Saturday, 1 May 2010

Mayweather-Mosley 24/7 Episode 4

Floyd Mayweather vs Shane Mosley Weigh-In

Pre-Fight Build Up Videos

Mayweather Interview with Jim Rome

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Mayweather-Mosley fight could set pay-per-view mark

By Bob Velin, USA TODAY
Oscar De La Hoya might be the king of boxing pay-per-view, but Floyd Mayweather lives up to his nickname, "Money," by virtue of being the sport's all-time leader in average revenue generated per PPV fight.

In six PPV fights, Mayweather (40-0, 25 KOs) has generated 5.5 million buys and $292 million in revenue, which averages out to about $48.6 million a fight, nearly $12 million more a fight than De La Hoya averaged in 19 PPV fights.

"It feels good to be the pay-per-view king as I have always believed in myself, and obviously a lot of other people do, too," Mayweather said Monday. "They keep coming back for more, and I am glad to give them what they want. I always try to entertain the fans, whether it's in the ring or with the things I say and do."

Mayweather's welterweight mega-fight Saturday against "Sugar" Shane Mosley (46-5-0, 39 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET) is expected to threaten the pay-per-view record of 2.4 million buys set in Mayweather's fight with De La Hoya in December 2007.

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Mark Taffet, HBO's senior vice president for pay-per-view, said Monday that Mayweather's popularity is twofold.

"Floyd has definitely crossed over from boxing to sports and now to entertainment," Taffet says. "He casts a wide net right now, well into the entertainment arena in attracting fans of all ages and ethnicities.

"In addition, Floyd's appeal as an entertainer comes at the same time that we are seeing an unprecedented explosion of digital and social media. It's the confluence of those two factors … taking Floyd to new heights."

Mayweather's two highest PPV fights were against Hispanic fighters: De La Hoya and last year vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, which had 1,060,000 buys.

Saturday's fight features two African-American fighters. Such a matchup had its greatest success in the heavyweight era of Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Taffet says Mayweather is leading a resurgence in the American boxing market.

"One of the main reasons that Mayweather-De La Hoya did a million buys more than De La Hoya's second-biggest fight ever was because of the buys that came out of the large urban centers of America," Taffet said. "Mayweather-Mosley is a classic showdown between two American superstars who collectively have appeared nearly 50 times on HBO during the past 15 years. American fans know these two men well. And they've been anticipating this matchup."

Mayweather's manager, Leonard Ellerbe, said Monday that this fight is important because it's a fight between two Americans.

"You haven't seen a fight of this magnitude (between two American fighters) in a number of years," Ellerbe said. "It's a fight the fans have wanted to see for quite some time.

"To Floyd's credit, he has been groomed from Day 1 to be a superstar. What separates him from any other fighter out there is that he does it his way. He's willing to jump out there and take the risks that no other fighter has done in a number of years. If he talks about something, he goes out and does it."

HBO's hit reality series, 24/7: Mayweather-Mosley, has reached a demographic that has been hard to reach for boxing.

"Specifically, younger males across all ethnic lines," Taffet said. "24/7 is the most successful show in the last 10 years of not only reaching new fans but connecting them intimately to the athletes."

Ellerbe says the image you see of "Money" Mayweather on 24/7 is a character.

"That doesn't depict who Floyd Mayweather is," Ellerbe said. "Floyd is just promoting his fights. He's just doing his job."

Ellerbe thinks the PPV record will fall Saturday. Will the fight live up to the hype?

"That's one thing you don't have to worry about," Ellerbe said. "Shane Mosley is going to come to fight. And we know Floyd is going to come to fight."

Source: USAtoday

Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley Hit Las Vegas

Monday, 26 April 2010

Mosley: Mayweather's Defense, Speed Won't Prevent KO

Less than a week until the biggest fight of his career. Shane Mosley is finishing up training camp. He is not concerned with Mayweather's speed or defense. Mosley doesn't even care about the trash talking. He still says power will be the difference when they get in close. Mayweather says Mosley has never met a fighter like him in the ring. Mosley promises to make it a nightmare on May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"I don't care about how fast [Mayweather] is or how good his defense is," Mosley said to the Los Angeles Times. "I'm a boxer, a puncher. I can move. I can knock you out with both hands."

"Anything Mayweather says is nothing compared to the things [my ex-wife Jin] said to me.

Mosley's trainer Naazim Richardson has been listening to Mayweather make claims about being the greatest fighter of all time. Naazime tells the paper that Mayweather's claims may rise up to bite him after the fight is over.

"So now I'm telling everyone I know Mayweather is the best of all time. Better than Ali. Better than Frazier. The best that God has ever molded. But if he's the greatest of all time and we knock him on his back, what's that make Shane?" - Naazim asked.

Amy's Heart After Dark interviews Floyd Mayweather

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Who R U Picking?

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Floyd Mayweather Jr: "No One Has a Chance To Beat Me"

"Shane has talent, I have a gift. A God-given gift." - Six-Time World Champion in Five Weight Divisions Floyd "Money" Mayweather said on April 14, 2010 at his open media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, NV.

"I think Shane is acting out of character. Why would someone wait until they were 38 years old to get a tattoo? I think he feels the pressure of this fight and is thinking about how he is going to beat me.

"There is a blue print to beat him because he has lost five times already. But there is no blueprint to beat me. I think he feels the pressure. I don't have any pressure. I am just getting ready to fight.

"Mosley has problems with boxers. He lost to Winky Wright from a one-handed jab in his face all night long. Now he is facing someone sharp as a razor with two hands. He has been dropped and wobbled on numerous occasions. If he tries to bum rush me, he is going to get clipped.

"No one has a chance to beat me. All of these fighters do the same interviews, talking about how they are going to beat me. Guess what? Same interviews, same results. It hasn't happened yet.

"They all talk about Shane's strength, but in boxing you need all over strength from head to toe. If we were in a weightlifting match then strength might have something to do it with it. But we are in a boxing match and I am the best boxer in the sport. If you compare our records you have to ask yourself which fighter is better and smarter. That would have to be me. This is boxing, the beautiful sport called boxing.

