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Sugar Ray Leonard Unsure How He Would Beat Floyd Mayweather In A Fantasy Matchup: “I Would Have To Pull Out All My Tools”

Posted on 04/09/2021

By: Hans Themistode

For the vast majority of his twenty-one-year career, Floyd Mayweather seemed impossible to beat.

Things would always start the same, a highly touted opponent would claim that they’ll be the one to hand him his first defeat and saunter their way to the ring oozing with confidence. Yet, at the end of 12 mostly boring and lopsided rounds, Mayweather would hear his name called by the ring announcer as boo’s echoed throughout the arena.

With a spotless 50-0 record, it doesn’t appear that Mayweather is returning to the ring for the umpteenth time. For now, fans are simply forced to play imaginary matchmaker. On the shortlist of opponents believed to give Mayweather a serious test is former multiple division champion and all-time great, “Sugar” Ray Leonard.

When posed with the question of how he would conquer Mayweather, the 1997 Hall of Famers face turns dead serious. He pauses and shakes his head as his mind begins filling with thoughts. Then, he blurts out his answer in an unsure tone.

“There is no one way to beat Floyd,” said Leonard during an interview with Mike Tyson on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson Clips. “I would have to pull out all my tools and figure it out. A lot of feints and body shots.”

Leonard, 64, officially hung up his gloves following a fifth-round knockout loss to Hector Camacho in 1997. Mayweather would follow suit 20 years, wrapping up a dominant career with a tenth-round stoppage win against UFC Conor McGregor.

While the possibility of both men squaring off in the ring is nothing more than a pipe dream, much like boxing fans who are curious as to how their showdown would have played out, Leonard wishes he could go back in time and give everyone a definitive answer to that question.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Currently Being Rescheduled

Posted on 01/30/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Floyd Mayweather’s venture into the YouTube boxing business has come to an abrupt end. At least, for now.

Over the course of several months, social media star Logan Paul attempted to lure Mayweather back into the ring one last time after officially hanging up his gloves in 2017. By all accounts, Paul’s methods worked as Mayweather announced on his Instagram account that the two would in fact be sharing the ring against one another in late February.

While getting up close and personal during their training camps was nearly impossible due to COVID-19, the two stars appeared to be gearing up for their showdown. Now however, with just a few weeks left until they were officially set to step foot inside the ring against one another, their bout has been called off due to “COVID and other things.”

Despite the cancelation, sources confirmed that both parties are working behind the scenes to reschedule the event.

For Mayweather, the newly elected hall of famer wrapped up a perfect 50-0 career with a tenth round dismantling of UFC star Conor McGregor. While he formally retired soon after, Mayweather has participated in exhibition matchups such as a three-round contest against Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in late 2018.

The results, of course, followed the same script as the entirety of his career as Mayweather won in lopsided fashion.

In the case of Paul, he’s successfully made the transition from social media influencer to de-facto boxer. The 25-year-old’s first venture into the sport came in 2018 as he took on Olajide William Olatunji (KSI) during an exhibition matchup. Paul would settle for a draw on the night before ultimately running things back. This time, as an officially sanctioned boxing match.

While he held advantages from a physical standpoint, Paul was outworked and took home the loss. His brother on the other hand, in Jake Paul, has also transitioned from YouTube star to de-facto boxer and currently holds a 2-0 record, albeit against another social media star in Ali Eson Gib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

Although the buzz surrounding Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul was building considerably, they have chosen to push things back until presumably, COVID-19 has gotten better.

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Floyd Mayweather Continues To Dog Conor McGregor: “Conor Can’t Even Win In His Own Sport”

Posted on 01/24/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Floyd Mayweather doesn’t have an issue with anyone attempting to put a few bucks in their pockets, no matter how whacky the idea. However, some ideas just don’t make any sense.

For the past several years, UFC star Conor McGregor pushed the notion that he would take on boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. Considering McGregor reportedly pocketed a cool $130 million for his efforts against Mayweather in August of 2017, the move was justified.

Mayweather, to his credit, saw roughly $280 million deposited into his bank account for the tenth round stoppage victory. Having seen how much money could be made for facing McGregor, Pacquiao’s team not only entertained the idea but by all accounts, both sides were deep in negotiations.

