This weekend, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will take on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a highly anticipated fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Alvarez works with Golden Boy Promotions, the company whose president is ex-fighter Oscar De La Hoya, one of the richest/most famous/handsomest boxers of all time. Just a sexy, sexy man. De La Hoya, though, announced today that he’ll miss the bout to check himself into rehab; he’s talked in the past about having problems with alcohol and other drugs. It’s the second time this has happened before a big fight he was promoting.
The fight will continue as planned, as will sales of De La Hoya’s self-titled 2000 Latin pop album.
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- At least 24 homes have been lost and one firefighter killed as dozens of wildfires continue to ravage drought-stricken California.