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  1. Looking back on 10 years at ringside

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Time flies, and last week's festivities at the MGM Grand brought home a sudden realization that Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s master class on Saturday night came 10 years and one day after my first credentialed fight. There were a fair few differences be...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  2. Ishe Smith is where he hoped to be

    Kieran Mulvaney

    On a personal level, fight week is a milestone of sorts because it marks 10 years since I was first credentialed for a fight. That fight was the rematch between Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley, and a few weeks before the bout, I was in Big Bear, Ca...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  3. Floyd Mayweathers Greatest Hits

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is going for the 45th victory of his professional career, and on his way to the top, he's beating some pretty tough opponents.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  4. Mayweather: 'I'll be totally different'

    Kieran Mulvaney

    It has become the big Tuesday-of-fight-week tradition at the MGM Grand: The fighters make staged entrances to the casino and then, after talking with fans, they slip into a back room to sit down for a half hour or so with members of the media. Few...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. Marotta's dream for Nevada HOF takes form

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- Sin City is best known, in boxing terms, for its mega-events -- the high-stakes clashes that today headline Saturday nights at the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay and formerly brought regular doses of sanctioned violence to the likes of Caesa...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  6. Fighters stay calm as fathers create chaos

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- It was not exactly shaping up to be the most electrifying media conference of all time. Sponsors, promoters and broadcasters all took their turn at the podium, and the assembled media fidgeted and tweeted and waited for something interes...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. San Antonio's Leija says Canelo in tough

    Kieran Mulvaney

    It has been almost 15 years since he closed the book on his four-fight rivalry with Azumah Nelson by scoring a unanimous decision win at the very venue where Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout will face off on Saturday. But San Antonio's own Jesse James...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  8. De La Hoya helping Canelo stir San Antonio

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Security cleared a pathway for him, but Oscar De La Hoya darted away from it, toward the crowd, famous grin at the ready as he shook hands and signed autographs for the fans who screamed his name. Bob Arum doesn't get welcomes like that. But then,...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  9. Putting Hopkins' longevity in perspective

    Kieran Mulvaney

    First, the caveat: Purely from the perspective of its immediate importance in the world of boxing rankings, what Bernard Hopkins did at age 48 to Tavoris Cloud in New York on Saturday night was of less significance than what he meted out to Jean P...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  10. Cinco de Mayo: Five from 5/5

    Kieran Mulvaney

    On Saturday, boxing fans will celebrate the Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo by watching an American and a Puerto Rican do battle in the Nevada desert. More than anybody else, Oscar De La Hoya -- an American of Mexican descent -- popularized Cinco d...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  11. A brief history of MGM and Money May

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday's challenge of junior middleweight champ Miguel Cotto will be Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s sixth successive fight at the MGM Grand and his ninth overall. Here's one man's take on Mayweather's five most memorable appearances at what has become boxi...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  12. Arum talks Pacquiao past, future

    Kieran Mulvaney

    After Manny Pacquiao scored a disputed split-decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez in their second fight in March 2008, the cries were strong -- not just from the Marquez camp but from much of boxing fandom -- for a third fight to finally settle the ...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  13. Floyd: Arum's fault for fight-launch failures

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- As often as Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken on and beaten some big names in his career -- from Genaro Hernandez to Diego Corrales to Oscar De La Hoya -- critics have continued to point to the ones that got away: Kostya Tszyu, Antonio Marg...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  14. Mayweather has surprising ally in corner

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- Oscar De La Hoya questions the quality of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s opposition. Mayweather retorts by referring to De La Hoya's confessed drug and alcohol abuse and the infamous pictures of the Golden Boy in fishnets and heels -- ...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  15. How big is Pacquiao?

    Kieran Mulvaney

    As we watched the crush of people watching Manny Pacquiao's public workout Tuesday, I asked a couple of people whether they could think of any historical parallels. A couple did argue that, at his peak, Oscar De La Hoya was as big, at least in ...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  16. Quotes, Part 1

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. adviser Leonard Ellerbe: "Shane's gonna get what he's been asking for. The same way his boss [Oscar De La Hoya] got it." Bob Halloran of MGM pointed out to my buddy Dan Rafael in the crowd. "The best boxing writer in A...

    Blog | March 03, 2010