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Floyd Mayweather

Rips Triple G

'You're a Nobody'

6/16/2015 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Floyd Mayweather is already trading shots with Gennady Golovkin ... telling TMZ Sports the guy's just running his mouth for a payday -- and he's way out of his league. 

Golovkin -- who's knocked out his last 20 opponents -- told us Mayweather would be his "dream fight" and is 100% certain he'd win if they ever got in the ring together. 

Now, Mayweather's camp is issuing a response ... saying, "Everyone in boxing wants to fight Floyd. It's the biggest payday they could possibly have."

"[Golovkin] has never fought a top opponent in his whole career ... we're surprised you guys would even have him on your show to be honest."

Sounds like fightin' words. 

Triple G

I Would Destroy Floyd Mayweather

6/16/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather has just been called out by the most dangerous boxer in the world ... Gennady Golovkin ... who says he's 100% confident he would crush Money ... if they ever got in the ring. 

Triple G appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and told us a bout with Mayweather would be his "dream fight" -- if Floyd ever agreed to come up in weight and fight the 33-year-old phenom. 

FYI -- Triple G is a BEAST in the ring ... having K.O.'d his last 20 opponents in a row!!! 

There's more ... we also asked Golovkin about fighting Oscar De La Hoya, who recently told us he'd want to get in the ring with Triple G if he ever comes out of retirement. 

Long story short ... if Oscar's serious, Golovkin says he's absolutely ready to rumble. 


Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested

Allegedly Tried to Join ISIS

6/15/2015 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0615-anthony-small-GETTY-01Former British boxing champ Anthony Small -- who was 23-2 as a pro -- is on trial in England for allegedly trying to sneak off to Syria to join ISIS ... this according to the BBC

The 33-year-old boxer was arrested in England along with two other men after authorities say they were trying to forge documents to illegally enter Syria. 

Small and the two men have all been charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts -- though Small DENIES the allegation. 

Small most famously fought in "The Contender Challenge: U.K. vs. USA" in 2007 -- when fighters from the U.S. reality show "The Contender" flew to England to fight up-and-coming boxers, including Small. 

Small defeated Walter Wright, who competed in Season 2 of the boxing reality show. 

Small converted to Islam at the age of 24 -- and in 2012, he made a YouTube video in which he said he quit boxing because the sport took place in venues that Muslims are forbidden to enter because of gambling, alcohol and half-naked ring girls. 

[H/T Vice Sports

Floyd Mayweather

Bikini Spelling Debacle

... At Dallas Nightclub

6/15/2015 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The insanely hot bikini team at Medusa nightclub in Dallas was SUPPOSED to spell out Floyd Mayweather's name during his epic grand entrance this weekend. 

Let's just say they fell short of a Vanya Shivashankar-like performance.

Don't worry ... they eventually figured it out ... and Mayweather went on to party his face off at the party thrown by Big D party promoters @themenofbusiness.

Plus, we're told Floyd -- in classic Mayweather form -- bought over 20 bottles of champagne for his TMT crew to sip on all night.  

The buzz in the club was the Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was hanging out with Floyd in the VIP section ... along with Dallas Mavs player Bernard James ... and they all had a blast! 

Get well soon, Manny.

Boxer Andre Berto

Floyd Flosses Too Hard

You Don't Need Those Cars, Bro

6/15/2015 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather is being called out for being TOO FLASHY ... but the hilarious part -- the guy calling him out was driving a Rolls Royce at the time. 

2-time welterweight champ Andre Berto was cruisin' around L.A. this weekend when we brought up Mayweather -- who's selling his ultra-rare Ferrari Enzo for $3.8 MILLION

"He got too many of 'em anyway," Berto said ... noting that he doesn't need to resort to that "extra s**t" that Floyd does to get attention.

... while sitting in the driver's seat of his $300k Rolls Royce. 

Triple G

On Fighting Oscar:

'Stranger Things Have Happened'

6/15/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0612_De-La-Hoya-and-Golovkin_-K2-PromotionsDon't rule out a fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Gennady Golovkin -- 'cause after ODLH called out Triple G last week ... his rep tells TMZ Sports, "Stranger things have happened."

GGG's rep says the boxer is well aware of the TMZ Sports video in which 42-year-old Oscar says he thinks about making a comeback every day -- and has his sights set on Golovkin. 

But Gennady didn't take the call out as an insult ... his rep says, "It was a show of respect."

In fact, GGG and De La Hoya came face-to-face just days after the video and had a very friendly exchange ... even taking a picture together (see above). 

But get this ... GGG's rep says the boxer is so dominant, he has trouble finding opponents -- "We can't even get guys to return our calls."

So, if Oscar wants a fight, and the money's good enough ... we're told, "Stranger things have happened."

Stay tuned ... 

Floyd Mayweather

I'm Selling My Ferrari Enzo

... For $3.8 MIL!

6/12/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0611_floyd_mayweather_ferrari_enzo_launch_2Floyd Mayweather is about to make even MORE money this year -- 'cause TMZ Sports has learned he's selling his ultra-rare Ferrari Enzo super car ... FOR $3.8 MILLION!!!

Mayweather only bought the car in January for $3.2 mil ... but after putting 194 miles on the whip, he decided it was time to swap it out for a brand new ride.

BTW -- the car's previous owner is the Shiekh of Abu Dhabi. 

We spoke with Floyd's exotic car dealer, Obi Okeke -- owner of Fusion Luxury Motors in L.A. -- who tells us Mayweather made it clear he wants to move fast on the deal and wants to use the profits to buy TWO other insane vehicles. 

