May 15, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant is Los Angeles' highest-paid athlete, followed by a couple of Dodgers who fans might say haven't earned their money, in a list compiled annually by Sports Illustrated. Bryant was fourth nationally in rankings that combine estimates for salary, winnings and endorsements this year. Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather was the runaway leader at $90 million, followed by NBA most valuable player LeBron James at $56 million and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at $47.8 million.
May 4, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- The tranquility between Floyd Mayweather Jr.and Miguel Cotto ended Friday, when the pair exchanged heated words on the weigh-in stage followed by a backstage dispute that will force Mayweather to fight in a backup pair of gloves. Mayweather (42-0, 26 knockouts) weighed in at 151 pounds for Saturday night's World Boxing Assn. super-welterweight fight against champion Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs), who weighed the limit 154. As the pair were posed for a face-off inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mayweather smacked chewing gum in the face of the stoic Puerto Rican, then told his foe, "When you face Floyd Mayweather, you face the best.
September 26, 2012 |
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. settled some of their differences Tuesday when the world's top two pound-for-pound boxers struck a deal for Pacquiao to drop the defamation lawsuit he filed against Mayweather. Pacquiao slapped Mayweather with the lawsuit in December 2009 when Mayweather accused the Filpino star of using performance-enhancing drugs. A statement obtained by The Times and released by Mayweather Jr., his father and uncle/trainer Roger Mayweather, said the men “wish to make it clear that they never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance-enhancing drugs.
May 2, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- The theory all along among those trying to read Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s mind was that he'd spotted some flaws in Miguel Cotto before deciding to fight him -- at 154 pounds, no less. Mayweather (42-0, 26 knockouts) is an astute student of his craft whose choices of recent foes Shane Mosley and Victor Ortiz has revealed what the 35-year-old veteran with five weight-class world titles was thinking. Mosley was getting too old. Ortiz was too undisciplined. As for World Boxing Assn.
July 12, 2012 |
Amir Khan doesn't want to cast his sight too far ahead with a Saturday junior-welterweight title unification bout against unbeaten Danny Garcia scheduled, but the British fighter has been lured in Las Vegas this week by the idea of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. next. While Mayweather is still in a Las Vegas jail serving a term for a domestic violence crime, his advisor, Leonard Ellerbe, and manager Al Haymon have met this week both with Khan and the boxer's promoter, Richard Schaefer, to discuss the possibility of a welterweight match in the near future.
June 12, 2012 |
The attorney for world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. won an emergency hearing Tuesday afternoon for a request that the fighter now serving jail time for domestic battery be transferred to house arrest, a spokeswoman for the Clark County, Nev., court system confirmed. [ Update at 1:56 p.m. : Following the emergency brief hearing, a judge announced Tuesday that he would make a decision on the matter on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.] Mayweather has been in the Clark County jail for two weeks, where and his attorney says conditions are "inhumane" and should prompt a change to house arrest, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday.