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Ellerbe doesn’t mind if Tony Weeks is picked as ref for Mayweather-Maidana rematch

WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) was disappointed in the performance of referee Tony Weeks for the job that he put in while working Mayweather’s previous fight against the aggressive Argentinian Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) last May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana was able to foul Mayweather early and often in the fight in hitting low, throwing elbows and rabbit punches. While you can say the stuff was accidental on Maidana’s part, Weeks failed to take points away from Maidana to help him improve his aim. Maidana was given a warning for a low blow, but no points were taken off. Continue reading

Maidana: I know what it takes to beat Mayweather

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) thinks he has it all figured out how to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) in their rematch coming up next month on September 13th. Maidana believes that the key to cracking the MayVinci code is to put him under so much pressure that he’ll eventually either get stopped by one of Maidana’s storm of power shots or he’ll get outworked and lose a decision.

To be sure, Maidana came close to beating Mayweather last May when he lost a 12 round majority decision to him at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a little better stamina in the last 7 rounds of the fight, Maidana might have pulled off the biggest upset in 2014. But Maidana ended up fading the last half of the fight and ruining his chances for success based on his poor conditioning. Continue reading

Hearn wants Mayweather or Pacquiao for Kell Brook in 2015

Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is dreaming big as far as potential opponents he’d like to line his fighter WBA welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) against next year in 2015. On his wish list is Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao.

Hearn will have to use all of his skills as a promoter to lure Pacuiao or Mayweather into a fight against Brook. The only way it makes a lot of sense is if they agree to come over to the UK and fight Brook in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Continue reading

Maidana: First I’m going to give Mayweather a beating, and then I’m going to KO him

Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) wants to give WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) a sustained beating before eventually putting him out of his misery by knocking him out in their rematch next month on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana has built up animosity towards Mayweather stemming from the comments he’s made about him being a dirty fighter from their previous fight, as well as the outcome of the fight. Maidana doesn’t see himself as a dirty fighter, and he feels what he does is no different than what Mayweather does in the ring with him using his elbows. Continue reading

Maidana doubts Mayweather can improve from previous fight

Marcos Maidana (35-4, 32 KOs) isn’t buying what he’s hearing about WBA/WBC Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) improving for their next fight on September 13th by making changes in his game so that he’ll beat Maidana with ease in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana thinks Mayweather can change, but he also expects to change and improve so anything Mayweather can do to improve will be cancelled out with what he’s doing. Maidana doubts that Mayweather will be able to box much better than what he did last time, because the pressure that he plans on putting on him will ultimately get to him. Continue reading

Maidana plans on being very aggressive against Mayweather in rematch

Former WBA 147 pound champion Marcos Maidana (35-4, 32 KOs) said last night that his plan for his September 13th rematch against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) is to be very aggressive to try and beat him in their headlining fight on the Mayhem fight card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maidana says he didn’t have his conditioning right to fight a hard fight for 12 rounds in their previous fight last May, and that’s why he tanked in the last half of the fight after taking an early lead in the first 6 rounds. Continue reading

Roger Mayweather wants Floyd Jr vs. Khan in 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr’s trainer/uncle Roger Mayweather is hoping that he’ll fight former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) next year sometime. Roger says he sees it as a good fight between them.

“I hope so,” Roger M said when asked by Hustleboss.com if a fight between Mayweather and Khan will be taking place next year. “It’s a good fight.”

Mayweather hasn’t said whether he’ll be facing Khan in the future. Mayweather appeared to be kicking around the idea of a fight against Khan before his last fight in May. He asked fans to pick between Khan and Marcos Maidana on his Mayweather Promotions website. Continue reading

Showtime Sports presents award-winning series “ALL ACCESS” in advance of “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2”

NEW YORK (Aug. 12, 2014) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer the latest edition of the award-winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS in advance of the SHOWTME PPV event “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” the welterweight world championship rematch on Saturday, Sept. 13 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 premieres Saturday, Aug. 30, on SHOWTIME at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT and will be immediately followed by a special Saturday installment of ShoBox: The New Generation.

ALL ACCESS gives viewers intimate and exclusive coverage as Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana prepare for the most highly anticipated rematch in recent memory. Episode 1 reveals the aftermath of their thrilling first fight and takes viewers inside the minds of both fighters for what will be only the second rematch Mayweather, the undefeated 11-Time World Champion, has ever granted. Continue reading

Prepare for “Mayhem” as Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana 2 Is Presented Live in Cinemas Saturday, September 13

After a thrilling fight between 11-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana on May 3, 2014, Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions are pleased to present the second bout between the two fighters on the big screen. This highly-anticipated event will be broadcast live on Saturday, September 13 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AK / 2:00 p.m. HI. “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2“ will undoubtedly test the skill and will of both warriors in this electrifying showdown that left both fighters with unfinished business in May, giving Maidana one more chance to claim victory against the undefeated champion. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather Jr: Nevada Fighter of the Year

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be honored as Nevada Fighter of the Year by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at its annual Induction Ceremony/Dinner this Saturday night, August 9. It is the second straight year Mayweather takes the honor, following his victories over Canelo Alvarez in September, 2013, and hard-fought decision over Marcos Maidana in May, 2014.

Mayweather will receive the honor on the same night 18 Inductees are brought into the NVBHOF, and several other Special Achievement Award winners are honored. The gala event will take place in the Cohiba Ballroom inside the New Tropicana, Las Vegas. Social hour and Silent Auction begin the evenings festivities at 6PM with dinner and the program at 7PM Continue reading