The sport of boxing is coming off of the most successful, lucrative and exciting year in the history of the fight game. So far in 2014 it has been a slow start for the sweet science but where only two weeks into the new year.
The sports world awaits for major announcements which occur this time of year and that is the May opponent for Pound for Pound Kingpin and the sports biggest star Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
Still you can not mention Mayweather’s name with out bringing up Manny Pacuiao who has an April date schedule but like Mayweather has not named an opponent.
Recently, Keith Kizer, Executive Director for the Nevada Athletic Commission submitted his resignation after an eight year run as director of the most respected commission in the fight game. A successor to Mr. Kizer has not yet been named by the State of Nevada.
With some interesting questions unanswered in this new year here is a list of things we know and could possible influence decisions for future opponents for Manny and Floyd by the end of the year. Follow this Examiner on twitter @richarddeocio
Robert Guerrero wants fight with Pacuiao and out of his contract with Golden Boy.
Looking to bounce back or some might say cash in once again after a 2013 loss to Floyd Mayweather Robert Guerrero wants out of his contract so he can pursue a fight with Top Rank cash cow Manny Pacquiao.
Guerrero is not a marketable star but would still earn a decent pay day to fight Pacquiao if the fight gets made. In the meantime the contract dispute will go to arbitration.
Keith Kizer resigns from the Nevada Athletic Commission
After serving eight years as Executive Director for the Nevada Athletic Commission Keith Kizer will step down and return to working for the Nevada Attorney General.
The top live gates in boxing and mixed martial arts occurred during Kizer's tenure as executive director. The top grossing boxing event between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, drew a reported $20.03 million in September.
Marcos Maidana vs Adrien Broner 2 confirmed by Golden Boy CEO
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that a second fight with Marcos Maidana and Adrien Broner will take place in April. Maidana stunned Broner in their first match earning a unanimous decision and knocked the brash Broner down twice.
Victor Ortiz returns to the ring January 30
Former WBC welterwight champion Victor Ortiz will return to the ring to take on Luis Collazo in a live fight on Fox Sports.
Ortiz (29-4-2) has not fought since 2012 when he was stopped by Josesito Lopez and has not won a fight since 2011 when he defeated Andre Berto by unanimous decision. Later that year he was knocked out by Floyd Mayweather.