Fans share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s final bouts and the acceptance of his “clinical” style, Alfredo Angulo’s future, the James Kirkland-Gabriel Rosado fight, the Freddie Roach-Lucian Bute team-up, Nonito Donaire, and more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Mayweather’s unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday generated close to a $15 million gate, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday. The Showtime Pay Per View produced 925,000 pay-per-views buys.
George Groves is intent on moving past his two high-profile losses to Carl Froch when he meets European super middleweight champ Christopher Rebrasse at the Wembley Arena in London on Saturday. The winner will move closer to a shot at newly crowned WBC 168-pound titleholder Anthony Dirrell.
Undefeated Philadelphia lightweight standout Karl Dargan continues to make up for lost time with his co-featured bout against Angino Perez on NBC Sports Network’s “Fight Night” at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn., on Saturday.
As a result of a left thumb injury sustained during preparation for his bout against Johnathon Banks, Antonio Tarver has pulled out of their fight, originally scheduled for Sept. 29.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer insists he has no information regarding the current issues between Floyd Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe.
Former WBO lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns will make his junior welterweight debut against Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez on Oct. 4 in an attempt to end a two-fight losing streak at The First Direct Arena in Leeds, England, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport announced on Thursday.
Former super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez returns on Oct. 18, this time at light heavyweight, to challenge Azea Augustama at the StubHub Center in Carson, Ca.