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04/19/2007


Orlando Orders Male Nipples Erased from WWE Billboard

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WWE wrestlers John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, Big Show, and boxer Floyd Mayweather appear over Orlando in a billboard for WrestleMania XXIV — but their nipples don't.

When asked about the nipple-less billboard, Orlando's mayor Buddy Dyer seemed to think it was because of city law. Said Dyer: "Apparently there's an ordinance that prohibits them from being displayed."

Turns out that's not the case:

"What happened, said a similarly uncomfortable city spokesman, Carson Chandler, was that city staffers asked the WWE and folks to create banners that weren't too provocative. And somewhere along the way, the nipples were airbrushed out before the giant sign reached Orlando."

WrestleMania's lead-in: 'Nipplegate' [orlando sentinel]


Boxer Mayweather to Hatton: I'd Make You My Prison Bitch

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Two undefeated boxers, Brit Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., will face each other in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on December 8. The two have been in a war of words since the fight was announced, but Mayweather recently took the conversation to a whole new place:

Mayweather: "I wish I was in prison with you. I’d make you my bitch."

Hatton: "What Floyd doesn’t know is that I don’t get insulted. But he was very offensive. He told me he wanted to buttf*** me. Trust me, it was the biggest load of nonsense and crap that I could ever wish to hear — but he needs to came (sic) out with all that rubbish. It’s just mind games with him. I just think he is very, very insecure. He tried to get under my skin but he can’t. Another time, he was saying all kinds of other stuff and I was hitting him back with slick one- liners. When he realised he couldn’t annoy me, he walked to his car screaming ‘F***, f***’."

Hatton's team is apparently taking Mayweather's tough talk, as well as his fanbase, quite seriously: "The psychological war between the world's leading welterweights moved up a notch yesterday with the Las Vegas Police Department drafting in extra armed security to watch over British fighter Ricky Hatton in his rented house in the suburbs, while his management team have been warned to get a food taster. There are fears in the desert city where fortunes are won and lost that Hatton could fall foul of fanatical Floyd Mayweather fans hell-bent on upsetting him before the fight on Saturday week."

Mayweather most recently defeated Oscar de la Hoya on a split decision after 12 rounds.

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Sportrait: Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya [tr]


Sportrait: Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya

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Boxers always try to get in each other's faces before an upcoming match. Stare down one's opponent with a display of machismo.

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It's a pretty tough act for a couple of pretty boys, as was the case when Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya faced off yesterday at NYC's Waldorf Astoria Hotel to announce their May 5th Junior Middleweight Championship fight at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas.

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The face-off broke up as Mayweather stripped off his jacket, setting off what looked like an episode of "Pants Off, Dance Off", but never quite got that far.

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