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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.

Golden Boy’s ESPN debut consisted of Teddy Atlas dumping on matchmaking & California commission

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Golden Boy debuted on ESPN and the theme of the show ended up being all about Teddy Atlas.

ESPN’s brutal weight cutting video package demonstrates the incompetence of the fight industry

Monday, March 20th, 2017

There is a full-blown crisis in combat sports over the issue of weight-cutting, especially in the field of Mixed Martial Arts. Fighters are sacrificing long-term damage to their internal organs. Taking away their money isn’t going to solve this problem.

California State Athletic Commission seeking permission to spend $200,000 more on athletic inspectors

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The California State Athletic Commission is seeking to get permission from the California Legislature to spend an extra $200,000 on athletic inspectors and inspector training.

Boxeo Telemundo and Florida’s boxing commission deliver the crazy on Friday night

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

One of the great things about ESPN’s Friday Night Fights was the fact that on any given card, you could see something totally wild and crazy happen. Friday night’s Boxeo Telemundo delivered one of those surprises.

Jumping from the California State Athletic Commission to running California’s most powerful agency

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Why do so many California politicians obsess over the machinations of the California State Athletic Commission? Because it’s a launching pad to gain future power in other state agencies.

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