Whoever decided that boxing was dead after the disappointment of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao last week clearly didn’t pass along that memo to the over 31,000 fans who showed up to watch Mexican star Canelo Alvarez […]
On the heels of the “Fight of the Century” comes the return of boxing’s third-most popular attraction as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on the hard-hitting James Kirkland in a bout that should almost certainly […]
If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.
From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.
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.
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.
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.
Oscar De La Hoya has admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight his substance abuse.
A rare series of storms had cooled the summer air to an almost tolerable level, though it was steamy as ever inside Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s gym just a few miles from the Vegas Strip.
The upcoming Mayweather-Canelo press tour arrived in Houston Monday to promote their upcoming title fight.