By Allan Fox: We may see a totally different WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. tonight in his unification bout against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather is saying that he’s going to be very aggressive and he’s going to go on the attack against Pacquiao from the opening bell in turning the fight into an immediate war at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather must believe that his best chance of winning is to be as aggressive as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: After weeks of listening to Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach trash talk him and brag about how they’re going to beat him on May 2nd, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) is ready to go out and make a statement tonight on HBO/Showtime in his fight against the Philippine born Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather wants to whip Pacquiao and do it in style to where there is no doubt whatsoever in the minds of boxing fans who the better fighter is between the two. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: #1 WBO, #3 IBF, #5 WBC, #6 WBA welterweight contender Tim Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs) will be fighting WBA World light welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs) on June 27th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Vargas, 25, will be moving up to 147 to take the fight against the former two division world champion Bradley in this fight. The fight will be televised on HBO Championship Boxing.
This fight isn’t surprising because both Bradley and Vargas are with Top Rank, and the head of the company Bob Arum likes to have a lot of in house fights. For instance, Bradley has already fought the Top Rank promoted Manny Pacquiao twice. Read the rest of this entry »
By Raj Parmar: Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has objected to the gloves Manny Pacquiao wants to use for their super fight tonight. Per espn.go.com, Mayweather’s camp approached the Las Vegas Nevada commission shortly after the weigh-in to protest that the Reyes brand gloves Pacquiao was set to use for the fight were not suitable.
Mayweather’s camp referred to the signed contract which stated that Mayweather will wear Grant-manufactured gloves and Pacquiao Reyes-manufactured gloves. However, neither pair of gloves can be made out of horse hair. Read the rest of this entry »
By Simon Sheppard: Every physical and athletic endeavor is a mental endeavor. Boxing is no exception. As a matter of fact, with a boxer’s offense, defense and strategy, boxing is a kind of a physical chess game. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be battling Manny Pacquiao tonight in their huge pay-per-view fight on HBO/Showtime at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In his last fight with Marcos Maidana, Floyd said – “I need to make a statement”. But with this fight, the biggest of his career, in all this time, nowhere can we see the Floyd of old. Where is that rock-solid confidence? Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Boxing fans interesting in watching tonight’s fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have a number of options such as ordering it via Comcast and DirectTV. Time Warner cable is also an option for fans that subscribe to them. The fight can be ordered via Time Warner at this link: Time Warner on Demand.
The fight costs $89.99 and $99.99 with Time Warner. For subscribers, you can order the fight by using your remote to tune into the channel of the Mayweather-Pacquiao event and then press ‘B’ to purchase the fight with your remote. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson gave a fan an elbow last Friday at the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson reacted angrily when a fan all of a sudden draped his arm around Tyson to pose for a picture. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Tonight we’ll be seeing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao putting it on the line in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather says he’ll be increasing his punch volume for this fight by throwing a lot more combinations than he has in the past.
Mayweather also said that he’s punching with a lot more power now, and he’s going to be using that power to inflict punishment against Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) is holding out hope that he can get the winner of tonight’s fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Brook, 28, is picking Mayweather to win the fight over Pacquiao. But regardless of which fighter comes out the victor, Brook wants to fight the winner in September or whenever they want.
Brook first has to beat #5 IBF Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KOs) in their fight this month on May 30th, but once that fight is out of the way Brook will be available to fight Mayweather or Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bill Gabay: And all of a sudden the fight is between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao for their fight tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Fight of the Century.
No. 1 [Mayweather] against No. 2 pound-for-pound [Pacquiao]in the world. A unification title match at welterweight. The winner to be crowned the best boxer of his generation. The best offence against the best defense. Read the rest of this entry »