March 27, 1987
Lightweight Pernell (Sweetpea) Whitaker will make his first try for a professional title in a 12-round bout Saturday at Norfolk, Va., against former World Boxing Assn. junior lightweight champion Roger Mayweather.
April 12, 1989
Unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez will move up in weight to challenge World Boxing Council super lightweight champion Roger Mayweather on May 13 at the Forum. The fight, promoted by Don King, will be a rematch of the 1985 meeting when Chavez knocked out Mayweather in the second round.
April 11, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. told The Times he is not among those who believe the long-awaited showdown against Manny Pacquiao is likely to happen in the fall. "No, I don't think it's going to happen," Mayweather said of a Pacquiao fight. "It's because of [Pacquiao promoter] Bob Arum. It's not my fault. " Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach, and even Mayweather's uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, have speculated recently that Mayweather and Pacquiao will fight in November, should Mayweather defeat Miguel Cotto (May 5)
March 29, 1987
Hometown favorite Pernell Whitaker defeated champion Roger Mayweather at Norfolk, Va., to win the North American Boxing Federation lightweight title. Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist, knocked Mayweather down in the first round and dominated much of the 12-round fight. In perhaps the most impressive showing of his career, Whitaker used his accurate punching to control the fight. Mayweather did record one knockdown, with a booming right in the ninth round.
July 8, 1985 |
Julio Cesar Chavez dropped former champion Roger Mayweather twice with crushing right hands Sunday before stopping him at 2:30 of the second round to retain his World Boxing Council super featherweight title. Mayweather actually was down four times in the second round, but referee Richard Steele ruled that two of them were slips as Mayweather tried desperately to keep away from the onrushing champion.