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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been released from a Las Vegas detention center after serving two months of a three-month sentence for a domestic violence conviction, a detention center official said early Friday.

Latest Stories Bryan Armen Graham: Mayweather, in what could be last fight, proves he's better than everupdated: Sun May 06 2012 06:12:00

LAS VEGAS -- He is boxing's greatest heel since Jack Johnson, the undisputed king of convincing people to pay to watch him lose.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Miguel Cotto to remain undefeatedupdated: Sun May 06 2012 05:43:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr. had his nose bloodied midway through the fight, but maintained his poise to remain undefeated and claim the WBA junior middleweight title from Miguel Cotto. Round-by-round live blog: Mayweather vs. Cottoupdated: Sun May 06 2012 00:47:00

LAS VEGAS -- Welcome back, Blog readers! We're at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (again) for a Floyd Mayweather fight (again) that is not against Manny Pacquiao (unfortunately, again). Mayweather's opponent tonight will be Miguel Cotto (37-2), the WBA junior middleweight champion regarded as one of the top-ten pound-for-pound fighters in the world. A few housekeeping notes before we get started

Mayweather fights to keep winning streakupdated: Sat May 05 2012 21:23:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Floyd Mayweather before his big fight Saturday night against Miguel Cotto.

Boxer Mayweather's undefeated record on line in bout with Cottoupdated: Sat May 05 2012 21:23:00

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s fans and critics will find out Saturday night if he's still "Money" -- his nickname -- and still undefeated, when he takes on WBA super-welterweight champion Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas.

Face Off: Mayweather/Cottoupdated: Fri May 04 2012 20:40:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto sit down with Max Kellerman to preview their May 5 fight.

Cotto sure he'll topple Mayweather; betting, boxing worlds not so certainupdated: Fri May 04 2012 20:40:00

Miguel Cotto says he will beat Floyd Mayweather -- "no doubt" -- but don't expect him to dance around the gym, making it rain and running his mouth about it. Chris Mannix: Mayweather's allure begins, ends with aura of perfectionupdated: Fri May 04 2012 16:44:00

LAS VEGAS -- Sometime next week Floyd Mayweather will cash a check for something in the neighborhood of $32 million. Later, when all the pay-per-view buys are counted, he will deposit another check -- and another, and another -- pushing his total purse for Saturday night's fight against Miguel Cotto (9 p.m. ET, HBO PPV) to well over $35 million. Just another day at the office for Mayweather, the most financially successful athlete in sports. Chris Mannix: Underdog Cotto brimming with quiet confidence ahead of Mayweather fightupdated: Wed May 02 2012 16:03:00

Back in 2006, Top Rank kicked around the idea of matching two of its brightest young stars: Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto. Mayweather, at the time, was coming off the biggest win of his career, a one-sided destruction of Arturo Gatti. Cotto was undefeated and in the middle of a two-year reign as junior welterweight champion.

Pacquiao: God told me to retire -- but not yet updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 02:00:00

Like St. Augustine's prayer "God make me chaste - but not yet," Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao's personal conversation with God may not lead to his retirement anytime soon.

Is the 'Linsanity' hype caused by race?updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 23:31:00

In the frenzy over the sudden phenomenal success of Jeremy Lin -- known as "Linsanity" -- there's been some talk of race. Floyd Mayweather Jr., the famed boxer, caused controversy when he said the other day, "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise."

Doubt surrounds Pacquiao-Mayweather dateupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 05:29:00

An eagerly-anticipated clash between two of the greatest boxers of the modern era looks likely to happen this year if the two camps can compromise on a date.

Mayweather tells Pacquiao: Let's get it on updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:59:00

The fight boxing fans have long been clamoring for has moved a step closer, with undefeated Floyd Mayweather challenging Manny Pacquiao to a showdown on May 5 -- but will it happen?

