It’s good to know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows how to relate to the everyday person. Of course, we all want to cheer him, now that he has money-shamed Conor McGregor. In the latest chapter of the mildly scintillating verbal feud between McGregor and Mayweather, Mayweather offered his latest reason for why he won’t fight McGregor: McGregor doesn’t have enough money: So according to Mayweather, it’s not cool to dream, yearn or aspire for anything too great. Yes, according to Mayweather, you have to already have A LOT OF MONEY before you can want more. So if you work at McDonalds, don’t even try to get a job at the Apple store; according to Mayweather, you can only go work for Wendy’s. There’s
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.
Since promoter Richard Schaefer founded Ringstar Sports in June, he has concentrated on signing top amateur boxers, mainly 2016 Olympians, to begin building his stable. On Friday, though, he went for an established veteran -- former heavyweight and cruiserweight world titleholder David Haye. Schaefer and Haye announced they have formed a 50-50 partnership called Hayemaker Ringstar and will promote cards mainly in the United Kingdom, but also with an eye on the United States. The deal also means Schaefer is coming on board to co-promote Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) in his much-anticipated heavyweight fight March 4 against British countryman and cruiserweight titleholder Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs), who is moving up in weight, at the O2 Arena in London.