Los Angeles Times

Lance Pugmire

Writer

Lance Pugmire is the Los Angeles Times' boxing/MMA/Ducks beat writer who also contributes enterprise Sports stories. He has provided Associated Press Sports Editors' prize-winning coverage on doping and the death of Northwestern football player Rashidi Wheeler and was also first on the scene in The Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage in 2003 of wildfires in the Inland Empire and San Diego. Raised in El Cajon and Glendale, Ariz., he graduated from Cal State Fullerton.

Recent Articles

  • Ronda Rousey is back in training, but isn't talking much

    Ronda Rousey is back in training, but isn't talking much

    Ronda Rousey has deserved time to herself, UFC President Dana White has said over and over of the former women’s bantamweight champion. Rousey, 29, has taken full advantage of that, limiting herself to rare sightings out in public and no interviews. The Venice fighter, who was as dominant in the...

  • Record PBC ratings for Errol Spence's Coney Island fight on NBC

    Record PBC ratings for Errol Spence's Coney Island fight on NBC

    Errol Spence’s victory Sunday to clinch a welterweight title shot is a big deal among devout boxing fans, and it became an ever better-known news item to a massive number of mainstream sports followers. Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions reported Monday that the NBC-televised sixth-round knockout...

  • Conor McGregor camp not fretting six-month medical suspension

    Conor McGregor camp not fretting six-month medical suspension

    Conor McGregor received a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday, but his team quickly expressed confidence it won’t keep him from fighting later this year. McGregor complained of shin pain following his majority-decision triumph over Nate Diaz on Saturday in...

  • World Boxing Council chief wants head guards reinstituted in Olympic boxing

    World Boxing Council chief wants head guards reinstituted in Olympic boxing

    The head of the World Boxing Council called Monday for amateur boxing to reinstitute head guards after they were absent during the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Maurcicio Sulaiman, taking issue with a decision by the International Boxing Assn. (AIBA) to remove headgear for male boxers...

  • Conor McGregor deserves to choose who he wants to fight next

    Conor McGregor deserves to choose who he wants to fight next

    Conor McGregor in the last nine months has given the UFC its best-selling pay-per-view, its top-ranked live gate and another top five live crowd for Saturday’s UFC 202, for which pay-per-view numbers are still being tallied. He deserves to choose what opponent he wants to fight next. The charismatic...

  • Nate Diaz's post-fight vape pen puffing adds another layer to his legend

    Nate Diaz's post-fight vape pen puffing adds another layer to his legend

    The smell that wafted through the air was familiar, but the thought was, “It can’t be …” Indeed, the rebel spirit of Nate Diaz has been enhanced by his smoking of a vape pen during his post-fight news conference Saturday night. Following a brutal battle in his narrow majority-decision loss to Conor...

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