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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 27: Boxers, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on January 27, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Perfect Confluence Of Timing, Talent, History For Mayweather

Floyd, you’re great. While I can’t concede the greatest, and I wince when you compare yourself favorably to The Greatest (Muhammad Ali), I’ll give it that you’re the best of your time.

01/30/2015

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr attends the Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets NBA game, October 28, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  AFP  PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather Needs To Accept Pacquiao Fight This Time … Or Else

Floyd Mayweather will have to decide if he’s ready to fight Manny Pacquiao.

01/18/2015

MACAU - NOVEMBER 23: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines punches Chris Algieri of the United States during the WBO world welterweight title at The Venetian on November 23, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Keidel: Will Mayweather Accept Terms For Pacquiao Bout?

By every account, Manny Pacquiao has agreed to every nuance of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s demands, including rampant PED testing, a smaller share of the epic purse, and a lower perch on the glittering marquee.

01/16/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny And Mayweather In May?

With more dueling monologues than a presidential campaign, it’s sounding more and more like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight next year.

12/19/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri attend the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny Pacquiao Takes On Chris Algieri In Macau

Somewhere way on the right side of your globe, in the aorta of China, Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday, November 22.

11/21/2014

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Grand Imperial Poobah: It’s Time For Bernard Hopkins To Retire

The Grand Imperial Poobah explains why Bernard Hopkins should retire.

11/11/2014

Sergey Kovalev punches Bernard Hopkins during their IBF, WBA, & WBO Light Heavyweight title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on November 8, 2014 in Atlantic City.  (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sergey Kovalev Dominates Bernard Hopkins

The Russian expatriate picked and poked, but mostly stalked Hopkins in remaining undefeated in winning a very easy 12-round decision.

11/09/2014

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Bernard Hopkins Braces For Another Daunting Challenge

Bernard Hopkins addressed the media on his upcoming fight against Sergey Kovalev on November 8, at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

09/03/2014

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

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