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Floyd Mayweather


For Chicken & Waffles Run

9/20/2014 11:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

092014_floyd_mayweather_launch_v2 He's the best fighter in the world -- by far -- but Floyd Mayweather still invests in protection ... bringing SIX huge dudes to watch his back at one of the most famous chicken joints in the world.

Floyd and his posse hit up Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in L.A. on Friday -- and on the way out, Money hid behind his wall of muscles as he and his lady friend made their way to a waiting SUV.

Shockingly, nobody messed with Floyd in the restaurant ... or in the street.

Andre Berto


Mayweather Would Destroy You!!!

9/17/2014 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Boxing champ Andre Berto is coming out swinging HARD at Victor Ortiz ... telling TMZ Sports V.O. is INSANE for asking Floyd Mayweather for a rematch -- because Floyd would KILL HIM. 

Berto was out at Katsuya in Hollywood last night -- when he said Ortiz sounded "crazy" and "desperate"  for calling out Floyd ... saying, "[Victor] needs to fight me again. I''l f**k his ass up."

Berto says if Ortiz can beat him -- "which he won't" -- then he deserves a shot at Mayweather. 

FYI -- Ortiz DEFEATED Berto when they fought back in 2011 with Ortiz getting the unanimous decision. 
Still, Berto is fired up ... saying, "I need to go ahead to whoop his ass before it's said and done."

Boxer Gerald Washington

Arrested In Burbank

9/16/2014 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916-gerald-washington-facebook-01Boxing phenom Gerald Washington was arrested in Burbank, CA late Monday night ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Washington -- a former tight end at USC -- is 14-0 in the ring ... but last night, the 32-year-old found himself in handcuffs after a routine traffic stop went south. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops noticed Washington's Chevy truck was "straddling the lines" just before midnight ... plus, he had expired tags ... so they pulled him over. 

During the stop, cops determined Washington was NOT under the influence -- but officers noticed a warrant out for his arrest stemming for a previous driving without a license incident. 

He was taken into custody and bail was set at $5k. 

We're told Washington -- nicknamed "El Gallo Negro" -- was very cooperative. We're told Washington is still in custody.

Floyd Mayweather

Re-Buffed By Buffett

9/16/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather was snubbed by Warren Buffett before his championship fight Saturday night, because the billionaire and his company had issues with the champ, weed and women.

Sources connected to both Mayweather and Buffett tell TMZ ... the mogul had agreed to walk Floyd into the ring ... accompanied by Justin Bieber and Wiz Khalifa. In fact, we're told Buffett was excited to be part of Team Money.

But our sources say Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, had problems with the spectacle, primarily because of a Mayweather documentary -- "All Access."  Buffett is featured in the flick with Floyd ... and the very next scene shows Money carousing with women while his posse rolls joints.

The documentary didn't sit well with Buffett's people -- they felt it reflected badly on their boss. We're told at around 10 A.M. Saturday ... Warren agreed and 86'd his plan to walk Floyd into the ring.

After Floyd found out Buffett bailed ... he decided to walk out alone.

Buffett still went to the fight and was with Floyd in his dressing room before the bout.  


Floyd Mayweather


9/15/2014 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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.

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.


Boxer Victor Ortiz


'I'll Fight Him for Free'

9/15/2014 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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


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
breaking news

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


Meet Selena

9/13/2014 5:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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 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

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

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

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


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."

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