Former heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Ellis, who trained with fellow Louisville fighter Muhammad Ali and squared off against some of his era’s best fighters, has died in his hometown at the age of 74.
There was lots of action involving RING-rated fighters last week but the most significant bout was between the magazine’s welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana, who advanced in the rankings by giving the pound-for-pound king a fight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. likened Marcos Maidana to a “WWE wrestler” during the post-fight press conference for his hard-fought majority decision over the Argentine slugger. Mayweather talked about a possible rematch and the hardest fights and punchers he’s faced.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana spoke to the media after their hard-fought welterweight championship. Mayweather commented on the competitive nature of the fight, referee Tony Weeks, “Glove-gate” and fighter safety. “I could’ve made the fight easier,” Mayweather claimed.
Reflecting on his victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather claims he deviated from an effective game plan to scrap with the Argentine banger.
After Floyd Mayweather’s grueling victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday, the demand for a showdown against Manny Pacquiao rings loudly from two heavyweight legends.
Amir Khan says his speed, height and boxing ability would make it difficult for Floyd Mayweather Jr. if they were to fight. Khan called for the bout during Saturday’s post-fight press conference following his near shutout victory over Luis Collazo.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. called Marcos Maidana “a tough, rugged dude” during Saturday’s post-fight press conference after Mayweather’s majority decision over Maidana added the WBA welterweight title to his RING and WBC championships.
THE RING’s award-winning photographer, Naoki Fukuda, is Floyd Mayweather Jr. with a lens, and he was ringside in Vegas to gather these images of Mayweather’s victory over Marcos Maidana. Enjoy.
Whether it was the constant fight-week distractions, Marcos Maidana’s relentless attack or a combination of both that threw Floyd Mayweather Jr. off during his tougher-than-expected fight with Maidana, the pound-for-pound king found a way to deal with it and remain unbeaten.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. outpointed Marcos Maidana in a rough, tough and surprisingly competitive 12-round welterweight championship on Saturday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Mayweather, who suffered a cut over his right eye, won a majority decision by scores of 117-111, 116-112, 114-114.
A glove controversy which jeopardized tonight’s welterweight championship clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand on Showtime Pay Per View has been resolved, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has heard it all, “… this guy here is super fast … this guy got a good left hook … this guy goes to the body good,” but nobody has solved the “May-Vinci Code” yet, he says, and Marcos Maidana won’t be the first.
“The Moment” is here! Well, not quite, but the weigh-in photos are here! Floyd Mayweather Jr., Marcos Maidana, Adrien Broner and others stepped on the scales before tomorrow’s big show. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was led into the weigh-in by rapper 2 Chainz after rival Marcos Maidana had already entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which was packed with an estimated 8,000 screaming attendees …
Floyd Mayweather Jr. weighed 146 pounds at the official weigh-in for his welterweight championship fight against Marcos Maidana on Friday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, site of their Saturday showdown. Maidana weighed half a pound more, 146.5.
Marcos Maidana doesn’t mind being the underdog going into Saturday’s welterweight championship showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Maidana was an underdog for the best performances of his career.