April 17, 2013 |
The question of the day to Floyd Mayweather Jr. was: Who is his main trainer? “Why put a label on it?” Mayweather Jr. advisor Leonard Ellerbe asked. “I'm not assistant anything,” Mayweather Jr.'s uncle and longtime trainer, Roger Mayweather, said. “I train my nephew.” Mayweather Jr. said: “We're a family. We go through a lot of life. At the end of the day, he's my father. My dad's going to work my corner.” When the 43-0 fighter completed training at his Las Vegas gym Tuesday night in preparation for his May 4 welterweight title defense against Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand, he repeated his change from uncle to father to a television interviewer.
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.
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.
August 4, 2012 |
Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother. Family lawyer Wick Sollers in a letter sent Friday to the NCAA said the Paternos would like to appeal the "enormous damage" done to Penn State, the community, athletes and the late Hall of Fame coach. He died in January at age 85. But the NCAA quickly rejected their plan. "The Penn State sanctions are not subject to appeal," spokesman Bob Williams said.
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.