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SREDMOND

E In Denver,numbers refute idiocy in a cold clinical way… It’s a thing of beauty!!!! ie Nuts saying Canelo is a bigger draw which is preposterous..! I can spell it all out if you need further clarification??

Posted September 11, 2013 9:01 pm 


E in Denver

SRED-”…you are VERY INTERESTED in what FMJ makes because you are on this PARTICULAR thread that leads with commentary about his take….” I checked out the thread because of the high number of comments. I didn’t read the article nor do I care to. The post were more interesting(sometimes more informative).

Posted September 9, 2013 6:40 pm 


Boxing 101

nice red & white striped socks clown boy…lol who are you trying to look like? ronald mcdonald or the wicked witch of the east?

Posted September 7, 2013 1:15 pm 


Rich

Why all the envy….If you don’t like it don’t pay….But take something into account…some film actors make three times as much and serve up crap…

Posted September 7, 2013 12:17 pm 


SREDMOND

Man please if Canelo was an independent PPV star he would have sold the Austin Trout fight for 60 bucks to the public instead he sold 40,000 cheap tickets… You have 0000000 data to support your argument… Call me when Canelo is a PPV headliner he just did a unification for free on Cable…I suppose he was paid 2 mill to face Mosley while Floyd made 40 that night because he’s really the draw and his people are morons?? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted September 6, 2013 12:23 pm 


SREDMOND

UD is the most likely scenario, but Floyd’s opponents start shutting down once he takes over and Floyd’s too good a fighter to give them a shot at landing a haymaker where is all the volume punching once he shows them the crisp counters and handspeed? Guerrero was after a solid puncher like Berto like a maniac for 12 rounds when he fought Floyd he quickly learned that whenever he made a mistake he was punished and became meek… Typical reaction to the Mayweather skillset, despite your denial he’s not like other fighters…THEY stop taking chances

Posted September 6, 2013 12:18 pm 


Zurdo

And the fights against Mosley and cotto were on …. and who was in the semi event????

Posted September 6, 2013 12:15 pm 


Zurdo

I like debate with all of you, i hope you no vanishes after sept 14. Around me nobody knows canelo nor Floyd. Here soccer is King.

Posted September 6, 2013 12:13 pm 


SREDMOND

Mayweather is the GREATEST boxer today according to his peers, rankings and accomplishments and in a moment of fairness the universe has made him the most well compensated… Ring Mag and all the rest have him as Número UNO ! Soooo we have a guy that has all relevant boxes checked… As for the Mexican angle for sales his 2 BIGGEST PPV’S in recent memory were Cotto and Mosley neither of whom are Mexican!!! 1.5 and 1.4 million respectively… FACTS Mayweather is the best P4P and he’s getting paid like it… This is justice at its finest!

Posted September 6, 2013 12:10 pm 


Zurdo

SREDMOND, dont dream, Floyd will not take that risk. He need to be aggresive against Canelo to get a ko. He dont take such a risk. a ud in the best of the cases.

Posted September 6, 2013 12:06 pm 


Zurdo

Money and ppv sales are not factors of greatest. Just remove the numbers against mexican names on mexican dates and what you got? Again… under that logic justin bieber is a greater artist than bob dylan? If you like noise, empty lyrics and good looking guys, you would response yes. Thats simple.

Posted September 6, 2013 12:01 pm 


SREDMOND

Nothing like seeing a man PROSPER in the US isn’t that the American Dream? or is it ONLY OK when you “like the guy”…. Mayweather earns his money legally and his income is reported so what he does with it should be none of our concern…He can burn it in the backyard if he so desires, poverty etc is the governments issue NOT a boxers….!! I cannot wait for this fight for some reason I wanna see young Alvarez get knocked out even though I like him as a fighter…!

Posted September 6, 2013 11:51 am 


moonshineman

Good, now he has more money to give his Mother and Granny on TV.

Posted September 6, 2013 11:48 am 


SREDMOND

Damn straight he BUILT his fanbase by winning and selling himself good and bad to the public. Bieber is not my cup of tea but MILLIONS of teenage girls disagree and he is worth OVER 100 mill at a young age… The laws of supply and demand govern a PPV fighters paycheck and Floyd is in limited supply while the demand for his services is GREAT hence his HUGE and well earned purses…! Gotta respect the man for climbing the latter and ignoring the naysayers… He turned Golden Boy into his foot soldiers while he is the BOSS…

Posted September 6, 2013 11:36 am 


De Lima I.

Fact is FMJ has more marketability and can generate more $ than anyone else.

Posted September 6, 2013 11:34 am 


SREDMOND

Zurdo, what is there to accept? The reality is that OF COURSE Mayweather thinks he can beat his opponents what Champion expects to lose? He is close to 37 and the excuses for his wins are wearing thin his opponents are YOUNGER and he keeps on rocking… ALOT of fighters think the are “smart when they choose the WRONG motivated opponent” this is boxing anything can happen don’t you think EVERYONE wants to be Undefeated for 17 years and year 40 mill per fight? Get real

Posted September 6, 2013 11:29 am 


Zurdo

Sredmond, if you only take account of names (Mosley, cotto, marquez) is ok.
but what about the momentum. Under your point of view, if i give a beating to cassius clay, am i among the greatests? Thats the point, i dont hate Floyd, i dont know him. But Floyd fans dont accept facts that even Floyd accepts. More than one time Floyd talks about how smart he is to accept fights.

Posted September 6, 2013 11:26 am 


SREDMOND

Test

Posted September 6, 2013 11:12 am 


SREDMOND

Nope “Zurdo” Oscar was on record discussing how he hated training and his battles with addiction are now legendary..Whereas Floyd Mayweather is known for NO drinking or drugs and keeping his body in pristine condition.. Low risk fights?? HMMMMMM Cotto knocked out 30 boxers, Shane close to 40 boxers and had just wasted the iron chinned Margarito, ODH knocked out 30 fighters Guerrero has Berto on the canvas and swollen to the high heavens.Marque knocked Pacquiao unconscious pushing 40 but NONE of these guys presented a shred of risk for Floyd, who was in his 30′s facing all of them? You really show us that you consider Mayweather the BEST guy out there since his HOF and highly accomplished opponents stood no chance!!!! LMAO!!! Im sure he appreciates your endorsement!!!

Posted September 6, 2013 10:30 am 


Major Licks

It was a reply to SREDMOND’s posts to me.

Posted September 6, 2013 9:54 am 


Zurdo

What was that???? Is it a boxing site? May be the name of this site is not clear enough…

Posted September 6, 2013 9:33 am 


Major Licks

You’re the weak-minded one. Your self-esteem is totally dependent on the success of others.

You rely on their achievements to help you feel good about yourself, your race, because deep down you are very very insecure and lonely person.

You are nothing without them. This is why you get so angry and defensive when others criticize them.

You are completely powerless. A parasite whose very life is totally dependent on feeding off others.

This is the very definition of weakness.

I see through you like a piece of polished glass.

It’s you who’s in excruciating pain my friend.

You try to hide that but it’s completely futile.

The misery and bitterness seeps out of every pore of your being for all to see.

You are lost and this is the place you come to find yourself.

But the pain won’t go no matter where you run to. It’s deep inside you and it will always be there, eating away at you like a cancer from within.

