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Jake Gyllenhaal

DUDE CAN FIGHT

... Says World Champion Co-Star

5/3/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jake Gyllenhaal is no boxing fraud -- the guy can brawl for real ... this according to a real deal ex-kickboxing champ who worked with Jake on his new boxing flick. 

TMZ Sports spoke with David Buglione -- a former U.S.K.B.A World Welterweight Kickboxing Champ -- who worked closely with Jake as his stunt double in "Southpaw."

Long story short ... Buglione says Jake trained so hard for the role, he feels he made himself into a legit boxer.

"Without a doubt he could compete. The time he put into the role, the way he transformed his body. It was incredible."

"He started training 3-4 months before the thing even started. By the time we got into it he'd picked up angles, knew how to move and pivot, and sit on his punches."

Lesson? Don't judge a book by it's cover ... or Bubble Boy might just kick your ass.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Fire Sale On Tix

... Investors Losing Big $$$

5/2/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It was supposed to be the hottest ticket of the year ... but it's gone cold ... and now multiple investors who tried to flip tickets to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao tell TMZ Sports they're losing BIG MONEY.

As we previously reported, ringside seats hit the market for upwards of $80,000 ... and face value of the crappy seats originally went on sale for $1,500.

A bunch of high profile ticket brokers and investors bought up as many tickets as they could get -- thinking it was a sure bet ... since interest in the fight has been through the roof.

But it just ain't panning out -- with one broker blaming the high prices and the fact that tickets only went on sale 10 days before the fight -- and investors are losing their asses. 

One company told us they initially bought 80 tickets ... but only moved 20 ... and now they're holding the bag on 60 high-priced stubs.

"It's an embarrassment. We lost a significant amount of money," one broker tells us. 

Same story for another ticket broker -- who tells us things have gotten "desperate" and they're slashing prices like crazy. 

At this point, we're told brokers are just trying to break even ... and anything more than that would be a huge victory at this point. 

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

The Drinking Game

5/2/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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While Manny and Floyd are knocking each other's heads off, millions of fans will be getting knocked on their asses ...  from dat drank ... thanks to a host of drinking games that are taking the net by storm.

The games are catching fire on social media ... and although they vary in the rules and conditions of the swallowing of the booze, it's clear that everyone who participates WILL BE HAMMERED.

Here are the rules to one of the more popular games making the rounds at the moment: 

-- If Justin comes out with a stupid grin on his face 1 shot.

-- Every time they show a celebrity in the crowd 1 shot.

-- If they mention Floyd's dad 2 shots.

-- If they mention Manny's politcal career 2 shots.

-- If they mention Mike Tyson dissing Floyd 3 shots.

-- If the winner DOESN'T thank God first 3 shots.

-- 4 shots for a punch below the belt.

-- 5 shots for a draw.

-- 5 shots if Pacman gets knocked out.

-- Finish the bottle if Mayweather gets knocked out.

Happy boozing fight fans.

Adrien Broner

Cuffed in Vegas

For Fashion Felony

5/1/2015 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing champ Adrien Broner was handcuffed and detained by cops in Las Vegas Thursday night, but not arrested ... and his people say it's all because an "a**hole security guard" didn't like the way he was dressed.

People in Adrien's camp tell TMZ Sports ... the 3-time world champ and 7 members of his posse went to Tao nightclub in the Venetian and plunked down $11k for a table. They say the host took the money and let them in, so they took the escalator up to the club and then things went south.

They say a security guard stopped them and said they had to leave because they weren't dressed properly, claiming their jeans and shoes were a deal breaker. Adrien got pissed and said it was hip-hop night and Fabolous was performing, so they were not only dressed appropriately but others were wearing the same thing.

The guard wasn't moved and ordered them to leave. Adrien refused so the guard called the cops.

Police came, cuffed Adrien and took him to a room. His people say police held the boxer for 20 minutes, let him go and then Adrien and his crew left the hotel.

Check out the video ... you hear Adrien say, "They're mad 'cause I'm rich" ... something that seems to be a theme when Broner meets cops.

Broner was arrested in Ohio back in January for DUI. The boxer humblebragged to the arresting officer he was "blessed" because he made more than $100 million in his career. He pled not guilty and the case is pending.

So far no comment from Tao.

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Gamblers Betting on Bieber

... In Crazy Prop Bets

5/1/2015 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501-mayweather-pacman-gamble-getty-02Wanna bet if Justin Bieber will WEAR A HAT during his walkout with Floyd Mayweather?? 

Well, now you can ... because betting websites are seriously TAKING ACTION on the pop star in some crazy new prop bets for the fight.. 

We spoke with the people over at BetOnline.ag who tell us Bieber is a hot topic when it comes to prop bets ... which is why they're taking action on the guy. For example: 

Will Bieber wear sunglasses during the walkout? 
Yes  -380 No +260.

Translation -- it's so likely he'll rock shades, you have to bet $380 to win $100.

There's more ...

