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Floyd Mayweather

STIFFS WAITRESS After $32M Fight

9/15/2014 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd "Money" Mayweather did not share A PENNY of the $32 MILLION he earned Saturday night with the waitress who served him $25,000 worth of booze and chicken wings ... TMZ has learned.

Nik Nguyen tells TMZ ... she thought she'd hit the jackpot when Floyd walked into Rehab at the Hard Rock Sunday afternoon with around 150 people.   Floyd and crew ordered:

5 bottles of Patron - $2,375
3 Grey Goose  - $1,425
6 bottles of Ciroc - $2,850
20 bottles of Luc Belaire Rose champagne - $11,500
1  6-liter bottle of Luc Belaire Rose - $6,500 
200 chicken wings - $600
1 fruit platter - $55

TOTAL BILL:  $25,305. 

Nguyen tells us ... she went the extra mile to provide Floyd and company with excellent service.  Not surprisingly ... the Hard Rock ended up comping Floyd, and he showed his gratitude by leaving Nguyen ... chicken bones, empty bottles and that's it.

She says it's especially maddening because some of the people in Floyd's entourage -- including Jamie Foxx -- were throwing money at random girls who were twerking on stage.


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Nguyen says she's been struggling with 2 jobs and the recent death of her father ... but she didn't walk walk away empty-handed. She says security guards felt so sorry for her they scooped up a few bucks the twerkers left behind and gave it to her.

We've called Floyd's team ... so far, no comment.

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Boxer Victor Ortiz

DEMANDS MAYWEATHER REMATCH

'I'll Fight Him for Free'

9/15/2014 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Victor Ortiz is CALLING OUT Floyd Mayweather ... demanding a rematch with the champ and telling TMZ Sports he'll do it FOR FREE!!!!

The 27-year-old former WBC Welterweight champ was out in Malibu this weekend for the 2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon ... when he issued the challenge. 

FYI -- the two fought in 2011 ... with Mayweather emerging victorious after tagging Ortiz in the chin while Victor was trying to apologize for a headbutt. 

"He owes me a rematch," Oritz says ... "And it's a free one from me to him."

Ortiz adds, "Mayweather, whenever you say bro ... you're the one that's calling the shots. I can't." 

"I'm waiting for you."

Kevin Hart

Mayweather Is Too Good

Will Somebody Please Challenge the Guy?!

9/15/2014 5:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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When the hell is someone gonna give Floyd Mayweather a run for his money?? 

That's what Kevin Hart wants to know ... who tells TMZ Sports Floyd's opponents simply don't have what it takes to test the champion. 

Hart -- who was in Vegas to watch Floyd dominate Marcos Maidana (again) this weekend -- told us Floyd's domination reminds him of another legendary fighter ... himself. 

Check out the clip -- and listen to Kevin talk about how he CRUSHED people back when he was 7.

Floyd Mayweather

Fan Stampede After Fight

9/14/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0914-mayweather-stretcher-Las-Vegas-Sun-01Hundreds of boxing fans were whipped into a frenzy after the Floyd Mayweather fight Saturday night ... and things got so out of hand one guy ended up in the hospital.

Moments after Money scored a unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana ... 2 fights broke in in the lobby -- causing scores of fans to run back inside the arena to avoid the fight.

One man was taken away on a stretcher ... but hotel officials tell the Las Vegas Sun -- he wasn't fighting ... he just got stampeded.

In case you forgot ... a similar incident went down after the Mayweather fight in May -- only that one was worse ... 24 people were hospitalized.

Justin Bieber

Mayweather,

Meet Selena

9/13/2014 5:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0913-mayweather-bieber-selena-tmz-01Looks like Justin Bieber is done living the bachelor life ... he actually brought his girlfriend Selena Gomez to Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather fight -- and she's gonna meet his boxing BFF.

Sources close to Bieber tell us the couple hit up the Hard Rock pool party Saturday and Selena was spotted with friends in a picture posted on Shots.com. Bieber also posted a pic poolside.

0913-Selena-Bieber-Shots-01We're told Selena and Floyd have surprisingly never met -- Biebs usually rolls to Vegas with his boys -- but he plans to introduce the two after the fight.

Normally Lil Wayne and J.B. walk Floyd to the ring ... but Weezy is on tour -- so right now it's looking like Wiz Khalifa will be taking his place.

Bernard Hopkins

'Avocados Are Overrated'

9/5/2014 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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What's tiny and green and SUCKS??? Avocados ... so says boxing champ Bernard Hopkins

We were out in NYC talking to the 49-year-old legend about his upcoming fight with Sergey Kovalev ... when we asked the nutrition-conscious athlete if there was a food he's eliminated from his diet. 

And that's when B-Hop UNLOADED on the avocado ... calling it "overrated." 

In fact, Hopkins says he'd rather put it on his toenails that in his mouth (apparently, some people use avocado oil for luxuriously soft cuticles). 

But avocados aren't the only item to draw Bernard's ire ... check out the clip to find out what drink The Alien could do without. 

Manny Pacquiao

on Floyd Mayweather:

'I Will Pray For Him'

9/5/2014 6:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Manny Pacquiao tells TMZ Sports he will pray for his rival Floyd Mayweather -- after learning about allegations that Floyd pulled a gun on his ex-fiancee. 

Pacquiao was out at Ecco! restaurant in Tribeca (where he's promoting his upcoming fight with Chris Algieri) when we asked him about the lawsuit filed by Floyd's ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson

As we first reported, Jackson accuses Mayweather of doing horrible things to her over the years -- including domestic violence, public shaming and forcing her to hand over her engagement ring at gunpoint. 

