Boxing

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

Ken Norton (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.

09/19/2013

Mike Tyson with Boomer and Carton (credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

Mike Tyson On WFAN: ‘Too Much Love’ Drove Me To Drink

Mike Tyson is a good friend of the “Boomer & Carton” show, so it was a shock when the boxing great said last month that he was “on the verge of dying” due to substance abuse problems.

09/18/2013

Trainer/father Floyd Mayweather Sr. talks with his son Floyd Mayweather Jr. between rounds against Canelo Alvarez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Mouth, Money And Mastery Of Floyd Mayweather

At an age when most boxers fade under the dim lights of dementia, Floyd Mayweather Jr seems as keen and quick and good as ever, in defiance of history and precedent and logic.

09/16/2013

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The End Of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Career Is In Sight

He’ll be 38 and another $150 million or so richer when his lucrative contract with Showtime ends.

09/15/2013

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Mayweather Dominates Alvarez For Easy Decision Win

The fight was one of the richest ever if not the richest ever with a live gate of $20M and at least another $100M from pay-per-view.

09/15/2013

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Silverman: Boxing May Have Lost Its Stature, But Mayweather-Alvarez Will Be Special

If Alvarez can get in his shots, Mayweather will have to react like a champion. He will have to show he can take a punch and stay on his game plan.

09/14/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

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Mayweather, Alvarez Fight Hopes To Bring In Record-Breaking Numbers

“Saturday could be a $200 million night,” Schaefer said. “Boxing is hardly a dying sport.”

09/13/2013

Sweat flies from the head of boxer George Foreman of the U.S. (L) as Tommy Morrison of the U.S. lands a punch during their 12-round match 07 June. Foreman, 44, lost the fight in a unanimous decision to Morrison, 24, who gained the World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight title. (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former WBO Heavyweight Champion Tommy Morrison Dead At 44

Tommy Morrison’s former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital.

09/02/2013

Emile Griffith (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Former Boxing Champion Emile Griffith Dead At 75

Emile Griffith, the elegant world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout that darkened all of boxing, died Tuesday. He was 75.

07/23/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Canelo Alvarez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mayweather, Alvarez Kick Off Press Tour In Times Square

With the WBA Super Light Middleweight title on the line, this fight has the potential to be an instant classic, and it all starts here.

06/24/2013

Exterior view of the Barclays Center (credit: Brad Kallet/CBSNewYork.com)

Hopkins To Defend IBF Title Against Murat At Barclays Center

The fight, scheduled for July 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and announced Wednesday in Manhattan, will be Hopkins’ first since winning the title from Tavoris Cloud in March.

06/05/2013

Mike Tyson with one of his pigeons (credit: Stringer/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson Getting Cartoon Detective Show On Adult Swim

Mike Tyson is getting a cartoon show on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

05/10/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Robert Guerrero during the fifth round of their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mayweather Defeats Guerrero In Style To Retain Welterweight Belt

Floyd Mayweather fought as if he had never left the ring, coming back from a year’s absence Saturday night to win a unanimous 12-round decision over Robert Guerrero in their welterweight title fight.

05/05/2013

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