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Finally! Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Sign and Confirm Fight

February 21st, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Ladies and gentlemen, the fight we’ve all been waiting for, has finally been confirmed!

Both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have signed a deal to fight on May 2nd, 2015. TMZ sports is reporting, “the two fighters reached an agreement to get in the ring back in January — and the major issues, including date and location have been set for weeks.”

On Instagram, Pacquiao told his fans, “Finally he sign the contract so the fight is on, this is what im talking about that I sign already before, im just explaining to the fans and to prove that im not lying, i have the fear of the Lord. So this is it! The fight is on fans you deserve it thank you. to God be all the Glory.”

Oop. Pacquiao definitely makes it sound like Floyd was afraid to fight him. Floyd has not responded to the comment.

Either way, we’re sure this fight will be nothing but pure entertainment. Fans have been waiting for a very long for this fight to happen.

Let’s get ready to rumbleeeeeeeeee! Are you team Mayweather or Pacquiao?

Updated: Floyd Says The Fight Has Not Been Made Yet

January 31st, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Floyd responds

 

UPDATED: Well there goes our hopes and dreams.

Floyd just posted the below message on social media.

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally arrived for the fight that we’ve been patiently awaiting for.

According to ESPN, the deal for the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather should be completed within the next few days. The site reports,

The sides have been negotiating what will certainly be the richest fight in boxing history, but no deal has been struck yet. The two fighters met privately for more than an hour on Tuesday in Miami.

“Everybody is doing the right thing,” Arum told the Post on Friday. “We’re looking to complete the paperwork. Everything is moving in the right direction. Hopefully, the next couple of days it will get done.”

One of the issues is that Time Warner/HBO, which has a contract with Pacquiao, and CBS/Showtime, which has Mayweather under contract, need to hammer out terms for a joint pay-per-view telecast, which they did once before for the 2002 fight between then-heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis and former champ Mike Tyson. They have been negotiating the terms.

For years, fans have been patiently waiting for a chance to see these two boxing legends fight. Many believed, Floyd was afraid to fight Manny. He’s been undefeated all of his career, therefore losing to Pacquiao would be a HUGE loss.

The fight is scheduled to take place on May 2nd, in Las Vegas.

UPDATED: Well there goes our hopes and dreams.

Floyd just posted the below message on social media.

 

A $200 Million Deal In The Works For A Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Fight

January 14th, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather makes his love of money no secret. He has posted countless photos on Instagram featuring himself with mound of cash.

So when it comes to making deals with Mayweather you can be sure there will be a high price tag. And now boxer and Mayweather rival Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports there is a deal on the table for a fight between Mayweather and  Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas that could be worth a whopping $200 million!

According to Arum, Pacquiao has agreed to the deal and so have Mayweather’s “representatives.” But Mayweather himself still has to sign off on the agreement.

Under the deal, Pacquiao will take a 60-40 revenue split in which Mayweather would make an estimated $120 million and Pacquiao $80 million, reports Business Insider.

This deal has been in the works for years and it has taken up til now for both parties to tentatively agree on terms. And it seems the time delay may affect the fight’s final revenue. “The fight won’t be as huge as it would have been a few years ago. Mayweather is now 37. Pacquiao, 36, has lost two of his past five fights after not losing a single bout from 2005 to 2011,” reports Business Insider.

But if the fight does generate $200 million, it would be the most lucrative boxing match ever.

Floyd Mayweather Finally Sits Down With LAPD Regarding Earl Hayes Murder-Suicide

December 12th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this week, we told you that Floyd Mayweather was wanted for questioning by the detectives investigating the murder-suicide involving his friend, Earl Hayes. As you may call, it was reported that Mayweather was on the phone with Hayes discussing his wife, Stephanie Moseley’s alleged infidelity prior to storming into the bathroom and killing her.

“We know that there’s a relationship there,” said Detective Scott Masterson. “If he has anything significant to add to the investigation, we want to know.”

According to TMZ, the boxing champ finally sat down with the LAPD for what turned out to be a 2-hour interview to discuss the shooting.

During the interview, Mayweather reportedly told investigators that he was on FaceTime with Hayes Monday morning and that the troubled rapper walked away from the phone and shot Moseley. He confessed to discussing the dancer’s supposed infidelity, but denied riling him up. After shooting Moseley, Mayweather says that Hayes returned to the phone and continued talking. Hayes then began telling the boxer that he intended to shoot himself and Mayweather says that he pleaded with him not to. Unfortunately, his pleas fell on deaf ears.

When questioned by detectives about why Hayes chose to call him, of all people, Mayweather expressed that he and Hayes were best friends and that he was trying to say goodbye.

Floyd Mayweather On Facetime With Earl Hayes When He Shot “Hit The Floor” Dancer; Copes By Going To Clippers Game

December 9th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you yesterday that popular backup and “Hit The Floor” dancer Stephanie Moseley was found shot dead alongside her husband, Earl Hayes, who killed her and then himself afterwards. The two reportedly had been arguing a lot lately and he suspected her of stepping out on him. Hayes was signed to Mayweather’s record label and was good friends with the boxing champion. And according to TMZ, Mayweather was the last person Hayes called before he took his wife’s life and his own.

