Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are both at the Miami Heat game RIGHT NOW -- sitting across the court from each other.
Sooooo ... STOP THE BASKETBALL GAME ... FIND SOME GLOVES AND LET'S DO THIS RIGHT NOW!!!
Roc Nation Boxer
'Jay Knows What He's Doing'
... We're Blowin' Up
1/24/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Roc Nation Sports boxer Dusty Harrison-Hernandez tells TMZ Sports ... being a part of Jay's company is AWESOME ... not just because it's blowin' up his career, but he also met Rihanna.
20-year-old DHH is 25-0 and recently headlined the Roc's first "Throne Boxing" event in NYC ... where some of the biggest stars from the Roc Nation family came out to support, including CC Sabathia, RiRi and Jay himself.
"They made a big entrance," Dusty says ... "They showed that they're here to make a big impression. They're not just gonna be some small company. They're gonna be a powerhouse."
Dusty admits he was a little apprehensive when he was first approached by Roc Nation Sports -- but says he quickly learned the concerns expressed by guys like Adrien Broner are non-issues.
"Everyone they have working for the boxing division has been involved in boxing. They have a lot of experience in boxing. They know what they're doing. They have a plan."
Some other fun facts ...
Dusty on Jay's Office -- "Jay-Z's office was cool. It's a huge company. A lot of manpower. Very organized. He's really into art. They had some Keith Haring paintings."
Dusty on Rihanna -- "I talked to Rihanna after the fight. She did say she was impressed ... she said she enjoyed it. Maybe she'll be at my next match!
Boxer Jermain Taylor
Cuffed by Cops Again ...
After MLK Day Gun Incident
1/21/2015 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Middleweight boxing champ Jermain Taylor saved Arkansas cops the trip -- turning himself in today for his SECOND gun-related arrest in just 3 days.
The 36-year-old Taylor was arrested Monday for felony assault after allegedly firing 2 shots during an altercation at an MLK Day parade. That bust violated the terms of his jail release for ANOTHER case ... where he is accused of shooting his cousin.
Cops say Taylor flagged down a Little Rock patrol car ... told cops his situation, and then he was hauled off to jail. Again.
Taylor, who's scheduled to fight in less than a month -- will be behind bars overnight. He's expected to have a bail hearing tomorrow over the violation.
CBS Honcho Les Moonves
Manny vs. Floyd = Gold Mine!
'Hoping Fight Happens'
1/21/2015 9:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
CBS honcho Les Moonves says he's "hoping" Floyd Mayweather signs the contract to fight Manny Pacquiao ... telling TMZ Sports it would make "a lot of money for everybody."
Of course, CBS owns Showtime -- and Moonves has reportedly been working hard with both Manny's camp and Floyd's camp to lock up a deal for the network.
FYI -- experts predict the fight would CRUSH every financial record in the history of the sport ... including the all-time pay-per-view record of $150 million, which was set during the Mayweather-Alvarez fight in 2013.
Moonves also shot down rumors that he threatened to fire the head of Showtime Sports if the fight doesn't come to fruition.
So where do things stand? Manny says he's signed his side of the contract and is giving Mayweather until the end of the month to sign his ... or else he'll move.
KNOCKOUT AFTER KNOCKOUT
At Hollywood Movie Premiere ...
1/21/2015 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Manny Pacquiao took over the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood Tuesday night for the premiere of his new documentary "Manny" ... with some help from big stars and hot models.
Jeremy Piven (who's featured in the movie) hit the red carpet to support the boxer ... along with Christina Milian, Chuck Liddell and Sugar Ray Leonard.
But the eye candy was also in full effect ... thanks to models like Abigail Ratchford, Chantel Zales and Arianny Celeste.
Boxer Jermain Taylor
Bizarre Bathtub Video ...
After Shooting Arrest
1/21/2015 6:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Boxing superstar Jermain Taylor -- the WBC middleweight champ -- released a disturbing new video in which he essentially apologizes for firing a gun during a MLK parade in Arkansas.
The footage is shot while Taylor is taking a bath -- and he addresses the incident in which he was charged with 5 counts of assault for allegedly squeezing out two shots during an altercation with a man and his son.
"I know y'all disappointed in me ... I'm sorry if I let anybody down or hurt anybody."
But here's where things get even more puzzling -- the 36-year-old says he had a beef with parade organizers that day because none of the kids at the event had any candy.
"Y'all need to get it together," Taylor said to event organizers ... "Had my little girl out there. Nobody had no candy."
Taylor then suggests he could be in jail for next year's parade -- and says he won't try to duck serving time by claiming he has drug issues.
"If I gotta go to jail, I'm gonna sit my ass in there ... but I'm not gonna say I have no problems with no drugs to get out of jail ... I worked too hard for my life to put that in it. So you can kiss my ass."
Taylor has less than 24 hours to turn himself back in to authorities. No word on when he plans to surrender.
Ex-UFC Champ BJ Penn
ARRESTED IN HAWAII
... Parking Lot Brawl
1/20/2015 5:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former UFC champ BJ Penn was arrested in Hawaii this weekend ... after reportedly beating a man so bad in a bar parking lot, the guy was hospitalized for a broken eye socket.
Penn had been boozing at a bar in Maui with a friend when he allegedly began to get aggressive with other bar patrons ... and Penn's buddy tried to step in between and calm the fighter down.
But according to HawaiiNewsNow.com, Penn turned on his pal -- punching him in the face and kneeing him in the forehead.
