Thursday’s press conference in Los Angeles marked the fifth and final stop of the multi-city media tour for the Sept. 13 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch, and it was also the birthday for Maidana, who turned 31.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced on his Twitter account that he will fight a Sept. 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, confirmed to Yahoo!Sports that the bout will be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.
Although the pay per view numbers for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana event have not yet been released, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said he’s “very pleased” with the numbers and dismissed the notion that it performed poorly.
The All-Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana Epilogue episode on Showtime on Saturday revealed that trainer Robert Garcia advised Marcos Maidana to “play dirty” during his May 3 majority decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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.
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.
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.
Amir Khan bounced back from inactivity by outpointing fellow former titleholder Luis Collazo in the co-featured bout to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana fight on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. Khan scored three knockdowns en route to a unanimous decision.
RingTV.com will have live round-by-round updates of tonight’s RING/WBC welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s title defense against WBA counterpart Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand on Showtime Pay Per View. The broadcast begins at 9 p.m ET/6 p.m. PT.
Three-division titlewinner Adrien Broner officially put his “minor setback” in the rearview mirror with a wide decision victory over Carlos Molina, and said he now wants a shot at pound-for-pounder Manny Pacquiao.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s Countdown Live show, which starts at 5:00 p.m. PT/ 8:00 p.m. ET, in advance of tonight’s Showtime PPV event headlined by the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana welterweight championship.