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Mike Tyson to Present Muhammad Ali for Nevada Boxing HOF Induction

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LAS VEGAS, NEV. (July 31, 2015) — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson became the latest mega-star to announce that he will attend the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction gala, which will take place in eight days, Next Saturday! August 8, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Tyson, a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s inaugural ... Read More »

Rosie Perez & Al Bernstein Host Nevada Boxing HOF Gala – Aug 8, Caesars Palace

LAS VEGAS, NV (July 29, 2015) — Rich Marotta, the president and chief executive officer of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday that Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez and International Boxing Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner on Saturday, August ... Read More »

FLOYD MAYWEATHER TAKES BALTIMORE’S GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS UNDER HIS WING

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – This month, undefeated twenty-year-old featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/pro record: 11-0-0, 10 KOs) accompanied top pound-for-pound welterweight boxing champion, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (Las Vegas, Nevada/pro record: 48-0-0, 26 KOs), on trips to New York City, Washington, D.C., Miami, St. Louis, and Kansas City. He travelled on Floyd’s private jet, participated in Mayweather’s public ... Read More »

FORMER WBC, WBO, AND RING CHAMPION SERGIO “MARAVILLA” MARTINEZ AND BROOKLYN FITBOXING CONFIRMED FOR SECOND ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 IN LAS VEGAS

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Las Vegas (July 13, 2015) – Former WBC, WBO and Ring Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez and Brooklyn FitBoxing has confirmed that they will appear and have a booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second annual Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday Sept. 12, 2015. The Boxing Expo will coincide with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s last fight ... Read More »

Mayweather stripped of WBO Welterweight belt

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the WBO has stripped Floyd Mayweather for not paying the $200,000 sanctioning fees for his May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao. “The WBO world championship committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the WBO welterweight champion of the world and vacate his title for failing ... Read More »

Karim Mayfield Responds To Potential Showdown With Floyd Mayweather Says He’ll Give The Fans A Highly Explosive Fight

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 6, 2015) – After pound for pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) mentioned Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-2-1, 11 KOs) as one of his possible opponents for his final contracted fight with Showtime, the San Francisco native says is ready to step up and give Mayweather his first loss. “I’m always ready to fight ... Read More »

WBO to possibly strip Mayweather of Welterweight crown

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the WBO deadline for Floyd Mayweather to announce to fight for their title has come ans it is unclear if the sanctioning body will strip the superstar. “I don’t know if it will be Monday [May 4] or maybe a couple weeks,” Mayweather said after the Pacquiao fight. “I’ll talk to my team and ... Read More »

Memo to Mayweather: LeBron James is the true definition of TBE

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By Norm Frauenheim- There’s a lot of talk about TBE this spring. It started with Floyd Mayweather Jr. It continues with LeBron James. But there’s a difference, one that becomes increasingly evident as the drama unfolds in the ongoing NBA Finals. For Mayweather, TBE is a fashion statement, an acronym he wears on caps, T-shirts and anything else for sale. ... Read More »

RUSLAN “SIBERIAN ROCKY” PROVODNIKOV CONFIRMED FOR SECOND ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 IN LAS VEGAS

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Las Vegas (June 11, 2015) – Former WBO world champion Ruslan Provodnikov has confirmed that he will appear at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second annual Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday Sept. 12. The Box Fan Expo will coincide with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s last fight and Mexican Independence weekend. Ruslan Provodnikov also known as the ... Read More »

Race To Be Next: Contenders battle to grab A-side power

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By Norm Frauenheim- A shuffle the top of the marquee begins to unfold, almost like a political campaign, in an inevitable transition put into motion by Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao. Despite record-setting revenue, the fight was an artistic flop, yet a sign that the business is moving on in search of new stars. They’re there, on a list topped by ... Read More »

KHAN REFUSES TO OVERLOOK ALGIERI DESPITE MAYWEATHER TALK AS HE GEARS UP FOR FRIDAY NIGHT BOXNATION BLOCKBUSTER

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LONDON (28 May) – Boxing ace Amir Khan is refusing to overlook Chris Algieri despite media talk of a clash next up with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. The 28-year-old Bolton star has been mooted as ‘Money’ Mayweather’s final opponent in September before he hangs up his gloves on an illustrious 19-year professional career. However, Khan has refused to be drawn ... Read More »

Fans move on while Mayweather, Pacquiao sift through the cash and the remains

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By Norm Frauenheim- Nearly three weeks have passed since Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s decision over Manny Pacquiao in the Letdown of the Century and there’s been no backlash. Canelo Alvarez’ knockout of James Kirkland on May 9 drew HBO’s biggest audience for non-pay-per-view bout since 2006. A week later, there was a capacity crowd at the rebuilt Forum for Gennady Golovkin’s ... Read More »

MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO EVENT SHATTERS RECORDS FOR PPV BUYS, PPV REVENUE, LIVE GATE AND MORE

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NEW YORK (May 12, 2015)—The boxing blockbuster event, Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, shattered the previous record for total pay-per-view buys and now ranks as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time. Initial reports from distributors indicate that the event generated more than 4.4 million U.S. buys and more than $400 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue alone. With additional revenue from ... Read More »

