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Lennox Lewis to be Inducted into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Sat. Aug. 8, 2015 at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV. — Superstar heavyweight LENNOX LEWIS, the last undisputed heavyweight champion and who won an Olympic gold medal with a victory over Riddick Bowe and scored professional victories over boxing legends such as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko, confirmed Wednesday that he will return to Las Vegas this weekend to attend the Nevada Boxing Hall of ... Read More »

Nevada Boxing HOF Internet Radio Station Goes on the Air TODAY!

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 6, 2015) — The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame will unveil its internet radio station, iNVBH, as part of its Induction week festivities at Caesars Palace. The broadcasts will begin Today! at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT and culminate with a live stream of the Induction Ceremony Saturday night. A variety of hosts will man ... Read More »

Mike Tyson to Present Muhammad Ali for Nevada Boxing HOF Induction


LAS VEGAS, NEV. (July 31, 2015) — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson became the latest mega-star to announce that he will attend the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction gala, which will take place in eight days, Next Saturday! August 8, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Tyson, a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s inaugural ... Read More »

Rosie Perez & Al Bernstein Host Nevada Boxing HOF Gala – Aug 8, Caesars Palace

LAS VEGAS, NV (July 29, 2015) — Rich Marotta, the president and chief executive officer of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday that Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez and International Boxing Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner on Saturday, August ... Read More »

Sugar Ray Leonard to Present at Nevada Boxing HOF Gala – Aug 8 at Caesars Palace

LAS VEGAS, NV. (July 28, 2015) — Rich Marotta, the president and CEO of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday that legendary champion Sugar Ray Leonard has confirmed his attendance at the third annual induction gala on Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace. Leonard, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist, was a member of the inaugural class of NVBHOF ... Read More »



LAS VEGAS, NV (July 23, 2015) — Unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. made it three in a row when he was chosen as the Nevada Fighter of the Year once again by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Mayweather also won the award in 2013 and 2014. The annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala will be held ... Read More »



LAS VEGAS, NV (July 15, 2015) — Marco Antonio Barrera, a fierce competitor whose nickname of ‘The Baby Faced Assassin’ defined his fighting style, confirmed that he will attend the third Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony, Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace. He will be among the other notable boxers who have confirmed their attendance, including Marvelous Marvin ... Read More »



LAS VEGAS, NEV (November 18, 2013) — Boxing’s royalty will be in Las Vegas this week talking about the historic 12-round welterweight showdown between Fighter of the Decade MANNY PACQUIAO and former world champion BRANDON RIOS. Broadcasting throughout the day Live from the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium inside The Palazzo Las Vegas — sister property of the The Venetian Macao, the ... Read More »



BOB ARUM: Welcome to the new global age, where fights take place around the world and promotions kick in as if we were still in Las Vegas. On Thursday and Friday we will have Radio Row broadcasting live from the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium inside The Palazzo Las Vegas resort. Thirteen national and regional radio shows are participating and we’ll have ... Read More »


Bernard Hopkins

LOS ANGELES, June 22 – It’s a night of legends on the Sunday, June 23 edition of Golden Boy Classics on FOX Deportes headlined by the ageless wonder of the fight game, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins. Golden Boy Classics will preview the match-up on June 23 which will air on FOX Deportes at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT. In the ... Read More »

El Terrible, finalmente


I started to write about boxing because of Erik “El Terrible” Morales, whose face, along with those of Israel Vazquez and Juan Manuel Marquez, is the first my mind associates with the word “prizefighter.” Morales was not my first favorite fighter. He wasn’t even my favorite fighter in his first two matches with fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera. Morales’ charms ... Read More »

Fretting already about Pacquiao-Marquez III

A friend visited me from Mexico last week. Between trips to Austin and strolls along the San Antonio River, we had occasion to watch a number of old Marco Antonio Barrera fights – the Junior Jones debacles and the classic trilogy with Erik Morales. But it was the first Manny Pacquiao fight that filled me with a dull sense of ... Read More »

A future sprinkled with Cinnamon

Marco Antonio Barrera has warned us about cases like Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. No, not by name – the way Juan Manuel Marquez just did – or by specific timeframe, either. Barrera’s warnings come only by implication: boxing was off Mexico’s public airwaves for most of the last decade, and that will have consequences. Boxing is back on Mexico’s airwaves, ... Read More »

