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Willie Gault

My Son's A Knockout Artist

... Just Ask Pacquiao

4/13/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Willie Gault was a Picasso on the gridiron ... but Manny Pacquiao thinks Gault's son Gabriel is a regular Picasso ... hiring the kid to capture the Pac Man's essence in two custom paintings.

It went down when Willie got a call from Manny's manager who told him he'd seen Gabriel's artwork ... and he was a HUGE fan.

He spread the word to Manny, who commissioned two pieces from Gabriel about a month ago -- one solo Manny shot ... and one with him and his son.

We're told it took Gabriel about a week to sketch and paint the artwork (speed runs in the family) but then he really turnt it up ... making each painting into a 3D image that "JUMPS" out of the frame.

Gabe did the job for free ... But since Manny signed each piece and gave one back to Gabriel, he now has a piece of memorabilia that could be worth thousands of dollars ... although we're told he plans to keep it.

FYI -- Both Gabe and Willie say they are squarely in Pac Man's corner ... so add another celeb to Manny's stable of supporters.



Adrien Broner

Check Out My 50 Karat Chain!!

Drops $750k at Jeweler

4/12/2015 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Adrien Broner only knows one way to celebrate a dominating win -- well 750 ways ... cause TMZ Sports has learned he just scooped up a ton of fresh bling. 

"The Problem," still feeling euphoric over his butt whipping of John Molina last month ... hit up Avianne and Co. in NYC and treated himself to $750k worth of ridiculous jewelry.

Avianne and Co. has hooked up the likes of Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, but AB's haul of custom pieces has to rival anything they bought. 

Owner Joe Avianne tells us he copped 10 icy pieces -- some of the highlights:

- 50 karat diamond chain
- 10 karat diamond and platinum ring
- 30 karat custom Avianne watch with AB's initials
- 10 karat diamond earrings

Understatement of the century alert -- Avianne says Broner is one of his best customers.



I Made 50 Cent Rap For Me

... To Pay Off Boxing Bet

4/12/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It turns out songs about killing people sometimes prevent violence ... 'cause Webbie says his $1 million boxing bet with 50 Cent is settled ... and all it took was 50 spittin' some hot fire on the mic.

As we previously reported ... Webbie's been peeved at Fiddy over a $1 million dollar wager the two made on a fight between Terence Crawford and Yuriorkis Gamboa last May.

Webbie's guy Crawford KO'd Gamboa ... but he claims when it was time to pay up 50 pulled a PSY (remember Gangnam Style?) ... suddenly disappearing without a trace.

It seems like things were gonna go all Biggie and Pac for a second ... (with Webbie actually threatening 50 on a recent track) -- basically telling him to pay up or else.

Well according to Webbie ... 50 paid his debt ... but not in cash -- payback came in the form of a guest verse on a track for Webbie's friend and label mate Lil Boosie. 

"I told him we dont need no money man, we need some verses, get on my boy song."

Check out the video -- Webbie says 50 asked for a week to finish the song but Webbie demanded payment by that night or there was no deal ... and 50 acquiesced.

No rappers were harmed in the squashing of this beef.

Mayweather Fight


... Says Bishop Don Juan

4/10/2015 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The weekend of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight will be LEGENDARY for pimps, hos, marks, mark ass marks, trick ass marks, punk bitches and skip skap scallywags alike. 

At least according to one of the most famous (and perhaps the most celebrated) pimp of all time ... Bishop Don "Magic" Juan. 

The Bishop was hangin' at Berri's Cafe on Third in L.A. when he told us Sin City will be a virtual ho-asis on May 2nd ... because hos go where the money is. 

"People are bringing hundreds of thousands [of dollars] just to throw away," Bishop says. 

BTW, there will be serious competition -- because prostitution is legal in various parts of Nevada .... unlike Arizona (lookin' at you Warren Sapp). 

Jay Z

Hosting Mayweather - Pacquiao Party

... $50k for V.I.P. Table

4/10/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0409_manny-pacquiao_floyd_mayweather_jay_z_nighclub_tmzThe competition for the hottest Mayweather/Pacquiao post-fight party is over ... cause Jay Z just announced he's getting in the game ... with V.I.P. tables running up to $50k-a-pop.

It's all going down at Marquee nightclub at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas -- just down the way from where Manny and Floyd will be facing off on May 2nd. 

We spoke with party honchos who tell us they expect this to be the biggest after-party on the strip -- despite fierce competition from stars like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and 2 Chainz

If you don't have $50k, don't worry ... there are cheaper options. 

General admission tickets are $100 -- if you have a penis. 

Tickets for females are significantly cheaper ... $30. 

Gender equality -- it ain't for everybody. 




Boxing with Angela Simmons

... Check Out This Hook

4/9/2015 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brandy's still dishin' out the hits -- only this time, it's in a boxing ring ... 'cause the singer's working on getting her Mayweather on with her good friend Angela Simmons

Brandy and Rev. Run's daughter strapped on the leather and worked out at Supreme Team Boxing in NYC -- where they've been doing some hardcore pugilist training for a while. 

Coach Nelson at the training center tells us the ladies have some real talent -- "If they're really serious about it, they could compete at the amateur level. Especially Angela."

Who knew?

Boxer Danny Garcia


(This Lil Piggy Helps Me Win!)

4/9/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Undefeated boxing champ Danny "Swift" Garcia will have a MAJOR advantage when he steps in the ring this weekend ... AN EXTRA TOE!!!

This video is awesome!!! Garcia was out in NYC -- where he's gearing up for his big PBC main event bout with Lamont Peterson on Saturday -- when he revealed Piggy #6 on his right foot. 

"That's why I'm never off balance and I've never been down," Garcia says. 

