Boxing

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

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5 Pump Up Songs Athletes Use, And You Should Too (Part 1)

By: Adam Bloom Our Pre-Game Playlist series, that can be found at CBSLocalSports.com, features athletes sharing the music they’re currently listening to.  This includes songs they enjoy blasting in the car to music that relates to their […]

06/20/2014

MACAU - NOVEMBER 24: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau.

Keidel: Boxing Doesn’t Command The Bold Ink It Once Did

Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.

04/11/2014

Ken Norton (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.

09/19/2013

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6 Fights That Have Defined Floyd Mayweather Jr.

He’s down to what he says will be the last five fights of a remarkable career, which means Floyd Mayweather Jr. still has a few pay-per-views to sell before it’s over.

SportsRadio 610–09/13/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

Miesha Tate (top) battles with Hitomi Akano of Japan in the Strikeforce Women's Welterweight Tournament Championship bout at Dodge Theater on Aug. 13, 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

La. Bans Women With Breast Implants From Competing In Boxing, MMA

Women who have breast implants are now prohibited from competing in mixed martial arts or boxing matches in the state of Louisiana.

09/13/2013

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Alvarez, De La Hoya Set To Wage Different Battles

But just as this week was thought to be something of a celebration — win or lose — for Team Alvarez, De La Hoya dampened the mood a bit on Tuesday, when he admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight substance abuse.

09/12/2013

Can Canelo Beat Mayweather In The Fight This Weekend?

Hall of Fame trainer Ronnie Shields joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about boxing. He gave his take on who will win in the Mayweather vs Canelo fight coming up on Saturday. He doesn’t think it’s very likely that Canelo will pull a win. Shields says the only way Canelo will win is if he comes on strong right away and puts Mayweather off right away. Canelo needs to win the early rounds because Mayweather never loses those. He also talked about other up coming fights.

SportsRadio 610–09/11/2013

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Marlen Esparza: She Is Just Awesome

Marlen Esparza, who won a Bronze medal in the Olympics as a boxer, joins MaD Radio to discuss what her life is like. She talks about being in the ESPN Body Issue, her training and her travels (PS here is a link to her Body Issue photos). She also talks about how Russians are mean… Mike agrees.

SportsRadio 610–08/28/2013

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