Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather says a fight with current UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to happen, setting off a flurry of speculation as to who would win. Mayweather already pummeled former two-belt holder Conor McGregor last year and a fight with the Russian grappler could yield the same result. Still, Mayweather is getting older and he might not be able to dodge the shots that Nurmagomedov can drop. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES Different fighter, same story. These MMA guys think they can just step into a boxer's world and rule the ring, but it just isn't going to happen -- especially against one of the greatest to ever step into the ring. Mayweather made an example of Conor McGregor and he would have no trouble beating Nurmagomedov. The current UFC Lightweight Champion has power, but his strength lies in his wrestling. He might get a good shot in, but Mayweather can evade anything he can bring. The undefeated boxer picked apart one UFC fighter. … [Read more...] about Who would win in a boxing match: Floyd Mayweather or Khabib Nurmagomedov?
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Floyd Mayweather attends Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Golden Knights and Washington Capitals at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, May 28, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphoto Life is good for Khabib Nurmagomedov after his signature victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229. Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome in a soccer stadium in his native Republic of Dagestan. He also sat down with Russian president Vladimir Putin and was offered $2 million from rapper 50 Cent to fight for Bellator MMA. But the UFC lightweight champion’s winner’s tour reached its peak when Nurmagomedov jokingly challenged Floyd Mayweather to a fight and the retired boxing superstar listened. Mayweather, being the business savant that he is, checked the temperature of the farfetched fight by announcing on an Instagram post Monday that he accepted Nurmagomedov’s challenge. Of course, Mayweather, 41, tagged the major players who helped … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather accepts Khabib Nurmagomedov’s challenge
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The greatest boxer of his era either does not know when to say when, or his latest announcement about coming back was merely a ploy to take some of the attention away from last week's middleweight championship between Triple G and Canelo Alvarez. Stealing some attention may have worked, but please help us if Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will fight for the second time. According to his tweet, Mayweather, 41, says he'll fight Pacquiao, 39, for the second time, with the bout possibly taking place by the end of the year. The two fighters met in May of 2015 in a fight that was probably a few years too late, but it generated record-setting paydays for each fighter. Mayweather would fight Andre Berto four months later in an easy fight that he claimed would be his last. Well, this is boxing. So Mayweather returned two years later in another mega-money bout against MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Mayweather easily disposed of McGregor, and after the fight he claimed he … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao again; Triple G-Canelo Alvarez replay: Boxing Report 2018 (photos, poll)
Jacob Bogage, The Washington Post Published 10:00 am PDT, Saturday, September 15, 2018 ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 2 de mayo de 2015, Manny Pacquiao (izquierda) y Floyd Mayweather Jr. (derecha) se abrazan tras la pelea por el título mediano en Las Vegas. (AP Foto/Isaac Brekken) ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 2 de mayo de 2015, Manny Pacquiao (izquierda) y Floyd Mayweather Jr. (derecha) se abrazan tras la pelea por el título mediano en Las Vegas. (AP Foto/Isaac Brekken) Photo: Isaac Brekken, AP FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, connects with a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. says he's coming out of retirement again to fight Pacquiao for a second time in December. Mayweather posted a video on Instagram early Saturday, ept. 15, 2018, that showed Pacquiao and him together, … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather Jr. says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao is coming
www.espn.com By Nigel Collins ESPN Staff Writer There have been certain boxers throughout history who have come to epitomize the eras in which they fought, their personas and fighting styles in sync with the prevailing cultural norms. It’s an elusive and rare quality that can’t be manufactured. The role chooses the fighter, not the other way around. These are fighters who have transcended the sport and become part of a broader narrative, totems of the way we were and what we have become. Our current standard-bearer is Floyd Mayweather — and regardless of whether you’re a fan or not, he’s exactly what we deserve. There is an elite group of fighters who are reflections of the ethos in which they boxed — iconic names such as John L. Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Mike Tyson, each an avatar of the time and place he represents. It’s hard to say for sure what boxing fans of the Gilded Age would have … [Read more...] about Who is Floyd Mayweather?