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Unusual anxiety about the biggest “money” fight ever not selling out in advance

Friday, August 11th, 2017

There’s a chance that the Floyd Mayweather fight with Conor McGregor may not be sold out come fight time and Mayweather’s camp is sending mixed signals in public about it.

Conor McGregor proves to be Floyd Mayweather’s lifeline to the IRS

Monday, July 10th, 2017

We knew money was the root of Floyd Mayweather’s motivations in fighting Conor McGregor. What we didn’t know was what role Uncle Sam and the IRS played into the equation.

The spin stops here: ESPN underachieves with Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn drawing 3M viewers

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

The Manny Pacquiao/Jeff Horn fight on ESPN drew less than three million viewers. It bombed… but you wouldn’t know that reading the spin from ESPN and other sports media sites proclaiming that it was ESPN’s best boxing rating in a decade.

ESPN’s telecast of Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn was the clearest warning to UFC not to leave Fox

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

ESPN’s telecast of the Manny Pacquiao/Jeff Horn fight from Australia gave UFC every warning sign possible not to jump ship from Fox Sports.

Golden who? ESPN labels Bob Arum, Top Rank “the NFL of boxing” and recycles Al Haymon spin on exposure

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Four months ago, ESPN decided to play footsie with Golden Boy. Now they’ve turned on a dime and are going all-in promoting Bob Arum’s Top Rank.

Here comes the “Floyd Mayweather is an ungrateful moocher” narrative from boxing brokers

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Joe Tessitore made an unannounced appearance last night for Golden Boy’s fight in Frisco, Texas at the Ford Center. He spent time on television bashing Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming fight with Conor McGregor as a mooching moment.

The over/under on PPV buys for Mayweather-McGregor is 5 million. Take the under – barely

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The over/under prop bet on how many buys Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather will attract on PPV is 5 million. This is not as insane as it first looks.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor set for August 26th at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match is booked for August 26th at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

A new report’s claim of median age of 49 for UFC viewers is flawed but potentially good news

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

A new Nielsen study commissioned by Sports Business Journal reviews that your average sports fan watching conventional TV is at least 40 years old and that UFC fans are nearly 50 years old. So now what for the 18-to-34 year old demographic?

Report: Oscar De La Hoya shuts the door on California hosting Canelo vs. Golovkin fight

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Reporter Marco Villegas claims that Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya has narrowed down the venue options for the Canelo Alvarez/Gennady Golovkin fight to either Las Vegas or Dallas. California is reportedly out of the picture.

Put up or shut up time for California in recruiting the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

The state of California has been talking big for the past year about recruiting a fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Now that a date has been set for September 16th, it’s put up or shut up time for California.

Spike TV drops PBC; what’s next for Al Haymon and the major athletic commissions?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Spike TV has dropped Al Haymon’s PBC programming. Boxing reporters claim that more television networks will do the same. What’s next for the future of PBC and boxing programming on cable television?

The legal war in Kansas over Al Haymon’s hedge fund money heats up

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

A partial victory for defendants today in Kansas state court fighting off a shareholder derivative lawsuit to claw back money that hedge funds set aside for Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions project.

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