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  • Saul "Canelo" Alvarez hits Alfredo Angulo  with a right during their super welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 8, 2014.
    With his star firmly intact, Canelo Alvarez’s future prospects are infinite
    March 9, 2014
    Saul “Canelo” Alvarez exuded extraordinary calm in the face of an elite fighter confronting him on multiple occasions Saturday night.
  • Canelo Alvarez, left, connects on Alfredo Angulo, both of Mexico, during their super welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 8, 2014.
    Canelo vs. Angulo live blog: Canelo's assault forces referee stoppage
    March 8, 2014
    Saul “Canelo” Alvarez put on a punching clinic Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, bashing Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo’s face for more than 23 minutes before referee Tony Weeks intervened. Although Angulo stayed on his feet throughout the beating, Weeks decided he had seen enough 47 seconds into the 10th round and waved off the bout after Alvarez clocked his opponent with an uppercut.
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.arrives on stage during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, for his fight against Canelo Alvarez of Mexico.
    Mayweather says he can't overlook Maidana
    March 8, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather took his time selecting an opponent for his May 3 fight, then took some more time to formally announce it.
  • Canelo Alvarez and opponent Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo face their fans following their weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, March 7, 2014.
    Canelo vs. Angulo weigh-in: Boxers a bit on heavy side but make bout official
    March 7, 2014
    Saturday’s pay-per-view boxing match between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo is even bigger than anticipated — in terms of weight. Alvarez and Angulo both tipped the scales at more than the 154-pound light middleweight limit Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Angulo registered at 154.5 pounds, while Alvarez was 155.
  • Light middleweight boxers Canelo Alvarez, left, and Alfredo Angulo, both of Mexico, pose in the lobby of the MGM Grand during arrivals Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The fighters will meet for a non-title, 12-round fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo promising a 'Mexican war' at the MGM Grand
    March 7, 2014
    Saul “Canelo” Alvarez couldn’t have chosen two more contrasting opponents in back-to-back fights. Canelo suffered the first loss of his career in September when he challenged Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the world’s most well known boxer whose brilliance lies in his tactical mastery. He’ll return at the MGM Grand Garden Arena against Alfredo Angulo, a nominally known brawler who’s worked his way up to one of the biggest fights of the year with unencumbered aggression.
  • Carlos Molina of Mexico celebrates his victory over IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. MARK HUNDLEY -Special to the Sun
    World-champ boxer Molina arrested; promoter says Saturday fight at MGM Grand still on
    March 6, 2014
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-boxing-molina-charlo-arrested-canelo-20140306,0,2680937.story#ixzz2vDYCruKN
  • Ronda Rousey says she could beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight
    March 6, 2014
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-ronda-rousey-floyd-mayweather-20140306,0,6912328.story#ixzz2vCsJhMYA
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, fights WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
    Mayweather announces his next opponent: Marcos Maidana
    Feb. 24, 2014
    The mystery is over: Floyd Mayweather's opponent this spring will be Marcos Maidana. "I will be fighting Marcos Maidana May 3rd on Pay-per-view Showtime/CBS," Mayweather announced on his Twitter feed this afternoon.
  • Marcos Maidana of Argentina and members of his camp pose with his belt after his victory over Erik Morales of Mexico for the WBA interim super lightweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 9, 2011.
    Maidana denies Mayweather Jr. fight deal
    Feb. 17, 2014
    http://www.espn.co.uk/boxing/sport/story/284163.html
  • Is Floyd Mayweather Lil' Kim's baby daddy?
    Feb. 14, 2014
    http://www.mercurynews.com/celebrities/ci_25143559/is-floyd-mayweather-lil-kims-baby-daddy
  • Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao attends a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
    Pacman tells Bradley: I'm not old
    Feb. 13, 2014
    http://www.philstar.com/sports/2014/02/14/1290203/pacman-tells-bradley-im-not-old
  • Manny Pacquiao wins a 12-round unanimous decision over Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios at the Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, on Nov. 24, 2013.
    Why Manny Pacquiao is coming back to Las Vegas
    Feb. 9, 2014
    When Manny Pacquiao fought last November in Macau, he kept every penny of his $18 million purse. It wasn't taxed. Which might explain why he'd refused to fight in Las Vegas or any other American city in 2013: Uncle Sam's sizeable tax bite.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid looks on as IFC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins speaks about the Professional Fighters Study in the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
    Boxing and MMA officials join Reid and McCain to tout study of fighters' brain health
    Feb. 5, 2014
    The Professional Fighters Study at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is one of many ongoing efforts to examine the role of head trauma in precipitating degenerative brain disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
  • Timothy Bradley Jr. punches at Manny Pacquiao during their WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Bradley took the WBO title by split decision.
    Pacquiao, Bradley both seek redemption in rematch fight
    Feb. 4, 2014
    Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time. Nearly two years after Bradley beat the Filipino congressman in a hotly disputed split decision, the welterweights both seemed uncommonly confident Tuesday as they began promotional work for their April 12 rematch. That's because each man is still unshakably certain he won their first meeting. "I want to maintain my name at the top and prove I can still fight," Pacquiao said. "My career is not done yet."
  • Timothy Bradley Jr. punches at Manny Pacquiao during their WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Bradley took the WBO title by split decision.
    Pacquiao-Bradley rematch set for April 12 at MGM Grand
    Jan. 25, 2014
    Promoters Bob Arum and Todd duBoef of Top Rank and Michael Koncz of MP Promotions announced the agreement on Saturday. The fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
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