Floyd Mayweather Jr.
With more dueling monologues than a presidential campaign, it’s sounding more and more like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight next year.
Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, a pretext for gorging on poultry and then taking our swollen torsos to the nearest television for some football, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.
If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a guest at Miami Heat practice Sunday. Mayweather is a regular courtside visitor to Heat games, but the team’s practice court is typically off-limits to visitors.
Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has never lost a professional fight and will walk out of his latest fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Saturday with a record purse of $41.5 million.
In a city of high rollers, on one of the biggest betting days of the year, the head of Golden Boy Promotions is taking the biggest gamble of all. He’s got $60 million on the line that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will not only deliver a great fight, but deliver at the box office, too.