By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) is still unbeaten after out-boxing a very determined and some would say desperate to win Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday night in defeating him 12 round unanimous decision on the “Mayhem” pay-per-view card on Showtime from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight had a controversial incident that took place in the 8th round when Mayweather suddenly pulled his left hand back with a look of pain on his face after being bitten by Maidana while holding him in a head-lock. Mayweather immediately said “He bit me.” The referee Kenny Bayless failed to take action though, saying that he didn’t see anything happen.
Floyd Mayweather: “He bit my hand, he bit my fingers. My fingers were numb. My hand was numb. I really couldn’t use my left hand, but I won the best way I know how. We were tangled up in the center of the ring and he bit me. He bit my left hand. I felt sharper in the first fight. This time I felt dry and dead and my fingers were numb after the eighth round.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) By Jim Dower: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 27 KOs) put on a boxing clinic tonight in defeating challenger Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday night on the “Mayhem” Card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final judges’ scores were 115-112, 116-111, 116-111. Maidana It’s hard to understand what the referee was watching who scored the fight 115-112. It wasn’t that close unless the referee was counting Maidana’s many missed punches as shots that landed.
“He bit my hand and that caused my fingers to be numb. I couldn’t use my hand for a while because my finders were numb,” Mayweather said.”I felt sharper in the first fight. My fingers felt numb after the 8th round. I give my self a C minus. I got hit with some shots I shouldn’t have got hit with. I’m going to go back to my team and assess what my team decides. I don’t know who I’m fighting in May. If a fight against Manny Pacquiao presents itself then it’s possible.” Read the rest of this entry »
By D.A: Well boxing fans our dreams of the cold war being fully over is about to become true. Of course we all know Golden boy promotions and HBO/ Top Rank have made peace and will work together in the future and guaranteed to in 2015.
All What’s left is Al Haymon to be thrown into the equation since there hasn’t been any reports of the mystery Manager and his team making peace with HBO.
Al Haymon of course is the rarely seen powerful adviser of many boxers today who are under the Golden Boy promotions banner. Why Al Haymon must be thrown into the equation of making peace with HBO is because Haymon manages guys who are promoted by Golden boy but not actually signed to the company. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a predictable outcome, WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22 KOs) stopped the over-matched Stephane Jamoye (26-7, 16 KOs) in the 3rd round on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) has been talking lately about how he wishes Floyd Mayweather Jr would agree to fight him in the UK, because he feels it would be a huge fight if that were to happen.
Obviously it’s not going to happen I this lifetime since Mayweather isn’t going to use up one of his last remaining fights by fighting one of his B-side opponents in their home country. But there is a fighter who is willing to fight Khan in the UK, and that’s WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs). He’s saying he’ll go over to the UK, and he’ll knock Khan out as well. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Chris Williams: Mark my words, if former two division world champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) doesn’t have at least a 15 pound weight advantage tonight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) then he’s heading for a straight clowning for 12 rounds in their “Mayhem” fight card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Maidana, 31, had a comfortable 15 pound weight advantage last May in scaling in at 165 pounds the night of the fight compared to Mayweather’s 150. Boxing fans and the media like to point to Maidana’s aggressiveness and his fast blitzkrieg attack in the first 4 rounds of the fight as the factors for why Mayweather struggled. That’s not it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a series of clear mismatches tonight in a card at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) will be making a defense against #12 IBF Stephane Jamoye. Quigg is a currently a huge 20-1 favorite to whip Jamoye, who is a replacement for another fringe contender #15 IBF Paulus Ambunda that Quigg’s promoter had him scheduled to fight.
Quigg should win with ease tonight, but with him facing an over-matched opponent, his fight hasn’t attracted much attention unfortunately. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Chris Williams: In the last four months, WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) has taken a great deal of criticism from boxing fans for his previous performance against Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) from last May.
Fans believe that Mayweather’s skills have eroded and that he’s no longer the same fighter he was 12 months ago in his fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Even trainer Freddie Roach has come out of the woodwork, saying repeatedly in the last month that he believes Mayweather’s legs are gone. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Allan Fox: This past week WBA/WBC welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr briefly touched on the subject of Manny Pacquiao when he told reporters that there were no plans for him to fight him in the future.
Mayweather wanted to clear up with the media about the rumors that had been circulating around about there being negotiations going on between his management and Pacquiao’s management.
However, Mayweather didn’t rule out entirely a fight between him and the 35-year-old Pacquiao taking place in the future. The only thing that Mayweather said was that his focus is on his fight against Marcos Maidana and nothing else. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) is one week away from his WBC super middleweight eliminator bout against France’s Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) on September 20th at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.
This is a fight that Groves absolutely must win if he’s going to be able to get locked into the mandatory position for a title shot against WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell.
It’s also a fight that Groves must win for him to keep alive the hopes, as slim as they are, for a third fight against IBF/WBA 168 pound champion Carl Froch. Groves has been knocked out twice in a row by Froch, but Groves still thinks that Froch wants to fight him. With the easy cash that Froch made off of the two fights against Groves, you can’t blame Froch if he does decide to fight Groves again. Read the rest of this entry »