All that seemingly needed to be done was for McGregor to take care of business last night in the octagon. What appeared to be an easy fight on paper turned out to be anything but that as the crossover star was viciously knocked out in the second round against Dustin Poirier.

Mayweather, of course, took notice of the beating McGregor received from his palatial estate. Now, the newly elected hall of famer isn’t convinced his rival should make the trek back to the boxing ring when he’s having issues getting the job done in his own sport.

“Conor can’t even win in his own sport, but talking about coming back to boxing to fight Pacquiao,” said Mayweather via Instagram.

Before McGregor picked up the stunning upset defeat, many viewed his contest against Pacquiao as an intriguing one. For Mayweather on the other hand, he was particularly mum on the subject whenever it was brought to his attention. While McGregor and Pacquiao may compete in different sports, Mayweather notices one glaring similarity between them.

That, of course, would be that both men were defeated by the aforementioned Mayweather. Even if by chance both men negotiate a deal to step into the ring, at this point in time, the former boxing star believes that nobody will tune in.

“Nobody wants to see that, it’s like my leftovers eating leftovers.”

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Floyd Mayweather Rips Conor McGregor Following Loss To Dustin Poirier: “That Bum Will Never Be On My Level”

Posted on 01/24/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Floyd Mayweather has always noticed Conor McGregor. The UFC star, after all, shared the ring with Mayweather in his last official contest in August of 2017. Well before Mayweather scored the tenth round knockout, the newly inducted hall of famer sat back and listened to McGregor talk shit to not only himself, but to most of his competitors.

This past Saturday night was no different as McGregor returned to the UFC’s octagon to take on Dustin Poirier, a man he knocked out cold seven years earlier.

While McGregor was mostly respectful, the multiple-time UFC belt holder boasted of his skills and was unconvinced that Poirier would make it out of the first round. Those words, while headline-worthy, failed to come to fruition as McGregor found himself on the wrong of a knockout loss. Following the defeat, Mayweather wasted no time in kicking McGregor while he was down.

“Just know that bum will never be me or be on my level,” said Mayweather on his Instagram account. “I’m just built different, my mindset is on another planet, my skills are second to none, I’m a natural-born winner, and yes, I talk a lot of trash, but every time I back it up! This is what they hate.”

For most of Mayweather’s career, the flamboyant star was lambasted for his antics both in and out of the ring. The nonstop shit-talking at press conferences, the cocky post-fight arguments with everyone who doubted him and of course, the perpetual flaunting of his fortune made Mayweather one of the most hated fighters in combat sports history.

While many hated him for his persona, Mayweather viewed McGregor’s actions as virtually identical. The overwhelming reaction from the public however, was much different. To Mayweather, it isn’t simply that people pick and choose whom they like. No, for the five-division world champion, he knows exactly why he was castigated while McGregor was praised.

“The world knows Con Artist McLoser can steal everything from me and be loved but I’m hated,” continued Mayweather. “That just lets you all know that racism still exists. It’s sad that you can be a poor black kid from the ghetto that has dealt with racism your whole life and work extremely hard to put yourself and your family in a better position, and most of the hate comes from my own people.”

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William Haney, Father Of Devin Haney, Details Sparring Session Between His Son And Floyd Mayweather: “Floyd Didn’t Touch Him And Devin Touched Floyd Up”

Posted on 01/14/2021

By: Hans Themistode

The clips have become legendary. A jam-packed boxing gym crowded around one singular sparring session. They hoot, holler and bang on the ring apron as two fighters battle it out for what seems like forever.

It’s the dog house in the Mayweather boxing gym. Under normal sparring sessions rules, the two boxers are timed, receive water breaks and instructions from their coaching staff. Those rules however, are thrown completely out of the window in Mayweather’s home away from home.

No matter who enters the ring, one thing is clear, Mayweather is the king of the ring. Nevertheless, his aforementioned crown was ripped away from him the moment he sparred with WBC lightweight belt holder Devin Haney.

“He was in there with Floyd,” said William Haney, father of Devin Haney, as he described a supposed sparring match between the two on Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast hosted by rapper Gillie Da King. “Nobody wanna talk about it but it was right before the Conor McGregor fight, he was like 17 or 18 and Floyd couldn’t touch him. Listen, Floyd didn’t touch him and Devin touched Floyd up.”

