'Mago's Law' advocated by ex-boxer's lawyer

[ad_1] NEW YORK — When his lawyer introduced Magomed Abdusalamov at a news conference outside of Madison Square Garden on Monday, he said the former heavyweight contender had made a “miraculous recovery” from the tragic turn his life took at MSG nearly four years ago. The Abdusalamov family’s attorney characterized the $22 million settlement — […]

Controversial fight prompts Vegas refunds

[ad_1] Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday’s title fight against Canelo Alvarez. They would all have to be refunded, after a controversial decision left both bettors and bookmakers disappointed and confused. Heading into the decision, oddsmakers believed Golovkin had […]

Diaz edges Rivera; stays on course to title fight

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — Featherweight contender Joseph Diaz Jr. earned a world title shot by outclassing Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera en route to a lopsided unanimous decision on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. Fighting in the co-feature of the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin card, Diaz was never in any danger as he cruised past late replacement […]

Exec on judge: 'Sometimes you have a bad day'

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — While middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered on their promise to put on a memorable, action-packed fight, it might be remembered more for the scorecard of judge Adalaide Byrd. Golovkin retained the title for the 19th consecutive time in what was ruled a split draw Saturday night before […]

UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch Fantasy Rewind

[ad_1] It was a long road back to the Octagon for former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, but he made the most of his return to action after putting away David Branch in the second round in their main event fight in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Rockhold definitely got everything he could handle early, as Branch […]

Fight Night Pittsburgh Talking Points: Rockhold, Perry, Usman and more

[ad_1] Luke Rockhold is back! #UFCPittsburgh https://t.co/BT4VXBoUaY — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) September 17, 2017 All before the main card even started, there was a Knockout of the Year candidate, a come-from-behind KO finish and a 24-second stoppage. The combat sports world seemed rightfully focused on one of the most marquee boxing matchups […]

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez gave fans the fight they wanted

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — In 1981, all-time greats Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns, two of the most accomplished, popular and exciting fighters of their time, battled for welterweight supremacy in a classic fight that is still talked about to this day. The highly anticipated confrontation at Caesars Palace is a major part of the […]