Mayweather vs. Alvarez is On!

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Sources have contacted The Fight Journal to notify us that an announcement is coming. Floyd Mayweather will fight Saul Alvarez on September 14, 2013.

Mayweather confirmed the news moments ago when he tweeted: “I chose my opponent for September 14th and it’s Canelo Alvarez. I’m giving the fans what they want. It will be at the MGM Grand.” We’ve also just been informed that both sides agreed to face each other at a weight of 152 pounds.

Stay tuned for more as news breaks.

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What’s Next for The Money Team?

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer alleges that he’s been actively negotiating a September showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, a fighter almost 15 years his junior.

The sticking point seems to be at which weight the fight will take place.  Neither side appears to be backing down, as Alvarez, who fights at 154 and Mayweather at 147 stand firm.

What’s also interesting is that if the fight doesn’t get done, both sides have affirmed that they will keep the September 14 date as their own.  Could we be headed toward head-to-head pay per views on September 14?  According to Alvarez, with or without Mayweather, his intention is to fight on September 14.

I think this is a gamble by Team Alvarez, especially if we are talking about competing PPVs.  “I’m not obsessed with fighting Floyd Mayweather. There are many other options available to me.”  Alvarez was quoted as saying in a recent interview. “Yes that date is for us. That’s what we talked about and that’s the date we will be fighting.” Continue reading

Peterson, Matthysse, Alexander, Purdy Quick Quotes

IBF jr welterweight world champion Lamont Peterson, WBC interim super lightweight beltholder Lucas Matthysse, IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander and welterweight contender sopke to reporters today about their fights on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Lucas Matthysse: “It is very important for me to win this fight and do it in big fashion. It’ll open doors for me. I want big names and it starts Saturday….I’m not worried about a decision. I’m coming to do work and I’m believing the judges will give a fair decision.”

Lamont Peterson: “It’s boxing and I know I’m gonna get hit. I just dont think about that before the fight. If I get hit hard, I do….I want to prove that I am the best in the weight class. Some people think it’s Matthysse so I had to fight him.”

Devon Alexander: “I know he’s a tough cookie who is coming to take my belt. I’m 100% ready and 100% prepared for him.”

Lee Purdy: “I’m coming to fight and I’ll find a way to win!”

MAY DAY: Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero Predictions by Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell

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On Saturday May 4, 2013, Showtime PPV presents the return of Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. as he takes on Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero for the WBC welterweight and RING welterweight title.  This will be Mayweather’s first fight on Showtime pay-per view.

Tale of The Tape

Age:  Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 36, Robert Guerrero 30

Current Status:  Floyd Mayweather – WBA and RING Champion, Robert Guerrero – WBA Interim Champion

Professional Record:  Floyd Mayweather – 43-0-0, 26 KOs, Robert Guerrero – 31-1-1, 18 KOs

Height:  Floyd Mayweather – 5 foot 7, Robert Guerrero 5 foot 8

Knockout Percentage:  Floyd Mayweather – 60%, Robert Guerrero – 51%

Previous Fight:  Mayweather 05/05/2012, Guerrero 11/24/2012

Common Opponents:  None of Note

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will defend his WBC welterweight title that he won by defeating Victor Ortiz in 2010.  His game is to hit and not be hit.  It all starts with defense, mixes in speed and accuracy, and ends with defense.  He’s a first ballot Hall of Famer.  What more can we say?  As KRS-ONE once said, “If you don’t know me by now, I’ll doubt you’ll ever know me”.

Credentials

Floyd Mayweather, Jr is an eight-time world champion in six weight classes.  Floyd has wins over Genaro Hernandez, Diego Corrales, Jesus Chavez, Jose Luis Castillo (2), DeMarcus Corley, Zab Judah, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De la Hoya, Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez, Victor Ortiz, and Miguel Cotto. Continue reading

Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell Interview Trainer Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

mayweather242 Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell Interview Trainer Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

We recently had the opportunity to interview one of the best trainers in boxing, Mr. Floyd Joy Mayweather, Sr. As we know, the senior Mayweather will be back in his son’s corner for the May 4, 2013 fight with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. Floyd wanted to set the record straight for fans and media alike. Here’s what he had to say…

Chip Mitchell: Floyd let’s jump right into it. I was going through some old CDs the other day and I came across a song by Peaches and Herb titled “Reunited”. I started singing along and I (jokingly) dedicated the chorus to you while I was singing, which leads to my question. How does it feel to be reunited with your son as his trainer?

Floyd Mayweather: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I remember that one! It’s an awesome feeling. It’s a great feeling. It’s all good man. It’s just like Peaches and Herb. It’s the truth! To be honest, I did things to keep myself active. I think that’s what a lot of people can do in life. Some people find something and harp on that and stay on it man. No, go find yourself something to do. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great feeling coming back. Everything that he does, his daddy done already did it. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Floyd is a copy of his daddy. Floyd fights the way that I taught him. I fought the same way, behind my shoulder. Catching punches off my shoulder, countering back, slipping and sliding, being slick. Continue reading