Shoutout to @AndreSOGWard. We hope he gets his legal issues with his promoter resolved soon, so we can see him back in the ring. Andre Ward is the #2 P4P boxer in the world and he’s in his prime, but we haven’t seen him in the ring since November of 2013. Hopefully 2015 will be a better year for the lineal Super Middleweight Champion.
The demand for @GGGpromotions in #Cali is far more than what @HBOboxing expected. The Stub Hub Center only has ‘standing room only’ tickets available for $27.00.
➡️Fans: what’s your predictions for GGG vs Rubio?
Legendary cut man, Rafael Garcia retires from boxing at the age of 85. Garcia has been the man in charge of wrapping Floyd’s hands and handling his cuts since 2001.
Now at 85, he has decided that it’s time to retire and enjoy life.
"I gave him thanks to him (Floyd) after the fight because I quit boxing, but thanks to him I am where I am," Garcia said.
"I went on vacation to Miami and when I came back I spoke to him and thanked him very much. It has been a pleasure to be with him, but I’m going. I want to enjoy life."
Was Marcos Maidana better off with Alex Ariza as his strength and conditioning coach? Or with Rober Garcia’s “old school” approach? You be the judge:
➡️ Maidana vs Broner (with Ariza): 964 punches thrown. 269 punches landed.
➡️ Maidana vs Mayweather 1 (with Ariza) : 858 punches thrown. 221 punches landed.
➡️ Maidana vs Mayweather 2 (without Ariza) : 572 punches thrown. 128 punches landed.
Without Ariza’s strength and conditioning regimen during his camp, Maidana threw almost 300 fewer punches and landed about 100 less punches in the rematch with Floyd Mayweather. How much did Ariza’s absence have to do with it? Or was it just simply that Mayweather fought differently in the rematch?
Canelo has expressed the desire to take back Mexican holiday weekends such as 5 De Mayo weekend and Mexican Independence Day weekend from Floyd Mayweather in 2015.
Recently @GoldenBoyBoxing’s CEO @RealOscarDeLaHoya told BoxingScene.com: “I have orders from Canelo. He wants to fight on May [2nd] and I, as his promoter, have to get him a fight on these dates [he requests].”
Floyd Mayweather had this response for Canelo and Golden Boy: “I mean, Canelo can fight on that date. He can fight in Mexico on that date.”
@FloydMayweather: “I just want to be able to communicate with anybody that I work with. Once people start making power moves without communicating with me, then I think it’s time for us to move our separate ways. I mean, I’m glad the fight is over with, but I think when May comes around and you guys see All Access in May, I’ll have a totally new team and probably a totally new staff. We may make a lot of changes in my team, but Al Haymon ain’t going nowhere.” Floyd told FightHype.com.
Floyd also mentioned that his regular cut man Rafael Garcia might have left his camp. And that he and Mayweather Promotion’s Leonard Ellerbe are growing apart.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum speaks on the possibility of Mayweather vs Pacquiao: “Based on the willingness of both networks wanting to do a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight as I understand it from them, they have agreed on a format to do it. They have agreed at the highest level,” Arum stated, “We have spoken to Showtime [who represent Mayweather] and we have spoken with HBO [Pacquiao]. We have not spoken with anybody on Mayweather’s side. We understand from the Showtime people that they have talked to the Mayweather side.”
➡️I think it’s great that @HBOboxing and @ShoSports are willing to work together on a Pacquiao vs Mayweather PPV. The only problem now is that @FloydMayweather has already stated that the only way he’d fight Pacquiao is if the PPV was on Showtime and Pacquiao signed with Mayweather Promotions. Asking Pacquiao to sign with Mayweather Promotions is laughable. Floyd has never asked this from any of his opponents, and it just looks like another excuse from Floyd as to why he won’t fight Pacquiao.
While in Vegas for the Mayweather vs Maidana 2 weekend, the 140 lb king @DannySwiftGarcia mentioned to reporters that he was looking forward to making bigger fights than a ‘Lucas Matthysse’ rematch, and that he would be moving up to 147lbs.
If #DSG moves up to 147lbs for his next fight. Who would you like to see him fight next?
Sources have reached out to @BoxingFanatik to inform us that Rosado (21-8, 13KOs) vs Kirkland (32-1, 28KOs) was originally going to take place on #BKB PPV at 160 lbs for Rosado’s BKB Middleweight title. Both fighters were offered larger fight purses by BKB than what they’re going to be making on HBO. However, Kirkland did not feel comfortable fighting Rosado at 160 and his team turned the fight down. Instead, James Kirkland agreed to less money on HBO in order to get @KingGabRosado down to 156lbs.
There’s no doubt that this fight is going to be a “Fight of The Year” candidate. We just hope the extra weight cut won’t effect Rosado’s performance in the ring. #BoxingFanatik
#WhatIfWednesday. Mike Tyson, in my opinion is the rawest boxing talents I’ve ever seen. In his prime, Tyson had it all: speed, movement, power, aggressiveness, combinations, defense, intimidation, and the list goes on.
So here’s the question: What if @MikeTyson had been an Al Haymon fighter? How different would his career had been or ended? We all know Al Haymon loves to protect his fighters and their “0”. Would @MikeTyson had ducked fighting Evander Holyfield? Would Mike be marketed as the #TBE? Sound off Boxing fanatiks!