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“The Moment” Weigh-In: Exclusive Photos

As expected, the attendance from the fans proved that this was more than just a weigh-in. About half of the MGM Grand Garden Arena had the seats filled with fans supporting all of their fighters. There were guest appearances from other Golden Boy Promotions & Mayweather Promotions fighters, prize giveaways and even a mini concert from top American hip hop artist 2 Chainz. That’s right…a hip [...]

“The Moment” Fight Week Day 3 : Khan-Collazo, Broner-Molina and Love-Periban Final Press Conference

The Moment’s undercard fighters’ final press conference took place on Thursday, Day 3 of fight week in Las Vegas. Each fighter took the podium to say their last words to the press as they prepare for battle in a few days. Coming off from his December loss, one wasn’t sure if Adrien Broner would be more humble this time around. A press conference could always use some some color and excitement. [...]

“The Moment” Fight Week Day 2 : Final Press Conference

Day 2 for “The Moment” came with with final press conference for the Welterweight unification bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Marcos Maidana. The trainers, promoters and sponsors all took the time to thank the fans and media as the build-up for the fight continues. Mayweather, Jr., in an effort to show his philanthropic side, announced a donation to the Sussan G. Kommen Foundation. [...]

Photos: “The Moment” Day 2: Undercard Fighter Workouts

Although the spotlight remains on the main event of The Moment, the May 3rd Showtime Pay-Per-View show is loaded with a star line-up of undercard fighters. Amir Khan Vs. Luis Collazo and Adrien Broner Vs. Carlos Molina are set to be the headlining supporting bouts of the evening. On Wednesday, the fighters took the time to do brief workouts in front of fans and the media to lead up to their fights. Here [...]

“The Moment” Fight Week Day 1: Fighter Grand Arrivals – Photos

“Ole…ole…ole…oleeeeee!!!!! Ole…….Ole!!!!!” Such were the chants echoed through the MGM Grand’s lobby that were heard as Marcos Maidana took the stage for his grand arrival. Was this a soccer match or a boxing event’s fight week kickoff? Las Vegas, NV is once again the boxing spotlight. Two and a half weeks after headlining a Welterweight showdown between the anticipated rematch [...]

Photos – Weigh-in: Garcia-Martinez, Donaire-Darchinyan, Martirosyan-Andrade

Boxing returns to the south this weekend in Corpus Christi, TX for another fall Top Rank tripleheader showdown on HBO Boxing After Dark. Headlining the card is the WBO Super Featherweight title fight between Mikey Garcia and Roman “Rocky” Martinez. After losing his Featherweight title at the scales earlier this year, Garcia makes a move to the Super Featherweight division to challenge Martinez [...]

Photos: Marquez-Bradley Weigh-In

The stage is set for Saturday night’s huge HBO PPV telecast. Live from the Encore Theatre from the Wynn Las Vegas, all fighters tipped the scales at the contracted limits. Juan Manuel Marquez tipped the scales comfortably at 144.5 lbs. Marquez comes to the ring with the goal of achieving two things: defeat Bradley and to become the first Mexican fighter in boxing history to capture five different [...]

Marquez-Bradley Undercard Press Conference: Battle of Orlandos, Ramirez-Lomachenko, Smith-Monaghan

The Final press conference for the undercard fights on the Marquez-Bradley welterweight showdown took place on Thursday in Las Vegas. In a battle of Orlandos, the co-main event features another Puerto Rico Vs. Mexico face off: Orlando Cruz and Orlando Salido. At stake for both fighters is the vacant WBO Featherweight title. Salido, the Mexican bulldozer inside the ring, is aiming to bounce back [...]

Exclusive Media Roundtable Interviews: Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley

After the final press conference concluded, both Marquez and Bradley took the time to answer questions from the media and press. Fighters spoke about their mindsets going into this fight, explained what their goals are for winning and things to expect come Saturday night. Here are a few of many questions that were answered. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ Question: “How do you feel at 40 years of [...]

Photos: Bradley-Marquez Final Press Conference

Desert Storm VS. Dynamite. Las Vegas, NV once again becomes the spotlight for fight fans. A welterweight showdown looms with Timothy Bradley against Mexico’s own Juan Manuel Marquez. The Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas was host to the final press conference for Bradley against Marquez. Fighters, trainers and promoters took to podium to finalize the last words that each camp had to say. [...]

THE ONE Post-Fight Press Conference: Aftermath, Quotes & Photos

If this were baseball, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. just pitched a no-hitter. Fight week in Las Vegas, NV for the biggest boxing event of the year ended on Saturday with another stellar performance by the Pound for Pound king. In front of a pro-Canelo crowd, “Money” Mayweather tamed the Mexican superstar en route to a 12 round decision. Skills certainly pay the bills for Mayweather. Speed, accuracy, [...]

THE ONE Weigh-in! Mayweather-Canelo, Garcia-Matthysse, Smith-Molina & Theophane-Cano

Ladies and gentlemen…the countdown to the One is almost over! The MGM Grand Garden Arena was packed with enthusiastic fans and media members. Being inside the arena was almost deafening. Clearly, the public is excited for the event. The turnout could very well make it the biggest weigh-in in the history of the sport. Before the weigh-in began, many of the Golden Boy stable of fighters made [...]