Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer believes that a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Amir Khan fight would attract a large number of viewers based on the fighters’ mutual popularity.
Last weekend’s event featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez had all the appearance of a blockbuster Hollywood summer movie, which is why boxing should be worried, according to THE RING contributing editor Brian Harty.
The Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight totaled more than $2.6 million in closed circuit ticket sales in Las Vegas on Sept 14, setting a new record, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez will eclipse Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya as the highest-grossing boxing event of all time.
Pics from Las Vegas as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez stepped up to the podium for the last time before their fight on Saturday night. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
“Am I worried?” asked Floyd Mayweather Jr., who gave a complete rundown of the reasons he is not impressed with Canelo Alvarez’s resume at Wednesday’s press conference, “Absolutely not.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday along with Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse and the rest of the Sept. 14 fighters. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
British welterweight Ashley Theophane recently made a career-altering decision by signing a long term deal with Mayweather Promotions and, as a result, will face off against Pablo Cesar Cano on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14.
RingTV’s Dominic Verdin reports from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, where Floyd Mayweather recently held a media day workout for his Sept. 14 showdown with Canelo Alvarez. Verdin spoke to Roger Mayweather and Floyd Sr., who said Alvarez’s trainers and team “look like winos.”
Of the thought of victory over Danny Garcia on Sept. 14, Lucas Matthysse said, “I would be on top of the world.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto and Danny Garcia’s split decision over Kendall Holt will be featured Thursday night on Fox Deportes. The Golden Boy Classics bouts preview Mayweather and Garcia’s Sept. 14 bouts against Canelo Alvarez and Lucas Matthysse.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”