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Category: Floyd Mayweather

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Purists hated Mayweather v Paul but traditional sports can learn from its success | Sean Ingle

Other sports watched with interest at how today’s tools were used for a fight with narrative, hype, personalities and jeopardySome food for thought. Last week, the Guardian’s report on the “special exhibition” between the Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Maywe…

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‘His goal was to survive’: Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul ends in boos – video

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul resulted in no winner, not even the viewing public, as one of the greatest boxers of all-time took on one of the world’s biggest YouTube personalities. The lucrative match saw both fighters make million…

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Logan Paul v Floyd Mayweather ends in boos as each fighter makes millions

YouTube personality goes eight rounds against unbeaten champMayweather lands 43 blows on night to Paul’s 28The fight between one of the greatest boxers in history and one of the best YouTube personalities in his family ended in predictable fashion on S…

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Logan Paul v Floyd Mayweather is a prank but boxing is a dangerous game

The bout between one of the greatest boxers of all time and the obnoxious YouTuber is lucrative. But even experienced fighters get hurtGianni Versace was a true renaissance man, a cultural figure whose name still lives on 20 years after his death.Logan…

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Logan Paul v Floyd Mayweather is a payday boxing must treat with caution | Barney Ronay

Exhibition between YouTuber and 44-year-old is a destructive, easy source of revenue – and a troubling prospect for the sportThe phrase “(Person X) has a punchable face” is a horrible thing. There is so much wrong with it. The idea people have any say …

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Floyd Mayweather to fight YouTuber Logan Paul in February boxing match

Pair stand to make millions of dollars from boutMayweather is unbeaten in 50 professional fightsFloyd Mayweather will return to the ring in February to fight YouTube personality Logan Paul.The 43-year-old Mayweather announced the fight, which will take…

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Floyd Mayweather to fight YouTuber Logan Paul in February boxing match

Pair stand to make millions of dollars from boutMayweather is unbeaten in 50 professional fightsFloyd Mayweather will return to the ring in February to fight YouTube personality Logan Paul.The 43-year-old Mayweather announced the fight, which will take…

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Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul: a note-perfect signpost for the end of days

Rumors of a fight between the 43-year-old retiree and the YouTube megastar have purists in a lather. More alarming is what it says about boxing’s ability to mint new starsThe pandemic rages. California is literally on fire. A second American civil war,…

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Floyd Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

Reports say family has accepted former boxer’s offerGolfer Tiger Woods says police ‘clearly crossed a line’Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American man whose death while …

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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 …