For Mayweather, he’s not only become known for the zero plastered on the loss column of his 50 fight career, but he’s also known for handing his opponents in sparring sessions a one-sided beating. Due to the secrecy always affiliated with sparring, fighters often refrain from speaking upon it. Phrases such as “it was good work,” or “he helped me get better,” permeate throughout boxing circles.

With that being said, there are moments where sparring sessions are glorified and discussed openly. In early 2013, current unified welterweight champion in Errol Spence Jr. was given the opportunity to face Mayweather.

At the time, Spence Jr. was nothing more than a prospect with a 4-0 record with a ton of potential. Rumors of the two going tit for tat during their session have been widely told. From what has been reported on numerous occasions, Spence Jr. gained Mayweather’s respect with how well he performed.

At times, Spence Jr. supposedly got the better of the former pound for pound star, however, Mayweather of course, left a lasting impression of his own. In the case of his sparring encounter with Haney however, William mentions that it was completely one-sided.

In most cases, sparring is nothing more than a way for both fighters to get better. Nothing more, nothing less. Yet according to William, his son’s time in the ring with Mayweather wasn’t simply about them working on their craft. No, for the Haney’s it was a passing of the torch.

“When Errol Spence got out on Floyd, Floyd called him back and Floyd got back out on him. Now, whether it be due to age or whatever, that was a defining moment in both Devin and Floyd to understand that there was a real changing and passing of the guard. On that particular night, in the dog house, it was like Devin had graduated.”

For Devin Haney, he won’t dispute anything that his father spewed. Instead, he merely was appreciative of the time spent in the ring with the newly elected hall of famer.

“For me personally, I just thank Floyd for even giving me the opportunity to say that I’ve been in the ring with him,” explained Devin Haney. “Even though it was at the end of his career, just for me to be able to say I sparred Floyd. He didn’t have to do that. I was a young kid and he was somebody that I always looked up to and someone that I always watched.”

The experience that Devin received from Mayweather is something that William cherishes as well. Nonetheless, the long time trainer watched the career of Mayweather unfold for years and at no point has he allowed anyone to receive the upper hand on him. In the case of his sparring session with Haney though, William believes that Mayweather could do nothing but sit back and accept the punishment that his son dished out to him on that faithful day.

“I know he would’ve whipped your ass if he could. Floyd is no punk and no sucker so he’s not letting nobody do what I saw you do to him.”

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Gervonta Davis Eager To Silence Critics: “I Just Want To Redeem Myself, Show Them That I’m Number One In The Sport”

Posted on 10/30/2020

By: Hans Themistode

With each deleterious right or left hand that ended the night for a Gervonta Davis opponent, an immediate mountain of praise soon accompanied it. Yet, following his latest win against long faded multiple division titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa, that aforementioned mountain of praise turned into whispers of doubt.

Coming in his contest against the 38 year old late last year, Davis was largely expected to take care of business in his normal explosive fashion. As things kicked off on the night, the Baltimore native seemed on his way to doing just that. After buzzing his man in the first round, Davis floored him in the second. Gamboa, to his credit, managed to not only survive the knockdown, but also picked himself up off the ground in the eighth as well.

The result of his resilience led Davis to hearing the bell ring to signal the start of the 12th round for the first time in his career. The end result however, was the same as the vast majority of his contests as he found a way to close the show in the final round. But with Gamboa fighting the majority of the match with a torn achilles, coupled with Davis asking his corner “what’s wrong with my body?” during the half way mark, the two division titlist has heard nonstop criticism.

The 25 year old Davis may have been ecstatic to leave the ring with the win, but with the biggest fight of his career against Leo Santa Cruz taking place tomorrow night on Showtime Pay-Per-View, he’s anxious to close the door on any doubts of his star power.

“I’m definitely motivated but I’m more so hungry and appreciative for the position I’m in,” said Davis during an interview with Fight Hub TV. “I’m just more hungry because I feel like I left a lot on the plate for people to say in my last fight. So I just want to redeem myself and show them that I’m number one in the sport. After this fight I think people will say that yeah he’s number one.”