Nevada judge delays Mayweather jail time until after May boutupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 22:49:00

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't have to report to jail on a domestic violence conviction until June, after a Nevada judge acceded Friday to a defense request to push back the date until after a May bout. Bryan Armen Graham: Top 10 boxing stories of 2011updated: Tue Dec 27 2011 14:39:00

1. Floyd Mayweather enthralls and frustrates with equal measure. Mayweather remains as dazzling as he's ever been in the ring -- and as exasperating as he's ever been out of it. Such is the maddening duality of the welterweight champion who has never been in serious trouble in any fight, much less been defeated. He outclassed Victor Ortiz in a September title bout -- the best 147-pounder in the world not named Manny Pacquiao -- badly mistreating him with right-hand leads for three rounds before Ortiz saw red and committed a heinous foul. That's when Mayweather took rugged individualism to a new level and flattened his opponent with a one-two combination that Ortiz never saw coming. A cheap shot, but a legal punch. Fans cried foul, but the dearth of protest from within boxing was telling. The Mayweather enigma took a dark turn in December, when he was sentenced to 90 days in jail following his guilty plea on a 2010 domestic violence charge. Who knows what the next 12 months will

Boxer Floyd Mayweather sentenced to 3 months for domestic violenceupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 20:09:00

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced to serve three months in jail and fined $2,500 Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident, according to court officials and CNN affiliate reports.

Mayweather hints at May showdown with Pacquiaoupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 17:19:00

Floyd Mayweather has hinted that his long-awaited showdown with Manny Pacquiao could take place in May next year. Chris Mannix: Kirkland vs. Angulo, Pacquiao's next opponent and moreupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:31:00

There are words we, as writers, are guilty of overusing. Genius is one. Electrifying is another.

Champion Khan seeks showdown with elusive Mayweatherupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 06:33:00

He has met the United States' former First Lady, and an audience with Barack Obama awaits, but the American that world champion boxer Amir Khan really wants to face next is proving a bit more elusive.

Khan eyes Mayweather boutupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 06:33:00

British boxer Amir Khan tells CNN's Don Riddell about his ambition to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. Bryan Armen Graham: Mayweather teaches Ortiz tough lesson with off-guard knockoutupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 11:48:00

LAS VEGAS -- Always protect yourself. Chris Mannix: Mayweather-Pacquiao continues to be clouded by boxers' banteringupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 13:02:00

LAS VEGAS -- Someday, maybe before the end of this decade, Floyd Mayweather will make the cross-country trip to Canastota, N.Y. and be inducted into the boxing Hall of Fame. Leonard Ellerbe will be there. So will Al Haymon, Richard Schaefer and 50 other people with vague connections to the longtime champ. There will be a palpable buzz to Mayweather's arrival, for one of two reasons: Chris Mannix: Three thoughts from Mayweather-Ortizupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 03:15:00

LAS VEGAS -- Three quick thoughts on Floyd Mayweather's knockout win over Victor Ortiz on Saturday ... Chris Mannix: Mayweather-Ortiz live blogupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 00:15:00

LAS VEGAS -- Welcome to fight night, where the buzz for Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz's welterweight title fight has picked up considerably today. Whole bunch of athletes (NBA players, in particular) and celebrities are in the building for the biggest fight of 2011 ...

Mayweather, Ortiz square off for boxing title in Las Vegasupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 22:05:00

Six-time boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring Saturday for the first time in more than a year, squaring off against Victor Ortiz.

Mayweather out to prove he's still Moneyupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 23:39:00

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't mind if people hate him. He's going to be who he is, not ashamed of his wealth of talent and cash. He will readily remind you of both.

Inside the life of Floyd Mayweatherupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 23:39:00

24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz premieres Sat., Aug., 27 only on HBO. It all leads up to their live fight on Sat., Sept. 17 Chris Mannix: Mayweather needs to step up and fight Pacquiaoupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 14:59:00

NEW YORK -- The Paper Champion made his way toward the stage, arms raised, a toothy smile creasing his face. These are the moments Floyd Mayweather lives for and craves, those meticulously planned, carefully choreographed entrances where all eyes lock on him. They feed his ego and reassure the most insecure star in sports that, indeed, he is still No. 1.

Mayweather to fight Ortiz in Septemberupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 17:34:00

Floyd Mayweather is returning to boxing after a year out of the ring, announcing he is to fight Victor Ortiz. Chris Mannix: Mayweather vs. Ortiz is better than you thinkupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 20:44:00

When the announcement came that former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather would face alphabet welterweight champion Victor Ortiz on September 17th in Las Vegas -- news delivered succinctly by Mayweather to his one million-plus followers via his Twitter account -- it was greeted by an overwhelmingly negative response. Bryan Armen Graham: Top 10 boxing stories of 2010updated: Wed Dec 22 2010 13:08:00

1. The year of Pacquiao. Already boxing's most exciting fighter, Manny Pacquiao became a global phenomeon in 2010, penetrating the American sporting mainstream like no Asian-born athlete in history. He's won major sanctioning-body titles in eight different weight classes, nearly half of the sport's 17 divisions. He was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile in November, less than 12 months after being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. He was elected to Congress in the Philippines in May and named Fighter of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America in June. He won as many fights at Cowboys Stadium (two) as the full-time tenants won football games during the whole 2010 season. He sings, he acts. He fights Shane Mosley on May 7.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrested on battery chargeupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 18:46:00

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was arrested at a Las Vegas casino on a misdemeanor battery charge after he allegedly assaulted a security guard at his housing complex, a police official said Friday.

