WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) says he’s ready to fight the best in the 160 lb. division after he makes a title defense against Willie Monroe Jr. (21-2, 6 KOs) on September 16 at the Copper Box Arena in London, England.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s new muscle mass he’s put on doesn’t have Gennady “GGG” Golovkin too worried about mixing it up with him on September 16. Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) laughed when asked if he was concerned with the added muscle weight the Golden Boy Promotions star Canelo has packed on for their fight in less 3 weeks on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) received a purse of $750,000 for his fight against #6 WBO Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-4-2, 24 KOs) last Saturday night on HBO World Championship Boxing from the StubHub center in Carson, California. Kamegai’s purse was 192,000.That’s good money for a fighter with a 3-2-1 record in his last 6 fights going into the Cotto match.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 26 KOs) was able to walk the supposedly big punching Conor McGregor (0-1) down and stop him in the 10th round last Saturday night. UFC star McGregor, 29, came into the fight with Mayweather having a reputation as a knockout artist in the UFC, where he holds 2 titles.
Against Mayweather, the southpaw McGregor didn’t look powerful at all. He was mostly hitting Mayweather with arm punches for 10 rounds. Mayweather said after the fight that if McGregor was a big puncher, he wouldn’t have walked him down the way he did in their mega-fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) has accepted newly crowned WBA World 175 lb. champion Badou Jack’s challenge to fight him in a unification match. Stevenson, 39, wanted to fight a unification match against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward, but there doesn’t appear to be any interest in making that fight from his side.
Saturday the 26th saw a Mayweather fight plan so sublime it was almost too good for words. Only its execution could be truly descriptive enough to do it justice. In claiming the ‘Golden Fleece’ of boxing by beating the great Rocky Marciano’s record Mayweather stamped his claim to greatness alongside luminaries such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones Jr and so on.
Following his 5th round knockout loss to Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs) last Saturday night, Nathan Cleverly (30-4, 16 KOs) announced his retirement on his social media site. Only 30-yeaars-old, Cleverly said he had “Too many miles” on him from his 12-year pro career. Cleverly lost his WBA World light heavyweight title in the defeat to Jack.
Moments after stopping a WBA World light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (30-4, 16 KOs) in the 5th round last Saturday night, Badou “The Ripper” Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs) called WBC 175 lb. champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) for a unification fight. With his impressive win over Cleverly, Badou Jack stole the show from the main event fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.
Miguel Cotto made his return to the boxing ring Saturday night after nearly two years without a fight, and he looked the part of a veteran champion as he decimated Yoshihiro Kamegai en route to a resounding unanimous-decision victory Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
"God only made one thing in this world that's perfect-and that's my boxing record."
--Floyd Mayweather Jr.
By Alex P. Vidal
NEW YORK CITY -- There was no need for Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) to run away to seal another win.
As boxing's Albert Eisnstein, Mayweather's mass-energy equivalence was his potent jab-straight combo, enough to wreck ambitious mixed martial arts (MMA) boss Gregor McGregor (0-1, 0 KOs) via 10th round technical knockout (TKO) on August 27 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Conor McGregor in round 10 Via Technical Knockout. Mayweather to take his record to 50-0.He passes Rocky Marciano for most wins without a loss/draw in boxing history. Mayweather backed McGregor onto the ropes with a series of rights and lefts. McGregor’s face was completely bloodied. He was about to fall through the ropes, and the referee stepped in to stop the fight with 1:55 remaining in the round.
Mayweather says he won’t fight again. He’s 50-0.
Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight as Mayweather pummeled a clearly fatigued McGregor. In an interview after the bout ended, Showtime’s Jim Gray asked Mayweather if he’d ever fight again, now that he’s 50-0 as a professional.
Following his defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday, Conor McGregor was grateful for the opportunity to share the ring with one of boxing’s biggest stars, but he would have liked a little more time to work.
Referee Robert Byrd stepped in to wave off their bout and award Mayweather the match by 10th-round TKO in the main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. McGregor was not knocked down at any point in the match, but the finish came after a series of unanswered blows from Mayweather that left the UFC lightweight champion on the ropes.