Floyd Mayweather Jr., campeón welter del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, con dos peleas en 2013, obtuvo una ganancia de 73. 5 millones de dólares y se colocó como el deportista mejor pagado, según la revista ESPN.
El 5 de mayo de 2013, ‘Money’ venció a Robert Guerrero en el MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, en Las Vegas; cuatro meses después, en el mismo escenario, derrotó al mexicano Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez.
En el listado, a la zaga del oriundo de Grand Rapids, Michigan, se ubicaron el portugués Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) y el argentino Lionel Messi (Barcelona), quienes son dos y tres, respectivamente, con ingresos muy similares: 50.2 y 50.1 millones de dólares.
LOS MEJOR PAGADOS DE 2013 (MDD)
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr (boxeo) — 73.5
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Liga de España) — $50.2
3. Lionel Messi (Liga de España) — $50.1
The guaranteed earnings for just one of his fights in 2013 would’ve landed Floyd Mayweather among the world’s top 10 best paid athletes.
But…..Floyd cashed in twice last year, and sits atop ESPN’s rankings of the world’s highest-paid athletes, at a cool $73.5 million.
Mayweather received $32 million guaranteed for his win last May over Robert Guerrero and then broke the all-time record with a $41.5 million guarantee for his September victory over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
After the pay-per-view windfalls and other benefits, Mayweather suggested he made more than $70 million for the Alvarez fight, but ESPN’s list only includes salaries or prize money. Endorsements aren’t included.
Here’s the top 3:
1. Floyd Mayweather, boxing — $73.5 million
2. Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga — $50.2 million
3. Lionel Messi, La Liga — $50.1 million.
Mayweather returns to the ring May 3rd against Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In his last three fights, his guaranteed base purse has been at least $32 million.
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Former WBA Welterweight World Champion and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo spent the afternoon of his birthday speaking with reporters about what he calls the “highest plateau that one can fight on.” Collazo, who turned 33-years-old today, will face former unified world champion Amir “King” Khan in the co-main event of “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” on Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Collazo opened up about his spirituality, work ethic and excitement for this chance of a lifetime taking place in less than two weeks. Below is a selection of Collazo’s thoughts ahead of his fight against Khan. Continue reading
This Saturday night at the Springfield ABC, undefeated and world-ranked Super Middleweight Jerry “The Kings Son” Odom will make his 4th start in as many months when he takes on Edgar Perez in a six round bout on a card that is promoted by Jeter Promotions and RBA Promotions.
Odom is promoted by GH3 Promotions
Odom of Bowie, Maryland is 10-0 with 10 knockouts which shot him up to number-15 by the WBA. He has been picking up the competition as evidenced by his 1st round destruction over Douglas Otieno Okola on April 4 in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Perez of Chicago has a a record of 5-8 with three knockouts.
The combined record of his last 8 opponents is 68-3-1 which includes bouts with Steven Martinez, Jermall Charlo, Anthony Ogogo, Antoine Douglas and his last bout on January 10 with Joel De La Paz.
Tickets are $50 for General Admission and $75 for VIP.
On Friday, May 9, Anthony Caputo Smith will take on Pedro Martinez in a scheduled 10-round bout that will be for the Pennsylvania State Heavyweight title.
The card is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions.
Smith of Kennett Square, PA has a record of 15-2 with 10 knockouts and is a 2-time state title holder in both the Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight divisions.
He won the Light Heavyweight title with a 10-round majority decision over Dhafir Smith. After being stopped by undefeated Seanie Monaghan on the Timothy Bradley – Juan Manuel Marquez Pay Per View card in Las Vegas, Caputo Smith came back to win the Pennsylvania Cruiserweight title with a 10-round split decision win over Tony Ferrante on January 31 at Harrahs Philadelphia. Continue reading
A press conference in Manila on Tuesday announced the details of Featherweight Fury – a championship event with three featherweight world title main event fights to be hosted by The Venetian® Macao on Saturday, May 31 at the Cotai Arena.
The world-class event is headlined by three spectacular featherweight title matchups: four-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE will challenge World Boxing Association (WBA) undisputed featherweight world champion SIMPIWE “V12” VETYEKA; undefeated WBA world featherweight champion NICHOLAS “The Axe Man” WALTERS will defend his title against two-division world champion VIC “Raging Bull” DARCHINYAN; and undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion EVGENY “The Mexican Russian” GRADOVICH, making his third consecutive featherweight title defense at the Cotai Arena, will be battling No. 1 contender ALEXANDER MISKIRTCHIAN. Continue reading
Hall of Famer Mike Tyson’s promotional company, Iron Mike Productions (IMP), returns this Thursday night to Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with another installment of “KO Kings of Tomorrow.”
Florida light heavyweight Rowland Bryant (17-3, 12 KOs takes on Pittsburgh veteran Rayco “War” Saunders (23-22-2, 10 KOs) in the eight-round main event. Bryant is a late replacement for recently injured Dominican light heavyweight Lenin Castillo (11-0, 7 KOs).
After a prolonged absence, 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Alex “El Pollo” DeJesus (20-1, 13 KOs) returns to the ring in a six-round bout against Mexican welterweight Gerardo Pipino Cuevas, Jr. (17-11, 5 KOs), the son of former world champion Pipino Cuevas. Continue reading