Mayweather fight will define Pacquiao's career, says boxing punditupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 07:57:00

Manny Pacquiao's career will be defined by Floyd Mayweather, even if the Filipino can't give boxing the fight it has long been clamoring to see.

Pacquiao promoter targets Mayweatherupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 16:35:00

Manny Pacquiao's promoter plans to make another attempt to set up the long-awaited boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather Junior. Michael McCann: Mayweather in for the fight of his lifeupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 00:04:00

The legal woes of Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who earlier this month was charged with grand larceny felony for allegedly stealing the cell phone of his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, worsened considerably this afternoon. Mayweather was hit by Clark County authorities with seven additional charges, including robbery, domestic battery and harassment. According to those authorities, Mayweather did much more than steal a phone during his argument with Harris. He also allegedly pulled her hair, threw her to the floor and threatened to kill her. Just as troubling, prosecutors claim that Mayweather warned his children, Koraun and Zion, that he would beat them if they called the police. Chris Mannix: Mosley looks to rebound from Mayweather loss against Moraupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 13:40:00

The boxing landscape is littered with fighters who have stayed too long at the fair. Evander Holyfield. Roy Jones. James Toney. Father Time has caught up with each of them, robbing them of their reflexes and making each absorbed punch more damaging than the last. Chris Mannix: Mayweather's actions behind scenes turn Pacquiao negotiations into farceupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 21:21:00

Floyd Mayweather is a bully, one neatly wrapped in a cut 5-foot-8, 147-pound package. Like most bullies, Mayweather is intimidating. He sends promoters, managers and networks cowering in the corner with the mere threat of withholding his services. He holds the boxing world hostage by saying he will take his gloves and go home unless the fight isn't when he wants, where he wants and at what weight he wants. He perpetuates a lie -- like the one about his advisor, Al Haymon, not being involved in negotiations with Manny Pacquiao -- because he is confident in the fact that no one in the industry will stand up to him.

Pacquiao wants one more fight and Mayweather fits billupdated: Wed May 12 2010 16:50:00

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao says he wants one final bout as a professional and it looks set to be an eagerly-awaited match-up against Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year.

Mayweather wants Pacquiao after stylish win over Mosleyupdated: Mon May 03 2010 12:21:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr. saw off the obdurate challenge of Shane Mosley then renewed his challenge to Filipino star Manny Pacquiao to face him in a lucrative superbout. Bryan Armen Graham: Mayweather's greatness shines through with Mosley dominationupdated: Sun May 02 2010 13:37:00

Five things we learned from Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision over Shane Mosley on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Chris Mannix: Mayweather dominates Mosley in Vegas superfightupdated: Sun May 02 2010 00:33:00's boxing guru Chris Mannix provides a running account of all the sights and sounds of Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley in Las Vegas, pitting two of the world's best pound-for-pound fighters in a non-welterweight-title superfight.

Mayweather lives up to 'Money' moniker ahead of Mosley showdownupdated: Sat May 01 2010 11:38:00

Floyd Mayweather will cement his position as the most bankable boxer in the world in Saturday night's non-title welterweight fight against fellow American Shane Mosley in Las Vegas. Chris Mannix: Mayweather gets chance to back up claims of all-time greatnessupdated: Sat May 01 2010 01:56:00

LAS VEGAS -- It's hard not to like Floyd Mayweather. He's outgoing and outspoken, a reporter's dream. His bravado is public but his philanthropic work -- the life skills course he taught at the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, the visits he made to battered women and children shelters, the hundreds of thousands of dollars he has personally invested in his foundation -- are largely private.

Mayweather shuns WBA belt ahead of Mosley fightupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 07:43:00

Floyd Mayweather will not be fighting Shane Mosley for a world title on May 1 after the "Money Man" refused to pay the World Boxing Association's sanctioning fee.

