According to SI.com’s Fortunate 50, Floyd Mayweather Jr.is projected to be the highest-paid athlete in American sports for the second straight year, potentially earning between $90 million and $128 million.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks to be in prime shape for Saturday’s clash with Robert Guerrero, who says he can’t wait “to get down.”
Robert Guerrero “may have God on his side,” writes Gareth Davies of The Daily Telegraph, London, “but Floyd Mayweather has the God-given gifts.” Forty boxing insiders give their picks and analyses on the big fight.
The co-manager of Robert Guerrero has expressed extreme confidence heading into Saturday night’s clash with pound-for-pound kind Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza calls the open dialogue regarding religion between Robert Guerrero and Floyd Mayweatther Jr. “refreshing” albeit “not always a comfortable conversation.”
Adrien Broner has given the name “Paulette” to Paulie Malignaggi, who retorted, “Last time that I checked, you know, Adrien is a girl’s name.” On June 22, Broner will challenge for the WBA welterweight title owned by Malignaggi, who calls it an easy fight.
Upon hearing that Zab Judah was a no-show, Danny Garcia lamented not being able to “look into his eyes and to snatch the soul right out of his body.” Judah then showed up, saying he’d been disrespected by being told to wait with his team “in the basement” with “no food, no water.”
If he gets beyond a mandatory title defense against Karo Murat in July, IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins would like to face Carl Froch or Lucian Bute. (This story also contains a video of Hopkins accepting Gennady Golovkin’s challenge.)
Richard Schaefer on Golden Boy Promotion’s new deal with Fox Sports: “For Golden Boy, it is one of the most significant, if not, the most significant television deals we have ever put together.”
A new deal between Golden Boy and Fox Sports will result in a new Monday boxing series and allow fans to rewatch classic bouts from the promoter’s fight library featuring Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Bernard Hopkins, among others.
Former IBF bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz and undefeatd middleweight prospect J’Leon Love will compete in separate bouts on the undercard of the May 4 Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero Showtime Pay Per View event.
Junior welterweight Brandon Rios will attempt to repeat his seventh-round stoppage victory over Mike Alvarado on March 30.
Showtime has a mega promotional series planned in advance of the May 4 clash between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero.