By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t feel the need to fight the Filipino Manny Pacquiao anymore because of how Pacquiao has lost his last two fights in a row. Mayweather feels that those losses has kind of killed the interest in the fight or least the huge interest that there was previously.
Mayweather said to ESPN: “I don’t think the fight holds very much weight anymore. At one possible time, I wanted the fight to happen. I wanted to fight Manny Pacquiao. The only thing I asked was for random blood and urine testing, and I feel like I’m one of the first, I’m a pioneer that talks about urine and blood testing. I never said Manny Pacquiao was using. I only asked for me and him to take random urine and blood testing, and he didn’t want to do it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. gave Manny Pacquiao a tiny ray of hope by saying in an interview with ESPN that he’ll fight the Filipino IF he can beat both Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley, two fighters that recently beat Pacquiao in back to back fights.
Mayweather says he’ll entertain the idea of fighting him if he can get past both guys, and that’s a big if because we’ve already see Marquez handle Pacquiao well in the last three of their fights, and you can say Marquez should have won all four of them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Gary Hyde, the manager for WBA World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KO’s) is very pleased that his fighter has finally cornered WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) after having chased him for well over a year now trying to get a fight.
Hyde believes Rigondeaux is going to take Donaire’s WBO title from him on April 13th when they face each on HBO at the Radio City Music Hall, in New York, New York, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
Floyd Mayweather discusses his new deal with Showtime and the possibility that he will fight Manny Pacquiao.
By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is motivated to complete his new six-fight deal with Showtime/CBS, starting with his fight against Robert Guerrero on May 4th. Mayweather feels that Guerrero has earned his shot against him by beating most of the opponents that he’s faced during his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a big surprise, unbeaten Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) is saying he wants to fight for the #1 IBF mandatory spot if he gets past former IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham (25-5, 12 KO’s) in their fight on April 20th for the #2 IBF spot at Madison Square Garden Theater, in New York, New York, USA.
Many boxing fans thought Fury, #4 WBC, #6 WBO, #9 IBF, was just fighting the 6’2” Cunningham just to stay busy while waiting to find out what WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko would do with his career.
Few people believes that Fury was actually interested in trying to become the IBF mandatory challenger because it would require that he beat #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev, a really tough fighter with more than enough skills to beat Fury, but it looks like Fury is willing to take that risk. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight Tony Thompson (36-3, 24 KO’s) looked flabby today in weighing in at a career high of 262 pounds for his fight against unbeaten David Price (15-0, 13 KO’s) for Saturday’s fight at the Echo Arena, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Price looked solid at 247, and looks like he trained hard for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Jim Lampley, an HBO boxing analyst, is wondering whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. will take on top quality opposition with his new six-fight contract with Showtime/CBS.
Lampley has been watching Mayweather fight for HBO for years, but just this week Mayweather left HBO after receiving a huge money offer from Showtime for six-fights covering 30 months. Lampley questions Floyd Jr. will complete the six fights in the 30 months given his tendency to fight just once a year, if that.
Speaking with sportsradiointerviews.com, Lampley said “It’s a number that I don’t believe is going to take place. This is a guy that’s fighting once every year and a half for a long time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: It was thought that welterweight Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) was out of the running for a bout against former IBF/WBO light welterweight champion Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) for the end of April, but Lopez’s promoter Ken Thompson is saying that he’s still looking to make fight with Khan.
Thompson told esnewsreporting.com “It’s on its way right now. I’ll be put together.”
I’ve got a couple of thoughts here on this. Khan reportedly wants Lopez to drain down to 140 or near 140 to make that fight. Lopez is now a welterweight, and not a particularly strong one at that. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, feels there’s no one from 140 to 160 that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t beat during his six-fight deal with Showtime/CBS. Ellerbe believes Mayweather can beat anyone in those divisions.
However, that doesn’t mean he’s going to be fighting guys in all of those weight classes, he says. It’s just that he thinks Mayweather in theory COULD beat all of them. Mayweather will be fighting a welterweight in his first fight with Showtime on May 4th against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cutman’s Stool: This Friday night on ESPN, IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs) makes his return against Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KO’s) to the ring in an effort to prove that he is the fighter who defeated Amir Khan back in December 2011. The win against Khan was the biggest night of Peterson career, but what followed the fight soon ended the creditably of the win.
Peterson failed a drugs test in the build-up for Khan Peterson 1 and this became public knowledge in the build-up to the rematch. Peterson later admitted he had taken synthetic testosterone for a medical condition but didn’t inform the Nevada Athletic Commission. The WBA belt stripped Peterson’s belt however he retained the IBF belt. Read the rest of this entry »