Stories tagged: Floyd Mayweather
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Leach correctly predicts Mayweather-McGregor result; Washington State players, coaches enjoy fight together
Even in this tiny pocket of southeastern Washington, it’s practically impossible to escape the buzz surrounding tonight’s mega-bout between boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA star Conor McGregor.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor ready for big fight in Vegas
Floyd Mayweather has weighed in at a trim 149 1/2 pounds for his boxing showdown with Conor McGregor, who also made weight at 153 pounds. The undefeated boxer and the …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Conor McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor is a massive underdog in his fight with Floyd Mayweather, and deservedly so. But stop pretending the improbable doesn’t happen in combat sports, particularly when McGregor is involved. …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather is money, and this should be easy money
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a winner the day he signed the contract to come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor in what could be the richest fight ever. He’ll …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Bookies will lose millions if Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather
If Conor McGregor manages to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds, Las Vegas bookmakers will suffer the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting. …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Conor McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Floyd Mayweather?
Conor McGregor took up boxing nearly 20 years ago in Ireland, so he knows plenty about the sport heading into his first professional bout as a huge underdog against Floyd …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Who’s the best puncher? Floyd Mayweather says it could surprise
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round. Either way, one shot to the head and Manny …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Norman Chad: Floyd “Money” Mayweather shouldn’t be allowed to box
I am writing this column under protest – yeah, I know, usually most of you read this column under protest, so now we’re even – because today I am writing …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
John Blanchette: We deserve this sordid Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor spectacle and its rematches
There’s something about The Money Fight that gets me all nostalgic for the dewy bygone days of crossover sports nonsense.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Maloofs bet $880K on Floyd Mayweather, would give winnings to charity
Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it. And if the Maloof brothers are big winners along with …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
IRS lien shows Floyd Mayweather owes $22.2 million on 2015 taxes
The IRS says boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. still owes $22.2 million in taxes from 2015, the year he earned his biggest payday with a blockbuster fight against Manny Pacquiao.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Conor McGregor early leader over Floyd Mayweather Jr. in trash talking
It’s still early, but give Round 1 of the trash-talk battle between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to the Irish MMA star.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Dylan Hernandez: Fans shouldn’t be tricked into watching Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
Boxing has gained one notable advantage by moving to the fringes of our cultural landscape: The average sports fan knows nothing about it.
Fri., Sept. 11, 2015
Floyd Mayweather, USADA dispute report of IV doping
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he did nothing wrong in taking an IV solution to rehydrate after the weigh-in for his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Doping officials on Thursday also backed …
Sat., June 27, 2015
Vegas casinos cash in with Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May, according to records released …
Fri., May 8, 2015
Floyd Mayweather to Showtime: Manny Pacquiao a ‘sore loser, coward’
Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he’s not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao “because he’s a sore loser and he’s a …
Wed., May 6, 2015
Suit filed against Manny Pacquiao for not disclosing injury
Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to …
Mon., May 4, 2015
Commentary: Boxing makes chumps out of us with post-fight revelation
LAS VEGAS – The morning after the fight here became yuck-it-up time. The legendary P.T. Barnum line seemed a perfect fit: There is a sucker born every minute. Included in …
Mon., May 4, 2015
Pay-per-view programs leave fans fighting mad
NEW YORK – For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies. Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao …
Sun., May 3, 2015
Mayweather’s tactics pay off with unanimous decision over Pacquiao
LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up …
Sat., May 2, 2015
Filipinos urged to turn off appliances during Pacquiao fight
MANILA, Philippines – An officer at a Philippine electric company has urged customers to turn off major appliances to help prevent outages that have recently plagued his province so people …
Sat., May 2, 2015
Mayweather, Pacquiao make weight for fight
LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day …
Tue., April 28, 2015
Couch Slouch says Mayweather-Pacquiano price extravagant
In a stunning intersection of sport, commerce and eye-popping-greed- that-empties- somebody’s-wallet capitalism, the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing blockbuster on Saturday will be available in homes across TV Land for a …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao agrees to terms for Floyd Mayweather fight
Manny Pacquiao was on his way to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on …
Sat., May 3, 2014
Mayweather, 37, rides high as he enters ring tonight
LAS VEGAS – In a room just off the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel this week, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. eased back on a couch and prepared to talk …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2013
Mayweather-Alvarez bout is richest fight ever
LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television. Showtime said Thursday that at …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2012
50 Cent in boxing even without Floyd Mayweather
LAS VEGAS – While Floyd Mayweather Jr. sat in a jail, rapper 50 Cent set about signing fighters and putting together the promotional company he and the boxer had long …
Tue., July 3, 2012
Norman Chad: One of 87 days with Mayweather
Guilty of a domestic-violence beef – he had a physical confrontation with his ex-girlfriend – Floyd Mayweather Jr. is serving an 87-day sentence in Clark County (Nev.) Detention Center. Except …
Sat., May 5, 2012, 9:48 p.m.
Mayweather wins unanimous decison over Cotto
Floyd Mayweather Jr. used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision Saturday night over a game Miguel Cotto in one of his toughest fights.