By Juan dela Cruz: Just recently, in an interview at Showtime, Floyd Mayweather Jr said he wants to fight Pacquiao next and wants the fight to be on May 2. “We are ready. Let’s make it happen. May 2. Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it,” Mayweather said in the interview in San Antonio, where his promotional company was putting on a boxing card.
“I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao. We tried to make the fight happen years ago; we had problems with random blood and urine testing,” Mayweather said. “I just want to be on an even playing field. Now he’s in a very, very tight situation. He’s lost to Marquez, he’s lost to Bradley. Pay-per-view numbers are extremely low. He’s desperate. I wanted that fight a long time ago. I’m just waiting on them.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Wilmar Patino (Boxings Finest) In what has been a long time waiting, today Steve Farhood interviewed Floyd Mayweather about the Manny Pacquiao fight. Floyd Mayweather went on to say he wants Manny Pacquiao.
“Now he’s in a very very tight situation, he lost to Marquez he lost to Bradley. Pay per view number are down extremely low so he’s desperate” Mayweather said. ” I been wanting that fight a long time ago and I’m just waiting on them. Of course we have to make the fight on Showtime Pay Per View” Steve Farhood goes on to ask him “If negotiations go well and the fight is able to be made would you want that to be your next fight?” Mayweather replied “Oh absolutely, Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) totally dominated 36-year-old former IBF 154 pound champion Ishe Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) on Friday night in beating him by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision at the Illusions Theater, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The final judges’ scores were 119-109, 119-109 and 117-111.
Lara, 31, took the first few rounds to get warmed up as he stood stationary in the early going. However, once Lara figured out what Smith had, he changed his game plan up by getting mobile and battering him with pot shots from rounds 5 through 12. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: With interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs) pretty much a forgotten man on the Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander card, Thurman took efforts to make himself heard on Friday by calling out WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr in order likely to get some badly needed attention.
Thurman obviously is a million miles away from getting a fight against Mayweather thanks in large part to the poor match-making that Thurman’s adviser and promoters have been doing for him. Instead of facing the high quality opposition in the welterweight division, Thurman’s management has kept the training wheels on him by matching him against weaker opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former WBO 147lb champion Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) successfully made weight on Friday in weighing in at 145.8 pounds at his weigh-in for his fight against Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bradley says he easily made weight today and he was even able to eat breakfast before the weigh-in. He did look a little thin though and it’s going to be interesting to see how much weight he eventually puts back on. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: Amir Khan (29-4, 19 KOs) and Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) both weighed in right at the limit at 147 pounds on Friday at their weight in for their fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The two fighters had a long stare down with both of them jawing at each other. Alexander seemed to be the more relaxed of the two, and didn’t appear to take the stare down nearly as serious as Khan, who looked like he was trying to stare holes through Alexander for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas skewered unbeaten #1 WBC heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) last night on the Austin Trout vs. Luis Grajeda card from Temecula, California. Atlas said that 46-year-old #10 WBA Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) would match up with the 6’7” Deontay, and feels that it would be a competitive fight that he’d like to see.
Tarver defeated Johnathon Banks by a 7th round knockout last night in a very boring fight with little action until the final round. Tarver showed an incredibly low work rate in the fight, and it’s hard to understand where Atlas was coming from in comparing him with a splendid puncher like Deontay. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: American Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) says there are a lot of British boxing fans that are pulling for him to beat Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) in their head to head match-up this Saturday night on Showtime from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is kind of a surprise to some fans of the sport, because Khan is seen as someone with a large fan base in the UK. It’s news that there are people from the UK who are actually rooting against him rather than for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) tasted defeat for the first time in his career in his last fight in April of this year against Manny Pacquiao, but Bradley doesn’t believe that he’ll come up on the short end of the stick in his fight this Saturday night against Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs).
Bradley believes 100 percent that he’s going to triumph over the 28-year-old Chaves and then move on to bigger and better things in the future. Bradley is helped in the fact that Chaves has never shown himself to be a particularly good fighter in the past, and that he’s just someone who is pretty much being brought in as an opponent. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) is talking about all kinds of difference scenarios for potential big fights in 2015. He’s interested in fighting Amir Khan, Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
You can now add IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) to that list, as Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti is saying that Brook is someone that they’d like to match the 31-year-old Bradley up against next year if they can get that fight made. Read the rest of this entry »