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Evander Holyfield: Boxing Is ‘Coming Back’

Evander Holyfield: Boxing Is ‘Coming Back’David R. Lutman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield believes that boxing is on its way back to the main stage. Holyfield said Friday that the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight next weekend, for which he's giving away one lucky seat beside him, is energizing the sport. "It's coming back," Holyfield told ABC Sports Radio. "Only thing I could do is hope for young guys to start working on the amateur program where we get these guys into boxing at a young age where they can be a little more mature and seasoned." Holyfield said the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship isn't the reason that boxing has taken a backseat. Instead, he thinks putting fights behind expensive cable networks is the reason it's fallen in prominence.  "Put boxing back on free television where the young kids will be able to say I think I want to do that," he explained. "You want to teach kids at a young age because that's where they learn how to box." "Instead of just saying I want to hit hard, I want to knock somebody out, they learn how to box," Holyfield continued.   As for the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight, Holyfield said that things can get interesting. "These guys are clever good boxers and if it does go the distance, I think it plays to Manny's advantage because he throws a lot of punches," Holyfield said.  "It's almost impossible to throw a lot of punches and not win the fight if both of them get hit and nobody gets knocked out." For more information on how you can get a seat next to the former heavyweight champion on May 2 in Las Vegas, click here. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mayweather/Pacquiao Closer to Reality

Mayweather/Pacquiao Closer to Reality Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The dream title fight between the two most popular and successful welterweight fighters may finally become a reality. According to Yahoo Sports, promoter Bob Arum told the site that Manny Pacquiao has "agreed to the terms" for a May 2 fight with Floyd Mayweather. ESPN's Dan Rafael reports that Arum has been working with Les Moonves, CEO of CBS -- with whom Mayweather has a contract to fight -- to negotiate the terms of the bout. However, Mayweather has not yet agreed to the terms. Mayweather is scheduled to make at least $30 million for each of the two remaining fights left on his contract with CBS. However, Rafael noted if Mayweather did fight Pacquiao, "he would make way, way more than that." The matchup has been discussed since late 2009 and almost was agreed upon, until Pacquiao disagreed with the drug testing terms that Mayweather requested at the time. If the fight is indeed on, it will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized with Mild Case of Pneumonia

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized with Mild Case of Pneumonia Jay Reilly/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia on Saturday night. Doctors caught the pneumonia early enough for Ali to be in stable condition, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said. "Muhammad Ali who suffers from Parkinson's Disease is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition," Gunnel told ABC News Radio. Gunnell would not release where Ali is being hospitalized and no other details are being released due to the Ali family's request for privacy. "Because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good, with a short hospital stay expected," Gunnel continued. Ali, 72, retired from boxing in 1981 and his last public appearance was at the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in September. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Pacquiao Defends Welterweight Title

Pacquiao Defends Welterweight Title Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images(MACAU) -- Manny Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri by unanimous decision Saturday to retain his welterweight title. Pacquiao dominated the fight, throwing 410 punches to Algieri's 212. Pacquiao connected on 187 punches and scored six knockdowns. Coming off such a dominating performance and now boasting a career record of (56-6-2, 38 KOs) some, such as ESPN's boxing analyst Bernardo Osuna, wonder if he has been impressive enough to fight fellow welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. "He needs to look impressive, because when he steps into the negotiating room for a potential fight against Floyd Mayweather in early 2015, he has got to have some leverage," Osuna said. The final scores from the judges were in favor of Pacquiao, 120-102, 119-103 and 119-103.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

49-Year-Old Hopkins Loses by Unanimous Decision

49-Year-Old Hopkins Loses by Unanimous Decision Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) -- Sergey Kovalev dominated through all 12 rounds of his light heavyweight bout with Bernard Hopkins, winning by unanimous decision to retain his WBO title on Saturday. The bout also unified the IBF and WBA belts which Hopkins previously held. "I give him a lot of respect," said Hopkins, the 49-year-old who turns 50 on Jan. 15. "We both would fight anyone and that's how we ended up here tonight. That's what brought us together. That's what the people want to see, one title, one belt, one champion." All three judges gave each of the 12 rounds to Kovalev who dedicated the win to his newborn son who was born while he was in training for the fight. "I'm very happy," Kovalev said. "This victory was for my son Aleksandr. I was very excited [Hopkins] didn't get into my head." The 31-year-old dropped Hopkins in the first round, setting the tone for a dominating performance. Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) continued to pound on the soon-to-be Hall of Famer, connecting on 166 of 585 punches (28 percent) while Hopkins connected on just 69 of 196 strikes (33 percent). Despite being dominated by a fighter nearly two decades younger, Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) said retirement is only a 50-50 possibility.  "I don't really want to say anything," noted Hopkins. "Everybody will have a long time to talk about my career when it is over. It's been 50-50 for the last nine years. I've done what I had to do. I'm fine. Really, I'm fine." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Mayweather Stays Perfect, Beats Maidana Again

