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Floyd Mayweather Jr. 40-0 (25 KOs) Shane Mosley, Pomona, 46-5 (39 KOs) Weight: Mayweather 146; Mosley 147 Age: Mayweather 33; Mosley 38. Height: Mayweather 5-8; Mosley 5-9 Reach: Mayweather: 72"; Mosley 74" Chest normal: Mayweather 38 ½"; Mosley 39" Chest expanded: Mayweather 39 ½"; Mosley 42" Biceps: Mayweather 12 ½"; Mosley 14" Forearm: Mayweather 11"; Mosley 11 ½" Waist: Mayweather: 31"; Mosley...
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April 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
In 18 years as a professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather has built a 45-0 record while facing just about every style of fighter imaginable. The way he sees it, though, there's one thing he hasn't done. “I haven't brought my best out yet,” Mayweather said this week during media day for his May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight is the third in Mayweather's lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime. “I've had some good fights - some people say the Diego Corrales fight, the Arturo Gatti fight.
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December 2, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Manny Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum , was flying to the Philippines on Tuesday to discuss the boxer's possible megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr . Arum said he also would discuss Pacquiao's participation in a congressional election in that country. A source familiar with the process who declined to be identified because he's not authorized to speak about the negotiations said there are strong indications that Mayweather has agreed in principle to some contractual details.
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April 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather, preparing for his May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana, was humorously diplomatic this week when asked about promoter Bob Arum's latest gambit to force a superfight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Arum suggested this month that boxing fans should boycott the Mayweather-Maidana fight, suggesting they not buy tickets to see it live at the MGM Grand or watch it on Showtime pay-per-view. “Only thing we can do is pray for Bob Arum,” Mayweather said this week during media day for his 12-round world championship unification bout with Maidana.
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January 3, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s return to the ring May 4 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas remains in negotiation, with Robert Guerrero the most likely opponent and an official announcement expected by the Super Bowl, the man negotiating the bout said. Richard Schaefer, the Golden Boy Promotions chief executive who's helped promote all of Mayweather's fights since 2007, said Thursday, “I know 100% that Floyd will be on that [May 4] card. Floyd is very clear he wants that.” Mayweather (43-0, 26 knockouts)
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May 5, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
ROUND 1: Referee Tony Weeks gave final instructions, and the fight's underway. Mayweather throws a left hook. Mayweather jabs. Cotto keeps his head down, leading with his left. They're separated twice. Cotto tries a hard right, Mayweather dodges. It happens again. Mayweather sneaks a left to the body. Judges: Robert Hoyle, 10-9 Mayweather; Patricia Morse Jarman, 10-9 Mayweather; Dave Moretti, 10-9 Mayweather. ROUND 2: Cotto picks up Mayweather and leans him to ropes.
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January 9, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still pushing for a mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao, but key people around Pacquiao said Friday the Filipino star fighter's focus has shifted to a replacement foe, Joshua Clottey. "If you concede to whatever Mayweather wants, that's giving him an edge," Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said Friday. "We're bigger than Mayweather. We don't need him. We don't work for him. "So, the way I feel now, we'll go fight Clottey, then we'll fight the winner of [Shane]
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May 1, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
Reporting from Las Vegas Floyd Mayweather Jr. predicted a cakewalk, and Saturday night he called his own number in a brilliant rally from second-round trouble to dissect Shane Mosley in a unanimous decision before 15,117 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. That number would be 41. By unleashing his patented speed, precise punching and staying out of harm's way after nearly falling to the Mosley onslaught twice in the second, Mayweather improved to 41-0, adding a victory at the same spot on the career ledger where other greats such as George Foreman, Felix Trinidad and Sugar Ray Robinson first lost.
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December 28, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Bob Arum , Manny Pacquiao's promoter, on Sunday unveiled what he said was his "final counteroffer" to get an agreement between his boxer and tentative opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a March 13 bout that could be the most lucrative in the sport's history. Arum said he wants an agreement with Mayweather and his promoter, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, by today or he'll "finish negotiations" for a Pacquiao replacement fight against Paulie Malignaggi . Arum's offer is for each fighter to submit to unlimited random urinalysis, and to let the Nevada State Athletic Commission determine at its Jan. 19 meeting whether additional blood testing is required beyond Pacquiao's current agreement to allow his blood to be tested 30 days before the bout and immediately after its conclusion.
