BOXING & MMA

BOXING & MMA

  • Michael Bisping blasts Anderson Silva as their London fight nears

    Michael Bisping blasts Anderson Silva as their London fight nears

    Whether the outcome of Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva's fight will determine the truth is likely an individual opinion. But the sharp disagreement between the top-10 Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweights over Silva's positive performance-enhancing drug test last year has heightened an...

  • Canelo Alvarez wants to be the new face of boxing

    Canelo Alvarez wants to be the new face of boxing

    Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez let it be known nearly two years ago that despite his youth, he was seeking to elbow Floyd Mayweather Jr. out of the big Cinco de Mayo boxing weekend in Las Vegas and make the big event his own. On Tuesday, Alvarez arrived to officially open a fight week that...

  • Women's boxing is part of Gennady Golovkin's Forum card

    Women's boxing is part of Gennady Golovkin's Forum card

    Women’s boxing sets the stage for the top two pound-for-pound fighters in the world Saturday night before unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and unbeaten flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez lead the HBO fight card at the Forum. Amid a push by World Boxing Council President...

  • Dominic Wade says he can stun Gennady Golovkin

    Dominic Wade says he can stun Gennady Golovkin

    Dominic Wade will collect $500,000 for taking on the challenge few others want, fighting unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night at the Forum. If you were Wade, that’s a good number to focus on. Pay no mind to the odds at Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas that have you posted...

  • Gennady Golovkin prepares to fight Dominic Wade but his mind is on Canelo Alvarez

    Gennady Golovkin prepares to fight Dominic Wade but his mind is on Canelo Alvarez

    Six years ago this month, a flight from Moscow descended toward LAX with a pre-touchdown view of the Forum in Inglewood. Toting just one bag on his journey, Kazakhstan-born boxer Gennady Golovkin deplaned to find his new trainer, Abel Sanchez, who was surprised how quiet the event seemed. How that's...

  • Conor McGregor insists he's not retired, says training trumps promotional work

    Conor McGregor insists he's not retired, says training trumps promotional work

    Conor McGregor, in a stirring response to his Ultimate Fighting Championship superiors who pulled him off the UFC 200 main event, announced on Facebook Thursday that, “I AM NOT RETIRED,” and detailed why he sought a break from a promotional event Friday in Las Vegas. “I am just trying to do my...

  • Sparring partner says Gennady Golovkin would beat Andre Ward or Sergey Kovalev

    Sparring partner says Gennady Golovkin would beat Andre Ward or Sergey Kovalev

    The great thing about a boxing gym like trainer Abel Sanchez’s Summit in Big Bear is the surprise provided by the various stories of those performing their sweat labor. Take the example of Darnell Boone, a journeyman with a 23-23-4 record who has fought both unbeaten former super-middleweight champion...

  • UFC's Dana White says Conor McGregor is off UFC 200 card

    UFC's Dana White says Conor McGregor is off UFC 200 card

    UFC President Dana White said Tuesday his company has pulled Conor McGregor off the main event of the marquee UFC 200 card July 9 in Las Vegas for not fulfilling duties to the company that were required this week. McGregor was supposed to appear at a planned UFC 200 news conference this week in...

  • Conor McGregor tweets he'll 'retire young'

    Conor McGregor tweets he'll 'retire young'

    Conor McGregor tweeted Tuesday that he’ll “retire young,” triggering a wave of speculation about what the popular Irish headliner of UFC 200 exactly means. McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s charismatic featherweight champion who’s scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in the July 9 marquee...

  • 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Paige VanZant confesses she's getting homesick for the UFC

    'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Paige VanZant confesses she's getting homesick for the UFC

    Despite her undeniable talent that has been revealed on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Paige VanZant has maintained throughout weekly interviews that she would not make a career change from the Ultimate Fighting Championship at this point in her life. This week even more so confirmed that thinking,...

  • Jon Jones' return to UFC octagon part of recovery

    Jon Jones' return to UFC octagon part of recovery

    Jon Jones said so much Monday in his brief response to being asked about his decision to remain on Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view card even after the injury withdrawal of light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. “I’ve let my fans down enough,” Jones responded. Indeed,...

  • Gennady Golovkin calls out Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez: 'Let's go fight'

    Gennady Golovkin calls out Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez: 'Let's go fight'

    Gennady Golovkin’s knockout power makes even a Saturday date against little-known Dominic Wade a possible sellout at the Forum and an HBO main event, but it causes great difficulty in bringing him the fights he wants most. As the unbeaten World Boxing Assn. and International Boxing Federation middleweight...

  • MMA rankings: An important victory for Junior Dos Santos

    MMA rankings: An important victory for Junior Dos Santos

    The Times' MMA rankings for April: Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum Cain Velasquez Stipe Miocic Alistair Overeem Junior Dos Santos Ben Rothwell Andrei Arlovski Travis Browne Vitaly Minakov Josh Barnett Junior Dos Santos made a statement in Croatia, scoring an impressive victory over the surging Ben...

  • Rafael Dos Anjos to defend UFC lightweight belt vs. Eddie Alvarez

    Rafael Dos Anjos to defend UFC lightweight belt vs. Eddie Alvarez

    Another title fight has been added to UFC 200 weekend. It just won’t appear on the main card. The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Friday that Huntington Beach-trained Brazilian Rafael Dos Anjos will defend his lightweight belt July 7 against Eddie Alvarez at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino...

  • UFC legend B.J. Penn added to UFC 199 card on June 4 at Forum

    UFC legend B.J. Penn added to UFC 199 card on June 4 at Forum

    Former two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship champion B.J. Penn will return from retirement and fight veteran Dennis Siver (22-11) at the Forum at UFC 199 on June 4. Hawaii’s Penn (16-10-2) has taken a two-year hiatus since a 2014 loss to former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in a featherweight...

  • UFC books Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12 for first New York card

    UFC books Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12 for first New York card

    Minutes after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing mixed martial arts in his state, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced it has booked Madison Square Garden for a Nov. 12 debut fight card. UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed the date to The Times, adding that he...

  • Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez looks to renew Mexican pride against England's Amir Khan

    Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso, is a boxing history buff who dutifully studies facts such as who’s fared better in Mexico-England matchups. The result of Reynoso’s research is encouraging precedent for his fighter, who's scheduled to face England’s Amir Khan on May 7 at T-Mobile...

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