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  • Will fight live up to hype? History provides a clue

    LAS VEGAS — It's the richest fight ever, with staggering paydays and ticket prices to match. For one night, at least, boxing will be back center stage, with the world waiting to see what unfolds. The big question is this: Can Floyd Mayweather Jr....
  • Promoter Bob Arum lashes out at Floyd Mayweather Jr., manager, MGM

    Promoter Bob Arum lashes out at Floyd Mayweather Jr., manager, MGM
    A few good minutes with boxing promoter Bob Arum – even on deadline – are usually well worth it. Late Tuesday afternoon, after unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. spent time in a session with print reporters criticizing the final cut of pay his...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight

    Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight
    Inside the ropes at Johnny Tocco's Ringside Gym, where boxing savant Floyd Mayweather Jr. once trained and his father coached, the blood and sweat still pour. One fighter throws punishing jabs at an imaginary foe, each as lethal as any predator's...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I'm better than Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson

    Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I'm better than Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson
    It's hard not to be overwhelmingly confident when your last defeat in the ring came at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, so it makes sense that Floyd Mayweather Jr. sees himself as possibly the greatest boxer of all time. In an interview with ESPN,...
  • Carnett: He had a hand in feeding boxing lore

    His name was Harry, and he was probably 70 years old. To be truthful, I was only 10 and had difficulty distinguishing the age of people over 18. The year was 1955 and Harry (I don't recall his last name) worked — or volunteered his time — at...
  • For the subjects of '1971,' being Snowden before Snowden

    For the subjects of '1971,' being Snowden before Snowden
    John and Bonnie Raines were an ordinary young married couple in the early 1970s, raising three children in a Philadelphia suburb, he a college professor and she a homemaker. John had been a Freedom Rider in the 1960s, and he and his wife each attended...
  • Ali session a cultural knockout for students

    Ali session a cultural knockout for students
    To many people these days, Muhammad Ali is just a name of a boxer from decades past. Yet Bennie Muhammad, head of the city's Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, said Ali deserves to be remembered for much more than just lacing on a pair of...
  • Dana White: Ronda Rousey would easily beat Laila Ali

    Dana White: Ronda Rousey would easily beat Laila Ali
    It seems UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey has no shortage of challengers these days -- even a Houston Texans cheerleader wants to fight her. Of course, the most hyped of these "serious" challenges came this month when former boxer Laila Ali, the...
  • Affable Argentine Juan Martin del Potro hopes to restart career at Miami Open

    Affable Argentine Juan Martin del Potro hopes to restart career at Miami Open
    Tennis can be cruel. Just ask Juan Martin del Potro. At 20 years old, the 6-foot-6 affable Argentine stunned Roger Federer to win the 2009 U.S. Open and announced his arrival as a direct threat to the top four players of this generation. Four months...
  • Rahm, Chuy pressing flesh at a parade? It must be springtime

    Rahm, Chuy pressing flesh at a parade? It must be springtime
    It is a rare sight indeed to see mayoral candidates playing retail politics so late in the year, about as rare as seeing mythical beasties. But these weren't unicorns or griffins. These were political men, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia...
  • Mike Tyson thinks he could beat Joe Louis, but not Ali ... or Rocky IV

    Mike Tyson thinks he could take Rocky. At least Rocky from the first, second and sixth installments of Sylvester Stallone's boxing-movie franchise. The former real-life heavyweight champ isn't so sure how he'd do against Rocky III, though, and admits he...