Floyd Mayweather Jr
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) Kelly Swanson – Thanks, everybody, for calling in. It’s such a pleasure to be joined today by Floyd Mayweather, the 11-time, five-division world champion, to talk about his upcoming fight “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″. Also joining us is Leonard Ellerbe, Chief Executive Officer of Mayweather Promotions.
Before I introduce Leonard I just wanted to make one program note. The fight week schedule will be distributed later this week, so everybody please take a look for that in your e-mail. That will give you a breakdown of everything happening during fight week starting Tuesday with the Grand Arrivals. I am going to now turn it over to Leonard Ellerbe to make the introductions.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather gears up for his rematch with the big-hitting Marcos Maidana next Saturday night, live on BoxNation.
The world’s best pound-for-pound fighter will share the ring again with the ferocious Argentine, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, as he looks to prove that he is still boxing’s top dog. Over the years, Mayweather has captured the imagination of the sporting public, not merely from his dazzling performances inside the ring, but also from his lavish and extravagant lifestyle away from the squared circle.
The unbeaten Michigan born fighter, with a record of 46-0, has reported to have grossed over $350m during his 18-year fight career. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) LAS VEGAS (Sept. 3, 2014) – Undefeated 11-Time, five-division world champion and perennial pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs)participated in a media workout Tuesday, 11 days before his rematch with exciting Argentine slugger and former welterweight world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) in the main event of “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on SHOWTIME PPV® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Dozens of television camera crews, radio newscasters, newspaper and web reporters, photographers and (video) bloggers were on hand to watch Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) work out Tuesday at the Mayweather Boxing Club. The media workout was streamed live via satellite feed, YouTube, Ustream,www.mayweatherpromotions.com, www.goldenboypromotions.comand TheBoxingBlog.SHO.com. Continue reading
History of welterweight & junior middleweight rematches say Maidana has a solid chance to win Mayweather rematch
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 3, 2014) – Welterweight and junior middleweight boxing history is rich with legends of men who found victories in rematches. If we base our projections in historic facts, we could say Argentine power puncher and former welterweight world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) has a solid chance to win the Sept. 13 SHOWTIME PPV® rematch against 37-year old, 11-time, five-division world champion and pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs).
The late Vernon “The Viper” Forrest was shocked in June 2008 by “The Contender” winner Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora, losing a majority decision for his WBC Junior Middleweight Title. They met again in Sept. of that year and it was a different Forrest in the sequel. Boxing with class and precision, Forrest won a lopsided decision to regain his crown in what would be the final fight of his career. Continue reading
On May 3, 2014, Marcos Maidana lost a majority decision to Floyd Mayweather. Although falling short on the judges’ scorecards, the Argentine hit Floyd Mayweather more times than any Mayweather opponent in history (221 times according to CompuBox). On September 13, 2014, Maidana will get another bite at the apple as he becomes the second person ever to earn a rematch against Floyd Mayweather. What follows is a look at the key factors going into their second bout.
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Three words describe each fighters’ key to success: location, location, location. During their first bout, Marcos Maidana dominated the match when he pinned Mayweather to the ropes. Any time Maidana smothered Mayweather against the ropes, the Argentine would opened up with wild power punches at every angle. With no space between him and his opponent, Mayweather’s sharpshooter accuracy and unmatched quickness were not enough to land good punches effectively. During these moments Mayweather looked human, even beatable.
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) says he knows how to fight WBA/WBC Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs), and how to force him into brawling with him if he were to agree to fight him. Pacquiao says Mayweather is too concerned with protecting his unbeaten record and that’s why he’s not interested in fighting him.
Mayweather is at a point where he really doesn’t need to fight Pacquiao in order to make big money. With him getting the big money for each of his fights on Showtime, it’s almost pointless to fight Pacquiao right now.
The money Mayweather is getting to fight other guys is just too good, and he’s already said that he won’t fight Pacquiao until he leaves Top Rank, which it doesn’t seem like Pacquiao is inclined to do. Pacquiao just re-signed a new 2-year extension that will take him until the end of 2016. Continue reading
Mayweather Promotions & Golden Boy Promotions will offer a live stream of 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather’s media workout TODAY/Tuesday, Sept. 2 from Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas as he prepares for a rematch with former world champion Marcos Maidana taking place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Tuesday’s workout will be available for viewing across multiple platforms, including LIVE via satellite feed, YouTube, Ustream. The event will be hosted by boxing emcee Tattoo and available in High Definition.
Lightweight contender Mickey Bey, who will face IBF Lightweight World Champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez on the Sept. 13 SHOWTIME PPV undercard, will also be featured on the live stream. Mayweather’s portion of the media workout will begin at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
Trainer Freddie Roach says that Manny Pacquiao is doing all he can to try and get a fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao has won 2 out of his last 4 fights in beating fellow Top Rank fighters Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley.
Pacquiao is now set to fight light welterweight Chris Algieri on November 22nd. If it wasn’t him, Pacquiao was going to fight Ruslan Provodnikov.
Roach recently said that Pacquiao would take the smaller money and would agree to the blood testing for the fight, which is what caused their initial Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations to fall apart when they attempted to put a fight together in 2010. Mayweather agreed to a 50-50 deal at that time, but then the negotiations died after he asked for random blood testing to check for performance enhancing drugs. Continue reading
(Note: Countdown to Mayweather vs Maidana II is an EastSideBoxing exclusive by resident scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace who will take provide a glimpse into the epic showdown each week on Sunday, with a final prediction/analysis piece to be published on the day of the fight)
Floyd Mayweather’s resume boast a laundry list of formidable talent, yet each of those men carried one very flawed trait; one which Maidana has never owned or known. That one trait? Fear. The UK’s, Ricky Hatton also lacked fear, yet inadequate size blunted his best chance at achieving an upset. Oscar De la Hoya and Miguel Cotto were arguably the only fighters in Mayweather’s recent history with adequate size who didn’t enter the ring afraid, yet both made the mistake of trying to box, failing to realize that you can’t try to beat a master at his own game. Going into their initial showdown, fans and media alike viewed the Maidana matchup as a “classic case of Mayweather targeting a tailor-made opponent”, who had “no shot”. Less than a minute into the bout, that perception was far from the reality. Continue reading
WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) says he’s not ready to be knocked off his throne by challenger Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) in their fight on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Indeed, Mayweather doesn’t see anyone knocking him off his throne, be it Manny Pacquiao or anyone else.
Mayweather is fighting at a too high of a level and he doesn’t see anyone out there that can pose any problems for him.
“Nobody’s going to knock me off this throne. I’m going to stay at the top and do what I want to, how I want and when I want to,” Mayweather said on All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2. “They think they good. I know I’m great.” Continue reading