I am in no pain. I am at peace with myself, content with what I am and the life I have lead.

I hate no man. Hate is such a futile emotion

Hate will destroy its host.

And mark my words hate and bitterness is going to be the death of you.

I shall pray for you my brother in skin.

Posted September 6, 2013 7:07 am 


zurdo

Floyd “respecting his body”. Exactly, one way to do that is take fights looking for low risk.

“while the sports on his back”.

So… Cotto, Pacquiao, Morales, Ward, Mosley, Klitchko, Marquez and Calzaghe careers, fights, pursues are because Floyd? The runner that fight one time every one or two years against not the top of the real division. really???

That just show the great work of hbo, showtime, the ring and all floyd sponsors.

Posted September 6, 2013 6:45 am 


SREDMOND

Tark, looks fast to you because you’re OLD Tark and your powers of discernment have BADLY dulled… He is SLOWER of hand and foot than Mayweather by a comfortable margin and as the night wears on he’s gonna look slower and slower… Canelo is hitting hard at 154 that’s his ONLY advantage coupled with his size.. He has NEVER been in the ring with a guy who possessed anything close to Floyds Quickness and timing… By round 3 the gap in talent and skill will be apparent and Canelo will be listening to his instructions while looking DOWN..

Posted September 6, 2013 4:58 am 


KOrnerman

I guess as usual we’l be hoping Canelo can land that one killer shot.

Posted September 6, 2013 3:33 am 


Boxtradamus

“How can Floyd put on a potshotting clinic against a kid this fast???”-Just watch on Sept 14th and you’ll SEE how he WINS a pot shotting CLINIC vs a kid that fast.

Posted September 6, 2013 2:33 am 


Tomato Can

Mayweather should have a tough fight with Canelo. If Canelo is able to te Mayweather and use his size advantage, I think Mayweather will have a difficult time winning. Canelo might chase Mayweather back down to where he belongs, win or lose…

Posted September 5, 2013 11:21 pm 


Tomato Can

Society is twisted. We put value in many things we shouldn’t. But it is what it is, you just gotta do the best you can and try to find happiness… But as far as this fight goes In there. As far as the money these guys are making, the fighters should be making the brunt of the money IMO. I doubt they are, after all is said and done…

Posted September 5, 2013 11:15 pm 


TARK

How can Floyd put on a potshotting clinic against a kid this fast??? Canelo has very good countering skills, so you can’t just go dancing around feinting and whipping in rights without seeing sharp punches coming back from every angle.

If Canelo starts to break Floyd down, it’s going to be a really tough one for Floyd to pull out a victory of any kind.

Posted September 5, 2013 10:59 pm 


zurdo

Whatever, that zero is a fake. American sports media needs that zero. 120 divisions champ if you want but he never fought a real great fighter in his weight and prime. Despite that protection he already lost against a mediocre fighter like castillo and a semi retired great fighter like odh. Canelo is just a good prospect, nothing super special, and anyway floyd put a weight restriction because he always need advantages. hbo, showtime, the ring, etc. need an american to be the one. Thats ok because america support boxing after all, but dont fool yourself.

Posted September 5, 2013 9:18 pm 


Robe

SuckerRedman—Floyd is just returning the same favor that was bequeathed upon him by DLH! You know, that same DLH who put Hopkins on the map, Mosely on the map and countless others. So, it’s just payback time. By the way, are you related to some turd that goes by the ttumbo?

Posted September 5, 2013 9:06 pm 


Robe

You would be totally wrong!! Fans support his lifestyle therefore, what the millions of fans have to say, whether its agreed to or not, is just as valid as those peers opinion.

Posted September 5, 2013 9:00 pm 


Olandontra

Floyd is a great boxer so says the Pro Boxers and Trainers. Maybe some fans disagree but being admired and respected by your peers, people that know what they are talking about, is worth more than a bunch of posters on a message board whose best chance of becoming Champion is playing a video game.

Posted September 5, 2013 8:54 pm 


Anonymous

Ok, have to go. My Mom’s calling me to pick up my laundry and finish my soup before bed. Peace brothers.

Posted September 5, 2013 8:41 pm 


Anonymous

If I were a boxer, which I try to imagine I am to escape my pathetic life (so far but hopefully it will change when the lottery kicks in), I would absolutely take whatever I could get. Although I would also try to put on a great card for the fans to give them their’ money’s worth like I discussed below. But I would be about Money Money Money Money. This way, after I receive my Trucks of Money, I could do what I want with it which would include giving back. The more you have, the more you could give back.

Remember, insurance on a Mansion and a collection of exotic cars is very high. Do you know how much it costs to contain and feed Tigers and Lions? Expensive.
And all those kids I may legitimately have if I were a top boxer? Expensive.

Posted September 5, 2013 8:39 pm 


Anonymous

A ticket price to the movies is how much now?

I think at least if you are going to up the price on a PPV ticket, there better be a Great fight per $10 or so with the mega fight being $15.

The top two fights so far are great, I’m not sure who else is on the card.

they should load them up like UFC tries to do when they can but UFC also owns MFers. GBP tries to but time conflictions and money and so on seem to be a problem. But hopefully they are going in the right directions.

Imagine 6 great fights for about $60+
That would be nice. I would pay (with a group of people of course which is what they are expected and part of the reason they jack up the price where a movie ticket is a single ticket).

Posted September 5, 2013 8:35 pm 


Anonymous

Congratulations Floyd on making what I will make when I win the Lottery. Although I plan to make more.

Posted September 5, 2013 8:31 pm 


SREDMOND

Weak Minds lil “Major Licks”
And Longtime ESB joke and chronic storyteller Hidalgo are in excruciating pain as the date approaches when Boxings BEST fighter laces up to teach his NEXT unwitting pupil..I have seen Hidalgo already trying to attribute young Canelos impending loss to a MEASLEY 2 pounds, when the truth is that his Red Hair and fresh face are not gonna save him against the type of talent that comes along every 50 years… SRL as awesome he was, became a shell at 34 whereas Floyd still has Internet creeps like te aforementioned Major licks and Hidalgo praying to Pagan Gods for a loss…!!! Bothe cretins fill me with glee as their anxiety reaches Red Zone proportions… Floyd’s coming and it’s gonna look EASY!!

Posted September 5, 2013 8:21 pm 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo, you know a lowly DOG such as yourself cannot stifle my PHD level dissertations on boxing… Your a MERE conspiracy theorist who is still angry at Cortez and believes that Ortiz butts were righteous.. You are the same fool that claimed Marquez did not really train to fight Mayweather … See you will ALWAYS look inept when dueling with me because you treat reality like a fair weathered friend… Fact is Floyds the Undefeated Boss and Canelo is the next guy in his crosshairs… You BAG OF EXCUSES will NOT serve you in these matters it’s best you kill yourself before the 14th and spare the Whore you lay with the impending nightmares that will come with another Floyd Mayweather victory… Just a suggestion !

Posted September 5, 2013 8:02 pm 


Hidalgo

“Hidalgo who really cares what you are paying to watch? …”

Look. There he goes again. SRedmond on the rant. LMAO!

And you still wouldn’t show up, BUFFOON!

