There has been a lot of talk lately about Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fighting Conor McGregor. The reasons why are obvious: It would be the Freddy vs. Jason of combat sports, the bad boy box office king of one premier combat sport against the bad boy box office king of the other. Unfortunately, the much-ballyhooed fight is…
A D.C. crowd featuring mayor Muriel Bowser and Steve Francis scornfully mocked Adrien Broner after the boxer clumsily tried to call a ringside Floyd Mayweather Jr. back into boxing.
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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith responded to criticism of his public support for Floyd Mayweather and his recent role as a Mayweather hype man on today’s First Take, claiming everyone bears responsibility for the serial woman-beater’s success and ability to become wealthy through boxing because “they could never be who they…
Stephen A. Smith is the ultimate low-hanging fruit. His job is to be low-hanging fruit; just noticing anything he says feels like dead-horse beating. But over the past few weeks, Stephen A. has transformed himself from garden-variety shill and troll into a kind of cartoonish super-troll. He’s the ultimate embodiment…
For the past several days, ESPN’s been sprinkling bits of an exclusive Floyd Mayweather interview into its SportsCenter broadcasts as the run to next week’s highly-anticipated bout against Manny Pacquiao heats up. But you won’t hear Stephen A. Smith ask “Money” about his long history of beating women; no, you’ll see…
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For years, the biggest obstacle to a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao superfight has been the fighters' management—Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, in particular.
Floyd Mayweather, an Instagram celebrity who boxes on the side, doesn't want you to forget that he lives a life of dumb luxury, so he does things like post a video of a woman bathing him. According to Floyd, this washing happens every day.
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These are purported videos of Floyd Mayweather at a rooster fight in San Juan, PR., instead of doing what we all wish he were doing: training for a fight with Manny Pacquiao. But this looks fun too, I guess.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
What other possible explanation could there be for his unwillingness to fight Manny Pacquiao, even after Pacquiao has agreed to the stricter-than-necessary drug testing that derailed a potential March bout?
"Just gambling a bit," Mayweather Tweeted not 10 minutes ago. I'm not saying anyone should rob Floyd Mayweather. I'm just saying, now's probably a pretty good time to do it.
Boxing's inconsistent drug policies have thus far deprived us of the fight everyone wants. But a German TV station has taken the initiative and mandated that all of its fights will use the strictest testing standards. Could this work here?
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Pacquiao's camp proposed a $10 million payment if either fighter flunks a drug test; Mayweather's people refused. At this point, they can both take horse Viagra for all I care, as long as they shut up and fight. [Examiner]
The press releases we get are usually worthless, but sometimes they are news in themselves. Like this one we just got, in which Floyd Mayweather's camp not-so-subtly accuses Pac-Man of ingesting something stronger than power pellets.
Mayweather is going to get paid $5 million for his fight Saturday night, but he's a little unhappy with his treatment by the media and public. Dropping the N-bomb four times in four sentences unhappy.