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Why should/shouldn't Floyd fight Alvarez?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous decision victory

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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 next...

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Who's next for Floyd Mayweather?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts after defeating Robert Guerrero

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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 because Donaire...

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Floyd Mayweather's new corner man

Floyd Mayweather Sr. in a clip from episode

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You might notice something different about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s corner when he squares off against Robert Guerrero on Saturday night. Mayweather Jr.’s father, Floyd Sr., will be in his corner instead of his uncle, Roger Mayweather. This isn’t a surprise as Mayweather Jr. made this announcement some time ago. The question is will it affect his performance. The younger Mayweather had been at odds...

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero predictions

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Boxers Floyd

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Chris Algieri, Undefeated welterweight, Huntington

Floyd by unanimous decision. He’s too fast and too smart. The ghost will being passion and grit, but as Floyd always says: “Skills Pays the Bills”. Holt McCallany, Actor and life long boxing fan

It never pays to underestimate Floyd Mayweather, the best pound for pound fighter in boxing. But I'm predicting a tough, hard fight. Robert...

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Robert Guerrero not scared of Mayweather

Robert Guerrero poses at Westside Boxing Club in

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Stepping into the ring to fight a future hall-of-famer can rattle even the best of boxers. But Robert Guerrero (31-1-1) doesn’t consider himself just any boxer. In fact, the interim WBC welterweight champ said there will be no pressure on him when he takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0) on May 4 at the MGM Grand live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view. It will be the biggest fight of Guerrero’s career. But...

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Canelo not looking past Trout

WBC super welterweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, of

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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 Antonio...

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Is Mayweather finally next for Pacquiao?

Manny Pacquiao, left, and Juan Manuel Marquez pose

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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...

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Neutral Corner Top 10: Andre Ward No. 1

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,...

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Mayweather, Pacquiao, boxing's 1 percent?

Floyd Mayweather stretches during a press conference with

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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,...

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Predictions: Mayweather vs. Cotto

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Miguel Cotto pose

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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,...

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