Posted September 5, 2013 7:48 pm 


SREDMOND

No I support Mayweather because

1.) He is the top fighter in the sport

2.) He is the WW Champ

3.) He won belts in 5 divisions

4.) He is lineal Champ in 3 weight classes

5.) He defeated 21 current and former World Champs

6.) He is the face of boxing & Cash Cow

These are the FACTS my friend and until he starts losing they will remain the facts… And why in the world would I pretend Floyd’s a different Race and why would you??? What a bizarre hypothesis but in any event why do you even care why I support the GREAT Floyd Mayweather Jr? Come Sept 14th MILLIONS of fans will be cheering why not rejoice in the Greatness!!

Posted September 5, 2013 7:48 pm 


Boxtradamus

I mean….Canelo is WAY BETTER than Williams and Margarito. His Boxing IQ and SKILL level is higher than both of them COMBINED. That’s why he’s #1 at 154 while Williams and Margarito never became #1 in a weight class in their entire LIVES. Canelo has surpassed both of their careers at only 23 yrs old. WOW!!!!

Posted September 5, 2013 7:21 pm 


Boxtradamus

And by the way Canelo is BETTER than Paul Williams and Margarito. SO this Fight shuts the mouths of those who thought Williams and Margarito would be a match. Canelo would beat both on the same night. SO MUCH props goes to Floyd when he beats Canelo.

Posted September 5, 2013 7:19 pm 


Boxtradamus

Canelo has moved from the SHALLOW side of the POOL to the DEEP END. NOW its time to SINK or SWIM. But UH OH. There’s a SHARK in the water. And he will eat you UP whether you can swim or NOT. Mayweather by Pot shotting CLINIC.

Posted September 5, 2013 7:17 pm 


Boxtradamus

NICE sidenote but how much you get paid is no factor in WINNING. And that’s all that I care about SO that I can get paid by picking the WINNER. Ali got paid more than Holmes DID when Holmes SPANKED him. And Leonard got paid more than Norris DID TOO. De la Hoya made more than Floyd and still got BEAT…..The Purse doesn’t determine the WINNER. SKILLS and Boxing IQ DO.

Posted September 5, 2013 7:15 pm 


E in Denver

Talking “market value” in one breath then pointing this out in the same post comes of disingenuous. “..and Canelo getting a BIGGER check than Martinez and many other pro’s EVER SAW while only having defeated ONE World Class boxer…” But you unconsciously(?) point out the criticism of Jr’s “HOTTEST” opponent, world class inexperience. Unlike a lot of clowns I don’t count Jr’s $$. How much any man besides myself makes isn’t my concern. Concern for social justice isn’t a sign of weakness. Nor is apathy a sign of strength.

Posted September 5, 2013 6:59 pm 


SREDMOND

We are talking the HERE AND NOW Mayweather vs Pacquaio is stale dated and Pacs crushing KO loss to Marquez elevated Floyd vs Canelo to the NOW most in demand bout.!! Live in 2009 or 2010 if you choose but it’s late 2013 and this is boxings HOTTEST bout… Saying “people don’t care what Floyd makes” is idiocy because look at the angry opinions all over this message board… The weak are crying about social justice and “what’s fair” instead of accepting Mayweather getting his fair market value and Canelo getting a BIGGER check than Martinez and many other pro’s EVER SAW while only having defeated ONE World Class boxer..

Posted September 5, 2013 6:35 pm 


Octavius Jomar Chatman = SREDMOND

Busted

Posted September 5, 2013 6:24 pm 


E in Denver

“..Floyd and Canelo is the BIGGEST fight the public clamored for…” Jr and Pac was the biggest fight the public clamored for. Let us not pretend that this has to do with what the (boxing)public wants. This was the most marketable fight after considerations for warring promotional companies. Jr is getting more $$ because he is getting in with a bigger, younger, marketable fighter. Smart business move. Letting Cotto tag you after the PPVs were already bought isn’t a smart move. Anyone who believed that line should pay $200 for the PPV.

Posted September 5, 2013 6:04 pm 


TARK

Nobody gives a crap what Floyd makes. I bought an expensive house and all my neighbors have expensive houses. People don’t really look to see how green your grass is compared to theirs. They’re too damned busy…

We know Floyd makes one Hell of a lot more than Leonard, Hearns, Duran, Hagler, or Ali ever made… Even allowing for inflation… That will mean nothing if Canelo knocks his ass TFO.

Posted September 5, 2013 5:55 pm 


TARK

Warren Buffett made over 100 billion, gave about 50 billion to various charities — including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.. He still has around 50 billion… How meny folks has he driven to suicide???

I guess people don’t really pay that much attention or care what other people make, except to read about it because most people like others to do well. It’s a measure of how successful you are financially.

Getting paid 50 million for a fight doesn’t help you when the bell rings, your opponent jabs you in the snoot, and Roger has to break out the Giant Q-Tips again.. Canelo pops a little harder than Cotto.

Ask Trout.

Posted September 5, 2013 5:46 pm 


Ghetto Thug

SREDMORON u are sick of envy for Money May homie, u finally shown up ur true colors

Posted September 5, 2013 5:34 pm 


TARK

Sredmond says.., “I have spent plenty getting some hapless a female a $14 Martini at NYC rooftop bars.”

WOW… Talk about going whole hog to snare those hapless females. Sredmond, you’re really turning your pockets inside out and going whole hog. That’s almost enough to buy the paintbrush you think Mayweather is going to paint Canelo with.

Now…since you say Floyd will shred Canelo.. paint him.. smoke him etc.

What’s he going to do first??? It’s awful hard to paint something after you shredded it… Why not paint Canelo first, let him dry, and then shred him? Finally Floyd can stick all the shreds into a pipe and smoke him.

Posted September 5, 2013 5:33 pm 


SREDMOND

Average fast food worker SHOULD make 41.50 per day because that’s all he commands on the market.. Mayweather generates 10′s of millions per fight and should get the Lions share.. Hopefully his wealth will drive the weak minded to suicide !!

Posted September 5, 2013 5:22 pm 


TJ

Without boxers putting it all on the line, Golden Boy, Arum etc. and the alphabet boys would be nowhere. I know they do a little bit…..But, what actually happens with the sanction fees for not just the world title bouts, but the eliminators and all the other paper inter- titles and interim titles????

Posted September 5, 2013 5:20 pm 


SREDMOND

HaHa your argument is demented because Floyd’s the MOST popular fighter in the sport and that’s NOT BECAUSE of me… I’m not paying him, I guess Showtime
And Co are all bigots?? Or the public that turns out in RECORD numbers to see him take guys to school.. I’m HAPPPYYYYY another Huge Mayweather fight and mega-event the ONLY bitter fools are those who would begrudge a man his earnings…The guy is supposed to make wayyyyyy more than the rest he earns it… It’s May Day!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!

Posted September 5, 2013 5:15 pm 


Jim Rich

Average fastfood worker makes about $41.50 for a hard days work, makes you pround when mayweather can make 100,000 times that much in an hour, wow he’s worth his weight in platnium apparently.

Posted September 5, 2013 4:54 pm 


Jim Rich

Canelo should slip in a few low blows if he can get away with it, its part of the sweet science. George Foreman was notorious for slipping in a hard shot below the belt to get an advatage. Sure it’s classified as dirty tactics but if you can pull out the W. I’m not an advocate for dirty tactics but canelo is going to be in a war so he will need everything and the kitchen sink to win, he has to let it all hang out. Win or be Ko’d trying, u can do it canelo lol or at least try to do it.

