Mayweather vs Ortiz weigh-in pictures and video

Tempers flared at the Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday night as the pair took to the scales ahead of their heavily promoted showdown this weekend.

There was a huge crowd turnout for WBC welterweight champion Ortiz who weighed in at 147lbs on the button, and hometown fighter Mayweather was roundly booed when he took to the scales to be recorded at 146.5lbs.

Bradley stripped of WBC belt

Former unified light-welterweight champion Tim Bradley has been stripped off his WBC belt for inactivity and desire to move up the weight classes.

It is the second time the Palm Springs native has been stripped of the title by the governing body after it was taken away in the same fashion when he refused to defend it against mandatory challenger Devon Alexander in 2009.

Ringside Round-Up

Kell Brook kept his world title ambitions on course with a comfortable points victory over Lovemore N'Dou in his home city of Sheffield, taking it by a clear 118-111 and 119-110 on two cards.

Brook now has 24 wins and no defeats, although he was unable to extend run of eight wins inside the distance against the wily veteran.

Khan: ‘We’re just waiting for Bradley answer’

WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has revealed that his proposed fight with WBC and WBO man Timothy Bradley is ready and waiting for the American to sign.

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Bradley: ‘Khan is not ready for me’

WBC and WBO man Tim Bradley has written off fellow light-welterweight Amir Khan’s chances in a future contest after watching the Bolton man’s defence against Paul McCloskey.

Bradley who unified the titles in a fight that was widely lamented for its quality, described Khan’s performance on Saturday night as similar ‘if not worse’.

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Khan: ‘Bradley’s been cheating’

WBA light-welterweight king Amir Khan has accused fellow title-holder Tim Bradley of ‘cheating’ his way to the belts.

Khan, who defends his title at the MEN Arena in Manchester against European champion Paul McCloskey in April, told Boxing Futures that a division decider with Tim Bradley would be his next duty after getting through Irishman McCloskey.

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Khan vs Bradley for July 23 in Vegas

The eagerly anticipated light-welterweight clash between WBA champ Amir Khan and WBC and WBO title holder Tim Bradley is expected to take place on July 23 in Las Vegas.

According to boxing website Boxingscene.com a deal in principal has already been reached between Bradley’s promoter Gary Shaw and Khan’s promoter Golden Boy with regards to the contest.

Froch: ‘Big night in London would be nice’

WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has spoken about the possibility of a world championship double-header with David Haye in May.

Froch who returns to the ring for his Super Six semi-final clash against Glen Johnson on May 21 has said he will fight anywhere but would like a British show for his fans.

Speaking in his column in the Nottingham Evening Post, Froch said:

Witter says Sky holding up Khan fight

Former light-welterweight champ Junior Witter yesterday revealed that he would be Amir Khan’s next opponent on April 16 at the MEN Arena and was just waiting on Sky to approve the fight.

Witter, who hasn’t fought since a 2009 failed title challenge against recently dethroned WBC ruler Devon Alexander, told Steve Bunce on his BBC London radio show that the deal to fight Khan was ‘done’.

The ‘Real’ Fighter: Micky Ward

‘Irish’ Micky Ward is now a household name, a feat the blue-collar hero never achieved during his boxing days. Immortalised in a movie biopic, the unassuming fighter and Pride of Lowell, Massachusetts, is now a big screen draw.