My official Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto preview page
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Because this week has brought out both the sports writer and business reporter in me as I’ve chased the biggest story on the sports business landscape — Floyd Mayweather’s title fight with Miguel Cotto Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Despite the widespread perception that boxing is dying, the sweet science is still big business — especially when Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are involved. And the staggering sums of money tied up in this bout — $8 million for Cotto and $32 million before bonuses — make it the perfect topic for me to tackle in my new role as a business reporter who knows a hell of a lot about sports.
So yes, the Mayweather-Cotto previews have been flowing this week, and instead of leaving them scattered across the internet I figured I would consolidate them right here. Now none of you have any reason to go anywhere else to fuel up before the biggest fight of 2012 so far.
MAYWEATHER-COTTO BY THE NUMBERS PART I
Published right here on my blog, we examine the stats behind Saturday’s matchup, and assess what the numbers reveal and what they obscure.
MAYWEATHER-COTTO BY THE NUMBERS PART II
My story on the day job about the Money Mayweather business model: Punch him then pay him, but always maintain control.
PODCAST PART I
I drop in on Ed “The Sports Fan” Maisonet and crew at the Unsportsmanlike Conduct show, breaking down the fight for a mainstream sports crowd and schooling Ed on his Spanish.
PODCAST PART II
I join rising boxing journalism star Corey Erdman to preview Saturday’s event for the hardcore fans at Ring TV. Listen close for my dead-ringer impression of Cotto trainer Pedro Diaz.
Of course, after a certain point talk is cheap. Other people’s talk, anyway. Mine’s worth its weight in pennies.
What really matters is what happens on Saturday, and I’m just doing what I can to get you prepared.
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