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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28:  Bernard Hopkins looks on as he enters the ring to fight against Chad Dawsonduring their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hopkins-Kovalev Fight Coming To Atlantic City

Bernard Hopkins just keeps on defying his age.

08/26/2014

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Brotherly Love: Kids Learn Boxing In Jack’s Honor

The Jack Costello Boxing Club teaches children ages 9 and up. Those students are also learning self-confidence they’ll take into adulthood.

08/19/2014

Documentary subjects Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson from 'Champs', during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Monarch Room on April 19, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Keidel: No Holy War For Holyfield

Mike Tyson has been chosen to present Evander Holyfield for his induction into Nevada’s Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, in, of course, Las Vegas, the scene of many crimes, factual and fictional.

07/25/2014

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Floyd Mayweather And Marcos Maidana Meet In New York

On Monday, at Marriott Marquis in Times Square, Mayweather and Maidana kicked off a five-city, four-day media announcing the Mayweather-Marcos rematch on September 13, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

07/14/2014

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Saul “Canelo” Alvarez

Here is a list of five things you didn’t know about Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

07/11/2014

Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/11/2014

Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

(R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocks back Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather took Maidana's title with a majority-decision victory. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather Gives Marcos Maidana A Rematch

Marcos Maidana certainly rattled the 37-year-old WBC/WBA welterweight world champion in their May 3rd fight—enough so that Mayweather was willing to listen to the clamor for a rematch and announced today that he’s granting Maidana another shot.

07/10/2014

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

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5 Pump Up Songs Athletes Use, And You Should Too (Part 1)

By: Adam Bloom Our Pre-Game Playlist series, that can be found at CBSLocalSports.com, features athletes sharing the music they’re currently listening to.  This includes songs they enjoy blasting in the car to music that relates to their […]

06/20/2014

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Local Champion Boxer Matthew Saad Muhammad Dies At 59

Former light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad, who was abandoned as a child and rose to become “one of the most exciting boxers of all time” and later an advocate for the homeless after a stay in a shelter himself, has died. He was 59.

05/27/2014

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Can Philly’s Darmani Rock Be The Next Muhammad Ali?

Raised on the hardcore streets of Germantown, so reluctant to throw a punch that he was the object of ridicule as a kid, 6-foot-4, 250-pound Rock has all the components to possibly represent the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

05/13/2014

(R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocks back Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather took Maidana's title with a majority-decision victory. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Mayweather Escapes With Win Over Maidana

Marcos Maidana did everything Saturday night but beat Floyd Mayweather, taking him 12 tough rounds before losing a majority decision.

05/04/2014

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his majority-decision victory over Canelo Alvarez in their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mayweather Readies For Maidana & Says Pacquiao Looked Like An Amateur

Floyd Mayweather feels confident, as he should, for his May 3rd challenge from Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. But there’s someone that always seems to haunt the undisputed best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and that’s the constant specter of Manny Pacquiao.

04/24/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Bernard Hopkins celebrates in the rign after defeating Beibut Shumenov in a 12 round split decision during their IBA Light Heavyweight Title fight on April 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mayweather Should Consider Hopkins Next

Bernard Hopkins wants it known he’s not chasing Floyd Mayweather, just that there is a viable option out there for a huge pay-per-view fight if the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world wants it.

04/21/2014

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