Mayweather's next fight won't be against Amir Khan, won't be on CBS

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has ruled out fighting England's Amir Khan next, and it's now looking like his Sept. 12 bout will be televised on Showtime pay-per-view, not CBS.

A boxing official involved in negotiations but not authorized to discuss details publicly told The Los Angeles Times on Saturday that it's "90 percent" likely that Mayweather (48-...Read more

Women's Boxing Hall of Fame inducts Ali, 7 others

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Women such as Terri Moss have heard it all: Women don't belong in boxing. Women can't box.

But that didn't stop Moss from beginning her professional boxing career at 36 years old.

"We just have a love for the sport and we want to be fighters. More than anything, we just want to be fighters," Moss said. "Not because it'...Read more

Golovkin (33-0) wants a big shot after dominant performance

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LOS ANGELES--Gennady Golovkin might be the only man in boxing who loses every time he wins.

He did it again Saturday when he demolished Willie Monroe Jr. en route to an impressive sixth-round knockout in a middleweight title fight before 12,372 at the Forum. Golovkin remained unbeaten in 33 pro fights and retained his two world titles while ...Read more

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight sets pay-per-view record with 4.4 million buys

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A new and possibly unbreakable record of pay-per-view buys was set by the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2, with Showtime and HBO announcing Tuesday that 4.4 million people purchased the welterweight title unification bout.

Mayweather's unanimous-decision triumph at MGM Grand in Las Vegas generated more than $400 million in ...Read more

Mayweather slams Pacquiao's 'excuses,' takes back rematch talk

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. told Showtime's Jim Gray in a follow-up interview to his Saturday night victory over Manny Pacquiao that he could not detect during the bout that Pacquiao had suffered a shoulder injury.

"Absolutely not," Mayweather told Gray in the conversation that will air as part of Showtime's "Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Epilogue,"...Read more

After serving prison sentence, boxer still chasing dream

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Amir "Hardcore" Mansour remembers it like it was yesterday.

It was 2001, he was 28, had a 9-0 record and was popping up on radar around the boxing world as a promising young heavyweight.

But a conviction for cocaine possession diverted the upward trajectory of his career and landed him instead in the Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institute, ...Read more

Pacquiao has successful shoulder surgery

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Manny Pacquiao underwent surgery on his ailing right shoulder Wednesday in Los Angeles, and his doctor said he "could not be more pleased" with the results for the record eight-division world champion.

The operation was performed by orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who said Pacquiao will return to the ring.

Estimates are that Pacquiao will be ...Read more

Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions sues Al Haymon

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Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions announced Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against rival Al Haymon and his new Premier Boxing Champions series, alleging it violates the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act that prohibits managers functioning as promoters.

The lawsuit, seeking $300 million, was filed in federal court in Los Angeles.

In a ...Read more

Mayweather sued for defamation by former girlfriend

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Less than a week after the so-called "Fight of the Century," the bout's protagonists are facing a new challenge -- lawsuits.

On the same day two lawsuits seeking class-action status were filed against Manny Pacquiao claiming he defrauded fans by failing to disclose a shoulder injury, another lawsuit was filed against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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