Posted September 5, 2013 4:52 pm 


SREDMOND

Trinidad vs Oscar was $50 and that was YEARS ago I know you guys are probably NOT familiar with a term called inflation… ???? It relates to the rising cost of goods and services and despite being the richest man in the world for MANY years (just reclaimed) Bill Gates is only the 12th richest in history when is wealth is adjusted for inflation and compared to the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Nelson Rockefeller and others… Moral to the story is that in the not so distant future we will pay $100 for PPV just like I have become used to $4 per gallon of gas when 1.97 seemed like it was NOT that long ago… NO ONE is forced to purchase a boxing match, just like NO ONE has to pay for alcohol, Im not a drinker but I have spent plenty getting some hapless a female a $14 Martini at NYC rooftop bars (cost of doing business) STOP your whining and either pony up the cash or watch it 7 days later for free… AGAIN its your choice boxing matches are discretionary this is NOT food, or clean drinking water… This card offers some very excellent fights for the value in all fairness, we know someone is getting knocked out between Matthysee and Garci and Floyd and Canelo is the BIGGEST fight the public clamored for and they are GETTING it… If the casual fan can and will pay then the hardcore fan should take his milk money and spend happily… Alot of you TWATS thought FMJ was terrified of this plodding youngster he is gonna do a paint job on…

Posted September 5, 2013 3:58 pm 


PEEJ

Also like I have said I have read and seen where Oscar and Floyd have done things. Like paying for Genero Hernandez funeral but yet all we can say is well you have to do more. There is always folks that say you have to do more, you give them an inch and they want a foot, you give a foot and they want a mile.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:41 pm 


PEEJ

Yeah we are and we all have the choice into what direction and profession that we go. To me that sounds like the NFL players suing for money which is ridiculous. You know what this business is all about and you know that you can get hurt or killed. Yes I know it sucks but that is life. Do you set aside a percentage of your money and give it to a homeless guy? Do you set aside money and give it do damaged boxers, football players, heck anything on a constant basis? I don’t know you so I won’t say you don’t. But if not then I can go back to your quote and say we are supposed to be human. People need to be able to surround themselves with good people and save there money, invest there money, put in a fund just in case health issues arise, get insurance. There are many things out there that you can do that can help secure your future.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:40 pm 


TJ

Typo:

Trying to help other guys out of their own pockets…..

Posted September 5, 2013 3:35 pm 


PEEJ

The cable provider is the ones that come up with the PPV prices. At least that is what was said by another website when talking about the PPV prices.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:35 pm 


TJ

PEEJ

Why aren’t Floyd and Oscar helping out Corrales, Benitez and Medrick Taylor families. It is not there responsibility to help those families out. They should of saved up some money but instead was spending it. Floyd and Oscar have done a lot of charity work. Just because they don’t get a lot of publicity does not mean it is not done. They should of realized that the money train does not last forever and you have to invest and save some of your money and not live check to check like a lot of athletes do.

Posted September 5, 2013 2:40 pm

CORRALES (RIP) is dead and BENITEZ has had sever health problems, some boxing related others not boxing related since leaving the sport.

I’ve talked to other former campions and it is not he exception, but rather the norm in his sport, that boxing-related issues tend to occur several years after boxers retire, although it is now easier to spot the symptoms….

I don’t want to name any names here, to save the dignity of the once great fighters, but you would be amazed at how many big names are now suffering in apparent silence…

The WBC had a fanfare about raising money with HUBLOT to pay for retirement funds for ex-champions, but this should only be the start of better things to come.

I suggest that the DE LA HOYAS, ARUMS and co. donate say even 1% of profits from PPV and the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO as well as IBO, WBF and any other alphabet soup organisation follow suit and set up some sort of fund/ organisation to help these guys pay for Medicare and health issues.

Some boxers have been forced to sell their belts and everything else to pay for their medical bills….. look at the costs for MICHAEL WATSON and GERALD MACLELLAN? it’s not cheap!!!!!

We are talking king’s ransoms for some of these fights and it would sit a lot better with us to know we are taking care of our own.

I’ve personally been told how some former champions are dying to help other guys out of their own pockets, sometimes putting them up and such.

It’s very sad, but we have not moved on a step from the days of the Romans and watching Gladiators in the Arenas, killing each other for our amusement.

All we want is to see the he next kill, with no care for the gladiators and their lived ones once they have served our purpose!

We are supposed to be human beings after all. Aren’t we?

Posted September 5, 2013 3:34 pm 


Fight Aficionado

PE, I agree this $75 price tag is rip off. No boxing card should cost above $50; in fact few of the PPV cards in recent years would even be a PPV a decade ago. That said, we’re buying this one simply because Matthysse is one of my favorites and he’s in a big crossroads fight. I’m not that into the main event though. We’ll split the PPV cost among several friends.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:27 pm 


Captain

PPV prices:

If you can’t afford the prices then don’t buy it. If enough people don’t buy then the distributes, in this case TMT and Golden Boy, would not be able to charge what they are charging. But since they can get it from you, they will.

Floyd’ values himself highly because you the paying fans value him that high.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:24 pm 


Anonymou$

Welcome back SREDMOND!!!

I like SREDMOND’s commentary … he is VERY sharp and is offering some smart sound bites.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:19 pm 


Anonymous

SREDMOND comes out of his hole just in time to defend PPV prices every time someone complains – which is their right. I wonder what his cut will be?

Posted September 5, 2013 3:13 pm 


PEEJ

Don’t see what the issue is. If you can’t afford it then don’t purchase it. That is like someone who constantly plays the lottery complaining about being broke. PPV prices have been going up for years. Now all of a sudden folks want to complain about it. Everything is going up in price and you have a choice of purchasing or not. This also has nothing to do with race. That is a ridiculous statement.

Posted September 5, 2013 2:58 pm 


big moe

Public enemy…i dont think the fans are losing. There were big matches in the 80s and 90s because of money. I think mike mccallum was supposed to fight duran. Didnt happen. Bowe-lewis never happened. 40,50,60s fighters fought very often because the money was crappy. I truly believe if those fighters had the opportunities these fighters had money wise..everybody from beau jack to joe louis would be called a ducker…lol. but its the way things go. Each one teach one.

De la hoya and floyd knew they were worth more than what top rank thought of them. We see the results when they left. If u really look at it, if oscar didnt leave top rank, there would be no khan, broner, canelo and so. They probably would exist, but they probably wouldnt be huge stars. Every fighter is not meant to be a promoter. But i cant be mad if wanna starts they own gig. I mean After all they do put their lives on the line.

Posted September 5, 2013 2:55 pm 


E in Denver

Jr is raping Showtime, which should be applauded. But Showtime in turn is trying to pass the buck to fans who are willing/able to pay $70, $80, $100 for a single PPV. The Garcia/Mathysse fight was added to ease the pain. But neither of the fighters on the co-main event(both who are established champions w/ a record of facing the most formidable opposition available) will get a 1/10th of the total budget of this card. This sends the message that picking the “right” fights is better than facing the best fighters. Unfortunately there is a lot of sheep errr…”fans” who will fiercely regurgitate the same sentiment as if it was the gospel. Which means this practice will continue.

