| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Boxing and "change" don't go together well.
Any progress takes place at a glacial pace. But the "sweet science" received some good news all too often a rarity in the sport when word leaked that Golden Boy and Top Rank might start working with each...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Ruslan Provodnikov is moving toward the tricky moment of needing to call out his stablemate Manny Pacquiao.
Before that, he can just concentrate on what he does best: throw power punches in a hurry and continue to draw a crowd around his abilities....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Manny Pacquiao’s latest bout is taking place outside the boxing ring. The Filipino prize fighter has listed his home for sale in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles at $2.7 million.
Set behind a wrought-iron fence, the updated...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Dionisia Pacquiao was one of millions of people watching her son, boxer Manny Pacquiao, take on Timothy Bradley for the WBO welterweight belt on Saturday night.
But she is the only one of those people who can claim to be the mother of the winning...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer, who said he returned from a spring-break vacation with his family Monday, said he doesn’t believe rival promoter Bob Arum truly wants to make a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout for...
| Apr 17, 2014
Subway station plan: In the April 16 LATExtra section, an article about a second entrance to a proposed downtown L.A. subway station included a headline that said that Tribune Co., which owns property at the site, had scuttled the subway entrance plan. As...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions hasn’t worked on a fight of substance with his former promoter and on-again, off-again rival, Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions, in five years.
But De La Hoya, declaring himself “back and better...
| May 17, 2014
| 10:38 PM
Boxing is back at the Forum, and Juan Manuel Marquez — 13-0 in that historic venue — is back in a familiar spot.
Ready to fight Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time… maybe.
Marquez beat Mike Alvarado by unanimous decision Saturday...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:16 PM
No matter what happens Saturday night when Juan Manuel Marquez squares off against Mike Alvarado in a welterweight title-elimination bout on HBO, their fight is already a remarkable comeback story.
Not necessarily a comeback for them, mind you, but...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:06 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao may not have returned entirely to his dominance of a half-decade ago in beating Timothy Bradley, but the performance easily had enough credibility to “go there” once more.
Yes, with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr....