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Short Jabs
Franz Lidz
July 04, 2005
With his first pay-per-view outing now under his belt, Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's only interested in PPV bouts. His short list for his next fight includes Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Ricky Hatton, who on June 4 upset IBF junior welterweight champ Kostya Tszyu in Manchester, England. Tszyu's first defense of the title came in 1995, when he defeated Roger Mayweather, Floyd's uncle and trainer.... On July 16 undisputed middleweight champ Bernard Hopkins (above) faces undefeated heir apparent Jermain Taylor in Las Vegas. The Executioner swears he will retire on his 41st birthday in January. His dream final opponent would be Roy Jones Jr., who beat him by unanimous decision in 1993 when they fought for the IBF title, but differences of opinion as to how that purse would be split will keep Hopkins-Jones II from happening. "Besides," says Philadelphia promoter Russell Peltz, "Bernard has his hands full with Jermain."
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July 04, 2005

Short Jabs

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With his first pay-per-view outing now under his belt, Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's only interested in PPV bouts. His short list for his next fight includes Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Ricky Hatton, who on June 4 upset IBF junior welterweight champ Kostya Tszyu in Manchester, England. Tszyu's first defense of the title came in 1995, when he defeated Roger Mayweather, Floyd's uncle and trainer.... On July 16 undisputed middleweight champ Bernard Hopkins (above) faces undefeated heir apparent Jermain Taylor in Las Vegas. The Executioner swears he will retire on his 41st birthday in January. His dream final opponent would be Roy Jones Jr., who beat him by unanimous decision in 1993 when they fought for the IBF title, but differences of opinion as to how that purse would be split will keep Hopkins-Jones II from happening. "Besides," says Philadelphia promoter Russell Peltz, "Bernard has his hands full with Jermain."

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