UFC president Dana White has officially thrown his hat into the Floyd Mayweather- Conor McGregor fantasy sweepstakes. White, during Friday's appearance on The Herd, offered to pay $25 million apiece to Mayweather and McGregor for a presumed boxing match. He said the three parties would discuss pay-per-view splits. White's offer comes two days after Mayweather said he would pay McGregor a $15 million base purse to meet him in the ring. White referred to the entire situation as "weird," but claimed he is the only person who could make the fight happen, since McGregor is currently under exclusive contract with the UFC. "I'll tell you what Floyd, here's a real offer," White said. "I'm the only guy
More live boxing is coming to the ESPN family of networks. ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday the launch of the new television series "Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN." The series, sponsored by Tecate, will air on ESPN2 and will be simulcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes as well as streamed on ESPN3. A few of the 2-hour cards, which will generally take place twice per month, will not be available on ESPN2, however, because of scheduling conflicts. The deal includes 18 cards in 2017 (which will air either on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays) and 24 more in 2018. ESPN has an option for a third year of the series. The first card -- fights to be announced -- will take place on March 23 at the
In one of the most despicable, outrageous displays at a boxing event in years, Angel Garcia went on a vile rant in which a riot was prevented only because Keith Thurman is such a classy, decent human being. Thurman will fight Danny Garcia in a WBA-WBC welterweight title unification bout on March 4 on CBS in what should be one of the best fights of the year. Kudos, though, to Thurman for having the type of self-restraint that enabled him to remain cool despite Angel Garcia calling him all manner of racial epithets.