"Shane is a solid welterweight with great accomplishments, but I have been fighting these kinds of fighters my whole career without much appreciation. No one gives me credit for who I have fought during my career. From early to now, look at the opponents I have faced and see where they were when they faced me in the ring.

"My main focus is who I am facing at the time. So many try to build an opponent or a fighter to figure me out and no one has done it yet and Shane won't do it either.

"I train hard and each time a little harder. I always want to look better than the fight before. Faster, stronger. I work hard in the gym to perfect my game. I push as far as I can as this is about the future for me and my family.

"It doesn't matter who I am fighting, I always fight with tenacity.

"A lot of these fighters are media creations. I got this far on my own. I can make anybody look like a nobody.

"I tried to face Mosley before but he outbid himself. Back then we weren't making that kind of money. I was making more than him, but still you have to be realistic. It has to be a fair amount. Now he sees how much I am making and how much he can make fighting me, but now he's older with losses. I was trying to fight him when he was undefeated and he wasn't a smart enough businessman to make a fair deal.

"I am a competitive athlete and before we make any fight the cash has to be right. When you are young, you fight to show you are better and then you prove it. At this level, it is about money because I already proved the rest. I perfected how to get money in the pros and I write my own checks.

"I believe in the drug testing because I want to help clean up the sport. What is so wrong about making sure a fight is fair? I just want to compete knowing that you have two hands, two legs and a heart just like me. Nothing else should be a factor and the USADA drug testing, which can detect things not found in urine testing alone, helps make that happen. It is only fairness I am looking for because when it comes down to it and after all things are said by each guy's team and the media and the fans, the only thing that matters on the night of the fight is me and him. It is just us in the ring and we have to fight each other to show which one of us is the best. Nothing else matters but that.

"I was born to get it done. I have trained hard for every fight and then I just train harder. I have never taken a short cut to my success. My dad and uncle know this and I am glad they are both here."

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Mayweather Media Day Workout Videos - 14th April

Maywether In The Press

LAS VEGAS – A crush of onlookers crowded his path, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. bounded into the ring and glided effortlessly around it. He beamed as he moved, surveying the crush of reporters, photographers, staff members and well-wishers who crowded into his gym a mile or two from where, on May 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he’ll meet Shane Mosley in the biggest fight of his life.
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by By Kevin Iole Yahoo sports

Q&A With Floyd Mayweather Sr.: 'Every Day Is A Blessing'

The father-son feud reportedly lasted for seven years, to the point where Floyd Mayweather Sr. once threatened to train Oscar de la Hoya to defeat his talented offspring, Floyd Mayweather Jr., in the ring.

But the 57-year-old Floyd Sr. is now a permanent part of his son's entourage, and, more importantly, says that he can play the proper role of parent, and, even, grand parent to Floyd Jr.'s four children.

Floyd Sr. will also be ringside on May 1 at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when the 33-year-old Floyd Mayweather Jr. (40-0, 25 knockouts) takes on 38-year-old WBA welterweight (147 pounds) champion, Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) in a highly anticipated bout.

Floyd Sr. spent time with FanHouse for this Q&A.
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Mayweather's Trainer: Floyd is Knocking Shane Mosley Out

Nate Jones, the assistant trainer for Floyd Mayweather Jr., is predicting a knockout win on May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Those who are picking Mayweather to beat Mosley, are picking him to win by decision. Few, if any, are picking Floyd to win the fight with a KO. Jones thinks his fighter can pull it off.

"He's fighting one of the best fighters out there, and knows he has to be in the shape of his life," Jones said to the Los Angeles Times. "He's done it. I predict he's going to knock Mosley out, the way he's hitting and letting his hands go. This is a fight where that can happen."

"He wants to show the world he's the greatest. It took this guy four days to get in shape, and he'll keep training up until about three, four days before the fight. I've told him, ‘Floyd, you're getting scary.' He says, ‘Nate, I gotta beat this [guy].' "

Uncle and head trainer, Roger Mayweather, told the paper his nephew is probably facing the best skilled fighter of his entire pro career.

"This guy's bigger than Marquez, was a good amateur like Floyd, has good hand speed and power," Roger Mayweather told The Times. "I still say [if] we get him in the middle of the ring, we'll get him. There ain't a more skilled fighter in the middle of the ring than my nephew. But Mosley is among the elite my nephew's ever faced....probably the No. 1 guy as far as skill level."



Mayweather may respect Mosley but he shows no worry as fight date approaches

Reporting from Las Vegas
Beyond the perks of massive wealth, national celebrity and his standing as one of the two best boxers in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s 40-0 record provides him the ability to answer tough questions simply.

Mayweather, 33, had a news conference Wednesday as he continued preparing for his welterweight showdown against Shane Mosley May 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather was asked how this stiff challenge was affecting him.

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Mayweather camp: rematch clause was only a business decision

The lead advisor to Floyd Mayweather Jr. rejects speculation by Shane Mosley's camp that the rematch clause inserted into the fighters' contract could affect Mayweather's effort in their May 1 super-bout.

"It was only put in there [by Mayweather's manager] because it's good business, Floyd didn't even know it was there until later," Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe told The Times.

Mosley's trainer, Naazim Richardson, told The Times recently in Big Bear that the rematch clause may enter Mayweather's mind if Mosley starts winning the early rounds of the pay-per-view fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather is fiercely protective of his unbeaten record -- he's 40-0.

A rematch with Mosley would still generate another likely eight-figure paycheck.

Yet Ellerbe, echoing comments by Mayweather's uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, that their fighter intends to showcase his superb boxing skills and win again, explained he and Mayweather's manager pushed for the rematch clause in the case of an accidental ending.

"There could be a cut, a slip, a head butt, a no-contest called," Ellerbe said. "Those things have happened before in boxing. If they do, we're covered. We'll get another fight. That's the only reason it was put in there, not because Floyd was thinking about a loss. He didn't even know it was in there until we told him."

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010


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Mayweather Says Mosley's Lack of a Jab is a Big Problem

The uncle and trainer for Floyd Mayweather Jr, Roger Mayweather, says WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley will need a good jab if wants to have any shot in the May 1 mega-fight. Without the jab, Roger has no idea how Mosley will prevent his nephew from staying on the move. Mosley's biggest critics as the fight draws closer have been the Mayweathers. Both Roger and Floyd have focused on Mosley's lack of a good jab.

