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Floyd Mayweather chooses Marcos Maidana even though Amir Khan won poll

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced via his Twitter account Monday that he will be fighting Marcos Maidana next, which goes against his word.

Back on Feb. 3, Mayweather said on Twitter that he would be holding a poll where fans could vote on his next opponent. Mayweather touted the poll by saying he would “let the fans decide”:

That seemed to be a bunch of hooey because Mayweather is not the kind of person who lets anyone dictate his business. Sure enough, he was full of crap.

Khan won the poll by nearly 5,000 votes, but Mayweather still announced he would be fighting Maidana:

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Madiana and Mayweather are scheduled to meet on May 3, which is a typical weekend for Floyd to fight. They will likely fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which is where Floyd always fights.

I’m not at all surprised that Floyd chose Maidana considering he’s the better opponent. I’m actually more excited about this fight than a Floyd-Khan bout. I just wanted to post this to remind you that Floyd is full of crap and that you shouldn’t fall for his social media gimmicks (you know, like when he tells you how much money he won on sports bets without sharing how much he’s lost).

Shantel Jackson supposedly broke up with Floyd Mayweather over all his side girlfriends

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Shantel Jackson supposedly broke up with fiance Floyd Mayweather Jr. a few months ago, and the reason has to do with Mayweather’s side girlfriends.

Media Take Out reported that Shantel Jackson, whom Floyd calls “Miss Jackson,” broke up with the boxer because she wants him to be more faithful.

As we’ve pointed out in the past, Mayweather has said that men should be allowed to have as many girlfriends as they want so long as they can support them all. Mayweather has multiple girlfriends at a time — side chicks as people call them — though Miss Jackson has been his main girlfriend and the woman to whom he was engaged. But she apparently grew tired of all his drama with other women and wanted him to be more faithful.

MTO says Shantel wanted Floyd to give up the side girlfriends, or at least most of them, in order to get married, but he wouldn’t agree to it because he wants to be able to have multiple side chicks. Floyd supposedly even offered to marry Shantel without a prenuptial agreement — meaning Miss Jackson would have been able to receive half of what he’s worth in case of divorce — so long as she let him have multiple side girls, but she wouldn’t agree to those terms.

I don’t necessarily know if Floyd would have agreed to a deal like that, but I can believe he tried hard to get Miss Jackson back. The two have been on and off for a while, but Floyd has usually made her his top priority.

You may recall that there was a lot of drama between the two last year. Floyd and Shantel broke up last year, and Floyd was getting pretty heavy into another girl from his entourage, Princess Love. Princess left Floyd for Ray J, and Floyd insisted in an interview with Howard Stern that he and Miss Jackson were still engaged. That was back in September. It’s been five months since then, and it sounds like the engagement is off.

Not only do we have this report saying the two are apart and that it’s because of Floyd’s side chick demands, but Miss Jackson’s Instagram activity also has suggested that she is single. When women start posting more and more sexy photos of themselves, as Miss Jackson has been doing, it’s generally a sign that they’ve recently become single. They post the sexy photos to 1) boost their self-esteem by receiving likes and compliments on the pics 2) make the ex feel jealous 3) potentially attract new suitors.

Shantel even shared this note on her Instagram account this week, right before MTO’s report came out: (head to page 2 of the story to see the rest)

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Floyd Mayweather Jr: I did not bet $10 million on Broncos in Super Bowl

Floyd MayweatherA rumor began floating around the internet last week that Floyd Mayweather Jr placed a $10 million bet on the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl. If the rumor was true, Mayweather would have lost a ton of money on Sunday night. However, the undefeated champion insists that was not the case.

“Congratulations Seattle Seahawks for winning the Super Bowl!” Mayweather wrote on Instagram Sunday night. “For the record, I did not bet $10 million on the Broncos. As a matter of fact, I didn’t bet at all. I can’t control what rumors that are put out there. Good or bad publicity keeps me relevant. The only thing I would bet $10 million on is myself. From the looks of my record, I’m a guaranteed win!”

Mayweather also wrote on Twitter that he would have bet on the Seahawks if he did place a wager.

