| May 1, 2014
| 6:55 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Not so long ago, boxer Adrien Broner was billed as an up-and-coming Floyd Mayweather, a welterweight superstar in the making.
That was before Broner was clobbered last December by Marcos Maidana, who knocked him down twice in the first...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:21 PM
A “very disappointed” Amir Khan is now mulling his options after getting passed over by Floyd Mayweather Jr., who Monday chose Marcos Maidana as his May 3 opponent.
Khan promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, which has...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Last month, Adrien Broner exercised a rematch clause to pursue the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn. welterweight belts that he lost Dec. 14 to Marcos Maidana.
The move was jarring to many who watched Maidana twice knock down Broner —...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Erik "Peanut" Santiago is a busy kid.
The Aux Sable Middle School student and Plainfield resident puts in a full day at school and also participates in wrestling, baseball and football.
But the 13-year-old said everything else moves aside when he enters...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Timothy Bradley’s thirst to definitively defeat Manny Pacquiao has lasted nearly two years.
On April 12, Bradley’s opportunity will arrive.
Top Rank, the promoter for both fighters, announced Saturday that Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 knockouts)...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Only someone who is not too smart would put down boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. on national TV.
UFC President Dana White is definitely a smart guy. So what was he doing declaring that the man considered by most to be the best boxer on the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez could select his next opponent as early as this week, his promoter said Monday, but it will not be former three-division world champion Miguel Cotto.
Alvarez, coming off a September unanimous-decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Floyd Mayweather Jr. left HBO and created the most lucrative pay-per-view fight of all time in September when he defeated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Showtime.
That’s a departure that still stings HBO.
Yet, the premium network rallied...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Anderson Silva is still up to old tricks, such as giving a one-word answer to a drawn-out question.
The real question is whether the former long-reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion will return to the stunts that helped cost him...
| May 4, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Marcos Maidana said he was “robbed” by judges and that he beat Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather won the welterweight championship unification bout by majority decision with two judges ruling in his favor, 117-114 and 116-112, and...
| May 3, 2014
| 11:20 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. entered with a circus.
Marcos Maidana almost left with a parade.
In a fight that was supposed to be lopsided but turned out to be the toughest fight of his remarkable career, Mayweather beat Maidana via majority...