Will 50 Cent walk out with Mayweather?
Yes +185 No -275

Jamie Foxx's National Anthem time
Over 94 seconds -120
Under 94 seconds -120

Filipino National Anthem time
Over 76 seconds -120
Under 76 seconds -120

It sounds ridiculous, but prop bets are HUGE during major sporting events! 

#GoodLuck

Manny Pacquiao

I Wanna Be Friends With Floyd

... After I Beat His Ass!

4/30/2015 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

They might hate each other this week, but Manny Pacquiao says he hopes to have a real FRIENDSHIP with Floyd Mayweather ... after they beat the hell out of each other in the ring.  

Manny just appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" -- where he also told us that reports he paid more than $3 MILLION for tickets for his friends and family is 100% true. 

Question is ... he get a discount? Check out our clip for the answer. 

There's more ... we also asked Manny if he thinks Floyd's boast about being better than Muhammad Ali is true. His answer is very interesting ...  

You can catch "TMZ Hollywood Sports" weeknights on Reelz -- click here for more info. 

Deontay Wilder

I Wanna Bang Nia Long

... On Camera!

5/1/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

He may be the heavyweight champion of the world, but Deontay Wilder still has goals -- telling TMZ Sports he wants to bang Nia Long ... in a sex scene for a Hollywood movie. 

See, Wilder has dreams of becoming an actor in addition to the whole boxing thing ... and clearly, he likes the idea of doing some romantic work with the star of "Love Jones," "The Best Man" and "Big Momma's House."

In fact, Wilder says he's had a HUUUGE crush on Long for years ... and in the clip, makes the ultimate pitch to be her leading man in the sack. 

You gotta watch the clip -- dude's HILARIOUS! 

Floyd Mayweather

NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL

... Says Money Team

4/30/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0430_Floyd-Mayweather_suge_knight_TMZBad news for Suge Knight ... Floyd Mayweather will NOT be posting his $10 million bail if he wins his fight this weekend ... this according to a key member of Floyd's Money Team. 

TMZ Sports just got off the phone with one of Floyd's most trusted members of his TMT crew -- who tells us Suge's lawyer was just plain wrong when he told media outlets there was a plan in place for Floyd to fork over the money. 

We're told Floyd and Suge were close in the past -- but they haven't been in contact in several years. 

Suge is currently locked up in L.A. on murder charges -- and his attorney Matthew Fletcher reportedly said Knight was counting on Floyd to cover his bail.

We reached out to Fletcher for comment -- who says he only made the comments because that's what he was told by Suge's family.

Mike Tyson

Blasts Mayweather

'He's a Scared, Small Man'

4/30/2015 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mike Tyson just WENT OFF on Floyd Mayweather -- saying he's "delusional" for comparing himself to Muhammad Ali ... and called him a "little scared man."

Tyson was doing an interview with the Undisputed Champion Network -- when he was asked about Floyd's claim that he's truly the "greatest" of all time. 

Clearly, that set Tyson off ... who proceeded to explain why greatness isn't solely defined in the ring. 

Long story short, Tyson says Floyd's just a "small scared man" ... who's so afraid for his own safety in public that he can't take his kids to school without a security team. 

"Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people, greatness is being accepted by the people."

#DeepThoughts

Andre Berto

Bets $100k on Mayweather

... To Beat Pacquiao

4/30/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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When in Vegas ... 

Another rich celebrity is getting into the gambling spirit -- with boxing superstar Andre Berto dropping $100k to bet on his boy Floyd Mayweather ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We're told Berto placed the bet last night at the MGM Grand. 

The odds are so strongly in Floyd's favor, that even if Berto wins ... he only stands to make about $45,000. 

Still, not a bad night. 

As we previously reported, there are a bunch of huge, rich stars dropping big cash on the fight ... including 50 Cent, who says he's betting $1.6 on Floyd

Good luck ... 

Laila Ali

Sorry Mayweather

... My Dad's The Greatest!

4/30/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Laila Ali has a message for Floyd Mayweather -- just because you THINK you're the "greatest," doesn't make it true!

Ali was leaving LAX yesterday when she told us she's not mad at Floyd for BELIEVING he's the best boxer of all time -- in fact, she respects his mentality -- but at the end of the day, he's just wrong. 

There's more ... we also asked Laila if there's ANY chance she'll ever get into the ring for a mega-fight with UFC superstar Ronda Rousey

Hint -- don't hold your breath. 

50 Cent

I'm Making Big Money

Off Mayweather/Pacquiao

4/29/2015 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0429-50-cent-performing-GETTY-0150 Cent is jumping on the money train this weekend, where he plans to score huge bank off the backs of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Club sources tell TMZ ... the rapper is getting half-a-million bucks Friday night for throwing down rhymes at Drai's.

Fact is, 50 may be hedging his bets. You may recall ... he's put $1.6 mil on the line, betting Floyd Mayweather will put Manny Pacquiao in his place.

And we're told he also made a deal with Effen Vodka to make around $500k for a show 2 weeks later at Pool After Dark in Atlantic City.

When it rains it pours.

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