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Floyd Mayweather To Ronda Rousey: 'True Champs Bounce Back'

1/11/2017 6:35 AM PST
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Floyd Mayweather says Ronda Rousey is still a legend and should keep her head up after her loss to Amanda Nunes ... telling the UFC star, "A true champion can bounce back."

Mayweather opened up about Rousey to FightHype.com -- saying people unfairly tried to pit him against Ronda in the past because of his 2010 domestic violence incident. 

Mayweather denied beating his ex-girlfriend but says, "Am I guilty of restraining someone? Yes. I'm not perfect."

"God only made one thing perfect ... that's my boxing record."

Floyd then turned his focus back to Ronda -- encouraging her to get back in the Octagon and fight again. 

"Stay focused ... go back to the drawing board."

He added, "2017 is a whole new year."

Chris Brown, Soulja Boy We're Boxing in Dubai To Make a Fortune Off Pay-Per-View

1/10/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0109_chris_brown_soulja_boy_boxing_compositeChris Brown and Soulja Boy are gearing up for a bloodbath in the ring, but for various reasons they can't pull it off in the U.S. ... so we've learned they're planning to fight it out in Dubai.

Sources connected with both Chris and Soulja tell TMZ they genuinely dislike each other and each wants to beat the crap out of the other, but what they want more than anything is a huge paycheck by running the fight on Pay-Per-View.

The initial plan was for a Vegas fight, but we've learned there are several rules and regs that would make such a fight impossible there, not the least of which is a mandatory drug test for amateur fights ... which both Chris and Soulja know they would never pass.

We're told their plan is to take the fight overseas -- first choice Dubai -- and they believe the Pay-Per-View audience would rake in untold millions of dollars.

Both Chris and Soulja have talked about making this a charity fight, but we're told some of the money will line their pockets.

Mike Tyson I'm Training Chris Brown TO KICK SOULJA BOY'S ASS

1/9/2017 6:37 AM PST

2017 continues to try to destroy Soulja Boy ... with one of the scariest men in the history of humanity, Mike Tyson, promising to help Chris Brown beat the brakes off Soulja in their celebrity boxing fight.

Mike pledged his allegiance to CB in an Instagram video where he vowed to give Brown the knowledge needed to KNOCK SOULJA BOY THE F**K OUT!!!

Don't feel too bad for Soulja, though ... if you remember, he has Floyd Mayweather in his corner, exactly the guy you'd want if you were trying to avoid a Mike Tyson-style ass kicking.

Looks like this thing is real ... and we can't wait!!!

50 Cent I'm Bringing In Mike Tyson ... To Help Chris Brown Beat the Crap Outta Soulja Boy

1/7/2017 10:17 AM PST

50 Cent is pulling some serious favors to ensure Chris Brown comes out with a 'W' if he and Soulja Boy square up ... calling none other than Mike Tyson to train CB.

50 posted the vid claiming he's speaking with Iron Mike -- the two yak it up pretty heavy -- and one thing's apparent ... they're both in Chris' corner.

Check out the vid -- Mike's got a bold prediction on the fight's outcome -- but something tells us Soulja and Floyd Mayweather think otherwise.

Mickey Rourke Gunning for Boxing Comeback 'I'm Like a Cold Piece of Steel'

1/4/2017 10:29 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

64-year-old Mickey Rourke says his boxing career ain't over yet -- he wants TWO bouts in 2017 ... telling TMZ Sports he's definitely still in fighting shape. 

Rourke hasn't fought since 2014 -- when the "Iron Man 2" actor beat Elliot Seymour in an exhibition fight in Russia. Seymour later claimed he threw the fight but Mickey had no knowledge of the fix. 

Still, Rourke says his body is "like a piece of cold steel" -- and he's looking to close the deal with 2 more opponents so he can retire with a final record of 10-0-2.

Wonder if Lenny Dykstra's free

Boxer Ricky Hatton 'I Tried to Kill Myself Several Times'

12/29/2016 11:04 AM PST
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1229-ricky-hatton-getty-01Shocking statements from boxing great Ricky Hatton ... who revealed that he was suicidal after his fighting career came to an end ... saying, "I tried to kill myself several times."

Hatton was 45-3 as a pro -- and fought the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Paulie Malignaggi

But in an interview with BBC Radio 4, Hatton says he battled depression after he retired. 

"I used to go to the pub, come back, take the knife out and sit there in the dark crying hysterically."

"There were times when I hadn't had a drink for days and I'd still come home and if something went through my mind I'd start pondering something. It was the same outcome whether I was having a drink or wasn't having a drink."

"But in the end I thought I'll end up drinking myself to death because I was so miserable."

"I was coming off the rails with my drinking and that led to drugs. It was like a runaway train."

Hatton says he's in a better place now ... but says boxers need a better support system to deal with these kinds of issues. 

"If boxing had a professional boxing association or something like that, I think it would be a better place."

