Exciting stars from the Mayweather Promotions stable of fighters will fill out the action-packed day of undercard bouts on Saturday, September 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena preceding the SHOWTIME PPV event HIGH STAKES: Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto.
The moment that Floyd Mayweather officially announced that he was to be fighting Florida’s Andre Berto for what is ostensibly the 49th and ‘final’ fight of his illustrious career, the reception from the boxing world – media and fans alike – was lukewarm, to put it mildly.
As not only the current #1 P4P star, but a rare breed of fighter who transcends the sport – his picking Berto – a man who has lost 3 of his last 6 – and then charging punters $75 for the privilege of watching it on PPV – left many feeling that Floyd is, for want of a better phrase , taking the pi**
ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2015) – In what is shaping up as one of Thompson Boxing Promotions best shows of the year, NABA Super Bantamweight Champion Danny Roman (16-2-1, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles defends his title for the first time against Erick Ruiz (14-3, 6 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. in the “Path to Glory” 10-round main event.
WBA (reg) bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell, has joined the chorus of passionate British fans outraged at some of the ‘unofficial’ US scoring of his entertaining rematch bout with Tomoki Kameda last Sunday, that saw experts such as Paulie Malignaggi and ESPN’s Dan Rafael, as well as many others in North America, seemingly favouring the out-hustled and out-worked Kameda.
The official scorecards of 116-111, 115-112 and 117-110, just about told the whole story between them, as in the eyes of this writer, after giving the left-hook happy Kameda rounds 1 and 2 – which he clearly won – it was difficult to give him too much else for the rest of the fight, although while scoring is indeed subjective, and many rounds were close, it’s a stretch how anyone could possibly have had Kameda ‘comfortably’ ahead, as Paulie Malignaggi suggested he did, on twitter.
Jack Catterall’s next opponent Jarkko Putkonen serves in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force, but has promised an all-out war on the undefeated British ace.
LONDON (8 Sept) – Superstar Floyd Mayweather is adamant that his fight with Andre Berto this weekend will be his last.
The pound-for-pound king is set to hang up the gloves after his 49th fight, live and exclusive on BoxNation, admitting that he wants to get out of the sport while he has all his faculties intact.
After his hard fought draw with Andy Lee back in April, in which the champion kept the WBO middleweight title, and he voided his right to win it on the scales, New York’s Peter Quillin (30-0-1, 22ko) returns to the ring in a routine, 10 round, 163 lb catch weight affair against Australian unknown Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9ko) on Saturday night.
Many are finding it hard to get excited about the PBC on NBC clash that for all intents and purposes, and with respect to Zerafa, is set to be a complete and utter mismatch, merely designed to warm Quillin up for a future date with fellow New Yorker and WBA (reg) 160 lb titlist, Daniel Jacobs – a fight that complete upset aside, is mooted for December.
WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack is very confident ahead of his crunch maiden title defense against hard-hitting British challenger George Groves, predicting it will be he, and not the equally confident Londoner, who will be turning the lights out on Saturday.
Jack – a fully paid up member of “The Money Team,” and fighting under the Mayweather Promotions banner, is keen not to let the side down when he steps in against the former 2x world title challenger on the undercard of Floyd’s much maligned 49th PPV fight with Andre Berto, and is relishing the chance to prove that upsetting Anthony Dirrell to become champion isn’t a one off – he plans on retaining his belt in style.