February 24, 2014 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr. gave himself a 37 th birthday present Monday, confirming he'll collect another multimillion-dollar purse by selecting Marcos Maidana as his May 3 opponent. Mayweather (45-0, 26 knockouts) will defend his World Boxing Council welterweight title on Showtime pay-per-view at a site to be determined, either MGM Grand or Brooklyn's Barclays Center. "I am extremely happy to be facing Floyd Mayweather because it will give me the opportunity to show the world that I am the best welterweight in the division," said Maidana, who will represent throngs of Latino boxing fans on Cinco de Mayo when he faces the pound-for-pound king.
October 4, 2012 |
Manny Pacquiao fans can circle April 20 on their calendar for his next fight after his fourth bout against Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8. However, speculating that an April opponent will be Floyd Mayweather Jr. is extremely premature, Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum said Thursday. "Nobody's even talked to Mayweather," Arum said. "If Mayweather wants to fight, great. Manny will fight anybody. " The Manila Bulletin, a leading newspaper in the Philippines, where Pacquiao is a congressman, reported the April 20 date.
September 16, 2011 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz stood nose to nose Friday, on the eve of their world welterweight championship fight, having trained their bodies to peak condition. Ortiz pressed his forehead to his challenger's, Mayweather pushed forward. For emphasis, Mayweather's right hand grasped at Ortiz's neck, a finger jamming upward under the champion's jaw. The most important fact of the day was that Ortiz, 24, weighed in at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds while the 34-year-old Mayweather (41-0, 25 knockouts)
August 3, 2012 |
World boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. walked out of a Las Vegas jail early Friday after more than a two-month stay for his role in a domestic battery case. “He was just glad to get out,” Mayweather's advisor Leonard Ellerbe said. Mayweather, wearing a leather Miami Heat cap, didn't speak to reporters after leaving the Clark County Detention Center, where he was greeted by Ellerbe, one of his daughters and rapper 50 Cent, among others, before driving away in his Bentley sedan.
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.