Posted September 5, 2013 2:49 pm 


Mexicano

Yes they’re going to rip the fans of, whilst people are struggling to put food on their tables in the middle of a recession, and fools like you will gladly lap it up because you get to score my race is better than your race points when that fraud inevitably beats the brakes of this this handpicked young greenhorn whom he wouldn’t go near with a 50ft pole if he was anywhere near his prime.

Posted September 5, 2013 2:47 pm 


JOEY

I ALLWAYS THOUGHT GREAT FIGHTERS WERE SUPOSED TO BE IN GREAT FIGHTS.

Posted September 5, 2013 2:43 pm 


PEEJ

Why aren’t Floyd and Oscar helping out Corrales, Benitez and Medrick Taylor families. It is not there responsibility to help those families out. They should of saved up some money but instead was spending it. Floyd and Oscar have done a lot of charity work. Just because they don’t get a lot of publicity does not mean it is not done. They should of realized that the money train does not last forever and you have to invest and save some of your money and not live check to check like a lot of athletes do.

Posted September 5, 2013 2:40 pm 


SREDMOND

Public Enemy, its clear you DON’T have a business background Floyd and Co are charging a premium amount for a premium event this is the BIGGEST fight that can be made as of today and thus they are doing what any good business people would maxing out revenue… AGAIN if the extra $10 is too much why not watch the bout a week later for free? Or simply go without this is BUSINESS and as such its gonna cost… People can have fight parties and chip in if its a burden but alas thats their problem… I will be at NYC’s 40/40 Club taking in the action this is GONNA be fun

Posted September 5, 2013 2:08 pm 


Public Enemy

If you believe this is going to be anything other than a glorified sparring session for 12 rounds so these two can get their MultiMillion $$$ Paychecks then you are suffering from Kolol Aid Intoxication and will feel a deep hole in your Wallets and Culitos come Sunday Morning….

Posted September 5, 2013 1:51 pm 


Public Enemy

and without any grease.. LOL

Posted September 5, 2013 1:43 pm 


TJ

Public Enemy

You can love Boxing and Support your Favorite Fighters without having to bend over and take it up the backside by these greedy new age Fighter/Promoters..

Posted September 5, 2013 1:38 pm

YOU COULD SAY, “We are being shafted, without a condom!”

Posted September 5, 2013 1:42 pm 


TJ

I read all the disparaging posts re Canelo, but it’s as if they have been removed from the annals of time…. It would be nice for someone to come out and admit they called Canelo a bum feasting on smaller guys and tells us why they have know changed their opinion on him!

Posted September 5, 2013 1:40 pm 


Public Enemy

You can love Boxing and Support your Favorite Fighters without having to bend over and take it up the backside by these greedy new age Fighter/Promoters..

Posted September 5, 2013 1:38 pm 


TJ

Public Enemy

FA – Yeap, the Floyd Guerrero PPV was a financial Flop, they lost money and now they’re doubling down trying to make up for that loss by gouging us Boxing Fans with the Highest PPV Fee Charged for any PPV event in the History of PPV’s.. It’s so obvious it’s laughable but unfortunately enough Boxing Fans will allow themselves to get duped because of Nationalistic pride and pure ignorance.

Posted September 5, 2013 1:25 pm

THE ONLY THING that gets me is that less than 18 months ago this site was full of posters writing how CANELO was a ‘bum’ hadn’t fought anyone, or hadn’t fought anyone who wasn’t a blown up welterweight…. but, now with their collective AMNESIA after bouts with KERMIT CINTRON, ALFONSO GOMEZ, JOSESITO LOPEZ, SUGAR SHANE and NO DOUBT he has now become the MAN OF STEEL of boxing, unbeatable the man to take boxing to that next level.

I’ve always rated him, but it shows shows the fickle nature of fans, who will jump on the latest bandwagon.

It’s a real shame because this means that most people on this site are sheep, who can be easily swayed from their viewpoints or liars….

I read all the disparaging posts re Canelo, but it’s as if they have been removed from the annals of time…. It would be nice for someone to come out and admit they caked Canelo a bum feasting on smaller guys and elks us why they have know changed their opinion on I’m!

JUST SAYING!!!!!

Posted September 5, 2013 1:38 pm 


Public Enemy

Why aren’t these guys DLH and FLOYD promotions helping out the Diego Corrales, Wilfredo Benitez, Meldrick Taylor, etc etc etc families who need help?

Posted September 5, 2013 1:34 pm 


PEEJ

As far as the amount of the PPV they are going to keep going up regardless. I remember when PPVs used to be 29.99 way back in the day. They are going to keep raising.

Posted September 5, 2013 1:32 pm 


Public Enemy

SREDMOND – You’re confusing two totally different issues.. will this be a great fight to watch? Maybe but that has nothing to do with the fact that these Promoters who also happen to be the fighters want to charge the highest PPV amount in the History of PPV’s?? Why do that to your Fans who are the reason for your financial success?

Posted September 5, 2013 1:29 pm 


TJ

Public Enemy

TJ – the funny thing is that if you’ve followed Boxing for quite some time you clearly remember that both Delahoya and Floyd were promoted by Bob Arum and their departure from Arum was supposedly based on DLHs and Floyds view that Promoters like Arum and King were crooks ripping off Boxers and Ruining Boxing so they left to Clean up Boxing and here we are a decade later and both Delahoya and Floyd have morphed into the new age Bob Arum and Don Kings ripping off Fans and Boxers like the days of old.. LOL we’ve come full circle..

Posted September 5, 2013 1:16 pm

TOTALLY AGREE….

It’s never sat we’ll with me that GOLDEN BOY own RING MAGAZINE!!!!
They tried poach Manny a few years back and tried to force-feed us AMIR KHAN as the Next Big Thing in boxing without him facing anyone until he was forced to face MAIDANA…..

AS soon as these people get to a certain level it seems they get collective AMNESIA over why they actually set out to become a promoter in the first place – supposedly to make things better for the average boxer!

Anyone know why my guy BARRERA left GBP a while back?

Posted September 5, 2013 1:27 pm 


Public Enemy

FA – Yeap, the Floyd Guerrero PPV was a financial Flop, they lost money and now they’re doubling down trying to make up for that loss by gouging us Boxing Fans with the Highest PPV Fee Charged for any PPV event in the History of PPV’s.. It’s so obvious it’s laughable but unfortunately enough Boxing Fans will allow themselves to get duped because of Nationalistic pride and pure ignorance.

Posted September 5, 2013 1:25 pm 


SREDMOND

If you “FEEL” robbed by Mayweather then you are truly a WEAK and INFANTILE man… NO ONE is forcing people to pay for a fighter they do NOT want to see…If you don’t like his style or character simply watch Sopranos reruns or whatever floats your boat, but stop acting like this guy has mind control over you and take responsibility for your choices… I will watch a Wlad Klitschko fight on EPIX for free because if it cost $15 that would be too much in my estimation, he is a fine Champ but his opponents are terrible and his fights boring… If you are spending $70 to see a boxer you don’t like you should take that money and put it towards some intense psychotherapy as opposed to banging your heads against the Flat Screen as Money May reels off victory after victory while getting paid a FORTUNE for 36 minutes work… His Greatness has broken the WORST of his detractors… I feel for you!

