The boxing world paid tribute to former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier after the warrior whose toughness resonated with fight fans and non-fight fans alike died at the age of 67.
‘The world has lost a great champion. I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration. My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.’
Muhammad Ali, who had three memorable fights against Frazier
Back in 1974 the famous 'Rumble in the Jungle' was one of Don King's first ventures as a boxing promoter. After promising both Muhammad Ali and George Foreman a cool $5 million to fight, he had to find a way to get the money.
The news comes only weeks after Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum confirmed that discreet talks with the Mayweather camp, through fellow promoter Don King, fell through when Mayweather demanded a $100m purse.
Showtime’s video highlights from the final press conference between Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga. Having put up with Mayorga’s trash talking for the duration of the build up, Cotto finally snapped and refused to face-off for pictures with the Nicaraguan loudmouth. Instead telling him to pose for pictures with his mum, who strangely was in attendance at the Vegas presser yesterday.
Mike Tyson is at it again, spoofing himself for the laughs council at Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die website. In this hilarious clip Iron Mike sits down with film critic Leonard Maltin and gives him hell about the upcoming Academy Awards, like ‘Is it going to be Marky Mark by himself or is he going to have the Funky Bunch with him?’ and ‘Kings Speech, Don King, I ain’t see that sh*t’. Check it out…
The videos from Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga’s New York press conference last month, featuring Mayorga doing a lot of finger pointing and disrespecting while Cotto looks on ominously and Steward is cracking up beside him.
Both fighters kept it brief with Alexander stating, ‘I’m at 120 per cent, this is what I’ve been waiting for since I was seven years old.’ And Bradley simply coming back with, ‘I’m ready to fight.’
Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga got into a shoving match yesterday at the Puerto Rico press conference for their WBA light-middleweight title clash on March 12.
The pair were in Cotto’s home country to sell the fight to the Puerto Rican audience, who usually get behind their fighters and deliver good pay-per-view numbers, and volatile two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga took the opportunity to antagonize the home crowd in trademark fashion.