Mayweather Stays Perfect, Beats Maidana Again Ethan Miller/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- In a rematch of one of the toughest fights in his professional career, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. controlled from the opening bell, beating Marcos Maidana in a unanimous decision on Saturday to retain his welterweight and junior middleweight world titles. Mayweather had previously defeated Maidana by majority decision in May. Mayweather was able to avoid the heavy hands of Maidana this time around, winning the fight 116-111, 116-111, and 115-112, upping his unblemished record to an impressive 47-0 (26 KOs).  "I think the difference was I didn't stay on the ropes and I did a lot of movement and turning," Mayweather said. "I felt sharper in the first fight. My rhythm was a little off. I gave myself a C, C-minus. I thought I could have done a lot better. I got hit with some shots I shouldn't have." Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) did pin the champion against the ropes in the fifth round, connecting on a couple of right hands before Mayweather escaped. Following a clinch in the eighth round, Mayweather jumped back and complained to referee Kenny Bayless, later saying that Maidana bit three of his fingers on his left hand. The bite didn't hurt the pound-for-pound king, at least not on the stat sheet. Mayweather connected on 51 percent of his punches, landing 166 of the 326 punches thrown. After the fight, Mayweather said he has not ruled out a potential "superfight" with Manny Pacquiao.  "I'm gonna go and talk to my team and see what the future holds," Mayweather said. "I don't know who I'm fighting in May but I expect to fight in May. Manny Pacquiao needs to focus on the guy in front of him. Once he gets past him, he can look to the future. If the Pacquiao fight presents itself let's make it happen." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Mayweather Planning to Retire in 2015

Mayweather Planning to Retire in 2015 FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- Prior to his welterweight title fight against Marcos Maidana this weekend, defending world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he is planning to retire at the end of his current six-fight contract. The fourth bout of that deal is this Saturday, meaning the conclusion of the contract could come in September 2015. "I only got two more fights left and after the next two fights I just want to build the Mayweather Promotions brand," Mayweather said. "I'll still work with my stable of fighters, still build the Mayweather Promotions brand," he said. "We have young fighters that we work with." The 37-year-old is 46-0 in his professional career with 26 knockouts while holding the claim as boxing's pound-for-pound king. This past May, Mayweather beat Maidana by majority decision. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

De La Hoya Inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

De La Hoya Inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame Al Bello/Getty Images(CANASTOTA, N.Y.) -- Oscar De La Hoya was one of twelve members inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday, outside of Syracuse, N.Y. De La Hoya won 10 world titles, in six different weight classes, while also becoming an Olympic Champion in the 1992 Summer Games. Also inducted were two former boxers, Felix "Tito" Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe, along with George Chaney, Charles Ledoux, Mike O'Dowd, Tom Allen, promoter Barry Hearn, referees Richard Steele and Eugene Corri, journalist Graham Houston, and Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer. De La Hoya posted an amateur record of 223-5 with 153 knockouts before turning pro in 1992, following his Olympic gold in the lightweight division. The "Golden Boy" went 39-6 as a professional with 30 knockouts in his career. He won his first championship belt, the WBO super-featherweight, in just his 12th bout before winning titles in the lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight division. "Today marks an incredible personal achievement," said De La Hoya. "But it is only the latest milestone that never would have been possible without my family, my friends and, most of all, my fans."  He established Golden Boy Promotions in 2002 before retiring in 2008 after a loss to Manny Pacquiao. The 25th Hall of Fame class was selected by members of the Boxers Writing Association as well as a panel of international boxing historians. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Miguel Cotto Wins Middleweight Title via TKO

