over.

670 The Score–11/19/2013

Ken Norton (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

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.

09/19/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

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.

09/13/2013

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Mike Cericola With Craig Miller

Hitz Boxing presents “Night of the Rising Stars”. The event will take place on August 30th at Cicero Stadium in Illinois. Tickets are priced as low as $35 and can be purchased by calling 1-773-841-7350 or by visiting http://www.hitzboxing.com.

670 The Score–08/28/2013

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Mike Mollo With Laurence Holmes

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.

670 The Score–08/15/2013

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The Big Fight 2 at US Cellular Field

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.

670 The Score–07/30/2013

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Kelly Kraft With Craig Miller

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.

670 The Score–07/19/2013

Boxers in the ring at Daley Plaza. (Credit: Lisa Fielding

Chicago Boys Show Off Boxing Skills At Daley Plaza

Put up your dukes! Commuters in downtown Chicago enjoyed a few rounds center ring at Daley Plaza today.

07/16/2013

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Floyd Mayweather With Craig Miller

Listen to my “5 Good Minutes” with the Champ, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Truly entertaining!!

670 The Score–06/27/2013

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Floyd Mayweather Wraps Up His Media Session At The Chicago Theatre

Watch the end of Floyd Mayweather’s media session in Chicago as he gets ready for his next stop in Atlanta Georgia.

670 The Score–06/27/2013

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