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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Allegedly Threatened Security Guards with Guns

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. allegedly threatened security guards at his Las Vegas home, the Las Vegas Sun reports, and no, this is not a repeat of the five previous stories we’ve reported here at LBS. Money Mayweather was charged with misdemeanor harassment for threatening guards who ticketed his cars on the street. This is not a joke.

According to the complaint, the incident took place in October when two security guards cited a couple of Mayweather’s cars parked outside his mansion. Mayweather supposedly then threatened the guards saying “My homies have guns. If you want me to call them, they’d come over here and take care of you.” He also allegedly said “These are my f**king cars. Don’t touch my f**king cars.”

At this point we can either conclude that Floyd is a giant jerk with no respect for security guards, or his homeowners association is doing everything possible to get him kicked out of the community. Seriously, let’s just look at his list of infractions:

The evidence against Floyd pretty much points to him being a jerk. It’s truly sad that he keeps getting into trouble (even if this is just a charge dating back to October). The only thing that could help him redeem his public reputation is by returning to the ring. Hopefully he follows what his uncle says by returning this summer.

Norm MacDonald Bets $25,000 on Manny Pacquiao to Win $3,125

Comedian Norm MacDonald has a relatively new show on Comedy Central. One of his first bits with Blake Griffin was fantastic, and this wasn’t bad either. McDonald decided to bet $25,000 on Manny Pacquiao to beat Shane Mosley Saturday evening. The only problem is he’ll only make slightly over $3,000 if he wins the bet. Last time we were looking at boxing odds like that, it was one of the biggest kicks to my LBS nuts ever (you can read that story here). As for MacDonald’s skit, check it out below:

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Manny Pacquiao Does Not Think Floyd Mayweather Jr. Wants to Fight

Manny Pacquiao said on Tuesday what anyone who follows boxing could have already told you: Floyd Mayweather Jr. does not want to fight him. Pac Man is preparing for his Saturday bout on Showtime against Shane Mosley while Floyd hasn’t fought in just over a year. Incidentally, his last opponent was also Mosley.

Speaking with a few media members at the MGM Grand, Pacquiao was asked about Floyd. He tried to deflect the questions saying “I don’t want to talk about Mayweather’s issues. I’m the kind of person where I don’t want to talk about him behind his back.”

When asked about whether it’s better for the sport for the two to fight, Manny said that was the case “but I don’t think he really wants to fight.”

Originally I blamed Pacquiao for not submitting to the drug testing Floyd proposed believing that Manny should follow through if he didn’t have anything to hide. I still believe that’s the case. However, I’ve been convinced by Floyd’s lack of action that he really is not interest in fighting Pac Man. There’s no other way around it. The only good news is that Floyd may be returning to the ring this summer. When that happens we can finally discuss the potential dream fight again.

Roger Mayweather: Floyd Will Probably Fight by End of Summer

While Manny Pacquiao is fighting Shane Mosley next weekend and already making plans to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has remained retired. Floyd however was present ringside for the Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto fight suggesting he was doing some scouting. Making it sound even more likely that Floyd will be returning to the ring is what his uncle Roger Mayweather said in an interview with Da Truth Boxing.

In the interview, which takes place in a casual setting on the couch, Mayweather (who also serves as Floyd’s trainer) says his nephew will likely fight by the end of the summer. He didn’t mention opponents but suggested it would be a matter of money (no surprise for Floyd, of course). Roger said that Floyd plays basketball and is an athlete, so getting into shape shouldn’t be a problem. He also discussed the Mosley-Pacquiao fight and repeated the notion that Mosley should be drug tested like he was for his bout with Floyd. He also questioned Manny Pacquiao being scared of needles by pointing out all the tattoos he has.

The interview features a ton of NSFW language and Roger is less intelligible than Brad Pitt in Snatch, so I won’t bother posting it. If you want to check out the video, head over to our friends at Black Sports Online who brought the video to our attention.

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel (Video)

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday evening and talked shop with the affable host. Pac Man was promoting his CD “Sometimes when we touch” featuring Dan Hill, as well as his upcoming May 7th fight with Shane Mosley. Here’s a video of Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live in case you missed it:

Pacquiao explained that his visit was mostly because he wanted to continue a good superstition. Part of his pre-fight routine is appearing on Kimmel’s show which he did last year while debuting his singing skills. Pacquiao actually sang Sometimes When we Touch last year and that led to his pairing with Hill for the CD.

The best part of the interview was when Kimmel busted Manny’s chops about his cologne. Pacquiao had a cologne called “MP7″ which represented the amount of weight classes where Manny held a title. Kimmel asked Pac Man what he’d do if he won a title in another weight class, and Manny said they’d come out with MP8. Sure enough, Manny won another title and they released an MP8 cologne.

The interview was light-hearted and enjoyable, and it was another opportunity for Manny to promote his album. Now about his singing skills … I’ll let you judge that for yourself.

Tom Zbikowski Passes Second Drug Test, Will Have Suspension Lifted

The sports world was shocked Tuesday when we learned that Baltimore Ravens safety and part-time boxer Tom Zbikowski tested positive for marijuana after his fight Saturday. Zbikowski won his bout to improve to 4-0 in his career, but the positive drug test was out of character for him since he’s never tested positive before. Making matters more bizarre was that four other fighters on the same Thackerville, Oklahoma card tested positive for marijuana.

I don’t recall hearing about so many fighters testing positive for the same drug on the same card, so needless to say this was odd. Zbikowski moved quickly to try and clear his name and he took a second drug test today. He reportedly passed the second test and will have the suspension lifted.

No surprise, Zbikowski’s manager vouched for him saying after the positive test “Tom has high moral character. Tom’s body is a temple. He was very hurt that this stain goes on his reputation with these allegations going out there unchecked until he’s able to have his test cleared.”

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Victor Ortiz: Marcos Maidana Is Not in my Class, Not Champion Material

Victor Ortiz, LBS’ favorite sombrero-wearing solider, recently beat Andre Berto to win the WBC welterweight title. Ortiz looked so impressive in the fight it’s made people wonder who he’ll fight next. Selcuk Aydin is the WBC mandatory challenger but his promoters probably have something bigger in mind.

Andre Berto was thought to be in the mix for a shot at Manny Pacquiao which was ultimately awarded to Sugar Shane Mosley. Since Ortiz beat Berto, he could be next in line to fight Pac Man. Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was ringside for Ortiz-Berto could be a possibility if he decides to make a return to the ring. Maybe even a rematch with Andre Berto could be appealing. But a fight we know won’t happen is a rematch between Ortiz and Marcos Maidana.

Ortiz is 29-2-2 with his most recent (and significant) loss coming two years ago against Maidana. Ortiz knocked Maidana down three times but lost by TKO in the 6th. He also says the two aren’t in the same class. When asked about a Maidana or Berto rematch on On the Grind’s Boxing show via Boxing Scene, Ortiz laughed.

“Maidana? That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard. I honestly had a fluke, off-night that night. Maidana isn’t anywhere near the caliber fighter I am nor Andre Berto. For anyone who can ask a question [like that] is a slap in the face to both Berto and myself.”

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