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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Calls Out Manny Pacquiao to Fight May 5th

It’s funny how Floyd Mayweather Jr. can spend so long coming up with excuses not to fight Manny Pacquiao, but now that he’s ready for the bout, he’s going out of his way to make Pac Man look bad.

Floyd issued a call out to Pacquiao over Twitter Tuesday, saying “Manny Pacquiao I’m calling you out let’s fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see.”

Maybe Floyd’s doing that because he really wants the fight, or maybe he’s doing it to change public perception. Remember, Mayweather was the one who was, in the words of Michael Irvin, making brothers look bad with all the ducking. He took his sweet ass time coming out of retirement and he let Manny take many more hits before finally challenging him.

Even if Floyd is just trying to win a PR game at this point, at least he appears to want the fight. Bob Arum on the other hand is coming up with every excuse possible to keep the two from fighting. He has been one of the biggest reasons the fight has not taken place. He may be the reason it does not go down May 5th like it should.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won $333,333 Betting on Alabama

The oracle that is Floyd Mayweather Jr. added to his fortune by betting $400,000 on Alabama over LSU in the National Championship Game. Floyd’s wager appears to have been made halftime. We also learned that he’s not very good at math.

If you read his tweet, Floyd says he made $400,000 on the game, but that’s not true. He wagered $400,000 and won $333,333. Any experienced bettor knows you don’t wager in round numbers like Floyd because of the juice. Floyd is proving that he just wants to throw pretty numbers at the teller, regardless of what awkward looking figures it yields. But hey, if he’s winning, who can argue?

Picture Credit: Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Reportedly Likely to Fight Robert Guerrero or Canelo Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather Jr. somehow managed to talk the judge into postponing his jail sentence so that he could fight on his scheduled May 5th date. Despite the injustice, that seemed like good news for fight fans — Floyd and Manny Pacquiao could finally face each other after all. Or not.

Several people, including most notably Oscar De La Hoya, have been saying that Bob Arum is not interested in having Pacquiao face Floyd. The promoter’s latest excuse is that Pacquiao won’t be able to start sparring until April 1st when a cut on his face heals, leaving him with too little time to prepare for a May 5th fight.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, is pushing for a fight with Mayweather to please boxing fans. He told PhilBoxing.com that he is meeting with Bob Arum, and that he’s prepared to tell his promoter that he wants to face Floyd over anyone else.

But Arum has too many excuses.

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Floyd Mayweather Gets a New Bentley (Pictures)

It looks like Floyd Mayweather Jr. is doing everything he can to entertain himself before he gets locked up for 90 days. Floyd has been working overtime to keep his Money image strong this week. He tweeted over $854k worth of winning sports betting tickets Wednesday. Later in the evening, he shared pictures of a Bentley that he “just picked … up.” Knowing Floyd, he may have just rented the car for the night and is trying to look cool. Or knowing Floyd, maybe he needed the grill encrusted in diamonds before picking it up.

Photo Credits: Floyd Mayweather on Twitter

Floyd Mayweather Has Won $854k Betting on Sports Since Christmas Eve

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is notorious for betting millions on sports. He reportedly bet and won over $1 million on the Patriots to beat Tim Tebow and the Broncos. Since then, he seems to have cashed in big, though we don’t know how much money he’s lost because he hasn’t posted those tickets.

Floyd went on a tweeting spree Wednesday to show off his gambling exploits. According to the tickets Floyd posted on Twitter, he has won at least $854,000 betting on sports since Christmas Eve.

Here’s the recap of his winning bets:

12/24 Won $347.8k on 49ers -1.5 vs. Seahawks (won 19-17)

12/27 Won $136k on Purdue -1 over Western Michigan (won 37-32)

12/28 Won $38k on Texas -1 in the first half against Cal (won 7-3)

12/30 Won $31.5k on Bulls +0.5 first half against Clippers (won 57-51)

12/31 Won $72.7k on Auburn +1 first half against Virginia (won 28-17)

1/2 Won $27k on Houston -3.5 in first half vs. Penn State (won 24-7)

1/3 Won $200K -4.5 on Bama basketball vs. Georgia Tech (won 73-48)

Here’s a look at all his winning tickets:

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Victor Ortiz’s Boxing License in Question After Saying He Tried to Break Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Nose

Victor Ortiz’s Nevada boxing license is in question after the fighter admitted he intentionally tried to break Floyd Mayweather’s nose with a headbutt, Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports.

Pugmire reported on his Twitter account that Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, will not license Ortiz to fight until he explains his nose breaking comments.

Ortiz told Radio Rahim of Max Boxing, “I was trying to break [Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s] nose, 100%, because he nailed me 16 times with his elbow on my right eye, which made me close my eye. I kept telling [referee Joe] Cortez about the elbow. He kept saying ‘keep fighting Victor, keep fighting.’

“My eye gets closed, so I unleashed the headbutt. Yeah it was wrong, it was very wrong. But given the fact that I had asked the ref to keep an eye on that, and I told him ‘elbow’ … you want to get dirty, I got dirty.

“For that, I started feeling bad, and that’s why I gave Floyd a hug. They got me to feel human in the ring, and I when I felt human, I paid for it.

“If I’m going to headbutt you, I’m going to break your nose next time,” Ortiz said.

Ortiz will likely be summoned to speak at the Commission’s next meeting on January 11th. Victor is scheduled to face Andre Berto in a rematch on Feb. 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here is a video of Ortiz’s interview that got him in trouble:

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Reportedly Made $1 Million Betting on Patriots Over Broncos

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s gambling exploits are legendary. The man says he wins and loses millions on a given betting weekend. From the sounds of things, he was mostly up a few weeks ago.

Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says Floyd bet $1 million that Tim Tebow wouldn’t have a prayer against the Patriots in Week 15. The Pats rolled to victory 41-23, easily covering the 6.5-point spread.

This is good news for Floyd. Now he can afford to pay his $2,500 court fine for domestic violence. With bets like this, he also should be able to afford payments on his $300,000 Mercedes and $50,000 customized iPod.

We all know I’m just bitter because Doc Brown had the Broncos plus the points.

Thanks to Deadspin for sharing the report.