“How does he cut Floyd off?” Roger Mayweather told the Grand Rapids Press. “He’s got to find some kind of tactic to stop Floyd from moving, stop Floyd from jabbing. I don’t know what his plan is. Trapping the guy, keeping the guy in the corner, keeping him where you want to keep him at -- it’s a hard thing to do, especially if you’re going to have to use the jab to do it. That’s why I say it’s a very difficult fight for Shane.”

“My thing is what he’s going to use to attack Floyd with. What’s he going to use? If he’s going to use his jab, he’s got to trap Floyd some way. And if he traps Floyd, how’s he going to use his jab?

Roger agrees with Mosley's strategy to make it a rough fight. In the opinion of Roger, Mosley is not good enough to win a boxing match. Whether the fight is rough or not, Roger think his nephew will outbox Mosley in impressive fashion.

“Shane don’t want it to be no boxing match,” Roger said. “If he wants a boxing match, that’s an easier fight for Floyd. Shane has to keep the fight physical. His job is to keep on top of Floyd and keep that pressure on him, and hopefully, Floyd will wilt. That’s what he has to do.”

“Floyd’s got better boxing skills than anyone he’s been in with. So when people say, ‘Shane’s going to do this, Shane’s going to do that,’ it’s not about what Shane does. Floyd didn’t start boxing yesterday. He knows what he has to do. This is what boxing’s about.”

Mosley's Trainer Could See Mayweather Folding After Five

As the welterweight mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley draws closer, a lot of interesting scenarios have been discussed. Mosley's trainer, Naazim Richardson, has a very interesting one. If Mosley is lucky enough to sweep the first five rounds, Richardson thinks there is a possibility that Mayweather will mentally give up.

If Mayweather loses on May 1, he does have a immediate rematch clause. Because of that clause, Richardson could see that unlikely scenario taking place. He thinks Mayweather is more concerned with the money involved in a rematch. Many would disagree. Even those who dislike Mayweather, like Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, have said the fighter is obsessed with his unbeaten record.

"We could get through five rounds of this thing up 5-0," Richardson said to the Los Angeles Times. "At that point, Mayweather may just say, ‘Forget it, I've got a rematch guaranteed. Try again next time.' "

Mayweather's uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, told the paper that his nephew could care less about a rematch clause. He doesn't think Richardson knows what he's talking about.

"Floyd is the most skilled … fighter in the sport," Roger Mayweather said. "He doesn't care about a rematch. That doesn't mean [anything]. [Richardson's] only saying what Shane has to do to win the fight. Bring all the pressure he wants. Floyd's more skilled, and I've been around boxing longer than [Richardson]."

Mosley Talks Mayweather Rematch Clause, Training, More

The theme of this fight is 'Who R U Picking?' Well people should be picking me because I have proven that I can knock people out in any round. I'm experienced and I have the speed, power and agility to win this fight." Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley said on April 12, 2010 at his Los Angeles Media Day.

Sugar Shane Mosley, Current WBA Welterweight World Champion

"I think a lot of people who have fought Floyd have let his talking get to them and they go into the fight angry. They are fighting with their emotions when they are in the ring. I'm not going to do that. I know how I want to fight Floyd and I know what I want to happen, so I am going to do what I have to do to win.

"Training is going great. We have a good strategy going and I have been sparring some tough guys and trying a lot of different things against them, so I am going to be ready when I get into the ring May 1.

"A victory over Floyd Mayweather would definitely rank in my top victories. It would let people know that once again they overlooked Sugar Shane Mosley and that was a mistake.

"Floyd is a great fighter and there are a lot of different things he can bring to the ring. But there are a lot of things I bring as well. On May 1 we are going to find out who the real chess player is.

"I think there is too big a deal being made about the fact that Floyd is undefeated. Before my first loss I was 38-0 with 35 KOs. That's a hell of a record, but that didn't mean I couldn't be beat and it doesn't mean Floyd can't either.

"It might be harder to fight someone who hasn't lost before because they really don't want to lose, but when you are fighting anyone on this level it's going to be tough. No one wants to lose, so I don't think that is going to be an advantage for Mayweather.

"There is a clause in the contract that says Floyd gets a rematch if I beat him, but I would give him the rematch anyway, because it would be great to beat him twice.

"There are different personalities in boxing. Some guys like to talk a lot, but I'm not going to run my mouth just to do it. If I'm going to say something I'm going mean it. If it comes out of my mouth you know it's going to be heartfelt and it's going to be the truth.

"Naazim has definitely reenergized my career. He is one of the hardest working trainers in the business. You can find him in the middle of the night watching film so that he knows the other fighter inside out. It's all about strategy with Naazim and I'm confident with him as my trainer going into this fight.

"Floyd Mayweather is good, but I'm going to be fast. He's never had to deal with speed and skill like Sugar Shane Mosley's before.

"I'm a full-time fighter; it's a lifestyle for me. I love to do what I do.

"The drug testing has been thorough. They have come four times already and taken blood twice and urine twice. They just show up randomly to take it, but they come during normal hours. It's not like they are showing up in the middle of the night, and they haven't disrupted my training. In the end I think the testing is a good thing to change our sport.

"I'm going to do everything on May 1. I'm going to attack. I'm going to box a little. I'm going to do it all.

"The theme of this fight is 'Who R U Picking?' Well people should be picking me because I have proven that I can knock people out in any round. I'm experienced and I have the speed, power and agility to win this fight."

Trainer Naazim Richardson

"Training camp has been good. I am not worried about the fight for Shane. I think Shane can knock out anything that weighs 147 pounds.

"I think Shane's speed is faster than Mayweather's. I'm more worried about Mayweather's timing, he has great timing. He has the benefit of learning from his father Floyd Sr. and his Uncle Roger on boxing intelligence in the ring, but Shane can handle it and has the ring experience to match him.

"I know Shane will win the fight. I am looking for the best Shane Mosley to come in the ring on May 1 and when that happens, we win the fight. I will keep him focused on the task at hand and not let him get caught up in the Mayweather hysteria. We are good to go."

