Mayweather to fight Cotto May 5th…sigh….

With a blockbuster showdown against Manny Pacquiao ruled out, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will put his undefeated record on the line against Miguel Cotto….”I’m fighting Miguel Cotto on May 5 because Miss Pac Man is ducking me,” said Mayweather in his latest Twitter taunt of the Filipino superstar.

Mayweather agreed months ago to fight May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A judge even postponed his upcoming three-month jail term to allow him to meet the obligation.

Mayweather said he was ready to go toe-to-toe with Pacquiao, but boxing fans were left frustrated as the long-awaited fight once again failed to materialize.

In a press release announcing the upcoming fight, Mayweather said it will be a stern test for him to move up one weight class to face Cotto at 154 pounds.

“Miguel Cotto is a world class fighter who can never be taken for granted and continues to prove he is one of the best in boxing. It will be a challenge for me to compete with him at this weight, but this is the type of test I thrive on and gives me the motivation to train even harder,” said Mayweather.

Earlier, Mayweather appeared in Las Vegas at a hearing of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which granted him a license for the May 5 bout. The license was given on the condition that Mayweather comply with a judge’s order to report to jail June 1, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The 34-year-old was sentenced to 90 days behind bars after pleading guilty to a domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend.

Cotto is nearly two months removed from a dominating 10-round TKO over Antonio Margarito at Madison Square Garden….The 31-year-old Puerto Rican star oozed confidence on his chances to hand Mayweather his first career defeat.

“I am here to fight the biggest names in boxing,” Cotto said in a statement.

“I’ve never ducked anyone or any challenge in front of me. … That is what the sport of boxing is all about; making the fights that the fans want and deserve to see. On May 5, stay tuned, because I will convincingly beat Floyd Mayweather.”

Cotto is 37-2 in his career, with 30 knockouts.

Rule #1 …Defend Yourself at all times….Money May Ko’s Ortiz

In just one round, Floyd Mayweather Jr. got a head butt, a kiss and a hug from Victor Ortiz before responding with a contentious punch that knocked out his opponent and put the WBC’s welterweight belt back around the American’s waist….Mayweather remained unbeaten and did it in emphatic fashion Saturday, stopping Ortiz at 2:59 of the fourth round.

In the decisive fourth round, Ortiz appeared to head butt Mayweather intentionally, prompting referee Joe Cortez to take a point away from him. After the head butt, Ortiz went to embrace Mayweather and gave him a kiss on the cheek.

Seconds later they were in the center of the ring ready to resume action, briefly embraced again, then Mayweather delivered two punches that dropped his opponent and Ortiz was counted out as he tried to get back on his feet.

Ortiz claimed he was hit by a punch before Cortez had asked the fighters to continue.

”I took the break by the referee and I obeyed exactly as I was told,” Ortiz said. ”And then, boom, he blindsided me.”

”There’s two ways to look at it but as far as I was concerned I came here to entertain the fans and they were entertained,” Ortiz said. ”There was a miscommunication with the referee but nobody is perfect and this was a learning experience.”…Unsurprisingly, Mayweather said his punches were legitimate.

”We touched gloves and we were back to fighting and then I threw the left and right hand after the break,” Mayweather said. ”In the ring you have to protect yourself at all times.”

Cortez saw nothing wrong with the timing of Mayweather’s winning punches.

”Time was in, the fighter needed to keep his guard up. Mayweather did nothing illegal,” Cortez said.

 

Mayweather vs. Ortiz…..Who ya Got?

Pac Man vs. Suga Shane….More Mayweather trouble!!

 

LAS VEGAS (AP)

Shane Mosley knew what was coming from the minute he signed to fight Manny Pacquiao. He’s been in enough big fights to understand his role in this one.

What Mosley believes boxing fans don’t understand is he’s got a real shot to pull off an upset over the best boxer in the world….”It’s going to get very interesting, very quick,” Mosley said.

Oddsmakers in this gambling town don’t agree, making Pacquiao a 6-1 favorite to beat Mosley when they meet Saturday night at the MGM Grand Hotel. But Pacquiao himself says Mosley may prove to be his most difficult fight since he became a superstar by beating Oscar De La Hoya.