Mayweather has yet to comment on the allegations -- but you know it's serious when even Manny says he deserves some prayer right now.

Gisele Bundchen

Adriana Lima Would Kick Her Ass

... Says Pro Boxer

9/4/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0904-kid-chocolate-gisele-adriana-getty-01Sure, she put a hurtin' on a heavy bag in that new Under Armour ad -- but how would Gisele do in a real fight with fellow supermodel pugilist Adriana Lima??  She'd get her perfectly sculpted ass kicked. 

At least according to actual boxing champ Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin



By now you've seen the Gisele ad -- and it's impressive -- but she can't hold a candle to Lima ... who's been boxing for years and even trained with Manny Pacquaio

"Seeing [Lima] hit the pads, I expect her to do better in the ring than Gisele," Quillin says ... noting her form, her power and her precision. 



"Hitting the pads is different than hitting the bag ... it's harder. You have to have more direction with the pads. But you really never know what kind of fight someone has until they step in the ring." 

But Quillin says he was definitely impressed with Gisele too ... especially when it came to her physique. 

"Her six pack was on point!"

Floyd Mayweather

So What If I'm Uneducated?!

9/4/2014 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Floyd Mayweather says he doesn't care that 50 Cent and Manny Pacquaio call him "uneducated" -- because he says if it's true ... "it makes my story that much more interesting."

Mayweather was talking with Brian Shapiro from The Vegas Take on Fox Sports 670 -- when he said personal attacks are just part of the job.

"When you get to this level, people are gonna take shots at you in every way possible."

Mayweather also said he's not bothered by all of 50 Cent's social media smacktalk -- saying, "My beef is with boxers. I stay in my lane."

Mayweather's Dad:

50 CENT SHOULD FIGHT MY SON

That Would End the Feud

8/29/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Floyd Mayweather Sr. is sick and tired of 50 Cent cracking jokes at his son's expense -- and says the real laughs would come if the two ever fought ... because Floyd would kick 50's WHOLE ASS!

Daddy Mayweather made the comments during an interview with Brian Shapiro from "The Vegas Take" on Fox Sports 670 Las Vegas -- and explained why he thinks 50 has declared war on Floyd.   

"50 Cent seems like he's got a problem since Floyd left him. He's a world known singer and he's acting like a kid." 

Money Sr. says the real hilarity would ensue if Floyd and 50 ever got in the ring ... promising that the 147 lb. Mayweather would punish the two-hundred-and-something pound rap star.

"He weighs over 100 pounds more than Floyd. Let him go up against Floyd ... put that on video. Floyd would stop all that. Wouldn't be no more said."

There were rumors that Floyd recently challenged 50 to a 12 round fight -- but that later turned out to be a hoax.

Too bad ... would be GREAT to watch.

Ex-Boxing Champ Jermain Taylor

FESSED UP TO SHOOTING COUSIN

... Cops Say

8/27/2014 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former boxing champ Jermain Taylor -- who beat Bernard Hopkins TWICE -- admitted that he grabbed a gun and shot his cousin Tuesday ... this according to cops. 

TMZ Sports obtained the police report filed in Pulaski County, Arkansas ... which was filed after Taylor's cousin was shot "multiple times" in the boxer's home. 

Cops raced to the home after Taylor's wife called 911 ... and when they got to the home, that's when Taylor reportedly confessed. 

"[Taylor] told responding ofc. that he went into his residence and obtained a firearm and shot his cousin."

The report does not say why the two were arguing in the first place. 

36-year-old Taylor -- the former undisputed middleweight champion -- was arrested for 1st degree battery and aggravated assault and was hauled to a nearby jail where he was booked. 

As for the shooting victim, he was transported to a nearby hospital where he was listed in serious condition.

Floyd Mayweather

Warren Buffett Joins 'The Money Team!'

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8/27/2014 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Screw 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather has a more rich and powerful ally in his corner -- Warren Buffett ... and the two hung out together at Floyd's boxing gym in Vegas Tuesday. 

TMZ Sports has the footage of Warren arriving to the location (where he was told he would have to WAIT because Floyd hadn't arrived yet). 

But this video is GREAT ... with Warren telling us the ONE casino game he refuses to play when he's gambling in Sin City. 

Warren wouldn't say why the two met up -- or how they became friends -- but Floyd later went to Instagram and wrote, "We talked about how we could turn a $100 million of my assets to $1 billion."

Hey Floyd ... feel free to SHARE that info. Thanks. 
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Wladimir Klitschko

Mired in Lawsuit

Over Injured Boxer

8/15/2014 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko is in the middle of a bizarre legal fight ... involving a boxer he signed who suffered massive injuries during a recent bout.

Magomed Abdusalamov -- a boxer who was signed by Klitschko's company, K2 Boxing Promotions -- suffered permanent brain damage in a November, 2013 bout at Madison Square Garden.

The fight went the full 10 rounds and there was no question ... Mike Perez won. In fact, he beat Abdusalamov so badly, he ended up having brain surgery and suffered a series of strokes. He may never walk or talk again.

Abdusalamov's wife has sued Klitschko's company ... claiming the champ and his people should have stopped the fight when it was clear her husband was badly injured.  She also claims there was a delay in getting him medical attention.

Klitschko's company has put a claim in to his insurance company ... to cover any judgment in the lawsuit, but the insurance company has now asked a judge to declare the policy ONLY covers injuries like sickness, disease or death outside the ring that would cause cancellation of the fight.

The insurance company says there's a specific exclusion from injuries resulting from the fight itself.

A judge has yet to rule.

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