Mayweather Promotions On-The-Go Contest:
- Post a photo of yourself on Instagram wearing Mayweather Promotions, or Mayweather Sports gear while traveling during the holidays. Use the Hashtag #MPonTheGo
- Include a description of where you are heading.
Include the hashtag #MPOnTheGo
Contest Duration: Friday November 1st – Saturday December 31st
3 Random Winners Announced: Wednesday, January 4th
Prize: Mayweather Promotions hat and Mayweather Sports shirt.
MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS EVENT RECAPS
9/16- Smith vs. Galarza
Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith defeated Frank “Notorious” Galarza by majority decision at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The co-main event featured Detroit’s Domonique Dolton and Georgia native, Justin Deloach. It was DeLoach’s effective counterpunching that made the difference, leading him to a unanimous decision victory. Alexis “Beaver” Santiago went up against against Jose “El Tigre” Cayetano to open up the live TV broadcast on Bounce TV. The judges saw the fight: 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94; a unanimous decision in favor of Cayetano. The night was kicked off with a super lightweight bout featuring Ladarius “Memphis” Miller vs. Maynard Allison, as Miller gave Allison his first loss of his pro-career after a unanimous decision win. Juan Heraldez remained unbeaten after Reyes Sanchez’ corner threw in the towel at the end of the 3rd round. Lanell “KO” Bellows was upset by DeCarlo Perez in their super middleweight bout, as the judges saw the fight as a split decision victory in Perez’ favor. Sanjarbek Rakhmanov was able to keep his unbeaten record after defeating Marquise Hawthorne by unanimous decision. J’Leon Love had an impressive knockout victory over Dashon Johnson in the 6th round of their bout. Lionell Thompson put on a dominating performance against Donovan George improving his record to 17-4. Sharif “The Lion” Bogere also dominated his fight against Luis Florez winning by TKO.
9/17- Titans of the Trade: Breakfast of Champions
For the 7th consecutive time, we hosted our signature event: Titans of the Trade Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak restaurant inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. To fit the growing event, Ballers star, Jazmyn Simon, hosted the breakfast as our emcee for the second consecutive time and kept the smiling and laughing throughout the event. We honored both The Finest Family and Vashti Cunningham with our newest award category, the Young Trailblazers Award. Marian Rhodes, Senior VP of Operations for the Arizona Diamondbacks was awarded with the Titans of the Trade Award for her hard work in her arena. Alicia “Slick” Ashley was honored with the Golden Glove Award. This year’s Meritorious Award went to a well-deserving recipient, Sylvia Browne-Owens, President of Boxing Operations for Haymon Sports, LLC.
10/8- Gavril vs. Brooker at Sam’s Town Live
Super Middleweight rising star, Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril defeated Christopher Brooker by way of TKO at Sam’s Town Live inside of Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV in the main event of Mayweather Promotions Sin City Showdown, the first installment of their monthly series of boxing at Sam’s Town Live. The card also featured a co-main event between Ladarius Miller and Ronald Rivas that ended after only 55 seconds into the 2nd round with a TKO by Miller. Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov proved to be the better fighter in his fight against Jonathan Dinong after winning by unanimous decision, while Samuel Santana won by way of disqualification against Jose Vargas. The night opened up with our newly signed prospects, Xavier Martinez and Daniel Gonzalez (2-0) who both defeated their opponents and remained undefeated.
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A monthly installment of action-packed boxing is coming to you live from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas, NV. Each event will feature Mayweather Promotions’ own stable of fighters, as they showcase their talents in front of the “home crowd” right here in the boxing capitol of the world.
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UPCOMING SPORTING EVENTS
10/25 NBA Tip-Off
Basketball season is back, and on October 25th the action will pick up once again as three teams face each other for the tip-off! The 2015-16 NBA season was an exciting one that brought the fans tons of action! Lebron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory, winning their first championship in franchise history. Let’s see what excitement 2016-17 will bring the fans.
For stats, tickets, and more visit: http://www.nba.com
Knicks vs. Cavaliers at 5pm PT on TNT at The Q Arena
Jazz vs. Trail Blazers at 7pm PT at Moda Center
Spurs vs. Warriors at 7:30pm PT on TNT at The Oracle Arena
10/25-11/2 World Series Championship
Visit http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule for additional information on the World Series coverage.
10/27 UCLA vs. USC
Pick your side! USC vs. UCLA, the greatest rivalry in college football is here. USC ranks #2 behind Notre Dame producing more NFL players, and holds more wins against its rival UCLA (45 wins), in the 85 times they’ve faced off, however UCLA holds the longest winning streak with 8 consecutive wins over USC. Los Angeles is about to heat up, and only one team will walk away the winner.
