May 5, 2012 |
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.
January 3, 2013 |
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)
May 1, 2010 |
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.
December 28, 2009 |
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.
December 24, 2009 |
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.
April 20, 2002 |
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.