With his first Pay-Per-View headlining event on tap, the preparation of the two division champion has been different. No longer is he training around familiar faces in his hometown of Baltimore. Instead, a lightbulb has gone off in the 25 year old’s head. Why should he stay within his comfort zone, when he believes the best to ever do it in Floyd Mayweather, could be within arms reach on a daily basis.

“I know for sure that wasn’t me,” said Davis as he continued to explain his lackluster showing against Gamboa. “So it’s really about me Maning up and stepping up to the plate. That’s why I made the decision with my team to come to Vegas and train because I know that the best trainer and boxer is in Vegas. As far as having him in my corner and in my camp with me, it was amazing. I’m grateful to have him.”

The rocky relationship between the pair has been well documented. Davis, on multiple occasions, has verbalized his issues with his promoter. Even going as far as to say “no comment,” when asked what grade he would give Mayweather as a promoter in 2018.

Fast forward to today however, and everything seems to be water under the bridge. The pair has been seen on multiple occasions working together and seem to be on great terms outside of the gym as well. Now that the two have seemingly gotten through their rough patch, Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) is happy to have him on his side.

“It’s a lot of fighters that come through Mayweather’s gym so I was definitely happy and grateful to be apart of that. Come Saturday night I’m just here to do what I do best and that’s put on a great performance and become the star that I am.”

In terms of how he plans on attacking his 32 year old, four division opponent this Saturday night, Davis didn’t seem too keen on going for the kill from the opening bell.

“I’m definitely not looking for a knockout. I know in fighting Santa Cruz, if you don’t get him out there then you might get stopped due to his punch volume so I’m definitely not looking for the knockout. But I will put on a great performance.”

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WBO President Francisco Valcarcel, Agree’s With Floyd Mayweather: “We have To Stop Now The Proliferation Of So-called World Titles”

Posted on 10/24/2020

By: Hans Themistode

After winning multiple world titles in five different weight classes, Floyd Mayweather Jr. went on an apoplectic rant on the number of belts that are currently circulating in the sport of boxing today. Following his fulmination, WBO president Francisco Valcarcel could only come to one conclusion.

Mayweather was spot on.

“Floyd Mayweather is right!” Said Valcarcel on his Twitter account. “We have to stop NOW the proliferation of so-called world titles.”

Mayweather’s diatribe was seemingly triggered as he watched 23 year old Teofimo Lopez make boxing history when he defeated unified lightweight belt holder Vasiliy Lomachenko to become the youngest undisputed champion just last weekend. When asked about his thoughts on their contest, Mayweather first took the time to congratulate Lopez on his tremendous win and applauded Lomachenko for his efforts.

The issue for Mayweather has nothing to do with the monumental win for Lopez, but with his own fighter in Gervonta Davis currently in possession of the WBA lightweight regular title, the future hall of famer has no problem naming him a unified champion, but until he faces the other titleholders in the division, he simply can’t say that Lopez is an undisputed champion.

“When we look at the lightweight division, Devin Haney is the WBC champion at lightweight,” said Mayweather. “Gervonta Davis is the WBA champion so now it’s safe to say that Teofimo is the WBO and IBF champion.”

More than anything, Mayweather has become sick and tired of watching every fighter pose with a championship title following a victory in the ring. Whether it’s the regular, super or the newly added Franchise title, Mayweather believes enough is enough.

“Everyone has a belt now,” said an exasperated Mayweather. “There’s too many champions in the sport of boxing right now. There’s no such thing as a super champion, not at all. I’m not taking anything away from any fighter but there are too many champions. The WBC, the WBA, the IBF and WBO ya’ll gotta clean this shit up. You guys are just taking extra money from these fighters.”

Although Mayweather has held the feet of the sanctioning bodies to the fire to end the proliferation of world of titles, Valcarcel believes everyone involved in the sport of boxing needs to come together in order to make a change.

“Sanctioning organizations, promoters, and boxing journalists must work together to stop this bullshit,” explained Valcarcel.

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Floyd Mayweather: “You Cannot Compare A Fighter Like Loma To Me Or Ali Or Sugar Ray Leonard”

Posted on 10/22/2020

By: Hans Themistode

It didn’t take long for Vasiliy Lomachenko to make his mark on the boxing world. The highly touted amateur came onto the professional scene in 2013 and immediately made an impact. In just his third pro fight, the Ukrainian product hoisted his first world title, a record for any male fighter. From there, he’s duplicated that same feeling several times over.

