Punch Drunk

Mayweather headlines Miami fight card

SAT 1/22

World Class Boxing is coming back to Miami with Top Rank's Showdown on the Bay at American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd.). The evening's junior welterweight feature pits undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. (31-0, 21 KOs) against Puerto Rican Henry Bruseles (21-2-1, 24 KOs) in a 12-round elimination bout. Mayweather, the undisputed shining star in this event, is moving up from the super featherweight ranks -- a division the five-foot-eight combination puncher has come to dominate since going pro at age 19. He won the World Boxing Council title belt in just his 18th bout, which fit nicely in his trophy case alongside the 1996 Olympic Bronze he earned in Atlanta. A win Saturday in Miami could vault the man (whom some call the best pound-for-pound fighter) into a summertime pay-per-view showdown with Arturo Gatti. The highest profile among the remaining bouts on the six-part card are a heavyweight match between Samuel "Nigerian Nightmare" Peter and Yanqui Diaz and a bantamweight rematch between Raul Marquez (33-3) and Genaro Garcia (32-4). Garcia took their first meeting in 2000. Tickets range from $35 to $350. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the bell rings for the first fight at 7:30. Call 786-777-1250. -- Russ Evans

Kayak After Dark

Hollywood's Full Moon Tours

SAT 1/22

Got the itch to get out on the open water and see all that nature has to offer but not sure how to go about getting the boat or finding the right lake? You're in luck. The Hollywood Parks and Recreation Department offers its Full Moon Kayak tours once a month at Holland Park (corner of Johnson Street and Northlake Drive), with the next get-together this Saturday night. Adults and kids age 14 and older will take part in a brief onshore kayaking lesson, touching on basic paddling skills and life-preserving techniques. Once you've been outfitted with a vest, a paddle, and either a single or double kayak, you'll be ready to hit the evening water, then travel through mangrove trails and up and down the Intracoastal Waterway. The tour costs $35 per person, and advance registration is required. Call 954-328-5231. -- Russ Evans

Broadway Ice, Ice, Baby

So this is what happens between Olympics!

FRI 1/21

Hey, you got Broadway tunes in my figure skating! Well, you got ice shards on my Broadway number! Like peanut butter and chocolate, two great tastes that taste great together? Yeah, it seems that nary a year passes without having West Side Story's "I Like to Be in America" worm its way into some regional men's figure-skating competition.

Sharing top billing for Broadway on Ice -- with its more than 40 numbers and elaborate sets and choreography -- are Brian "1988 Olympic Gold" Boitano and Leslie "Tony Award" Uggams. Seek answers to these opportune questions: How's Leslie's double axle? Does Brian, ahem, like show tunes? Find out Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets start at $30. Visit www.browardcenter.org, or call 954-462-0222. -- Dave Amber

Run for Your Life

SAT 1/22 Nancy Brinker, who founded the Komen Foundation after her sister died of breast cancer, says, "I carried the torch of breast health awareness everywhere I went." Uh, you don't need to do that. Just raise a few bucks and walk or run five kilometers during Saturday's Race for the Cure. The race starts at Meyer Amphitheatre (corner of Flagler and Datura streets, West Palm Beach) at 7 a.m. Call 561-841-004, or visit www.raceforthecure-sofla.org. -- Deirdra Funcheon

 
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