Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Trash Talking with Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Up at the Top Table, Victor Ortiz put his finger to his head and pulled the imaginary trigger before a wide smile lit up his face.

The WBC Welterweight Champion was sitting on the stage of the Hudson Theater in Midtown, Manhattan, just yards from the man he has wanted to fight for 15 years, back when he was a nine-year-old Mexican immigrant in Kansas.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was the main draw for the huge crowd at the old Broadway venue. But the organizers were keen to point out that the finger, who agreed to a challenge from “Pretty Boy” or “Money” as he how prefers to be known, had an upbringing so rough that his story is every bit as engaging as that of the still unbeaten six-time champion.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mayweather On Comeback Trail!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his comeback this week with predictable bombast, bellowing that his fight against WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz would be “the biggest international boxing event of 2011”.

That may come as news to Mayweather’s long-time rival Manny Pacquiao, who has firmly established himself as the sports number one during his hiatus, not to mention the likes of Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Floyd Mayweather to fight Victor Ortiz!

Floyd Mayweather Jr., a former five-division champion and one of the top pound-for-pound stars of the era, will end a 16-month layoff when he challenges welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17.

“My fans have been waiting long enough. Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz. September 17, 2011 for the WBC World Championship,” Mayweather tweeted Tuesday afternoon to make the announcement.

Details of the pay-per-view fight, including which network will handle it and the specific site, are being worked out, Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer, Ortiz’s promoter, told

But Floyd Mayweather said he will be ready.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Floyd Mayweather Sr. not apologizing to Manny Pacquiao anytime soon!

Earlier this week news broke that eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao has settled his defamation lawsuit against Richard Schaefer and Oscar Dela Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions on confidential terms. Dela Hoya and Schaefer had said remarks in the past that hinted at Pacquiao’s use of performance-enhancing drugs, an act that the Filipino superstar obviously didn’t take too kindly too and a tension that had underlined the Top Rank-Golden Boy feud at the time.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

“You’ve got to stop the fight” – Shocking video of Shane Mosley in Pacquiao Fight

As first reported by my colleague Michael Marley earlier today, it appears that former five-time champion Shane Mosley was looking for a way to prematurely end his fight with Manny Pacquiao earlier this month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A clear underdog heading into the fight, ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley was knocked down by a wicked combination in the third round and went into a defensive shell soon thereafter. And, as seen in a recent preview video for this Saturday night’s Pacquiao-Mosley Fight Camp 360 episode, late in the fight, in between rounds, Shane Mosley could be seen pleading with his trainer Naazim Richardson to end the bout.

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