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Victor Ortiz (L) falls towards the canvas after being hit with a right from Floyd Mayweather

Victor Ortiz, a controversial knockout victim at the hands of unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, began pushing the case on Monday for a chance to regain the welterweight title in a rematch.

  • Mayweather preaches patience ahead of … Reuters - Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. hits a punching bag during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas

    (Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will take his time and "be smart" when he faces Marcos Maidana of Argentina for their welterweight title unification in Las Vegas next week. Mayweather, who has a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts, is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters …

  • Boxing-Mayweather preaches patience … Reuters - Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will take his time and "be smart" when he faces Marcos Maidana of Argentina for their welterweight title unification in Las Vegas next week. Mayweather, who has a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts, is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters of all time …

  • Best and worst sporting comebacks Reuters - Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Former Formula One champion Lauda of Austria follows the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit

    (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. Some do it for the money, some to complete unfinished business and others for the pure love of sport...

  • FACTBOX-Best and worst sporting com … Reuters - Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about … More »FACTBOX-Best and worst sporting com …

    For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of the most successful and least successful sporting comebacks. Niki Lauda Lauda won …

  • Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title with TKO
    Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title … AP - Sports - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday.  … More »Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title …

    Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title with TKO

    Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday. Yamanaka sent Jamoye to the canvas with a powerful blow to the abdomen and the referee stopped the bout 11 seconds into the ninth round at Osaka-Jo Hall.  …

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. Media Workout
    Has Floyd Mayweather grown up or simply … Yahoo Sports - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    With his career winding down, Mayweather is much more introspective about his choices nowadays. More »Has Floyd Mayweather grown up or simply …

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. Media Workout

    With his career winding down, Mayweather is much more introspective about his choices nowadays.

  • Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference
    Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news … AP - Sports - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex … More »Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news …

    Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex Leapai - demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.

  • Nonito Donaire
    Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back … Yahoo PH Sports - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Big time boxing will be making it’s way back to the Cotai Arena in Macau and another Filipino star will be in the main event. More »Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back …

    Nonito Donaire

    Big time boxing will be making it’s way back to the Cotai Arena in Macau and another Filipino star will be in the main event.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig attempts to make a diving catch of a fly ball off the bat of Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips during their MLB Cactus League spring training baseball game in Glendale
    Baseball star stands accused in journey … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    As young Cuban slugger Yasiel Puig is earning millions on the baseball field with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a bizarre story of how the talented player escaped from the … More »Baseball star stands accused in journey …

    Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig attempts to make a diving catch of a fly ball off the bat of Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips during their MLB Cactus League spring training baseball game in Glendale

    As young Cuban slugger Yasiel Puig is earning millions on the baseball field with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a bizarre story of how the talented player escaped from the Communist-ruled island country is unfolding in U.S. court documents. Puig ran a gauntlet of fast boats, Mexican drug smugglers and even death threats in …

  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, … Reuters - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    By Cameron French and Emily Flitter TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and … More »Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, …

    By Cameron French and Emily Flitter TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis. …

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