Mayweather takes shot at Pacquiao: “Winners win and losers have excuses”

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-9618By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. assumed that he would be given full credit by fans after beating Manny Pacquiao by a fairly lopsided 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night in their long-awaited big money fight in Las Vegas, but instead Mayweather’s had to listen to excuses from Pacquiao about him coming into the fight with a preexisting shoulder injury.

While some fans recognize Pacquiao’s excuse as being just that, an excuse to cover up the embarrassment of having been soundly beaten by Mayweather, other fans aren’t ready to give Mayweather credit for the victory because he beat an injured Pacquiao.

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Mayweather: Pacquiao needs to go back to the drawing board

pacmay2 (6)By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks Manny Pacquiao needs to go back to the drawing board after he was schooled by him last Saturday night in a 12 round unanimous decision loss in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather thinks it’s amusing that Pacquiao’s arm started hurting after the fight rather than before it. Mayweather doesn’t come right out and say that Pacquiao is looking for an excuse for his loss, but that’s what one can read between the lines.

Mayweather’s offering Pacquiao a fight on his undercard in September, which obviously is physically impossible given that Pacquiao is having shoulder surgery to repair his injured right shoulder.

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Mayweather: I knew everything that Pacquiao did in training camp

1-09-3By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he knew everything that went on in Manny Pacquiao’s recent training camp before their fight last Saturday night. Mayweather says he knew when Pacquiao trained, how many rounds, how he looked, when he wasn’t training, and whether he had leg cramps or whatever. Mayweather didn’t reveal whether he was aware that Pacquiao had a shoulder injury or not, but Pacquiao seemed to think that he was aware of the injury.

What this means is that Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach wasted his time trying to keep Pacquiao’s sparring sessions secret and closed off to the boxing public because Mayweather still found out everything that happened in the training sessions.

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Atlas: Why was Team Pacquiao saying this was going to be World War III?

1-06By Dan Ambrose: For weeks before the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, we’d been hearing Pacquiao’s team saying that Pacquiao would bring the fight to Mayweather and turn it into a war. But when the fight actually good place last Saturday, Pacquiao fought on the outside for much of the fight and he looked decidedly like a fighter who didn’t want to get hit by Mayweather’s right hands.

ESPN commenter Teddy Atlas doesn’t understand why Pacquiao’s team talked so much about the fight being a war and then they failed to produce the goods on the night.

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10 Reasons to Love Boxing after the Mayweather v. Pacquiao fight

1-IMG_8325By Denominator Gavetron:

The Party: What I have learned by watching boxing is that no matter how good or bad the fight is, the party is always great. This past weekend is the perfect example of that, unless your cable went out. At the Fight Party I went to, I could not find 1 person whether it be a Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao fan, who was satisfied with the fight.

By the end of the night, or beginning of the next morning, I could not find 1 person who didn’t have a great time at the fight party.

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Atlas: If Pacquiao had won, would we have heard the injury excuses?

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-5321By Chris Williams: After the way that Manny Pacquiao fought last Saturday night, ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas thinks that Pacquiao abused the fans in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Atlas thinks Pacquiao had a responsibility to be at his best and be ready to fight last Saturday night, especially given the $100 million that he was making for the fight.

Atlas questions whether Pacquiao would have bothered mentioning his shoulder injury if he’d won the fight against Mayweather. Atlas says fighting with injuries is a normal part of boxing. However, it looks bad though when the losing fighter talks about a preexisting injury like what we saw with Pacquiao because it comes across like they’re just looking for an excuse to explain away their loss.

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Arum thinks Pacquiao deserves a bigger purse split than 60-40 against Mayweather for rematch

Ellerbe and ArumBy Chris Williams: It’s generally understood that Manny Pacquiao looked poor last Saturday night in getting schooled by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight that many fans scored 9 rounds to 3 in Mayweather’s favor. This was Mayweather fighting in 1st gear pretty much most of the fight, and only rarely shifting into 2nd gear to nail Pacquiao with combinations.

In a word, Pacquiao was exposed. There’s now talk of a rematch between Mayweather and Pacquiao in 2016 after Pacquiao recovers from his shoulder surgery. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum believes that there is no reason why Pacquiao shouldn’t get a bigger purse split than the original 60-40 split he received for their fight last Saturday night.

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Pacquiao to have surgery today on injured shoulder

1-01-1By Chris Williams: Four days after his disappointing loss to boxing’s No.1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. last Saturday night in their mega-fight, the Philippine’s Manny Pacquiao will be undergoing shoulder surgery on his right rotator cuff today by the well-known surgery Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, California.

The estimated time for Pacquiao to bounce back from the surgery is from 9 to 12 months, but it’s too early to tell whether his shoulder will be like it once was. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum thinks that Pacquiao’s surgery will be a success and that his shoulder will be as strong as it once was.

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Running Man Mayweather Awarded a Win Over Tepid Pacquiao

1-02By 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.

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Arum interested in Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch next year

1-10-2By 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.

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