Floyd Mayweather Jr. failed to make weight at today’s weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden for his return to boxing Saturday. Mayweather, who is back after a 21-month absence to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, weighed in at 146 pounds, two over the agreed upon catch weight of 144 for their scheduled 12-round welterweight fight.
The magnitude of the task is not lost on Juan Manuel Marquez. … If he can beat undefeated six-time world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden in Mayweather’s return from a 21-month layoff, Marquez would go from boxing star to icon in his native Mexico.
With four days to go before he returns to the ring, resuming his boxing career after a 21-month layoff, Floyd Mayweather Jr. declared all is well.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is being sued by a bank in Las Vegas for more than $167,000 unpaid on a loan for a half-million-dollar luxury car.
Normally, Manny Pacquiao would begin his training for a big fight in his native Philippines, then switch sites to Freddie Roach’s gym in Hollywood, Calif., roughly two months out to complete his preparations.
NEW YORK — Manny Pacquiao stood face-to-face with Miguel Cotto on a makeshift stage set up along the first base line, the wind whipping off the facade of the new Yankee Stadium and sending a chill through thousands of partisan fans.
He was part of the biggest pay-per-view buy in boxing history, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. still must prove he is a PPV star.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived fashionably late Wednesday at his gym off Spring Mountain Road, where his father, Floyd Sr., was waiting for him. Their on-again, off-again relationship is back on as the elder Mayweather has been a welcome visitor at his son’s training camp and everyone seems happy.
Whether he’s in the ring or on the phone, Floyd Mayweather Jr. never forgets that he’s boxing’s best counterpuncher.