Pacquiao may retire from boxing to please his worried motherupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 08:29:00

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has dropped a shock hint that he might quit the ring -- because his mother does not want him to fight anymore.

Mayweather to fight Mosley in Vegasupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 08:15:00

Floyd Mayweather Junior has confirmed that he will fight WBA welterweight super champion Shane Mosley in Las Vegas on May 1 following the controversial collapse of his much-hyped showdown with Manny Pacquiao. Bryan Armen Graham: Clottey thankful for 'miracle opportunity' in Pacquiaoupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 17:40:00

NEW YORK -- When the March megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. came apart at the seams earlier this month, it made losers of just about everybody: the fighters, the promoters and, most of all, the fans.

Pacquiao primed to fight Mayweatherupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 05:07:00

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is still eyeing a big-money fight with American Floyd Mayweather this summer.

Pacquiao sets sights on Mayweather boutupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 05:07:00

Manny Pacquiao has not given up on fighting Floyd Mayweather later this year, despite talks breaking down on a big-money contest in March.

Pacquiao turns attention to Clottey boutupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 13:12:00

Manny Pacquiao has put failed talks of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jnr behind him as he turns his focus to a bout with Joshua Clottey at the Cowboys Stadium. Chris Mannix: Boxing gets unexpected shot in the arm with Mayweather-Mosleyupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 10:34:00

Over the past few weeks, boxing has taken a metaphorical shotgun to its foot. Bryan Armen Graham: Mayweather must face Pacquiao or risk permanent stain on legacyupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 12:28:00

The many supporters of Floyd Mayweather Jr. choose to see one of boxing's all-time great small men and the most dominant pound-for-pound fighter in a generation, a fistic surgeon who's never been in trouble in his career, much less been defeated in 40 paying fights.

Pacquiao Mayweather fight talks failupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 07:40:00

The promoter for Filipino world champion boxer Manny Pacquaio, Bob Arum, has confirmed the "super fight" with American Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not happen after mediation talks between the two parties failed.

Pacquiao goes legal over drugs claimsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 08:44:00

Manny Pacquiao is aiming to deliver a knockout blow to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the U.S. courts after filing a lawsuit against the American and his connections over claims he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Boxing chiefs tackle Pacquiao impasseupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 12:45:00

Nevada boxing officials are trying to end the dope test impasse threatening the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather mega-fight, but their demand for immediate urine tests still may not solve the problem.

Arum sets Mayweather deadlineupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 06:51:00

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has given Floyd Mayweather Jnr's camp a Monday deadline to resolve a blood-testing row which has threatened to derail the proposed super fight between the two welterweights.

Angry Pacquiao threatens law suitupdated: Sat Dec 26 2009 05:06:00

Manny Pacquiao is threatening Floyd Mayweather Jr. with legal action following a row over drugs testing which leaves their proposed super-bout next year in doubt. Chris Mannix: Pacquiao dispute unlikely to be settled by deadlineupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 01:43:00

NEW YORK -- Negotiations between representatives for Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather remained at an impasse on Wednesday night and are unlikely to be resolved before the Thursday deadline.

Pacquiao v Mayweather in doubtupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 09:03:00

The proposed super-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr has been thrown into doubt because of a dispute over the timing of a pre-match blood-test according to Golden Boy Promotions. Richard O'Brien: Boxing highlights, lowlights in 2000supdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 12:48:00

BEST FIGHTER: Manny Pacquiao Pacquiao opened the decade as a 21-year-old, ex-WBC flyweight champion who owned a 27-2 record and had fought just three times outside his native Philippines. His final pre-2000s excursion resulted in a third-round knockout loss to Medgoen Sengsurat in Thailand in 1999. Today, Pacquiao (50-3-2 with 38 KOs overall; 23-1-2 with 20 KOs this decade) owns seven world titles in as many weight classes, and is quite possibly the finest fighter in the world, pound-for-pound.

Mayweather - I will defeat Pacquiaoupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 12:49:00

Unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr claims he will knock out WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao when the two boxing giants lock horns next year.

Mayweather talks up Pacquiao fightupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 08:32:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has said he is ready to make the big-money fight with newly crowned WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao happen.

Pacquiao's trainer wants Mayweather showdownupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 11:16:00

Manny Pacquiao's trainer wants the Filipino fighter to take on undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr following Saturday night's one-sided win over WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas.

