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.
Richard Schaefer on Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "The good news is that when you are the pound-for-pound king, the list of guys that want to fight you never seems to get shorter, it always seems to get longer."
Richard Schaefer said Canelo Alvarez, "today, is bigger than he ever was," in the wake of the 23-year-old's loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night.
When Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez enter the ring on Saturday, both will do so with undefeated records. It isn't the first time either has faced a fellow '0,' however. Here's a look back at those fights.
"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 believes that Canelo Alvarez's fans are being lured "because he knocked Carlos Baldomir out, and I went the distance with Baldomir."
Speaking from the perspective of someone who has faced both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez, former champ Sugar Shane Mosely said: "This could be a tremendous fight."
Canelo Alvarez on Floyd Mayweather's tactics: "I'm not saying that he's a dirty fighter...but he's a fighter that has a lot of experience, and, obviously, yes, he does use his elbows and forearms."
Oscar De La Hoya maintains his belief that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be knocked out by Canelo Alvarez: "My feeling is that a fighter like Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has what it takes to land that perfect punch."
Challenged about his prediction of a knockout for Canelo Alvarez against Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya came up with five reasons he believes that Alvarez will be the first man in 45 fights to defeat Mayweather.
Oscar De La Hoya predicts that Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will stop Floyd Mayweather inside of eight rounds; Tim Bradley spars with Lucas Matthysse.
Welterweight contender Marcos Maidana is expected to join his countryman Lucas Matthysse, as well as well as top boxing talent, such as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Adrien Broner, by signing with manager/advisor Al Haymon on Wednesday.
Former ring foes Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto are each being trained for their upcoming bouts by Freddie Roach. The two future hall of famers met recently at Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
Marcos Maidana's manager: The boxer could become Al Haymon's newest client next week.
Austin Trout is the last man to defeat both Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez, but he cann't decide which of his two former foes will be victorious when they meet on Oct. 5.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
Delvin Rodriguez on his fight with Miguel Cotto: "I've got to take advantage of this situation because this fight might be my last opportunity to fight such a big fight like this."
Three-division titleholder Miguel Cotto will return to the ring against Delvin Rodriguez on Oct. 5 in Orlando. The HBO-televised bout will be Cotto's first fight since losing to Austin Trout last December.
Richard Schaefer: "Al Haymon wants to make sure that the best are fighting the best. Most importantly, he wants to make sure that his clients make the most money."
Abie Han, one of five fighting siblings, has been competing for attention his entire life. Tonight, in the Friday Night Fights co-featured bout, the prospect faces fellow unbeaten junior middleweight GlenTapia for his promoter’s attention.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara on the prospect of facing fellow southpaw standout Austin Trout: "He says he wants it, I want it, let's do it."
Left-handed junior middleweight contenders Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara want to fight.
Miguel Cotto's advisor on returning to Top Rank: "Nothing negative to say about Golden Boy. They remain, as always, friends. Hopefully, we can do business with them and other promoters in the future."
Miguel Cotto has announced on his Twitter account that he will return to the ring under the Top Rank banner on Oct. 5 on HBO, reportedly against Delvin Rodriguez.
Floyd Mayweather, who is 44-0, told fans in Texas that he might fight beyond 49 bouts. The future hall of famer was in San Antonio and Houston with Saul Alvarez to promote their Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View showdown.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez claims no intimidation in advance of his clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "I feel the size of this event. I feel the emotion, but I am calm and on September 14, I’ll be okay."
Floyd Mayweather said Saul "Canelo" Alvarez "likes to use the shoulder-roll. He likes to fight with his hands down and to use his defense," adding, "I can see a lot of me in Alvarez."
Tickets for the Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View-televised clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the MGM Grand were gone in less than a day.
Adrien Broner's split-decision victory over Paulie Malignaggi drew 1.3 million viewers, Showtime has reported.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on fighting Floyd Mayweather: "I have the same boxing skills. I'm a good boxer, too. I'm a good boxer and you'll see it on Sept. 14. You're going to see the result. I'm going to out-box him."
Fans continue to give their feedback on the making of the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez fight in this week's Monday mailabg. Some are excited about the Sept. 14 event; some aren't, but everyone has an opinion on it -- and so does Dougie.
Oscar De La Hoya on Saul Alvarez's shot at beating Floyd Mayweather: "I don't think that it's too soon, I think that it's the perfect moment."
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "The only thing I can say is there's been guys for 17 years. The only thing I can do is continue to beat the guy that they put in front of me."
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on facing Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "I chose my opponent for September 14th... I'm giving the fans what they want."
Former welterweight and junior middleweight title challenger Delvin Rodriguez meets Freddy Hernandez in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights ESPN2 broadcast from the Mohegun Sun Casino in Uncastville, Conn.
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said "hopefully" Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Saul Canelo Alvarez will happen on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
According to his advisor, four-time, three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto will return to the ring later this year, most likely as a junior middleweight.
RING junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is expected to be ringside for Saturday night's clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza calls the open dialogue regarding religion between Robert Guerrero and Floyd Mayweatther Jr. "refreshing" albeit "not always a comfortable conversation."
