Boxing

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines punches Chris Algieri of the United States during the WBO world welterweight title at The Venetian on November 23, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Keidel: Until Floyd Takes On Manny, We’ll Have To Continue Dealing In Symbolism

Sadly, we have to deal in symbolism, because not one rumor regarding Mayweather and Pacquiao has materialized into something that boxing’s dwindling devotes can hang on to.

11/24/2014

Manny Pacquiao delivers a blow to Chris Algieri  during the world welterweight title at The Venetian on Nov. 23, 2014 in Macau. (credit:  Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Long Island’s Chris Algieri Down 6 Times, Dominates

Manny Pacquiao couldn’t resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.

11/23/2014

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri pose during a press conference at The Venetian on November 19, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pac-Man Likely To Shatter Algieri’s Chance Of A Lifetime In Title Fight

If he lasts more than six rounds in this scheduled 12-rounder, he has every right to feel good about himself. But it would take a near-miracle for Algieri to get the upset.

11/21/2014

Chris Algieri (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Long Island’s Chris Algieri Looking To Shock Heavy Favorite Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao is a heavy favorite against Algieri, a Huntington native who seemingly came out of nowhere to get the fight.

11/21/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri attend the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny Pacquiao Takes On Chris Algieri In Macau

Somewhere way on the right side of your globe, in the aorta of China, Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday, November 22.

11/21/2014

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri promote their upcoming fight at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Chris Algieri ‘Hungry’ To Make Hometown Proud Against Pacquiao

Making history will be easier said than done against Manny Pacquiao, who brings a 56-4-3 record into the fight on Nov. 22. But the Huntington native says he’s up to the task.

10/07/2014

Documentary subjects Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson from 'Champs', during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Monarch Room on April 19, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Keidel: No Holy War For Holyfield

Mike Tyson has been chosen to present Evander Holyfield for his induction into Nevada’s Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, in, of course, Las Vegas, the scene of many crimes, factual and fictional.

07/25/2014

Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/11/2014

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Saul “Canelo” Alvarez

Here is a list of five things you didn’t know about Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

07/11/2014

Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

Chris Algieri with Peter Schwartz's son, Bradley, during an appearance at the Big Daddy Youth Football Camp on July 8, 2014. (Photo by Peter Schwartz/WFAN)

Schwartz: Boxing Champ Algieri Delivers Winning Message In Uniondale

While football is not Chris Algieri’s area of expertise these days, being a champion is, and that’s why he was invited to inspire a group of kids on Tuesday.

07/09/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Michael Buckner)

5 Pump Up Songs Athletes Use, And You Should Too (Part 1)

By: Adam Bloom Our Pre-Game Playlist series, that can be found at CBSLocalSports.com, features athletes sharing the music they’re currently listening to.  This includes songs they enjoy blasting in the car to music that relates to their […]

06/20/2014

Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico lands a left punch to the face of Sergio Martinez of Argentina during the third round of the WBC Middleweight Championship fight on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Cotto won by a TKO in the tenth round. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Cotto Stops Martinez In Middleweight Title Fight At MSG

Sergio Martinez didn’t get off the stool when the bell rang for the 10th round. He did not speak to the media after the fight, as he was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

06/07/2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: How Much ‘Money’ Does Mayweather Have Left In The Tank?

Half of boxing’s dynamic duo fought Saturday night. And, as always, it left the boxing cognoscenti with as many questions as answers.

05/05/2014

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