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 PM PT on ESPN
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
11/1 Melbourne Cup
Flemington is Australia’s best-known and oldest continuing metropolitan racecourse. The Melbourne Cup rose to fame as a social and fashion event as well as the national sporting highlight of the year and became “the race that stops a nation”.
Tuesday, November 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
11/6 New York Marathon
The New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world’s biggest and most popular marathon, with nearly 50,000 finishers in 2015. In 2001, the race became a symbol of hope and renewal for participants, spectators, and all New Yorkers after the race was held 2 months after 9/11. The New York Marathon has 46 years of history and counting as they continue their celebration of sports and diversity.
Sunday, November 6
New York City, New York
11/11-16 Hall of Fame Tip-off
Each year, top teams and conferences will compete in the Basketball Hall of Fame’s event showcasing its elite talents in New England’s only exempt Division I college basketball tournament. 8 schools compete in two four-team brackets with campus round games leading up to the Mohegan Sun Arena contests. This year’s teams are: University at Albany, Brown University, University of Cincinnati, Duke University, Grand Canyon University, Marist College, Penn State, and University of Rhode Island.
11/13 Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers
This timeless rivalry is one for the books and represents the ultimate NFC vs. AFC matchup as the Cowboys boast as “America’s team” while the Steelers glorify their record-breaking 6 Super bowl victories.
Sunday, November 13, 1:25 PM PT on FOX
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11/13 Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots
These high profile teams will go head-to-head in what seems like another Super bowl XLIX rematch, at Gillette Stadium. Who will take home with the win?
Sunday, November 13, 5:30 PM PT on NBC
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
11/17-20 Puerto Rico Tip-off
This is the tenth year the Tire Pros Puerto Rico Tip-Off will be played at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan. The event will showcase Arizona State, Clemson, Davidson, Missouri, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Tulane, and Xavier. The bracket consists of 12 games over 3 days with each team competing in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face-off in a championship game on the final day of competition. All games will be televised on ESPNU.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida
11/24 Thanksgiving Day (NFL)
Per the usual, three match-ups will be dominating your TV screen on Turkey Day. This year’s Thanksgiving Day list features 2 pivotal divisional rivalry match-ups and a fun quarterback match-up taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium as the nightcap. Take a look at the matchups below:
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions at 9:30 AM PT on CBS
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys at 1:30 PM PT on FOX
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts at 5:30 PM PT on NBC
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
12/6-11 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)
This elite competition will bring the world’s best swimmers together to compete for 46 gold medals over 6 days in a temporary world championship pool within the WFCU Arena.
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
12/22-23 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic
The Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic returns to the Orleans Arena December 22-23, 2016. Participating teams include: USC, Wyoming, DePaul, Missouri St., SEMO, Troy University, Chicago St., and Cornell. All eight on-campus games are set but the Orleans Arena will only host a pair of bracketed tournaments with the afternoon sessions featuring the visitors’ bracket, and the hosts’ taking the court in the evening. The games will be televised with the semifinals being aired on Fox College Sports and the third-place game and finals on FS1. The semifinals will take place on Dec. 22 with the Pokes taking on Big East foe DePaul at 6 p.m. MT. The Cowboys will either face USC or Missouri State in either the finals or the third-place game on Dec. 23. The third-place game is set for 6:30 p.m. MT with the finals set to tip at 9 p.m. MT. Tickets for the final rounds in Las Vegas are available at the Orleans Arena box office and on The Orleans website.
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
12/25 Christmas Day (NFL)
Since Christmas falls on a Sunday in 2016, the NFL altered its schedule this year so that 28 of the league’s 32 teams would have the day off. This season will mark the first time in 10 years that the NFL has held two regular-season games on Christmas Day. Take a look at the Christmas Day schedule below:
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens at 1:30 PM PT on NFLN
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs at 5:30 PM PT on NBC
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
12/31 Playoff Semifinals – Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host its first College Football Playoff Semifinal on Dec. 31, 2016, when either the #1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3 teams in the country face-off in Atlanta, GA.
12/31 Playoff Semifinals- Fiesta Bowl
The Fiesta Bowl is a premier bowl game, having hosted seven collegiate national championships. Website: www.fiestabowl.org/fiesta-bowl
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
We sat down with the Mayweather Promotions’ young prospect to get insight on who is outside of the ring. We learned everything from his favorite music to his biggest motivations, and he shared advice for all aspiring fighters looking to make an entrance into the sport.
