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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always been full of surprises. So it should’ve come as no surprise when the undefeated welterweight announced a deal with Showtime to broadcast his next pay-per-view fight. Mayweather’s first fight on the Showtime will be against Robert Guerrero on May 4. The deal will enable Mayweather to fight up to six times over a 30-month period. Terms of the deal were not disclosed,...Read more »
The Neutral Corner presents its fight wish list for 2013. Floyd Mayweather (40-0) vs. Anyone: We want to see Mayweather fight anyone at this point. We know the “Money” man is very particular about who he fights and when, but its time he starts to justify why fans need to wait forever between fights. Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Tim Bradley are just a few of the several fighters we’d like...Read more »
How important is Saturday’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez to Manny Pacquiao? It’s of the utmost importance if Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights twice in 2013 like his advisor Leonard Ellerbe said. Despite winning a close decision against Marquez in their third bout last November and a controversial loss to Tim Bradley on June 9, a big-money fight against Mayweather will still be on the table next...Read more »
Could this be the last hurrah for Andre Berto as a world class boxer? Considering what he’s been through the last three years, it’s a fair question to ask. After victories over Luis Collazo and Juan Urango in 2009 and Carlos Quintana and Freddy Hernandez in 2010, Berto (pictured right) was viewed by many as the next great welterweight champion. But his world came crashing down after a unanimous-decision...Read more »
There has been a change at the top. Andre Ward takes over the top spot in the Neutral Corner Top 10 pound-for-pound list. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fans won’t like it, but Ward has been active and he’s beaten most of the top 168-pound fighters in the world and the best light heavyweight. Can’t deny Ward the top spot this time. 1. Andre Ward, super middleweight, (26-0): Ward has beaten Mikkel Kessler,...Read more »
Every year, talk of a possible bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao comes up. The two sides have tried and failed on at least two different occasions to strike a deal. After three years of failed talks, there could finally be a light at the end of the tunnel. Top Rank boss Bob Arum said he spoke with Pacquiao (54-4-2) about a potential bout against Mayweather (43-0) next spring...Read more »
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in jail and Manny Pacquiao just lost his title. But hey, it's not all bad news. Forbes released it's list of the world's highest paid athletes and Floyd and Pac Man rank numbers one and two. According to Forbes, Mayweather made $85 million for two fights last year and Pacquiao made $62 million from fight purses and endorsements. Tiger Woods, tops on the list since 2001,...Read more »
Here are some predictions for Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto fight: Holt McCallany, actor: I love Miguel Cotto. Heart of a lion. Pressure fighter. And the nicest guy in the sport. I just don't see how he can get it done this time. Floyd's speed, defensive ability, angles, and on and on. I predict a tough night for a great fighter named Miguel Cotto. Mayweather by decision. Greg Logan,...Read more »
HBO provides us with a look at the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto pay per view bout....Read more »
A nice moment for Floyd Mayweather Jr. - donating $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity during a run - turns bad when he roots on an Asian runner by calling out, "Pacquiao, let's go Pacquiao."
Floyd sent out three tweets complaining about this week's episode, tweeting that HBO isn't giving the viewers a good show. He wasn't specific in his complaints.
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