50 Cent Boxes 11-Year-Old 'Son' Connects With Head Shots

12/19/2016 10:14 AM PST
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50 Cent believes in tough love -- so he strapped on his boxing gloves and went toe-to-toe with the 11-year-old boy he's raising for a fighting lesson ... complete with some pretty stiff head shots. 

The two threw hands in what appears to be 50's living room -- and the rapper connected with some shots that sent Davian flying back into the wall. 

Despite the utter domination, 50 encouraged the kid to keep fighting -- "You're no quitter" -- and he responded with some pretty impressive combos of his own. 

Andre Ward Pay Me What I'm Worth ... And I Won't Retire

12/16/2016 7:38 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing champ Andre Ward says he doesn't want to retire ... but he will if he isn't shown the proper respect ... aka given his fair cut of the cash for Ward-Kovalev II.

TMZ Sports ran into the undefeated boxer in L.A. Thursday night ... and asked about reports that Ward was considering hangin' up the gloves ... before the highly anticipated rematch.

FYI -- Ward defeated Kovalev on November 19th in Vegas.

Ward says he's the champ ... and needs to be paid like it ... or the fight everyone wants to see ain't happening.

But what if he doesn't get the figure he's looking for?

Check out the clip.

Floyd Mayweather 'Conor McGregor's A Bitch!'

12/15/2016 8:10 AM PST

Floyd Mayweather just upped the ante in his beef with Conor McGregor ... calling him one of the most disrespectful words out there ... a "bitch."

Mayweather hit up Instagram Live ... and ripped into the UFC star, saying "Conor McGregor's a bitch."

Floyd didn't stop there ... he also posted video of C.M. getting choked out by Nate Diaz ... and offered 10 Gs to the person who comes up with the "best caption" for the video.

These latest shots come on the heels of Floyd saying he'd "slap the s***" out of McGregor

Your move, Conor.

CAPTION THIS! Best caption wins $10,000.00. The winner will be announced on Monday, Dec 19. Stay tuned ! #TMT

A video posted by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on

Floyd Mayweather Threatens Conor McGregor ... IMMA SLAP HIM WHEN I SEE HIM

12/14/2016 8:00 AM PST

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's war of words just got realer than real ... with Mayweather vowing to "slap the s***" out of the UFC star the next time he sees him.

Mayweather made the threat while doing an Instagram live chat on a boat (in full Hawaiian shirt mode) ... saying he's tired of Conor mentioning his name and he's now willing to take violent action.

This comes just days after TMZ Sports got McGregor out in L.A. dissing Mayweather yet again ... saying that it's himself -- not Floyd -- who's the biggest combat sports star in all the world.

Floyd was smiling when he made the statement ... but we know The Notorious one doesn't take any threats lightly ... and has had near-brawls with other UFC stars based on Twitter beefs in the past.

It's starting to get good, folks.

Floyd Mayweather 'Tis The Season To Make It Rain ... $40k at Strip Club!!

12/13/2016 10:26 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather is no stranger to treating himself to some luxurious presents ... so it's only right that he spread some love to his favorite people this holiday season -- STRIPPERS!!

The champ showed up to V Live Detroit over the weekend with $40,000 in hundred dollar bills ... jumped onstage and made it rain for an hour straight. We're told Floyd was enjoying one dancer in particular -- LuvHonesty -- and personally handed her $20k.

Well, watch the vid, he didn't exactly HAND it to her ... but she's gonna need a bigger stocking.

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Conor McGregor Screw Floyd, I'll Box Anyone ... Now Let's Talk Chicken!

12/13/2016 8:09 AM PST

Hard to tell what Conor McGregor's more fired up about right now -- getting his hands on Floyd Mayweather ... or on a juicy fried chicken breast.

Paps got the UFC champ outside Katsuya in Hollywood and he was in classic Conor form when they asked him about his Cali boxing license, and possibly squaring off with Floyd.

The bigger point here is we also found out his real passion -- besides kicking ass and talking s*** -- is chicken! The Notorious one explained his recent visit to a place called Texas Fried Chicken.

Boxing Floyd might be up in the air, but he's definitely ready for a shot ... at the chicken joint.

Private jet to Texas Fried Chicken

A photo posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

Boxing Champ Deontay Wilder I Wanna Fight Brock Lesnar ... And I'd Kick His Ass

12/12/2016 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Heavyweight Champ Deontay Wilder says there's only one UFC fighter he'd like to get in the boxing ring ... and it ain't Conor ... telling TMZ Sports he'd love to kick the hell out of Brock Lesnar.

We got the big man out at LAX and wanted to know which Octagon star he'd like to rumble with ... since boxing vs. UFC is all the rage these days.

He totally disses McGregor ... saying he's too small and not skilled at all ... but definitely had a guy in mind ... and although it's the biggest, baddest monster in MMA ... Wilder says he'd roll him.

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