As the wins started to pile up and his trophy case began to overflow, the comparison’s to former greats soon came after. One of those aforementioned comparisons came at the expense of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The retired five division world champion spent over 20 years of his life in the sport. And although Lomachenko has accomplished several milestones that he hasn’t, his record of winning a world title in just his third pro contest should come with an asterisk attached to it.

“I had my day in the sport,” said Mayweather during an interview promoting Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz showdown. “But when they started comparing Loma to me, I didn’t have to have 500 amateur fights. He did something that I wasn’t able to do. He won two gold medals which is a huge accomplishment. Just going to the Olympics is huge in itself. They say he was the quickest to win a world title than any other fighter but once you fight 300 amateur fights you’re a professional anyway.”

Saying that Lomachenko had 300 amateur fights is actually shortchanging him. In total, the Ukrainian southpaw compiled 397 fights in the unpaid ranks. All but one of those contests resulted in a loss, something he would later avenge several times over.

His overwhelming success in the amateur world gave Lomachenko the cache needed in order to skip the championship line once he turned pro.

After stopping Jose Luis Ramirez in his debut, the two time Olympic gold medalist was given a chance to add to his gold collection by facing Orlando Salido for the vacant WBO featherweight title. The tactics used by Salido on the night may have been viewed as bending the rules, but he ultimately got what he was looking for as he handed Lomachenko the first loss of his career.

Although he dropped the ball, his setback against Salido was merely a bump in the road as he was given another crack at gold, this time against Gary Russell Jr. In a much more dominant effort, Lomachenko managed to run away with the win and take home the world title he was hoping for.

Much of the attention has been placed on Lomachenko’s record of winning said title in just his third contest. With that being said, Mayweather finds it disrespectful to compare his Ukrainian counterpart to either himself or any of the past greats.

“You cannot compare a fighter like Loma to me or Ali or Sugar Ray Leonard you know the reason why? We won our first fight, we won our second fight, we won our third fight.”

At the moment, the shining star that was associated with Lomachenko’s career is dimming rapidly thanks to a one sided loss at the hands of Teofimo Lopez this past weekend. The 23 year old was given virtually no shot at dethroning who many believed was the best pound for pound fighter in the sport, but after dominating the first half of their contest, Lopez did just enough during the latter portion to have his hand raised.

Mayweather openly admitted to watching their showdown from his palatial estate and was congratulatory towards Lopez who now holds all four titles at 135 pounds. Despite that, Mayweather believes that Lopez should receive his just due, but this notion that Lomachenko was the best in the world was a false narrative from the beginning.

“I’m not going to take away anything from what Teofimo did the other day but remember, this guy already had a loss to Salido. Salido wasn’t the best guy in the world, he was solid. He won a title before but he wasn’t the best guy in the world.”

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KSI On Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Rumors: “Why Would Mayweather Want To Fight Second Best When He Could Just Easily Fight The Best?”

Posted on 09/24/2020

By: Hans Themistode

Even at the age of 43 and officially away from the sport of boxing for roughly three years, Floyd Mayweather can still pick and choose whomever he wants to fight. 

Matchups against UFC stars in Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov made sense to the Mixed Martial world. Other contests against his fellow boxing counterparts in Manny Pacquiao and even the recently un-retired Oscar De La Hoya made sense as well. But with rumors or Mayweather inking an agreement to face YouTube star and part-time boxer Logan Paul, many gave an incredulous look. Amongst them, was the man who handed Paul his defeat in the ring in KSI. 

“Why the fuck would Mayweather say yes to this? Why would he fight the loser of me and Logan? I was A-side for both fights,” said KSI on his YouTube channel. “Surely Mayweather would just wanna fight the winner of me vs Logan, it just makes more sense.”

Both KSI and Logan Paul share a long history with one another. One that was thought to be settled already. 

In late August of 2018, the pair stepped into the ring against one another to end the debate of who the better fighter was. That question was never answered as their first matchup ended in a draw. Fast forward one year later and the two would do it again. This time around, KSI saw himself leave the ring with a close, but clear split decision win. 

