Manny Pacquiao’s decision to accept a player-coach role with a Philippine Basketball Association expansion team has sparked curiosity and criticism in recent months, but his foray into pro hoops isn’t the first boxing-basketball crossover for a notable prize fighter.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook has the weigh-in details for tonight’s “ESPN Friday Night Fights” participants and Mayweather Promotions’ August 30 card.
The 2014 NBHOF induction brought old adversaries together again, including Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard; Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield — peacefully, this time — in a ceremony hosted by actress Rosie Perez. Photos by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will be “faster” and “stronger” for his welterweight rematch on Sept. 13 against Marcos Maidana, who countered that “it’s a great advantage that I already know Mayweather.”
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s second consecutive Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame “Fighter of the Year” award.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook has the details on a tentative lightweight title bout between IBF beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mickey Bey.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s kick-off press conference from Times Square in New York City for the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch on Sept. 13. The event, which begins at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET, is available for viewing on YouTube, Ustream, www.mayweatherpromotions.com and sports.sho.com/live.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Ellis, who trained with fellow Louisville fighter Muhammad Ali and squared off against some of his era’s best fighters, has died in his hometown at the age of 74.
Marcos Maidana dressed clean but talked a bit dirty at the final press conference for his challenge to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand, site of Saturday’s RING, WBC and WBA welterweight championship on Showtime Pay Per View.
Manny Pacquiao is currently negotiating a contract extension with his promoter, Top Rank, which would entail five fights through 2016, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum confirmed to RingTV.com on Monday.
Marcos Maidana’s team is well aware that those who have tried to attack Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the past have paid a price, but they say Maidana’s attack won’t be like any other.
Ahead of this Saturday night’s rematch between WBO 147-pound titlist Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach reminded his Christian charge that, in the Bible, the theme of violence runs concurrently with that of compassion.
Living legend Sugar Ray Leonard spoke to RingTV.com’s Tom Gray about all-time greats and the current state of boxing’s glamor division, and answered the ever-burning question of who would win a Leonard-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will host a press conference to formally announce his Showtime PPV matchup against Marcos Maidana May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The press event will take place at 12-noon PT and will be streamed live by Showtime Sports.
WBA welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana is hoping to be ringside at Alvarez-Angulo, and to start training in California on March 10 for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., but all that will have to wait until after his daughter is born.
Junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia met the media at his Philadelphia gym and discussed his March 15 title defense against Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico, the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight, and one day facing “Money” himself.