Posts Tagged Boxing

Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.  appears before the Nevada Athletic Commission in Las Vegas. Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing championship boxer Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight to the death. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.

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Fight Schedule

At Tokyo, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, 12, for Yamanaka’s WBC bantamweight title; Takahiro Ao vs. Juan Carlos Salgado, 10, lightweights.

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Pacquiao makes professional basketball debut

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao made his professional basketball debut on Sunday, just a month before he is set to defend his WBO welterweight crown.

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Golovkin eager to extend KO streak against Rubio

In this March 30, 2013 file photo, Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, reacts after defeating Nobuhiro Ishida, of Japan, in their WBA middleweight title fight in Monaco. Golovkin sold out the arena a month ago for his Southern California debut on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Gennady Golovkin has stopped his last 17 opponents while rising to the top of the middleweight division. When he takes the outdoor ring Saturday night, the sellout crowd fully expects Golovkin’s West Coast debut to end with his 18th straight knockout.

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