MP: If you could go back in time and watch any fight live, which one would it be and why?
ML: Tommy Hearns vs. Marvin Hagler the first fight. It’s the best fight of all-time. I choose that fight because, as a south paw Marvin “Marvelous” Hagler displayed perfectly how to beat an orthodox fighter. I watched that fight over and over because I liked his technique. I watch so many videos of many different fighters and Hagler is who I feel closest to as a fighter.
MP: Who/What has been your biggest motivation so far?
ML: The struggles I have been through are a constant reminder that I have no choice but to be successful. I would have to say that’s played a huge role in motivating me to get to where I am. Coming from where I come from, I know the life that would be waiting for me if I was to give up and not give boxing my all. I am from Sacramento, I moved out when I was turning 16, that was the same year I went through the hardest things in my life. I lost both of my parents from my life temporarily that year, due to some things my parents were forced to do in order to provide for our family. I vowed I would never ever go back, I guess its similar to Floyd’s situation, he used boxing as a vehicle to never go back to where he came from. Floyd is a big role model to me, he motivates me by showing me how boxing can be a means to provide for my family, and myself, legally. Boxing is something I can be proud of.
MP: Where would you like to see yourself in ten years?
ML: I see myself as a world champion holding titles in multiple weight classes. I see myself continuing my efforts to be a positive role model. My foundation “Be Ambitious” will be on a worldwide level, and even more successful in helping the youth discover their dreams, and making their visions become a reality. I will still be boxing of course, I see myself as another Bernard Hopkins, I started boxing at an older age so I have a lot more in me!
MP: What impacts has boxing had on you personally?
ML: Positively boxing has helped me control and deal with anger issues. Boxing has given me discipline, because I didn’t have guidance growing up. Boxing has been the biggest influence in helping me become who I am today. My fuse was short, now I have learned to control myself.
MP: How do you spend your free time when you’re not in the ring?
ML: When I’m not in the ring I’m with my family. I relax and read a lot. A lot of people don’t know that about me. Right now I am reading the Art of Mastery by Robert Greene. Its great in helping me master a lot of what I am doing right now.
MP: In-N-Out or Fat Burger?
ML: Neither. I don’t eat fast food.
MP: So we know you’re from Cali, who’s the greatest west coast rapper dead or alive?
ML: Alive – Nipsey Hussle, definitely have to listen to “That’s How I Knew”
Dead – Tupac for sure, favorite song would have to be “Hell Raiser”
ML: Work hard. The best advice I received was to work hard, so I encourage everyone else to do the same no matter what their craft is. Even when you want to give up, remember why you began in the first place.
Thank you Maurice Lee for dedicating your time to the fans and allowing them to get to know more about you!
This quarter we gave the fans a chance to participate in an art contest. This contest consisted of fans posting a piece of artwork they’ve designed, featuring either Floyd Mayweather or any Mayweather Promotions fighter. After narrowing it down to a handful of artists, it finally came down to one artist who truly stood out to us. First sight of his artwork shows how much time and detail was put into each design. We are excited to announce Lance Lucas, better known as his artist name @darealicon as our Fan Feature this quarter. Over the last several months he has designed and submitted over 10 pieces of art. For that, we THANK YOU for being a true Mayweather Promotions supporter!
Enjoy more Lance’s artwork on his Instagram
WHO IS DAREALICON?
MP: When did you find out you had a talent in art?
LL: I started doing art in preschool, I got good at it when I was around 10 years old.
MP: Where would you like your artistic talents to take you?
LL: I would like my skills to make me a millionaire one day, I want to become the biggest digital artist in America and build my own team of artist and open up art shops around the United States.
MP: What is one of your proudest pieces of art and why?
LL: My favorite piece is definitely the one I did of Floyd that won the contest. I got a lot of recognition from that and it was a proud moment for me because I beat out all the other great artists.
MP: What do you like most about Floyd Mayweather and how does he relate to your art?
LL: I love Floyd because he represents excellence and dedication; it applies to my art because I put in the hard work to make it what it is. Hours of work and hundreds of layers of detail.
MP: Anything else you’d like to mention, or like for us to know?
LL: I went from having no job to doing digital art full time, when I put the dedication and hard work in, it changed my life. I saw the potential of what I could accomplish, and if I buckled down and focused, I turned what I loved doing into a substantial income.
We appreciate all our fans who participated in our fan art entries and thank you all for your support. We look forward to more weekly #FanArtFriday submissions! We could only choose one Fan this quarter, but we wanted to show love to everyone else who participated!
