NEW YORK (Sept. 19, 2013) — Last Saturday’s blockbuster boxing event — THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO — ranked as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time, with nearly $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue reported to date. The news was announced today by Showtime Networks Inc., a division of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS), in conjunction with event promoters Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. The SHOWTIME PPV presentation of THE ONE surpassed the … Read Article
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 18) – Nearly 8-out-of-10 households in Mexico with a television set tuned into last Saturday’s “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” mega-fight live on Televisa’s Channel 5. The 12-round majority decision fight, which Mayweather won, garnered a national rating of 41.1 points, which equates to a 77 percent share, 22.1 million viewers and 5.9 million television households, making it the highest-rated boxing program ever on television in Mexico. The telecast peaked with a … Read Article
The hype has been dispelled by harsh realizations, the euphoria (if any) has winded down and it may be time for some conclusions. Saul Alvarez and his team must have reached several revelations while Floyd Mayweather backed up braggadocio on Sept. 14.
Floyd Mayweather imposed his ‘blueprint” from the start and needed to make only small adjustments as the fight went on. He often anticipated his opponent’s actions taking advantage of the weaknesses he and … Read Article
HOOK TO THE LIVER
By José Sulaimán
As I write my column on Saturdays, I am unaware of the results, but I am sure that on Sunday, there was disappointment and happiness on whoever lost and won the fight of two idols, Mayweather and Alvarez. The unbelievable advertising by the Mexican TELEVISA and the media offered for this fight made the biggest crowd ever to witness a weigh in ceremony at Las Vegas on September … Read Article
NEW YORK (Sept. 17, 2013) – SHOWTIME Sports will air Floyd Mayweather’s “masterful” (Associated Press) performance against Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia’s “scintillating” (Wall Street Journal) victory over Lucas Matthysse this Saturday on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) as a replay of the blockbuster Sept. 14 PPV event titled “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo.”… Read Article
Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr put to rest any belief in Oscar De la Hoya’s so called blueprint designed to beat him. The 36 year old Mayweather appears to be like a fine wine, getting better with age as he dominated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Saturday night.
In typical fashion, Floyd appeared to take his time in the early rounds to gauge his opponent’s game plan. From then on, the fight was a technical mismatch as … Read Article
Jeff H. (Orlando, FL): I thought Mayweather’s effort was an amazing one. The limited time off seemed to only help his reflexes and sharpness. How did you rate his performance and what do you see next for him?
Vivek W. (ESB): I plan to elaborate on a very deep level about Mayweather a little later in the week in a separate piece. But in short context, I would just have to say that yet again, … Read Article
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, precise counter punching, ring generalship…you name it. It was … Read Article
by TMZ Staff – The boxing judge being ripped apart for scoring the Mayweather/Canelo fight as a draw tells TMZ she doesn’t care what the critics say … insisting she called the fight correctly.
Judge C.J. Ross tells us “I stand behind my decision” and isn’t phased by all the ferocious criticism she’s received from both experts and amateurs.
In case you missed it — Floyd Mayweather scored a convincing victory over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez … Read Article
Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. or “The One” or TBE (the best ever) if you prefer, is right about being one of the best ever. He describes his abilities accurately when he says fighters always come against him with a plan, but as soon as the fight starts, the plan goes out the window. Money leaves the ring with another win and a wad of cash. So far, no one has been able to carry out … Read Article