Worst-kept secret in boxing made official; it’s Mayweather vs. Maidana II on Sept. 13

The worst-kept secret in boxing was made official Thursday when Floyd Mayweather tweeted that he will face Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 for Mayweather’s WBC and WBA welterweight titles in a rematch of their fight two months ago. Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) won that fight on May 3 by majority decision against Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs), but most of the media agreed it was one of the toughest fights the undefeated two-division champion has had in the last decade. Mayweather’s tweet came in the form of a photo with the caption: “Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 on September 13, Live...

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Amir Khan arrested on suspicion of assault and then bailed shortly after

Former junior welterweight titleholder and current welterweight contender Amir Khan was arrested and released on bail on suspicion of two assaults, according to a report from Reuters. “Just before 1.30am on Friday 4 July 2014 police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton,” the statement read. “Officers discovered two 19-year-old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious. “A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two assaults and has been bailed until mid-July pending further enquiries.” Khan downplayed the incident on his Twitter account, and hasn’t brought it up again: All nonsense please don’t believe...

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California lawmakers honor boxer Oscar De La Hoya

California lawmakers on Thursday honored Oscar De La Hoya, nicknamed the Golden Boy of boxing, for his leadership and contributions to the state. De La Hoya, the son of Mexican immigrants, received proclamations from Sen. Kevin de Leon and former Assembly Speaker John Perez, both Democrats from Los Angeles. They said De La Hoya has helped California’s economy by creating Golden Boy Promotions, the nation’s first boxing promotional company owned by a Hispanic-American. He also has invested in his community of East Los Angeles by establishing a foundation to support a charter school, a medical center and after-school programs...

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Terence Crawford scores TKO victory against Yuriorkis Gamboa; retains WBO lightweight belt

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Terence “Bud” Crawford stopped Yuriorkis Gamboa in the ninth round Saturday night to successfully defend his WBO lightweight belt in a match of unbeatens. Crawford wobbled Gamboa with a left and knocked him down with another left earlier in the ninth, then connected with a right to the chin at the 2:53 mark, prompting referee Gino Rodriguez to call the fight. As Rodriguez waved his arms, Crawford ran to a neutral corner and jumped on the shoulders of co-manager Brian McIntyre. The 26-year-old Crawford (24-0, 17 knockouts) was fighting in his hometown for the first...

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