According to TMZ, sources close to Mayweather say that Hayes called him on FaceTime Monday morning visibly upset and claiming that Moseley had been unfaithful. They claim that Hayes told the boxer that he was going to harm her, and though Mayweather tried to calm him down, it didn’t work. Mayweather wouldn’t divulge what exactly he saw, but those close to him say that he was a witness to what occurred and heard everything and is being treated as a witness in this case. Mayweather is reportedly in shock over the murder/suicide, especially since he reportedly saw a lot of it go down.

Mayweather reposted a picture from former adversary, 50 Cent, which briefly spoke on Hayes and was an olive branch of sorts to Mayweather during this hard time. The rapper and the boxer had been publicly squabbling on social media for months on end. This was all that he posted after yesterday’s events:

#repost @50cent

A photo posted by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on

 

Later on in the day, Mayweather was spotted out and about, deciding to get out of the house and free his mind at an L.A. Clippers game. He can usually be found courtside at games for both the Lakers and the Clippers, and last night he appeared in his seat, eyes covered in dark shades. He was snapped conversing with different Clippers players throughout the night, including Chris Paul, but for the most part, he wasn’t his usual cheesing, money-flashing self.

This is definitely a sad turn of events, and to witness anything like that has to be horrific. Prayers continue to go out to all those involved in this tragedy and their loved ones.

 

Mayweather Defends Posting Ex-GF’s Abortion Documents On Social Media: “She Asked Me To Help Her Become Famous”

November 26th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last September, the ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather, Shantel Jackson, emotionally announced that she would be suing the boxing champ.

“I have tried everything I could and have given Floyd every opportunity to do the right thing. Unfortunately, he has refused every opportunity to make things right. It is with a heavy heart that I finally realized that the only way to set the record straight and to achieve justice for what he has done to me is through the filing of this lawsuit,” she said during a press conference.

In her suit, Shantel made several complaints against Floyd including assault, battery and invasion of privacy. She also expressed embarrassment over his decision to publish  her medical documents and sonogram on the Internet while claiming that she aborted their twins.

According to TMZ, Floyd recently responded to Shantel’s lawsuit by requesting that several of her claims be dismissed. One claim in particular that he is hoping to have thrown out is that he violated her privacy when he published her medical documents. According to Floyd, they were in a high-profile relationship, so he didn’t really violate her privacy.

“At age 37 I am an undefeated boxer. I have been the world champion in five different weight divisions,” Floyd began his argument before alleging that when he met Jackson, she asked him to “help her become famous.”

He went on to argue that once the two got together, he used his fame to build her up in the public eye, which resulted in them becoming a celebrity couple. According to his logic, this caused the public to become interested in every aspect of their relationship—including their breakup. As a result, he says that he felt he needed to take to social media to inform fans why things ended.

“Both parties are public figures. Abortion is a public issue,” his filing continues. “A public figure involved with another public figure in a public relationship can expect publicity, not privacy, about why it ends.”

A judge has yet to rule regarding his request, but it will be interesting to see how this all unfolds.

Floyd Mayweather’s Son Recalls Abuse, Tells USA Today Dad Is “A Coward”

November 20th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Floyd Mayweather’s son and his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris have just divulged rather damning details of life with the 37-year-old boxing champ to USA Today – not as though The Money Team leader has such a great rep these days anyway. It’s no secret Floyd put his hands on Josie when the pair was a couple, in fact he spent 90 days in jail for it, but the sad details she shared along with her son, Koraun, who talked about being locked in his room when his dad put his hands on his mother and calling the cops to make him stop are truly heartbreaking. Check out the excerpts below.

Josie on she and Floyd not having a relationship outside of him picking up the kids occasionally

“(It means) I don’t have to take a Xanax before he comes, otherwise I will be sweating bullets. For some reason I still get anxiety when I know that he is on his way. I have no idea why, but I get really overwhelmed when I know that I have to be around him.”

On Floyd beating her on six different occasions

“I was a battered woman. I felt embarrassed about saying I was a battered woman. I felt shame. I felt like it was my fault. What did I do? I didn’t understand what a battered woman was at that time. Now I know I was in a very dysfunctional, hostile relationship and a victim of domestic violence.”

On Floyd seeing his relationship with women as ownership

“When I was in it I didn’t realize that. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are my only friend, we are a ride or die team,’ and now I am like, no, I shouldn’t have been isolated from my family and friends. (There were) the threats. After he would do something that would be inappropriate, feeling like he could make it up by buying me a pair of shoes and a handbag.”

“When he is comparing women to cars … it is gross. I wonder when he lays his head on that pillow at night, does he ever think about ‘you know I have got an 11-year-old beautiful little girl that is going to grow up and start dating men. Do I want her to start dating men like me?’

“I wonder, does he ever question himself?”