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Boxing superstar and six-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and welterweight mega-star, five-time World Champion and current WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, are set to meet on Saturday, May 1 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a spectacular bout which will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now and limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

The Mayweather vs. Mosley pay-per-view telecast, which begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Mayweather vs. Mosley fight week updates, log on to

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Friday, 9 April 2010

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Training Camp For Mosley

Floyd Mayweather trains at the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo
Credit: Henry Boothe/Golden Boy/Hogans Photos.

The mood has been very serious in the Mayweather Boxing Gym as superstar and
six-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather prepares for his
May 1 showdown against WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley at
the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on HBO Pay-Per-View®. Since arriving back
in Las Vegas on March 4 following publicity stops at the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star
Game and a three-city media tour, Mayweather has made the gym his home, sometimes
doubling-up boxing sessions before heading outside to run like a hare through
the streets, parks and hills of Las Vegas. Never one to cut corners and already
known for his intense, high-level workouts, Mayweather is pushing himself to
a new level that is even amazing his own team. He knows the caliber of fighter
that Shane Mosley is and the undefeated Mayweather, with a record of 40-0, is
ready to make Mosley the 41st notch on his belt.

"I have kept my mind focused on training for this fight with very few
distractions. Everyone knows I am pretty much an open book with plenty of access
to my gym when I am training for a fight," said Mayweather. "But for
this one it's different. I recognize what Mosley brings to the ring and he's
going to be one hell of an opponent. He's one of the best fighters of this era
and he's been talking a lot about knocking me out. That is not going to happen
and on May 1 people are going to see another side of me. I am ready to capitalize
on this opportunity and come fight night, I will leave no doubt in anyone's
mind that I am the best in the world."

"Floyd always trains with intensity and passion but this camp is unlike
others in that he has a singleness of purpose and a focus that is phenomenal,"
said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. "I can only imagine
what is going to happen to Shane Mosley on May 1."

Lights, Camera, Mayweather . . . Another 24/7

Wherever Mayweather goes the 24/7 cameras are not far behind. Photo credit:
Gene Blevins- Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Floyd Arrival

The Mayweather family is back on HBO®'s 24/7 starring none other than Floyd
himself along with the ever-famous trainer Uncle Roger and father Floyd Sr.
The tight-knit clan can't wait for the premier on April 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/
7:00 p.m. PT. when they too plan to watch "the rest of the story."

"I'm an entertainer, and the upcoming 24/7 will be the best one yet. The
cameras have been rolling since the fight was announced, and you know you're
going to see something exciting when you follow me. Fans will not want to miss
it," said Mayweather. "Marquez tried drinking his own urine last time
around, and people do crazy things when they know they have to face the best
fighter in the world. Hopefully Mosley got the memo that drinking pee doesn't
work. Let's see what he tries to do. Nothing, absolutely nothing works when
you have to face me."

Mayweather Hosts Foundation Dinner

Decked out in fancy black-tie attire only the Champ could pull off, Mayweather
hosted the First Annual Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Benefit Dinner at the
MGM Grand premier ballroom last Friday night, April 2 in Las Vegas. The event
was attended by nearly 250 guests and raised money to fund the Foundations'
generous charitable work throughout the Las Vegas community. The Foundation,
which Mayweather started in 2007, has a mission statement of empowering and
encouraging community alliances, impacting youth leadership and strengthening
family foundations through community development, entrepreneurialism and education.
The funds raised at the dinner will be allocated among various programs in the
areas of education, community outreach, mentoring programs and a youth summer
camp. Dinner honorees, recognized for their service to the community, included
comedian George Wallace and local school Matt Kelly Elementary.

"I want to thank Floyd and his Foundation for honoring me at their first
gala event," said Wallace. "Floyd is an integral part of this community
and he gives back generously. Last year he helped me fund bicycles for kids
in need and if it wasn't for his help, those kids might not have received those
special gifts. I commend Floyd for his work and achievements as a boxer and
as a man."

"The event was extremely successful and the funds raised will go directly
to improving our community," said Mayweather. "Although I am very
focused on my May 1 fight, giving back is always a nice break, whether it is
feeding the homeless or working with youth in Las Vegas is something that is
very important to me. It's something I'll continue to do over the next month
and beyond."

Spring Break!

It might have been Spring Break for Floyd Mayweather's kids last week, but
that only meant they could spend more time with their dad in the gym who was
hard at work. No strangers to supporting their father ringside or while training,
his four children Koraun, Zion, Iyanna, and Jirah (ages 6-10) came to the gym
everyday to give their dad encouragement and great happiness by them just being
there. As the boys Koraun and Zion continue to find their own love for boxing
while learning from Roger or getting tips from their grandfather Floyd Sr.,
his beautiful girls Iyanna and Jirah made sure they were having fun and smiling
with their Dad kissing them throughout the day. After the hard work was over,
Mayweather took time to step away from the "office" to have some fun
with this brood as the entire clan celebrated Zion's ninth birthday with a trip
to the movies to see "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" followed by a night at
the Thomas and Mack Center to see WWE Smack Down with his two sons.

"My kids are my life and when they have Spring break and can spend more
time with me it is just the greatest feeling," said Mayweather. "Boxing
is in the Mayweather blood, so they're no strangers to the gym. To see them
here enjoying boxing is great. Having them around just gives me extra motivation
to go out and do my job."

Mayweather, Mosley fathers share thoughts

The debacle that was the rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones on Saturday was an illustration of what can happen when a previously compelling fight doesn't take place until years later than it should have.

There's little fear that May 1's welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley will unfold in the same barely watchable manner -- both men are younger and far nearer their peak than either Jones or Hopkins -- but the two have been circling each other warily for almost as long.

"It's shaping up to be one of the best fights of the decade," Jack Mosley, Shane's father and former trainer, told reporters during a conference call on Wednesday. "It should have happened a long time ago, but better late than never."

As the elder Mosley recalls, the two camps first discussed the possibility of a meeting when Mosley was at the tail end of his lightweight title run, and Mayweather was junior lightweight champion -- in other words, a little over a decade ago.

"Shane was getting ready to go to [welterweight], and he asked Floyd if he wanted to come up to lightweight and meet him and then Shane could go on to 147," Jack Mosley said.

