Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s pay-per-view clout will be tested on Saturday

12
Sep

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s pay-per-view clout will be tested on Saturday

With Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s last fight generating disappointing numbers (at least by his standards) and multiple controversies during the past week, the rematch with Marcos Maidana will be telling of how strong Mayweather’s brand is.

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11
Sep

Marcos Maidana and Robert Garcia prove to be successful combination

Since joining Robert Garcia’s stable of fighters in Oxnard, California, in 2012, Marcos Maidana’s career has been reinvigorated. Garcia has fine-tuned the Argentine slugger’s style just enough to make him a threat against elite boxers – including Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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10
Sep

Does Floyd Mayweather Jr. still have legs?

Every time Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights, people ask if his nimble legs have finally deserted him. Particularly after a couple fights in which he stayed in the pocket more than usual. And so we must now ask: Have Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s nimble legs finally deserted him?

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09
Sep

Floyd Mayweather Jr. gives his take on Ray Rice case

Upon arriving in Las Vegas for his rematch with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was asked what he thought about the case of Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video of him knocking out his fiancee in an elevator surfaced.

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04
Sep

Wiser and wearier, Chris Algieri and Manny Pacquiao near the finish line

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri hit New York on Thursday with only one day left to go on their 27,000-mile promotional tour. It’s been exhausting for both, but while Pacquiao is somewhat used to the drill, Algieri says the experience has been an education in many ways.

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19
Aug

Roc Nation Sports makes a big splash in boxing but can they swim?

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports served notice to the boxing community that the rapper-entrepreneur is serious about being a major player in the sport by overbidding for the Peter Quillin-Matt Korobov title bout, but how they follow this bold move and build their own roster of fighters will tell us if the new company has a future.

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26
Jul

Golovkin’s ‘Tysonesque’ reputation grows with Geale stoppage

With his third-round stoppage of Daniel Geale, Gennady Golovkin is quickly becoming a Mike Tyson-like performer where his fans come to the arena expecting him to knock his opponent stiff. Golovkin-Geale attracted 8,500 fans to Madison Square Garden and his team believes his popularity will continue to grow.

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23
Jul

Daniel Geale seeks to disrupt Gennady Golovkin’s star trajectory

HBO envisions Gennady Golovkin as the next pay-per-view attraction while the undefeated middleweight titleholder’s promoters want to develop the Kazakhstan native into a ticket seller in the U.S., but Daniel Geale is confident he has what it takes to upset those plans when he faces the heavily favored puncher on Saturday.

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22
Jul

Mike Perez’s winding journey leads back to NYC and Bryant Jennings

Six years after his perilous journey from Cuba, heavyweight contender Mike Perez finds himself on the threshold of a WBC title shot. He will meet fellow unbeaten contender Bryant Jennings in a 12-round title elimination match at Madison Square Garden on HBO on Saturday.

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14
Jul

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s burden: A heavy crown

Floyd Mayweather Jr. seems to be resigned to inevitable criticism no matter what he does. Meanwhile, he works hard and continues to win.

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