Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A semiretired poker insider, Shelton used to run the high-stakes cash games at the World Series for Jack and Benny Binion at the Horseshoe downtown.
Shelton likes to say he has no larceny in his heart, but he does have a good deal of hustle in there. That’s probably why he has been a confidant to the gambling world’s outlaws as well as its straight-laced corporate executives.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Pacquiao, seeking a world title in a seventh weight class in the welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, has the speed.
Cotto, with his naturally larger frame, brings the power.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Roach has developed a knack for making just the right remark to get into the heads of his opposition before a fight, for playing those mind games — “pushing the barriers, planting seeds,” as ringside color commentator John Lennon put it.
Friday, November 6, 2009
The strategy was to replicate the hot and humid conditions in Tampa, Fla., where Cotto spent the bulk of his training camp before a late swing to the West Coast.
Here at the Pound 4 Pound, a clean, well-lighted place that kisses L.A.’s historic South Carthay neighborhood, Cotto was putting the finishing touches on preparations for his Nov. 14 showdown against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand.
Monday, November 2, 2009
It did not even take place inside the ring.
Rather, it took place deep on the nontelevised portion of the undercard, just outside the ropes, where Mike Tyson was handling the color commentary for the Internet pay-per-view feed of the preliminary bouts on promoter Don King’s Web site.