Floyd Mayweather’s September 17 welterweight title clash with Victor Ortiz generated buys from 1.25 million homes according to official figures released today by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions.
It seems it was more karma than a Floyd Mayweather sucker punch that ended Victor Ortiz’s title defence aspirations on Saturday night in MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. The boxing world has been split in opinion over Mayweather’s knockout blows that evening while Ortiz, having just apologised for an earlier headbutt, naively had his hands down and thought a ring break was still on.
In a new regular weekly column we will be speaking to people in the world of boxing to review the past week’s news, fight action and crazy incidents. First up in the neutral corner is WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch.
MAYWEATHER KO WAS STREET
Having been invited to join Steve Bunce and Andy Kerr in the Primetime studios for the independent broadcaster’s coverage of Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz, WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan gets some of his analytical expertise on the matter filed early.
WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez and challenger Alfonso Gomez both made weight ahead of their title clash on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
There was a huge crowd turnout for WBC welterweight champion Ortiz who weighed in at 147lbs on the button, and hometown fighter Mayweather was roundly booed when he took to the scales to be recorded at 146.5lbs.
Mexican sensation Saul Alvarez and Alfonso Gomez came together for their final press conference on Tuesday at ESPN Zone in LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles.
The pair, who clash on September 17 for the WBC light-middleweight title as the chief support for Mayweather vs Ortiz on the split-site pay-per-view show, were joined by promoter Oscar De La Hoya to look ahead to the fight.