Floyd Mayweather is set for another handsome payday for his upcoming exhibition bout against Logan Paul with both fighters set to cash-in staggering amounts from the pay-per-view clash. Unbeaten former four-weight world champion Mayweather is no stranger to a big cheque having been involved in the two highest-grossing fights in boxing history. And his meeting with the YouTube star promises to earn him more than he would get from an official ring return. The lucrative contest has been in the offing for some time with Paul persistently calling out his opponent since the back end of last year. Paul only has one professional fight to his name - a points defeat to YouTube rival KSI - but stands to make significantly more from this fight than he first predicted months ago. Here is all you need to know about the fight. Fight details The two men will meet at the Hard Rock stadium in Miami on June 6. Mayweather Promotions, Showtime Boxing and video experience platform … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul: Eye-watering purse and fight details revealed
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UFC icon Royce Gracie challenged Mike Tyson to a ‘no-holds-barred’ fight ‘to the finish’, a new memoir has revealed. The boxing legend tore apart the heavyweight division in the late 1980s before a rape conviction, along with excessive partying and further personal life problems , rocked his career. While Iron Mike was preparing his comeback to the ring, the MMA promotion UFC was founded and Brazilian fighter Gracie, now 54, won three fights on its first night in late 1993. And his desire to be seen as the top fighter on Earth led to a stunning challenge for the Baddest Man on the Planet. In a memoir by sports writer Fiaz Rafiq,' To The Top: Enter the Octagon, the Ring and Entertainment', it is revealed: “[Tyson] was challenged by the Gracie Brothers, in particular Royce, back in the early 1990s. “The UFC champion’s perception was that Tyson was the best boxer in the world, but he refused to accept that Tyson was the best ‘fighter’. “The Gracies had a point. … [Read more...] about Mike Tyson was challenged to a DEATHMATCH by UFC star Royce Gracie but refused as ‘there was no way I’d win’
Anthony Joshua has backed his promoter Eddie Hearn, after Tyson Fury launched an X-rated rant at the Matchroom boss. Hearn is trying to finalise details for the £200m bout that will crown the first unified heavyweight champ since Lennox Lewis. But the Gypsy King has been growing increasingly frustrated in recent weeks, with talks between Top Rank’s Bob Arum and Hearn stretching out. Fury also took the opportunity to take aim at Hearn for his treatment of Billy Joe Saunders in the build-up to his bout with pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez. Hearn represents Saunders, but during a training session with his fellow Brit, Fury claimed the promoter was prioritising Canelo in the build-up, labelling him an “absolute w*****”. “I think Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn are absolute w******,” Fury said on social media. “They’re up Canelo Alvarez’s ringpiece a million miles. Look on the f****** webpage. All Canelo, Canelo,” Fury said. “Do you promote Billy Joe or not you … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua wades into Tyson Fury’s row with promoter Eddie Hearn
JOE Biden celebrated the "courage" of the US forces who carried out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden 10 years ago - but the president has been criticized over his skepticism of the mission at the time. Bin Laden, the infamous leader of the terrorist group al Qaeda , was shot dead by a team of Navy Seals in a secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011. Biden, who was then vice president, watched the raid - dubbed Operation Neptune Spear - unfold live from the White House's Situation Room along with former President Barack Obama. To commemorate a decade to the day that the historic mission was successfully executed, Biden credited the "courage and skill" of all those involved, describing it as a moment "I will never forget." "Ten years ago, I joined President Obama and members of our national security team, crowded into the Situation Room to watch as our military delivered long-awaited justice to Osama bin Laden," Biden wrote in a statement issued by the … [Read more...] about Biden criticized for opposing mission to kill Osama bin Laden as he praises special forces on 10th anniversary of raid
MELINDA Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman and global advocate who is probably best known for her marriage. Bill Gates shocked the world when he tweeted on May 3 that he and Melinda were getting a divorced . Read our Bill Gates live blog below for the very latest news and updates... What is Melinda Gates' net worth? Melinda Gates is the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. According to the foundation's website, she "shapes and approves strategies, reviews results, and sets the organization's overall direction. She works with grantees and partners to further the foundation's goals." The soon-to-be ex-wife of the Microsoft founder is worth $70billion, according to Spear's . pic.twitter.com/padmHSgWGc — Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021 Bill Gates said the couple decided to "end our marriage" after a "great deal of thought and a lot of work" - two years after the couple marked their 25th wedding anniversary and his wife … [Read more...] about What is Melinda Gates’ net worth and how old is she?