May 2, 2010 |
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. put on a virtuoso display of boxing skill, winning by unanimous decision over "Sugar" Shane Mosley on Saturday night to keep his perfect record intact. Mayweather (41-0, 25 knockouts) gave a masterful effort in his most dangerous fight in several years against the 38-year-old Mosley, who put Mayweather on his heels with several rocking punches in the second round of their welterweight bout. Mayweather regained his composure and thoroughly outboxed the veteran champion.
February 23, 2009 |
They had their hands raised 400 miles apart, each in front of adoring crowds after emphatic victories that proved one thing. The past really is behind them. Welterweight Miguel Cotto and middleweight Kelly Pavlik answered their first career losses with a pair of stunningly efficient victories in a unique, split-site doubleheader on Saturday night. Finally, two boxers who had been considered among the best in their weight classes can again look forward to bigger things. "This was exactly what Miguel needed for his confidence," said Top Rank boss Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters.
November 23, 2011 |
As his Tuesday afternoon media session came to an end, Mike Jones didn't seem to care very much about the location of his next fight. And he has little reason to worry, anyway. After much speculation, Antonio Margarito was granted a boxing license on Tuesday evening by the New York State Athletic Commision. Therefore, Margarito's fight with Miguel Cotto will remain at Madison Square Garden. As will Jones' fight with Sebastian Lujan. The Philadelphia welterweight will face Argentina's Lujan on the undercard of the Dec. 3 Margarito-Cotto pay-per-view event.
November 23, 2011 |
THE 26TH EPISODE of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's compelling rivalry was one of their most one-sided. Federer took exactly 1 hour to complete a 6-3, 6-0 victory yesterday in London, qualifying for the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals with his most comprehensive victory over the Spaniard. Pinned behind the baseline, Nadal found Federer's forehand unplayable. From 2-2 in the first set, Federer won 10 of the next 11 games. He finished with 28 winners to Nadal's four.
November 24, 2011 |
As his Tuesday afternoon media session came to an end, Mike Jones didn't seem to care very much about the location of his next fight. And he has little reason to worry, anyway. After much speculation, Antonio Margarito was granted a boxing license on Tuesday evening by the New York State Athletic Commission. Therefore, Margarito's fight with Miguel Cotto will remain at Madison Square Garden. As will Jones' fight with Sebastian Lujan. The Philadelphia welterweight will face Argentina's Lujan (38-5-2, 24 knockouts)
April 7, 2010 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's re-election campaign said yesterday that he's sponsoring Bobby Labonte's car for the April 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Texas Motor Speedway. Perry and Labonte were at a suburban Dallas car dealership to unveil the car. It has the words "Governor Perry" painted on the hood, the campaign's Web address emblazoned on the sides and the message "Perry Governor 2010" on its back. Perry, a Republican, said Labonte's driving reminds him of Texas' strong economy.
July 16, 2007 |
Roy Jones Jr. winked at the crowd, wiggled his hips and mixed in a few high-steps as he trotted toward his first opponent in nearly a year. There was plenty of show, but no knockout blow. The 38-year-old still is entertaining in the ring and he still can win, but the sudden knockout victories for which he was known might be a thing of the past. Jones took a 12-round, unanimous decision against previously undefeated Anthony Hanshaw on Saturday night in Biloxi, Miss., capturing the vacant IBC light heavyweight title.
February 11, 2009 |
Jeremy Lusk, an American freestyle motocross rider, died of head injuries yesterday after crashing while trying to land a backflip in competition. He was 24. Jorge Ramirez, chief of the intensive-care unit at Calderon Hospital in Costa Rica, where Lusk was taken, said the motocross racer suffered severe brain damage and a possible spinal-cord injury. Lusk won a gold medal at the 2008 X Games. He was injured Saturday night when he failed to complete a full rotation while attempting a Hart Attack backflip and slammed headfirst into the dirt.
June 26, 2011 |
In his homecoming Saturday night, undefeated welterweight Mike Jones didn't seem to be in the mood for a long party as he finished off Raul Munoz with a second-round technical knockout at the Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia. After a tentative first round, Jones came out hungry in the second. He countered Munoz's offense with an array of body shots before throwing a devastating hook to his opponent's head. Munoz immediately fell to one knee, and a few seconds later the referee was forced to stop the bout.
December 5, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Fueled by an exuberant crowd, Miguel Cotto targeted the eye. And after Cotto unloaded so many punishing uppercuts and head shots to Antonio Margarito, the Mexican star's right eye was sealed shut. A crowd of 21,239 at Madison Square Garden gasped - then roared for Cotto to continue - as the grisly scene flashed on the big screen. Cotto finished the job in front of his fellow flag-waving Puerto Ricans and retained his title, battering Margarito over nine lopsided rounds before winning a TKO decision before they came out for the 10th late Saturday night.