Q & A with Robbie “The Bomber” Peden

After embarking on an outstanding amateur career Robbie “Bomber” Peden turned professional back in late 1996, nearly ten years later he retired aged aged 33. Having gone 25-4(14) the highlight coming in February 2005 when in a rare appearance in his home country of Australia he won the IBF Super Featherweight title when he stopped Nate Campbell in the eighth ... Read More »

Chavez Jr. shows his mettle and surprises the Irish

SAN ANTONIO – By the 10th round, Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was marching forward, legs wide, feet crossing over, left shoulder lowered and ready to fire a hook. He no longer respected John Duddy’s ability to hurt him at all. That says more about Chavez’s conditioning, chin and heart than it says about Duddy. Saturday night in the main ... Read More »

Encountering Barrera: Deregulation, bad experiences, and Edwin Valero

It’s easy to find a professional athlete who will talk to you about his strengths. It’s only slightly harder to find one who will tell you about his peers’ weaknesses. A professional athlete who will speak to you in good faith about his own weaknesses, though, is a rare thing. Those were my thoughts Thursday afternoon as I walked up ... Read More »

No fury yet: Chavez Jr. meets the press at Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO – The son of legendary Mexican prizefighter Julio Cesar Chavez was at the Alamodome Thursday morning. He shared the stage with Mexican prizefighting legend Marco Antonio Barrera. He posed for pictures with famous American prizefighters Jesse James Leija and Carlos Hernandez. His name was the most recognizable, though. Even if his resume was the shortest. Julio Cesar Chavez ... Read More »

Video: Marco Antonio Barrera

Legendary Marco Antonio Barrera discusses his “comeback” and his thoughts on Saturday night’s Mosley – Mayweather fight Watch Marco Antonio Barrera in Sports  |  View More Free Videos Online at Read More »

Don King Files Protest on Behalf of Marco Antonio Barrera

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.—Promoter Don King has filed a protest with the British Boxing Board of Control, World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Association on behalf of Marco Antonio Barrera claiming his accidental clash of heads with Amir Khan during the first round of their match should have resulted in the fight being ruled no contest. The five-time world champion Barrera ... Read More »

Barrera’s Khan game

Blame the time difference. For having made a trip to Las Vegas in October of 2007 to see Marco Antonio Barrera’s farewell fight against Manny Pacquiao, I promised myself I wouldn’t acknowledge Barrera’s recent comeback. Then a pay-per-view card with Amir Khan got scheduled for 1:00 p.m. PDT. And unintelligible nostalgia for Saturday matinees and Barrera got the better of ... Read More »


12 Rounds – WBA International & WBO Inter–Continental Lightweight Titles AMIR KHAN, Bolton, England, 19-1 (15 KOs), 134 ½ lbs. vs. “Baby Faced Assassin” MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA, Mexico City, Mexico, 65-6 (42 KOs), 135 lbs. 12 Rounds – Interim WBO Cruiserweight Title ENZO MACCARINELLI, Swansea, Wales, 29-2 (22 KOs), 199 ¼ lbs. vs. OLA “Kryptonite” AFOLABI, West Hills, California, USA, ... Read More »

Marco Antonio Barrera Conference call

JA Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Sports Network conference call hosted by Richard Maynard. My name is Jacob and I will be your coordinator for today’s conference. For the duration of the call, you will be on listen only. However, at the end of the call, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. If at ... Read More »

Barrera faces Wrath of Khan

HOBOKEN, N.J. (February 25, 2009) –The hype surrounding 22-year-old lightweight prospect Amir Khan may not be the same since his stunning first-round knockout loss to Breidis Prescott last September, but the 2004 Olympic silver medallist has the full confidence of his head trainer, Freddie Roach, as they prepare in Los Angeles for Khan’s showdown with multiple world champion “The Baby ... Read More »

Integrated Sports distributing Khan-Barrera PPV in North America

HOBOKEN, N.J. (February 13, 2009) – Integrated Sports will distribute a world-class pay-per-view card, headlined by Amir Khan versus “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, Saturday, March 14 live from The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Integrated Sports is distributing three 12-round championship bouts featured on the “Khan-Barrera” card, presented by Frank Warren, in North America for live ... Read More »

Barrera-Khan in the works?

Rumours are circulating Britain that Amir Khan will face Marco Antonio Barrera on 14 March in Birmingham, UK. If the proposed fight were to come off it would see Khan who won last month beating Oisin Fagan fight Mexican Legend Marco Antonio Barrera who recently returned from a short retirement. The show is also expected to include Enzo Maccarinelli, Nicky ... Read More »