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December 24, 2009 | By Lance Pugmire
Boxing's tendency to inflame hostility, name-calling and old grudges in contract negotiations is threatening the biggest fight in the sport. Manny Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, told The Times on Wednesday that he's treating the Filipino's verbally-agreed-upon mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13 as if it's "dead," and added he's instructed his matchmaker to explore other possible fights for Pacquiao. Arum is angered that Mayweather's camp wants Pacquiao to submit to a random blood-testing protocol supervised by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
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April 23, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
If things go Amir Khan's way, he'll have an opportunity to tweak with Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s fight schedule, too. Not only does Khan say that he doesn't believe he'll be available for Mayweather's next planned fight date in September, but the former junior-welterweight world champion also claims that he can defeat Luis Collazo, another candidate believed to be in consideration for the Mayweather bout. It could be a bit of payback for Britain's Khan, who pulled out of a planned December 2013 fight against Devon Alexander in anticipation of a match-up with Mayweather, but was passed over in favor of welterweight world champion Marcos Maidana for the May 3 pay-per-view fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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April 21, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Bernard Hopkins wants to take on Floyd Mayweather Jr. But not just yet. First, the 49-year-old boxer wants to beat World Boxing Council light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson. And he also wants Mayweather (45-0) to get a few more fights under his belt as well. Hopkins has his reasons for wanting to delay what he feels would be an epic bout for just a bit. First of all, he wants to be the undisputed light-heavyweight champion of the world at the time, which would likely be the case if he beats Stevenson (that's assuming Stevenson successfully defends his World Boxing Council belt next month against Andrzej Fonfara)
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April 16, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Who would win a fight between UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey and undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.? It was a close contest in a reader survey we did recently , but UFC commentator Joe Rogan says Rousey would win. “It's all about how much time Floyd has to prepare, because he will really have to work on his takedown defense. That would be the big thing,” Rogan said on ESPN2′s “SportsNation.” “If Ronda got a clinch on him, it's not just about worrying about being taken down to the ground, it's worrying about knees to the body.
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April 14, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer, who said he returned from a spring-break vacation with his family Monday, said he doesn't believe rival promoter Bob Arum truly wants to make a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout for the fall. Pacquiao won a unanimous-decision victory over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to capture the World Boxing Organization welterweight belt, and Pacquiao promoter Arum urged Mayweather's camp to join him at the negotiating table after Mayweather's likely May 3 victory over Marcos Maidana.
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April 13, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao may not have returned entirely to his dominance of a half-decade ago in beating Timothy Bradley, but the performance easily had enough credibility to “go there” once more. Yes, with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight he's heavily favored to win May 3, a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is back on the table even if it's uncertain anyone who could successfully negotiate the sport's ultimate fight will sit at that table. By taking Bradley's World Boxing Organization welterweight title Saturday with a unanimous-decision victory by scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110, Pacquiao (56-5-2)
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April 9, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS - We went to write about Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley and SignGate broke out. It was Wednesday, this was boxing, and so the anger, hatred, rips, finger-pointing and innuendo were not unexpected. Nor, if you write a sports column for a living, unwelcome. For big fights here, they always have a large press conference on Wednesday. The norm is a large stage, fighters and teams strung along each side of a podium, and a half-dozen skimpily clad Tecate girls, featuring plastic-enhanced smiles, etc. The proceedings usually go one of two ways.
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April 20, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER
Once the dominating figure in boxing, Mike Tyson coasts for a decade, staging one freak show after another. He spends time behind bars for rape and road rage convictions, bites off a piece of one man's ear, allegedly bites another on the thigh and chews out nearly everyone who dares approach him with vicious, vulgar language. And still he remains a huge attraction, big enough to earn $17.5 million for his June 8 heavyweight title match against Lennox Lewis. Oscar De La Hoya loses to his two biggest opponents, takes nine months off to launch a singing career, engages in a nasty, name-calling legal battle with promoter Bob Arum, returns to fight two badly overmatched opponents and still remains an attraction.
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May 1, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. overcame a slow start to wear down a game but overmatched Shane Mosley on Saturday, scoring a unanimous-decision victory in a 12-round welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The 38-year-old Mosley, fighting for the first time since January 2009, set a furious pace from the start but it caught up with him as early as the third round. By the finish both of his eyes were swollen. Two judges scored the fight 119-109 for Mayweather while another judge had it 118-110 for the winner.
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March 31, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao says he isn't interested in separating from promoter Bob Arum even if it would secure a mega-bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao, preparing for an April 12 World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight against unbeaten champion Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, told the Los Angeles Times on Monday he's not leaning toward a split with Arum. “Right now, I don't have issues,” Pacquiao said before a workout at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.
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March 8, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. came to sell his May 3 welterweight title fight at MGM Grand on Saturday, hyping the idea his opponent, Marcos Maidana, has a chance to stain Mayweather's spotless 45-0 record. “You can't take any fighter for granted, anything can happen,” Mayweather said. “… This guy is tailor-made to make a war.” If that's not enough reason to know his confidence is brimming despite Maidana's impressive 2013 knockouts of Josesito Lopez and Adrien Broner, checking in with Mayweather's close friend and assistant trainer Nate Jones seals the deal about the fast-moving defensive wizard.
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