- Broner: Khan and Brook can’t beat me
- Austin Trout looking to turn his career around against Daniel Dawson
- Pacquiao to train 7 weeks for Algieri fight
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Klitschko working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
- Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock to Kick Off 2014 Youth Olympic Games Competition for Team USA
- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
- MIKE TYSON PRESENTS BIG TEXAS THROWDOWN!! September 26, Mesquite TX
- Joe Ward: “I’m thankful that AIBA gave me the opportunity to be involved in APB”
- Shoulder injury forces Nicola Adams out of the 2014 Women’s Boxing World Championships in South Korea
- Undefeated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach Now trained by Robert Garcia
Mayweather has little time to select his next opponent for September
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has little more than weeks to select his next opponent for his pay per view bout on September 14th if he wants Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime/CBS to be able to market the fight for it to be successful. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says he’s in talks with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Showtime boss Stephen Espinosa told ESPN “I’m cautiously optimistic. There’s a lot of negotiating left to do, but often the biggest hurdle is convincing one fighter or the other to take the fight. That hurdle has been cleared. I truly believe Mayweather wants Caneo and that Canelo wants Mayweather, and that’s half the battle.”
In this case, that’s a small part of the fight because they have to find enough money to pay Mayweather his $32 million while giving Canelo whatever cut he’s looking for. I can’t imagine him agreeing to fight Mayweather for only $3 million like his last opponent Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.
Canelo will want much, much more because this may be his only huge PPV fight of his career unless some other big names emerge on the seen in the next 10 or so years that Canelo has left in his career.
Mayweather and Golden Boy are going to have to make a decision quick who they want to fight. The Canelo fight is the one Golden Boy and Showtime want, but I don’t think Mayweather wants it and I can see him not being agreeable to fighting a guy that outweighs him by 25 pounds on the night of the fight.
I also don’t see Mayweather agreeing to giving Canelo a big percentage split, when he’s only won one world title and that was against a welterweight Matthew Hatton, who was selected to fight Canelo over top junior middleweights that were available like Erislandy Lara.
At the end of the day I see Mayweather choosing to fight Amir Khan, Danny Garcia or the winner of the Lucas Matthysse vs. Lamont Peterson fight. Those guys aren’t going to ask for a ton of money like Canelo would, and they’re not going to rehydrate to 172 lbs. like Canelo.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada
- Hearn wants to schedule Brook-Khan fight for the summer in 2015