By Rasheed Catapang: Basketball is a running game. Apparently, so is boxing. And Floyd Mayweather Jr. who showcased his running skills against Manny Pacquiao naturally won last Saturday night by beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevda.
It was a masterful performance once again by Mayweather. He ran around the ring and Pacquiao rarely caught up with him. But the fight of the century it never was. More like tag you’re it. Mayweather playfully running away and Pacquiao just happy to be there. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has already expressed interest in facing the injured Filipino star Manny Pacquiao next year despite the ugliness that transpired after their fight last Saturday night with Pacquiao revealing that he came into the fight with a bad shoulder injury.
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank is also interested in matching the 36-year-old Pacquiao against Mayweather a second time. Arum wants to have that be the first fight for Pacquiao after he comes off his a 9-12 month layoff following his surgery on his right rotator cuff in his shoulder. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Fresh off his victory over 38-year-old journeyman Jason Gavern last month, #7 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (11-0, 11 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night on May 9th against 34-year-old journeyman Raphael Zumbano Love (36-10-1, 29 KOs) in a scheduled 8 round bout at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, UK.
This isn’t step up in class for the 6’6” Joshua unfortunately from the last guy he fought or from the other 10 previous fodder opponents he’s been in with. Zumbano or Love, whichever name you want to go by with him, is more of a lateral move for Joshua. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: The curse of the voluntary defence strikes again. Like a coiled snake the champion is picking on the weakest prey available to strike on when the choice is given. After Deontay Wilder 33-0 (32) became the first American since 2006 to win a heavyweight world title he talked Klitschko, he talked Fury and 5 months later the rumors are that he is going to fight Eric Molina 23-2 (17).
I feel like a broken record talking about voluntary defences but it is with justification. The idea is to not impose a mandatory on a brand new champion so as to give them a choice. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If Floyd Mayweather Jr. has any true interest at all in facing Britain’s Amir Khan this September, Mayweather will need to move off his September date to accommodate Khan due to him not being available to fight in September because of Ramadan. This means that Mayweather would need to move off the Mexican holiday date that he always fights on in September. Fat chance that happens.
If Khan were a more popular fighter, then maybe Mayweather would be open to moving to November or December in order to accommodate him. But the reality is Khan isn’t a big name in the United States with the casual boxing fans despite him having fought over there steadily for the past five years. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: After the disappointing performance we saw from Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao last Saturday night, ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas has no interest in seeing a second fight between the two fighters. He feels that nobody wants to see Mayweather fight Pacquiao again after what took place last Saturday. Atlas thinks both guys disappointed the paying the fans with how they fought.
Instead of seeing a rematch between Mayweather and Pacquiao, Atlas says he’d like to see Mayweather fight WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: This Saturday night a big crowd is expected for the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) vs. James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) fight at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. According to Fight news, Golden boy Promotions match-maker Eric Gomez expects a huge crowd showing up to see the two fighters.
Over 30,000 tickets have already been sold for the fight. The Minute Maid Park maximum seating capacity is 40,963. By Saturday the venue could be close to selling out. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: A fight that fans waited six years to see turned out to be a one-sided mismatch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. having his way against a limited Manny Pacquiao last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With the way Mayweather dominated Pacquiao, it’s not surprising that Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum didn’t put the fight together all these years. Mayweather says it was easy beating Pacquiao, and he only gave him three rounds. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn’t surprised to hear that Manny Pacquiao’s people were saying that the 36-year-old Filipino star was hurt last Saturday before the fight, because he thinks they’re trying to get a rematch with him.
Mayweather doesn’t doubt that Pacquiao had an injured shoulder, but he thinks that they’re talking about the injury so much now because they want a second crack at him after things didn’t go so well. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: Last Saturday the one fighter that most boxing fans thought could be the one to halt pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) fell short in his attempt. Manny Pacquiao (57-6, 38 KO’s) will now join 47 other opponents on Mayweather’s “48-0” customary t-shirt that depicts the names of all his career wins inside the boxing ring.
Floyd cruised through a relatively one-sided affair against Manny in which the Filipino boxing sensation could not break through Mayweather’s vaunted defense. After the bout, talks in the post-fight press conference already turned to who Floyd would be fighting next. Read the rest of this entry »