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It's Mayweather vs. Maidana May 3

Floyd Mayweather, right, throws a left at Canelo

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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...

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Amir Khan: Fight with Floyd isn't happening

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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...

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Seanie Monaghan looks for a title

Sean Monaghan punches Matthew Vanda during their WBC

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Light heavyweight contender “Irish” Seanie Monaghan is looking for something bigger.

The Long Beach native picked up the 20th win of his career after a first-round TKO of Matt Vanda on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. It wasn’t the kind of challenge Monaghan (20-0) was looking for as Vanda pulled out of the fight because of a biceps injury.

Monaghan’s hope is that the manner...

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Why Pacquiao-Bradley II makes sense

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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),...

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Could Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao finally happen?

HBO Sports president Ken Hershman told a group

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So the WBC went ahead and rated Manny Pacquiao its No. 1 welterweight, with the hope that division champion Floyd Mayweather will eventually break down and fight him.

Is it wishful thinking?

It was wishful thinking until reports surfaced that Pacquiao (55-5-2) is in major financial trouble with U.S. and Filipino tax officials.

Pacquiao has yet to speak publicly about his money...

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Mayweather-Canelo generates record numbers

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...

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Next up for Floyd Mayweather...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his majority decision victory

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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...

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Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse added to Floyd Mayweather card

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - MAY 18: Lucas Matthysse

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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...

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Bernard Hopkins continues to make history

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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...

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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...

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