Penn's friend was so badly injured, he was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a fractured left eye socket.
According to officials, Penn left the scene ... but was taken into custody at a nearby hotel. He was arrested for 2nd degree assault.
Story developing ...
'Sugar' Shane Mosley
Trey Songz Didn't Steal My Chick
... I'd K.O. Him If He Did
1/19/2015 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Boxing superstar "Sugar" Shane Mosley says Trey Songz DID in fact bang his ex-girlfriend -- but not while they were together ... which is why he's got NO beef with the singer.
Mosley just issued a statement about reports that Songz was nailin' a stripper named Bella behind Sugar Shane's back ... saying it just ain't true -- but if it was "he would be knocked out like most anyone else who ever stepped to me."
Mosley explained, "Yeah she was a stripper, yeah I was stupid to date her, but she was single when she was f**king with Trey. We didn't live together so she can do what she wants."
Shane says he DOES have a problem with his ex-wife Jin -- who now stars on the Bravo reality show "Friends to Lovers" -- insinuating that SHE leaked the story to the media to humiliate him.
"Nice try Jin. Take your dumb ass show and kick rocks. Thirsty ass."
Boxing Legend Leon Spinks
Finally Out of Hospital
After Chicken Bone Injury
1/19/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Leon Spinks has ALMOST conquered the chicken bone that nearly killed him -- because he's finally out of the hospital and recovering at a rehab center ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We broke the story ... the boxing legend underwent several major surgeries after a piece of a chicken bone (which he ingested during a chicken wing eating session) got stuck in his intestine and wreaked havoc on his body.
But good news!!! We spoke with Leon's wife Brenda who tells us the former heavyweight was finally released from the hospital around Christmas ... and has been in a rehab center ever since working on getting his strength back.
"He's doing much better but it's a slow process," Brenda says. "He was in bed for two months. It takes a lot out of you."
We're told the doctors let Leon spend the holidays at home so he could be with his family and friends ... and then moved him back into the rehab center where he's been recovering ever since.
So when will Leon finally get to go home for good?
"We're going to be having a meeting with the rehab facility in the next couple of weeks," Brenda says ... "Hopefully soon."
Roc Nation Sports
Rejected By Three More Boxing Champs
1/18/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports is trying to change the game of professional boxing ... courting three of the biggest stars in the sweet science to join RNS' exploding roster, TMZ Sports has learned.
Of course, Jay recently inked boxing superstar Andre Ward and made a serious push to sign former world champ Adrien Broner ... but AB rejected the 5-year $40 million offer.
Now, we've spoken with three other major fighters who have also been contacted by Roc Nation ... more evidence that Jay is dead serious about making a splash in the boxing world.
The fighters -- who wished not to be named -- tell us that just like Broner's courting, Jay Z never personally reached out ... sending his people to make contact instead and we're told it rubbed the fighters the wrong way.
All three fighters we spoke with tell us they ultimately turned down the Roc Nation offers ... but aren't closing the door on a possible relationship with RNS in the future.
Meantime, Roc Nation Sports is still growing like crazy ... and recently signed Georgia running back Todd Gurley who's expected to be one of the first running backs selected in the NFL Draft.
We reached out to Roc Nation Sports for comment -- so far, no word back.
Hey Mayweather ...
SIGN THE CONTRACT ALREADY!
1/16/2015 9:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Manny Pacquiao has a message for Floyd Mayweather ... FIGHT ME ALREADY!
The PacMan was out in NYC with his crew this morning when we asked if there was anything he could say to Floyd ... what would it be?
His answer -- "Sign the contract."
Pacquiao and his team have already agreed to terms for a May 2nd fight with Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Vegas ... though Floyd has yet to sign off on his end of the deal.
Mayweather has not issued an official comment on where they stand -- but his lawyers have indicated there are still issues with the deal.
FYI -- if the two do strike a deal ... it's expected to be the highest grossing fight in the history of the sport ... with experts saying it could make more than $150 MILLION in pay-per-view revenue alone.
Boxing Champ Adrien Broner
Rejects Roc Nation
F JAY Z & Rihanna
1/9/2015 1:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Three-time world boxing champ Adrien Broner fiercely attacked Jay Z for what he says is a highly insulting offer to join Roc Nation Sports.
Adrien just appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and skewered the hop-hop mogul/sports titan for offering him a paltry $40 mil for 5 years. Adrien reaffirmed his directive that Jay could "suck my ****."
Going after Jay Z takes balls, but he got even ballsier when he went after another Roc Nation client, Rihanna, whom he says could go f herself, adding the only thing she's good for is p****.
Adrien has a lot more where that came from. Check it out tonight on TMZ Hollywood Sports at 6 PM ET, 3 PM PT on Reelz Channel.
I'm In the Fightin' Business
Signs Top Boxer to Roc Nation
1/9/2015 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Baseball? Check. Football? Check. Basketball? Check ... and now Jay Z can add boxing to the list of sports in his Roc Nation sports empire -- inking super middleweight champ Andre Ward.
Ward -- who's 27-0 and recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world -- announced this morning, "It's official!! #NextChapter Happy to be a part of the @rocnation family."
It seems like a good union for both parties ... Jay's reportedly been trying to get into the boxing game for a while but was holding out for a fighter with real star-power.
As for Ward -- he hasn't fought in nearly two years due to business disputes with his former promoter ... but it's clear he feels Jay can get him back on track.
Plus, anything that brings you closer to Rihanna has got to be a positive.