For reasons that the elder Mosley could no longer recall, Mayweather demurred, and Mosley made the jump in weight. In his third fight in his new division, Mosley memorably defeated Oscar De La Hoya.

"And shortly after that, Floyd moved up to [the lightweight limit of] 135," Jack Mosley said.

Because of the bout's lengthy gestation, the elder Mosley asserted, the plan to beat Mayweather has been in place for a long time.

"We've had a strategy to fight Floyd since Floyd's been boxing," he said. "So it won't be a surprise to me when Shane beats him because we already studied him over and over again."

Naturally, Mayweather's father, Floyd Sr., dismissed that claim out of hand when he spoke to journalists immediately afterward.

"Shane going to get his ass whupped," Floyd Sr. said. "I don't really think this is going to be Floyd's toughest fight. All that [Antonio] Margarito stuff? Margarito was a walking mummy. He was tailor-made for Shane. Floyd's got too many things he can use. Shane's not smart. He doesn't use his jab enough. And when he does use it, he's going [to] get countered."

Mayweather did insist that Mosley would be a tougher fight for his son than Manny Pacquiao -- or, as he described the Filipino in an apparent, deliberately nonspecific reference to his earlier claims that the seven-weight world champion's rise has been fueled by performance enhancers -- "that 'whatever' over there who fights like a machine."

But, he continued, "I don't think Shane's the biggest puncher my son ever faced. I don't think Shane punches as hard as Oscar De La Hoya. He might swing them a little wider."

Shane Mosley is now trained by Nazim Richardson, and Jack Mosley says he hasn't been up to his son's training camp in Big Bear, Calif. But, he says, the relationship between the two of them "hasn't changed at all. I'm his father. It'll never change."

Conversely, Mayweather Sr. reported that he visits Floyd Jr.'s Las Vegas gym every day, even though his brother, Roger, will again be the chief second for the contest. Asked how important it was for him to once more be a part of his son's life given their much-documented past disagreements, Mayweather initially recoiled at the suggestion that reflecting on the issue on previous editions of HBO's "24/7" series had brought him to the verge of tears.

"I ain't never almost cried on TV. Nobody ever saw me almost cry on TV. If I'm ever going to almost cry, it's going to be personal."

But, he admitted, being once more on good terms with his son mattered to him a great deal.

"It's very, very important," he said. "I would be lying to you if I said I wasn't happy to be back with my son. I love my son."

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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR.: "SHANE AIN'T NEVER BEAT A BLACK FIGHTER SINCE HE LOST" recently caught up with world-class trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. to get an update on how his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr., is looking as he continues to train for his upcoming showdown with WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley. "I like what I see in Lil' Floyd right now. The thing I like is he's really letting his hands go," he stated. Those comments coincide with what numerous sources have been saying about how Mayweather has been looking in training camp. According to some eyewitnesses, Mayweather has been having his way with his sparring partners. According to Mayweather Sr., however, the same cannot be said for Shane Mosley's training camp.

"I hear he is getting his ass whooped in camp. I don't know if it's true, but I hear he getting his ass whooped," he continued. While it's unclear as to who may have passed that information along to Mayweather Sr., it is concerning to know that with just 4 weeks left until the fight, Mosley's head trainer, Naazim Richardson, is just now joining Team Mosley in camp after spending the last 2 months preparing Steve Cunningham and Bernard Hopkins for their respective bouts.

Regardless, Mayweather Sr. believes that even with Naazim Richardson in his corner, there's one major mental hurdle that Mosley will never get over. "Shane ain't never beat a black fighter since he lost," he added. "He's only been fighting Mexican fighters since Forrest and Winky beat him and hell, Oscar beat him the second time."


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Shane Mosley has embraced Olympic style random drug testing

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Photos/Quotes: Shane Mosley Training For Mayweather

For Sugar Shane Mosley, his May 1 mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather cannot come soon enough. Having longed for this fight for many years, he is mentally and physically ready for battle, with training preparations well underway. Following a three-city media tour which wrapped up in Los Angeles on March 4, Mosley immediately returned to Big Bear, Calif., where he owns a home and has trained since 1996. In the serene mountain environment, Mosley is relaxed, but working extremely hard in preparation for what he knows will be one of the toughest battles of his career. The fact that Mayweather steps into the ring with a record of 40-0 is not intimidating to the former pound-for-pound champ who is ready to take back his throne.

"I was 38-0 with 35 knockouts when I stepped into the ring and lost for the very first time," said Mosley. "So when you say 40-0, that doesn't mean a thing to me. All it means is that I'll be the one giving him his first loss. No disrespect, but I really don't think he's been in there with a fighter like me, and I believe that when I beat Floyd, I will send him into retirement. May first will be May's first loss."

Small Tribe, Strong Tribe

The Mosley Tribe. Top row from left to right: Naazim Richardson (trainer), Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (sparring partner), Steve "USS" Cunningham (Cruiserweight and fellow fighter), Elliott Ness (Security), Shane Mosley Jr. (amateur welterweight fighter). Bottom row from left to right: Gustavo Satragni (Fitness trainer and massage therapist), WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, Hassan Abdulrahim, Jr. (Training camp coordinator/supervisor).

The calm, quiet, and relaxed atmosphere that Mosley is enjoying at camp has been coupled with intense workouts. He and the rest of the Mosley Tribe (as Shane refers to them) stay on the property Mosley has owned since 2000, which includes his private home and a boxing gym. There is also plenty of room for housing sparring partners recruited to help with training. Running begins by 7:00 a.m. each morning and is followed by work with fitness trainer and massage therapist Gustavo Satragni, who is in camp with Mosley for the second time. Satragni, who has worked with the likes of Carlos Baldomir as well as some of the top soccer players from his native Argentina, concentrates his attention on improving Mosley's stamina, balance and flexibility. Then it is off to breakfast with his team and a small group of familiar faces including his trainer Naazim Richardson, his best friend from childhood and second assistant Hassan Abdulrahim Jr, Elliott Ness who handles personal security, sparring partner Karl "Dynamite" and most importantly, his son Shane Jr. Mosley eats healthy, though weight is not a problem. After doing media interviews and resting during the day, it's back to the gym in the evening, this time to concentrate on boxing training with Richardson and Hassan. In addition to hitting the heavy bags, mitts, and sparring, the team works on a full arsenal of strategies. After boxing, Mosley's day wraps up with some additional stretching and a massage.

