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ReutersWhen Chael Sonnen was awarded a shot at Jon Jones' Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight title despite having no fights at the weight class since 2005, many mixed martial arts observers complained Sonnen didn't deserve the bout. After...
Unbeaten super-middleweight champion Andre Ward will defend his two belts Jan. 26 against former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in the first boxing match at USC’s Galen Center. Oakland’s Ward (26-0, 14 knockouts) is ranked by most...
Groller's CornerThe first boxing card at the Sands Event Center on June 1 was impressive. The promoters and the NBC Sports Network were thrilled with the sellout crowd and the atmosphere at the Sands. Ronald Cruz of Bethlehem was largely responsible for providing the...
Sports NowSolving Anderson Silva in an interview can be as problematic as it is for opponents who have to figure him out in the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon. Silva, 36, possesses more credentials than anyone in claiming to be the world’s......
Manny Pacquiao smiled at the question, as many boxers before him have, flexed his right biceps and grinned in delight. "I still feel young and strong," Pacquiao proclaimed last week. Birthday No. 33 comes for Pacquiao on Dec. 17. Floyd Mayweather Jr.,...
LOS ANGELES — It was more than three hours before the main event at Staples Center, and Dewey Bozella produced the most uplifting moment of the night. The sole spotlight was to be on Bernard Hopkins, who later unsuccessfully defended his world...
The Fabulous ForumBoxing's greatest hits of the last three months. Aug. 13, Las Vegas: Abner Mares punches Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko square in the groin in the 12th round of their world bantamweight title tournament final -- an unquestionable low blow worthy......
The Fabulous ForumThe Ultimate Fighting Championship is pursuing Nov. 19 as the date that heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will make his first title defense against once-beaten Junior Dos Santos at San Jose's HP Pavilion, company chairman Lorenzo Fertitta told The Times...
The Fabulous ForumUFC 130 takes place from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Matt Hamill. Additional pay-per-view bouts include Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson, Jorge Santiago vs. Brian Stann and Rick Story.......
OAK VIEW, Calif. — Ray "Windmill" White, a veteran of 60 professional fights, pulls a paperback from a shelf in his office, opens "The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists" and thumbs through it. Finally spotting his name, he looks up and smiles. "So,"...
The Fabulous ForumIn addition to a compelling main event Oct. 23 at Honda Center pitting heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and unbeaten contender Cain Velasquez, the UFC has added two other notable bouts to the card. Former light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will fight....
The Fabulous ForumOn Easter Sunday, Richard Schaefer was in Las Vegas a day after the forgettable Bernard Hopkins-Roy Jones Jr. rematch. A married father of three boys, ages 12 to 15, Schaefer had to handle his work assignment delicately around his wife......
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