By Scott Gilfoid: Out of all the potential opponents there are for Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) to wrap his career up against in September, his trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks that he should fight #1 WBC 147 pound contender Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs). Floyd Sr. thinks it would be a good easy fight for Mayweather, and says there wouldn’t be anyone else for Mayweather to fight after the Khan fight even if he were to stick around the sport a little longer.
“A lot of people are talking about Amir Khan,” Mayweather Sr. said via Mlive.com. “Amir Khan might be a good one…I hope that he takes that fight and then, there ain’t nothing else to fight for.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya sent some negative tweets about the outcome of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight last Saturday night, saying that he’s not into a “running style” of fighting.
De La Hoya didn’t point out who precisely he was talking about but it was clear that he was referring to Mayweather, who used a little bit of movement at times to keep Pacquiao from getting his shots off in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cades We are two days removed the boxing clinic that Floyd Mayweather Jr. put on display against Manny Pacquiao the fighter, who in the world’s eyes, was supposed to give Mayweather his first loss last Saturday night on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. As Mayweather would say “48 have tried and 48 have failed”.
I had Mayweather winning the fight 10 rounds to 2. This was supposed to be Pacquiao’s time to shine and shut up the man everyone wants to lose but like Mayweather said it’s a different world when you step in the ring with him. After Floyd clearly dominated the fight by jabbing, using straight rights and his legs that Manny’s great trainer Freddie Roach said were shot the scrutiny began. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao claims he was only at 60 percent physically for his “Fight of the Century” last Saturday night against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) due to a preexisting injury to his right rotator cuff in his shoulder area.
Pacquiao says he wanted to get an injection of an anti-inflammatory medication before the fight, but he was turned down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Mayweather because the injury kept him from fighting his best. Pacquiao thinks that Mayweather knew about the injury, which is why he felt that Mayweather pulled down on his right shoulder at one point in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: Many times before, I mentioned that the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao would really not live up to expectation. The expectation was that Pacquiao would shred Maywether Jr. like a piece of paper. Of cause, the reference point was what Pacquiao did to Oscar Dela Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Antonio Magarito and Ricky Hatton amongst others.
So much was said about Pacquiao’s power, speed, so called awkward angles and his, in and out fighting style. So much was said about how in-effective the shoulder-roll would be considering that Pacquiao was a south-paw. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sebastian Mora: First of all I think we SHOULD give enormous respect to the two men Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao that went inside that ring last Saturday night.
Did the fight go how boxing fans wanted it to go? Probably not, I do not think the fight lived up to the hype. Is there anybody to blame? Let’s go back and see what we learned in that fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rod Bautista: Here is the truth straight up. The Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Manny Pacquiao mega fight we all waited for was a mega let down. Over 5 years in the making and the showdown that was tagged the fight of the century ended up being the let down of the century.
Everything about the fight was the biggest money wise of all time from the $90 price tag to purchase the pay per view, to the 9 figure purse that the two fighters took home. Financially it’s the biggest of all time. Unfortunately that’s where the greatness of this fight ends. Read the rest of this entry »
By John Simmons: Where on earth is Manny Pacquiao? This a good question after months of ridicule towards Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the constant selfies, Instagram updates and talking about Floyd to a point where it was becoming comical.
Manny was seen running in crowded areas doing his famous speed shadow spar and the fans were all over it with he is too fast he looks great Floyd is done and dusted. Read the rest of this entry »
By MMCR: Floyd Mayweather Jr. won the fight fair and square beating Manny Pacquiao by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather won by doing what he has done best for his entire career. He took a very aggressive and high volume punching opponent Pacquiao and reduced him to a frustrating mess.
Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach all but guaranteed a win in this fight with Pacquiao going so far as to say that even “God would deliver Floyd into his hands”. Not to be outdone, Roach tugged on the emotional sleeve of the masses by saying that this was a fight of “good vs. evil” and everybody who loves boxing should be rooting for Manny. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ryan Dunn: In the NBA, you have a 24 second shot clock. If you don’t touch the rim 24 seconds from the moment your possession begins, you must give the ball to the opposite team. There is also the 3-second rule. An offensive player can not stand idle in the opponent’s free throw lane for more than 3 seconds, otherwise his team receives a foul.
Finally, there is the 8-second rule. An offense has to get the ball across the half-court line within eight seconds, otherwise they receive a foul and lose possession of the ball. Read the rest of this entry »