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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 »

'Cheated' Fans Sue Pacquiao

Ex-girlfriend sues Mayweather for $20M

(Newser) - The boxing part of the " richest fight in history " is over, but it looks like the lawyers are getting gloved up for a few dozen more rounds. Two fans in Nevada filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday, claiming they were cheated by Manny Pacquiao's alleged failure... More »

Pacquiao Could Be in Trouble Over Injury

Adding insult to the whole shoulder thing

(Newser) - Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before he lost the sport's richest fight ever against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada Athletic Commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar said yesterday that the state AG will look at why Pacquiao checked "no"... More »

Was That ... Jimmy Kimmel in Manny Pacquaio's Entourage?

Yep, and he even managed to mock the Biebs

(Newser) - It's a fair enough question: "What the hell was Jimmy Kimmel doing walking in behind Manny Pacquiao?" Huffington Post follows with another seemingly legit question: "No seriously, what in the flying f--k was Kimmel doing right behind Pacquiao" at one of the year's top sporting events... More »

Mayweather Wins Richest Fight in History

Manny Pacquiao says shoulder was injured, anti-inflammatory shot denied

(Newser) - The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn't the best. Using his reach and jab last night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained... More »

'Genius' Mayweather Will Make $180M for One Fight

Manny Pacquiao can expect about $120M

(Newser) - There's a reason Floyd Mayweather sits atop the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes, and tomorrow night's pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao provides a good example of it. The AP estimates that Mayweather will take home $180 million for one night's work, while Pacquiao's team can expect... More »

Boxer 'Hurricane' Carter Dead at 76

Wrongfully sent to prison for 19 years before conviction overturned

(Newser) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former middleweight champion whose wrongful murder conviction was protested in Bob Dylan's iconic song , died this morning of prostate cancer at age 76, reports the New York Times . Carter served 19 years in prison after being twice convicted in a racially charged New Jersey... More »

FBI Files: Ali Win May Have Been Fixed

Documents reveal man with mob ties suspected in iconic Ali-Liston battle

(Newser) - Could the fight that put Muhammad Ali on the map have been a sham? The FBI had reason to believe that 22-year-old Ali's first bout against heavyweight champ Sonny Liston was rigged, and that the mob may have been involved, according to decades-old documents obtained by the Washington Times... More »

Zimmerman's Celeb Boxing Match Nixed: Promoter

Damon Feldman: 'More to life than money'

(Newser) - After a planned celebrity boxing match involving George Zimmerman caused controversy—including a White House petition against it, Philadelphia Magazine notes—the match has been canceled, according to its promoter. "I'm sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity thank you,"... More »

Boxer Ken Norton Dead at 70

He was ring nemesis of Muhammad Ali

(Newser) - Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died today in Las Vegas at age 70. Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes, a friend said. Norton broke... More »

Rocky V Boxer Tommy Morrison Dead at 44

Former heavyweight champ had tested positive for HIV in 1996

(Newser) - Former world heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, best known for his role in Rocky V and a very public HIV diagnosis, died last night in Nebraska of undisclosed causes, reports the Tulsa World . He was 44. "It's true," says his former promoter. "He was with his wife... More »

Boxing Match Stampede Kills 17

Rioting breaks out at packed stadium in Indonesia

(Newser) - When fans disagreed over scoring at an Indonesian boxing match yesterday, a fight broke out—followed by a stampede to exit the stadium that left at least 17 dead and 39 injured, Reuters reports. Most of the dead were women. Some 1,500 attended the match in Papua province, though... More »

NYT Finds Strangest Anecdote Yet on Tamerlan

It involves an impromptu classical musical performance at boxing registration

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with a lengthy history on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, its takeaway being that Tsarnaev's life seemed to go off the rails when his promising boxing career came to a halt in 2010 over his lack of citizenship. (The Golden Gloves ruled he couldn't compete... More »

Romney to Pacquiao: Hello, Manny, I Ran for Prez, I Lost

So did Pacquiao in knockout stunner

(Newser) - Mitt Romney continued his post-election re-entry last night by taking in the fourth fight between boxer Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, and the AP notes that the candidate dropped by Pacquiao's dressing room beforehand with this strange greeting: "Hello Manny. I ran for president.... More »

Hector 'Macho' Camacho Dead

50-year-old former boxer was shot earlier this week in Puerto Rico

(Newser) - One of boxing's big names from the '80s and '90s is gone: Doctors in Puerto Rico says Hector "Macho Camacho died after being taken off life support this morning, reports the AP . Camacho, 50, got shot in the face four days ago while sitting in a... More »

Games' Last Male-Only Sport Officially Dies

Women box for 1st time in Olympics yesterday

(Newser) - It's been a banner year for women at the Olympics, with the presence of two female Saudi Arabian athletes getting the lion's share of attention—until yesterday. Sunday marked the death of the Games' last male-only sport: boxing. The day saw a dozen fights, a number of them... More »

Boxing Fix? Stunning Decision Alarms Critics

Azerbaijan boxer gets knocked down 6 times in one round, and wins

(Newser) - Something smells seriously fishy in the world of Olympic boxing. As Deadspin notes, knockdowns are rare things in the Games. So when Japan's Satoshi Shimuzu put Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov on the canvas six times in their third and final round, the outcome seemed clear-cut. Until, that is, the... More »

Reid, McCain: Feds Need to Regulate Boxing Industry

Senators move to create US Boxing Commission

(Newser) - Former amateur boxers John McCain and Harry Reid have teamed up to bring federal oversight to the sport. The senators have introduced legislation to create a United States Boxing Commission that would oversee boxing matches around the country and fight conflicts of interest in the sport, reports Politico . The move... More »

Pacquiao Reign Ends in Controversy, Boos

Promoter 'ashamed' by results

(Newser) - Timothy Bradley promised to shock, but the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges' scorecards. In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision last night and ending the Filipino fighter's remarkable seven-year unbeaten run.... More »

Bike Accident Paralyzes Boxer Paul Williams

2-time welterweight titlist's career over: doctors

(Newser) - Paul Williams' boxing days are over: The two-time welterweight titlist will never walk again, his doctors say, according to his manager. Williams was paralyzed below the waist in an Atlanta motorcycle accident while en route to his brother's house to prepare for another brother's wedding Sunday morning, his... More »

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