Posts Tagged ‘Floyd Mayweather’

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The press tour between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor concludes this afternoon in London. Do both parties any theatrics left? The live stream (hopefully) begins at 2 p.m. ET.

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Ready for round 3? Conor McGregor stole the show in Toronto. Tonight, Floyd Mayweather will look to return the favor in Brooklyn as the two fighters face off for their final U.S. press conference. The live stream begins at 6:30 p.m. The fight airs on Showtime pay-per-view on August 26.

 

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There’s been much debate about who took round one of the trash talk between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor yesterday in Los Angeles. The two renew pleasantries this afternoon at the second stop of their international press tour. Check back here throughout the week for continued stream of the press tour as it hits New York (Thursday) and wraps up in London (Friday). The fights airs on Showtime pay-per-view on Saturday August 26.

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Floyd Mayweather was in rare form during an appearance today on ESPN’s First Take. Mayweather addressed a myriad on topics on Conor McGregor, a Manny Pacquiao rematch and Gennady Golovkin.

On McGregor, Mayweather says he tried to make the fight but requires $100 million. As the A-side, he’s willing to give McGregor up to $15 million and negotiate a percentage on the pay-per-view numbers. The Pacquiao rematch and possibly facing Golovkin didn’t elicit much interest from Mayweather, who dismissed Pacquiao for having a boss and GGG for struggling with Kell Brook.

You may not like his demeanor, but not many lies were told. Mayweather is all about the business side of the sport and he’s mastered it better than any fighter in history. For that reason, he gets to call the shots in any potential matchup.

Tiny Files for Divorce from T.I.

Posted: December 27, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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It has finally happened. After 14 years as a couple, six years of marriage and three children, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle has filed for divorce from T.I. (Clifford Harris).

The news was broke this evening by TMZ, who obtained court documents filed earlier this month in Henry County, located in Georgia. Per Bossip, the couple has been separated for some time and she is seeking primary custody of their children.

The couple’s problems are rumored to have reached a breaking point several months ago and were exacerbated by footage showing Tiny dancing closely with Floyd Mayweather at Mariah Carey’s Halloween party. Entourages for T.I. and Mayweather had previously come to blows at a Las Vegas restaurant in 2014 over Mayweather’s close relationship in Tiny.

At press time, neither Tiny nor T.I. have released a statement on the matter.

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Manny Pacquiao has reached the point where the years of hard fights are supposed to have taken their toll. He should be susceptible to younger fighters that are faster, stronger and hungrier. Saturday night that fighter was supposed to be Jesse Vargas — 10 years younger, 5 inches taller and possessing a 4 inch reach advantage. Instead, Pacquiao showed that he remains an all-time great way ahead of most competition by scoring a second round knockdown and winning a unanimous decision to recapture the WBO welterweight title.

It wasn’t a flawless performance by any means. Pacquiao isn’t the whirlwind of motion he was six years ago. Vargas had his moments were he caught Manny flush with right hands and appeared to have him stunned on a few occasions. But this fight made it clear that outside of Floyd Mayweather, there are few fighters from 140-147 pounds that can get the job done against Pacquiao.

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FIRST HALF CHESS MATCH: Vargas’s game plan was to play the role of counter-puncher and catch Pacquiao when he rushed in behind the straight left. When they got close, he’d fire off short body shots (some went low) that forced Pacquiao back outside to reset. Occasionally, he’d lull Manny to sleep on the outside and catch him clean with a right cross.

The strategy resulted in enough clean, effective punching for me to give Vargas rounds 1, 4, and 6 over the first half. However, Pacquiao held a 57-56 advantage on the scorecards due to nailing Vargas with a counter left for a flash knockdown.

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SECOND HALF WIPEOUT: Once Pacquiao figured out Vargas’ rhythm, it ceased being competitive from a scoring standpoint. Vargas would land the occasional solid right hand, but they couldn’t negate the volume of straights lefts and right hooks that caused swelling over his right eye and split open his face. On my scorecard, Pacquiao swept rounds 7-12 for a 117-110 score. Official scorecards had Pacquiao winning 114-113 and 118-109 twice.

NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS: Hardcore fans have been clamoring for a “passing the torch” match with Pacquiao taking on young star Terence Crawford. After some pressure from Stephen A. Smith, Manny eventually said he wouldn’t mind facing Crawford at 140 pounds. Considering Pacquiao hasn’t competed at 140 in seven years, and his management team previously dismissing Crawford due to his “style,” I doubt the fight ever happens. A fight against the winner of Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman at the end of 2017 is a little more feasible, but I’d wager Pacquiao takes a safer contest like Amir Khan. Or, considering he was at ringside, we could get a rematch no one wants to see in the sparring contest that was Mayweather-Pacquiao.

 

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Adrien Broner’s love-hate relationship with all things Floyd Mayweather continued today with a Money Team diss record entitled “Slammer.” Using “Panda” as backdrop, Broner does his best Desiigner impersonation with only a few direct disses at “Big Bro” in the final minute.

Broner trying his best to get Mayweather’s 50th fight, isn’t he?