Manny Pacquiao talks to CNNupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 11:16:00

Manny Pacquaio talks to CNN's Mark McKay about the biggest fight of his career. His next one. Against Miguel Cotto. Chris Mannix: Mosley ruins Mayweather's moment, possibly much moreupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 14:58:00

Throughout a brilliant 16-year professional career, Shane Mosley has always conducted himself with the utmost class. Mild mannered and well spoken, Mosley is a journalist's dream, the kind of athlete you begin an interview feeling ambivalent and end it rooting for him to succeed. Mosley has always been the underdog, a fighter who has spent his life living in the shadow of Oscar De La Hoya (who "Sugar" has defeated twice) and never getting adequate recognition for his achievements.

Mayweather back in the ringupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 11:24:00

CNN's Terry Baddoo asks boxer Floyd Mayweather why he would risk tarnishing a record like his with a comeback.

Mayweather pays the price for extra weightupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 11:24:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr will have to pay Juan Manuel Marquez a reported $600,000 after weighing in two pounds too heavy ahead of Saturday night's welterweight showdown in Las Vegas.

Mayweather returns with unanimous winupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 07:20:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr made a triumphant return to the ring with a unanimous 12-round points decision over Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas. Chris Mannix: Floyd Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Live blogupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 00:47:00

Here we go, fight fans. The final undercard bout -- Chris John's successful defense of his WBA featherweight title against -- just finished and we're minutes away from Floyd Mayweather's return to the ring. First, a quick recap of tonight's other notable fights: Shelly Finkel's prized prospect, junior middleweight Erislandy Lara, KO'd journeyman Jose Varela, Mayweather protégé Cornelius Lock scored an impressive stoppage of unbeaten featherweight Orlando Cruz and Australian brawler Michael Katsidis survived an early cut over his left eye to win the WBO interim lightweight title in a split decision over Vincente Escobedo. No surprises there and some pretty entertaining fights.

Mayweather puts WWE and dancing aside for Marquezupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 16:19:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr has exclusively told CNN that his WWE and dancing talents will be put away for the time being as he prepares for his comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Mayweather expects 'blood, sweat and tears' with Marquezupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 10:06:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr has predicted his comeback contest with Juan Manuel Marquez will contain "blood, sweat and tears" before ending in victory for the Michigan-born fighter. Chris Mannix: Mayweather's return is good for fans, media, boxing alikeupdated: Wed May 20 2009 13:26:00

The retirement is over. Floyd Mayweather is back. The question is why? Chris Mannix: Pound-for-pound boxing rankingsupdated: Tue May 12 2009 14:46:00

Pacquiao's stunningly swift and brutal win over Ricky Hatton clearly established him as the best fighter in four weight classes: super featherweight, lightweight, junior welterweight and welterweight. Perhaps the only question Pacquiao has left to answer, and one trainer Freddie Roach acknowledged after the Hatton fight, is how the Pac-Man can handle the top counter-puncher. He may get the chance as early as next year in a showdown with the winner of Floyd Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez.

Manny in the money after Las Vegas winupdated: Mon May 04 2009 20:27:00

Manny Pacquiao's two-round demolition of Ricky Hatton has set up the prospect of the biggest money-spinning fight in the history of boxing. Chris Mannix: Champ Mosley deserves shot at Mayweatherupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 00:50:00

How many times have we heard about how a distraction negatively affects an athlete or a team's performance? Chris Mannix: Beyond his golden daysupdated: Fri May 02 2008 07:54:00

With 38 professional wins, 10 world championships in six weight classes and an Olympic gold medal on his resume, one would think Oscar De La Hoya's legacy is secure. Chris Mannix: Risky? Sure. But if Mayweather's smart, he'll take on Cotto nextupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 16:33:00

Four months. It took four whole months for me to break my first New Year's resolution, but I am about to do it. I'm going to write about Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather KOs 'Big Show' at WrestleMania XXIVupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 20:29:00

Even in the world of professional wrestling, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still undefeated. Chris Mannix: Boxer of the yearupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 16:04:00

Floyd Mayweather grabbed the boxing spotlight May 5 in Las Vegas and he has yet to relinquish it. With a less than stunning showing but more than decisive victory over Oscar de la Hoya that night, Mayweather kicked off a year in which he accumulated more than $50 million in ring performances. He also developed thousands of new fans for his slick footwork out of it (Or maybe you missed Dancing with the Stars). Chris Mannix: Odds to Mayweather's next fightupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 01:09:00

In the sport of boxing, Floyd Mayweather is without peer. He is an unparalleled champion, a fighter with multiple talents to go along with his multiple personalities. On Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather (39-0) put on a boxing clinic against welterweight pretender, er, contender Ricky Hatton, out-boxing the former junior welterweight champion before flattening Hatton with a series of combinations that left the former undefeated Brit wondering why he even bothered stepping into the ring in the first place. After the fight ended, Mayweather embraced his challenger as a friend and praised him for his efforts, calling Hatton "the best I have ever fought."