For Mayweather, the word ‘lose’ has never been associated with his name. After a perfect 50-0 record, the future first ballot hall of famer has repeatedly called himself the best ever. But if that truly is the case, KSI is wondering why the hell would he be interested in facing anyone but him.

“Why would Mayweather want to fight second best when he could just easily fight the best? I like Logan, I can say that – but he did lose. He had a draw then he lost.” 

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Logan Paul On Possible Floyd Mayweather Showdown: “You Know I Can’t Say Shit Right Now”

Posted on 09/18/2020

By: Hans Themistode

Contrary to popular belief, Floyd Mayweather has neither agreed or signed anything. 

Rumors have quickly circulated that the former five division world champion was set to jump back into the ring with YouTube star Logan Paul for what is believed to be an exhibition bout. 

News of Mayweather’s fight agreement was first broken by DramaAlert host Daniel Keemstar and later verified by Mike Feinberg of “The Fighting News.” 

“Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming out of retirement and has just signed a contract to fight an exhibition match against YouTube sensation Logan Paul,” said Feinberg. “I don’t understand the fight. Paul tried his hand at professional boxing. Couldn’t even beat the other nobody no one’s ever heard of before. He’s now going to be fighting one of the best in Floyd Mayweather. It’s going to be a joke of a fight, but it’s signed and is official.”

Although Feinberg has placed his word that the fight will not only take place, but that he has also seen the fight agreement with Mayweather’s signature, Logan Paul, on the other hand, was completely mum when questioned by TMZ reporters on the reality of a fight with Mayweather actually taking place. 

“You know I can’t say shit right now,” said Paul.

The usually loquacious Paul may have done his best to keep any fight news under wraps, but for what it’s worth, he did nod his head in approval when asked if he could hang with the 43 year old Mayweather. 

Paul of course, isn’t a traditional boxer, and too many, isn’t one at all. 

The social media star first made his appearance in a boxing ring in August of 2018. On the night, he took on fellow social media star in KSI. The two would see their contest end in a draw before ultimately signing up to do it all over again one year later. 

After an entertaining rematch, Paul saw himself on the short end of the stick as he came up just short, losing via split decision. 

Mayweather similarly, hasn’t officially stepped foot inside of a ring since his first round knockout win against Tenshin Nasukawa in December of 2018. He’s since kept himself in shape though, and has dedicated most of his time to train up and coming stars such as Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Logan Paul Exhibition Match Reportedly Signed

Posted on 09/17/2020

By: Hans Themistode

With older fighters such as Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson ending their retirement to have an exhibition matchup, former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has decided to jump in on the fun. 

The now 43 year old has reportedly agreed to take on YouTube star Logan Paul before the year comes to end.

News of their fight agreement was first broken by DramaAlert host Daniel Keemstar. 

To further verify that this contest will actually take place, Mike Feinberg of “The Fighting News,” has not only been told by a “reputable” source that this news is real, but he also claims that he was shown a picture of the actual bout agreement with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s signature attached to it.

“Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming out of retirement and has just signed a contract to fight an exhibition match against YouTube sensation Logan Paul,” said Feinberg. “I don’t understand the fight. Paul tried his hand at professional boxing. Couldn’t even beat the other nobody no one’s ever heard of before. He’s now going to be fighting one of the best in Floyd Mayweather. It’s going to be a joke of a fight, but it’s signed and is official.”

Like all Mayweather ring appearances, the future hall of famer will make a huge, although unspecified amount of money. Sources close to the situation are under the belief that their bout will be broadcasted on the YouTube channel of Paul due to his large social media following. 

Despite Paul outweighing Mayweather by nearly 50 pounds, it is unclear whether or not there will be any specific weight stipulations. 

For Paul, this will be his third attempt in a boxing ring. In late August of 2018, both Paul and fellow YouTube sensation KSI, met in a highly anticipated exhibition matchup. The result may have been lackluster as they fought to a draw, but plenty of fans tuned in to watch them go at it. 

Realizing the buzz they created, the two decided to do it again one year later, this time without any protective headgear and sanctioned as an official boxing match. This time around, a winner was determined as Paul came up just short, losing via split decision.  

He’ll now look to pull off the biggest upset in boxing history when he takes on the undefeated Mayweather. 

