September 16, 2013 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr. issued an apology Monday night for a photo and captions on his Instagram account ridiculing Oscar De La Hoya's time in a treatment facility. “It's unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier today that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post,” Mayweather said in the statement e-mailed to reporters by his publicist's firm. Above a photo of a distraught-appearing De La Hoya, the headline “MEANWHILE IN REHAB” is followed by words below the photo that say, “OSCAR: I gave Canelo the wrong blueprint I was high.” Mayweather has previously ripped De La Hoya's lifestyle, and has chided his former rival's ability to craft a blueprint to beat Mayweather for his Golden Boy Promotions fighters, including Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who was outclassed Saturday night in a majority decision victory by Mayweather in Las Vegas.
September 11, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - It seemed to be a warmer, friendlier Floyd Mayweather Jr. who did his last dance with the media Wednesday before Saturday's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. This may also represent the first time the words "warmer" and "friendlier" have been used as adjectives for Mayweather. The occasion was the usual big-fight Wednesday news conference. These things traditionally represent a last public forum for boxers to growl at each other, say ridiculous things and display unseemly braggadocio.
September 9, 2013 |
Oscar De La Hoya, in keeping with his routine of picking a string of Golden Boy Promotions fighters who've taken on Floyd Mayweather Jr., has predicted Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will knock Mayweather out Saturday sometime around the eighth round. Mayweather, amplifying the disdain he has displayed toward the boxer with whom he created the richest pay-per-view bout in the sport's history in 2007, has answered back in a personal way. In a discussion with The Times late last month touching on many topics, Mayweather Jr. (44-0)
August 19, 2013 |
The promoter for Amir Khan and Devon Alexander said Monday the two have agreed to a welterweight fight Dec. 7, with the venue to be determined. Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions said he is awaiting word from officials in Dubai to see whether they have the “full capacity” to stage the International Boxing Federation title fight. If they don't, Schaefer said the bout will be at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Both of them want to fight this year,” Schaefer said.
July 11, 2013 |
Abner Mares, who won world titles in three divisions in the last two years, is taking on another tough test Aug. 24, and is talking of moving up in weight again. All that's missing for the Hawaiian Gardens fighter is the surge of fan interest that he's due. A gauge of that will come next month when Mares (26-0-1, 14 knockouts) makes the first defense of his World Boxing Council featherweight belt against big-hitting former champ Jhonny Gonzalez (54-8, 46 KOs) of Mexico at StubHub Center in Carson.
May 31, 2013 |
Come to find out, boxing is about to get back to boxing. Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr., will fight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Las Vegas on Sept. 14. This time, pre-fight talk may actually include some substance. Every fight is always "going to be great. " This one might be. The tone will be set when Mayweather and his father, Floyd Sr., start spouting and pouting. This is a train-wreck family. No need to nudge the public to get excited. Emotions will not have to be encouraged.