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Pacquiao-Mayweather talks continue, but what’s left to say?

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By Norm Frauenheim– It’s hard to recall when there wasn’t talk about Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are about to fight for a third time. We’re still talking. Gas prices fall from $5-a-gallon to less than $2. Cheap talk continues. A German Pope quits the Vatican and a pope from Argentina moves in. Still talking. Maybe ... Read More »

Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather bout

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the long awaited much anticipated mega battle between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could be closer to happening as reportedly Pacquiao agreed to all terms of a proposed contract. Pacquiao and Top Rank, his promoter, have agreed to terms for a May 2 bout, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Tuesday ... Read More »

GGG Rx: Golovkin is the relief to boxing’s never-never land

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By Norm Frauenheim– Gennady Golovkin’s stop in Los Angeles Wednesday at the end of an international tour for his Feb. 21 bout with Martin Murray in Monaco was an anti-dote, timely relief from speculation about what’s happening or not happening in negotiations for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto. Boxing is stuck in never-never land these days, but ... Read More »

A forgettable 2014 ends amid hopes for a better year

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By Norm Frauenheim It’s a year that will be remembered for what didn’t happen. There was still no Manny Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather Jr., despite the resumption of tired talk. Andre Ward, in his prime and perhaps the sport’s greatest pure talent, didn’t fight at all. Take 2014, put it in a hefty bag and bury it where nobody can ever find ... Read More »

Victor Ortiz back with quick TKO and quip

LAS VEGAS — Victor Ortiz is man with many resumes. Movie roles are on one. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on the other. Ortiz left the studio and went back to work Saturday on the resume that includes his wild loss to Mayweather It went off almost as if it had been rehearsed. Ortiz (30-5-2, 23 KOs) was back at the ... Read More »

Unlike the Pacquiao-Mayweather riddle, Keith Thurman is a real answer to the real question about who and what is next

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By Norm Frauenheim- LAS VEGAS – Boxing’s chessboard is full of potential moves Saturday with dueling cards that include 18 bouts televised by competing networks and each promoted by rivals who are learning how to cooperate. Look for more lessons than solutions, more possibilities than answers, for a business confronted by declining pay-per-view numbers and no resolution to the tired ... Read More »

FLOYD MAYWEATHER WILL BE INTERVIEWED TONIGHT LIVE ON SHOWTIME BOXING SPECIAL EDITION® FROM SAN ANTONIO

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SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 12, 2014) — Unbeaten boxing superstar and perennial pound-for-pound kingpin, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) will be interviewed on SHOWTIME® during tonight’s SHOWTIME BOXING Special Edition® (10:15 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from San Antonio. The tripleheader, headlined by a world title fight between defending WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara ... Read More »

Pacquiao-Mayweather has everybody’s vote but the one it needs

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By Norm Frauenheim– Manny Pacquiao has spoken. Freddie Roach has spoken. Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya have spoken. They’re still speaking. We’ve yet to hear from the Republicans and Democrats, but even they’d agree. The bandwagon demand for a Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight is back at the top of the noise meter. It’s as loud as ever. But ... Read More »

MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS PRESENTS WBA SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT “LONESTAR BATTLE: ERISLANDY LARA VS. ISHE SMITH” FRIDAY, DEC. 12 LIVE ON SHOWTIME ®

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014) – Mayweather Promotions and SHOWTIME bring boxing fans a 154-pound world title showdown between WBA Super Welterweight Titlist Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) and former IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-6, 12 KOs) in the Friday, Dec. 12 installment of SHOWTIME BOXING Special Edition. “Lonestar Battle: Lara ... Read More »

Rahman sons file suit against Mayweather for alleged sparring sessions

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, The son’s of former Heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman have filed suit against Floyd Mayweather, Floyd Mayweathwer and Showtime for alleged sparring sessions that aired during the All Access show that was aired in the buildup to the Mayweather – Maidana rematch. Upset that his brother had taken such a vicious pounding, Hasim Rahman ... Read More »

Game-Changing Day: Canelo celebrates, Mayweather squirms

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By Norm Frauenheim Canelo Alvarez’s jump to HBO from Showtime isn’t surprising. He follows Bernard Hopkins, who took the first step in a move that altered the business landscape with his decision to fight Sergey Kovalev on November 8. It’s hard to know what will happen next. A prediction is a fool’s exercise, especially with unresolved questions about who and ... Read More »

Mayweather admits that All Access is staged

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At Tuesday’s Nevada Commission hearing, pound for for pound king Floyd Mayweather admitted that scenes from the All Access television program are staged. When questioned about a 31 straight minute sparring session and on camera marijuana use by female friends of Mayweather. “We monitor every training session at Mayweather Boxing Club. I don’t take breaks during 15-minute rounds, but we ... Read More »

Splitsville: Mayweather long on drama and short on promises

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By Norm Frauenheim– Floyd Mayweather Jr. is boxing’s undisputed Drama Diva. The latest from The Money Team’s long-running soap opera is an apparent split between Mayweather and his longtime advisor and promotional partner Leonard Ellerbe. So much for the team in TMT. In comments to FightHype.com , Mayweather complained about a breakdown in communication, a lousy ringside seat for his ... Read More »

