2014 Boxing Year in Review: Male Fighter Awards

Breakout of the Year: Amnat Ruenroeng Despite being a 2008 Olympian, no grand expectations were in place for Amnat Ruenroeng coming into 2014. He was 11-0 against 7 fighters with losing records and the rest with double digit losses save Takuro Habu (on his way to a losing record). Needless to say it was a quick change of pace for the record of his opponents to go from 162-172-27 to 64-7-2. Ruenroeng won the vacant IBF flyweight title and defended it twice. All 3 opponents were riding 12+ fight winning streaks and one was considered a pound-for-pound player (Kazuto Ioka). These victories propelled Ruenroeng into what will likely be the biggest payday of his career…

Mayweather Remains Undefeated In Rematch

Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture.net Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime LAS VEGAS (Sept. 13, 2014) – After 24 rounds of boxing with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather is still the undisputed pound-for-pound champion. Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) successfully defended his WBC and WBA Welterweight and WBC Super Welterweight World Championships with a unanimous 12-round decision victory in a rematch with Argentine slugger Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday in front of 16,144 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on SHOWTIME PPV®. “Money” strategically fought the fight that he wanted, effectively avoiding the looping punches against the ropes that “El Chino” was able to land in their first bout and pivoting back to…

[Photos] Mayhem Weigh-In Results & Final Purses

Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture.net LAS VEGAS, NV – With all the particulars complete, and no real controversy on the scales,  the participants of Saturday night’s pay-per-view “Mayhem” are locked in and ready to go. Before the combatants weighed in, fans on hand at the MGM Garden Arena were treated to a concert by hip hop artist Rick Ross and a parade of current champions, contenders (and one recent former champion who took the stage), and winners from Thursday night’s Golden Boy Live card. Once the parade was complete, it was time to hit the scales. Final weights were as follows: WBC & WBA Welterweight & WBC Super Welterweight title Floyd Mayweather: 146.5 pounds Marcos Maidana:…

[Live Stream] Mayhem: Mayweather/Maidana Weigh-In

LAS VEGAS, NV- Today at 3PM PT, pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana will take the scales and pose off for the final time before Saturday night’s PPV clash. If this weigh-in resembles previous ones, expect full pagentry and performance as the fighters make their way to the stage. In addition to the main event competitors and undercard fighters, fans will be treated to a live concert with performance by hip-hop artist Rick Ross and latin-pop artist Prince Royce. http://www.ustream.tv/shosports

[Photos/Quotes] Mayhem Main Event Final Press

Photo Credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions Esther Lin/SHOWTIME LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2014) – Fight week for “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” continued Wednesday as the main event fighters, Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, hosted their final press conference at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand before their highly anticipated rematch on SHOWTIME PPV Saturday. Here is what the fighter’s and their teams had to say Wednesday: FLOYD MAYWEATHER, 11-Time, Five-Division World Champion “Tunein and watch the fight because I’m going to be Floyd Mayweather and do what I do best and come out and win. I’ve been here before and I know what it takes to win at this level. “We put…

[Video] All Access: Mayweather vs Maidana Ep 3

LAS VEGAS, NV – In case you missed it, or don’t have Showtime, here in full is the third installment of All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2. In this episode, more behind the scenes footage of the pound-for-pound king training, his extravagant lifestyle and all the things we’ve come to expect when Mayweather is on the screen. Maidana doesn’t seem so shy in front the cameras anymore either.

LIVE Stream: 1 PM PT Mayweather vs Maidana Final Press

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today at 1pm PT, watch Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana and the undercard participants sit together one last time before Saturday night’s PPV card to address the media at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The participants have largely be well behaved during the promotion of this card but you never can tell at the final press conference. ***** ABOUT “MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2”: “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” a 12-round world championship bout for Mayweather’s WBA Welterweight Belt and WBC Welterweight and Super Welterweight World Titles takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona…

[Photos/Quotes] Mayhem Fighter Grand Arrival

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions LAS VEGAS (Sept. 9, 2014) – “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” fight week is officially here as Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and all the fighters in the SHOWTIME PPV® and SHOWTIME® televised action Saturday made their grand arrivals at a jam-packed lobby at MGM Grand this afternoon. Here is what the fighters had to say upon their arrivals in Las Vegas Tuesday: FLOYD MAYWEATHER, 11-time, Five-division World Champion “It’s all about excitement. Saturday is about giving the fans what they want to see. It could be round one or round 13, but it’s all about the fans. “I’m pretty sure Maidana is going…

[Video] All Access Mayweather vs Maidana II Ep 2

LAS VEGAS, NV – Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime In case you missed it, or don’t have Showtime, watch the second episode of All Access: Mayweather vs Maidana II. In this installment, camera’s follow Chino Maidana’s recent trip to Los Angeles to watch his brother perform at Stub Hub Arena and more Mayweather training, women, and weed. Yes weed.

[Video] All Access: Mayweather vs Maidana 2 Full Ep

LAS VEGAS, NV – Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture.net (LA Press Conference) Go behind the scenes and inside the minds of pound-for-pound champ Floyd Mayweather and Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana as they prepare for the rematch of the year. Contact your PPV provider to order Mayweather vs. Maidana 2, live on Saturday, Sept. 13!