Posted September 5, 2013 1:24 pm 


Hmmmmm

Although I am looking forward to this fight, I have a feeling it will be a boring one. Its nearly a given that Mayweather takes this, although I really hope the result wil be different this time.

I am more looking forward to the Garcia fight, that should be a good fight while it lasts.

I wont be paying no crazy PPV prices to watch it though, will be paying $4 with a great feed on the net :)

Posted September 5, 2013 1:22 pm 


TJ

apologies….. Should have read days of Naseem Hamed!

Posted September 5, 2013 1:21 pm 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo who really cares what you are paying to watch? who would be paying $60 or $70 to watch Garcia and Matthysee fight absent the MOST hardcore fans… If you asked 85% of those who are gonna drop that type of cash for a PPV bout who all the guys on the undercard are and who they last fought most would NOT have a clue… Do you really believe a RECORD live gate was generated by fighters who might do 8-10,000 cheap seats at the Barclays needing a local guy to get the draw ie Malignaggi or Judah??? Fact is that when a guy fights on a FMJ card he is getting access to a MORE eyeballs than he can imagine during that one evening and its a huge part of Canelos increased popularity that he was showcased on Mayweather cards…. Your preferences have NOTHING to do with the reason this type of projected revenue is in play the #1 reason is Floyd Mayweather who has consistently shown he can get over 1 million people to pay for his bouts a more popular dance partner helps but he was able to do 1.25 mill against Ortiz after a 17 month layoff hence the 41.5 mill guarantee no matter the outcome at the box office… Its Floyd Mayweathers world and you are just living in it as it pertains to boxing… TRUTH

Posted September 5, 2013 1:20 pm 


Public Enemy

TJ – the funny thing is that if you’ve followed Boxing for quite some time you clearly remember that both Delahoya and Floyd were promoted by Bob Arum and their departure from Arum was supposedly based on DLHs and Floyds view that Promoters like Arum and King were crooks ripping off Boxers and Ruining Boxing so they left to Clean up Boxing and here we are a decade later and both Delahoya and Floyd have morphed into the new age Bob Arum and Don Kings ripping off Fans and Boxers like the days of old.. LOL we’ve come full circle..

Posted September 5, 2013 1:16 pm 


Fight Aficionado

These paydays Floyd’s somehow obtained are going to jack up Showtime’s bottom line. I think some of them are exaggerated and probably 40% than reality in some cases. But even if that’s true they’re still excessive. That money should be going to developing new talent, and the overall boxing program at Showtime. There were reports Floyd vs Guerrero lost millions of dollars.

Posted September 5, 2013 1:16 pm 


TJ

Public Enemy

It used to be that the Promoters were the villians and the fighters the poor pawns who these evil Promoters used to get our Money leaving these poor Boxers broke like Wilfredo Benitez, Chavez Sr. Meldrick Taylor, Macho Camacho etc etc etc.. but in this new generation of Boxing the Boxers have joined forces with these new age crooked promoters to rob us blind of our Money just to watch the Boxing Matches we all grew to love? This is why so many modern Day Boxers want to immediately become promoters because they have seen the obscene amounts of Money that can be made promoting these Boxing Matches.. It’s just getting crazy and in the end Boxing the Sport will suffer the consequences when they lose all Boxing Fans…

Posted September 5, 2013 12:59 pm

Good points PUBLIC ENEMY

I watched Alvarez vs Trout earlier and noticed on the ring posts and on signage above the ring CANELO PROMTIONS along with the GOLDEN BOY banners!

You are totally correct on this point.

However, I can’t be upset by this as a boxer’s career is short.

I remember in Europe we had boxers such as NIÑO LAROCCA able to wear advertising on his shorts back in the 80′s and 90′s but In the UK they would be forced to wear plain shorts if any advertising was on them!

As a youngster I could already see how this was crazy as footballers already wore sponsorship on their shirts, so why couldn’t boxers earn maximum revenue for their short careers?

Thank goodness things have changed somewhat….

Posted September 5, 2013 1:10 pm 


TJ

These are the same marks who actually purchased DAVID HAYE PPVs vs the likes of VALUEV, THE QUIETMAN and A-FORCE Harrison….. When it was obvious your money would have been better served in your pockets or being thrown into the wind!

This card is one of only a few genuine match-ups that is worthy of being called a PPV over recent years….

People actually paid to see Khan vs McCloskey!!!! Dear, dear!

Posted September 5, 2013 1:02 pm 


De Lima I.

I agree with your post almost ad verbatim TJ.

“YOU DEAR SIR cannot be a true fan of the sport of boxing if you advocate as you wrote in your own words above, “hit him between the legs for good measure…”

What kind of an individual would advocate deliberate cheating to win?
Maybe you advocate the ‘harmless’ use of PEDS? Perhaps tampering with the gloves or hand wraps is fair game to you.

The mind boggles at the comments from so-called fans on this site.

Perhaps ARUM and co. are right in parting ‘fools and their money!’ ”

Posted September 5, 2013 1:02 pm 


Public Enemy

It used to be that the Promoters were the villians and the fighters the poor pawns who these evil Promoters used to get our Money leaving these poor Boxers broke like Wilfredo Benitez, Chavez Sr. Meldrick Taylor, Macho Camacho etc etc etc.. but in this new generation of Boxing the Boxers have joined forces with these new age crooked promoters to rob us blind of our Money just to watch the Boxing Matches we all grew to love? This is why so many modern Day Boxers want to immediately become promoters because they have seen the obscene amounts of Money that can be made promoting these Boxing Matches.. It’s just getting crazy and in the end Boxing the Sport will suffer the consequences when they lose all Boxing Fans…

Posted September 5, 2013 12:59 pm 


TJ

Hidalgo

$41.5 million for one fight! I need to change professions. Uh, Oscar??

Posted September 5, 2013 2:16 am

The likes of OSCAR and GOLDEN BOY will be making their fair whack out of both fighters in this promotion, so don’t feel sorry for the likes of ODLH.

He’s getting paid for acting the tool, or is he just playing himself again?

Posted September 5, 2013 12:57 pm 


TJ

Jim Rich

Canelo you can do it, go break a leg or two if you want, lol. Personally I’d like see Canelo put Mayweather out like paquiao went out in his last fight. This is Canelo chance to prove something, if Canelo goes into survivor mode then we know we don’t have the star everyone was hoping for. Canelo needs to find his balls and go to war in this one, hit mayweather in the arms, shoulders, between the legs for good measure. Make mayweather pay in blood, make him earn those 41.5 million dollars. I have a feeling Canelo will be shellshocked like bambi in the headlights though and will be more of joke of a fight than anything. Canelo may just be happy to get a healthy paycheck and just last the 12 rounds. Mayweather isn’t in his prime anymore, canelo has youth on his side so I hope he is trained well and pushes Mayweather to his physical limits, if he can do that he has a chance to win.

YOU DEAR SIR cannot be a true fan of the sport of boxing if you advocate as you wrote in your own words above, “hit him between the legs for good measure…”

What kind of an individual would advocate deliberate cheating to win?
Maybe you advocate the ‘harmless’ use of PEDS? Perhaps tampering with the gloves or hand wraps is fair game to you.

