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Boxing: Home from home as Garcia defends crown against Herrera

Undefeated Danny Garcia defends his two light welterweight world titles on Saturday against fellow American Mauricio Herrera in a return to his family's homeland of Puerto Rico. Garcia risks the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns against a 33-year-old Californian in his first world title bout. "I'm not coming here to lose my title," Garcia said. "I'm going to come and defend like always. I'm going to win for my people in Puerto Rico.

Boxing: Home from home as Garcia defends crown against Herrera

Undefeated Danny Garcia defends his two light welterweight world titles on Saturday against fellow American Mauricio Herrera in a return to his family's homeland of Puerto Rico. Garcia risks the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns against a 33-year-old Californian in his first world title bout. "I'm not coming here to lose my title," Garcia said. "I'm going to come and defend like always. I'm going to win for my people in Puerto Rico.

Boxing: Alvarez back as Molina, Santa Cruz defend titles

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez returns to the ring after suffering his first career loss to Floyd Mayweather, fighting Saturday on a card that includes two Mexican compatriots defending world titles. Former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association champion Alvarez, 42-1-1 with 30 knockouts, will face countryman Alfredo Angulo, 22-3 with 18 knockouts. Alvarez, whose nickname means "cinnamon" in Spanish, lost a majority decision and his crowns to unbeaten US star Mayweather last September.

Boxing: Khan hits out at Mayweather after snub

Amir Khan unleashed a flurry of verbal jabs Tuesday at Floyd Mayweather after the unbeaten American passed him over for a lucrative May 3 bout and chose Argentina's Marcos Maidana. Mayweather, 45-0 with 26 knockouts, said Monday -- his 37th birthday -- that he would defend his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council light-middleweight crowns against Maidana, 35-3 with 31 knockouts, and not Khan.

Boxing: Mayweather hints name of next foe could come this week

Unbeaten US fighter Floyd Mayweather hinted that the identity of his next foe, speculated to be Britain's Amir Khan, could be revealed this week. In a report Tuesday on the MLive Media Group website from Mayweather's home state of Michigan, Mayweather was quoted as saying last week that this week could be a big one. Asked about his fight future on November 27, Mayweather said, "Next week. I'm looking forward to next week. But as for me right now I'm not thinking about boxing."

Boxing: Mundine eyes Mayweather after beating Mosley

Former Australian rugby league star turned boxer Anthony Mundine is eyeing a bout with Floyd Mayweather as the ultimate prize after beating superstar "Sugar" Shane Mosley. Mundine emerged the winner at Sydney's Allphones Arena on Wednesday evening against the veteran American fighter when Mosley retired after the sixth round with severe back spasms. It was the biggest scalp of Mundine's career, earning him the vacant WBA International super welterweight title on a technical knockout, and the peerless Mayweather, with an unbeaten 45-0 record, is now in his sights.

Boxing: Champ snubbed by Khan says he would have beaten Brit

Britain's Amir Khan snubbed world welterweight champion Devon Alexander for a title fight next month as speculation continues that Khan will be the next opponent for unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in May. Now International Boxing Federation champion Alexander, a 26-year-old US southpaw, has fired back at Khan ahead of his December 7 title defense at Brooklyn against unbeaten compatriot Shawn Porter. "They felt I was a big risk, that I was too much for him right now," Alexander said Tuesday of Khan's camp.

Boxing: More needed from Khan, trainer believes

Amir Khan needs to re-dedicate himself to boxing if he is to have any hope of achieving his stated ambition of defeating the sport's superstar Floyd Mayweather, his trainer believes. The British boxer is down to take on IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander in December with a potential bout against Mayweather in his sights after that. Khan, 26, was ringside in Las Vegas at the weekend to see Mayweather stretch his record to 45-0 with a majority decision win over Saul Alvarez for the WBC and WBA light-middleweight titles.

Boxing: Guerrero firearm possession charge dropped

Boxer Robert Guerrero, coming off a loss 10 days ago to unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, had all firearm possession charges against him dropped on Tuesday in a New York State Supreme Court hearing. Guerrero was arrested March 28 for allegedly trying to take a handgun on a plane to Las Vegas at John F. Kennedy Airport. At the hearing, Guerrero pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined $250 as well as ordered to perform 50 hours of community service, which he will be allowed to do in his home state of California.

Mayweather beats Guerrero for WBC welterweight title

U.S. Sports Desk, May 5 (EFE).- U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated by a unanimous decision his countryman Robert Guerrero, staying undefeated and retaining the welterweight title of the World Boxing Council, or WBC. The bout - an agreed-to maximum of 12 rounds - Saturday night was all Mayweather, who had not boxed in more than a year and who didn't seem to feel his absence from the ring at all. He put on a real boxing lesson, despite the fact that he injured his right hand early on, the same hand he used to give Guerrero quite a punishing.
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