Floyd Mayweather Says He Was Tricked Into NYE Fight Announcement (Video)

Floyd Mayweather says he was tricked and bamboozled into making his recent fight announcement and as a result, the fight isn’t happening. In a message on his Instagram page, Mayweather pens a lengthy message about the announcement and how he was only there to make a personal appearance, not announce a fight. Maybe that’s a good thing considering the reaction from fans after the announcement. To see Mayweather’s full announcement, plus the press conference from Japan, scroll down.   View this post on Instagram   Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in…

Floyd Mayweather to Compete in His First MMA Match? Here’s the Breakdown (Video)

Floyd Mayweather is once again putting a temporary pause on retirement to step back into the ring. Except for this time, he’ll be entering the Octagon. ESPN.com reports that Mayweather will compete in an MMA match on December 31st against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31st in Japan. Mayweather was on hand with Tenshin to make the formal announcement. Mayweather will exit retirement once again and fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, about a half-hour drive outside of Tokyo. Mayweather and Nasukawa appeared at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday (Sunday night United States time) that was streamed worldwide on YouTube…

Manny Pacquiao Says He Will Fight Adrien Broner In January

First a signing with Al Haymon and now a fight against Adrien Broner on the horizon for Manny Pacquiao? Boxingscene.com reports that Manny Pacquiao says his next trip to the ring will come against “the Problem” during the month of January. The 39-year-old Filipino boxing icon said the fight with Broner could be held either on Jan. 12 or 19, likely in Las Vegas. According to Spin.ph, Pacquiao made the announcement on Wednesday night when he was introduced as the latest ambassador of International Sports Promotion Society at Makati Shangrila Hotel. “Broner, Adrien Broner,” said Pacquiao when asked by Spin on who he’s going to fight next. “I think either January 12 or 19.” Pacquiao…

Canelo Alvarez Headed to DAZN in New $365M, Multi-Year Mega Deal

Canelo Alvarez took the next step in establishing boxing global supremacy. ESPN reports that Alvarez has signed with the online streaming service to broadcast his fights. Here is the deal breakdown per Dan Rafael. In a record-shattering deal finalized early Wednesday morning, Alvarez signed a five-year, 11-fight deal worth a minimum of $365 million with DAZN, which only launched in the United States in September. It will commence with his move up to super middleweight to challenge secondary world titlist Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York, where they will meet face-to-face at the kickoff news conference on Wednesday afternoon. The signing comes on the heels of HBO’s announcement that it…

Dmitry Bivol To Defend WBA Title Against Hard-Hitting Jean Pascal

Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against former Olympian and former WBC, IBO, and Ring Magazine champion Jean Pascal on Saturday, November 24, 2018, as boxing returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The event will be promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, Bivol’s promoter, in association with Jean Pascal Promotions. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Bivol, age 27, of St. Petersburg Russia, risks his perfect record of 14 wins with no losses and 11 knockouts against the time-tested Pascal, who turns 36 on October 28, has 33 wins, 20 by knockout, against five losses and…

Bob Arum Says Al Haymon Doesn’t Really Exist; So Who’s Been Representing the Fighters? [Video]

Bob Arum says he believes he can make a fight between welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford if he can sit down with Al Haymon. He also believes there’s no Al Haymon and boxing’s most elusive figure is a fictional character conjured up by Sam Watson. Arum goes on to say the problem, with making the match-up is he doesn’t know who PBC Is. Here’s what the Top Rank chief said according to  Kevin Idec for Boxingscene: “The problem is who is PBC?,” Arum told BoxingScene.com, referring to the Premier Boxing Champions organization Haymon launched early in 2015. “And people say, ‘Al Haymon.’ And I say Al Haymon is a fiction Sam Watson…

Watch Terence Crawford Knockdown JoseBenavidez Jr. Before Winning By TKO [Video]

After trading insults back and forth during fight week, Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. met in the ring and let their hands do the talking. In the end, Crawford remained the champion and Benavidez became the latest believer of Crawford’s ability to put body’s on the canvas. After competing for 11 full rounds, Crawford put the cap on a dominant performance by connecting with an uppercut that sent Benavidez Jr. rolling on the canvas. Able to survive the count, Benavidez Jr. got to his feet only to be met with a barrage of punches that forced the referee to jump in and stop the fight. With the win Crawford retains the WBO welterweight title…

WBO Statement on Billy Joe Saunders & If They Will Strip His Title

WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, Esq reacted on Billy Joe Saunders’ public comments regarding his world title status: “B.J. Saunders has voluntarily vacated the WBO Middleweight Title, and publicly apologized for his violation of the Massachusetts Athletic Commission’s anti-doping regulations”. “Therefore, the clash between Demetrius Andrade and Walter Kautondonkwa scheduled for October 20th will now be for the vacant World Crown”. “Also, I will recommend to the WBO Executive Committee that Saunders receives a six month suspension for his transgression”. Fernando Gaztambide WBO Press

Terence Crawford & Jose Benavidez Get Into Heated Exchange at #CrawfordBenavidez Media Day [Video]

Terence Crawford is excited to be back in Omaha, his beloved hometown and the site of many of his greatest fistic moments. The man nicknamed “Bud” will defend his WBO welterweight world title Saturday evening against Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly the CenturyLink Center), live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET. His four CHI Health Center outings have drawn nearly 45,000 fans, and another packed house is expected. The long-simmering animosity between Crawford and Benavidez spilled over into Wednesday’s media day, with the pair and their respective teams exchanging verbal haymakers. The ESPN broadcast will also include 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist and top featherweight prospect…

Billy Joe Saunders Out of Title Fight, Expected to Be Stripped of Title; What Happens to Demetrius Andrade Now?

The planned WBO middleweight title fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Demetrius Andrade on Oct 20 is off ESPN reports that the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission denied Saunders a boxing license after results from a pre-fight drug test revealed the presence of the banned performance-enhancing stimulant oxilofrine in his system. As a result, Saunders is expected to be stripped of the title by the sanctioning body. What happens to Andrade at this point? In the event a replacement opponent is found, and Saunders is stripped, he will have the opporutnity to fight for the vacant belt against the next mandatory challenger Walter Kautondokwo of Namibia.  To see Demetrius Andrade discussing the fight against Billy Joe Saunders during…

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