Drake & Future weren’t the only ones doing Summer ’16 right. This summer we asked our fans to show us how they do summer, by tagging #MPSummer16 in their posts across social media. We received so many amazing photos of our fans on vacations, on adventures, at fight night and spending time with family. We couldn’t choose one, so we selected a handful of photos that we received over the summer, and it’s safe to say everyone had a great summer! Be sure to stay connected on our social media for more contests, fan feature opportunities, and more!
Looking for the ultimate challenge for both the mind and body? Chess boxing may peak your interest. This hybrid sport combines boxing, with alternating rounds of chess. The sport has grown since its birth in 2003, to now having international competitions around the world. Learn more about the sport here: http://www.wcbo.org.
This sport is a globally played, limited-contact sport, in which two teams compete to maneuver a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool into the opposing team’s goal by propelling it with a pusher. Learn more about the U.S underwater hockey team here: http://usauwh.org
The Drone Racing League
This non-traditional sport known as FPV racing – or first person view –consists of the racers to use special goggles, some held together with gaffer tape, giving them a drone’s-eye view to race against their competition. Drone Racing has received more public recognition and visibility on television over the last nine months than ever before and is said to have, that thrill of a 100-meter dash or horse racing. The first ever million-dollar race was recently held in Dubai back in March of this year, and is predicted to grow to become a 4 billion dollar business by 2020.
For more information, visit: http://thedroneracingleague.com.
Fear of God
This L.A. based brand from designer Jerry Lorenzo is beginning to make its staple in the fashion & music industry. It has quickly become your favorite artist and athlete’s favorite brand; with artists such as Kanye West, Justin Bieber and many more sporting the brand. To view the collection visit, www.fearofgod.com
Athletes have become more aware of their style, and more fashion conscious than ever before! We’ve put together our picks of the most fashionable athletes: Russell Westbrook (Sports Illustrated), JR Smith (Complex Style), Tyson Chandler (Complex Style), and David Beckham (GQ), sporting fashions hottest trends from: bomber jackets, gold watches, ripped jeans, to classic button-ups.
This fashion accessory is the perfect add-on as the temperatures cool down. Style up your look, by throwing on a utility vest over your favorite t-shirt. Take a few tips from The Weeknd as seen below.
What was once a staple of a pre-WW2 watch design is now an in-season fall/winter staple. Check out some of these cutting edge watches.
Fall Sneaker Releases
These sneakers are the perfect mix of sporty, premium, and style just like Mayweather Sports. Pair any of these fall releases with a MWS hoodie or t-shirt!
Adidas Ladies NMD: Release Oct. 1st
Air Jordan 12 Retro Premium “Deep Royal”: Nov. 12th
Adidas NMD XR1 White-Core: Nov 25th
Air Jordan 11 ‘Space Jam’: Dec. 23rd
This throwback accessory popular in the early 90’s is BACK! Actress, entrepreneur, author & model, Shay Mitchell recently launched her collection of jewelry as she teamed up with BaubleBar with her selection of chokers that are sure to make a statement.
Take a look: http://bit.ly/2cugPjW
A timeless statement piece that never goes out of style has found its way on the backs of many celebs! As the weather continues to cool down, the furs are coming out. Get some inspiration for your next winter outfit from these stars:
Bring the heat this fall/winter in a classic pants suit. Suits aren’t just for the fellas anymore, see how the women are rocking the latest trend in fashion.
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico has a lot to offer during the winter months. Destinations at higher altitudes like Mexico City can get quite cold in winter, especially at night and in the mornings; but afternoons are still generally sunny and warm and the sites are spectacular.
Arena Mexico, Museo Frida Kahlo, Floating Garden of Xochimilco, Pujol Restraunt
For a true “back door” experience, consider visiting in winter, when airfares and hotel rates are generally cheaper — and there are fewer tourists.
British Museum, Tower of London, St. Pauls Cathedral, Providores & Tapa Room
Equador means “equator”, so the weather is generally warm all year-round, which makes this destination perfect for a Winter get-a-way. Travel to the Galapagos Islands and discover your love for snorkeling and the open sea or do a little shopping at the biggest craft markets!
Los Túneles, Craft Market in Otavalo, Quilotola Volcano Lake, Museo de Nacional
The low or off-season in Bermuda is the wintertime between November to March when the temperature varies between high 60s to low 60s. This time in Bermuda has its own advantages.
Crystal Cave & Fantasy Cave, Ft. Saint Catherine, National Museum of Bermuda, Somerset Bridge Watersports
Experience winter-only sights and get one of the best views of the Northern Lights.
