Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s base salary of $73.5 million over the course of his unanimous decision victories against Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez made him the highest-paid athlete in 2013, according to ESPN The Magazine’s annual Top 25 list.
The Ruslan Provodnikov-Chris Algieri fight was moved from its originally scheduled location at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y., to Barclays Center in Brooklyn reportedly due to interest from Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who, like Provodnikov, is Russian.
New Jersey welterweight Juan Rodriguez faces fellow unbeaten prospect Samuel Vasquez on Friday in Monroeville, Pa., in a make-or-break fight. The scheduled eight rounder, which will open a ShoBox tripleheader, is Rodriguez’s first time fighting on television.
Promoter and former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions out-bid Warriors Boxing, $260,000-to-$251,000 on Tuesday for the right to promote the rematch between IBF titleholder Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy.
Many RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks but nobody made a statement as big as Manny Pacquiao, who soundly defeated Tim Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title and climb in the magazine’s pound-for-pound and 147-pound rankings.
Former middleweight beltholder Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam returns to the ring on Wednesday to face veteran Fernando Zuniga in Santa Monica, Calif., but the once-beaten contender is targeting a showdown with undefeated WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin.
Former junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan is jazzed about his new relationship with influential manager Al Haymon and explains exactly why, prior to his May 3 meeting with welterweight Luis Collazo.