February 20, 2013 |
FLOYD MAYWEATHER Jr. will fight Robert Guerrero on May 4, and he's changing television networks to do it. The biggest star in boxing dropped a surprise Tuesday while announcing his long-rumored next bout: After several years on HBO, Mayweather is moving to Showtime with a lucrative multifight deal. Mayweather's move is a coup for Showtime, the CBS-owned network that has always trailed behind HBO in boxing prominence. Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) is the sport's biggest moneymaker, and his new revenue-sharing deal with Showtime could include up to six pay-per-view fights over 30 months.
November 23, 2011 |
As his Tuesday afternoon media session came to an end, Mike Jones didn't seem to care very much about the location of his next fight. And he has little reason to worry, anyway. After much speculation, Antonio Margarito was granted a boxing license on Tuesday evening by the New York State Athletic Commision. Therefore, Margarito's fight with Miguel Cotto will remain at Madison Square Garden. As will Jones' fight with Sebastian Lujan. The Philadelphia welterweight will face Argentina's Lujan on the undercard of the Dec. 3 Margarito-Cotto pay-per-view event.
November 24, 2011 |
As his Tuesday afternoon media session came to an end, Mike Jones didn't seem to care very much about the location of his next fight. And he has little reason to worry, anyway. After much speculation, Antonio Margarito was granted a boxing license on Tuesday evening by the New York State Athletic Commission. Therefore, Margarito's fight with Miguel Cotto will remain at Madison Square Garden. As will Jones' fight with Sebastian Lujan. The Philadelphia welterweight will face Argentina's Lujan (38-5-2, 24 knockouts)
February 2, 2012
Seven-time world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KOs) will fight Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs) on May 5 in Las Vegas, after Nevada's athletic commission granted him a conditional license for one fight before he goes to jail. Mayweather is scheduled to begin serving 90 days in June after a conviction for criminal domestic violence. The seven-time world champion in five weight classes will turn 35 this month. A longtime welterweight, Mayweather will step up to 154 pounds against Cotto for the WBA super-welterweight belt.
December 5, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Fueled by an exuberant crowd, Miguel Cotto targeted the eye. And after Cotto unloaded so many punishing uppercuts and head shots to Antonio Margarito, the Mexican star's right eye was sealed shut. A crowd of 21,239 at Madison Square Garden gasped - then roared for Cotto to continue - as the grisly scene flashed on the big screen. Cotto finished the job in front of his fellow flag-waving Puerto Ricans and retained his title, battering Margarito over nine lopsided rounds before winning a TKO decision before they came out for the 10th late Saturday night.
September 13, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr., the biggest draw in boxing, looked up from his smartphone, smiled, and shook his head. The undefeated five-division world champion had spent most of a news conference Wednesday with his eyes on the screen and his fingers twiddling. Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, was raving about Mayweather's light-middleweight title defense on Saturday against Canelo Alvarez. It's the biggest in boxing history, he said, and pay-per-view records will fall.
May 8, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally found himself in a real fight, complete with a bloody nose and an opponent, in Miguel Cotto, who was never going to quit. As usual, he found a way to win. Mayweather used his speed and accuracy Saturday night to take a unanimous decision over a game Cotto in a bruising bout to win a piece of the 154-pound title. But it wasn't easy, as Cotto landed some hard punches and kept attacking all the way to the final bell. "You're a hell of a champion," Mayweather told Cotto in the ring afterward.
April 10, 2010 |
Boxing is back at Yankee Stadium after more than 3 decades. The dream of Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum to return to the ballpark in the Bronx was realized yesterday, when Miguel Cotto and Yuri Foreman were introduced at the new, $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium. They'll meet for Foreman's junior middleweight title June 5 in the first sports event besides baseball since the facility opened last spring. "How can anybody that has any kind of feeling for momentous things not be here?"
July 28, 2008 |
Rafael Nadal beat Nicolas Kiefer, 6-3, 6-2, yesterday in Toronto to win the Rogers Cup, his fifth straight tournament win. The Spaniard has won 29 consecutive matches and seven tournaments - including the French Open and Wimbledon - this year. Dinara Safina met Flavia Pennetta in the final of the East West Bank Classic in Carson, Calif., after Safina upset Jelena Jankovic, 7-6 (3), 6-1, Saturday, which denied Jankovic the world's top ranking. The New York Buzz beat the Kansas City Explorers, 21-18, for the World TeamTennis championship in Roseville, Calif.
July 21, 2009 |
Miguel Cotto is next on Manny Pacquiao's hit list for what is likely to be the biggest fight of the fall. Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 knockouts) and Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs) will meet Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said yesterday. The 145-pound bout will be shown on HBO pay-per-view. Pacquiao has won titles in six weight divisions from 112 to 140 pounds. Cotto rebounded from his only loss to Antonio Margarito last summer by stopping Michael Jennings to claim the WBO welterweight title in February.