Mayweather vs. McGregor: Final Press Conference (Live at 4pm ET)

By Wil Esco

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor hold their last presser ahead of Saturday’s showdown.

It’s almost here. Today, starting at 4pm ET (although it probably won’t start on time) Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor host the final press conference for their big event this Saturday.

After all the talk, all the build up, all the antics, it’s nearly fight time. But knowing how much both Mayweather and McGregor like to stir the pot, you can probably expect some serious theatrics for the final promotional push for their fight.

Mayweather is obviously, and rightfully, a serious favorite in this bout, but McGregor doesn’t seem to care much about the media and fan perception. He’s completely confident that he’s going to shock the world and become the biggest star combat sports has ever seen (and he certainly will if he can do the impossible).

That said, if McGregor is seriously hoping to win this fight with a Hail Mary left hand he better walk into the ring with a couple dozen rosary beads. Mayweather has taken on at least a half-dozen Hall of Fame boxers who could barely scrape the man, and McGregor has absolutely no professional boxing experience.

Godspeed.

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Cletus Seldin returns Sept 28

By karlfreitag

Star Boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia has announced the return of unbeaten former WBC International silver super lightweight beltholder Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (19-0, 16 KOs) to the ring, headlining the latest edition of the popular “Rockin” Fights” series at
The Paramount, Thursday, September 28th, in Huntington, NY.

Seldin has been inactive since June of 2016 due to various medical issues and a failed drug test, but now feeling 100%, he is raring to go.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the return of Seldin “I am thrilled that Cletus will finally return to the ring. It’s been a long time coming for us, Team Seldin, and all of his fans. I expect Cletus to pick up right where he left off. Make sure you get your tickets early because this will be another sellout at the Paramount.”

The opponent for Cletus Seldin shall be announced shortly. The bout will be contested for 10 rounds in the jr. welterweight division. The remainder of the undercard will be announced soon.

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Joshua-Pulev close for Oct. 28

By Wil Esco

Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev are closing in on an fall fight.

According to a report by RingTV, a source claims that unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is nearing a deal to make his mandatory title defense against the IBF’s No. 1 contender Kubrat Pulev. The two men are said to be putting the finishing touches on a deal that would have them square off on October 28.

The fight is most likely to be held in England, but Las Vegas is still on the table. Joshua also owes a mandatory defense to the WBA’s top rated Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz, but Ortiz looks like he’s going to have to wait his turn for the time being.

Realistically Ortiz poses a much more significant threat to Joshua than Pulev, whose best win since getting knocked out by Wladimir Klitschko has been a split decision over win over Dereck Chisora last year. But maybe that’s exactly why that fight is on the backburner for now.

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Mayweather vs. McGregor: Grand Arrival Press Quotes

By Wil Esco

Check out what the fighters had to say at yesterday’s ‘grand arrival’ in Las Vegas.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER:

“When there’s a fight of this magnitude, it’s all about keeping composure and that’s what I do. I go out there and do my job and let the rest take care of itself. This is huge, the numbers that we’ve been hearing about, they’ve been crazy.

“McGregor is a tough competitor. He’s undefeated standing up. He’s never lost when striking. I know that I’m in for a tough fight. But there is one thing I do know, this fight is not going the distance. No matter what anyone says, it’s not going the distance.

“This is work. This is my job. My job is to fight and compete against the best guys. You know when your body has had enough and this is it for me. I gave my word already about this being my last fight. Once I gave my word to my children, and once I gave my word to Al, I knew this was it. This is a great event. What better way to go out than with a bang?

“I just go out there and fight. I don’t worry about my record. I’ve been blessed with hands and fast feet and a tremendous mind. It’ll all be on display Saturday night.

“A lot of fighters now only want the money. They don’t want to put in the hard work early in their careers. I took the long route and I’ve been here for a while. I just love the sport and competing against the best guys.

“It’s all about the future and building stars. Mayweather Promotions is the future of sports and entertainment. It’ll be a great display this week.

