| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:16 PM
Once upon a time, not long ago, there were two boxers named Manny and Floyd. Their fairy tale story is much like that of The Three Little Pigs, because it features lots of huffing and puffing.
To date, we still have no idea if any houses will get...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Aug. 11, 2009, was a nightmare for Semajay Thomas.
A month earlier, 50-year-old Reynaldo Ortiz of Texas had been beaten to death next door to Thomas' home in West Town.
Acting on a tip, police approached the then-16-year-old that August night at home....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:18 PM
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya said Friday he has signed agreements from former light-middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and heavy-punching James Kirkland to fight each other in May on HBO.
De La Hoya told the Times in a telephone...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:03 PM
Manny Pacquiao doesn’t know all the details that might be slowing Floyd Mayweather Jr. from signing to fight for their mega-bout.
But since Pacquiao is already on the record as agreeing to all terms for a long-anticipated showdown that can be...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Tuesday night word that Mexico’s popular former light-middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is in advanced negotiations to fight James Kirkland May 2 at San Antonio’s Alamodome on HBO is like a chess move.
It is meant to...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:36 PM
It was a panic-button announcement, but don’t press it just yet.
Oscar De La Hoya told reporters in Las Vegas on Saturday that a potential Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Miguel Cotto fight is not going to happen.
“We had a deadline -- a...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 11:32 PM
The delicate negotiations and long wait for a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will move Wednesday to discussions between premium cable giants Showtime and HBO, which are scheduled to sort out a joint broadcast of the super-fight.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 1:37 PM
The long wait for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao isn’t over yet, but words long absent from the anticipated super-fight have been spoken.
“We’re making progress,” a boxing authority involved in the talks told the Los...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:42 PM
Andre Ward’s protracted absence from boxing is moving toward a conclusion with Friday’s announcement that the super middleweight world champion has signed with Roc Nation Sports, the new boxing promotion firm of rapper Jay Z.
The last U.S....
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:08 AM
Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and the company’s former chief executive, Richard Schaefer, reached a settlement Friday, a source close to Golden Boy told the Los Angeles Times.
“It’s an exciting day for our company,&...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:48 AM
NBC and powerful boxing manager Al Haymon unveiled details Wednesday of a new prime-time television show, "Premier Boxing Champions," with fight cards set for March 7 and April 11.
The March 7 bouts at MGM Grand in Las Vegas will include a...