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.
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.
December 6, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Meanwhile, across the freeway . . . As Manny Pacquiao finalized preparations Thursday for his fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night, happenings at Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s gym were light. Mayweather was not there, having boarded a plane bound for Florida earlier in the day, according to a gym representative. But Mayweather's opinionated uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather was present. A day after Mayweather's advisor Leonard Ellerbe reported to ESPN.com that the unbeaten fighter has instructed Ellerbe and his manager, Al Haymon, to proceed with a plan to fight twice in 2013 - - in May and September - - Roger Mayweather weighed in. Asked whether Mayweather Jr. is enthusiastic to fight Gilroy's Robert Guerrero, who defeated Andre Berto in a gritty performance last month, Roger Mayweather said, “Who is that?
November 26, 2012
Robert Guerrero's promoter initiated conversations with Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s representatives Monday with hopes of staging a fight between the pair in the spring. "Interest is there," said Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer. Guerrero (31-1) produced a stirring unanimous-decision victory over former world welterweight champion Andre Berto on Saturday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Guerrero knocked down Berto in each of the first two rounds, then pressed the action against the bigger man, withstanding heavy right-handed uppercuts, out-punching Berto and winning the final two rounds.
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)