Mayweather Speaks: Changes mind about a Pacquiao rematch

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By Norm Frauenheim- There are more tired excuses than reasonable explanations for what happened May 2 in the colossal failure to fulfill even a fraction of the expectations for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight. Still, everybody attached to the pay-per-view affair will try. They have to. Believe it or not, there’s even more money to be made. There are ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE, CANDID INTERVIEW WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER TO PREMIERE SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME®

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NEW YORK (May 7, 2015)—Sports Emmy® Award winning reporter Jim Gray of SHOWTIME Sports® sat down with pound-for-pound champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather for an exclusive and candid interview late Tuesday night, just days after Mayweather dominated Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao en route to a 12-round unanimous decision victory last Saturday night in Las Vegas. The interview will premiere this Saturday, May ... Read More »

HBO BOXING® PRESENTS AN ACTION-PACKED CARD HIGHLIGHTED BY THE RETURN OF A SUPERSTAR WHEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®: CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND AND HUMBERTO SOTO VS. FRANKIE GOMEZ PLUS THE REPLAY OF MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO IS PRESENTED SATURDAY, MAY 9

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In one of the most-anticipated events on the action-packed HBO Boxing calendar, the brightest, fastest-rising star in the sport meets one of his toughest challenges to date when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND AND HUMBERTO SOTO VS. FRANKIE GOMEZ is seen SATURDAY, MAY 9 at 9:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from Minute Maid Park in Houston, exclusively ... Read More »

Pacquiao to have surgery for torn rotator cuff

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Manny Pacquiao will have surgery on his torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder following his loss to Floyd Mayweather this past Saturday in Las Vegas. “We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a significant tear,” said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who was still with Pacquiao at ... Read More »

JOINT STATEMENT FROM TEAM PACQUIAO AND TOP RANK

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During training, Manny Pacquiao suffered a right shoulder injury. Manny went to see world-class doctors, partners in the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, who performed tests and, in consultation with Manny, his promoter, and his advisors, concluded that with short rest, treatments, and close monitoring, Manny could train and, on May 2, step into the ring against Floyd Mayweather. Manny’s ... Read More »

Provodnikov popular at Mayweather – Pacquiao

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Philadelphia, PA (May 4, 2015)– This past weekend in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fought in what was the most anticipated bout in a generation. Several big name fighters were in attendance, but the one who appealed most to the hundreds of thousands of fans who flocked Sin City for the fight was “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov. ... Read More »

FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO TO PREMIERE ON SHOWTIME® NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 9

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Saturday’s welterweight unification showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will premiere on SHOWTIME® next Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The delayed telecast of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will feature exclusive analysis from SHOWTIME boxing experts and will be immediately followed by the premiere of INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO Epilogue. The Sports Emmy Award-Winning “Epilogue” shines the spotlight on ... Read More »

THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY REACHES NEW HEIGHTS: FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO WILL NOW BE SEEN IN SPACE

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New York, NY – May 4, 2015 – For the first time ever, a pay-per-view blockbuster world championship fight will be seen in space, as SHOWTIME Sports® and HBO Sports® have partnered with NASA to release the welterweight title unification bout between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao to the United States ... Read More »

The prestidigitation

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By Bart Barry– Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena, in the best fight of May 2015, so far, American Floyd “Money” Mayweather easily decisioned Filipino Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, and more importantly, he made $100 million. Official scores went: 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110. Only one judge got right a match in which Pacquiao won two rounds, Mayweather possibly lost two rounds, ... Read More »

Sightings: Celebrities In Attendance at Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight At MGM Grand

Clint Eastwood Beyonce Jay Z Robert DeNiro Sean Combs Denzel Washington Michael Jordan Ben Affleck Christian Bale Michael Keaton Mark Wahlberg Bradley Cooper Michael J. Fox Jake Gyllenhaal Don Cheadle Drew Barrymore Joe Jonas Nick Jonas Jimmy Kimmel Sting Justin Bieber Jesse Jackson Liev Schreiber Tom Brady Jamie Foxx Magic Johnson Jon Voight Nicki Minaj Mary J. Blige Les Moonves ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS® PRESENTS THE REPLAY FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO, SATURDAY, MAY 9 ON A SPECTACULAR EDITION OF HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND LIVE FROM HOUSTON

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HBO Sports presents FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO, the replay of their high-stakes world welterweight unification title fight, SATURDAY, MAY 9 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The pay-per-view broadcast team, which was ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena describing the blow-by-blow, calls all the action. The telecast will be available in HDTV. The bout featured boxing’s two biggest ... Read More »

Easy Money: Mayweather scores a big decision over Pacquiao

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LAS VEGAS — It was supposed to be one for the books. It wasn’t. More like one for the banks. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao got a lot richer Saturday night while fans got poorer in a bout that was sold, sold and sold as the greatest in history. It wasn’t even the greatest one in the last month. ... Read More »