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Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now say he has been a part of the two highest grossing fights in boxing history. Mayweather can also say he has been in on two of the biggest pay-per-view events in boxing history.
SHOWTIME and Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday that the Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez bout on Saturday night generated a record $150 million in television revenue...Read more »
Floyd Mayweather said he’s going to fight again in May and September, as part of his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. The question is who is left?
Everyone wants to fight Mayweather. In addition to wanting to become part of history by fighting the word’s finest boxer, it’s an easy way to get rich. These days, anyone who fights Mayweather is pretty much guaranteed to earn the biggest pay check...Read more »
It looks like boxing has gotten it right.
Many of the recent mega-fight shows feature a stellar main event with mostly no-name fighters on the under card.
All of that changed on Thursday with the Golden Boy Promotions announcement that the Lucas Matthysse-Danny Garcia bout was added to the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez September 14th card at the MGM Grand.
“This is the fight...Read more »
The old man is at it again; the old man being Bernard Hopkins.
The 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champ will become the oldest fighter to make his initial title defense when he takes on No. 1 rated contender Karo Murat (25-1-1) on July 13 at the Barclays Center, Golden Boy Promotions announced Sunday.
The last time Hopkins (53-6-2) fought at the Barlclays Center he had his way against...Read more »
After his dismantling of Robert Guerrero on May 4, its clear Floyd Mayweather Jr. has what it takes to fulfill his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. Although Guerrero shouldn’t be confused with any of the all-time greats, he is still an excellent fighter in his prime. It was a win Mayweather needed to keep his place amongst the best in the sport.
Many in the boxing world are hoping Mayweather’s...Read more »
What’s next for Floyd Mayweather Jr.? The simple answer: whatever he wants. Truth be told, that is probably the only answer.
Mayweather is in a unique position where he has his pick of who he wants to fight, where and when. That’s a rarity in boxing these days, as promoters are often times running the show.
Need proof? Why didn’t Nonito Donaire fight Abner Mares? The two didn’t fight...Read more »
Danny Garcia: Garcia stayed undefeated after holding off a game Zab Judah at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. Garcia still isn’t a huge draw, so getting a fight against the elite fighters at 140 and 147 would still be an uphill climb. That notwithstanding, Garcia (26-0) proved he’s ready for the big time. Some would like to see a Garcia-Juan Manuel Marquez or even a Garcia-Tim...Read more »
So just how big is this weekend for Canelo Alvarez? A convincing win against Austin Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday night would put him in the driver’s seat for his next fight.
No, it doesn’t mean Alvarez, the WBC 154-pound champion, is guaranteed a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fall, but it will give him some leverage if Mayweather wants the fight.
Since both...Read more »
Much like Nonito Donaire, Mexican sensation Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has said he wants to fight best. Alvarez hasn’t always had luck getting the big bouts, fighting the likes of Shane Mosley, Kermit Cintron Matthew Hatton and Lovemore Ndou.
Most, if not all, of those fighters are past their prime and not real contenders.
That won’t be the case on Saturday, April 20 at the Alamodome in San...Read more »
It's going to be a super six-week run for boxing, particularly in New York. It starts on April 13, with Top Rank's super bantamweight title unification bout between WBO champion Nonito Donaire (31-1) and WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0). Donaire is the reigning Fighter of the Year and Rigondeaux is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who defected from Cuba in 2009. This card will be...Read more »