By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t too concerned about the potential loss of his mega fight after seeing Manny Pacquiao get knocked cold last Saturday night against Juan Manuel Marquez in a highly popular pay per view fight on HBO from Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather says he feels sorry for Pacquiao and he hopes okay after being knocked out for close to a minute by a right hand from Marquez in their fourth fight.
Mayweather told fighthype.com “I feel bad for him [Pacquiao] honestly…There’s a difference in how you get knocked out.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Klaas Mabetlela: Following his devastating knockout loss to Juan Marquez, Manny Pacquiao gave his customary response when asked about his future. He said it is up to his promoter to decide what is next and there lies the rub. This time Manny needs to make a deeply personal choice about his career, he needs to do what is best for Manny Pacquiao.
Uncle Bob Arum salivated on a rematch and even went as far as mentioning the six times that Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta fought. What disturbed me was that Arum did not even mention anything about the health of his cash-cow who has just spent over a minute probably closest to death he has ever been . Just a second after consoling the crying wife of Pacquiao, Arum was back in a business mode. He should have showed more personal touch under the circumstances. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Manny Pacquiao lost to a stronger fighter in Juan Manuel Marquez by a 6th round knockout that shocked the boxing world last Saturday night. Marquez, with his new body that his strength and conditioning coach Angel Hernandez helped build, was able to hurt Pacquiao with nearly every shot and knock him down twice in the fight.
Marquez’s strength advantage was clear to all who saw the fight. Each punch was thrown with more power, and Pacquiao only had his speed to rely and not the muscles that he had in the past.
The problem here is Pacquiao didn’t work with Alex Ariza for this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Newly crowned WBA World super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) says he’ll give IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch the rematch that he’s been asking for ages now. However, don’t count on seeing the two in the ring until later in 2013 and 20014. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: Trainer Freddie Roach was taken by surprise by his fighter Manny Pacquiao’s knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday night. Roach for some reason thought the fight was in the bag and he felt that Pacquiao was on the verge of scoring a knockout in the 6th when he got clipped by a right hand. Marquez was bleeding from a cut on the bridge of his nose, which appeared to be broken.
Roach said at the post-fight press conference “I was going to tell him [Pacquiao] to get back to boxing and sharpshooting the guy. I thought the fight was about over. I didn’t think it was going to last that much longer on our side.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: This Saturday night WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (30-1, 19 KO’s) will be facing old veteran Jorge Arce (61-6-2, 46 KO’s) in a perfect mismatch on HBO at the Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas, USA.
Also on the card in a fight which I feel is a much better one is WBA World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KO’s) defending his title against the tough #3 WBA Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym (48-2, 33 KO’s) in a fight that should give boxing fans a pretty good idea of how good or not so good Rigondeaux is as a fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: Manny Pacquiao fought really well for the first two rounds last night against Juan Manuel Marquez, and had he stayed at that pace he’d be the WBO’s “Champion of the Decade” instead of Marquez. Pacquiao out-landed Marquez by almost a two to one margin with 94 landed compared to Marquez’s 54, which showed clearly that Pacquiao was well in control of the fight.
Where Pacquiao made a huge error that cost him the fight ultimately was after he was knocked down in the 3rd round by a big looping right hand from Marquez that he wasn’t expecting. Pacquiao was ready to block that particular punch but he was surprised by the wide arc of the shot, because it was much wider than Marquez’s previous shots. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: One of the things that trainer Freddie Roach and his fighter Manny Pacquiao weren’t expecting last Saturday night was the extra power that Juan Manuel Marquez was punching with. Roach didn’t realize ahead of time that Marquez had not only developed more muscles through weight lifting, he had also developed more power on his shots.
That power led to Marquez knocked Pacquiao out cold in the 6th round in a win that extended Roach’s losing streak for his top fighters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Calooke: 5 time trainer of the year, Freddie Roach has long been regarded as the best trainer in the world. His gym is world famous and boxers from different counties travel miles to spent their camps there. If you think of all of the champions Roach has had its clear that he has been a huge success. But as a coach he is far from perfect.
Roach has had a dismal year. Back to back loses have left many doubting his ability. The 24/7 series aired to promote Pacquiao vs Marquez was very telling. Freddie admitted that he has been doubting himself and suffering from lack of sleep because of this. I’m not saying he isn’t a good trainer. I have so much respect for him but always feel sorry for him. His Parkinson’s has progressed and this may or may not be a contributor. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: You have to think of Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) as someone that just won a huge lottery with his 6th round knockout of boxing star Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. The victory means a lot more money for Marquez in a rematch with Pacquiao, a lot more than the guaranteed $6 million that he made this time around.
Marquez will make more than the $6 million for this fight after the pay per view upside money comes in, which will likely take Marquez close to $10 million if the fight brings in 1 million PPV buys. In a rematch, Marquez could make much more than that but not as much as Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »