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All speculation regarding who Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent will be can be put to rest.
Three days after Amir Khan tweeted that he wouldn’t be taking on Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday the WBC welterweight champion will take on WBA belt holder Marcos Maidana on May 3, live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view.
A venue for the tilt was not part of the announcement, but...Read more »
No official word has come from Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Golden Boy Promotions, but all indications are that his next fight won't be against Amir Khan.
Khan (28-3), long rumored to be on Mayweather’s short list for a bout on May 3, tweeted Friday “No response from Mayweather or his team. [The] fight’s not happening.”
Khan made his displeasure of how the negotiations were handled.
“[I...Read more »
So why does Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley for a second time make sense?
The first meeting between the two ended in controversy as Bradley was awarded a split-decision victory many believed he didn’t deserve.
The two will hook up again on April 12 at the MGM Grand on HBO PPV.
So why a second meeting?
Bradley (31-0) has done a lot since his win over Pacquiao (55-5),...Read more »
When negotiations for a megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began in late 2009, the initial roadblock was drug testing.
Mayweather, in addition to the standard urine tests fighters are required to take, wanted Olympic-style blood testing. Pacquiao balked at the demand and the fight didn’t take place.
The second time around, it was about the money. Mayweather wanted...Read more »
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., welterweight (45-0): Is there really any reason to even explain why Mayweather is No. 1 in the world? After taking apart the sport’s top young fighter in Canelo Alvarez, Mayweather, 36, proved he still has it. His next bout is scheduled for May. Amir Khan is rumored to be the opponent. 2. Andre Ward, super middleweight (27-0): Ward returned to the ring in November after...Read more »
Even Adrien Broner’s mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks the brash young fighter got a little too big for his britches. We’re referring to Broner’s decision to stay at welterweight and fight Marcos Maidana, instead of moving back to junior welterweight or even lightweight after his fight against Paulie Malignaggi. Broner had trouble dealing with the power of Maidana, a stronger puncher than Malignaggi,...Read more »
It’s official. 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 and at least...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 of their...Read more »
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., welterweight (44-0): Floyd is back in the top spot. Truth be told, it was an easy decision since Andre Ward has been inactive for so long. His win over Robert Guerrero on Cinco de Mayo proved he still has it. His September 14 bout against Canelo Alvarez is more proof that Mayweather is finally ready to put everything on the line. 2. Canelo Alvarez, junior middleweight (41-0-1):...Read more »
Is it “The” fight everyone wants to see? Probably not. But is it the best fight available? It most certainly is. Floyd Mayweather Jr., a world champion at 147 and 154 pounds, has agreed to fight young Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand live on SHOWTIME Pay-per-view. “I chose my opponent for September 14th and its Canelo Alvarez,” Mayweather tweeted Wednesday night....Read more »