Had the Broncos won the game, I guarantee Mayweather would not have taken the time to squash the rumor. We have seen Floyd win plenty of money and lose plenty of money on games in the past, but there have also been several phony rumors about bets he never made. He usually bets a few hundred thousand at a time, not several million.

As a side note, I find it difficult to believe that Mayweather didn’t bet on the game at all. That doesn’t sound like him. What bet did you really lose, Floyd? Over? Under? First half line? Let’s see the real ticket.

Adrien Broner: I’m the closest thing to Floyd Mayweather

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Is there anyone who thinks more highly of Adrien Broner than Adrien Broner? Probably not.

Broner is close friends with Floyd Mayweather and considers the undefeated boxer his mentor and brother. The feelings seem to be mutual based on what Floyd has said in the past, but Broner took things a little too far in some comments he made over the weekend.

Appearing on Showtime’s set for the Lamont Peterson-Dierry Jean fight last Saturday, Broner proudly exclaimed that he is the closest thing to Floyd Mayweather. His comments rubbed boxing fans in completely the wrong way, mostly because Floyd is undefeated while Broner already has one loss, which puts them worlds apart in terms of achievement.

But what exactly did Broner mean by “closest thing to Mayweather”?

If by his comments Broner meant close in terms of friendship, he might be right. Or if he meant that he’s the closest thing to Mayweather in terms of the way he’s made himself a controversial figure in the sport, I could buy that. But the way Broner said it, it seemed like he was talking about the total package, which would include skill, ability, marketing, fame, etc. And after losing to Marcos Maidana, Broner does not belong in the same boxing conversation as Floyd.

Mayweather has never been owned in a fight the way Broner was. Never.

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Amir Khan waiting on Floyd Mayweather to sign contract for fight

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Amir Khan has been tabbed as the likely next opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr., and the Brit says he has even signed a contract for the fight. The only problem is he is waiting on Floyd to sign the deal.

“I am the one who signed the contract, I’ve signed my part of the contract, they’ve not signed theirs,” Khan told the Daily Mail. “If he wants to fight Amir Khan then he should sign it.”

Mayweather is scheduled to fight on May 3 in Las Vegas, but his opponent has not yet been announced.

Earlier this month, the Khan-Mayweather fight was said to be a done deal, with an announcement likely to come in the near future. It’s been weeks since then, making us wonder what’s going on.

In recent weeks, Floyd has been on a publicity campaign. He took a shot at Manny Pacquiao in his “Christmas card,” and then he took shots at Pac-Man, Khan and Marcos Maidana, all of whom are considered to be his potential opponents.

Is Floyd balking at signing his contract with Khan because he is exploring the possibilities of fighting Maidana or Manny? I think he is just waiting for the right time to sign the deal and make the announcement. All of his recent crap talking over social media has helped build some buzz around his next opponent, so it’s natural for him to make an announcement soon. I think the delay is just a matter of timing.

Floyd Mayweather gave Shantel Jackson enough diamonds to sink a cruise ship

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Remember those rumors over the summer about Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his fiancee Shantel Jackson breaking up? Floyd has since said publicly that the two are still together and planning to get married. On Friday, he gave us an example of a picture being worth a thousand words.

In this instance, the items in the pictures are worth millions of dollars. Mayweather posted two photos on Instagram of the massive diamonds he bought for Jackson. On her right hand, Jackson was sporting a 25 carat yellow diamond ring and a 50 carat yellow diamond bracelet. This was on her other hand:

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Floyd Mayweather jabs Manny Pacquiao, Marcos Maidana and Amir Khan on Instagram

Let the Floyd Mayweather Jr. crap talking commence.

Mayweather (or whatever assistant runs his Instagram account) spent part of Christmas posting photos on Instagram mocking his potential opponents.

There was this photo of him knocking out Amir Khan.

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“Just imagine what Amir “Con Artist” will get if his name gets picked in the Mayweather sweepstakes,” the caption said.

Khan is likely to be Mayweather’s next opponent for his May fight.

Then there was this photo of him deckin Marcos Maidana in the face:

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