The money man himself hasn’t officially fought against a real boxer in five years. He did, of course, pummel UFC star Conor McGregor via 10th round stoppage in August of 2017. He made another ring appearance shortly after, but it was nothing more than a one sided exhibition matchup against Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018. 

During their bout, an overweight Mayweather known for his “hit and not get hit,” mentality, didn’t attempt to avoid any of Nasukawa’s shots and simply walked him down and laid a beating on him which resulted in a first round knockout. 

There’s no word on when things will officially take place, but as long as the money is right, Mayweather will make the time.

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Jermell Charlo: “If Floyd Wants To Come Back Then Best Believe He’s Going To Fight Me First

Posted on 08/14/2020

By: Hans Themistode

His exhibition contest against Tenshin Nasukawa notwithstanding, Floyd Mayweather has not entered a boxing ring since his 2017 tenth round knockout against Conor McGregor. Yet, that hasn’t stopped countless boxers from calling him out. 

Adding his name to the Mayweather sweepstakes that has seemingly been long closed, is current WBC Jr middleweight titlist Jermell Charlo. 

Mayweather has always kept the door open just enough for those around the boxing world to speculate if he would return. He recently claimed in late 2019 that he would in fact enter the ring sometime this year but nothing actually materialized from his announcement. 

Whether or not he does return to the ring is an ambiguous question. But if he does decide to lace up the gloves again, Charlo believes there is only one name that he should be calling.

“If Floyd wants to come back then best believe he’s going to fight me first,” said Charlo during a recent Instagram live rant. “If he wants to fight a boxer and not an MMA fighter though. If he wants to fight a boxer and he wants a hard fight, then call me.” 

A matchup between Charlo and Mayweather has never come close to happening in the past, and seems like an even bigger pipe dream at this current moment. Mayweather, 43, has been linked to eight division world champion and former rival Manny Pacquiao as well as several MMA stars including Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

Charlo on the other hand, has his own business to take care of. On September 26th, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville Connecticut, he’ll take on unified champion Jeison Rosario on pay-per-view.  

In no way is Charlo overlooking his opponent, but a win, at least according to him, is a guarantee. 

Should he walk out of that contest with his hand raised, Charlo will have a near perfect record and three of the four titles at 154 pounds. Still, even with his popularity soaring and his trophy case overflowing, the Houston native believes that Mayweather will and should steer clear of him should he return.

“I’m going to be honest, fighting me, the risk is not the same,” explained Charlo. “The reward and the risk does not match and I understand that. So I would tell Floyd do everything that he can to keep making money and feed his family. But there are some people in this boxing world that you want to stay away from and I know consciously that I’m one of them.”

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Shakur Stevenson: “I Will Be Better Than What Floyd Was”

Posted on 06/06/2020

By: Hans Themistode

World titles in five divisions, victories over at least 20 former champions, a perfect record through 50 career fights and a whole lot of cash. In its most simplistic form, that would define the legacy of Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

Words such as iconic, legendary and celebrated seem to undervalue arguably the greatest fighter that has ever laced up a pair of gloves. 

Receiving a comparison to Mayweather is almost akin to a death wish. The pressure becomes too immense and the expectations become extraordinarily too high. But in the case of WBO Featherweight titlist Shakur Stevenson, they aren’t high enough. 

“Shakur Stevenson is the future star in the sport of boxing,” said Arum on a recent conference call. “A future super star. I look at him as the southpaw version of Floyd Mayweather. And I think he will exceed the performances by Floyd. I just think that he is a rare, rare talent. The young man is growing in size. I think 130 pounds will be a brief stop in his career. He is growing into a Welterweight and maybe even a Jr Middleweight.”

Stevenson will get the chance to show off the Mayweather-esque skills that Arum is alluding to on June 9th against Felix Caraballo at 130 pounds. It will be the first live boxing show for the mainstream public to consume since COVID-19 reared its ugly head. 

Through 13 career fights, Stevenson has made it look easy against decent opposition. But should he leave the ring on June 9th with the win against an opponent who will be fighting for the first time outside of his home country in Puerto Rico, Arum is expecting to revisit a matchup with fellow champion Josh Warrington. 

If Stevenson manages to navigate himself to a win over Warrington, the Mayweather comparisons will come two fold. Something that the WBO belt holder doesn’t exactly have a problem with. He is just quick to remind those that do juxtapose him to Mayweather, for as great as he was, he is only the tip of the iceberg. 

