November 29, 2012 |
Riverside's Josesito Lopez landed the richest payday of his career as a replacement foe against the larger and more powerful Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in September. Lopez lost the fight, but the determination it took to take the bout is at play again in a civic battle. A Washington, D.C.-based group advocating the separation of church and state has threatened to sue the city of Riverside should it continue to own land on Mt. Rubidoux, where a large cross stands. An online petition campaign is underway urging the city not to sell the small parcel of land where the cross stands.
November 23, 2012 |
Boxing is a haven for fluid situations. Injuries, upsets and personal vendettas can change the course of an anticipated matchup. With that disclaimer, the sport's current landscape bodes well for Robert Guerrero and Andre Berto, welterweight opponents Saturday in Ontario, to position themselves for a spring date against Floyd Mayweather Jr. "Absolutely a possibility," said Oscar De La Hoya, who is promoting the HBO-televised Guerrero-Berto fight...
October 2, 2012 |
Abner Mares has admired Robert Guerrero's courage in standing up to his promoters for the title shot he wants. World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion Mares started to do the same Tuesday, making it clear that if he achieves his plan to break through the tight defense of Panama's Anselmo Moreno on Nov. 10 at Staples Center, he wants Nonito Donaire next. Mares is promoted by Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions, and International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization champion Donaire (29-1, 18 knockouts)
September 14, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - On a big fight night in the biggest fight city, Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will get a portion of the spotlight Saturday when he takes on newcomer Josesito Lopez of Riverside. They will fight for a title belt at 154 pounds in the main event at the MGM Grand Garden. A mile or so down the road, at Thomas & Mack Center, another major fight card will take place and be headlined by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. against Sergio Martinez, fighting for a middleweight title belt.
September 11, 2012 |
It's personal, it's business, it's boxing. Saturday night, the two most popular Mexican fighters will headline opposing cards in Las Vegas as rival promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy continue to duke it out. Top Rank's world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1) will have his greatest test, meeting Argentina's former champion and 2010 fighter of the year Sergio Martinez at Thomas & Mack Center. Down Tropicana Avenue at MGM Grand, Golden Boy's super-welterweight champion, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1)
June 6, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- In the bowels of the abandoned Pontiac (Mich.) Silverdome in January 2011, boxing manager Cameron Dunkin steamed. Dunkin had just reviewed a financial breakdown of undefeated fighter Timothy Bradley's bout against unbeaten Devon Alexander and took note that Bradley promoter Gary Shaw was pocketing $600,000 while Bradley would receive his guaranteed $1.1 million. "Don King wouldn't even do this!" Dunkin barked. For Bradley, it was the final straw in his relationship with Shaw and co-promoter Ken Thompson, who had previously directed Bradley's career through bouts at a Corona lumber yard and the Ontario DoubleTree hotel ballroom.