"I love Big Bear and have gotten very comfortable with the surroundings and the people who live up here," said Mosley. "It's quiet, peaceful, the air is clean and the altitude can't be beat. There is no other place that I could feel more relaxed and ready to prepare for a fight, particularly a big one like this."

It's The "Sugar Bowl" Every Tuesday Night

Sugar Shane Mosley bowls in his Tuesday night bowling league in Big Bear, Calif.

It not the competition you would expect the five-time World Champion and current WBA Welterweight World Champion to be up against, but every Tuesday night at 6 p.m., he is battling against local bowling the Bowling Barn in Big Bear, where Mosley joined a team of town merchants just over two years ago at the encouragement of a local restaurant owner, and competes in a weekly league. With a high score of 242, the bright lights of the league have him hooked, giving Mosley an opportunity to remain competitive out of the ring. Before taking up bowling, Mosley used to spend his spare time in camp snow boarding until Richardson put a halt to him doing so when he assumed the role of head trainer in late 2008.

"Bowling is something I just really enjoy," said Mosley. "It's a chance for me to relax with my tribe and people from this community, hone my skills and have a good time. Just like when I step in the ring, when it comes to bowling and basketball, another favorite sport of mine, I want to win."

Ready For 24/7 Debut

Mosley has been a fan of HBO's Emmy award winning 24/7 since the series debuted in 2007. With the show's first episode set to air on April 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT, Mosley, along with Mayweather, who has appeared on the show three times before, has allowed cameras behind-the-scenes to capture moments the often reserved Mosley has never shared before. Mosley was asked if he was concerned about the expected on-screen battle with the entertaining Mayweather.

"People who watch HBO 24/7 will get to see the real me. I'm not worried about being over the top and doing anything crazy like Floyd. He's playing a character and doing his thing. I'm just excited to let the fans in and give them a glimpse of my life and what it's like leading up to one of the biggest fights of my career."

How Much Longer? Not Long?

Mosley head trainer Nazim Richardson has been a busy man over the last six months. Working with both Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins, who just scored a unanimous decision victory over Roy Jones Jr. this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, Richardson has been away from home since December 15, a week after Hopkins fought Enrique Ornelas on December 2 in Philadelphia. At the time, he joined Mosley in Big Bear to begin training for his fight against Andre Berto which was originally scheduled to take place January 30 before Berto withdrew due to losing several members of his family in the earthquake in his home country of Haiti. With the Mayweather fight being signed for May 1 shortly after the cancellation, there was not much of a break in training for Team Mosley

"Other than a short break to visit my family and the time I was gone to train Bernard for the Jones fight, Shane and I have been with each other a lot. We had such a long camp for the Berto fight and we were working on speed and movement anyway. We got right back in rhythm and have moved forward with a very intense, but well paced training camp."

Richardson's background includes years of training amateurs, and he remembers both Mayweather and Mosley as talented young fighters who would one day be the professional World Champions they are today.

"I have a tape of Floyd from the amateurs and guess what? He was saying the same things back then that he says today. That's Floyd, but Shane's a different story. He always had that mild-mannered way about him and it's a great attribute of his character and his success. I told him this fight is to solidify his legacy and become the 3rd Sugar in boxing worthy of being recognized for greatness."

About Mayweather vs. Mosley: Who R U Picking?

Two of boxing's biggest superstars, six-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and five-time World Champion and current WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, are set to meet on Saturday, May 1 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a spectacular bout which will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

HBO's Emmy-Award-winning all-access series "24/7" premieres an all new edition when "24/7 Mayweather/Mosley" debuts Saturday, Apr. 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the welterweight showdown in Las Vegas.

The Mayweather vs. Mosley pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Mayweather vs. Mosley fight week updates, log on to (Photos by Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)

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"Floyd's looking sharp," a source close to the situation informed us after witnessing firsthand a recent training session with Floyd Mayweather, who's extremely focused on his highly-anticipated May 1st showdown with WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley. In fact, Mayweather is looking so good that there may be a need for new sparring partners. "He may need stronger sparring partners because he's knocking these guys out whenever he wants to," the source added.

Although the source would not elaborate on exactly who those sparring partners were, Mayweather's known for allowing any challenger who questions his skills to step into the ring for a few rounds of sparring. As he was preparing for his bout with Juan Manuel Marquez, there were reports that jr. welterweight Lamont Peterson tried to pit his skills against Mayweather. According to eyewitnesses, Mayweather dominated the action, abusing Peterson both physically and verbally. He also did the same to former welterweight champion Zab Judah, who showed up in Vegas one time to spar with Mayweather, only to get the same kind of treatment. It was that very same sparring session that led to Judah's eagerness to exact revenge inside the ring against Mayweather. Unfortunately for him, that plan didn't work out so well.

As Floyd continues to train diligently for his upcoming title challenge, I'm not so sure the same can be said about the champion. With roughly four weeks to go until May 1, Mosley has yet to spend a significant amount of time working on the gameplan with master strategist and head trainer Naazim Richardson. In fact, according to reports, Shane is not having the same kind of success in sparring that Floyd is having. "I hear Shane's getting his ass handed to him in training," one source revealed. Whether or not that's true remains to be seen, however, with Richardson's attention being focused on Hopkins this week, it's a little concerning to know that Mosley's camp isn't running quite as smoothly leading up to the toughest challenge of his career.


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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

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Thursday, 18 March 2010

Mayweather-Mosley, Hopkins-Jones To Hit Movie Theaters

Centennial, Colo. – NCM Fathom, a division of NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology, has reached a new agreement with Golden Boy Promotions to continue presenting live world championship boxing on the big screen in high definition throughout 2010. The first bout in the 2010 series will be The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II featuring Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins vs. Roy “The Terminator” Jones, Jr., presented in more than 150 select movie theaters in high definition LIVE from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, April 3 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Pacific. The new agreement follows the highly successful cinema presentation of the Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez fight on the big screen in September 2009 – the first fight to be shown in movie theaters in over 20 years.

