Floyd Mayweather Jr Boxing News
By Chris Williams: Surprisingly Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza thinks that Pacquiao shouldn’t get an even 50-50 slice of the financial pie in a fight against Mayweather if Mayweather’s gate and pay-per-view numbers are better.
By Sam Geraci, Chicago, IL: After Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s crowd-pleasing Cinco de Mayo victory over 154lb champion Miguel Cotto, fans and sportswriters have been calling for a clash between Mayweather and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, the other top pound-for-pound fighter of the world.
By John F. McKenna (McJack): Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, the promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. fans love to hate has come up with what he feels is a viable compromise offer in yet another attempt to lure Mayweather into the ring for a fight with Manny Pacquiao.
By John F. McKenna (McJack): Former World Boxing Association (WBA) light middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-3-30 KO’s) is indeed a very good fighter. According to undefeated superstar and new WBA light middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s), Cotto is the toughest opponent he had ever faced. Floyd won a decisive unanimous decision over […]
By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto’s ex-trainer Emanuel Steward thinks that Cotto blew it by failing to use his jab enough in his recent 12 round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th. Steward saw the fight there for the taking of Cotto had fought behind a strong jab the entire fight.
By Frank (Frankly) Livingstone: Well, the latest news from both Bob Arum and Richard Schaefer in relation to the allocation of the revenue for the elusive Pacquiao–Mayweather fight certainly keeps the comatose bout on a life support (for now). Bob Arum suggested a 45-45 split and the 10% bonus goes to the winner. Bob argues […]
By Chris Williams: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer doesn’t see any reason why Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) shouldn’t get the bigger slice of the revenue pie in a fight against Manny Pacquiao, because he sees Mayweather as having brought in the bigger numbers in his fights since 2007.
By William Mackay: Freddie Roach believes that his fighters Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao BOTH can beat undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. if given the chance to fight him. Roach has said this in the past, but now after seeing Mayweather struggle to defeat Miguel Cotto recently, Roach is even more convinced that Mayweather is ready […]
By Garett R. Nadrich: Let me start this off by saying that my favorite fighter is Miguel Cotto and has been for some time. So if you refer to me as a “Floydiot” in your comments, you clearly haven’t read this column in its entirety. With that being said, The Grinch Who Stole Boxing (who […]
By John F. McKenna (McJack): The story which broke last Monday morning regarding IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KO’s) failing two drug tests clearly illustrates how much trouble boxing is in. Peterson was set to defend his title belts against former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (26-2, 18 KO’s) on May […]
By Chris Williams: I really hate to say this but Manny Pacquiao’s fate has been sealed with Floyd Mayweather Jr’s monstrous 1.5 million pay-per-view buys for his fight against Miguel Cotto last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
By William Mackay: Amir Khan missed out on avenging his loss to Lamont Peterson recently. Now Khan has to settle for looking to get a fight against WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia in June or July. Garcia looked underwhelming in beating a shot Erik Morales in his last fight.
By Dallan o’ Donnell: As PPV fights go, last week-ends mega showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto was expected to be a big hit on the PPV market, and it didn’t disappoint. The figures released today show the bout did 1.5 million buys on PPV which raked in a cool $94 million as reported […]
May 11, 2012 – NEW YORK — HBO Sports® reported today that 1.5 million pay-per-view buys were generated from the May 5 super welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.
By David Ishola: For a few years now Floyd Mayweather has spoken about better drug testing being needed in boxing and whilst some people may see it as a shot at Manny Pacquiao and simply a way of avoiding doing Mayweather/Pacquiao it now seems to be very right on the back of Lamont Peterson being […]