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Muhammad Ali's Fight Doctor Ferdie Pacheco dies at 89

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MIAMI -- Ferdie Pacheco, famously known as "The Fight Doctor" for his role in guiding Muhammad Ali as his ringside physician, died in his sleep at his Baypoint, Miami home, his daughter Tina Louise Pacheco said.

The Ybor City native started a medical practice in Little Havana after earning his medical degree from the University of Miami. Later,...Read more

Miguel Cotto is committed to inspiring, aiding hurricane-battered countrymen

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LOS ANGELES -- Miguel Cotto's reluctance to communicate every thought in his head has, at times, hidden the goodness and resilience that define him.

The four-division boxing champion returned last week to his trainer Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood after spending the last month aiding his family, neighbors and friends in ...Read more

First-degree assault charge against boxer Gervonta Davis dropped, still faces second-degree charge

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BALTIMORE -- The state dropped a felony first-degree assault charge against boxer Gervonta Davis at a hearing Thursday morning in Baltimore District Court, but he will stand trial Nov. 29 on a misdemeanor second-degree assault charge.

Davis, 22, appeared at the hearing that lasted less than five minutes, but declined an interview request ...Read more

Jessie Magdaleno pulls out of title defense after training injury

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LOS ANGELES -- Unbeaten super-bantamweight world champion boxer Jessie Magdaleno injured a hand while training this week and has to pull out of his scheduled Nov. 11 title defense in Fresno against Mexico's Cesar Juarez, Top Rank President Todd duBoef told the Los Angeles Times Saturday.

Las Vegas' Magdaleno (25-0, 18 knockouts) was preparing ...Read more

Judge expected to be sidelined for rest of 2017 following Golovkin-Alvarez scorecard

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Adalaide Byrd, the Nevada fight judge who turned in a highly criticized scorecard favoring Canelo Alvarez in his Saturday night draw against middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin, is expected to be sidelined from the Oct. 7 UFC event and possibly through the remainder of the year, three officials familiar with the situation have told the...Read more

Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch talks will start this week

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Talks to arrange a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch will begin this week, Alvarez's promoter, Eric Gomez, told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

"The fight was so good, we feel it merits a rematch and we'll sit down with (Golovkin promoter) Tom (Loeffler) this week to discuss a rematch," Gomez said.

Golovkin and Alvarez fought to a draw ...Read more

Boxing won when Golovkin and Alvarez fought to a draw

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LAS VEGAS -- Gennady Golovkin dipped his head and didn't want to say much.

"Terrible," he uttered before disappearing into the night.

But in truth, Golovkin's controversial draw against Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night was a tremendous victory for boxing.

Their riveting middleweight title fight screams for a Cinco de Mayo weekend rematch next...Read more

Alvarez and Golovkin put on a show but settle nothing as judges set up rematch

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LAS VEGAS -- Throwing heavy leather and showing unbending upper-body strength, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez staged a fight for the ages Saturday that the judges called a draw.

Golovkin (37-0-1) retains his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation middleweight belts thanks to the scorecards -- one...Read more

Gennady Golovkin's most trusted boxing adviser is also his best confidant: twin Max

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LAS VEGAS -- As Gennady Golovkin stood in the glare of bright television lights helping to beam his image to the world, the boxer's closest confidant and most trusted adviser stood alone in the theater's shadowed corner.

There in the darkness, Max Golovkin shed some needed light on what has made his twin the world's most explosive boxer.

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Golovkin, Alvarez don't talk trash, or much else, before fight

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LAS VEGAS -- Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez said little, but their words were similar Wednesday when they rose behind the microphone at their final pre-fight news conference.

"I don't want to talk too much," Golovkin said, to which a Spanish-speaking Alvarez followed, "You know me, I don't like to talk a lot."

In the aftermath of the ...Read more

Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view numbers expected to set a record

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Estimates of the success of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor pay-per-view sales are expected on Thursday and industry experts expect it will surpass the record 4.6 million buys of Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

"If I had to guess, I would say it's going to break the record," said an industry official who declined to be identified ...Read more

Oscar De la Hoya breathes sigh of relief after Mayweather-McGregor fight

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LOS ANGELES -- Oscar De La Hoya had some harsh things to say about Floyd Mayweather's boxing match against UFC champion Conor McGregor, but now that the spectacle is over, he's relieved to not be bracing for a backlash from pay-per-view buyers.

De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions is the lead promoter for the Sept. 16 Canelo Alvarez-Gennady ...Read more

McGregor strong early but Mayweather's skill wins out for 10th-round KO

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LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he set out a game plan to let Conor McGregor attempt his best shots, and then tire himself out.

The strategy was timed perfectly by Mayweather, who set aside the ills of age and hammered McGregor with a series of late punches to set up a 10th-round technical-knockout victory Saturday night at T-Mobile ...Read more

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather offer one last bit of drama before settling it in the ring

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LAS VEGAS -- Conor McGregor's ability to visualize and realize the impossible has gotten him to this stage, a place where victory would elevate him to otherworldly status among sporting figures.

Unfortunately for McGregor, the stage is a boxing ring. And there, unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. awaits, planning to knock the UFC champion into ...Read more

Gervonta Davis set to capitalize on Mayweather-McGregor stage

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BALTIMORE -- Long before the greatest boxer in the world anointed him a future star, really before anyone outside West Baltimore knew his name, Gervonta Davis thought big.

When Davis, the IBF super featherweight champion, spoke of what he would become, he did not brag about how many title belts he'd win or the violent, fight-of-the-year ...Read more

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