Miguel Cotto Wins Middleweight Title via TKO Rich Schultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In front of 21,090 fans at Madison Square Garden, Miguel Cotto was dominant as ever earning the WBC Middleweight title with a 10th round technical knockout of Sergio Martinez. With the win, Cotto becomes the first Puerto Rican boxer to win four titles at four different weigh classes. "Happiest day of my life," said Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) after the fight.. "This is the biggest achievement of my professional career." Cotto controlled the fight from the opening bell, knocking down Martinez three times in the first round. That eventually led to another knockdown in the ninth. Martinez was still sitting on his stool prior to the tenth round when trainer Pablo Sarmiento did not let him continue and referee Michael Griffin called a stop to the bout. The 32-year-old has won title belts and junior welterweight, welterweight, junior middleweight, and now middleweight. At the time of the stoppage Cotto was also up on the scorecard, 90-77, winning every round. The win brough Cotto to 8-1 all-time in Madison Square Garden. His promoter, Top Rank's Bob Arum, has said the first title defense is being planned for December, also at MSG. Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) was making his seventh title defense, and fighting for the first time in 14 months. The 39-year-old Venezuelan has had surgery on his right knee in each of his previous two bouts, also breaking his left hand in each of the two previous fights. Those injuries, and his age, have prompted many to speculate that Martinez may be closing out his career. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bernard Hopkins Makes History

Bernard Hopkins Makes HistoryElsa/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Bernard Hopkins added another title to his resume on Saturday night after he defeated Beibut Shumenov to unify light heavyweight world titles at the D.C. Armory. Hopkins, 49, landed 93 pun...

Anderson Silva Undergoes Surgery on Broken Left Leg

Anderson Silva Undergoes Surgery on Broken Left LegJeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- After breaking his left leg during Saturday night's fight against Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva underwent surgery at a Las Vegas hospital. The operation was performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC'...

Manny Pacquiao Defeats Brandon Rios By Unanimous Decision

Manny Pacquiao Defeats Brandon Rios By Unanimous DecisionJeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images(MACAU) -- Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2; 38 KO) defeated Brandon Rios (31-2-1; 23KO) by unanimous decision on Sunday in his first match since losing to Juan Manuel Marquez last December.Pacquiao dominated the fight from the openin...

Floyd Mayweather Remains Unbeaten With Win Over Canelo Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather Remains Unbeaten With Win Over Canelo AlvarezESPN(LAS VEGAS) --WBA Super light middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. dominated Canelo Alvarez Saturday night to win the WBC light middleweight championship.The 36-year-old Mayweather won via decision, with two judges scoring the fight 117-111 a...

Tommy Morrison Dead at 44

Tommy Morrison Dead at 44(NEW YORK) -- Tommy Morrison, the former WBO heavyweight champion, passed away at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 44 Sunday night. Morrison won the heavyweight title in 1993 when he defeated George Foreman. Morrison was scheduled to defend ...

Jesus Soto Karass Defeats Andre Berto Via TKO In 12th Round

Jesus Soto Karass Defeats Andre Berto Via TKO In 12th RoundRonald Martinez/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Jesus Soto Karass (28-8-3, 18KOs) stopped two-time champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22KOs) in the 12th round of their welterweight fight Saturday night.Berto took control of the fight ea...

Golovkin Retains Titles With 3rd Round KO Of Macklin

Golovkin Retains Titles With 3rd Round KO Of MacklinVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images(LEDYARD, Conn.) -- WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin stopped Matthew Macklin in the third round Saturday night to retain his titles.The 31-year-old Golovkin sent Macklin crashing to the canvas with a left ...

Mikey Garcia Stops Juan Manuel Lopez In The Fourth Round

Mikey Garcia Stops Juan Manuel Lopez In The Fourth RoundTom Pennington/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Despite having to vacate his WBO featherweight championship after failing to make weight, Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27KOs) stopped Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3) in the fourth round Saturday night at the American Airlines Are...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Robert Guerrero

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Robert GuerreroAl Bello/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Robert Guerrero with a unanimous 12-round decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas to retain his WBC welterweight championship. All three judges scored the figh...

Rigondeaux Wins WBO Super Bantamweight Championship

Rigondeaux Wins WBO Super Bantamweight ChampionshipAl Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0) captured the WBO super bantamweight title with a unanimously decision over Nonito Donaire (31-2) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday night....

Hokpins Wins IBF Light Heavyweight Championship At Age 48

Hokpins Wins IBF Light Heavyweight Championship At Age 48Elsa/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins won the IBF light heavyweight title on Saturday night with a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud at the Barcalys Center in Brooklyn. With the victory, Hopki...
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