September 9, 2013 |
Oscar De La Hoya, in keeping with his routine of picking a string of Golden Boy Promotions fighters who've taken on Floyd Mayweather Jr., has predicted Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will knock Mayweather out Saturday sometime around the eighth round. Mayweather, amplifying the disdain he has displayed toward the boxer with whom he created the richest pay-per-view bout in the sport's history in 2007, has answered back in a personal way. In a discussion with The Times late last month touching on many topics, Mayweather Jr. (44-0)
September 11, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - It seemed to be a warmer, friendlier Floyd Mayweather Jr. who did his last dance with the media Wednesday before Saturday's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. This may also represent the first time the words "warmer" and "friendlier" have been used as adjectives for Mayweather. The occasion was the usual big-fight Wednesday news conference. These things traditionally represent a last public forum for boxers to growl at each other, say ridiculous things and display unseemly braggadocio.
December 31, 2009
Boxer Manny Pacquiao filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Las Vegas, alleging that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his father defamed him with their comments saying the Filipino star has used performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids. Pacquiao named the Mayweathers and his promoters Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Schaefer as defendants. In the suit, Pacquiao says the Mayweathers' claims that Pacquiao used performance-enhancing drugs are false and that these claims are an attempt to destroy his professional reputation.
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)
September 28, 2012 |
Palm Springs' Timothy Bradley will make his first defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight title he won against Manny Pacquiao Dec. 15 at Marlins Stadium in Miami, his promoter announced Friday. Although an opponent hasn't been officially signed yet, the fighter mostly likely to land the fight is former welterweight champion Andre Berto, according to a source close to the negotiations but unauthorized to speak publicly on the matter. Bradley promoter Bob Arum said HBO, which will televise the Dec. 15 fight, was unable to help broker a deal with rival promoter Richard Schaefer to make Robert Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KOs)
July 18, 2013 |
The record-breaking Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight Sept. 14 in Las Vegas has added an undercard bout in order to now pursue a record pay-per-view audience. Unbeaten junior-welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 knockouts) will defend his World Boxing Council belt against hard-punching Argentinian Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs). Philadelphia's Garcia, 25, won his belt in 2012, knocking out Amir Khan. He's defended the belt against veterans Erik Morales and Zab Judah, bringing some criticism that he was being protected against past-their-prime foes.
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.
February 25, 2014 |
A “very disappointed” Amir Khan is now mulling his options after getting passed over by Floyd Mayweather Jr., who Monday chose Marcos Maidana as his May 3 opponent. Khan promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, which has assisted Mayweather in the promotion of all of his fights since 2007, said Mayweather (45-0) told Schaefer at the Lakers game Sunday night that Khan lacked “a signature” victory that would convince Mayweather to fight him. “I explained to Amir that this doesn't mean he'll never get the fight,” Schaefer said.
September 4, 2013 |
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has chosen Kenny Bayless to referee the pay-per-view super-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Mexico's Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena boxing ring Sept. 14. The commission also selected Nevada judges Dave Moretti and C.J. Ross and Canada's Craig Metcalfe as those who could ultimately decide the outcome on points. Seven of Mayweather Jr.'s last nine fights have gone to the judges. Bayless, 53, has worked three of Mayweather's past fights, and is regarded as one of the world's best, most recently working the December knockout of Manny Pacquiao by Juan Manuel Marquez.
May 9, 2012 |
The anticipated world junior-welterweight title rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan in Las Vegas on May 19 was canceled Wednesday by Golden Boy Promotions because of the fallout from Peterson's positive test for testosterone. "It's unfair to the public, HBO and the hotel [Mandalay Bay]," said Golden Boy Chief Executive Richard Schaefer , whose decision came after he was informed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that it would conduct a special session Tuesday to weigh Peterson's licensing.