Tickets are available to The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II special in-theater event at and presenting theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Our experience of bringing big-time boxing back to the movie theaters was a great success for everyone – especially the fans!” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Along with our partners at NCM, we look forward to building on that momentum and offering the best fights in the business in a spectacular hi-def environment.”

After 17 years, the wait is over as Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) and Jones (54-6, 40 KOs), two of boxing's most decorated and recognizable fighters, will put it all on the line and leave no doubts as to who gets the bragging rights. On May 22, 1993, Hopkins and Jones fought for the vacant IBF middleweight belt, the first shot at a world title for both fighters. The fight, which Jones won by unanimous decision, was a hard fought contest that set the stage for both fighters' respective paths to boxing stardom. Jones went on to win titles in four weight classes, including middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and his historic heavyweight championship. Hopkins, who claimed Jones' vacated IBF middleweight title in 1995, didn't lose another fight for 12 years following his battle with Jones. While Jones ruled as pound-for-pound best for the better part of a decade, Hopkins took advantage of his middleweight crown by setting a record of 20 defenses and solidifying his place as one of the greatest middleweight fighters in the history of the sport.

“Tens of thousands of boxing fans around the country proved they have an appetite for seeing boxing on the big screen as they enjoyed the larger-than-life, ringside experience of the Mayweather vs. Marquez in-theater event last September,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. “This exclusive partnership with Golden Boy Promotions allows Fathom to continue to present the biggest boxing events of 2010 to communities of fans nationwide and Hopkins vs. Jones promises to be a true classic to start the year.”

Broadcast live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II will be shown in more than 150 select movie theaters including AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark USA Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Marcus Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as the Carolina Theatre, Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA), through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network – North America’s largest cinema broadcast network.

At 45 years young, Hopkins is still rated among the top pound for pound best in boxing. After his victory over Segundo Mercado in 1995 for the IBF middleweight title, Hopkins' momentum began to build as he scored victories over quality contenders. The 2000s defined Hopkins' career starting with his win over Keith Holmes in April of 2001 in the opening round of the Middleweight Unification Tournament followed by a stunning 12th round stoppage of Felix "Tito" Trinidad on September 29, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. Following four more defenses of his middleweight crown, Hopkins faced Oscar de la Hoya in 2004. His ninth round knockout of "The Golden Boy" allowed Hopkins to attain his 19th title defense - setting a record and making him the first fighter to hold the belt of all four major sanctioning organizations at the same time, as well as the Ring Magazine title. In 2006, Hopkins moved up to light heavyweight for the first time in his career to defeat Antonio Tarver for The Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Championship. With his most recent win, a dominant performance over Enrique Ornelas, Hopkins showed the world that age is nothing but a number.

Roy Jones Jr.'s storied career has had countless defining moments which have catapulted him to being a household name. Jones was unstoppable in the 90's as he stunned his opponents with incredible speed and relentless power. He made history on March 1, 2003, when he thwarted then-heavyweight champion John Ruiz to become the first former middleweight champion to win the heavyweight title in more than 100 years. After taking John Ruiz' heavyweight crown, Jones dropped down to light heavyweight in order to take on Florida rival Antonio Tarver on November 8, 2003. He captured a split decision victory, but suffered consecutive defeats to Tarver and a surprising loss to Glen Johnson. Jones came back to score wins in his next two fights, setting up a highly-anticipated dual with Felix "Tito" Trinidad at Madison Square Garden on January 19, 2008. A renewed Jones looked sharp and focused, flooring an overmatched Trinidad twice, breezing to a unanimous decision win. Jones returned to Madison Square Garden later that same year and after 12 hard fought rounds came up short against future Hall of Famer Joe Calzaghe. Jones defeated his next two opponents but suffered a devastating first-round knock-out loss on December 2 against Australia's Danny Green. As Jones is disputing the loss, he remains confident he can overcome this recent defeat, and take on Hopkins with that same boxing prowess that he has been known for throughout his record-setting career.

Through this new agreement, Fathom in conjunction with Golden Boy Promotions will also present Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. “Sugar” Shane Mosley in the welterweight championship fight on Saturday, May 1. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, April 2.

Mayweather-Mosley: Drug Testing To Begin on Monday

LOS ANGELES - Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley will begin the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) gold standard anti-doping program on Monday, March 22 as they continue to prepare for Mayweather vs Mosley "Who R U Picking?" set to take place on Saturday, May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View ® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

It is the first time in history that athletes from any U.S. professional sport have reached out and demanded World Anti-Doing Code compliant drug testing, setting both a boxing and sport precedent.

Both Mayweather and Mosley have agreed to the gold-standard, anti-doping program, the most stringent in sport, as outlined and mandated by USADA. The program involves no-advance-notice sample collection of the athletes' blood and urine prior to and after the fight so that all banned substances, some of which do not show up in urine alone, are tested for thoroughly, and with both athletes subjected to the testing program leading up to as well as after the fight.

"I am excited that Shane Mosley and I are willing to take these tests to ensure a fair fight on May 1," said Mayweather. "I just want to show the world that boxing is a clean sport and it is my hope that all fighters will take a similar stance and responsibility which reflects sportsmanship at the highest level and sets a new standard for safety in boxing."

"I think the testing program is a great idea and I did not hesitate for a minute about agreeing to it," said Mosley. "Let's hope that the rest of the boxing world follows Floyd's and my example."

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions said, "Floyd is leading the way for changing the sport and I commend him for that. Some people have asked why he has not asked for it in the past but it is never too late to take a stand on an issue that is prevalent in all sports today and ask for something that can only have positive results on the future of boxing."

Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions said, "Shane Mosley is one of the greatest fighters of this era and I commend him for agreeing to participate in a testing process that can only help the integrity of the sport. I commend both of these fighters for setting a new precedent in the sport and giving others an opportunity to reflect on its current state and how, as a collective group, we can continue to make the sport better, safer and fairer for anyone who steps in to the ring."

