By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr thinks that WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will be vulnerable to getting knocked out when he gets inside the ring with WBA/WBC 147 pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) in their fight on 5/2.
Floyd Sr points out correctly that Pacquiao was knocked unconscious by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, and because of that, Pacquiao could be vulnerable to getting knocked out again if he gets caught with a big shot by Mayweather Jr on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-2, 14 KOs) could be getting the winner of this Saturday’s fight between WBA World light heavyweight champion Jurgen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) and Robin Krasniqi (43-3, 16 KOs), according to Sky Sports.
If the 28-year-old Cleverly can get past his still to be determined opponent next month on April 25th, he could then be leap-frogging over the top contenders in the light heavyweight division to take on the winner of the Braehmer-Krasniqi fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: After two close calls in his last two fights, WBO middleweight title holder Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) will be defending his WBO title for the first time next month against former WBO champ Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) on NBC on the Premier Boxing Champions at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions) By Rob Blakeman: Someone should play Floyd Mayweather Jr the old Beatles song, ‘Money can’t buy me love’ because despite being the highest paid sportsman in the world and notwithstanding being rich beyond anyone’s wildest dreams he faces the biggest fight of his career on May 2nd with the overwhelming majority of people rooting for his opponent to win! By contrast, the opponent in question is Emanuel Pacquiao, another pound for pound boxing box office star but with one main difference. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) is ready for a big drama show two months from now when he makes his title defense against the slick #3 WBA, #5 WBO, #9 WBO Willie Monroe Jr (19-1, 6 KOs) in their fight on HBO Championship Boxing at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Golovkin lives in Los Angeles now, and he’s pleased to be defending his title in the city he lives. In the 28-year-old Monroe, Golovkin has a much different type of opponent than he’s faced during his pro career. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions) By Al Classico: In part 1 of this article I covered Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao’s boxing record and opposition faced and who holds the advantage in those two areas when comparing the two. My conclusion was that Mayweather held the advantage in both areas. However, only a very small one when comparing the opposition faced.
In this post I will deep dive into each fighter’s strengths and weaknesses, styles and what the experts are saying.
Firstly let’s get into the bread and butter of what each fighter does well and what each fighter does not do so well. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions) By Al Classico:
Mayweather v Pacquiao
Since every man and his dog has an opinion and has written an article about the upcoming Manny Pacquiao v Floyd Mayweather Jr fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, I thought why not me? So here is my 2 cents worth to add to the debate on who will win and why, who has a better record and all other things that there is to mention about these 2 phenomenal boxers.
Firstly I am just relieved that the fight is happening! I know that they are both past their prime and the fight is a little overdue but regardless of that it is fantastic news that they will finally meet in the ring where all talk will finish and their game will answer all the questions. Either that or more questions will be asked afterwards. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach thinks that the boxing world are hoping that Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) will taste defeat for the first time when the two fighters go at it on 5/2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Roach sees the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight as a good vs. bad type of thing, and he thinks that the boxing fans are ready to see Mayweather’s perfect record receive its first defeat.
Roach said via Philboxing.com “the whole world will be disappointed.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) says he wasn’t impressed with the victory by IBF/WBA/WBO 175 pound champion Sergey Kovlev last Saturday night over former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Stevenson didn’t say much about Kovalev’s win other than him just not being all too impressed with what he saw in that fight from the Russian fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jonathon Fell: The reason I ask is that in spite of the fact that IBF welterweight champion Kell “The Special One” Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) has his March 28th hometown mandatory challenge versus Jo Jo Dan for the IBF strap, plans are clearly being made for Kell’s next step. Read the rest of this entry »