Bob Arum had a lot of complaints about the way the promotion for Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao event was handled by Mayweather’s side, but would the 83-year-old hall of fame promoter be against staging an immediate rematch between Mayweather and the star of his Top Rank stable? Of course not.
The respect levels are high and the trash-talk is zero as fellow Ohioans Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter prepare to face each other on June 20.
In this week’s Monday mailbag, fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on Kell Brook’s domination of Frankie Gavin, Amir Khan’s tough outing against Chris Algieri, Lee Selby’s title win against Evgeny Gradovich, Anthony Joshua’s demolition of Kevin Johnson and what might be next for the weekend’s winners. Enjoy!
Amir Khan spoke about his hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Chris Algieri, his desire to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September, and his charitable foundation’s upcoming plans, shortly after his “PBC on SpikeTV” debut on Friday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The welterweight championship match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is indeed a pay-per-view record-breaker. And the number of buys is expected to continue climbing.
The May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight shattered the previous record for total pay-per-view buys and now ranks as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time by generating more than 4.4 million U.S. buys and more than $400 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue alone, according to a press release from HBO, which co-broadcasted the event with the Showtime cable network.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view event will generate record-breaking numbers, but given the disappointing nature of the fight, will the masses pay to see Mayweather in record numbers again? BWAA President Joseph Santoliquito posed this question to Larry Merchant, Max Kellerman and New York Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica, among others.
Despite rumors of retirement from the side of former super middleweight titlist Carl Froch, can former undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins help make one last, big fight for both of them?
Jose Luis Castillo graciously agreed to speak with RingTV.com about the best fighters he fought during his 80-fight career that has spanned 25 years. The former lightweight champ split every category between two fighters. (Can you guess who he selected the most?)
Amir Khan believes he can bring Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s career to an inglorious end, by inflicting a first defeat on the American superstar. The British welterweight contender also says Manny Pacquiao is a potential opponent but he first must face Chris Algieri on May 29.
Fans shared their thoughts (mostly disappointment) on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-dud, complained about Mayweather’s style and Pacquiao’s lack of grace after losing, and asked Dougie to give his opinions on the fight, its impact on the sport and what might be next for the two future hall of famers in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
The majority of people who witnessed Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s cunning application of the sweet science to clearly outpoint Manny Pacquiao on Saturday are upset the mega-event failed to live up to their expectations. But if you bought the PPV expecting to see fireworks, you were a casualty of hype, writes RingTV.com contributor Andreas Hale, and shame on you for being sucked into it.
A gracious Floyd Mayweather Jr. addressed the ringside media during the post fight-press conference following his unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather, who said he would abdicate his world titles, didn’t want to talk about what’s next or his next opponent.
Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach and Bob Arum spoke to the ringside media after the Filipino superstar’s unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and his trainer and promoter told the media that he entered the long-awaited mega-fight with an injured right shoulder.
Action shots from Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s unanimous-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.