I said, 'Whatever you want.' CBS said, "Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s speed was dazzling. He competed between 1996 and 2015, and made a one-fight comeback in 2017. , In 2005, Mayweather pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge after hitting and kicking a bouncer, receiving a 90-day suspended jail sentence.. The revenue of PPV sale amounted to $58 million. At that moment, Cortez was not looking at the fighters. She said, 'No, just keep boxing. Futch had a way of cutting to the heart of a matter. The fight was billed as "Mayhem".  Mayweather earned the biggest guaranteed purse in boxing history ($32 million) when he fought Cotto, according to contracts filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He wasn't hit, but was given a standing eight-count by the referee. Mayweather's trainer at the time was his uncle, Roger Mayweather; his father was still imprisoned after his conviction for illegal drug trafficking in 1993. Jim (Lampley), I gotta tell ya, I'm terribly impressed, I don't think I've seen an exhibition of boxing like this since Willie Pep, this kid is unbelievable, great legs, great speed, unbelievable ring-generalship. He then celebrated with Henry and MVP, turning face. , The U.S. team filed a protest over the Mayweather bout, claiming the judges were intimidated by Bulgaria's Emil Jetchev (head of the boxing officials) into favoring the Bulgarian Todorov by a 10–9 decision in the 125-pound semifinal bout. On July 15, 2010, Top Rank's website unveiled an official countdown to the deadline entitled "Money" Time: Mayweather's Decision.  On March 10, 2017, Mayweather stated that only a fight with McGregor would make him come out of retirement.  Throughout the fight, HBO commentators analyzed Mayweather. He did dominate some rounds but the majority, I dominated them.  During his fight with Tony Duran the ESPN commentator remarked, "Emmanuel Steward was quoted as saying there have been very few who have been more talented than this kid. Nowhere was the name Richard Schaefer or Golden Boy mentioned, although I read, as you all did, Oscar's statement that a deal was close, so I assumed from that Haymon was keeping Schaefer and Golden Boy abreast of the situation. Of the bout, Mayweather stated in a press conference that "it wasn't easy to make this happen, but we told the people anything is possible, so now we're here and we wanna make sure that we give the people in Tokyo what they wanna see — blood, sweat and tears. He is often referred to as the best defensive boxer in history, as well as being the most accurate puncher since the existence of CompuBox, having the highest plus–minus ratio in recorded boxing history. Mayweather recovered well and went on to dominate the remainder of the fight, out-boxing Mosley and showing more aggression than in his previous recent fights. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! "It wasn't like I left him with strangers." Mayweather originally assumed a babyface role in the story lines, which met with some resistance from fans. Speaking to Spanish-language sport show República Deportiva, De La Hoya briefly talked about the current status of negotiations and, with a grin on his face, said that the two sides were extremely close to making the biggest fight in boxing a reality. I must come straight ahead and give the fans a show, and that’s what I gave them." After round one Larry Merchant pointed out, "Mayweather made a comment in the corner about his left shoulder. Later that year he appeared as a contestant on ABC Television's Dancing with the Stars. However, the following day, Pacquiao's top adviser, Michael Koncz, stated that Pacquiao had never agreed to testing until fight day.  The attack resulted in Big Show receiving a broken nose. This was Mayweather's first fight since being released from jail, and was the first time Mayweather has fought on Showtime PPV after a long relationship with HBO. ", The fight was met with acclaim in the boxing world and sports in general.  On August 24, 2017, it was announced that Mayweather and McGregor would be facing off for the WBC Money Belt, specifically made for the fight. "We all know the Pacquiao fight, at this particular time, will never happen, and the reason why the fight won't happen is because I will never do business with Bob Arum again in life, and Pacquiao is Bob Arum's fighter," Mayweather said.. Mayweather earned $8 million for the fight; Baldomir was paid $1.6 million, career earnings highs for each fighter at the time. Speaking through a translator, he said, "I definitely think I won. Calling it "one of the toughest nights of my career", the 130-pound champion overcame injuries in both hands to improve his record to 26–0. Sports regarding the dispute over random blood and urine drug testing. We strive for accuracy and fairness. Displaying his usual airtight defense in the "Fight of the Century," Mayweather held off his opponent to win a unanimous decision and retain his perfect record. ", "The Sweet Science: Floyd Mayweather and Improvised Modalities of Rhythm. Ortiz, apparently acknowledging his wrongdoing, hugged Mayweather in the corner and even appeared to kiss him. Coming into the bout Mayweather and Corrales were undefeated, and neither fighter had touched the canvas. Maidana was unhappy with the final verdict and thought he won the fight, "If the judges want to give the fight to fighters that run, they can give it to him. In round six, Hatton lost a point for punching the back of Mayweather's head as he was draped over the ropes. "I saw those quotes as well, and I had no idea what Oscar was talking about. "Today, I can't really talk about the negotiations, but we're really close." "He is a very, very tough fighter," Mayweather said of the challenger, whose record fell to 33–3–1. , On May 26, 2001, Mayweather, fighting in his hometown of Grand Rapids, pounded out a 12-round unanimous decision over future IBF super featherweight titleholder Carlos Hernández to retain his WBC super-featherweight title. This is not fair. Mayweather's father contends that Floyd is not telling the truth about their early relationship. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For the next few rounds, McGregor came out throwing shots in the opening 30 seconds, but immediately tired, giving Mayweather enough time to carry on landing clean shots and winning the rounds. , By the end of 1998 Mayweather was ranked by The Ring as the #8-ranked pound-for-pound best boxer in the world, and became one of the youngest recipients of The Ring's Fighter of the Year award (21, the same age Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali were when winning their first awards).
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