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Mayweather-Pacquiao boosts casino winnings above $1 billion

LAS VEGAS (AP) Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May. It was the first time casinos have hit that total in more than a year. Nevada Gaming Control Board statistics released Friday show a 3.3 percent year-over-year increase in May. The bump came despite the loss of...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley not looking to be stepping stone vs. Vargas

  Timothy Bradley Jr. has only lost once in his professional boxing career, and that was to Manny Pacquiao. Why does it feel, then, like Saturday's fight against undefeated young welterweight contender Jessie Vargas (HBO, 9:45 ET), is set up as a way for Vargas to take the next step toward stardom? Bradley, 31, was on a hot streak, beating Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez and Ruslan...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Battle for Boxing: Cotto-Alvarez-Golovkin

With the boxing megafight to end all fights fully fizzled and fading from our unsatisfied palates, Floyd Mayweather calling Oscar De La Hoya out from retirement for a September showdown, and Manny Pacquiao quietly on the mend and unable to rotate his cuff, boxing loyalists are left to ponder who will assume the throne once the twilight years of Pacquaio and Mayweather play out...
Via The Queensbury Rules
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Battle for Boxing: Cotto-Alvarez-Golovkin

With the boxing megafight to end all fights fully fizzled and fading from our unsatisfied palates, Floyd Mayweather calling Oscar De La Hoya out from retirement for a September showdown, and Manny Pacquiao quietly on the mend and unable to rotate his cuff, boxing loyalists are left to ponder who will assume the throne once the twilight years of Pacquaio and Mayweather play out...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Member of Mayweather's entourage sued over ticket sale

Floyd Mayweather Jr. likely made over $200 million for his fight against Manny Pacquiao, but at least one member of his entourage apparently felt “The Money Team” should have taken home a few more shekels. In a lawsuit filed in Clark County court on Wednesday, a Las Vegas casino valet claimed he was threatened by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Forbes Releases World’s Highest-Paid Athletes List, Mayweather Tops $300 Million

You know why both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao camps reportedly want a rematch even though the fans aren’t necessarily calling for it? It’s because THEY MADE A TON OF MONEY. So much in fact that the two boxers topped Forbes’ most recent highest-paid athletes list. The pairing made more coin than superstar athletes LeBron [&hellip The post Forbes Releases World...
Via No Coast Bias
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cotto Is Latest To Draw Viewers In Up Year For Boxing Ratings, Down Year For Fights

We’re halfway through 2015, and it’s well on its way to being one of the biggest years for U.S. boxing viewership on the TV in some time. That’s due in no small part to the record-shattering pay-per-view buys for Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao and the return of boxing to network television via the PBC series, but the traditional giants are holding up just fine in 2015...
Via The Queensbury Rules
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather is being honored at the Guys Choice Award for being “The Best Ever”

So apparently something called the Guys Choice Awards are a thing that Spike TV has been doing for quite a while now.  I imagine judging by the list of categories that it’s some kind of cross between the Kids Choice Awards and The Man Show.  Also, every one of the award winners is wearing antlers for some reason?  Anyways, in the announcement about the show there was this one...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Burger King Guy Makes His Way To Belmont Stakes

Last we saw Burger King guy he was coming out of the tunnel with Floyd Mayweather before his “fight of the century” with Manny Pacquiao. We wondered why. Then we wondered which top ticket sporting event he would show up at next. First #MayweatherPacquiao and now the #BelmontStakes the freaking Burger King is everywhere! pic.twitter.com/jtCcqO0LwL — Joseph Durie (@Joe_Ray_Me...
Via Food and Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball: How the new shot clock helps the Heels

Five seconds. Five measly seconds. How much of a difference can a 5 second change to the NCAA Men’s basketball shot clock REALLY make? When the NCAA rules committee voted to reduce the 35 second shot clock down to 30 seconds for the upcoming season, they most likely did so in the interest of creating a better product on the court to make better television. The idea is to speed...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Losses Gained: The Odd Redemption Of Chris Algieri

There was a fact forgotten underneath all the avocado and spandex jokes — Chris Algieri can actually fight. He reiterated that fact for us Friday night on Spike TV against Amir Khan. Algieri was last seen getting bounced around the ring and beaten up badly by Manny Pacquiao last November. The majority of fans and writers felt that the more talented Khan would do the exact same...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather’s attempt at 50-0 will be for Cotto’s or Canelo’s middleweight title in his last fight