CHASING YOUR DREAMS IN LAS VEGAS

Floyd Mayweather claimed his 47th win against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night. “Mayhem” was a massive event just like all Floyd Mayweather’s fights have become. It’s not just a fight but an event, and a global event at that. Stars from the world of sports, film, music and fashion fly into Las Vegas ... Read More »

An old Floyd is not the old Floyd

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By Bart Barry– Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in a rematch few aficionados demanded, fewer still watched, and fewer yet found entertaining as its predecessor, American welterweight and super welterweight titlist Floyd “Money” Mayweather unanimously decisioned Argentine Marcos “El Chino” Maidana. After promising to prove himself to himself, not you, by stretching Maidana, Mayweather finished the fight circling shamelessly ... Read More »

Mayweather stays unbeaten, keeps his fingers and re-ignites talk about Pacquiao

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LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept alive his pursuit of an unbeaten legacy. Kept his fingers, too. In a rematch full of some unusual twists and Marcos Maidana’s mouth full of more than a mouthpiece, the result Saturday night at the MGM Grand was predictable. Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) shook off some heavy punches from the wild-swinging Maidana (35-5, ... Read More »

FOLLOW MAYWEATHER – MAIDANA II LIVE

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Follow all the action live as Floyd Mayweather defends two Welterweight world titles plus a Jr. Middleweight world title in a rematch against former world champion Marcos Maidana. The actions off at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT with a 4 fight undercard featuring Leo Santa Cruz defending his Super Bantamweight title against Manuel Roman. Miguel Vazquez defends his ... Read More »

De La Hoya promises major cards in Vegas that could conflict with Mayweather

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By Norm Frauenheim- LAS VEGAS – Oscar De La Hoya got a key to the city Saturday and promised major cards in Vegas around each of the Mexican holidays in May and September. “I have to thank the great Julio Cesar Chavez, because that man got that tradition started,’’ De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, said to fans ... Read More »

Mayweather to make at $32 Million for Maidana rematch

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Pound for Pound king, Floyd Mayweather will earn at $32 million for his rematch with Marcos Maidana on Saturday night. Maidana’s minimum guarantee for the fight is $3 million, double his guarantee for the fight in May. But he earned more than that from Argentina television rights and an additional $1.5 million payment to wear the kind of gloves Mayweather ... Read More »

No off-the-scale mayhem: Mayweather, Maidana all business at the weigh-in

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By Norm Frauenheim- LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana were all business Friday at a weigh-in that sounded like a rap concert with speakers that packed more power than some of the fighters on the undercard. At 146.5 pounds, Mayweather was a half-pound heavier than Maidana and comparatively understated after days full of off-the-scale controversy generated by ... Read More »

BOXNATION SECURE SUPERSTAR PACQUIAO’S RING RETURN AGAINST UNDEFEATED ALGIERI ON EVE OF POUND-FOR-POUND KING MAYWEATHER’S MEGAFIGHT WITH MAIDANA

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LONDON (Sep 12) – Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s ring return against undefeated Chris Algieri has landed on BoxNation, with the Filipino legend joining fellow pound-for-pound star Floyd Mayweather on ‘The Channel of Champions’. The exciting news of Pacquiao’s bout comes on the eve of Mayweather’s blockbuster showdown with Argentine banger Marcos Maidana this Saturday night, live and exclusive on boxing’s ... Read More »

KHAN WILL BE RINGSIDE TO SEE MAYWEATHER-MAIDANA 2 MEGAFIGHT LIVE ON BOXNATION AS HE EYES FUTURE CLASH WITH POUND-FOR-POUND KING

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LONDON (12 Sep) – Former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has tipped Floyd Mayweather to come through his challenge with Marcos Maidana as he eyes a potential future fight with boxing’s pound-for-pound star. The Bolton native was highly impressive in his last outing against Luis Collazo at his first fight at welterweight, and will now be ringside in Las ... Read More »

May-vinci Code is just one of Mayweather’s puzzles

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By Norm Frauenheim- LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. has his “May-vinci Code.” Nobody can crack it, he says. And nobody has. His 46-0 record is perfect proof. But impossible puzzles aren’t always confined by the ropes. Mayweather has his own outside of them. Mayweather wants to be liked, a desire expressed in a press-conference rant Wednesday by his promotional ... Read More »

“MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2″ TELEVISED UNDERCARD FIGHTERS FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 11, 2014) – Fighters on the televised undercard for “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ took center stage today at MGM Grand for the final press conference before they enter the ring this Saturday, Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on SHOWTIME® and SHOWTIME PPV®. Here’s what Thursday’s press conference participants had to say: LEO ... Read More »

SUN SETTING ON ILLUSTRIOUS MAYWEATHER CAREER AS LEGEND ADMITS BOXNATION BLOCKBUSTER WITH MAIDANA IS ONE OF HIS LAST

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LONDON (Sep 11) – Superstar Floyd Mayweather has admitted that his bout with Marcos Maidana this weekend will be one of his last. The boxing icon faces off against the hard-hitting Maidana for a second time in succession, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this Saturday night, live on BoxNation, and has declared that he will be hanging up ... Read More »

Mayweather, Ellerbe fight to quell controversy over comments about Rice

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By Norm Frauenheim LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his promotional partner Leonard Ellerbe tried to put an end to questions about the domestic abuse scandal engulfing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice Wednesday after the final news conference for his rematch Saturday with Marcos Maidana. The questions continued the day after Mayweather said he wished Rice “nothing ... Read More »