"I believe today is another watershed moment in the advancement of anti-doping," said USADA CEO, Travis T. Tygart. "For the first time, we're seeing professional athletes in the sport of boxing approach us to implement our program, and take ownership for the integrity of their sport. This is courageous action and we are proud to be a part of this effort to help further advance the rights of clean athletes to participate in a safe, level and drug-free arena."

About Mayweather vs. Mosley: Who R U Picking?

Boxing superstar and six-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and welterweight mega-star, five-time World Champion and current WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, are set to meet on Saturday, May 1 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a spectacular bout which will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The bout, promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T, Dewalt Tools and StubHub, promises to be a spectacular display of talent and skill with Mayweather and Mosley will meet in a 12-round welterweight battle that is already being compared to other great and historic welterweight match-ups like Sugar Ray Leonard against Tommy Hearns and Oscar de la Hoya against Felix Trinidad.

Tickets priced are $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now and limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Mosley: After I Retire Mayweather, Pacquiao is Next

"I would like to congratulate Manny on his victory Saturday night even though I think it put most of the fans watching to sleep. Now it’s time for the world to focus on May 1 when I promise you nobody will be sleeping except for Floyd after I knock him out and send him back into retirement. Maybe if Floyd comes back a second time, he and Manny will fight one day, but it will only be for the opportunity to fight me again:, the man who beat both of them.

Tickets priced are $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now and limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and George Foreman vs. Michael Moorer; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, U2, ‘N Sync, Sting, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to the annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA), Frozen Fury NHL pre-season game and the U.S. Open of Motocross.

The Mayweather vs. Mosley pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Mosley: If I Wobble Mayweather, You Will See a Knockout

WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley would like nothing more than to knock Floyd Mayweather Jr. out on May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mosley will switch-hit that night. He plans to put on a boxing clinic, switching from boxer to puncher at any time. If Mosley manages to get Mayweather in trouble, he will do everything in his power to close the show. He won't let Mayweather off the hook.

“I'd love to win by knockout, so if I catch him with a good shot and he wobbles, we’ll see a knockout, but if that doesn’t happen, I’ll have to do whatever it takes to beat Floyd round by round,” Mosley was quoted as saying by Doug Fischer of

Mosley will press the action. Most opponents press Mayweather, the master counter-puncher, but the Floyd is also a defensive wizard. Mosley is planning for all of Mayweather's tricks.

“There’s a lot of things I can do,” Mosley answered. “I’m not going to do just one thing. I’m not just going to press him, or look for a knockout. My job is to be prepared for everything that Mayweather does that night. This is my chance to show people that I’m a complete boxer with skill, defense and footwork. This my chance to prove that I‘m the best welterweight in the world.”

Naazim Richardson, getting a rep as one of the best trainers in the sport, is helping Mosley put together a plan for the win. Mosley told Fischer that Naazim is reviewing hours of footage on Mayweather and listing every mistake he sees.

“Richardson is already studying tapes on Mayweather,” Mosley said. “He’s up all night watching film. In the morning he’ll say ‘Let’s go watch it.’ Naazim has a long history with Mayweather. He remembers watching him back in the amateurs. Floyd’s got the same basic style but it has changed over the years. As a lightweight, he was more on his toes and he was busier. As he’s become heavier he’s become more flat footed and more of a pot shotter.”

De La Hoya: Mosley Can't Get Mad at Mayweather

Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya made a mistake that Shane Mosley has to stay away from. He got mad at Floyd Mayweather Jr. prior to their 2007 fight and then went in the ring fighting mad instead of fighting smart. De La Hoya used up most of his energy in the early rounds and faded down the stretch. He says Mosley has to ignore Mayweather's taunts and avoid fighting mad on May 1.

"I was so angry with him, I wanted to knock him out so bad," De La Hoya told the Orange County Register. "He wants you to go into the ring like that. Then you fall into his trap and he makes you pay."

Mayweather claims Mosley is no longer using the jab in his fights. De La Hoya says the jab is key to beating Mayweather. The fight will be very tough because of Mayweather's style. De La Hoya won't reveal Mosley's strategy but said the outline is very strong.

"You have to throw the jab, and I quit throwing the jab," De La Hoya said. "It was easy. I thought it was easy, for half the fight. The key is that you can't go in there thinking it's going to be easy. Because it looks easy on TV. He can offset your punches, he's a master at that. He's a master at the roll-shoulder defense. But the great thing is that Mosley can match all that. They have a perfect game plan but they have to stick with it."

Monday, 8 March 2010

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Mayweather/Mosley Press Conference Pictures @ Lincoln Theatre, Washington D.C. 3/3/10

Reports from Mayweather-Mosley LA Press Conference

Shane Mosley: "I'm Going To Knock Mayweather Out"

"Sugar" Shane Mosley is aiming for the knockout. He wants to put Floyd Mayweather Jr. to sleep on May 1 in Las Vegas. The press tour is nearly complete. Mosley and Mayweather have been trading challenges for over ten years. Mayweather chased after Mosley nearly a decade ago. Mosley has been chasing after Mayweather for the last few years.

"I'm going to knock him out. I can't wait to get into the ring and dig my teeth into Mayweather. It's going to be the fight of the decade. I was waiting for a year to fight either one of these guys [Mayweather of Pacquiao]. Did they care if I was going to wait? No. But it's the fans who are going to benefit from this fight. I don't play. I give 100 percent. I'm going to give everything that I have. Mayweather knows that," Mosley told Reuters.

During the press tour, there have been insults flying from Mayweather. They nearly brawled at the New York press conference. Even with Mayweather's antics, Mosley is not bothered and says Mayweather is not getting in his head. Mosley just wants to settle things in the ring.

"I'm a mild-mannered guy. People must understand I'm a gentleman when the other person has been a gentleman as well," Mosley said. "If he wants to get feisty, that's OK. His personality is to fight before the fight. Since I'm older I understand this. He can't do the same thing he's done to other fighters because I know his tactics.

"He's not in my head, no. I've waited for this fight for too long. I'm just happy this fight is taking place," said Mosley. "He can say what he wants to say, he can do what he wants to do. It doesn't matter to me. I just want him to show up in the ring. There's nothing he can say to me that would make me mad. I just want to see him on May 1 and we can settle it with our fists."