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  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, throws a punch at Logan Paul, left, during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
    Exhibition against YouTube star goes the distance for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    June 6, 2021
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed YouTube personality Logan Paul but couldn’t stop him inside the distance.
  • “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler lets out a yell and throws his arms up in victory after knocking out Thomas “Hitman” Hearns on April 15, 1985, in Las Vegas. Hagler knocked out Hearns in the third round of their fight to win the world middleweight championship.
    Boxing great Marvelous Marvin Hagler dies at 66
    March 13, 2021
    Hagler was unmistakable in the ring, fighting out of a southpaw stance with his bald head glistening in the lights. He was relentless and he was vicious ...
  •  In this March 8, 1971, file photo, boxer Joe Frazier is directed to his corner by referee Arthur Marcante after knocking down Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of a title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. Frazier won over Ali by decision.
    Ali, Frazier and the Fight of the Century 50 years later
    March 5, 2021
    The money was huge — a cool $2.5 million apiece — and so was the stage for Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Their first fight at Madison Square Garden was so epic it was billed as the Fight of the Century, and 50 years later it reigns undefeated. Frazier was the unbeaten ...
  • Super lightweight boxer Joey Borrero, 23, shadowboxes during a workout at the Las Vegas Fight Club Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Borrero is 7-0 as a pro and is raising money to fight on a card in Mexico on Feb. 27.
    Las Vegas boxer with championship dreams needs help getting to his next fight
    Feb. 20, 2021
    Borrero, who has no promotion company or manager, is own his own to pay for travel and other expenses. He’s already got a plane ticket for the initial part of the journey. The rest is unaccounted for ...
  • Retired boxing referee Richard Steele poses in the ring at the Richard Steele Boxing Club in North Las Vegas Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
    Pandemic delivers solid blows, but boxing legend’s gym in North Las Vegas still standing
    Jan. 1, 2021
    Richard Steele is leaning against the corner of a boxing ring at his North Las Vegas gym. He’s wearing a black shirt with his gym’s name on it and posing for a photographer. He’s doing all he can not to smile, but the photographer, an avid boxing fan, is succeeding in getting a grin out of the hardened boxing icon. And that’s just what …
  • In this June 15, 2019, file photo, Mikaela Mayer, right, lands a right to Lizbeth Crespo in a boxing match in Las Vegas.
    Ready to fight, Herring knocked out by virus again
    July 13, 2020
    Jamel Herring was supposed to fight Tuesday night as part of a feel-good card topped by two boxers who had tested positive for the coronavirus. The virus had other ideas. And now Mikaela Mayer will go it alone. Herring tested positive Monday for ...
  • Shakur Stevenson weighs in June 8 ahead of a boxing match at MGM Grand. The five-fight card Tuesday night, organized by the boxing promotion company Top Rank and shown on ESPN, offered a glimpse of what live sports now look like, along with a preview of what could await sports leagues as they seek to resume play.
    What life really looks like inside a sports ‘bubble’
    June 16, 2020
    The five-fight card Tuesday night, organized by boxing promotion company Top Rank and shown on ESPN, offered a glimpse of what live sports now look like and a preview of what could await MLB, the NBA and other sports leagues as they seek to …
  • In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Fury, of England, lands a right to Deontay Wilder, left, during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas.
    Lace them up: Boxing set for June 9 return in Las Vegas
    May 21, 2020
    Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel. A second fight card will be ...
  • Roger Mayweather, uncle and trainer of undefeated welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks to reporters before his nephew's media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
    Roger Mayweather, boxer and trainer, dies at 58
    March 17, 2020
    Roger Mayweather, a former world champion who also trained his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr., has died at the age of 58. Floyd Mayweather announced the death in a statement on Tuesday. Roger Mayweather had been ill with ...
  • In this Dec. 29, 2018 file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a news conference in Tokyo. An ex-girlfriend of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. who was the mother of three of his children was found dead in a Southern California suburb. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KABC-TV Wednesday, March 11, 2020 that the coroner's office confirmed the woman was Josie Harris. She was found Tuesday night in a vehicle parked in the driveway of her apparent residence just outside the city of Santa Clarita. Fire department personnel pronounced her dead and sheriff's investigators and the coroner's office are working to determine the cause.
    Mother of 3 of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s children found dead
    March 11, 2020
    An ex-girlfriend of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. who was the mother of three of his children was found dead in a Southern California suburb, authorities said.
  • Tyson Fury, of England, knocks down Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas.
    Fury welcomes third fight with Wilder despite convincing victory
    Feb. 23, 2020
    Tyson Fury wanted to keep his news conference brief late Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena after demolishing Deontay Wilder so he could jet to his, “Gypsy King party,” across the resort at Hakkasan. Little did he know the celebration had already begun. ...
  • Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
    Blog: Tyson Fury TKOs Deontay Wilder in heavyweight rematch at MGM Grand
    Feb. 22, 2020
    The second fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury turned out to be every bit the spectacle everyone expected it to be Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena, just not quite the evenly matched war that was advertised. ...
  • Fans sing during weigh-ins for Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, of England, for the Saturday WBC heavyweight championship boxing match, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas.
    Fight-week atmosphere at MGM Grand couldn’t be better for Wilder-Fury II
    Feb. 22, 2020
    Tyson Fury playfully feigned punches in the direction of executives and commentators as he drifted towards the right side of the stage Friday afternoon at MGM Grand Garden Arena before getting swarmed by the venue’s red-jacketed security team. ...
  • In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Tyson Fury, right, of England, connects with Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Los Angeles.
    Las Vegas' biggest heavyweight fight in years features two giants of the ring
    Feb. 20, 2020
    Heavyweight megafights have eluded Las Vegas for more than two decades, since a golden period that stretched from the 1990s into the early 2000s. The dry spell ends February 22, when undefeated fighters Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury meet in a pick’em championship bout at ...
  • In this Jan. 31, 2020, photo, James "Buster" Douglas, the former world heavyweight champion, sits at the Thompson Community Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he teaches youth boxing. In one of the more spectacular upsets in sports history, Douglas defeated Mike Tyson, the reigning world heavyweight champion on Feb. 11, 1990, in Tokyo.
    42-1, a line that lives in Las Vegas betting lore
    Feb. 11, 2020
    Before 42-1, there was 27-1. That was the number that popped into oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro’s head in early February 1990, though at the time it didn’t seem ...
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