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title Roach had no plan-B; should Pacquiao dump him?

1-11-6By Chris Williams: If you purchased last Saturday night’s mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) on PPV or were lucky enough to see it live, you’ll have noticed how lost Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach was in the corner between rounds.

As the fight become increasingly more one-sided with things become desperate, Roach had no answers, no plan-B, and no advice for the 36-year-old Pacquiao to help him adapt to what Mayweather was doing inside the ring. In a word, Roach was lost. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather: I knew I had him from round one

1-04-4By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he already had Manny Pacquiao analyzed and figured out by round one last night in his 12 round unanimous decision win over the Filipino fighter in their expensive fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While two of the judges scored the fight close by the scores of 116-112 and 116-112, the other judge had it by a lopsided score of 118-110, and a lot of boxing fans agreed with that score. But Mayweather says he already knew what Pacquiao had after the 1st round and he saw the fight as basically won at that point. Read the rest of this entry »

title How Mayweather won the battle, but both lost the war

1-05-6By EH: On May 3rd, the fight billed as ‘The Fight of the Century’ witnessed Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeating Manny Pacquiao by a 12 round unanimous decision last night. Whilst Mayweather and Pacquiao have broken all fight records by earning an extra $120mil and $80mil respectively (technically $40mil or Pacquiao, as half of his fight purse is being donated to charity), it is a fair assertion that both fighters ultimately lost the war.

Why Floyd Mayweather Lost the War

Love him or hate him, there is no doubt whatsoever that Floyd is a once-in-a-generation boxing genius. Read the rest of this entry »

title Ariza thinks Pacquiao had leg cramps during Mayweather fight

1-05-2By Dan Ambrose: According to the Manila Standard, Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning trainer Alex Ariza believes that Pacquiao was plagued by leg cramps last Saturday night in his 12 round unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ariza reportedly saw one of Pacquiao’s corner-men rubbing down his legs in between rounds, and he believes that was a sign that Pacquiao was suffering from a case of leg cramps. Read the rest of this entry »

title Maidana gave Mayweather a tougher fight than Pacquiao did

1-04-3By Dan Ambrose: After watching Manny Pacquiao’s performance last night in losing to WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) in their “Fight of the Century” clash in Las Vegas, I think it’s safe to say that Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) gave a much tougher fight to Mayweather in both of their fights compared to what we saw from Pacquiao.

I think there’s no comparison. Maidana a lot stronger, more rugged, harder punching, bigger and much tougher than Pacquiao was. Besides that, Maidana looked a lot more courageous as well, as he wasn’t afraid to take shots like what we saw from Pacquiao last night. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan is a big threat to Mayweather, says Malignaggi

1-03-2By Scott Gilfoid: Former Amir Khan victim Paulie Malignaggi is singing Khan’s praises in building him up and saying he would give boxing’s No.1 superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) big, big problems if Mayweather were to grace Khan with a fight instead of ignoring him the way he’s been doing in the last couple of years.

Malignaggi feels that the 5’10” Khan’s height, reach, hand speed, mobility and his way of controlling the range in his fights would give Mayweather all kinds of problems in a head to head bout next September. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Pacquiao a sore loser?

1-05-1By Chris Williams: It was kind of a surprise and a disappointment to listen to Manny Pacquiao make excuses for his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the post-fight press conference by saying he had a pre-existing shoulder injury that he had injured two weeks before the fight. But more troubling than that was how Pacquiao failed to acknowledge that he had lost the fight to the superstar Mayweather in their PPV fight at the MGM Grand last night.

Pacquiao repeatedly said he thought he had won the fight, and that he had hurt Mayweather four times. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach: I thought Mayweather ran very well; we want a rematch

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny PacquiaoBy Chris Williams: Like his fighter Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach had few kind words to say about newly crowned WBO welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. last Saturday night following his mostly one-sided 12 round unanimous decision win over Pacquiao.

Roach says that Mayweather did a good job of running from Pacquiao, and that they want a rematch against him in September. Roach feels that Pacquiao was able to hurt Mayweather with some of his power shots in the fight even though it didn’t appear that way to the fans watching it. Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Sr. wanted Mayweather to throw more punches against Pacquiao

1-12-7By Allan Fox: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. was really worked up between rounds last night in the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Floyd Sr. wasn’t happy at all with the pace of the fight, as he felt that his son Mayweather Jr. wasn’t throwing enough punches and was keeping Pacquiao artificially in the fight which could have been a very easy one for Mayweather Jr. if he had simply pushed the pace a lot more.

In between rounds, Floyd Sr. could constantly be heard telling Mayweather Jr. to throw more punches and increase of the fight, but for some reason Mayweather Jr. fought at a leisurely pace, doing just enough to win rounds, but not enough to put Pacquiao out of his misery. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Videos, Quotes, Huge Photo Gallery

FLOYD MAYWEATHER – “He’s [Manny Pacquiao] is a hell of a fighter. I take my hat off to him. Now I see why he’s one of the guys that are at the pinnacle of the sport of boxing.

“I knew he was going to push it and win some rounds. He had some moments in the fight, but I kept him on the outside, I was a smart fighter. I wasn’t getting hit with a lot of shots until I sat in the pocket, that’s when he would land a lot of shots. Read the rest of this entry »

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