Arum says Pacquiao won’t be ready for Mayweather rematch in September

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny PacquiaoBy Allan Fox: At this point it doesn’t look as if there will be a rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao so that fans of the sport can see how a healthy Pacquiao would do against Mayweather. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum says that Pacquiao won’t be ready to fight in September due to Pacquiao’s injured right shoulder.

It’s unclear at this point how long it will take for the Filipino star’s shoulder to heal.

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Did the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight fail to win over casual boxing fans?

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-9774By Allan Fox: Two days after the incredibly expensive to buy Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight last Saturday night, there are a lot of boxing fans, both casual and hardcore, who are very upset with the performances from both superstar fighters in their long-awaited fight in sin city.

Fans expected that with all the hype that went into the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and the huge price tag to watch it, the two fighters would have been willing to lay it all on the line and give fans a thrilling fight.

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Sparring partner says Pacquiao’s shoulder was “messed up pretty bad”

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-9557By Allan Fox: Dashon Johnson, one of the sparring partners that helped Manny Pacquiao prepare for his May 2nd mega-clash against Floyd Mayweather Jr., has confirmed that Pacquiao suffered a shoulder injury during training camp for the Mayweather camp.

Johnson says that the sparring partners were then sent home early. As it turns out, Pacquiao’s injured shoulder failed to heal completely by the time he faced Mayweather last Saturday night, and this kept Pacquiao from fighting at 100%.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: “The Fight of the Century” Failed to Live Up to the Hype, But Who Should We Blame For It?

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-5563By Kenny Rodriguez Sosa: This past Saturday night, we finally got to watch the fight that fans all over the World were waiting for. We are talking about the fight between two living legends of the sport of boxing; the fight between this generation’s most dominating boxers; we are talking about the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

The event was billed as “The Fight of the Century”, and it was the type of fight that even non-boxing fans would feel tempted to buy, but there was one thing that the hardcore fans of the sweet science knew, and casual fans didn’t; that this event never be able to live up to its hype.

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De La Hoya slams Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, says real action will be Canelo vs. Kirkland

delahoya424223By 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.

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Mayweather TBE and the scrutiny that comes with it!

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-5238By 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.

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Pacquiao: I want a rematch, I was only 60% for Mayweather

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-5304By 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.

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Pacquiao is second best

1-IMG_8270 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.

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Should Manny dump Roach? Mayweather TBE?

1-12-5By 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.

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