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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao size each other up during their first fight, which took place in May 2015. (Image: John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty)

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Working Towards December Rematch

On the same weekend that one highly anticipated boxing rematch was taking place, it appears that another was inching closer to happening. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are said to be close to finalizing a deal for a rematch of their 2015 welterweight championship fight, a bout that would […]

Tyron Woodley is looking to earn respect when he defends his welterweight title against Darren Till at UFC 228. (Image: Getty)

Tyron Woodley Defends Welterweight Championship vs. Darren Hill at UFC 228

Tyron Woodley is putting his welterweight championship on the line against an undefeated challenger in the main event of UFC 228, which takes place this Saturday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Woodley is looking to make his fourth title defense and will take on Darren “The Gorilla” […]

Boxer Manny Pacquiao split from legendary trainer Freddie Roach then seemed to change his mind. (Image: Getty)

Manny Pacquiao Back-Pedals After Firing Trainer Freddie Roach

After 16 years and 34 fights, Manny Pacquiao decided he needed a new trainer. The welterweight made it official on Saturday, firing longtime corner manFreddie Roach, then four days later appeared to change his mind. In a press release four days ago talking about his July 15 fight against Lucas […]

Max Holloway is stepping in to replace Tony Ferguson in the lightweight championship fight at UFC 223. (Image: Getty)

UFC 223: Max Holloway Replacing Tony Ferguson in Lightweight Title Fight

The UFC has announced that reigning featherweight champion Max Holloway will move up a division to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title at UFC 223 next weekend following an injury to Tony Ferguson. The fight between Nurmagomedov (25-0) and Ferguson (23-3) was one of the most anticipated fights of […]

Floyd Mayweather posted a video that hinted at a future in MMA, though he has dismissed the possibility in the past. (Image: Esther Lin/Showtime)

Is Floyd Mayweather Thinking MMA? Video Shows Boxing Champ in Octagon

Floyd Mayweather may have retired from boxing with a perfect 50-0 record, but that doesn’t necessary mean he’ll never fight again. The 40-year-old Mayweather posted a video that suggested he could try his hand at mixed martial arts, just weeks after saying such a move would never happen. The video, […]

Nevada sports books had their best year ever in 2017, setting records for both handle and the amount they won from bettors. (Image: Covers Media Group)

Nevada Sports Books Set Records for Bets, Winnings in 2017

If other states need any proof that sports betting could generate serious revenues for their coffers, they need only take a look at what Nevada sports books did last year. According to figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control board, the state’s sports books took in $4.8 billion in wagers […]

Gennady Golovkin, left, will take on Canelo Alvarez in a rematch May 5 at a location to be determined. The first fight on Sept. 16 ended in a controversial draw. (Image: Getty)

Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin Set for Cinco de Mayo Rematch

It wasn’t a matter of if Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin were going to have a rematch, it was when it would occur — and now both have agreed on May 5. Promoters for the fighters said they hope the Cinco de Mayo rematch will quell the controversy after the […]

UFC 223: Two Champions Will Defend Titles as Underdogs

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been pegged by oddsmakers as a favorite to defeat interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson at UFC 223. The event, scheduled to be held April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, was announced at a press conference last week. Nurmagomedov comes into the fight […]

There was plenty of hype and theatrics going into the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor but it ended as predicted. (Image: Getty Images)

Three 2017 Bouts Bring Back Boxing’s Popularity with Fans

Boxing at the start of 2017 was on the ropes as far as popularity with fans but three bouts gave an overwhelming decision to the sport’s popularity. The trio of contests were distinct and separate in their approval with crowds. One was an upset in the winner’s home country that […]

Floyd Mayweather, left, defeated Conor McGregor on their Aug. 26 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and several seven-figure bets were placed on the champion. (Image: AP)

The Million-Dollar Sports Bets That Made Big News in 2017

Sports gamblers like to wager heavy on big events, and 2017 was no exception. They came to sportsbooks in Las Vegas and plunked down large amounts of cash on contests like the Super Bowl, the World Series, and marquee boxing matches. Some took advantage of favorable odds, others on favorites […]

Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez Bout Billed as Fight for Ages

No gimmicks will be needed when Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez face each other Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and promoter Oscar De La Hoya couldn’t be prouder. The 10-time world title holder has transitioned seamlessly into the business end of the sport he was so successful […]

Maloof Brothers Bet $880,000 on Mayweather Fight

In what has been the biggest bet yet on the August 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, ex Sacramento Kings owners Gavin and Joe Maloof plunked down $880,000 on the champion. The duo made the bet Friday at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. Should the boxer […]

Underdog Bettors, ESPN, Winners in Manny Pacquiao Upset

When Jeff Horn was announced as the upset winner in a decision of his fight against Manny Pacquiao, the only people who were happier than those who bet on the long shot, were ESPN executives. The contest was the highest rated for the cable television network since Danell Nicholson vs. […]