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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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Floyd Mayweather agrees to fight Canelo Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts to fans as he

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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...

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Lamont Peterson not worried about power

Golden Boy Promotions CEO David Itskowitch (left) poses

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In most sports, power is the great equalizer. In boxing, it can turn defeat to victory in an eyeblink. Argentina's Lucas Matthysse is one of boxing's hardest hitters, a fact that has been brought to Lamont Peterson's attention numerous times this week. Peterson won't be able to gauge that power until he feels it. So until then, his approach will be not to worry about it. "I normally don't worry...

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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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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...

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A win vs. Trout puts Alvarez in driver's seat

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...

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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...

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Big-time boxing coming to New York

Nonito Donaire throwing a left hook to the

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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...

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Floyd Mayweather inks deal with Showtime

Floyd Mayweather responds to an aquaintance during a

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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...

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