On whether she misses the lifestyle that came along with dating Floyd

“Yeah, I would like to have a private jet. I have only got one car but it fits all of us, it gets us around. It is a nice, safe vehicle, and I wouldn’t trade going back into an abusive situation to be able to fly on private jets and run around with Hermes bags and nice shoes. I would rather be barefooted, on the beach, in a tent.”

Her advice to Ray Rice’s wife, Janay

“I would definitely want to just tell her, to please, please, educate (yourself). What it is that is keeping her in that relationship, make sure it’s worth it. Because if they don’t get the proper help together, then the chance of it happening again is very high.”

Even after Josie and Floyd were no longer in a relationship, the abuse continued. Josie said Floyd was unhappy she was dating a new man and came to her house twice in one night to question her. Initially, the two argued and Josie called the cops who made Floyd leave. But around 4 am he returned and began screaming at her, grabbing her hair, reading text messages between her and NBA player C.J. Watson, and eventually kicking and punching her so much so she had to be treated at the hospital. Kouran, she said is the one who saved her from the abuse that night and he told USA Today as much.

Kouran on letting his dad in the house the night of the altercation

“(My dad) said to lock my door and stay in my room. I sat there and thought about what I was going to do next. Just for like a minute. So I ran and I tried to go through the front door to go to the (security) gate. But then his friend (james McNair) came through the door and blocked off the stairway for me to go through. Then I went back into my room and locked the door and then ran back out my bathroom and then hopped over the gate and went to the main entrance gate. I just told (the guard) that my mom was getting hurt and to call the ambulance and the police.”

On his dad refusing to admit he abused his mom

“He is a coward.”

Check out the full interview here.

Las Vegas Police Tell Club Owners Not To Let Floyd Mayweather Inside

November 1st, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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The Las Vegas Metro Police Department are not fans of Floyd Mayweather. According to TMZ, the police department has contacted multiple strips clubs and told them NOT to let Mayweather in their venues.

Strip club owners are being told this because he apparently sexually harasses the strippers once inside.  One law enforcement source told TMZ, “He [Floyd] goes in and pulls a ‘Do you know who I am’ and does inappropriate things with some of the women.”

However most of the club owners TMZ contacted are claiming they never had a problem with Mayweather. Floyd is also denying all allegations. What do you guys think? Are the police starting trouble with Floyd for no reason? Or is there some truth to this rumor?

A Financial Waste Or Good Investment? 10 Expensive Ways Celebrities Spend Their Money

October 28th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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It must be real nice being a celebrity that makes millions a year. Some act as if the money will never end–and kudos to those who can keep it coming. While us regular folks need to budget in order to keep our homes in order, it never gets old to hear about crazy spending sprees. Check out these celebrities and how they waste their money. Guess if you got it, you got it?

Tasha Robinson-White Recounts The Lessons In ‘Floyd-ology’ In “Right Hand To The Champ”

October 10th, 2014 - By Rachael Devaney
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Right Hand to the Champ: 13 Lessons That Changed My Life is Robinson-White’s first book, and with portions of it encapsulating her 12-year working relationship with her former boss, she had questions about how it would be received by her former boss, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather. But with his blessing and support, Robinson-White said it felt great to be able to “write the truth” about her life, and “learn and grow” through her experiences.

“Writing my story allowed me to learn a lot about myself. It was therapeutic and I was able to share my thoughts and show how I have evolved as a person,” Robinson-White said. “At the end of each chapter, I tell about the lesson I learned from each experience and everything that I went through in my life, from working with Floyd to maintaining my family, I have become the woman that I am today – and I’m proud of that.”

Prior to working for Mayweather, Robinson-White was quite established in her own right in Atlanta, assisting Ian Burke and Laface Records. Throughout the years, she was given much responsibility and helped nurture the careers of groups like TLC and Outkast, as well as singers like Usher and Toni Braxton. While the memoir covers two decades of Robinson-White’s career, the media mogul told Madame Noire that the underlying message of the book is to “just tell the truth.”

“This book is my most authentic truth about my experiences. I didn’t hold any punches, and I didn’t sugarcoat anything,” she said. “I was honest about my dealings with Floyd and I talk about when he made mistakes, when I made mistakes and when we made mistakes together. But this memoir also tells about how I learned from those mistake and I want people to learn to address their issues and grow from them.”

Pre-sales for Right Hand to the Champ begin this Friday, with print and digital versions set to be released in November.

MadameNoire: Where did you start your career in the entertainment industry?
Tasha Robinson-White: My career started in the 1990s in Atlanta. I always knew from a very young age that I wanted to work in the entertainment business and while I was attending Spelman I started assisting Ian Burke at Laface Records as an intern. At the time Laface was making major moves in the industry and I was rubbing shoulders with some of today’s most influential entertainment executives and they showed me how to be a boss in this industry. I was a hard worker, I took direction well, and I had a creative, and unique style. People trusted me and they actually gave me a chance to show creative ideas. I was also a people person, I wasn’t afraid to talk to anyone, or address anyone and I was approachable. That is really important in this industry.