Danny says he used to be embarrassed about the toe situation when he was a kid -- but now, he's learned to LOVE his extra digit ... and says he's super proud of his bonus metatarsals.  

Wonder if he has to pay extra for pedicures?!

Floyd Mayweather

24 Days To Go

... 3 Pounds To Lose

4/8/2015 11:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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We don't know what your diet will be like over the next month ... but Floyd Mayweather might be doing a little calorie counting, 'cause the champ has three lbs. to shed before the May 2 superfight.

TMZ Sports got their hands on a pic of Floyd tipping the scales for his mandatory 30 day weigh in ... and the Money Man came in at 150.5 ... 3.5 pounds over the welterweight limit of 147.

If you're worried about Mayweather making weight ... don't. We spoke with his high class chef not too long ago and she told us Floyd typically ratchets up his diet and training closer to fight date.

As for Manny, we're told the medical board of the WBC has been trying to reach out to the Filipino slugger for his weigh in ... but hasn't been able to make contact.

We saw him a little while ago ... at See's Candies.

Getting close now fellas ... don't blow this.

Nicki Minaj

Headlining Post-Fight Mega Bash

... Got $10k For VIP Table?!

4/6/2015 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0406-floyd-manny-afterparty-facebook-gettyNicki Minaj is cashing in on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight -- headlining a HUUUGE concert after the brawl ... with VIP packages going as high as $10,000-a-pop! 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Nicki -- along with Funkmaster Flex, Sevyn Streeter and Jeremih -- will be performing at Chateau nightclub at the Paris in Las Vegas directly following the fight. 

Tickets start at $80 ... but gets more expensive the more baller you get.

The top V.I.P. package runs about $10k and includes 10 tickets, a V.I.P. table, 4 bottles of Belvedere Vodka, 4 bottles of Dom Perignon Rose Champagne, 2 bottles of Hennessy, 24 Waters & 24 Red Bulls. 

And get this ... if you can't make it to Vegas, you can still watch the show -- because we're told it will be broadcasting via Pay-Per-View as part of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight package. 

In other words, if you order the fight ... you also get the post-fight concert. 

There are rumors that Drake will be performing too -- so far, it's not a done deal.  

Floyd Mayweather

Rocking $25,000 Mouthpiece

With Real $100 Bills Inside

4/6/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-wm-tmt-mouth-guards-tmz-sports-01Floyd Mayweather is so MONEY -- his mouthpieces are stuffed with REAL $100 BILLS ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

This is no joke ... we've learned Floyd pays roughly $25,000-a-pop to get custom grill-protectors from NYC-based dentist Dr. Lee Gause -- one of the most famous mouthpiece makers in pro sports. 

So why the high price tag?

Well, the fact Floyd often customizes his guards with things like gold flakes, diamonds and real $100 bills (sealed inside the mouthguard) ... ups the price from the regular pieces. 

Plus, Dr. Guase often flies out to Vegas to customize the fit for "Money" before a fight -- and Floyd says Gause's guards help him breathe better than other mouthpieces.  

We spoke with Floyd, who tells us, "My career's gone on 19 years and I've been able to preserve my smile."

Floyd Mayweather

Drops $300K On Land Yacht...

With 55 Inch TV, Bar & Massage Chairs!!

4/4/2015 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0404-mayweather-party-bus-launch-01Floyd Mayweather dropped $300,000 on an insanely luxurious customized Mercedes party bus ... with a HUGE TV and BAR ... and had it shipped across the desert last night ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The whip ... a souped up Mercedes-Benz Sprinter a.k.a. "Land Yacht" ... was designed specifically for Floyd ... and it's AMAZING ... even for a guy with an RIDICULOUS car collection worth over $7 mil!

The specs ... 55 in. TV with Apple and DirecTV, Surround Sound stereo system, Maybach heated massage chairs, Champagne bar, and cabin lighting system ... to name a few.

Our sources tell us Floyd wanted the party bus last night ... so Fusion Luxury Motors in L.A. ... who acquired the Land Yacht for the champ ... delivered it from Cali to the boxers Vegas mansion.

Check out the pics ... there's a reason they call it a Land Yacht.

'Sugar' Shane Mosley

Gets Last FAT ASS Laugh In BKB War

4/3/2015 6:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0403-shane-mosley-weigh-in-INSTAGRAM-01Accusing former champ "Sugar" Shane Mosley of being "fat as s**t" ... came back to bite BKB Middleweight champ Gabe Rosado in the ass -- dude did NOT make weight for his title bout! 

Mosley wasted NO TIME ripping Rosado a new one by posting a pic of Curtis Stevens -- the fighter he trained for Saturday night's fight with Rosado. He captioned it, "The face you make when your bitch ass opponent doesn't make weight. #fatass #BitchAss #F**kRosado"

Shane's celebration was brief. BKB says Rosado had 60 minutes to cut weight, and he managed to lose 2 pounds in that time! His final weigh-in for Saturday night's PPV bout was 159.

Of course, 24 hours ago ... Rosado was the one fat shaming Shane, but shoe's on the other bloated foot now.

Mickey Rourke to Pacquiao:

I Don't Want Free Tix

I'd Rather Watch at Home

4/3/2015 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mickey Rourke says he doesn't care that Manny Pacquiao's camp won't hook him up with free fight tickets -- 'cause he doesn't wanna go anyway!!!! 

Anyone buyin' that? 

As we previously reported, Pac's promoter Bob Arum told Mickey he'd have to buy "his own damn tickets" if he wanted to be ringside ... even though he and Manny train at the same L.A. boxing gym. 

But when we got Mickey out yesterday, not only did he blow off the ticket thing ... the 62-year-old also told us he wants to get back in the ring himself!! 

You know ... 'cause it went so well last time. 


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