Floyd Mayweather Jr
At an age when most boxers fade under the dim lights of dementia, Floyd Mayweather Jr seems as keen and quick and good as ever, in defiance of history and precedent and logic.
He’ll be 38 and another $150 million or so richer when his lucrative contract with Showtime ends.
The fight was one of the richest ever if not the richest ever with a live gate of $20M and at least another $100M from pay-per-view.
If Alvarez can get in his shots, Mayweather will have to react like a champion. He will have to show he can take a punch and stay on his game plan.
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.
“Saturday could be a $200 million night,” Schaefer said. “Boxing is hardly a dying sport.”
With the WBA Super Light Middleweight title on the line, this fight has the potential to be an instant classic, and it all starts here.
Locally, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (out until after the All-Star break) came in at No. 9 and the Mets’ Johan Santana (out for the season) came in at No. 13. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (out until after the All-Star break) is No. 19.
Floyd Mayweather fought as if he had never left the ring, coming back from a year’s absence Saturday night to win a unanimous 12-round decision over Robert Guerrero in their welterweight title fight.
Guerrero believes he is the fighter who will be the first to beat Mayweather, and he’s eager to earn both the recognition and the money that would come with such a win.
Guerrero was arrested after declaring an empty – but unlicensed – .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol while trying to fly to Las Vegas, Port Authority police said.
Alex Rodriguez may not be the most popular guy in MLB circles. But according to Forbes, the Yankees slugger got the last laugh — at the bank.
Bradley simply does not have the skills to stay with Pacquiao, even if he is only at 75 or 80 percent of what he once brought into the ring.
Turns out I could have saved you sixty bucks – seventy if you watched in HD. But then you would have missed an exquisite bout that belied the normally mundane yet masterful offerings from Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who came to bang against a naturally larger man.
Lost in the blinding kaleidoscope of recent New York sports is the fact that a big bout is taking place tomorrow night in Las Vegas. And while boxing has been relegated to the back alleys of the sports pages, there are several compelling themes to this fight.