The drama is escalating as we inch closer to the most anticipated fight of the year. With just a few weeks to go until Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana touch gloves for the second time, there is plenty of controversy, animosity and MAYHEM between both camps.
From the unresolved “glove issue” to Mayweather challenging Maidana to put his money where his mouth is, it is clear the feelings and opinions of these world-class fighters are not lost in translation. The hostility even extends to Maidana’s trainer, former world champion Robert Garcia, who challenged Mayweather to “take a little walk.” Check out this trash talking video, plus an epic selfie from Maidana, in advance of MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2, on Saturday, Sept. 13, LIVE on SHOWTIME PPV®.
The special Saturday, Aug. 30 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation is set featuring three fights from Mayweather Promotions. Below are the details and matchups on the televised card, which airs live on SHOWTIME® immediately following the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 Episode 1 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 30
SITE: The Pearl at Palms Resort Casino
Las Vegas, Nev.
TELEVISION: ShoBox: The New Generation
SHOWTIME – Live at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast immediately following the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 Episode 1)
SHOWTIME: SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 12 Rounds
J’Leon Love vs. Rogelio Medina
18-0, 10 KOs 32-6, 26 KOs
Dearborn Heights, Mich. Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 10 Rounds
Badou Jack vs. Jason Escalera
16-1-1, 11 KOs 15-2-1, 12 KOs
Stockholm, Sweden Union City, N.J.
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 8 Rounds
Ronald Gavril vs. Thomas Falowo
9-0, 7 KOs 12-2, 8 KOs
Bacau, Romania Pawtucket, R.I.
PROMOTER: Mayweather Promotions
TICKETS: Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75 and $100, plus applicable taxes, fees and service are on sale and available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com
ANNOUNCERS: Barry Tompkins will call the action with Steve Farhood and former world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts.
PRODUCERS: The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.