J.T. of The Front Office News, talks about this Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather fight.
J.T. of The Front Office News, talks about this Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather fight.
I watched about 10 minutes of the interview and realized that Andre Berto is pretty tight and I should share this with The Front Office News readers.
Shoutout to my homie Chuck for sharing this with me and in turn I’m sharing with the masses.
I will say I didn’t watch the fight, but I like Berto as a fighter so I’m happy he got a nice check.
Floyd Mayweather knows how to get his name in the headlines even when he is not in the ring. Mayweather recently named his top five boxers of all time. It was without a doubt he placed himself at the No.1 spot, but the other four sports seemed pretty interesting. Floyd paid homage to all of the fighters on the list stating that they have paid the way for him as a championship boxer, but despite him doing that I’m
sure he ruffled some feathers.
With that said, I can’t say that agree with the placement of the five fighters on the list, but it’s pretty entertaining to say the least. Let’s just say that Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali probably won’t be happy about the list. Check out the champ in the video below.
The biggest fight of our era was May 2nd between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The fight that should’ve happened years ago was finally happening and everyone was happy. Until the fight came, after the 6th round it was just a normal Floyd show where he out boxed the living life out of Manny. For those that were angry thought Manny would put a better effort, but just like the other 47 fighters he didn’t have an answer to Mayweather’s test. Because the world was duped by Manny, everyone is pissed at Floyd and we all know his style isn’t exciting if you are looking for a knockout, Stevie Wonder knows that. Manny and his injured shoulder made a cash grab and the rest is history, but because of the fight of our era a fight for the people was pushed back a week. That fight, “Saul” Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland.
Kirkland and Canelo are two big punchers, but Kirkland was no match for Canelo as he dropped him three times within three rounds and scoring a thunderous knockout. I personally didn’t think Kirkland was going to get up. This match was a good ole classic knockout drag out where both fighters were in your face. Kirkland kept his hands too low on a consistent basis and Canelo made him pay dearly for it.
Canelo/Kirkland wasn’t the fight of the decade, but it damn sure might’ve been the fight of the year. This fight was action packed and for those that think boxing is dead needs to just do some research. If you expected more from Mayweather/Pacquiao that’s kind of your fault don’t blame Floyd, but if you did your research you checked out Canelo/Kirkland. Both of these fights provided the best of both worlds. It’s good to see a technical match and it’s great to see a slugfest.
Check out the action from Canelo/Kirkland.
For those that don’t know Chris Pearson is a junior middleweight boxer from Dayton, Ohio. He is from the 937 (Dayton area code) and when folks from the 937 do cool stuff we like to rally around them and help spread the word. I think its pretty dope that he is on the undercard of the megafight of the decade.
Per ESPN article via Dan Rafael:
“When I got the call, I ain’t gonna say I expected it, but I know I’ve been putting in the hard work and I know I am ready to go to the next level. I’m glad we’re on the same page,” Pearson told ESPN.com on Monday of Mayweather Promotions’ decision to put him on the undercard of boxing’s biggest fight in decades. “I’m ready to get in the ring and do what I do best.”
Pearson (11-0, 9 KOs) will face 27-year-old London-born Said El Harrak (12-2-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-round bout and is excited to be on the show even though the bout will not be part of the pay-per-view broadcast.
Good luck to Chris on May 2nd.
September 13th marks the next Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight vs. Marcos Maidana. A rematch of probably his toughest opponent ever. This is going to be a good one but also one to tune into because of Floyds out of ring bouts as of late. Now beefing with Manny Pacquiao and half the entire rap game Mr. Money May weather as usual has the entire worlds attention. He has been beefing with once friend turned enemy fifty cent for awhile refueling over social media with accusations that Floyd can’t read and fifty isn’t a good father. He’s beefing with Nelly over his ex girlfriend now dating Mr. St. Louis and beefing with T.I. over his wife Tiny and the nature of their relationship. It’s turned into a circus and Floyd is the ringmaster. The guy just grabs attention by nature. Get that popcorn ready!
Floyd Mayweather will look to keep his undefeated record against fellow championship fighter Marcos Maidana. Marcos Maidana’s bandwagon received a few more members after he defeated Adrien “The Problem” Broner. Maidana has an unorthodox style, but I feel that he doesn’t have enough to beat Mayweather.
Per the usual naysayers are desperately waiting for Mayweather to lose, but I’m afraid to say that it will not happen this weekend. Mayweather is the Bobby Fischer of Boxing, and I expect him to do surgery on Maidana. Floyd does a masterful job of building up his opponents, and obliterating them in the ring. Nobody prepares as hard as Mayweather, and if you don’t believe me check out the All-Access series on Showtime.
Below is an episode of Floyd Mayweather on All-Access. Enjoy the video , and expect to see another win in the left column after this weekend for Money Mayweather.
When people bring up Floyd Mayweather’s name you hear people say that he is charismatic, a great boxer, and cocky. It seems like Mayweather can be called anything, but smart. Whether it is in the ring or outside of the ring Mayweather does not get the credit that he deserves for being an intelligent human being.
