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On June 20th, the flashy Adrien Broner who has been a champion in multiple weight classes will be going up against one of the top ranked welterweight contenders out there in Shawn Porter on NBC. The Premiere Boxing Champions will showcase the two Ohio natives will be fighting in Vegas to increase their odds of one day being the heir to the throne of boxing that is currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr. In anticipation of the fight, I asked Shawn Porter what we should expect from him. Check out his response below. Will Adrien Broner have a response?

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao Promo

The fight of the century is near. No matter how long it took this fight to get off the ground, it is finally coming. On May 2, Showtime and HBO will both broadcast the end all be all legacy fight between the undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and the ferocious Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. The atmosphere in Vegas and around the world will be electric once the bell officially sounds. Mayweather and Pacquiao are the two best pound for pound pugilists of this era. Below is the first promo released for the upcoming mega fight. My fight predictions will come closer to fight time. Stay tuned. Who do you think will win?

Floyd Mayweather Jr Fight Options

I don’t write too many opinion pieces but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. New Years Day joke aside, I do want to wish everyone a Happy New Years. Whether you already celebrated, am currently celebrating, or recovering from your celebration by the time you read this, be safe. 2013 was a good year for boxing and 2014 could possibly be even better. Floyd Mayweather Jr is one of the more polarizing sports personalities. You either love him or you hate him. I happened to have been following his career for many years. I have posed a few options below and quite the idea for Mayweather’s next three fights. With the self proclaimed moniker “Money”, Floyd is the guy that everyone wants a piece of. I mean even Bernard Hopkins who fights at a weight of 175 lbs to that of 147 lbs for Mayweather. Here are my options for Floyd come 2014.

May 2014 (Amir Khan) – This one is currently being speculated  and Amir is the leading candidate for Mayweather thus far. Khan has tremendous speed in his hands and although this is a fight that has its fair share of doubters due to Khan’s popularity here in the states along with his recent fight history,  he does present a challenge to Mayweather  and Floyd would have to adjust to a fighter who may be just as fast if not faster at this stage of his career. Khan is a popular U.K boxer and typically Floyd would use Cinco de Mayo weekend to fight a boxer with roots in spanish speaking countries.

September 2014 (Marcos Maidana) – For the Saturday before Mexican Independence Day why not fight the man who recently defeated your protege Adrien Broner. Maidana is from Argentina, which is the largest spanish speaking nation in Latin America. This fight would now sell for multiple reasons. Marcos Maidana‘s fighting style, culture, recent beating of Broner, and confidence to do the same to Floyd  would sell this fight. Floyd seeking vengeance, or perhaps just proving that there is only one “Money” Mayweather is all he’ll need to bring to the fight. Mayweather knows how to sell. Originally I had a rematch with Miguel Cotto but he could possibly be in a fight in June which would more than likely prevent him from fighting just three months later.

January 31, 2015 (Manny Pacquaio) – Although this comes off as a typical list, this fight for January hypothetically would have major implications. January 31st is the Saturday right before the Super Bowl and marketing 101 tells you that a huge boxing match featuring a “still” undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr going up against his court of public opinion’s appointed rival would be associated with the Super Bowl somehow directly. Though it would be a blockbuster fight in January of all months, a PPV of this magnitude during Super Bowl weekend would be unprecedented and generate a ton of money. Another aspect to a potential fight could be that it takes place on CBS instead of Showtime PPV. With the Super Bowl taking place on NBC, what a way to not only market successfully in accordance with the Super Bowl, but while also creating a boxing Super Bowl that possesses the ability to buy commercial time. In 2015, the NFL Super Bowl will be taking place in the desert of Arizona, while this fight should take place within the desert of Nevada. There could be a few similarities between a potential fight on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, and the Super Bowl itself. I could also see a potential fight in January belonging to Amir Khan over in England as the NFL is establishing their brand a lot more within London.

Once again, the ideas above are all opinion and these are not guaranteed Floyd Mayweather Jr fights nor do I have any knowledge of  the boxers that he and his camp are thinking about.

