Boxing

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

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

Mike Tyson: Ex-Girlfriend Cooked, Ate One Of My Pigeons

Mike Tyson loves his pigeons. It’s a known fact. So his revelation Thursday morning on WFAN radio was sort of a shock to us all.

04/25/2013

Rep. Peter King (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News)

Rep. Peter King To Go Toe-To-Toe With Professional In Boxing Match

Rep. King, 68, will be lacing up his boxing gloves for a two-round exhibition bout against New York state light heavyweight kickboxing champion, “Irish” John Foley, at a pub in Wantagh, N.Y.

03/06/2013

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali rides a golf cart onto the field to represent the Louisville Cardinals for the coin toss against the Florida Gators prior to the start of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Says Boxing Great Is ‘Fine,’ Not Near Death

Muhammad Ali’s daughter knocked down rumors of her father being near death Sunday, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl.

02/04/2013

Mike Tyson On The Couch (credit: Katie Wiggin/WLNY)

Exclusive: Mike Tyson Calls Lance Armstrong ‘An Awesome Human Being’

The athletic legend, whose controversial career included a prison stint and biting off a chunk of a competitor’s ear, is coming out in support of his friend Lance.

01/29/2013

Mike Tyson on the Couch

Mike Tyson To Kick Off National Tour With Show ‘Undisputed Truth’

The boxing icon’s acclaimed one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth – Live On Stage,” kicks off a 10-week national tour February 13 in Indianapolis.

01/29/2013

Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez battle during their welterweight fight on December 8, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquez knocked out Pacquiao in the 6th round. AFP PHOTO / John Gurzinski (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Marquez Delivers Redemption With One Punch

Manny Pacquiao got reckless and Juan Manuel Marquez took advantage by lowering the boom.

12/09/2012

Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez pose during the official weigh-in for their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Marquez will fight each other for the fourth time on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao Has The Edge Once Again Against Marquez

Steve Silverman thinks Manny Pacquiao will wipe away the sting of losing to Bradley and dominate Marquez once again.

12/08/2012

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Keidel: The End of Macho Time

If you lived above 96th street in the 1980’s you know what Macho Time meant and who Macho Man was. And we knew that for a few dazzling years, we were in the presence of greatness.

11/24/2012

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Mother: Camacho To Be Taken Off Life Support

Hector “Macho” Camacho will be taken off life support, his mother said Friday night, indicating she would have doctors do that Saturday. It was a decision the former championship boxer’s eldest son opposed.

11/23/2012

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Family Holds Somber Vigil For Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho

Family and friends of Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho are keeping a somber vigil at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he remains on life support.

11/23/2012

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