Newly crowned WBA World light middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) has set former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his next fight after beating former WBA champion Austin Trout (26-2, 14 KO’s) last Saturday night by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Trout didn’t throw enough punches, and this enabled Lara to box his way to a decision by the scores of 118-109, 117-110, 117-110. Trout wishes he could have the fight to do over again, because he would have done things much differently if given a second chance against the Cuban Lara.
Lara said after the fight “I did what Canelo couldn’t do. I dominated Trout and I dropped him. Now we have to make a fight that everyone wants to see which is me against Canelo.”
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Kell Brook claims Amir Khan looked “rubbish” in his last fight and says a clash between the Brit and Floyd Mayweather would be a waste of time in the welterweight division.
Brook is angry he has been forced to come through a series of tough bouts to close in on his own world title shot, while Khan appears set to be handed the world’s most lucrative champion on a plate.
According to Nick Parkinson of the Daily Star, Brook stated:
It annoys me when I hear Khan might be fighting Mayweather.
That is because he’s not ranked at welterweight, never boxed at welterweight and looked rubbish in his last fight.
Khan is not what people make him out to be – and people who know boxing will tell you that.
Brook has long maintained he is better than Khan, and has often promised to prove it if the pair ever step in the same ring, as reported by ESPN.
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Amir Khan could yet end up facing Floyd Mayweather in 2014 after it was confirmed that he would no longer be facing Devon Alexander on 7 December.
There has been much speculation in recent weeks that Khan was next a line to face current pound-for-pound king Mayweather, though both camps have denied that a fight has already been agreed.
Khan made it clear that it was his intention to face Alexander but it was confirmed late last week that the 26 year old would instead be sharing a ring with Shawn Porter at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio on 30 November.
This now raises the question of who Khan will next face, with it being highly unlikely that he will box again this year as there are few other notable opponents available in the coming months.
Khan has been training out in America with coach Virgil Hunter but Alexander’s trainer/manager Kevin Cunningham stated just last week that he didn’t feel as though the Briton wanted the fight.
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Known for his “wild talking” when promoting fights, Mundine made it clear at Wednesday’s media conference with 42-year-old Mosley that the lead up to their clash would be different.
Mundine denied the pair were “really good friends”, despite meeting in the US last year and Mosley having made several trips to Australia in the past.
Instead, he said the chummy atmosphere at the media conference was due to mutual respect, and would change once the fighters entered the ring.
I’ve told you guys a year ago or so I wanted to fight the best fighters out there and since my last fight I’ve spent 10 months always staying in shape.
The 38-year-old Mundine, with a professional record of 44 wins from 49 fights, said undefeated world champion Mayweather was a realistic opponent if he could get past Mosley.
“I don’t want to fight contenders. I want to fight the best, the very best, to prove that I’m up there.
“It took a while but I’ve got this fight to showcase the skills I have and everything that comes with it. And that can snowball to bigger ones but I’m not looking past this.
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MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. earns and spends his money like no other athlete in the world.
He travels on his own private plane, a G5, which costs at least $45 million brand-new and $2,300 an hour to fly. His bodyguards and entourage take on a separate G4. He has two identical sets of luxury cars, one in white to remind him he’s in Las Vegas, the other in black when he’s somewhere else.
He only has one bank account – a fat one with $123 million in it. According to ESPN’s Tim Keown, who followed Mayweather around in his 11-city press tour for the Canelo Alvarez fight, the boxer prefers to pay in cash for most things he buys.
The undefeated fighter only wears his sneakers once. Then he leaves them behind in his hotel rooms. He only wears his boxer shorts once. Then he throws them away. He normally travels with his entourage carrying a Nike duffel bag with “thick wads of $100 bills” in ziplock bags.
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Look out, Justin Bieber, the Twerk Queen is coming for your spot.
Fresh off of his win over Saul Canelo Alvarez, boxer Floyd Mayweather made his way to the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas this past weekend to visit some of his favorite artists and be seen. Apparently, Miley Cyrus is one of the artists currently on repeat for the boxer. Mayweather sat down for an interview with Billboard and revealed that he’s interested in having the former Hannah Montana star as part of the Money Team.
“I was thinking about letting the twerk queen, Miley Cyrus, bring me out,” Mayweather told Billboard via Fox Sports. “Why not? We’ve got to call her the twerk queen; yes, we have to call her that.”
Being the incredibly polarizing figure that she is, Cyrus could be the perfect candidate to escort “Money” Mayweather into the ring for his next fight. She certainly wouldn’t be the first teenybopper to bring Mayweather out, as Bieber was part of the entourage before the Alvarez fight.
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El Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) presentó un cinturón de oro que será entregado al ganador del combate entre el mexicano Saúl Alvarez y el estadounidense Floyd Mayweather Jr., el próximo 14 de septiembre en Las Vegas, Nevada.
En conferencia realizada en conocido hotel de esta capital, el cotizado cinto de oro fue presentado a los medios por José Sulaimán, titular del CMB, acompañado de Jesús Mena, presidente de la Conade, y Gerardo Yáñez, del Consejo de Promoción Turística.
“El valor que tiene para los boxeadores de conseguir el cinturón de campeonato solo podría aproximarse al valor del oro puro, con este cinto reconoceremos la calidad boxística del ganador, que servirá para promocionar a nuestro país porque lleva grabado el nombre de México”, dijo Sulaimán.
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Eric Gómez, vicepresidente de la empresa que patrocina el pleito Floyd Mayweather jr contra Saúl Alvarez, el próximo 14 de septiembre en Las Vegas, Nevada, impónga un record de asistencia.
Gómez se encuentra en Cancún, Quintana Roo en el marco del combate que sostendrá Sergio Thompson contra el japonés Takashi Miura, por el campeonato superpluma del CMB, este sábado en la Plaza de Toros.
“Buscamos la función más importante del año y esperamos récords el la riña Mayweather vs Canelo, en un gran esfuerzo de la promotora. Debe haber más de un millón 500 mil compras, espero que llegue a los dos millones, pero esperamos mejorar ese registro”, dijo.
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Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez comenzó su campamento en California con la firme intención de sumar la victoria más importante de su carrera al derrotar a nada menos que al número uno del mundo: Floyd Mayweather Jr y así convertirse en el mejor boxeador del momento.
El equipo del monarca de 22 años está convencido de que el peleador podrá lograr lo que otros 44 peleadores, de la talla de Óscar de la Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley o Juan Manuel Márquez no pudieron.
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El combate que sostendrán Floyd Mayweather jr. contra Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, el próximo 14 de septiembre, será entre los mejores boxeadores de peso welter y superwelter del mundo, consideró José Sulaimán.
El presidente del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) aseguró que esa pelea es “un sueño hecho realidad” para Álvarez, quien buscaba concretar ese combate ante “Money” Mayweather jr, considerado el mejor peleador del mundo kilo por kilo en la actualidad.
“Saúl Álvarez demostró en sus anteriores salidas al cuadrilátero que es un gran peleador, pero considero que debió sostener dos combates más antes de enfrentar a Mayweather, pero sus dirigentes aceptaron la pelea y ya está firmada”, aseguró.
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