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  • Mayweather remains unbeaten, despite bite complaint Sep 14, 2014 12:37 AM
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to allow Marcos Maidana to turn their rematch into a brawl, boxing masterfully to win a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday night in their welterweight title fight. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 47 pro fights, drawing upon his 18 years of experience and frustrating Maidana the entire night. The fight was a marked contrast to their first bout in May, when Maidana roughed Mayweather up in a close fight.

     
  • Pacquiao has Algieri next, but Floyd is out there Sep 5, 2014 7:30 PM
    Even as Manny Pacquiao prepares for undefeated junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, the name Floyd Mayweather is never far away. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight crown on No. 22 in Macau, the 64th bout of a career that includes titles in eight divisions. None of those has been against the undefeated Mayweather.

     
  • Champion boxer from Palatine looking to go pro Aug 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    As a 17-year-old, Javier Rivera of Palatine was a Chicago Golden Gloves champion. Two years later, his trajectory in boxing is still progressing upward. The 19-year-old has risen to be a top fighter in his weight class, beating boxers far more experienced, and recently won the Ringside Tournament Championship. “For me to stay out of trouble, the way I would look at it was, ‘Stay after school and do sports.'" he said.

     
  • Pacquiao returns to ring Nov. 22 in Macau Jul 16, 2014 5:33 PM
    Manny Pacquiao will return to China for his next fight, taking on Chris Algieri in the gambling enclave of Macau.

     
  • Boxer De La Hoya reflects on his career Jul 9, 2014 5:18 PM
    He was the Golden Boy, a fighter who brought in fans for decades after winning a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics. Oscar De La Hoya fought 45 times in 16 years as a pro, winning 39 of them along his way to titles in six different weight classes. He made millions, and his huge fan base made other fighters who beat him stars in their own right. But success came at a price, including two stints in rehab for alcohol abuse, which De La Hoya says plagued him since his youth in East Los Angeles

     
  • Manny Pacquiao to fight in November, likely Macau May 20, 2014 5:33 PM
    Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring in November, most likely in Macau, and has signed a new two-year contract with promoter Bob Arum that could take him to the end of his career. Arum said Tuesday that Juan Manuel Marquez is his first choice for Pacquiao’s next fight, but other fighters — including Amir Khan — could be in the mix. A lot, he said, depends on whether Oscar De La Hoya emerges victorious in a power struggle within Golden Boy Promotions with his estranged CEO, Richard Schaefer. “If Oscar takes over the company like he’s talking about, we’re open to those guys also,” Arum told The Associated Press.

     
  • Mike North video: Mayweather’s $32 million dollar payday May 7, 2014 9:16 AM
    Mike North doesn’t plan on buying any more fights, especially by Floyd Mayweather, unless they can start at a time people in the Midwest and East Coast can see them at a more reasonable time.

     
  • St. Charles nixes all-ages mixed martial arts show May 6, 2014 6:04 AM
    St. Charles aldermen spiked an all-ages MMA show Monday night. Alcohol service and an unusual request for an outdoor venue were leading concerns. “We want to make this a family experience,” promoter Rob Tovar said. “It's not just some bar fight. Our goal is not to just come here and have quick ticket sales. Our goal was to make sure we are bringing business into the local stores and showcase the city.”

     
  • Clippers hold off Warriors 126-121 to win Game 7 May 4, 2014 1:30 AM
    Blake Griffin scored 24 points, Chris Paul had 22 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their thrilling first-round playoff series.

     
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins a tough fight May 4, 2014 1:02 AM
    Marcos Maidana did everything but beat Floyd Mayweather Jr., taking him 12 tough rounds before losing a majority decision. Mayweather remained unbeaten Saturday night, but not by much. Maidana swarmed all over him from the opening bell and gave him perhaps his toughest fight in a 16-year professional career. In the end, though, Mayweather got the win — just as he did in his previous 45 fights. He retained his welterweight title by winning 117-111 on one score card and 116-112 on another. A third judge had it even at 114-114.

     
  • Prizefighter Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76 Apr 20, 2014 6:31 PM
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other injustices.

     
  • Bradley, Pacquiao look for decisive win in rematch Apr 11, 2014 6:53 PM
    Timothy Bradley never imagined he would have to avenge a victory. When the welterweight champion defeated Manny Pacquiao two years ago on two injured feet, he thought for an instant that he had reached the pinnacle of boxing. He hadn’t even left the MGM Grand Garden ring before learning that practically nobody agreed with the two judges who gave him that split decision.

     
  • Australia’s Leapai up next for Klitschko Feb 3, 2014 5:00 PM
    Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Australian challenger Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany, on April 26. Klitschko’s management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighter’s 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBO’s mandatory challenger. The 34-year-old, who was born in Samoa, has a 30-4-3 record with 24 knockouts since turning professional in 2004. Leapai says, “I’ll beat Wladimir and it won’t even be my toughest fight.” The 37-year-old Klitschko, who comfortably defeated Alexander Povetkin of Russia in Moscow last October, is 61-3 with 52 KOs. Klitschko’s older brother Vitali, the former WBC champion, stepped back from boxing to concentrate on politics in their native Ukraine.

     
  • Mike North Video: Which NFL teams will win this weekend Jan 2, 2014 9:54 AM
    Mike North picks his winners for the NFL matchups this weekend.

     
  • Mike North Video: NFL regular season is over; Black Monday firings begin Dec 30, 2013 2:17 PM
    Black Monday in the NFL comes with several coaches losing their jobs. The Vikings let Leslie Frazier go while the Redskins fired Mike Shanahan. Much to the consternation of the Cleveland players, coach Rob Chudzinski was ousted.

     
  • Mike North Video: “Grudge Match” a must-see Dec 19, 2013 9:51 AM
    Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone both got in shape to do the new boxing movie “Grudge Match,” and it looks like it will be worth seeing.

     
  • Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision Nov 24, 2013 12:53 AM
    Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title. It was an emotional victory for Pacquiao after the devastating typhoon in his home nation of the Philippines.

     
  • Rios camp confident against Pacquiao ahead of bout Nov 22, 2013 11:26 PM
    Robert Garcia, the trainer of Brandon Rios, said Friday that Manny Pacquiao is showing signs of coming to the end of his career and vulnerable in the WBO international welterweight title fight.

     
  • Cops, civic leaders punch it out for charity Oct 27, 2013 11:20 PM
    Police officers and civic leaders from Aurora, Elgin and other suburban communities put on headgear and padded gloves Sunday night and duked it out in the ring for charity. The boxers, a group that included Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas and Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda, helped raise money for a youth scholarship program organized by the Aurora chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association.

     
  • Mayweather dominates for easy decision Sep 15, 2013 1:04 AM
    Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.

     
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