Fresh off a 12-round drubbing of Robert Guerrero earlier in the month, undefeated and outspoken WBC and The Ring welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has just booked his second fight in a year for the first time in six. Years that is. “Money” will meet WBC and The Ring *light middleweight* champion Saul “El Conelo” Alvarez, a 42-0 Mexican-born boxer who holds 30 knockouts and notable victories over Shane Mosley, Austin Trout, and Jose Cotto to his credit.
Mayweather made the announcement via his Twitter yesterday evening:
(Only in a freakshow match like this would you hear an audience member ask “What’s he waiting for?” after approximately 4 seconds of fighting.)
Yesterday, the world was introduced to a man by the name of Nick Capes (which based on his fighting style, we can only assume is a pseudonym for Greg “Ranger” Stott), a hapless marshmallow of a man who somehow found himself in a boxing match against former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards. The results were hilarious, not in the Mark Kerr vs. Ranger Stott kind of way, but in the Dan Severn vs. Shannon Ritch kind of way. Capes flopped is what we’re saying. He flopped hard. Capes flopped so hard, in fact, that he has since been indefinitely suspended from boxing in North Dakota, which should give him plenty of time to continue pushing the fighting style of RIP on methed out tweekers near and far. As TwinCities.com reports:
Combative Sports Commissioner Al Jaeger says a video review of the fight between Nicholas Capes and a much larger Ray Edwards clearly shows Capes was not hit before he dropped to the canvas. Officials are continuing to investigate.
By “continuing to investigate,” we assume they mean “emailing this video to their entire contacts list with a subject line reading Re: Fatty takes a tumble LOLZ.“