Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 to start at 8 p.m. on HBO PPV

floydShowtime Boxing has decided to start the September 13th rematch between WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) an hour earlier at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time rather than 9:00 p.m. like they’ve done in the past, because with the pay-per-view cards being stacked with additional fights, the main events for the cards frequently didn’t come on until after midnight on the East Coast. But by setting the starting time back to 8 pm instead of 9 pm, the main events will come on around 11:00 p.m. Continue reading

Maidana will be wearing Powerlock gloves, says Leonard Ellerbe

Marcos Maidana(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellberbe says that Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) will be wearing MX Powerlock gloves in his rematch with WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) on September 13th. Maidana and his trainer Robert Garcia have been dragging their feet about the glove issue, not saying which pair of gloves that they would be wearing for the fight, and saying continually that they wanted to wear Maidana’s favorite puncher’s gloves. Continue reading

Maidana: It’s difficult to knock out Mayweather because he runs

Marcos Maidana(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) has made up his mind that he wants to come out of the blocks quickly on September 13th and try and KO WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs). Maidana doesn’t want to leave anything to chance in the rematch because he knows it’s not easy to outpoint Mayweather. In fact, Maidana realizes that it’s going to be tough for him to win on points, given Mayweather’s hand speed and boxing ability. Continue reading

Jimmy Graham complains about his steep $30,000 fine for dunking the ball over goal post

graham4New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham was given a huge $30,000 fine for his recent dunking of the football over the goal posts during the Saints preseason game. Graham dunked twice in one of the games, which led to two 15-yard penalties that were levied on the Saints, but that wasn’t the end. Graham then received a big fine of $30,000 for the dunks, and he’s obviously not too pleased about it. Continue reading

Zimmer still not ready to pick between Cassel and Bridgewater as Vikings starter

cassel77Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer still isn’t ready to name a starting quarterback for Week 1 despite the Vikings having already played three preseason games. Zimmer is kind of paralyzed right now in having to decide between two quarterbacks – Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater – where neither of them has established themselves. Continue reading

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