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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

Floyd Mayweather vows to retire after Conor McGregor fight, no kidding

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LAS VEGAS -- While talking on the phone recently, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. told quarterback Tom Brady, "I'm going to come watch you play this year -- a lot."

The five-time Super Bowl winner with the New England Patriots replied, "Good. Take care of business."

Mayweather, 40, again is insisting, as he prepares to meet UFC champion ...Read more

Boxing experts give Conor McGregor no chance against Floyd Mayweather

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LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Sr. is a proud member of the old-school boxing club who can't wait for UFC champion Conor McGregor and his sport to be humbled, the sweet science clearly distinguishing itself from UFC's brutishness.

"This one fight here might put UFC in its place," said the father-trainer of Floyd Mayweather Jr., who will take on ...Read more

Conor McGregor wants to keep boxing and fighting in UFC

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LAS VEGAS -- Conor McGregor says he's found boxing training so enjoyable he's planning a career that will include both UFC fights and some boxing matches.

"I love the sport of boxing," McGregor said at his media day while he prepared for his Aug. 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. "Boxing has been dear to my heart my entire life. I ...Read more

Many seats still unsold for Mayweather-McGregor fight

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are both apt to flaunt their wealth outside the boxing ring and UFC octagon.

And with ticket prices set for their Aug. 26 fight at one of the highest price points in sports history, both fighters are counting on those attending to do the same.

Ringside seats cost $10,000 apiece at T-Mobile Arena in Las ...Read more

Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight a sellout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- It took less than two weeks for the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight to sell out T-Mobile Arena.

The anticipated Sept. 16 middleweight title fight between Kazakhstan's Los Angeles-based Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts) and Mexico's popular former two-division world champion Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) marks Golovkin's first bout in ...Read more

Promoter, manager critical of trainer in wake of Manny Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn

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The finger-pointing over Manny Pacquiao's loss to Australia's Jeff Horn in a WBO welterweight title fight continues, and it's not just aimed at the dubious judging and refereeing.

While Pacquiao's veteran promoter, Bob Arum, and manager, Michael Koncz, thought referee Mark Nelson allowed Horn far too many liberties by punching Pacquiao while ...Read more

Manny Pacquiao beaten by Australian Jeff Horn

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SYDNEY -- Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao failed to defend his WBO welterweight world title on Sunday against Australian unknown Jeff Horn, in one of the most astounding upsets in recent boxing history.

Horn gave a tough and bloody fight, and despite Pacquiao landing far more punches, Horn was given the win by the judges in a unanimous point ...Read more

Manny Pacquiao calls fight against Jeff Horn 'a gift' for Australia

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Manny Pacquiao calls his Saturday night fight in Australia against that country's former Olympian Jeff Horn a "gift," an appropriate description given the near certainty that Pacquiao will record his 60th victory.

While the bout appears to be a mismatch, there are serious things on the line.

Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 knockouts) is defending the ...Read more