“It makes me feel good, being compared to Floyd. He’s like somebody I came up looking after a lot as a kid and as an amateur,” Stevenson said in a media conference call. “I looked up [to him] as one of my favorite fighters. So, it makes me feel good. But at the end of the day, I’m still me, so I’ve gotta create my own path and my own destiny. So, I appreciate all the comparisons. But I’m really the first Shakur Stevenson. And I think that I’m gonna take over and surpass Floyd and be better than what Floyd was. And I’m trying to make as much money as or [even] more money as Floyd did. So, my vision is like I’m looking past that stuff.”

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Floyd Mayweather to Pay For George Floyd’s Funeral Service

Posted on 06/02/2020

By: Hans Themistode

The death of George Floyd has seemingly shaken up the entire world. Millions have marched, protested and even looted in his honor. Amongst those affected by his tragic death is former undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. He has since reached out to the family of Floyd to not only express his condolences, but to also pay for the entire funeral services of the fallen hero. 

“He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that,” said CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe. “But yes, [Mayweather] is definitely paying for the funeral.” 

Floyd was an unarmed African American who was killed at the hands of white police officers last week in Minneapolis. Dereck Chauvin, the white officer who was most responsible for the crime, inexplicably pressed his knee against the neck of Floyd for over 8 minutes which led to his death. 

For reasons that don’t exactly make sense, it took nearly one entire week before he was arrested and charged. Although he has been officially charged with third degree murder, that has done little to quell the protestors who are causing havoc. 

As for Mayweather, this isn’t the first time that he has done something so generous. 

In 1998, Mayweather won his first world title against Genaro Hernandez. A memory that Mayweather has always held dear to his heart. So much so, that when Hernandez passed away in 2011, Mayweather covered his funeral expenses. 

The retired Mayweather has always been known for his flashy lifestyle, but his philanthropic ways have flown under the radar.

“Floyd has done these kind of things over the last 20 years.”

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Floyd Mayweather Tired of Fighters Calling Out Manny Pacquiao: “Don’t Chase Him, You Young Guys Chase Each Other”

Posted on 05/19/2020

By: Hans Themistode

Manny Pacquiao has spent the vast majority of his career with an X on his back. 

With world titles in eight divisions and wins over countless hall of famers, it makes complete sense that Pacquiao has always been the hunted. Grabbing a win over him not only leads to a career high payday, but it could also provide you with your own hall of fame ticket as well. 

Nov. 23, 2014, Macau, China — Superstar Manny Pacquiao wins a 12-round unanimous decision over WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris “Real Rocky” Algieri. at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China. —- Photo Credit : Chris Farina – Top Rank (no other credit allowed) copyright 2014

But now, at the age of 41, former Pacquiao opponent, Floyd Mayweather is somewhat disgusted with the non stop call outs. 

“It’s sad that you hear guys say, ‘I want to fight Manny Pacquiao,” said Mayweather to Fighthype. “But Manny Pacquiao is 41 now. Don’t chase him. You young guys chase each other. Stop chasing this old man. If the opportunity presents itself, go out and do what you got to do. Let Manny Pacquiao pick and choose who he wants to fight. With everything he’s accomplished, hopefully, he’s made some smart investments.”

Mayweather of course defeated Pacquiao back in 2015. Since then, Mayweather decided to hang up the gloves just two years and two fights later. Pacquiao on the other hand, is showing no signs of slowing down. He wrapped up year number 24 with a one sided victory over Adrien Broner and capped things off with a close but clear win over Keith Thurman. The latter gifted Pacquiao with yet another world title on his already filled mantle. 

Retirement doesn’t seem to be on the mind of Pacquiao either, as he is picking from the young contenders who continually call him out. That would include 32 year old Mikey Garcia, age 32 Terence Crawford and 30 year old Errol Spence Jr. Even 21 year old Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia has thrown his hat into the race. 

Protruding from those names to become the odds on favorite recently has been Mikey Garcia. With another young strong fighter seemingly on tap for the 41 Pacquiao, Mayweather doesn’t have an issue with it, he’s just speaking what’s on his mind.

“It’s his prerogative to do what he wants to do. I don’t have anything against him, but it’s not me.”

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