Okeke says he's been sworn to secrecy about the other cars until Floyd takes possession of them -- but says, "They're extremely expensive and will shock everyone."

It's good to be rich. 

Floyd Mayweather

Dominates Forbes List

NFL Players Don't Crack Top 10

6/10/2015 10:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0610_floyd_mayweather_TMZFloyd Mayweather has done it again ... sitting on the very top of Forbes' 2015 highest paid athletes in the world list ... a list that contains ZERO players from the NFL. 

Mayweather made roughly $300 MILLION in 2015 ... almost doubling the #2 guy Manny Pacquiao ($160 million) and #3 Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.6). 

They're followed by Lionel Messi ($73.8), Roger Federer ($67), LeBron ($64.8), Kevin Durant ($54.1), Phil Mickelson ($50.8), Tiger Woods ($50.6) and Kobe Bryant ($49.5). 

The list is essentially comprised of the same names as last year with one noticeable difference ... the one NFL guy from '14, Matt Ryan, has dropped off. 

For the record, it's the 3rd time in 4 years that Mayweather has been #1. 

Deion Sanders

Warns De La Hoya

Comeback is a Huge Mistake!

6/10/2015 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Deion Sanders knows what it takes to make a comeback in pro sports ... which is why he's BEGGING Oscar De La Hoya to STAY RETIRED ... before he gets seriously hurt.  

42-year-old Oscar has been flirting with the idea of returning to the ring ... and told TMZ Sports he wants to fight Triple G -- the most dangerous man in all of boxing. 

So, when Prime Time appeared on "The Cruz Show" on Power 106 this morning ... he had a STRONG message for the Golden Boy -- FORGET ABOUT IT!!!!!!

"Oscar, I love you. You're a hero. Don't do it," Sanders said ... "You can't come back when your head is the target."

Blac Chyna

Disses Tyga

Promises New Boxer BF Crazy Sex

6/10/2015 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

More venom from Blac Chyna ... who went out of her way to diss her baby daddy, Tyga, Tuesday night -- and to twist the knife, she bragged about the insane sex she plans to have with her new boxer BF. 

Chyna was leaving 1 OAK nightclub in Hollywood when she told us she has BIG BANGIN' PLANS to break J'Leon Love's pre-fight vow of abstinence once the final bell rings on June 20th. 

"It's over for him!" Chyna bragged. 

That's when the topic turned to Tyga -- and Chyna fired off a few shots in his direction. 

Those two have been beefin' ever since they broke up back in August ... and it doesn't seem like it's ending anytime soon. 


Al Sharpton on Mayweather:

He's Not Trying to Be a Role Model

6/9/2015 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's an interesting video ... we asked Rev. Al Sharpton if he thinks Floyd Mayweather is a good role model -- and while he didn't exactly say yes, he didn't say no either. 

Floyd's past is no secret ... he's been convicted of domestic violence, he's humiliated his ex-fiancee on social media and once exploded on security at his private community in Vegas. 

On the other hand, he's a REALLY good boxer. 

Check out Sharpton's answer ... it essentially boils down to the old Charles Barkley argument -- if he doesn't want to be a role model, does he have any real obligation to act like one?

Oscar De La Hoya

If I Come Back ...


6/5/2015 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oscar De La Hoya is calling out the SCARIEST boxer in the world -- telling TMZ Sports if he does decide to get back in the ring, he wants to fight undefeated human annihilator Gennady Golovkin!!!!!

The 42-year-old Golden Boy was leaving the Belasco Theater in L.A. when we asked how he felt about being called out by Shane Mosley and Roy Jones Jr

That's when Oscar dropped the bombshell ... saying, "If I ever come back, and I think about it every day, I'll fight Triple G!"


For the record, Golovkin is 33-0 ... with 20 CONSECUTIVE KNOCKOUTS!!!!!

So, does Oscar have a death wish?? Or does he truly believe he could beat one of the most dangerous fighters alive???

Shane Mosley & Roy Jones

Hey De La Hoya

... We'll Fight You!

6/4/2015 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0604_roy_jone_oscar_de-la-hoya_shane_mosely_tmzWanna see the best fight between 40-somethings this side of Bobby Brown's family reunion?

You might get your chance ... 'cause boxing legends Shane Mosley and Roy Jones Jr. tell TMZ Sports they're 100% DOWN to fight Oscar De La Hoya if he REALLY wants a comeback bout. 

As we previously reported ... De La Hoya's hinting hard at a return to the squared circle, saying in a recent radio interview that he thinks he's still got enough goods with the leather to compete.

We spoke to Mosley & Jones who both tell us they're willing to trade shots with the 42-year-old De La Hoya ... not just for money ... but to save the sport they love.

Mosley, who fought Oscar twice in the pros and once as an amateur, says a fight between the two would be a chance for Oscar to do the one thing he never did in his celebrated career ... beat him.

"I would fight him if the money was right. I got his number, he can't beat me."

Jones has an even better idea ... an epic geriatric tournament of pugilists where he, Oscar, Shane and Bernard Hopkins all establish who is the best old lion in the sport.

"The fights won't be a pitter-patter chess match. We're gonna be looking to knock each other out. It would actually be worth the $100 pay-per-view because of the legends."

Mosley adds, "If the real boxers like us came back  to remind the fans what boxing is all about then boxing ratings would be improved. These new dudes are f**king up."

As for De La Hoya -- we're working on getting a comment. Stay tuned ... 

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