The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday voted 5-0 to grant Floyd Mayweather Jr. a one-fight license to face Miguel Cotto on May 5 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
At this time, with the superfight between Mayweather and Pacquiao off the table, the Mayweather-Cotto match is considered the second best option for the sport and the financially struggling city of Las Vegas.
Don Cornelius is dead.
Don Cornelius, creator of “Soul Train,” has died after suffering a gunshot wound at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Wednesday morning. He was 75.
Los Angeles police confirmed with the AP that Cornelius died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers responded to a report of a shooting at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m.
He was later pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Cornelius hosted the long-running dance show, “Soul Train,” from 1971 until 1993. The show continued until 2006.