Saturday, April 12, 2014

Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana News: Robert Garcia Believes Maidana Has Perfect Style To Beat Floyd Jr.

Marcos Maidana will be a heavy underdog in his May 3 showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but trainer Robert Garcia believes that his fighter has what it takes to pull off an upset.

In an interview with BoxingScene, Garcia said that Mayweather has faced great fighters in his first 45 fights, but no one had the same style as Maidana.

"Mayweather has never fought an opponent like Maidana. He's has had good opponents. Miguel Cotto, Oscar de la Hoya, Canelo Alvarez, but not one of them has the style of Chino, which is difficult because of the way he punches," Garcia said.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mayweather putting in the hard work for May 3rd

While WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) has been busy the last couple of weeks giving one interview after another to help make his May 3rd pay per view fight on Showtime bigger, WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) has been hard at work in getting ready to face Maidana and take his WBA title. Mayweather has been focusing entirely on his training in getting ready for the fight, and he hasn’t been nearly as busy as Maidana on the interview circuit.

Maidana is going to have a good excuse for losing to Mayweather on May 3rd, because he’ll be able to blame it on all the time he’s spent in giving interviews and meeting with important influential people now that he’s getting his 15 minutes of fame.

The attention that Maidana got last December for his fight against Adrien Broner is nothing compared to the fame that he’s receiving with his May 3rd fight against Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Can Canelo Alvarez Be a PPV Star For Showtime?

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez squares off Saturday night against Alfredo Angulo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a fight billed as “Toe-To-Toe.” It is the first fight for Alvarez since he was trounced by Floyd Mayweather in September in the highest-grossing bout in the history of boxing. Saturday’s fight will be broadcast on Showtime’s pay-per-view arm, but critics argued that Alvarez-Angulo is more suited for the Showtime network and not worth the $50 (regular) or $60 (hi-def) cost.

“It is a big responsibility to headline on pay-per-view.  It shows the end result of everything I’ve done in the gym,” said Alvarez at Thursday’s final press conference before the fight. Alvarez has a chance to cash in if he can draw a crowd to the PPV telecast. He will earn a guaranteed $1.25 million plus 80% of the fight’s net after expenses (Angulo is guaranteed $750,000 with a very small upside on the PPV revenue) . The fight will be a sellout of 14,000 and gross around $2.5 million for the gate, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, who is promoting the fight. But the big money for the fighters and promoters is derived from PPV.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mayweather: Khan can get fight

Even though pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has decided to fight fellow welterweight titlist Marcos Maidana on May 3, rather than the undeserving Amir Khan, Mayweather continued to taunt Khan on how he could get a fight with him. 

Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account that if Khan could beat Adrien Broner -- one of Mayweather’s pals -- he would fight him. 

“I don't have an easy fight on May 3, 2014, so I can't over look Maidana but Amir Khan, if you and Adrien Broner end up fighting each other on my show and you win (which you won’t), I'll fight you,” Mayweather wrote. 


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Floyd Mayweather chooses Marcos Maidana as next title challenger

Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears to take the safe route by challenging Marcos Maidana to a May 3 fight.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has finally agreed upon his next opponent and predictably, it won't be Manny Pacquiao or anyone else who will be favored to beat him.

Mayweather, the sport's top draw and Pound-for-Pound king, has opted to face the WBA welterweight slugger Marcos Maidana on May 3 on Showtime Pay-Per-View, either in Las Vegas or in longshot Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Amir Khan defines who hardcore fans are

In response to Amir Khan’s recent comment about the hardcore fans being the ones that voted him in via twitter and Facebook poll at the Floyd Maywweather Jr. Promotions website, I guess I know what I have to do to become a hard core boxing fan – sign up for Twitter or Facebook.

As far as Khan and Marcos Maidana’s chances against Floyd Mayweather Jr., I give Maidana a punchers chance.

He has been in a little streak as of late in winning his last four fights, and he did do a number on baby Mayweather (Adrien Broner) last December, who we all know has a long way to go to be at Mayweather’ss level. But like anyone else with a punchers chance that has faced Mayweather, Maidana just doesn’t have the ring intelligence to compete with Mayweather in this fight. Mayweather will exploit his flaws and it’ll end up a one sided match.


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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Arum thinks Pacquiao’s elusiveness is key to him beating Bradley

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum thinks that his fighter Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) is slowly finding his way back to the way he used to fight many years ago when he was hitting guys and then trying to get out of the way of their shots. Arum thinks Pacquiao got stuck with a bad habit of trying to overpower his opponents following his 2nd round KO win over Ricky Hatton in 2009 rather than staying with his elusive style of fighting that had made Pacquiao what he was.

After Pacquiao’s win over Hatton, he beat Miguel Cotto, Joshua Clottey, Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito and Juan Manuel Marquez before suffering back to back losses to Tim Bradley and Marquez. In his last fight, Pacquiao beat Brandon Rios. Arum thinks that Pacquiao went back to his elusive style of fighting in the Rios fight, and he sees him as being back to where he was in 2009 now with his focus on being hit without getting hit back.


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