”He’s not an easy opponent,” Pacquiao said at Wednesday’s final pre-fight press conference. ”He’s the kind of fighter you can’t underestimate.”

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS

Troubled boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was charged with two counts of misdemeanor harassment Thursday — the latest in a string of warrants to be filed against him in recent months…A criminal complaint lodged at Las Vegas Justice Court accuses the 34-year-old fighter of threatening to unleash “homies with guns” on two security guards who were ticketing vehicles outside his home in October 2010, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

The incident is separate from another case in which Mayweather allegedly poked a security guard in the face during an argument last November. That altercation was sparked by a disagreement over cars that were parked near the boxer’s residence, in an exclusive gated community near Las Vegas.

Mayweather faces a battery charge over the alleged face-poking.

The trouble might not end there. According to another report Friday, Mayweather is named in a lawsuit filed by a Las Vegas bouncer alleging the boxer’s bodyguard choked him for trying to card Mayweather and his entourage.

The five-division world champion is also gearing up for an evidence hearing on July 29 on domestic violence, grand larceny, coercion and robbery charges that could send him to prison for up to 34 years if convicted.

Mayweather — who has never lost a professional boxing match and earns millions of dollars per fight — is accused of striking and threatening his former girlfriend, Josie Harris, stealing her mobile phone and threatening two of their children in an incident last September.

 

 

Floyd -Floyd- Floyd

 

 

The son of Floyd Mayweather Jr. told police he saw the boxing champion beat his mother last week as the two argued over her new boyfriend, FOX5 reported Monday….A Las Vegas Police arrest report on the incident says Mayweather fought with 30-year-old Josie Harris after she returned from a Thursday night out and he began questioning her about a new relationship.

“Are you having sex with CJ?” she quoted him in the report, reportedly a reference to Chicago Bulls guard CJ Watson.

After telling him “yes,” Harris said Mayweather grabbed her by her hair and repeatedly punched her in the back of her head.

The report says Mayweather threatened Harris, saying, “I’m going to kill you and the man you are messing around with.”

The couple’s 10-year-old son told police he saw his dad “on his mother and was hitting and kicking her,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Police say Mayweather threatened to beat the children if they left the house or called police. Harris was later treated at Southern Hills Hospital for what police said were injuries to her face and arm.

Mayweather, who owns the Las Vegas house where Harris stays with their three children, was charged with grand larceny because he is suspected of taking Harris’ iPhone following the argument. Detectives also recommended the Clark County District Attorney’s Office file a charge of battery domestic violence. A decision on the charge has not been made…..Mayweather surrendered to authorities Friday and was released a short time later on $3,000 bail pending a Nov. 9 appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court.

 

 

 

CJ Watson

May Day=Pay Day

 

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr is still undefeated in 41 fights, two ringside judges scored it 119-109 for Mayweather, while the third had it 118-110.…. all had him winning every round past the second…..if Suga Shane was going to win that fight, then he should have finished Mayweather off early, but he let that opportunity slip away and Floyd Mayweather once again showed why he is the best pound for pound boxer in the sport….everything after round 2 went Mayweather’s way, his quick, precise, accurate- punching power was put on display, and in the end there was no doubt who had won the fight….for boxing fans we are left to wonder if we will ever see the “Money” vs. “Pac-Man” fight……Mayweather, who earned $2,500 in his pro debut 14 years ago, was guaranteed $22.5 million but probably will end up with much more once the final pay-per-view buys are added up. Mosley was guaranteed $7 million, and also had a share in the television revenues.

 

Money vs. Suga

 

Floyd Mayweather

40-0-0(25)

Height 5’8″

Reach 72″

Age 32

 

Shane Mosley
46-5-0(39)
Height 5’9
Reach 74″
Age 38

 

 

Breaking News

Promoter Bob Arum says that the March 13, 2010 fight is off between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquio…….the Mayweather camp wants Manny to do Olympic style drug testing……Pac-Man’s camp says no…….this is only the beginning…..but as for now the fight has been cancelled……tune into Game-Time at 1:00 pst………JB & KB will have more info…..