Boxing

Leo Santa Cruz (left) forces Abner Mares (right) to dodge punches. (photo by Eric Geller)

VIDEO: Santa Cruz wins majority decision over Mares

Billed as the battle to coronate the “New King of Los Angeles Boxing” featherweight Leo Santa Cruz won a 12-round majority decision over fellow L.A. native Abner Mares, 117-111, 114-114 and 117-111. Santa Cruz remained […]

08/29/2015

Boxers Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares held a public workout at Olvira Street. (photo by Eric Geller)

VIDEO: L.A. boxers Santa Cruz & Mares hold public workout

It’s being called the “Mayweather-Pacquiao of Los Angeles.” This coming Saturday night, undefeated Leo “El Terrenmoto” Santa Cruz and former three-division world champion Abner Mares – both Los Angeles natives – will meet at Staples […]

08/27/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Mayweather announces Sept. 12 fight with Andre Berto

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will return to the ring for the first time since boxing’s richest fight ever, facing Andre Berto on Sept. 12 in what he has said will be his final fight. The welterweight […]

08/04/2015

Gennady Golovkin

Promoter: Unbeaten champ Golovkin has nearly sold out Forum

Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s bout against Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday has nearly sold out the Forum. Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the historic Inglewood arena’s 12,600-seat configuration for […]

05/15/2015

Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for failing to disclose shoulder injury

Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said Monday that the state […]

05/05/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, hits Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao says shoulder injury limited him in Mayweather loss

Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada officials also denied Pacquiao’s request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing […]

05/04/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, hits Manny Pacquiao

Mayweather wins decision in richest fight ever

The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling […]

05/03/2015

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao

Mayweather-Pacquiao tops unbelievable Saturday sports lineup

The most-anticipated fight in decades. The best-known horse race. A resumption of one of the premier baseball rivalries. The NFL draft. Playoff games, too. And those are just the highlights. Super Saturday awaits. Stock the […]

04/30/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao

‘The Bronze Bomber’ makes his fight pick

With the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder joined The Home Team to talk about his life and career, […]

04/30/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao

Money the big thing as Mayweather, Pacquiao ready for fight

His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera. That doesn’t mean money is ever very […]

04/29/2015