Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Opens TMT Boxing Academy in Russia

By Yuri Tarantin, photos by Alexander Kolesnikov/AllBoxing.Ru

Retired former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., 40 years old, has officially opened up a boxing gym 'The TMT Boxing Academy' in Zhukovka, Russia.

floyd-mayweather-russia (5)

Last week, Mayweather declared himself "out of retirement" to fight Conor McGregor and demanded the Irish mixed martial arts champion commit to a crossover bout in June.

floyd-mayweather-russia (10)

"I'm not ducking or dodging anyone," American Mayweather told British media. I'm only coming out of retirement for one person and that's Conor McGregor. We don't need to waste no time. We need to make this ... happen quickly. Let's get it on in June."

floyd-mayweather-russia (7)

McGregor has been challenging Mayweather, who retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record, to a fight for months.

The two sides have yet to reach terms and have a number of major hurdles to overcome.

floyd-mayweather-russia (4)

Mayweather has asked for a guaranteed $100 million to make the fight happen, with $15 million going to McGregor, while UFC president Dana White has talked of $25 million to each plus pay-per-view money.

floyd-mayweather-russia (8)

McGregor, the biggest pay-per-view draw in mixed martial arts, is contracted to UFC and the organization would have to approve any fight. White recently started that he wouldn't block the fight from taking place and he believes t he contest will happen.

floyd-mayweather-russia (9)

The pair will also have to agree to a format which Mayweather insisted would be straight boxing.

"We cannot mix up the rules and regulations because I'm the A side," he said. "He called me out. You call me out, then, we have to go by my rules.

"If I called you out then we'd have to go by your rules. It's always boxing."

floyd-mayweather-russia (6)

The pair have done their part to drum up interest, exchanging a number of verbal barbs at public appearances.

Mayweather reiterated his claim that McGregor was all talk and no action.

"Conor McGregor, stop ducking and diving Floyd Mayweather. Tell the UFC to let's make this fight happen. I don't want the UFC to look bad."

floyd-mayweather-russia (1)

floyd-mayweather-russia (2)

floyd-mayweather-russia (3)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxinghead530 on 03-16-2017

[QUOTE=champion4ever;17509366]Now I see you would rather engage in a pissing match with me but I don't do pissing matches because my intellectual prowess just might show you up. I just state the facts that's all. However I do enjoy a…

Comment by champion4ever on 03-16-2017

[QUOTE=boxinghead530;17509297]Dude wtf are you talking about. We had a dialogue going so whats your issue. What did you say that you thought I'd catch feelings. Lol Dude you are weird. I know most Floyd fanboys catch feelings if you dont…

Comment by boxinghead530 on 03-16-2017

[QUOTE=jmrf4435;17509247]Not a trump supporter, I just don't need partisan entities telling me how to judge other groups. The DNC is a complete hoax[/QUOTE] You call the dnc a hoax but you are not a trump supporter? Lol ok guy

Comment by siablo14 on 03-16-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;17509164]That was funny.[/QUOTE] That boy been funny all night.

Comment by boxinghead530 on 03-16-2017

[QUOTE=champion4ever;17509272]I did that because, I don't know if you are or not but on average most boxing fans on here are extremely sensitive. They tend to have very tender hearts, when it comes to someone critiquing their favorite fighters; To…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (49)
Top Headlines Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto - CompuBox Punch Stats Imre Szello Stops Toth To Retain WBO Regional Belt in Hungary Pacquiao Aims To Make Statement, Prove He's Still in Top Form Breazeale Ready To Replace Fury - Fight Parker on Late Notice Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised Team Fury: Hughie Suffered Lower Back Injury, Not Medically Fit Amir Khan To Keith Thurman: Forget Porter, Fight Me! Kazuto Ioka Shines To Retain WBA Belt, Tapales Wins By TKO Billy Joe Saunders Not Impressed, Vows To Expose Khurtsidze Photos: Oscar Valdez Beats Miguel Marriaga in a Grueling War Photos: Jermell Charlo With BRUTAL Knockout of Charles Hatley Photos: Martin Murray, Gabe Rosado Nearly Brawl Over Scores Photos: Shawn Porter Drops, Mauls Andre Berto For TKO Win Photos: Avtandil Khurtsidze Crushes Tommy Langford in Five Photos: Arthur Abraham Defeats Krasniqi To Secure WBO Shot Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8, Copper Box Kevin Lerena vs. Sergio Ramirez at Emperors Palace Anthony Joshua Sees No Reason To Fight in U.S. To Raise Profile Gilberto Ramirez Ready For Golovkin Next: Just Send The Contract! Jermell Charlo: Jarrett Hurd Took My Brother's Title - We Can Unify Keith Thurman: Porter Fought His Way To Earning a Rematch Carlos Castro Stays Undefeated with Decision Over Palacios Oscar Valdez Drops, Decisions Miguel Marriaga in Tough Fight Joseph Parker's Promoter Does Not Believe Hughie Fury is Injured Gilberto Ramirez Dominates Max Bursak To Retain WBO Title Shawn Porter Stops Andre Berto in Nine To Earn Thurman Shot Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermell Charlo Knocks Charles Hatley Unconscious In 6th Round Parker's Promoter is Furious: Hughie Fury Claims He is Injured! Shakur Stevenson Makes Pro Debut, Beats Brito in Five Rounds Serrano Stops Santana; Becomes 5-Division Women’s Champ Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - CompuBox Historical Review Jessie Magdaleno Destroys Adeilson Dos Santos in Two Rounds Magdaleno: I'm Hungrier Now, Holding This Belt For Many Years Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury is OFF - Confirms WBO President LIVE Top Rank Tripleheader Results From StubHub in Carson
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement