Month: April 2012

25 Apr

‘money’ and cents show at the mayweather gym

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Does “Money” make “Cents” or does “Cents” make “Money?”

Floyd “Money” Mayweather may be slipping. Not only does he show up but an hour late, instead of the usual hour-and-a-half, but the usual 100+ degrees of stifling, unbearable heat in his gym was only at double digits during Tuesday’s media circus. Halfway into the usual routine of blazing mitt work,bag work and occasional chorus of “Hard work! Dedication!” most of us started wondering who Fifty Cents was fighting on the May 5 mega-card in Vegas. At yesterday’s workout, 50c was milking the media while hedging the sweating boxing press for anyone willing to drop a buck on Miguel Cotto against his boy, Floyd. There were no takers.

14 Apr

rios dries out, gains weight

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Rios unable to make weight for title fight with Richard Abril: There were no staredowns, no shoving, no smack talk at yesterday’s weigh-in. The drama – or mystery – centered on the scale, when Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios came in two pounds heavy, at 137. One hour later, after an attempt to sweat out two pounds, Rios re-weighed, only to come in two pounds heavier.