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Mayweather Jr. to get career high payday of $41.5 million for Canelo fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is fixing to get the biggest payday of his career against the red-haired Mexican fighter Saul "Canelo Alvarez on September 14th. Mayweather will be collecting $41.5 million bucks in the fight, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. There's also a chance that Mayweather could make even more than that figure if the Mayweather-Canelo fight breaks the all-time PPV [...]

It’s not What You Think, It’s What You Feel That’s Important!

It goes like this..... You think a particular fighter will win a fight, because he is superior in several categories. He moves well, is quick on his feet with good balance. He's technically sound. He blocks, parries, slips and ducks, countering effectively off his opponent's misses. He's got a solid punch, and throws combinations, both to the head and body with precision and accuracy. He's always [...]

Mayweather vs. Canelo: Pre-Production

It's 10 days out from the September 14th fight known as 'The One' and what have we learned that we didn't already know? First of all we found out that Canelo is on course to make the 152lb contracted weight, this is the usual for him. We also know that Canelo has beaten a few of his sparring partners to a pulp forcing them to leave his training camp with injuries caused during sparring sessions. [...]

Remembering Tommy “The Duke” Morrison

CANASTOTA, NY - SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, who passed away Sunday (Sept. 1st) in Omaha, Nebraska at age 44. Tommy "The Duke" Morrison “Tommy Morrison brought so much excitement and energy to the heavyweight division in the [...]

Oscar De La Hoya making a lot of pre-fight predictions ahead of “The One!”

It’s always both very interesting and a great honour being a call in participant whenever a big fight is preceded by a teleconference; especially an international one ahead of a massive, massive fight such as the fast approaching Floyd Mayweather-Saul Canelo Alvarez clash. Yesterday, with big name scribes such as Dan Rafael and Lem Satterfield asking Canelo and Oscar De La Hoya questions regarding [...]

Mayweather Jr. vs. Alvarez is 10 Days Away… The anticipation Grows

Today we are 10 days away from one of the best boxing cards we have seen in a long time. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will of course be the main attraction, squaring off against a young unbeaten Mexican hope, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. As we get closer to that moment when both fighters cross the ropes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, boxing fans produce more and more predictions and explanations [...]

Up Close And Personal With Returning Champ Mark Prince

Photo by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro - A few weeks ago it was announced that former WBO and IBF Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Champion, and World title challenger, Mark Prince is set to make his return to competitive action, on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted ‘NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’ at York Hall, in London, on Friday 4th October. Earlier this week I was lucky enough to catch up with [...]

The Pugilist KOrner: Bryan Vera, Abel Sanchez, Jermall Charlo, and Rau’Shee Warren

At 9PM EST/ 6PM PST, The “Sports Krib” is proud to present former WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo, Middleweight contender Bryan Vera, expert trainer Abel Sanchez, Junior Middleweight prospect Jermall Charlo, and three time Olympian Rau’Shee Warren on this week’s edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!! Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Appearing for the first time on “The [...]

Chris Arreola, Seth Mitchell Confident, Ready To Go At It Saturday On SHOWTIME

NEW YORK (Sept. 3, 2013) – Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola calls it a "must-win" and may retire if he loses. Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell calls it "do-or-die" and a "crossroads fight for both of us." This Saturday, Sept. 7, former world title challenger Arreola (35-3, 30 KO’s), of Riverside, Calif., meets former college football star Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s), of Brandywine, Md., in a [...]

Is Canelo a Real Threat to Floyd?

The build up for this fight is typical of most recent Mayweather fights. Floyd is his normal boastful self, and on the other side is an opponent claiming to be hungry and set to take away Floyd's “0”. We have heard this exact same script before, most recently prior to Mayweather dominating Robert Guerrero earlier this year. And the fan reactions are as typical as the script itself. Mayweather's [...]

Will Canelo Alvarez be “The One” to finally defeat Floyd Mayweather?

LAS VEGAS (September 3, 2013) - If Canelo Alvarez is awestruck by the prospect of trying to do something that no one else has done - defeat pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather - he doesn't show it. Canelo maintained the same cool, calm expression throughout a nine-city press tour to promote "THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo" - the highly anticipated, super welterweight world championship pay-per-view [...]

Floyd Mayweather, Saul Alvarez and the double standards of the boxing industry

Fight night is approaching, the tension in both camps is building up and the masks are falling. It's time for mind games and a little psychological warfare. It will probably be a close fight most of the time and the judges scoring the points will be the main factor. This time Floyd may not benefit from the politics if it comes to that. So far he has been greatly privileged as far as point scoring is [...]