- 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
September 2014: Mayweather-Maidana II? Mayweather-Khan? Or a vacation for Floyd?
Make no mistake about two things -1: Floyd Mayweather Junior was given his toughest, roughest fight in years last night as a relentless Marcos Maidana ploughed ahead pretty much all night and made the unbeaten superstar work very, very hard. 2: Mayweather won the fight by a wide margin.
The fans in attendance at The MGM Grand, most of them vocal Maidana fans, felt the defending WBA welterweight champ was robbed, but the fact is, Mayweather – once he got control of the fight and began tattooing Maidana with shots, to the body most hurtfully – won the fight fair and square. This has done nothing to stop talk of a September rematch, though, and Mayweather, looking more tired than in recent times after a fight, said he would give Maidana one “if the fans want it.”
But, in light of his recent talk of thinking about retiring, is it possible Mayweather will opt to take the remainder of 2014 off and box again next May? Retirement is unlikely – as Floyd still owes three fights under his mega-money contract with Showtime – but, after being hit low, after being hit on the back of the head, after being butted (accidentally) and after being just plain hit in the face, maybe the 37-year-old star will opt to take another vacation from the sport of boxing to recharge his batteries.
If Floyd does decide he needs a little me time, it will not please fight fans, nor will it please Marcos Maidana and Amir Khan (who looked sensational, disciplined and strong in his welterweight debut win over a game Luis Collazo on last night’s card) – the two fighters most likely to be in with a real shot at getting a September date with Mayweather if he does box then.
Maidana has many people thinking he is deserving of a rematch, and maybe he is; after all, he did make the fight competitive and exciting and he perhaps even made Floyd fight his A-game – this after many experts had predicted a mismatch. But Khan is also deserving for a couple of reasons: he was verbally promised a shot at Mayweather a number of months ago yet was generally messed about and had his time wasted as Floyd opted to give “El Chino” his biggest payday instead, and because of the dominant fashion in which Khan handled and outclassed Collazo.
Both fighters will be waiting to see what Floyd chooses to do, but it may be that Mayweather chooses to take a vacation, thus leaving both former champions out in the cold for the time being. If this turns out to be the case, here’s an idea; how about Khan and Maidana get it on in a rematch of their sizzling 2010 battle?
That way, the winner would leave no doubt as to who is most deserving of a crack at “Money” next May.
- 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