Floyd Mayweather, Saul Alvarez kick off 11-city tour in NYC
He was discussing the prospect of signing several cases of boxing gloves for promotional purposes and the media laughed at the mix-up. Since Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) speaks little English, Mayweather kidded that he wouldnt be able to taunt his opponent like hes done throughout his career. I mean, hes not going to know what Im talking about no way, Mayweather said. Ron Antonelli Mayweather takes the stage for the first stop floyd mayweather jr vs canelo alvarez tickets in the press tour to promote his fight with Alvarez. So instead of trash talk defining the bout, like it did Saturday with Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner at Barclays Center, the promotion for Mayweather-Alvarez will apparently center on the magnitude of the matchup, pairing the star power and greatness of Mayweather, 36, against the good looks, popularity and improving ability of Alvarez, 23.
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14 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Right now, no bouts are signed for it. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told Yahoo! Sports on Friday that he is committed to an excellent undercard, though he would not confirm any names. Lucas Matthysse is one of boxing’s top KO artists (AP)But Schaefer hinted about the still-to-be-signed super lightweight bout between Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse landing on the pay-per-view. That fight has the potential to be Fight of the Year and should be a brawl even if it fails to live up to billing.
Family harmony Mayweather learnt his boxing skills from his father, a former fighter who was stopped by Sugar Ray Leonard in 10 rounds in 1978, until Floyd Sr. was given a five-and-a-half-year jail term for drug trafficking when his son was 16. It meant he was absent for the bronze medal his son won at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the start of his professional career later that year. Floyd Sr. trained his son upon his release from prison in 1998 but the pair fell out soon after, with their last fight taking place in 2000 as the then junior lightweight champion defended his title. Floyd’s uncle Roger — who won two titles himself in the 1990s — took charge but there is little lost between the siblings, even if Floyd Jr may be trying to change this in what may prove to be his toughest fight so far.
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Before the news conference, Mayweather talked about shooting a commercial with the Spanish-speaking Alvarez and someone asked why he isn’t doing his usual trash talking with his opponent. “He wouldn’t understand me anyway,” Mayweather said, laughing. It is the second in Mayweather’s six-bout, 30-month contract with Showtime that could pay him more than $200 million. After Mayweather beat Guerrero, he said he wanted to fight again in September – marking the first time since 2007 he will be in the ring twice in a calendar year. “I said I was going to be very active so I could stay sharp and be at the top of my game,” Mayweather said. Mayweather showed little rust while dominating Guerrero by using superior defensive skills in his first ring appearance since serving a jail term for assaulting the mother of his children.