December 7, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Did they or didn't they? Roger Mayweather, the trainer and uncle of unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., told The Times on Thursday that he had casually discussed with promoter Bob Arum the idea of Timothy Bradley being Mayweather Jr.'s next opponent. Arum denied on Friday that he had any such discussion with Roger Mayweather. “I haven't talked to him in over a year,” Arum said. “I wouldn't talk to him about anything like that. No meeting ever existed.
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?
September 26, 2012 |
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. settled some of their differences Tuesday when the world's top two pound-for-pound boxers struck a deal for Pacquiao to drop the defamation lawsuit he filed against Mayweather. Pacquiao slapped Mayweather with the lawsuit in December 2009 when Mayweather accused the Filpino star of using performance-enhancing drugs. A statement obtained by The Times and released by Mayweather Jr., his father and uncle/trainer Roger Mayweather, said the men “wish to make it clear that they never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance-enhancing drugs.
May 5, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- At the final bell , they hugged and patted each other on the sides of the same heads they had spent an hour beating on. They were two tough fighters, not even knowing what the judges would rule, but each satisfied with an incredible effort Saturday night. This was the controversial Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus the resurgent and tough-as-nails Miguel Cotto. And when the decision was announced, the boos rang down. Mayweather had been given a surprisingly one-sided unanimous decision.
April 11, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- The last time Floyd Mayweather Sr. entered his son's gym, the ensuing exit exposed the toxic layer that lies just beneath the surface of their turbulent relationship. The champion boxer effectively booted his father from the gym, barking, “Get out of our way!” amid a barrage of swear words and insults to senior's skills as a boxing trainer. On Tuesday they reunited, sharing a brief embrace as unbeaten Mayweather Jr. trained with his uncle and Floyd Sr.'s brother, Roger, for his May 5 super-welterweight title fight against Miguel Cotto May 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
September 15, 2011 |
Reporting from Las Vegas -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. was back in his element, smiling for the cameras, trash-talking with his opponent, holding court with reporters and generally acting like a man who believes he is the best boxer of his generation. In the days leading up to his title bout Saturday against World Boxing Council welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, Mayweather looked relaxed and sounded supremely confident — as if he were preparing to deliver a tutorial to a younger, less experienced fighter who had no idea what he was really in for. "It's different on this level," Mayweather said.