Floyd Mayweather Jr Interview

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In just two days, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr puts his undefeated record on the line as he takes on Robert Guerrero in what is sure to be an explosive fight this weekend. Check out my interview with the self proclaimed “king of boxing”.

Everyone wants to fight you in this sport no matter their weight class. Guys like Pacquiao, Alvarez, Sergio Martinez, and so on. Why do you think guys from lower and higher weight classes want to fight you? Does this help prove the case that you are the best pound for pound fighter in the world?

For one, everyone wants a chunk of Mayweather money. Everyone knows that when you fight me, that is undoubtedly the biggest payday of any fighter’s career. And two, everyone wants to try to be the one guy to beat me, but we all know that isn’t happening. Forty-three have tried and 43 have failed.

You’re a boxer but you’re also an “entertainer” with a brand. Why do you think that so few boxers can establish a brand like yourself?

I am not just any fighter. I am a promoter. I am a businessman. I am an entrepreneur. I have my own style, and I am the best in the sport. All of that makes for an unbelievable brand.

You are one of the most polarizing figures in sports. People either love you or they hate you. How do you deal with the “hate” portion from boxing and non boxing fans?

I don’t pay attention to the critics and haters. If I let that get to me, I wouldn’t be doing this anymore. I have built my legacy with the support of my fans and followers. They have been there for me since the beginning and I appreciate that. As for the haters, they are still paying to watch me fight, so I have to thank them for that.

What can we expect out of you from your new unexpected mega deal with Showtime/CBS?

You can expect a whole new level of exposure for Floyd Mayweather and The Money Team. The programming they are rolling out for my May 4 fight is unbelievable and I am just really looking forward to being a part of the SHOWTIME/CBS Family.

Last year you faced some obstacles which helped contribute to yet another long layoff from the sport of boxing. How do you still stay motivated and committed to the sport of boxing year in and year out?

Boxing is what I do. It is my life and I have been doing it as long as I can remember. It is second nature to me, when I get in the gym, that is all there is…hard work and dedication no matter what is going on anywhere else. I am one hundred percent committed to preserving my legacy and being known as one of the best to ever lace up a pair of gloves.

Some would say that Robert used borderline illegal bully tactics against Berto. What do you expect from Robert come May 4th?

I expect a tough tough fight. Guerrero has wanted this fight for a long time and it was because of his determination, that he got it.  He is a champion and is going for glory in the biggest payday of his career. He deserves the shot, but that is all it is going to be…a shot. 

You are now back training with your father, How does he being back impact life in the gym?

 My father taught me the foundation of my boxing skills, and we are really getting back to the basics in the gym. Hard work and dedication. Family is so important to me and it is great to have my dad, uncles and extended family day in and day out in the gym. 

What is your diet regimen like when you’re training? People are interested in how you maintain such great shape.

I eat a lot of lean proteins, but I mostly stay in shape just by working it in the gym. I spend about 5 hours a day in the gym or running. That is how you stay in shape.

When Floyd Mayweather’s career is all said and done, what legacy would you hope you’ve left behind? What would boxing be like without a Mayweather fight?

 I want to be known as the greatest of all time. Right now, I am the sport of boxing. People want to see me fight because there is no one else like me. There are some good up and comers, especially the fighters we have under the Mayweather Promotions banner, but the sport revolves around when I fight and luckily fans have a lot more Mayweather coming up.

Your boxing skills are second to none and you are a master technician. What advice can you give to boxing hopefuls who are hoping to make a career out of prizefighting?

 This sport is all about hard work. If you don’t have it in you to work harder than you have ever worked in your life, than this sport isn’t for you. You have to leave it all in the gym every single day because there are hundreds of other guys doing that and then some.

I wish you all of the best in the fight and I appreciate you taking the time to do the interview with us at Blended Entertainment. Is there anything that you’d like to say to your fans, the readers, and Robert in preparation for your May 4th battle?

Thanks. Just tune in May 4, you will be happy that you did.