“I’m doing this for myself and my family but I want to give everyone a great show. Everyone deserves a good show. The Pacquiao fight wasn’t exciting enough. That was on Pacquiao, but I have to give the fans a great show this time.”

CONOR MCGREGOR:

“Floyd can talk about whatever he wants to talk about. He can talk any kind of trash he wants, because he’s talking to the new God of boxing.

“I like the move from five to three minute rounds. I feel like I’ve built a solid engine that is going to last me through the rest of my career and help me in the fight. We’ve put in the work. I’ve fought many 12-rounders.

“The Irish are rolling in and whenever we roll in, we take over. It was amazing to see all the Irish fans out today. It’s going to be a great spectacle.

“If people are overlooking my size, power and youth, they shouldn’t be. I’m very confident in those attributes. I believe I’ll knock him out early.

“If you look at the way I fight, I am a fast starter. I come out and bang people right away. With eight ounce gloves, I don’t see him lasting more than one or two rounds.

“I am my own man and I feel I am superior to Floyd. When it comes to Saturday night, he will not be prepared for me.

“I cannot wait to get in the on Saturday night and perform in front of my fans and take my place at the top of this sport.”

FRANCISCO FONSECA:

“We are ready for anything Gervonta Davis will bring. We had a great training camp and I’m in optimal condition to go win that title.

“I am ready and excited to be here in Las Vegas for this great challenge. It’s amazing to have a chance to fight for a world title.

“It’s always been my dream to fight here in Las Vegas. I’m going to start out strong from the first round. If a knockout comes, it comes, but what I do know is, is that I’m going to leave the ring with that world title on Saturday night.”

NATHAN CLEVERLY:

“I just love this place. This is my favorite city on the planet. To fight here in Las Vegas and defend my world title is great. Badou is a top fighter and it’s going to be a tough fight. He’s fighting an established light heavyweight like myself. I’m a two-time champion of the world and he’s going to find out what I’m about.

“I just told him welcome to the division. He’s going to find out the hard way. I’m going to give him a rude introduction to the division and show him how a world champion does it.

“This is an interesting fight with two world class fighters. I’m going to leave here with the victory on Saturday night.

“It’s already a big fight with Badou Jack, but to be part of this event, it’s truly historic. It’s a special feeling.”

BADOU JACK:

“Right now I’m just excited to be here in front of the fans. I can’t wait to put on a show Saturday night. I’m going to knock Nathan Cleverly out.

“This is the best camp I’ve had of my career. I have an amazing team and we’ve worked well together. I’m ready to get in the ring.

“This is the biggest stage you can be on. All my my teammates have been training hard and the whole Mayweather Promotions stable is ready to fight.”

ANDREW TABITI:

“I’m very excited and I’m thankful to everyone that came out here today. This is a great chance for me to shine.

“It’s wonderful to share this card with my Mayweather Promotions stable. We work hard and we’re really up and training hard for this opportunity.

“Steve Cunningham has done a great job in his career, but it’s time for a new face of the American cruiserweights. I’m getting the victory, that’s all there is.”

STEVE CUNNINGHAM:

“I feel a lot younger than my age. I feel great and I’m ready to rock. I do my talking in the ring and I can’t wait to get in there.

“It’s great to be on this stage. It’s my first time on a pay-per-view and it’s amazing. This is a huge fight and it’s a blessing to be there.

“I don’t make predictions but I come to fight and I come to win. You have a young fighter coming to take me down but I’m going to show him what I know.”

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[VIDEO] MAYWEATHER SAYS TERENCE CRAWFORD LESS KNOWN THAN GERVONTA DAVIS; BLAMES TOP RANK’S “OLD WAYS”

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[VIDEO] MCGREGOR RESPONDS TO MAYWEATHER’S “HEAVY” WEIGHT CLAIM; WARNS HIM HE’LL FEEL EVERY POUND

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[VIDEO] MALIGNAGGI REACTS RIGHT AFTER MCGREGOR CONFRONTATION; EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED

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