Hattonmania hits Vegasupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 09:23:00

English fight fans invade Las Vegas to support British boxer Ricky Hatton in his title bout with Floyd Mayweather.

Hatton/Floyd clash at MGM weigh-inupdated: Sat Dec 08 2007 10:20:00

Singing supporters of England's Ricky Hatton built excitement to a fever pitch at the MGM Grand weigh-in for Saturday's welterweight title showdown with Floyd Mayweather -- as the rivals confronted each other for the second time this week. Hatton-Mayweather: Pull No Punches updated: Fri Dec 07 2007 12:00:00

Boxer Ricky Hatton loves to eat, drink beer and throw darts. But if he can upset Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, he'll be the toast of Britain Chris Mannix: Mayweather to Dance with Stars, box Hattonupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 05:46:00

I just wanted to ask him one question. Maybe two. But Floyd Mayweather wasn't having it.

'Dancing' announces latest contestantsupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 23:21:00

Is it possible Mark Cuban, Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Wayne Newton can dance? Viewers will find out on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars," which has assembled another eclectic field of contestants. For old time's sakeupdated: Wed May 09 2007 10:57:00

Last weekend was weird, wasn't it? Notwithstanding the usual plethora of basketball and hockey playoff games, Barry Bonds hitting another home run, Tiger Woods winning another tournament and Spiderman opening another movie, it was retro. It was up memory lane. It was the 1950s. It was your grandfather's weekend. It was horse racing and boxing on top together -- the Run for the Roses and a title fight that mattered. Failure to Launchupdated: Tue May 08 2007 10:15:00

And so, having finally attracted a little mainstream attention again, has boxing squandered another opportunity. With all eyes upon the sport -- well, more eyes than usual -- it produced an event of not much drama, little excitement and no satisfying conclusion. And even for somebody who found the semispectacle satisfying, there was no possibility of another one with even this much promise. The winner immediately announced his retirement, and the loser, who doesn't fight much anyway (or win much anymore), was ambivalent about his future in the ring. What boxing needsupdated: Sun May 06 2007 21:02:00

LAS VEGAS -- Nearly 24 hours have passed since Saturday night's epic battle between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya. The crowds have thinned out (or as much as they can in a casino) and the celebrities have all gone home. Reading between the linesupdated: Sun May 06 2007 02:11:00

Let the controversy begin.

Mayweather and de la Hoya weigh inupdated: Sat May 05 2007 04:12:00

Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather and crowd favorite Oscar de la Hoya have weighed in for their eagerly-awaited showdown for the WBC super-welterweight title in Las Vegas. Face to Faceupdated: Thu May 03 2007 09:18:00

The rumblings of the jet engine are deafening, but for Oscar De La Hoya they're as soothing as an ocean breeze. As he settles into one of the plush leather seats on the Gulfstream G-4 -- one of two $14 million planes leased by his promotion company, Golden Boy, to carry him and Floyd Mayweather Jr., his opponent in Saturday's megafight, on a nine-day, 11-city promotional tour -- he can finally be at peace. Why? Well, for starters, it's one of the few times during the day he can put some much-needed distance between himself and Mayweather, against whom he will defend his WBC super welterweight crown and vie for the title of boxing's best pound-for-pound fighter. "I love being able to interact with people, to shake their hands and sign autographs," says De La Hoya. It's the other stuff that gets a little old. "Sometimes when I'm sitting onstage listening to Floyd run his mouth, I think to myself, Hey, I don't need this." Golden Boy vs. Pretty Boyupdated: Tue May 01 2007 08:29:00

Oscar De La Hoya, the most acclaimed boxer of his era, has a loving family and a budding business empire. He needs one more victory to gild his Hall of Fame career -- and wants one more whopping payday. Face to Faceupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 13:13:00

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Emotional Mayweather set to retireupdated: Sun Nov 05 2006 11:32:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed Carlos Baldomir to win the WBC welterweight championship on Saturday before saying he would retire after one more fight.

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