BOXING & MMA

BOXING & MMA

  • Austin Trout confident his journey's next date is a recaptured belt

    Austin Trout confident his journey's next date is a recaptured belt

    Austin Trout has been to boxing’s promised land and admits he couldn’t handle it. “Being out amongst the heathens and doing as heathens do, I felt like God said to me, ‘Nope. You’re losing this one, you’re losing that one,’ until you come back to me,” Trout, 30, said this week, reflecting on the...

  • Manny Pacquiao proclaimed winner of Philippine Senate seat

    Manny Pacquiao proclaimed winner of Philippine Senate seat

    Manny Pacquiao’s public-service calling has taken him one more significant step toward a possible run at the Philippines presidency with his Thursday proclamation as a senator. Pacquiao won the seat by virtue of more than 16 million votes and a seventh-place finish in a Senate run for 12 open spots....

  • Bellator's Phil Davis-King Mo winner gets Liam McGeary

    Bellator's Phil Davis-King Mo winner gets Liam McGeary

    Phil Davis doesn’t have a Bellator light-heavyweight title shot yet, but he will have that opportunity if he defeats Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal on Saturday at Bellator 154. The San Diego-trained Davis (15-3) has been assured of a chance at the belt if he can post a victory over former Strikeforce...

  • Abner Mares has grand plans for his New York debut

    Abner Mares has grand plans for his New York debut

    Abner Mares’ first visit to New York could be a reunion — between him and a world-championship belt. The Hawaiian Gardens product, who won world titles in three divisions during a four-fight stretch from 2011 to 2013, will fight Argentina’s Jesus Cuellar on June 25 on CBS at Barclays Center in...

  • Deontay Wilder daring to go to Russia to defend heavyweight belt

    Deontay Wilder daring to go to Russia to defend heavyweight belt

    Deontay Wilder says he takes seriously the “world” part of his title as heavyweight world champion, so going to the homeland of his May 21 Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin is just doing the job. Alabama’s Wilder (36-0, 35 knockouts), in the fourth defense of his World Boxing Council heavyweight...

  • Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan bout generates close to 600,000 pay-per-view buys

    Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan bout generates close to 600,000 pay-per-view buys

    Canelo Alvarez’s sixth-round knockout of Amir Khan on Saturday night in Las Vegas generated “just shy” of 600,000 pay-per-view buys, an industry source told the Los Angeles Times. Mexico’s 25-year-old Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 knockouts) previously participated in the third-most-lucrative pay-per-view...

  • HBO boxing broadcaster Jim Lampley presses for Canelo-Golovkin bout

    HBO boxing broadcaster Jim Lampley presses for Canelo-Golovkin bout

    Thirty years of broadcasting boxing’s biggest bouts earns HBO’s Jim Lampley the right to help set the agenda when promoters and others lose sight of the sport’s best interest. And that’s what Lampley did Wednesday on his HBO show “The Fight Game,” leaving no question that fight fans should not...

  • Ready or not, Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol fight is on pay-per-view

    Ready or not, Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol fight is on pay-per-view

    It’s a fight not worthy of pay-per-view, but a bout worth watching -- if that makes sense. Unbeaten World Boxing Organization light-welterweight champion Terence Crawford of Omaha and unbeaten World Boxing Council 140-pound champion Viktor Postol of the Ukraine don’t possess the cache of popularity...

  • Manny Pacquiao poised to win Philippines Senate election

    Manny Pacquiao poised to win Philippines Senate election

    Manny Pacquiao, who rose from fighting for a few pesos so his mother could afford rice to become a record eight-division boxing world champion, is on the brink of being elected to the Philippines Senate thanks to his pugilistic fame. Pacquiao, 37, a congressman in the country since 2010, representing the...

  • Canelo Alvarez and promoter Oscar De La Hoya signal willingness to pursue mega-bout against Gennady Golovkin

    Canelo Alvarez and promoter Oscar De La Hoya signal willingness to pursue mega-bout against Gennady Golovkin

    The public positions following Canelo Alvarez's knockout of Amir Khan on Saturday night made it seem like there would be few impediments to striking a deal for Alvarez to fight Gennady Golovkin in a middleweight title-unification bout later this year. Now, for the activity behind closed doors....

  • Canelo Alvarez makes Amir Khan his latest KO victim

    Canelo Alvarez makes Amir Khan his latest KO victim

    Canelo Alvarez unleashed the punch most who packed the arena expected to see Saturday, then delivered an unexpected bonus by making his boldest stance yet toward middleweight champion rival Gennady Golovkin. In his first World Boxing Council middleweight title defense, Alvarez found himself struggling...

  • Frankie Gomez cruises to victory over Mauricio Herrera in welterweight bout

    Frankie Gomez cruises to victory over Mauricio Herrera in welterweight bout

    Frankie Gomez's road back from the embarrassment of one year ago brought him Saturday to a place of joyous validation. The East Los Angeles fighter who missed his weight limit by a staggering 61/2 pounds last May in Houston, forcing the cancellation of his Canelo Alvarez undercard bout and a $50,000...

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