So what does Floyd Mayweather do now after his rematch win over Maidana? The number one criteria for Mayweather will be which fighter can bring big PPV’s numbers since the name of the game is big PPV numbers. Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 (September 13, 2014) had sales of 925,000 buys, which is a slight increase over their first fight and so far since Mayweather signed his six fight contract with Showtime; only one of his fight has gone over million, that being his fight with Canelo Alvarez which exceeded 2 million buys. This was considered the highest PPV event of the year but there is a decline in PPV buys with both Mayweather and Pacquiao no longer consider automatic 1 million plus buys by themselves.
By David Martinez / www.dmboxing.com
Gennady Golovkin (31-0 / 28 by KO) added an 18th consecutive knockout to his resume on Saturday night making his Southern California (Carson, CA) debut by knocking out veteran Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1 / 51 by KO) in the second round retaining his WBA middleweight title.
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short videos regarding up coming fights. Here’s a look at Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio WBA middleweight title fight and Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters WBA featherweight title fight, airing this weekend on HBO.
(click onto links below for viewing)
Hey Harold!: Golovkin vs. Rubio (HBO Boxing)
Hey Harold!: Donaire vs. Walters (HBO Boxing)
By Tom Donelson (contributed to DMBOXING.COM since 2008)
Jermain Taylor was facing Australia Sam Soliman for Soliman’s Middleweight IBF title. For Taylor, the fact that he was fighting for a title is miracle. He is being investigated for the murder of his cousin plus he has suffered bleeding from his brain from past wars. As for Soliman, he is one of those good fighters forever at the cusp of the elite fighters but never quite good enough. While Soliman is an awkward fighter, he is one of those older fighters who seems to stay competitive late in his career. Fighters like Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson and Bernard Hopkins continue to win championship late in their careers and so did Soliman.
He came from a fighting family and by the time his boxing career ended in 1971 he was the most beloved British boxer of all time. Only once did he challenge for the world’s title but he dominated the British heavyweight scene for over fifteen years. His popularity soared even more after retirement and eventually the Queen of England knighted him. Sir Henry Cooper was more than just a British fighter. He was a fine example of what British boxing is all about.
Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years.
For my wedding present to David Martinez, along with my congratulations and support, I offer this column.
This is a fight between the strong European power puncher Genedy Golovkin and veteran Marco Antonio Rubio.
Oct. 3 … FRIDAY
At Uncasville, Conn.: Antonio Nieves vs. Ahmed Mahmood, 6 rounds, junior featherweights; Wesley Tucker vs. Justin Johnson, 6 rounds, junior welterweights; Lawrence Blakey vs. TBA, 4 rounds, light heavyweights; Nate Green vs. Jorge Abiague, 6 rounds, junior featherweights; Xian Wei Qian vs. Josh Crespo, 4 rounds, featherweights; Ed Latimore vs. Excell Holmes, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Joe Cusumano vs. Solomon Maye, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Zach Ramsey vs. TBA, 6 rounds, welterweights
At Tampa, Florida (Telemundo): Daniel Lozano vs. Jonathan Vidal, 10 rounds, junior bantamweights; Noemi Bosques vs. TBA, 8 rounds, flyweights
At Madrid, Spain: Michele Di Rocco vs. Ruben Nieto, 12 rounds, for Di Rocco’s European junior welterweight title
I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This started when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask questions about their era to expand my own knowledge. Now I am delighted to bring you boxing trivia on a quarterly basis on my website. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the answers to follow for viewing at the end of each month of posting.
1) The largest purse Joe Louis received in his career was $625,916.00 in what rematch fight?
a) vs. Jersey Joe Walcott
b) vs. Max Schmeling
c) vs. Arturo Godoy
d) vs. Billy Conn ~ CORRECT ANSWER
2) The first title fight that was sanctioned by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) was?
a) Leotis Martin vs. Sonny Liston ~ CORRECT ANSWER
b) Mike Ayala vs. Romeo Anaya
c) Donald Curry vs. Bruce Finch
d) Michael Nunn vs. Curtis Parker