The mind boggles at the comments from so-called fans on this site.

Perhaps ARUM and co. are right in parting ‘fools and their money!’

Posted September 5, 2013 12:53 pm 


TJ

Public Enemy

@ Fight Scribe – the amounts are absolutely obscene, Glutany at its finest and I love Boxing but those insane amounts of money are proof that people can be fooled into anything. As PT Barnum put it “A Sucker is born every minute” or something like that… What on earth about any fight makes it worth these insane Amounts of Money? It’s like Paying Millions to see someone hit a ball into a hole? or a Ball into a Hoop? or hit a ball with a stick?

I DON’T BEGRUDGE any fighter making a fortune in this sport of boxing. What I do detest is the PT BARNUM’S as you rightfully wrote (in the guise of DE LA HOYA & GBP, ROB ARUM, DON KING and others I can’t mention), the promoters, hood winking uninformed fans on the regular to buy PPVs, which are in fact a smoke and mirrors attempt to part a “fool and his money!”

This is why ROB has decided to plunder the billions of marks in East Asia to ply his trade there and suck them dry with one-sided outings for double Olympic Gold medallist Zhao/Xiang….(Please excuse the spelling), when he is barely more than a novice pro and now uses the excuse of the economy to take Pac Far East and if he is successful vs BAM BAM, he will have is last few bouts there…

A boxer’s career is short and sometimes brutal and sometimes the long term effects of taking blows to the head will mean that a good portion of their ring earnings will be sent on Medicare,
whilst, a Promoter’s is very long and will call out “Next!” as soon as a boxer is no longer relevant and he can feast on the next Cash Cow he can find.

Greats such as Ali, Louis, Walker Smith and many more have ended up broke, destitute, sometimes swindled out of their gains, unable to remember how to tie their own shoelaces as a result from trying to please, us, the fans….

So, no! I do not begrudge any boxer from earning a King’s ransom in the ring….

Posted September 5, 2013 12:46 pm 


TJ

Public Enemy

@ Fight Scribe – the amounts are absolutely obscene, Glutany at its finest and I love Boxing but those insane amounts of money are proof that people can be fooled into anything. As PT Barnum put it “A Sucker is born every minute” or something like that… What on earth about any fight makes it worth these insane Amounts of Money? It’s like Paying Millions to see someone hit a ball into a hole? or a Ball into a Hoop? or hit a ball with a stick? These are sports big fkn deal.. Nothing important about any of them just something to watch.. absolutely nothing to worship or give up your last cent to watch them.. The world is upside down and people are losing their minds…

Posted September 5, 2013 7:21 am

I DON’T BEGRUDGE any fighter making a fortune in this sport of boxing. What I do detest is the PT BARNUM’S as you rightfully wrote (in the guise of DE LA HOYA & GBP, ROB ARUM, DON KING and good ol’ FR@NK), ie the promoters, hood winking uninformed fans on the regular to buy PPVs, which are in fact a smoke and mirrors attempt to part a “fool and his money!”

This is why ROB has decided to plunder the billions of marks in East Asia to ply his trade there and suck them dry with one-sided outings for double Olympic Gold medallist Zhao/Xiang….(Please excuse the spelling), when he is barely more than a novice pro and now uses the excuse of the economy to take Pac Far East and if he is successful vs BAM BAM, he will have is last few bouts there…

A boxer’s career is short and sometimes brutal and sometimes the long term effects of taking blows to the head will mean that a good portion of their ring earnings will be sent on Medicare,
whilst, a Promoter’s is very long and will call out “Next!” as soon as a boxer is no longer relevant and he can feast on the next Cash Cow he can find.

Greats such as Ali, Louis, Walker Smith and many more have ended up broke, destitute, sometimes swindled out of their gains, unable to remember how to tie their own shoelaces as a result from trying to please, us, the fans….

So, no! I do not begrudge any boxer from earning a King’s ransom in the ring….

Posted September 5, 2013 12:09 pm 


malachi

Hidalgo`so who do you suppose Mayweather fight to get any good vibes from you and even with him changing his style to accomidate those that’s not too fond of him (cotto fight) he gets critisized what does this man have to do to get some kind of recognition it’s crazy!!…yezzir!

Posted September 5, 2013 11:59 am 


Hidalgo

BTW SRedmond, I’m paying to watch this event. But my main interest is in the Matthysse/Garcia fight, not Mayweather/Canelo. We all already know how Mayweather is going to fight. Watching a Mayweather fight is like wearing the same shoes to work every day: Always looks the same, always feels the same. Unless of course he has an opportunity to sucker punch.

In any case, feel free to rant that I’m paying to see Mayweather/Alvarez even though I say I’m not. After all, it’s what you do best. Stupid ranting.

Posted September 5, 2013 11:51 am 


big moe

I bet manny is screaming at arum right now asking “where is my up front money like that”?

Posted September 5, 2013 11:48 am 


Hidalgo

“Vince McMahon Became a Billionaire by selling entertainment that’s 100% FAKE (Wrestling)”

Don’t say that to anyone’s face that makes a living in pro wrestling–especially to Vince McMahon. He will beat you down. Literally.

Fact is, pro wrestling is not fake at all. Choreographed for entertainment purposes, yes, but it’s as real as it gets. The wrestlers are fine athletes and a number of them are fine showmen as well. The sport has endured for so many years because there is a demand for it. You understand that right? Supply and demand?

But here you are condescending those who “hate” on Mayweather for making the kind of money he does yet you bash wrestling because not only do you have no interest in it or respect for it, you don’t understand it. Your blue-collar mentality is glaring.

Posted September 5, 2013 11:47 am 


Hidalgo

“To hear one of the BEST to ever do it is being paid what he’s worth.. ”

Seriously doubtful. Mayweather isn’t being paid what he’s worth, he’s being paid what he can get. I just hope we all get to see a $41.5 million dollar performance. But I seriously doubt it.

Posted September 5, 2013 11:37 am 


Dino

I will be going to my fav sports bar, 5 bucks a head, good friends, wings and things and good fight. If the man is making a ton of money, he done it by making all the right moves. Good on him.

Posted September 5, 2013 11:19 am 


SREDMOND

Why are people idiots if they enjoy what they paid for?? Vince McMahon Became a Billionaire by selling entertainment that’s 100% FAKE (Wrestling) if folks enjoy themselves how does that deem them stupid? No one has a gun to anyone’s head forcing them to buy or discuss this bout so it’s an act of FREE WILL…You will all watch this contest during or after the event so stop the sniveling and whining about guys wanting to see boxings best do his thing… This contest will do at least 1.6 million buys and become the second biggest non-HW fight of all time eclipsing Cotto/Mayweather accept FMJs success and pray for a good bout you fools… But I think a Mayweather Blowout is coming

Posted September 5, 2013 11:18 am 


SREDMOND

Of course a guy operating at a corporate level is gonna seem unfair to some of the Blue Collar mentalities on this board… It’s about supply and demand if another boxer can consistently sell 1.3 million PPV buys he deserves to make mega millions as well but alas THEY can’t hence Floyd making FAR more than a guy who is ONLY a local or regional attraction relying on ticket sales or at best an HBO contract… Boxings a business and as such those who generate the most revenue get the MOST money…Really there are only 2 boxers in the whole sport who have shown they can get over 1 million PPV customers to buy fights that’s Floyd and Pacquiao so naturally they enjoy commodity status in a niche sport that does not enjoy network TV contracts… It’s supposed to GRATE haters that a guy they despise makes more $$$$$$ in one bout than they will in 20 lifetimes..As a capitalist I applaud Mayweather and co for prospering in the free market system… 50 mill for 36 mins of actual work!!! Genius!!!

