The Early Lead: Boxing


Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Vitali Klitschko quits boxing to run for president of Ukraine

Fighter vacates WBC title for a chance at a bigger job in 2015.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:27 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Manny Pacquiao victory raises talk of Floyd Mayweather bout

it’s the fight everyone has wanted to see, but obstacles remain despite Pacquiao’s strong showing against Brandon Rios.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:22 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight preview, TV schedule

Pacquiao looks to rebound from consecutive losses in Saturday’s fight against Rios.

By Kelyn Soong  |  08:17 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Brandon Rios, Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao-Rios

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios camps get into fight

At issue is the matter of gym time ahead of the big bout Saturday night in Macau.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Brandon Rios, Manny Pacquiao

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Manny Pacquiao may consider retirement after bout

Boxer could choose to focus on politics in the Philippines, says he’ll visit typhoon-ravaged areas after next fight.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:49 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Manny Pacquiao

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Wladimir Klitschko, Hayden Panettiere engaged

Boxer and actress, who made the announcement wearing a boa constrictor, haven’t set a date.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Wladimir Klitschko

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Ken Norton Sr. remembered as “the fairest of us all”

Fighter was best known for his three bouts with Ali during boxing’s golden era.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Ken Norton

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Mayweather-Alvarez judge takes leave of absence after controversy

C.J. Ross was the only judge who’d scored the bout, won by Mayweather, even.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:14 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Floyd Mayweather apologizes to Oscar De La Hoya for mocking addiction

Instagram photo and caption mocked De La Hoya, who is in rehab.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:57 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/15/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Canelo Alvarez, but boxing gets “black eye”

Fighter is dominant, but gets only a majority decision because of one judge’s scorecard.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Oscar De La Hoya enters rehab, will miss Mayweather-Alvarez fight

Boxing great has battled addiction for years, says “this is a battle I have every day.”

By Cindy Boren  |  12:39 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Saul Canelo Alvarez

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Tommy Morrison, boxer and “Rocky V” star, dies at 44

Career was cut short by positive test for HIV in 1996.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Tommy Morrison

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Mike Tyson, Neil Patrick Harris dance at the Tony Awards (video)

Iron Mike

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Mike Tyson

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Hector Macho Camacho: Family mulls life-support decision

The family and friends of Hector "Macho" Camacho continued their vigil at a San Juan hospital.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Hector "Macho" Camacho

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Hector Macho Camacho in fight of his life after shooting

Former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho is on life support after being shot in Puerto Rico Tuesday night.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing, Hector "Macho" Camacho

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Manny Pacquiao wants rematch with Timothy Bradley after WBO review in his favor

After a controversial decision cost him the welterweight belt, the famed Filipino fighter is itching for an opportunity to win it back.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:51 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley decision triggers WBO review

Five “recognized judges” will review video of the fight to assess the controversial decision that gave Timothy Bradley a monumental victory.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:46 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Boxer Paul Williams paralyzed in motorcycle crash, manager says

Paul ‘The Punisher’ Williams severed his spinal cord in a crash Sunday, likely ending his career.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:49 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boxing