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  1. What we learned from Mayweather-Maidana

    Brett Okamoto

    Forty-six-and-oh. Floyd Mayweather remained perfect at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday thanks to a majority win over a surprisingly game Marcos Maidana. The fight wasn't quite what many expected, but it ultimately provided the expected result....

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  2. Pacquiao-Bradley II: What we learned

    Brett Okamoto

    Vindication. Hopefully that's what Manny Pacquiao felt on Saturday when he took back the welterweight belt he lost to Timothy Bradley Jr. in June 2012 due to one of the worst decisions the sport of boxing has seen in years. Pacquiao, 35, said prio...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  3. So ... what now for Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Canelo Alvarez was the right opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr. When trying to pinpoint what made this weekend the most successful in boxing since 2007, it might be as simple as that. Even before the fight started, it felt as though A...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. Putting Mayweather's age in perspective

    Brett Okamoto

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never lost a fight -- he also has never been so close to age 37. The No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world will celebrate his 37th birthday on Feb. 24 next year. Although Mayweather has shown few, if any, effects of age...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. Mayweather displeased with Guerrero fight

    Brett Okamoto

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't particularly known for humility, but when discussing his most recent performance against Robert Guerrero in May, he holds no punches. "I can rate myself," Mayweather said, at Wednesday's final press conference. "In the ...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  6. Guerrero says gun charge 'taken care of'

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Robert Guerrero says the gun charges stemming from a recent incident in New York are "taken care of," and haven't been a distraction as he prepares to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday. Guerrero, 30, ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  7. Lucas Matthysse floors Mike Dallas Jr. in 1st round, eyes Danny G...

    Brett Okamoto

    Interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse delivered a stunning first-round knockout of Mike Dallas Jr. on Saturday that should persuade boxing fans to get behind his request for a date against unified titlist Danny Garcia.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2013
  8. Saul Alvarez finishes Josesito Lopez, makes plea for Floyd Maywea...

    Brett Okamoto

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's destruction of Josesito Lopez emphasizes the point that it's time for the 22-year-old to fight the best in the world, whether he's truly ready to or not.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2012
  9. Dawson: Ward fight speaks for itself

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Under the cover of a rare rainfall, light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson slips into a nondescript boxing gym for his afternoon workout. No one will ever confuse a Dawson workout with that of a Floyd Mayweather Jr., who does his tra...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  10. Floyd Sr.: Pac loss won't stop megafight

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- For what it's worth, Floyd Mayweather Sr. thought Manny Pacquiao won. Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. reportedly wasn't able to watch Pacquiao lose a highly controversial split decision to Timothy Bradley Jr. on Saturday -- the fighter...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  11. Bradley wants no ifs, ands or butts

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Manny Paquiao declined to comment this week when asked if he believes that Timothy Bradley Jr., his opponent on Saturday, intentionally head-butts opponents in the ring. As is often the case, however, Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roac...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  12. No Floyd fight for Bradley, either?

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Timothy Bradley Jr. is confident he'll like the outcome Saturday when he challenges Manny Pacquiao for a welterweight title at the MGM Grand. He's not confident, however, that a win will lead him to Floyd Mayweather Jr. The undefea...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  13. Cotto proves, emphatically, he's not done

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- A single night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 26, 2008, nearly ruined the boxing career of Miguel Cotto. Nearly four years later, he proved to everyone it didn't take the best of him. Cotto has rarely looked the same since s...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  14. Floyd Mayweather -- It's 'basic common sense' that Manny Pacquiao...

    Brett Okamoto

    In a response that eventually drew applause from his entourage, Floyd Mayweather once again said it is "basic common sense" Manny Pacquiao has used performance-enhancing drugs and getting in the ring with him would be a risk to his future health.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  15. UFC's Dana White blames referee Joe Cortez in Floyd Mayweather-Vi...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC president Dana White heavily criticized referee Joe Cortez's handling of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz and said Mayweather did nothing wrong.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  16. 'Money'-Manny gamesmanship continues

    Brett Okamoto

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. selected the date of May 2, 2009, to hold a Las Vegas news conference announcing the end of his retirement -- the same day Manny Pacquiao was scheduled to fight Ricky Hatton in the same building. More than two years later, the t...

    Blog | September 07, 2011