Floyd Mayweather has repeatedly said that his next fight will be his last. Fresh off his win over Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather is sitting at 48-0 with 26 knockouts, and he has one fight remaining on a six-fight deal he signed with Showtime. He’s slated to return in September, and the plan is to win there, against an opponent to be named, and hang up the gloves for good at 49-0. He...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Canelo, Golovkin Ratings; Haymon Lawsuit; More

People just can’t get enough cinnamon these days. Quick Jabs We were waiting to talk about the Canelo Alvarez ratings for his fight with James Kirkland until we got more solid info on how much the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao replay helped boost it, but there is no solid info on that. What we do know suggests that Alvarez is a ratings giant. He averaged 2.1 million viewers against...
Via The Queensbury Rules
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Canelo, Golovkin Ratings; Haymon Lawsuit; More

People just can’t get enough cinnamon these days. Quick Jabs We were waiting to talk about the Canelo Alvarez ratings for his fight with James Kirkland until we got more solid info on how much the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao replay helped boost it, but there is no solid info on that. What we do know suggests that Alvarez is a ratings giant. He averaged 2.1 million viewers against...
Via Bloguin Best
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayweather says Pacquiao's claim of injured shoulder is 'ridiculous'

It has been nearly three weeks since the Dud of the Century, but Floyd Mayweather clearly is not content with having beaten Manny Pacquiao in the ring. After calling Pacquiao a 'coward' and a 'sore loser', and saying he would not grant Pacquiao a rematch (then a report surfacing that a rematch was in discussions), the 48-0 welterweight champion took another jab at Pacquiao earlier...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

At least 32 lawsuits filed from fallout of Pacquiao-Mayweather bout

LAS VEGAS -- Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. At least 32 U.S. lawsuits seeking class-action status allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to fans before the fight, which Mayweather won in a unanimous decision after 12 rounds...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Fight of century is now battle in court as fans sue Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. At least 32 U.S. lawsuits seeking class-action status allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to fans before the fight, which Mayweather won in a unanimous decision after 12...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sponsored Post: Betting on boxing with William Hill

As the boxing world recovers from “the fight of the decade” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr, we must not forget that there are other great upcoming bouts to whet the appetite of boxing fans and bettors alike. The show must go on as they say, and there is a fantastic set of matches coming up in May and throughout the summer months.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

TNT, ESPN, Warriors Twitter all embrace Floyd Mayweather

One NBA team already made news during the 2015 playoffs for exercising questionable judgment on its official Twitter account. The Houston Rockets made themselves a part of the news cycle with “the emoji story,” which also included a turn of phrase that struck some readers as conveying rape-flavored language. Now, another NBA team has invited unwelcome attention with a tweet,...
Via Awful Announcing
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather / Manny Pacquiao rematch being negotiated

Floyd Mayweather / Manny Pacquiao was so bad the former gets booed wherever he goes but that doesn't matter - the rematch is on, claims the NY Post's Richard Johnson.“It’s already being negotiated,” a source told me. Pacquiao needs four months of rehab post-surgery, and three months to train. “The fight will be the first event at the under-construction MGM–AEG Arena set...
Via Bob's Blitz
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The final numbers taking shape on Mayweather-Pacquiao are astounding

HBO and Showtime are doing backflips and handstands in their offices today. Reports have confirmed that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2 broke all pay per view records. HBO/Showtime have announced to the world that MayPac generated 4.4 million buys and brought in $400 million in revenue just from the U.S. alone. When you factor international sales, the live...
Via Awful Announcing
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Over 4 million PPV buys for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao shattered the previous record for total pay-per-view buys and now ranks as the highest grossing pay-per-view of all time. Initial reports from distributors indicate that the event generated more than 4.4 million buys in the US and more than $400 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue alone. I’m not sure why people care so much about this, but...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao returns to Philippines to recover, ponder future

  Manny Pacquiao has returned home to the Philippines nursing the wound from surgery on his right shoulder and still a hero to his Filipino fans despite his loss Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao says he will focus on recovering from the shoulder injury and his duties as congressman and family man while considering a rematch or retirement. He has said he suffered the shoulder injury...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Injured Pacquiao returns a hero to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Manny Pacquiao has returned home to the Philippines nursing the wound from surgery on his right shoulder and still a hero to his Filipino fans despite his loss Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao says he will focus on recovering from the shoulder injury and his duties as congressman and family man while considering a rematch or retirement. He has said he suffered...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

As Expected, Record PPV Numbers For Mayweather/Pacquiao

The much-hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao easily set a pay-per-view record. The May 2 Mayweather/Pacquiao fight generated a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys, HBO and Showtime announced Tuesday, topping the previous record of 2.5 million set by the 2007 fight between Mayweather and Oscar de la Hoya. Mayweather’s victory ranks as just [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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