Good Morning: Floyd Mayweather Destroys Purse Record In Alvarez Fight

Floyd Mayweather will make at least $41.5 million for his upcoming Sept 14th fight against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, flying past the previous record of $32 million, which he set against Miguel Cotto and matched against Robert Guerrero. Floyd could make more money from the pay-per-views, as the fight is expected to break the all-time PPV mark of 2.44 million, which he set in his fight against Oscar De La Hoya. The fight already set a high mark for selling tickets, raking in $19.1 million. Plus, we don't know how much Floyd bets on himself at Vegas. At any rate, Floyd Mayweather will make $73.5 million this year from 24 rounds of boxing. 

As manager Leonard Ellerbe put it, "He's worth every penny."


David Ortiz got his 2,000th hit at Fenway Park to a rousing ovation en route to a 20-4 destruction of the Detroit Tigers.


An SEC assistant talked about Nick Saban's unique evaluation methods and said of Alabama's recruiting, "…it's kind of scary to think what the future holds now that he's getting all of these guys that are higher-ranked. They're building for the long haul." Great.


Video surfaced of Aaron Hernandez in a club with victims of a shooting he is connected to hours before their death.


Jets owner Woody Johnson says the QB competition is ongoing between Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez.


Percy Harvin says he is making serious progress in his recovery from injury.


Sources say Lamar Odom checked into rehab.


Warriors F David Lee says he's in the best shape of his career.


A pro-marijuana billboard now resides just outside Mile High in Denver, just before the Broncos host the Ravens to kick off the season.




Drake released the tracklist for his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same.


Big Sean and Juicy J both landed in the top five in the Billboard Top 100.


Dave Chappelle fired back at the Hartford, CT crowd who heckled him last week.




Speaker John Boehner turned down a meeting with Russian diplomats ahead of their vote on action in Syria. Several other members of Congress were approached. Hopefully some will accept a meeting.


President Obama plans to engage Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at this week's G-20 summit in St. Petersberg, and will attempt to convince world leaders that action is necessary in Syria.


Experts says premiums for Obamacare will vary widely by city and state.


Tropical Storm Gabrielle is nearing the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.


Washington may issue 334 licenses for marijuana stores.


President Bill Clinton gave a speech in Arkansas to sell Obamacare and encourage people to enroll.


A bill providing more online protection for consumers is on California Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.





King Chip released his latest mixtape 44108.

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