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Category: Floyd Mayweather

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Why doesn’t boxing care about gender-based violence? | Bryan Armen Graham

The Gervonta Davis video is the latest example of the boxing industry’s structural inadequacy and self-serving indifference when it comes to holding abusers of women to accountEarlier this month Gervonta Davis, the World Boxing Association’s lightweigh…

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‘We’ll fight again if you want’: Manny Pacquiao to Floyd Mayweather after Broner fight – video

Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he’s still got plenty of fight for a someone on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao’s dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answere…

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Manny Pacquiao overwhelms Adrien Broner in play for Mayweather rematch

Pacquiao beats Broner by unanimous decision – as it happenedFilipino politician dominates in first outing since 40th birthdayPacquiao defends his WBA regular welterweight championshipManny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he’s still got plenty of fight f…

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Manny Pacquiao takes on Adrien Broner amid Mayweather rematch speculation

Even at 40, the Filipino senator is still one of the world’s best welterweights entering his title defense against Adrien BronerManny Pacquiao finds himself in a bit of an unusual spot entering Saturday’s welterweight showdown with the profane underach…

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Sports quiz of the week: FA Cup goals, Floyd Mayweather and Brexit moans

Who scored? Who hit a wall? Who threw in the towel?Which of these FA Cup third-round ties features two clubs who have won the competition six times each?Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers Chelsea v Nottingham Forest West Ham v Birmingham City Wolves v…

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$9m for 139 seconds: Floyd Mayweather cashes in against Tenshin Nasukawa

• More done for bank balances than combat sports’ reputation• Mayweather afterwards: ‘Once again, I’m still retired’Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement briefly to score a lucrative victory in an exhibition boxing match in Japan over kickboxer Tensh…

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‘I can do three rounds in my sleep,’ says Mayweather before fight with Nasukawa – video

American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has spoken ahead of his three-round exhibition fight with Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa. The pair are set to fight on New Year’s eve. It appears the confidence that Mayweather had throughout his undef…

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Pacquiao angers opponent Broner after discussing Mayweather at press conference

Filipino will defend welterweight title on 19 JanuaryPacquiao had been linked with fight with Amir KhanManny Pacquiao will defend his WBA world welterweight title against Adrien Broner on 19 January in Las Vegas. Pacquiao has held world titles in eight…

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Why is Floyd Mayweather so bored?

The American boxing legend conquered his profession and piled up more money than he’ll ever be able to spend, but a sense of purpose in retirement has proven far more elusiveAll told it could have been worse for Floyd Mayweather.On Wednesday, the five-…

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‘Blindsided’ Floyd Mayweather backs out of Nasukawa fight claiming ambush

Boxer says promoter misrepresented scale of December fightMayweather appeared at press conference announcing eventFloyd Mayweather appears to have backed out of a planned New Year’s Eve fight with Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa less than thr…

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There seems to be no saving Floyd Mayweather from his own ego | Kevin Mitchell

Five-weight former world champion has agreed to take on a 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer in what is the latest of the bored American’s money-making stuntsEvaluating the absurd in boxing is like trying to break open a coconut with a feather: intriguing …

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‘I can do it all’: Floyd Mayweather to fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa – video

Floyd Mayweather has said he is ready for any challenge as he prepares to fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Years Eve in Japan -without being able to specify what format or rules the fight will follow.In a shock move, the Ame…

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Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese kickboxing sensation on New Year’s Eve

Boxer set to join Rizin FF, an MMA company based in JapanMayweather, 41, to fight Tenshin Nasukawa on 31 DecemberContracted weight and rules to be decided in coming weeksFloyd Mayweather has revealed that he is aligning with the Rizin Fighting Federati…

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‘We’re fighting’: Floyd Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov bout will happen

UFC star and former boxing champion eye lucrative boutRussian MMA star is suspended after UFC 229 fiascoFormer world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says a fight with mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov is “happening”.Both Mayweather (50-0) an…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather to fight: ‘There is only one king’

MMA fighter under temporary ban after ugly end to UFC 229McGregor v Mayweather showdown in 2017 earned millionsKhabib Nurmagomedov has challenged Floyd Mayweather to a showdown, telling his fellow undefeated fighter: “In the jungle there is only one ki…

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Floyd Mayweather says rematch with Manny Pacquiao is happening this year

Mayweather: ‘I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao’American earned over $200m for win in their first boutFloyd Mayweather Jr says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao will take place this year. Related: Gennady Golovkin scoffs at ‘clown’ Canelo Álvarez at c…

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Forbes rich list shows sport fails to respect women – let alone pay them properly | Kate O’Halloran

Until women are respected in the same way men are, such lists and the gender pay gap will not shiftOn Wednesday, Forbes released its list of top 100 paid athletes in the world with one glaring omission: not a single woman made the list. This is the fir…

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No women in Forbes’ top 100 athletes list as Mayweather reclaims top spot

• First time since 2010 no women have featured in earnings list• Cristiano Ronaldo drops behind Lionel Messi into thirdThe retired boxer Floyd Mayweather has reclaimed first place from Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes’ 2018 list of the world’s 100 highest-p…

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Floyd Mayweather’s record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0

Thai champion defends 105lb title in style to improve to 50-0Menayothin, 32, can surpass Mayweather record in next fightFloyd Mayweather’s most cherished record is no longer his alone.The Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin improved to 50-0 on Wednesday, equ…

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Do these five retiring fighters deserve to be in boxing’s Hall of Fame?

Floyd Mayweather, Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Márquez, Timothy Bradley and Andre Ward have all left the sport in recent months. How good were they?By Tim Starks and Matthew Swain for The Queensberry RulesOver the last few months, five boxers with H…