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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

Manny Pacquiao lands a right to the head of Timothy Bradley during their WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao Still Has The Fire Needed To Dismantle Bradley

Boxing may have become a niche sport, but getting a chance to see Manny Pacquiao in the ring is worth your time. He is one of the two most compelling figures in the sport over the last decade.

04/11/2014

MACAU - NOVEMBER 24: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau.

Keidel: Boxing Doesn’t Command The Bold Ink It Once Did

Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.

04/11/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Boxing Gyms

Throwing a few right hooks will get your heart pumping and makes for the ultimate stress relief. Sign up for a class or try a private lesson at one of our five favorite boxing gyms.

CBS New York–01/08/2014

Mike Tyson (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Tyson Forced To Scrap ‘Undisputed Truth’ Promotional Tour In London

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has scrapped promotional appearances in London because previous convictions bar him from entering Britain.

12/10/2013

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (2nd L) and Brandon Rios of the US (2nd R) pose with the belt during a pre-fight press conference in Macau on November 20, 2013. (Photo credit should read DALE de la REY/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao Ready For His First Step Toward Redemption

Manny Pacquiao has a chance to get things going back in the right direction if he can register a decisive victory over Brandon Rios when the two battle in Macau, China, on Saturday.

11/22/2013

Mike Tyson (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson Signs Olympic Prospect, Irks USA Boxing

It didn’t take Iron Mike very long to get involved in controversy in his new role as a boxing promoter.

10/02/2013

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