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Boxing: Mayweather to pay medical bills for ailing infant (RingTV/Crave Online)

March 21, 2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is paying the nearly $50,000 hospital bill for a 11-month-old, Austin York, of Gardnerville, Nevada, who born with a rare heart abnormality, according to the fighter's assistant, David Levi, of Mayweather Promotions. 

"I went to go to work this charity event, and I found out that they were raising money for someone in the organization's nephew, who lived somwhere in Nevada," said Levi of the Fight Night charity fundraiser that was organized by UNLV on March 15. "The child had had a heart abnormality and the family had racked up a huge bill at the hospital."

Levi said that the total cost of York's medical bills will add up to "a little more than $49,000."

"The family was unable to afford paying for the three major surgeries that Austin had had since he was born, on May 23, 2011," said Levi.

"When I spoke with Floyd, he tried to swing by the event, and he asked me what the charity was for. I told him, and he said, 'just let them know that I'll take care of all of the medical bills.'"

When former two-time junior lightweight champion, Genaro Hernandez, died on June 7 of last year at the age of 45 following a three-year battle with cancer, Mayweather paid for his funeral in East Los Angeles.

Mayweather (42-0, 26 knockouts) dethroned Hernandez (38-2-1, 17 KOs) as WBC junior lightweight beltholder by eighth-round knockout in October of 1998 for his first crown.

Mayweather,  the WBC's current welterweight beltholder, will rise in weight to face WBA junior middleweight beltholder Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs), against whom he will pursue his eighth title belt over five weight classes on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto- LA Press Conference Highlights (VIDEO)

March 2, 2012

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather On Costas Tonight (VIDEO)

March 2, 2012

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto New York Press Conference 2/28/2012 (VIDEO)

February 28, 2012

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather to fight Miguel Cotto

February 1, 2012

Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will rise in weight and challenge junior middleweight titleholder Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas after the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted 5-0 on Wednesday to grant Mayweather a one-fight license at the conclusion of a one-hour hearing.

"Miguel Cotto is a world class fighter who can never be taken for granted and continues to prove he is one of the best in boxing," said Mayweather, whose long-discussed match with Manny Pacquiao has been put off yet again. "It will be a challenge for me to compete with him at this weight, but this is the type of test I thrive on and gives me the motivation to train even harder. I have no doubt in my mind that my title belt collection will increase once again and Cotto's reign as champion will come to an end on May 5." (MORE>>>)

50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather Call Out Manny Pacquiao CES 2012 (VIDEO)

January 12, 2012

Boxing: Mayweather Avoids Jail Time Until June

January 6, 2012

Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Friday avoided jail time until June 1 in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving an attack on his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010.

Mayweather, 34, had been scheduled to turn himself in Friday to begin serving a 90-day sentence imposed last month.

Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa said she weighed Mayweather's contractual obligations to a fight set for May at MGM Grand in Las Vegas against an as-yet unnamed opponent. (MORE>>>)

Boxing: Ellerbe- After Floyd KO's Pacquiao, 'Marquez 4' Still There

November 15, 2011

Leonard Ellerbe, adviser to WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., doesn't see a reason for Manny Pacquiao to stage an immediate fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Pacquaio won a controversial twelve round majority decision over Marquez. Mayweather plans to fight on May 5 at the MGM Grand, and negotiations for a Pacquiao fight were set to begin, but now the Filipino superstar and his promotional team, Top Rank, are going to pursue a fourth clash with Marquez instead. (MORE>>>)

BOXING: Manny Pacquiao is said to want Juan Manuel Marquez rematch

November 14, 2011

Manny Pacquiao's promoter said Monday that the Filipino superstar prefers a fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez to a super-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"That fight [Mayweather] can still be there for us in November [2012]," Bob Arum told The Times.

That position brought a strong reaction from rival promoter and former fighter Oscar De La Hoya, who helps promote Mayweather and said the 42-0 welterweight champion has already reserved May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for boxing's dream fight. (MORE>>>)

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Jr. aide: No megafight

November 14, 2011

The latest round of negotiations for the potential megafight between welterweight champions Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are over before they have even begun.

Leonard Ellerbe, one of Mayweather's advisors, and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer both told ESPN.com Monday that they were notified that Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank was not interested in coming to the table.

"We have been informed that Bob Arum is not interested in pursuing a fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao at this time," Schaefer said.

Mayweather knocked out Victor Ortiz in his return to the ring after 16 months off in September, and Pacquiao eked out a controversial majority decision against rival Juan Manuel Marquez in their third meeting Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (MORE>>>)

BOXING: Mayweather schedules fight for May 5, may target Pacquiao

November 3, 2011

Boxing adviser Leonard Ellerbe has revealed that WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KOs) intends to defend his belt on May 5 and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has been placed on hold. On September 17th, Mayweather returned from a 16-month layoff to stop Victor Ortiz in four rounds.

Ellerbe told ESPN.com that WBO champion Manny Pacquiao is the main target for the fight. The two sides have tried to negotiate a fight in the past but the talks have fallen apart more than a few times. The biggest issue, which still remains outstanding, is each side agreeing to a random drug testing protocol. (MORE>>>)

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather fight drives PPV buys

October 28, 2011

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz to reclaim a welterweight title on Sept. 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas generated 1.25 million buys and $78.44 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue, Golden Boy Promotions announced Friday.

The 1.25 million buys for the HBO PPV fight, dubbed "Star Power," tied it for third place all-time among non-heavyweight pay-per-views and gave Mayweather his third consecutive one million-plus pay-per-view fight and fourth in his past five bouts. (MORE>>>)

BOXING: Bradley Poised For Stardom With Top Rank

October 7, 2011

Timothy Bradley decided he needed new promoters while driving through the deserted streets of frigid Detroit in a rented van last January.

The undefeated 140-pound champion from the California desert couldn't fathom why he had to defend his title in Michigan's dilapidated, cavernous Silverdome in the dead of winter. He also couldn't understand why his opponent, Devon Alexander, was rolling in a limousine. ''Not that those things matter, but I didn't feel like a champion,'' Bradley said. Eight months later, Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs) has joined industry leader Top Rank, which believes the personable Palm Springs brawler should be a superstar. He'll fight veteran Joel Casamayor on Nov. 12 on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas. He's widely expected to be Pacquiao's next opponent if Floyd Mayweather Jr. again refuses the bout. (MORE>>>)

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