Mayweather will receive a record $41.5 million guarantee for the Alvarez fight, according to Leonard Ellerbe.
Mayweather’s guarantee for the Guerrero fight was $32 million, netting Mayweather $73 million for 2 fights in 2013. According to sources, Showtime will pay Mayweather over $200 million for 6 fights total. If Floyd wins the next 5 fights (including Alvarez), he will be 49-0 as a professional fighter. Only fighter with a record similar in boxing history is Rocky Marciano who went 49-0 thru his career with no defeats or ties on his record.
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject’s life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America’s controversies over race, religion, and war. From Kartemquin Films – makers of such acclaimed documentaries as HOOP DREAMS and THE INTERRUPTERS – and Oscar-nominated director Bill Siegel (THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND), THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience.
Boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez meet on Sept. 14 in one of the biggest sporting events of the year. And they’ve invited the ALL ACCESS crew along for the ride. From the harsh reality of training camp to jet setting in luxurious private planes, ALL ACCESS Mayweather vs. Canelo offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of two of the best fighters in the world. Premieres Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME. Read More
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe sets the record straight on the contracted catch weight of 152 pounds for the impending marquee matchup. Ellerbe takes it a step further and reveals how Team Mayweather’s thus far unbeatable strategy begins in the boardroom, long before the pound-for-pound champ even hits the gym.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-earning athlete in American sports for the second straight year.
The boxer is projected to make $90 million in 2013 according to Sports Illustrated’s annual list released Wednesday. Miami Heat star LeBron James is a distant second at $56.5 million.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees vaults into the rankings at No. 3 at $47.8 million thanks to a new contract signed before last season. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is fourth at just under $47 million.
Tiger Woods is fifth with $40.8 million, his lowest spot since SI started the list in 2004. He was No. 1 through 2011.
The top 50 include 25 baseball players, 13 basketball players and eight football players, with no female athletes for the fifth consecutive year.
The estimates combine salary, winnings and endorsements. Checkout top 10 list of earning athletes after the jump. Read More
Last Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBC welterweight champion and pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather kept his undefeated record intact, scoring a unanimous decision 117-111 against mandatory challenger and multi-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.
Will Floyd fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez next in September?