The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame will present Mayweather with his “Fighter of the Year” award at the annual induction gala on Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace.
Peter Quillin has accepted a role playing Roger Mayweather in the upcoming Martin Scorsese-directed movie about Vinny Pazienza entitled “Bleed For This,” the former WBO middleweight titleholder informed RingTV.com on Sunday.
The first of the final two legs of “Travelin’ Man” Lee Groves’ five-week “Stretch Drive” to end 2013 saw him work the CompuBox keys on an HBO-televised tripleheader involving Guillermo Rigondeaux in Atlantic City, where he learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela and the death of the South African icon’s favorite boxer, Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala.
After years of acrimony, Floyd Mayweather welcomed his father back into the training fold to help him prepare for the Robert Guerrero fight in May. Mayweather Sr.’s return to his son’s corner is a signal that Mayweather Jr. won’t be an inviting target when he challenges Canelo Alvarez on Saturday.
Floyd Mayweather in regard to his past: “No one is perfect…The only thing that I can do is try to become a better person, each and every day.”
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.”
During the Saturday debut of All-Access: Mayweather-Canelo on Showtime, Floyd Mayweather claims that Canelo Alvarez mimics his style. Alvarez, meanwhile, reveals that he was called “freckles” and “cheese head,” by other children growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico.
When Angel Garcia, father and trainer of Danny Garcia, watches Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Ruben Gerrero work their sons’ corners on Saturday, he will “watch for who can stay focused, and who can keep their son focused right along with them.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s father, Floyd Sr., says he’d be down for a fight against Robert Guerrero’s father/trainer, Ruben, who has referred to the Mayweathers as “clowns.”
Robert Guerrero on Floyd Mayweather: “He’s not that big. Floyd’s not like Andre Berto, who, I mean, was just bulked up and huge. But you’ve got to respect Floyd, because, I mean, he’s fast, he’s slick and he’s smart and he’s a mastermind in the ring.”