Floyd Mayweather calls Robert Guerrero "a religious guy" who is also a "big-time hypocrite" in Showtime's latest episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero.
Referee Laurence Cole marveled at how Saul Alvarez was "able to elude Austin Trout's punches... moving side-to-side and moving his head just a little bit here and there" during the Mexican star's unanimous decision victory on Saturday.
Danny Jacobs on being declared cancer free: "Now, with this behind me, I can get ready for April 27 with no problem whatsoever." Jacobs, a Brooklyn native, fights on the Danny Garcia-Zab Judah undercard on Saturday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Read on for a lot of mixed fan reactions to Saul Alvarez's unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout, plus feedback on Tyson Fury-Steve Cunningham and much more in this week's Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez surprised many -- including opponent Austin Trout -- with his improving boxing skills in a unanimous-decision victory Saturday in San Antonio.
Images from the Alamodome of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's hard-fought unanimous decision win over a valiant Austin Trout to become THE RING's junior middleweight champion.
Saul Alvarez earned a little bit of respect among his many critics by boxing a smart fight en route to outpointing Austin Trout for THE RING magazine junior middleweight title in front of more than 39,000 fans on Saturday in San Antonio.
RingTV.com will be posting live, round-by-round updates for the RING and WBC junior middleweight title fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Austin Trout.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s weigh-in for THE RING junior middleweight championship between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout taking place on Saturday, live on Showtime from Alamodome in San Antonio. The weigh-in begins at 3:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CT / Noon PT from Market Square in San Antonio.
A return bout between Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would have to include Olympic-style drug testing and take place either in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or New York, according to Martinez's advisor.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Austin Trout face the biggest challenge of their pro careers when they face each other for THE RING’s vacant 154-pound title on Saturday, but neither fighter is intimidated by the high stakes of their showdown.
Saul Alvarez: "On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his."
The fighting peers of junior middleweights Austin Trout and Saul Alvarez offer their thoughts on who will win Saturday night's Showtime-televised clash of unbeatens.
Saturday's RING junior middleweight championship clash of unbeatens Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Austin Trout is another bout that is too close to call during what is shaping up as a year of upsets.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
Tyson Fury, Steve Cunningham and others offered their thoughts on who will win Saturday night's junior featherweight unification bout between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
In accepting his award for Fighter of the Year, an emotional Nonito Donaire spoke of coming a long way since being the "small, frail, asthmatic little boy" of his childhood.
This Saturday's junior featherweight showdown between RING champ Nonito Donaire and WBA beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux is the fight that fans want to see the most in April, according to a RingTV.com poll that logged more than 10,000 votes.
Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout returns to the Alamodome in San Antonio where Pernell Whitaker battled to a draw with Julio Cesar Chavez in September of 1993.
Nonito Donaire on his final press conference staredown with Guillermo Rigondeaux: "Today was my moral victory in terms of me being able to face off against him. I know that he felt my energy and that's why maybe he looked away from me."
"I'm going to win. Without a doubt, I'm going to win. This fight is personal because Trout beat my brother," Saul Alvarez said of his April 20 championship match with Austin Trout in Showtime's All-Access: Canelo vs. Trout Preview.
Austin Trout on his April 20 clash with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "I'm just going to do my talking in the ring."
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez spoke to RingTV.com about his April 20 showdown with Austin Trout. Canelo's promoter Oscar De La Hoya also gave his thoughts on the anticipated Showtime-televised event from the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has been sparring with a strong lineup of fighters, including unbeaten junior middledweight Hugo Centeno, in preparation for his April 20 clash with Austin Trout.
Saul Alvarez says he is firmly focused on Austin Trout, who he faces on April 20 for THE RING’s vacant 154-pound title. Many view Trout as Alvarez’s toughest foe to date but his trainer is confident of victory.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: "If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather."
Unbeaten lightweight prospects Omar Figueroa Jr. and Abner Cotto will square off in the co-featured bout to the Showtime-televised junior middleweight showdown between Saul Alvarez and Austin Trout on April 20 in San Antonio, Texas.
Former welterweight and junior middleweight champ Shane Mosley will return to the ring on May 18 to face Pablo Cesar Cano in a Fox Deportes-televised 147-pound bout in Cancun.
Austin Trout: "Team Fight to Walk is very important to me. The statistics about number of everyday people and US troops impacted by Spinal Cord Injuries are scary."
Junior welterweight Brandon Rios will attempt to repeat his seventh-round stoppage victory over Mike Alvarado on March 30.
Miguel Cotto's monster left hook against Austin Trout was captured by Tom Hogan, whose photo will be honored as the best action shot of the year by the Boxing Writers' Association of America.
Showtime has a mega promotional series planned in advance of the May 4 clash between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero.
Manny Pacquiao's advisor said the rift between HBO and Golden Boy does not concern the fighter, and claims both Showtime and HBO are in the running to televise Pacquiao's next bout. Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says that's hogwash, the Filipino icon's next bout will be on HBO.