Vegas Seven


  • Conversations

    Andre Ward Is Ready to Silence Doubters in Ward vs. Kovalev 2

    By Jason R. Latham

    A conversation with the light heavyweight champ

  • Features

    Modern-Day Gladiators

    By David G. Schwartz

    A look at the legendary fight nights Caesars Palace housed over the years.

  • Sports

    Seven Fights That Made Las Vegas the Boxing Capital of the World

    By Matt Jacob and Mike Grimala

    The Fan Man. The Bite Fight. The eight most ferocious minutes in boxing history. No city has hosted more legendary mega-fights than Las Vegas. Here are our seven favorites.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Jim Lampley

    By Matt Jacob

    The sportscaster who will call Mayweather-Pacquiao on how much the fight means to boxing, whose legacy is more on the line and dealing with ticket requests.

  • Sports

    Big Knockout Boxing Attempts to Bring ‘Fighting’ Back to the Sport

    By Brett Lawson

    The highlight of the promotion is what’s called “the pit”: a circle 17 feet in diameter with padded borders and no corners or ropes.

  • Seven Days

    Swayze’s Spirit Takes the Stage in Ghost the Musical

    By Bob Whitby

    Remember that scene in "Ghost" where Patrick Swayze is instructing Demi Moore in the fine art of shirtless clay molding? Yes, it’s included in the stage adaptation of the film, which opens Aug. 12 at the Smith Center.

  • Boxing

    Canelo vs. Angulo Marks Start of an Exciting Spring Boxing Lineup

    By Kel Dansby

    Boxing fans are gearing up for a busy spring of fights, with Las Vegas their destination of choice. The run begins with this Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez vs Alfredo Angulo bout, followed by Pacquiao vs Bradley in April and Mayweather vs Maidana in May.

  • Mike Tyson on His Many Lives, New and Old

    By Matt Jacob

    Editor’s Note: Former heavyweight champ—and longtime Las Vegas resident—Mike Tyson is back in the news with his soul-bearing book Undisputed Truth, scheduled to be released November 12, as well the Spike Lee-produced documentary of the same name, which is set to air November 16 on HBO. While doing press to promote both products, Tyson revealed […]

  • Sports

    Boxing Still King of the Money Ring

    By David G. Schwartz

    When undefeated WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. steps between the ropes on May 4 to take on challenger Robert Guerrero, it will be another in a long history of Las Vegas superfights. Just when boxing seems to be fading from the mainstream, it’s a reminder of its continuing importance here.

  • Canelo dominates Lopez, Martinez hangs on against Chavez Jr.

    It was a festive night for fights in the Fight Capital of the World Saturday as two major boxing cards took place in Sin City. Hispanic fans showed up in full force to celebrate a pair of Mexican stars, as well as Mexican Independence Day weekend.

  • People

    Best Hope for Boxing

    While the world’s top boxer, Las Vegan Floyd Mayweather, sits behind bars, a pair of up-and-coming pugilists plan to carry the sport for Las Vegas into the future—and they just happen to be brothers. Diego Magdaleno, 25 (pictured right), and Jesse Magdaleno, 20, are undefeated siblings quickly ascending the ranks. The elder Magdaleno (22-0, 7 KOs), named after Argentina soccer star Diego Maradona, won the NABF super featherweight title in January 2011 and has defended the belt four times. Little bro Jesse might be even better.

  • Community & Culture

    Best Karmic Turn of Events

    Unless the Mayan gods deliver a world-ending KO on Dec. 21, the biggest knockout were the “losses” by boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. What could have been the biggest and richest fight in the sport’s history all but went up in flames this summer, as the undefeated Las Vegas resident Mayweather went to jail for 87 days on reduced domestic-battery charges, and Pacquiao, the Filipino superstar, saw his 15-fight win streak stopped in a controversial split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley.

  • Nevada AG finds no criminal wrongdoing in Pacquiao-Bradley bout

    The rest of the world might still think Manny Pacquiao was robbed last month at the MGM Grand, but the Nevada’s state attorney general found nothing criminal about Timothy Bradley’s controversial split-decision victory over the Filipino superstar for the WBO welterweight title.

  • After review, WBO judges score fight for Pacquiao

    The World Boxing Organization can’t officially change anything in Manny Pacquiao’s favor, but a five-member international review panel stated on Wednesday what the majority of the world already thought: that the Filipino boxing sensation clearly won his June 9 bout against Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  • Senators pushing for boxing legislation

    On a day where the world's highest-paid athlete sat in jail, the sport's former pound-for-pound king officially announced plans for his Broadway show, perhaps the craziest news in boxing came when two senators introduced legislation on Monday to create a special commission to oversees all bouts in the United States and restore integrity to boxing.