When talking about boxing the fighters are typically marketed by someone else. In the past you had Don King being the mouth for Mike Tyson, and several other boxers. That is not the case when it comes to Floyd Mayweather. Yes, Mayweather can be cocky, arrogant, and all of the above, but he is a smarter than what he gets credit for.
In the sport of boxing guys such as Oscar De La Hoya, Don King, and Bob Arum have been looked at as great for the sport of boxing when it comes to promotions, and brand building. Since Floyd has started Mayweather promotions he has increased his worth in the ring and outside of it.
Many people may not realize it, but Floyd Mayweather was the highest paid athlete in the year 2012.
During that year Mayweather earned a whopping $85 million dollars, and will likely reach that number this year if he fights again. Mayweather reached that dollar amount without any major endorsement deals.
Mayweather has his promotion company, and he receives revenue from ticket sales, and pay per view earnings. Outside of being a great fighter he is just as business savvy outside of the ring. Floyd Mayweather does not have commercials or brands backing him, but he has his name and his legacy to live off of.
It seems that every time a Mayweather fight comes around the opponent is normally put on a pedestal higher than what they should be. Nobody wants to see perfection, so who wouldn’t want to pay to see Floyd lose. Mayweather understands this game, and takes advantage of it at all cost.
Being the polarizing figure that Mayweather is, he understands that people will pay any dollar amount to see him lose. The more wins that piles up for Mayweather equals more money in the bank. His past fight with Canelo Alvarez awarded him $41.5 Million dollars, and his next fight will likely earn him more money. As long is that zero is in the right column Mayweather will continue to pile up cash.
In 2006 Mayweather fought Zab Judah, and there were 374,000 Pay Per View buys. Six years later in a bout against Miguel Cotto there a 1,500,000 Pay Per View buys.
The numbers shows how the anticipation for Floyd losing a fight will always increase over time. Going into the Zab Judah fight Mayweather was 35-0, and going in the Cotto fight he was 42-0. Those numbers alone show you that if you hate or love Floyd Mayweather you want to see him win or lose.
I hate to see when people don’t get the credit that they deserve. Floyd Mayweather will always get his respect as a boxer, but will ever be looked at as one of the best business men in boxing history?
Men lie, women lie, but number don’t. If $350 Million dollars (and counting) isn’t enough to garner any respect what will it take for Mayweather to be held in the same light as his peers.
Written By: Derrick Bond
With this past weekends total domination of Canelo Alvarez where does “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather rank on the all-time greatest fighters list?
When this question is often posed I tend to think of the usual names mostly heavyweight. Ali, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Jack Dempsey, Mike Tyson, George Foreman are just a few of the heavyweights. Some fighters from other weight classes that are on that list are Sugar Ray Robinson, Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Hopkins and Pernell Whitaker. Mayweather has everything a great fighter needs. He has power, speed quickness, impenetrable defense and a perfect unblemished record of 45-0 with 26 KO‘s.
He also has charisma and the ability to sell his self, with an estimated 80 million dollars made from this weekend alone. He has expanded his brand (TMT) unlike any other man in his sport ever, literally nicknaming himself “money.” In the words of Young Jeezy “he hustle harder, he hustle smarter.” The only knock on him is the era he is fighting in and his competition.
His greatness shouldn’t be discredited because of how easy he makes it look. Is Lebron’s greatness lessened because he never faced Jordan, Magic or Bird? You compete against the best in your class and Floyd has beaten them all. He has rubbed people in the business the wrong way with his brash and flashy lifestyle but that’s just his personality.
Judging from his past fight he shows no signs of slowing down even at age 36. He can be described as a “technician” in the ring and his best attribute is probably his ability to improvise and switch his style up on the spot. This is not an easy feat as many fighters train months specifically for an opponents individuals fighting style.
Still climbing up the ladder of greatness I feel that his skill and fundamentals are unmatched and he deserves a top ten bid at the moment with time to add to his ranking.
It would be wise to mark September 14th on your calendars. Floyd “Money” Mayweather agreed that he will face off against the new sensation Saul Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas at the world famous MGM Grand. Floyd Mayweather is 44-0 and Alvarez is 42-0-1 which means that somebody will get their first loss.
Alvarez has the WBC 154lb title, and Mayweather has the WBA title. This is a fight where both fighters have so much on the line so it is expected to be a thriller. Mayweather who fought his last fight at 147lbs is going up to 154lbs to meet Alvarez in his weight class.
Mayweather is capable of fighting at many weights and last fought in that weight class dominating against Miguel Cotto in 2012. Boxing fans will be on edge for this thrilling match up. Mayweather and Alvarez are coming off of convincing wins against Roberto Guerrero and Austin Trout respectively.
Mayweather has 14 years on Alvarez, but Alvarez has fought 43 bouts which is only one less than Mayweather. With contrasting boxing styles it will be interesting to see the outcome of the fight.
The world is rooting against Mayweather, but despite the hate that Mayweather receives you cannot deny his greatness. Alvarez is more of a low key type of guy, but don’t let the quiet look fool you. With all of that said I just hope to see a great fight.
Both fighters will get a huge pay day from the contest. If I were a betting man I would roll with Mayweather, but hey what do I know?
We have almost four months until the fight starts it will be interesting seeing the chatter between both camps.
September 14 needs to hurry fast!