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    Barclay's Center is Pushing Hard to Land a Floyd Mayweather Fight

    According to Steve Carp's piece in today's LV Review-Journal, Brett Yormark, the CEO of the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, is pushing hard to land a Floyd Mayweather fight. Yormark compared a Mayweather fight to bringing a Super Bowl to Brooklyn. He made this comment while in Las Vegas attending the NBA summer meeting.

    The Barclay's Center bid for the Mayweather-Maidana fights, but lost out to the MGM Grand. As Carp noted, one of the sticklers was taxes. In New York City, which has embraced every tax known to man, Mayweather's purse would be subject to city taxes plus an additional tax assessed on visiting performers. Moreover, he would owe New York state tax (Nevada has no state tax) and I'm guessing that he would be out of pocket for some of his hotel expenses, which are comped in Las Vegas by the sponsoring hotel/casino.

    Speaking in Los Angeles, Mayweather told Carp that he would like to fight in New York City before he retires. If it ever comes off, I wouldn't bet against the Barclay's Center but I would have to make Yankee Stadium the favorite.

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    Re: Barclay's Center is Pushing Hard to Land a Floyd Mayweather Fight

    Mayor Deblassio is going to try and tax Mayweather just for mentioning NYC. I would think Yankee Stadium or the new improved Madison Square Garden

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    Re: Barclay's Center is Pushing Hard to Land a Floyd Mayweather Fight

    I wouldn't be surprised at all if Mayweather fights in New York in 2015.

    Yes he would take a hit on the taxes. But he also wants to market his brand. And what better way to do that then stage one of his fights in NY to get some east buzz going about Mayweather.

    If he comes to NY, I also think its much more likely he thinks something big. Lets think about this too...Canelo is supposedly going to fight on Mayweather's date in May. What if Mayweather says fine but later sets up his own massive PPV event at Yankee Stadium in June. And what if he takes the opponent Canelo's team badly wants in Cotto. It makes some sense right? Cotto is huge in NY and a fight that magnitude could be a massive event. If one thing, Mayweather is a smart business man and sometimes will seem to give in when in actuality he is plotting something much bigger.

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    Re: Barclay's Center is Pushing Hard to Land a Floyd Mayweather Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by oubobcat View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised at all if Mayweather fights in New York in 2015.

    Yes he would take a hit on the taxes. But he also wants to market his brand. And what better way to do that then stage one of his fights in NY to get some east buzz going about Mayweather.

    If he comes to NY, I also think its much more likely he thinks something big. Lets think about this too...Canelo is supposedly going to fight on Mayweather's date in May. What if Mayweather says fine but later sets up his own massive PPV event at Yankee Stadium in June. And what if he takes the opponent Canelo's team badly wants in Cotto. It makes some sense right? Cotto is huge in NY and a fight that magnitude could be a massive event. If one thing, Mayweather is a smart business man and sometimes will seem to give in when in actuality he is plotting something much bigger.
    Mayweather gets far too much credit for his business acumen.

    While he does have decent business understanding and has some creativity, his greatest strength, business wise -- which he has admitted on numerous occasions -- is his ability to surround himself with and fully trust people with unbelievable business smarts.

    His true genius is inside the ring. There is no one smarter. But outside? He leaves that to Leonard Ellerbe and Al Haymon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Shadow View Post
    Mayweather gets far too much credit for his business acumen.

    While he does have decent business understanding and has some creativity, his greatest strength, business wise -- which he has admitted on numerous occasions -- is his ability to surround himself with and fully trust people with unbelievable business smarts.

    His true genius is inside the ring. There is no one smarter. But outside? He leaves that to Leonard Ellerbe and Al Haymon.
    Well said....

    Often a smart businessman's greatest strength is knowing well what he does not know.

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    Re: Barclay's Center is Pushing Hard to Land a Floyd Mayweather Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by The Good Doctor View Post
    Well said....

    Often a smart businessman's greatest strength is knowing well what he does not know.
    Welcome back, TGD. You've been gone for a minute. Holla!

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