Manny Pacquiao defeats Adrien Broner, Ask for rematch with Mayweather

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Manny Pacquiao earned an unanimous win over Adrien Broner on Saturday night in front 13,025 spectators inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judges scored the fight 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112. “I feel so happy because I did my best in the fight and in training. Thank God…

Floyd Mayweather earns $9 million in Japan, Flexes with winnings

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Floyd Mayweather earned a reported $9 million following his knock out bout with kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition fight on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, Japan. “It was all about entertainment. We had fun,” Mayweather said, per ESPN. “I’m still retired. I don’t look forward to coming back to…

Mayweather to face kick boxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa in December

TOKYO, Japan — Floyd “Money” Mayweather announced that he will exit retirement once again to fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, Tokyo. Both Mayweather and Nasukawa camps held a news conference on Sunday night [Monday night Japan time) that was streamed worldwide…

Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin in 7th round to retain titles

LONDON, England — Anthony Joshua (22-0, 20 KOs) knocked out Alexander Povetkinways in a seventh-round stoppage win on Saturday night, in front of a crowd of close to 80,0000 at Wembley Stadium. “I’ve got my knockout streak back and I found my right hand again,” Joshua said. “Alexander Povetkin is a very tough challenge. He…

Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin by majority decision

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Canelo Alvarez claimed a majority decision victory to take the unified middleweight world championship from Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night before a sold-out crowd of 21,965 at T-Mobile Arena. Judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld scored the fight 115-113 for Alvarez, and Glenn Feldman scored it 114-114. “I showed my victory…

Floyd Mayweather announces rematch with Manny Pacquiao?

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Floyd “Money”Mayweather says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao will take place this year — in a post on Instagram Saturday, with the caption, “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way.” Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) made about $220 million from his May…

Boxer Curtis Harper leaves ring at opening bell of heavyweight bout

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Curtis Harper lost his heavyweight bout against Efe Ajagba in unusual fashion. Efe Ajagba (6-0, 5 KOs), 24, a 2016 Nigerian Olympian was scheduled for a six-round bout with Curtis Harper (13-6, 9 KOs), 30, of Jacksonville, Florida, in one of the televised bouts on the Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox…

Anthony Joshua set to face Alexander Povetkin in September

LONDON — Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said Wednesday that he will move to finalize a fight between Joshua and the dangerous Alexander Povetkin, according to ESPN. The fight will take place Sept. 22 or Sept. 29 at one of London’s major stadiums, Wembley, Twickenham or London Olympic Stadium. Photo Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather, Lionel Messi Top Forbes’ 2018 List of Highest-Paid Athletes

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Forbes Magazine has named boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. the highest-paid athlete in the world for the fourth time. Mayweather topped the 2018 list with total earnings of $285 million, followed by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi ($111 million) and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ($108 million). Here is a rundown of the top 10:…