The Blue Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, i8 Gallery, Kaffi Mokka
During a winter holiday and you’ll find a wonderland of themed markets, activities for couples and families as well as monumental ceremonies honoring American history and heroes.
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National Gallery of Art, and Kennedy Center
Johannesburg, South Africa
From September to November springtime takes over, and brings the countryside comes to life. While their summers take place in December and January & ease off in February.
Wits Art Museum, Liberation Cafe, Gold Reef City Amusement Park, and Johannesburg Art Gallery
The NHL is looking to keep up with the stats. The National Hockey League has teamed up with Sportvision to put chips in hockey pucks so that they can measure things like shot speed and trajectory. The pucks, along with jerseys that are also equipped with chips, are in use at this year’s World Cup of Hockey. Microdata is a growing trend in sports and helps improve accuracy within each game.
Virtual reality football
Davies said that FOX Sports VR isn’t intended to replace a traditional TV viewing of Saturday’s game, rather it aims to be complimentary. Because VR goggles are clunky and relatively uncomfortable, FOX’s virtual reality app is meant for short-form viewing.
In the age of endless music at our fingertips and fleeting headphone jacks, wireless listening is about to become the norm.
“We envision in the future, you can take your hands off the wheel, and your commute becomes restful or productive instead of frustrating and exhausting,” said Jeffrey Zients, director of the National Economic Council. http://nyti.ms/2cE9TnC
This quarter we chose to feature a staff member from The Mayweather Boxing Club. The roles in keep the gym going day in and day out are imperative to the success of the Mayweather Promotions and our fighters. Steven Cartledge is this quarters feature, we got to know him a little better as he provides advice and encouragement throughout his interview, thats applicable to anyone at any age.
MP: How did you get your start at Mayweather Boxing Club and what is your role?
SC: I came from New Jersey four years ago, and wanted to get into something different. It was by the blessing from Floyd that I am here today. We had a good rapport, and I told him I would give him my all and keep the gym in good standing.
MP: Tell us what you do on a daily basis at the Mayweather Boxing Club.
SC: I help with maintenance, I work with the fighters exercising and cardio with them, and anything else that needs to be done around the gym. I enjoy working with the fighters every day. Some of them come to me for advice. I have a lot of life experience, and I just want to give something back to them that will encourage them. I let them know to work hard and things will come out okay. I count my blessings and I am thankful every day. Floyd didn’t have to give me a job, he is my boss and cousin. This is more than just a job, I am doing something positive and beneficial.
MP: What fighters do you work closely with at the gym?
SC: Lately, I have been working with Ishe Smith, recent winner from 9/16. I was honored to join Ishe’s camp. I also work with Rosco Hill a new fighter, he’s an amateur and I have been working to help him get ready for his pro debut. I understand you have to start somewhere and work from the bottom up and helping these fighters grow is rewarding for all of us .
MP: What is the most rewarding thing about your position at MBC?
SC: I love talking to people, I love seeing the kids come in and their reactions. The kids are so amused, and in awe when they step into Mayweather’s gym. It makes me proud to see that my cousin brings this joy to everyone who walks in. The gym is my comfort zone, and I love it!
MP: What is the best advice you can give any young aspiring boxers?
SC: Work hard, be responsible, stay focused, and remain disciplined. Not only in the ring, outside the ring as well. If you keep that mindset it will get you on the track to being a true professional. Your attitude is everything.
I see a lot of fighters come in, they fight hard, but then they get a little comfortable and start to lose focus. Come to the gym, work, and leave. Come to the gym and do what you came to do, what you do in the gym reflects who you are in the ring.
MP: Name your favorite all-time boxing match, and why?
SC: I have to name two fights for this question.
Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns- We didn’t have much to watch growing up, so boxing was the best thing to watch and Sugar Ray was the pretty boy and fast guy.
The second fight would have to be when Floyd fought Mosely. The reason being is, he took the hardest blows and stood up to him, and let him know who was the king in the ring.
MP: Favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
SC: The 9 Steakhouse at The Palms
MP: What do you do with your free time away from the gym?
SC: I spend my free time with the family. I am a family guy. I grew up knowing that family comes first. I grew up with Floyd’s mom and we always stayed together. If they want me to go out with the kids, go to the movies, whatever it is, I like to do it.
MP: Is there anything else you want to tell the Mayweather Supporters?
SC: For all aspiring boxers, you only need to know one thing. The best place to come learn is the Mayweather Boxing Club!
I also want to thank Floyd Sr. for being the first person who got me interested in boxing. Back before I moved to Las Vegas, he would let me run with him, show me techniques, training, being responsible, and being an athlete.