| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:59 PM
Oscar De La Hoya hopes Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights Manny Pacquiao and believes it’s a mistake that Mayweather hasn’t already committed.
But De La Hoya also has a big bout to promote for his star fighter, former light-middleweight champion...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Combat sports, 2014 in review
•The continued rise of boxing's middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin. The 32-year-old from Kazakhstan improved to 31-0 with 28 knockouts by knocking out Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio in the second...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:59 PM
Timothy Bradley fought to a 12-round draw with Diego Chaves on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan.
It was Bradley's first fight since losing for the first time in his professional career against Manny Pacquiao in April.
It was a surprising decision...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Manny Pacquiao is more apt to speak truth than trash.
So after hearing one more time how smart his college-educated opponent Chris Algieri is, Pacquiao thought it time to communicate his position on the true meaning of education in boxing.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Manny Pacquiao’s workouts have brought in some heavyweights of life.
MGM billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, a slew of major Hollywood actors, famed singers and others have stopped by gritty Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood...
| 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 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 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...