Tim Bradley ready for return against Vargas, trainer Morales (The Associated Press)

Bradley (31-1-1) steps back into the StubHub Center ring looking to bounce back from a winless 2014 and to reclaim the vacant WBO welterweight title he lost a year ago in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao. The WBO title is one of the belts Floyd Mayweather Jr. relinquished after he beat Pacquiao in May.
Mayweather-Pacquiao boosts casino winnings above $1 billion (The Associated Press):
FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Manny Pacquiao, right, from the Philippines, trades blows with Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Casinos will find out how much of a boon the Mayweather -Pacquiao fight was for Las Vegas' bottom line when the state releases its monthly data, Friday, June 26, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May, according to records released Friday. ''To hit a billion, we're pretty pleased,'' said Nevada Gaming Control Board analyst Michael Lawton. Gaming board statistics show a 3.3 percent year-over-year increase for May, and Strip casinos were up 1.4 percent, keeping $601.2 million of what gamblers wagered.


Boxing-'Golden' oldie De La Hoya '50-50' on fight comeback at 42 (Reuters):
Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya is considering a return to the ring at the age of 42 after overcoming substance abuse, the fighter told ESPN.com on Monday. De La Hoya, who quit boxing soon after retiring on his stool at the end of the eighth round of a lopsided 2008 defeat against Manny Pacquiao, said he was "50-50" about fighting again following two spells in rehab. "I feel amazing," De La Hoya said.

Boxing-Britain's Groves suffers head injury in boating accident (Reuters):
British boxer George Groves suffered a minor head injury in a boating accident on Monday but the incident will not impact his Las Vegas fight with Badou Jack for the WBC super-middleweight title, his management said. Groves has been training with the Royal Marines in Plymouth, on Britain's south-west coast, for the fight which is expected to take place in August or September. The 27-year-old, who was knocked out by Carl Froch in the WBA and IBF super-middleweight title fight last year, was taken to hospital for his injury but was released.

Malaysian fighter gifted chance at famed Wild Card gym (Reuters):
Malaysian fighter Muhamad Farkhan Mohd Haron almost threw in the towel two years ago but is now dreaming of a world title after being gifted a two-year training stint at the Wild Card Boxing Club by a generous royal. The opportunity to train at the world famous gym in Los Angeles, owned by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, comes courtesy of Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, a member of the Johor Royal family in Malaysia, who agreed to sponsor the stint. Farkhan, who had impressed the prince by knocking out former Asian champion Hendrik Aritonang in a March cruiserweight contest, will now have the chance to train with world champions such as Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto.

Boxing -Malaysian fighter gifted chance at famed Wild Card gym (Reuters):
Malaysian fighter Muhamad Farkhan Mohd Haron almost threw in the towel two years ago but is now dreaming of a world title after being gifted a two-year training stint at the Wild Card Boxing Club by a generous royal. The opportunity to train at the world famous gym in Los Angeles, owned by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, comes courtesy of Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, a member of the Johor Royal family in Malaysia, who agreed to sponsor the stint. Farkhan, who had impressed the prince by knocking out former Asian champion Hendrik Aritonang in a March cruiserweight contest, will now have the chance to train with world champions such as Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto.

Barthelemy stays unbeaten with victory over DeMarco (The Associated Press):
Rances Barthelemy beat Antonio DeMarco by unanimous decision on Sunday. Barthelemy, a Cuban defector who lives in Las Vegas, won all 10 rounds on the judges' scorecards, although he was deducted one point by referee Kenny Bayless for a low blow in the ninth. Barthelemy (23-0) was fighting at the 140-pound super lightweight limit for the second time after previously winning the IBF super featherweight title.
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