Though the initial barrier to entry for a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match has been conquered, it appears that crossing the finish line may prove to be the most difficult hurdle. That is according to one insider that has considerable insight into the fight. Showtime Sports Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza recently spoke with Yahoo Sports’ Chris Maddox, giving his perspective on where the potential fight currently stands. He has an insider’s knowledge, as Mayweather was under contract with Showtime prior to retiring nearly two years ago. “The biggest battle in Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was both guys really thinking that the other wanted to do it. That part has happened
It’s been less than a year since the world lost boxing champion Muhammad Ali and Laila Ali lost her father to a 35-year battle with Parkinson’s disease - but Laila is content that he’s is in a much better place. “I’m really excited about a project I’m doing with T.J. Maxx, called The Maxx You Project,” she continued.
LONDON -- Unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin will bypass a quick June return in his home country of Kazakhstan and instead look forward to trying to finalize a blockbuster fight in September against the winner of next week's Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight, K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler told ESPN on Wednesday. Golovkin, who eked out a decision win in a hard fight with Daniel Jacobs on March 18, had been close to a deal to fight middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders on June 10 at a 40,000-seat soccer stadium in Kazakhstan as part of the country's Expo 2017, one of Golovkin's sponsors. According to Loeffler, the combination of Golovkin getting