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Mayweather Stripped of 'Fight of the Century' Belt

Boxer failed to pay fee, give up titles in other weight classes

(Newser) - Floyd "Money" Mayweather has nothing to show for his " fight of the century " against Manny Pacquiao but his paltry $240 million . The World Boxing Organization has stripped the boxer, 38, of his welterweight title earned in Las Vegas in May after he failed to pay a $200,... More »

Manny Pacquiao Ekes Out Championship

Pacquiao holds onto welterweight title, but Marquez protests decision

(Newser) - Manny Pacquiao narrowly survived his third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez in last night's battle for the welterweight title, winning two out of three scorecards to retain his championship, reports the AP . Pacquiao's aggression was evenly matched by Marquez's counterpunching, and many thought Marquez deserved the win—... More »

Boxing Champ Vernon Forrest Shot Dead

'The Viper' shot after gunpoint robbery: police

(Newser) - Former pro boxer Vernon “the Viper” Forrest was shot and killed Saturday night in a skirmish after he was robbed, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Forrest had stopped at a gas station to fill his tires with air when a man robbed him at gunpoint. The armed ex-fighter chased the... More »

Boxing's Little Icons Prep For Duel

Hugely popular pair to duke it out Saturday

(Newser) - Saturday will see a boxing matchup sure to draw countless diehard fans: Filipino Manny Pacquiao, considered the sport’s “pound-for-pound best,” versus Britiain's Ricky Hatton, the current International Boxing Organization junior welterweight champ. “When Manny fights, everything stops in the Philippines,” a Manila journalist tells the... More »

Boxer Diaz In Coma After Brain Surgery

Welterweight fighter collapsed in the ring after 10 rounds

(Newser) - Boxer Oscar Diaz remains in a coma after undergoing surgery to relieve swelling on his brain after he collapsed during a match, ESPN reports. Although his vital signs are good, Diaz is relying on a ventilator to breathe and his condition is "touch-and-go, very critical," said fight organizer... More »

Champ Delivers on KO Promise

Mayweather fends off Hatton with big blows in the 10th

(Newser) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. defended his welterweight crown against British challenger Ricky Hatton last night in 10 rounds. The 147-pound champion showed more punching than dancing, as Hatton kept on the offensive—contrary to the predictions that the bout would be a boring one. Before an overwhelmingly British crowd, Mayweather came... More »

Cotto Outlasts Mosley, Keeps Title

'Real warrior' gets the decision, stays unbeaten in tough fight

(Newser) - Miguel Cotto came out triumphant over Shane Mosley in a well-matched fight last night at Madison Square Garden, ESPN reports. Cotto held on to his welterweight title by landing more powerful punches in the 115-113 decision, improving to 31-0 as the more experienced and well-known Mosley dropped to 44-5. More »

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