Posted September 5, 2013 11:11 am 


Public Enemy

actuall PPV buys for this card will be low, like his last PPV fight.. that’s why they want to get as much money from each idiot willing to buy the PPV hence the $70.00 price for the PPV. get as much from each idiot as you can while you can mentality..

Posted September 5, 2013 10:47 am 


Public Enemy

Ghetto Wizzard – all that sum of Money proves is that people are idiots that are led around like sheep and have to be told what is important in life by the system. lemings over a cliff..

Posted September 5, 2013 10:44 am 


Public Enemy

Glutany is a sin..

Posted September 5, 2013 10:32 am 


GhettoWizzard

Mayweather says he is robbing boxing, and he is. He does deserve a lot of money, but when there are fighter with the same amount of fights making $2000 for a fight, something doesn’t seem right. no fighter in history made the kind of money Floyd does, so is Floyd completely carrying boxing today? Is his legacy and undefeated record THAT important to fans? His paycheck suggests that is true, which is sad.

Posted September 5, 2013 10:31 am 


SREDMOND

The only people that begrudge another man his earnings are haters and those unhappy with their own position in society… More than most Floyd and boxers deserve every cent they risk beatings, brain damage and death to entertain… Obviously the publics appetite is hearty for ring violence or all this revenue would NOT get ponied up… All the best to these guys for making BANK!!

Posted September 5, 2013 10:06 am 


SREDMOND

Great News!!! To hear one of the BEST to ever do it is being paid what he’s worth.. SOOO many boxers cannot make good money because they lack the appeal or smarts to capitalize on their talent in the ring… Mayweather is stacking up that cake something FIERCE, good that Canelo is getting likely the biggest payday of his entire career to book a loss to an ATG… This is a win/win for all parties absent Canelos face..

Posted September 5, 2013 10:03 am 


Anonymous

poor guy will lose very penny?

Posted September 5, 2013 7:06 am 


Exiled Yank

Itake nothing from FM, he has worked his way to the top and these massive paydays. But I can’t help but think he’ll be broke ten years after he retires. The guy blows way too much money… constantly.

Posted September 5, 2013 7:00 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

They’re

Posted September 5, 2013 6:14 am 


OneInchPunch

PS didn’t Mayweather sign a six fight contract with goldern boy before he know who he’s to face in these six fight???

Posted September 5, 2013 5:25 am 


Happyboy

M0NEY MAYWEATHER!!!!!

Posted September 5, 2013 4:41 am 


Jim Rich

Canelo you can do it, go break a leg or two if you want, lol. Personally I’d like see Canelo put Mayweather out like paquiao went out in his last fight. This is Canelo chance to prove something, if Canelo goes into survivor mode then we know we don’t have the star everyone was hoping for. Canelo needs to find his balls and go to war in this one, hit mayweather in the arms, shoulders, between the legs for good measure. Make mayweather pay in blood, make him earn those 41.5 million dollars. I have a feeling Canelo will be shellshocked like bambi in the headlights though and will be more of joke of a fight than anything. Canelo may just be happy to get a healthy paycheck and just last the 12 rounds. Mayweather isn’t in his prime anymore, canelo has youth on his side so I hope he is trained well and pushes Mayweather to his physical limits, if he can do that he has a chance to win.

Posted September 5, 2013 4:29 am 


huckster

bring it on! Go Canelo!

Posted September 5, 2013 4:20 am 


Proud African

Mayweather is truly blessed and he will spank Canelo silly.

Posted September 5, 2013 4:03 am 


lman

Lenzo – I second that, ill watch it at the pub for free thanks

Posted September 5, 2013 3:47 am 


Lenzo

None of that 41 million will be from my pockets.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:36 am 


Rich

That’s what being smart is all about, he gets paid for what he thinks he’s worth…..not for what you think he is worth…..What’s the difference between a big pay day, nothing as long as you get it….

Posted September 5, 2013 3:31 am 


Ray Ray

Brick city- Agree, it may b truth…..Didn’t have 2 tear Alvarez fans hearts out. I 2 think school may b in 4 Sual…could have been a little more respectful however.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:19 am 


Brick City

gotta laugh at some of these comments

Posted September 5, 2013 3:03 am 


Brick City

Ray Ray the writer is only speaking the truth!!!!!!

Posted September 5, 2013 3:01 am 


Brick City

James Prince taught Mayweather how to live off his interest and not touch his money. i know someone thaT GOT A LAWSUIT FROM MY JOB FOR 7MILLION AND HE SAYS HE LIVES OFF THE INTEREST EVERY MONTH.

Posted September 5, 2013 3:00 am 


Ray Ray

Ouch….few comments that wouldn’t impress the Alvarez fans. ‘more famous 4 being famous’. ’10mil is alot of coin 4 a guy that’s fought no1′. ‘Not well known in the states’. Maybe a few hard truths, never the less very harsh….Right or wrong, low blow.

Posted September 5, 2013 2:59 am 


Hidalgo

$41.5 million for one fight! I need to change professions. Uh, Oscar??

Posted September 5, 2013 2:16 am 


Dino

Floyd figured this game out, how to make millions. Good on him, he worked for every penny. Enjoy it.

Posted September 5, 2013 1:30 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Aw shaddup Tard…

Posted September 5, 2013 12:38 am 


Mike

Did the author suggest Mayweather fights Canelo 5 times in a row?

Posted September 5, 2013 12:37 am 


Leon

Boo Radley:

Then how come those opponents aren’t making that much money in their other fights without Floyd?

When someone continues to make that much money each time out, you look at the reason and it’s the product. Sorry, but Floyd is the main reason. What he does do to get those numbers higher, like everyone except Tyson in his heyday, was to pick the right dance partner.

Posted September 5, 2013 12:22 am 


Leon

Obviously a bad move to have left Arum. Floyd and Oscar are not the brightest of the bunch.

Posted September 5, 2013 12:20 am 


TARK

This pundit says.., “Canelo is more famous for being famous than for having accomplished anything special during his career.”

If you don’t think being undefeated in 43 fights… Being the top 154-pound fighter in the world… Being everyone’s choice as the toughest opponent in the world who Floyd could possibly sign to fight… And then actually landing that fight and an 8-figure payday are special accomplishments… then your standards are a little high for 23-year-old Mexican nationals who lack a strong command of English.

Canelo isn’t famous for being famous… He’s famous for being a great fighter… something that pays better than writing uninformative articles for ESB.

Posted September 5, 2013 12:09 am 


Fight Scribe

@ public enemy – are you surprised professional sportsman and promoters make money from their respective sports?

Posted September 4, 2013 11:59 pm 


Boxtradamus

Well GOOD for HIM.

Posted September 4, 2013 11:51 pm 


nameless

how much his trainers get paid?

Posted September 4, 2013 11:45 pm 



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