By leading his Philippine Basketball Association team to victory on Wednesday, WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao took a risk himself by entering the fray as a player.
One of the most underrated former champions from the Philippines, Gerry Penalosa, says Manny Pacquiao’s southpaw stance, speed, power, footwork and volume punching will be too much for Floyd Mayweather to handle when the two super stars meet on May 2.
Boxing’s most talked about event in more than 30 years was finally announced on Friday: the fight between the sport’s two biggest stars, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, will go down on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather announced the fight on one of his social media platforms.
With Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao finally official for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, “The Sweet Science” will give the world something it has sorely lacked for the longest time – a fight that will stop the world on its axis.
Fans share thoughts on Gennady Golovkin-Martin Murray, Adrien Broner-John Molina, Adonis Stevenson-Sakio Bika, PBC on network TV, Carlos Monzon’s ATG placement, mythical matchups, and of course #TheNeverendinStory (that was supposed to end yesterday!) in this week’s Friday mailbag.
Fans share thoughts on Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title defense against Martin Murray, the British challenger’s merits, and what should be next for GGG in this week’s Monday mailbag; plus rants on Danny Garcia, Billy Joe Saunders, a Tyson-Frazier mythical matchup, and an email from Dougie’s wife.
Former welterweight titlist Marcos Maidana will continue pursuing R&R in his native Argentina before returning to the ring in the summer or fall, according to manager Sebastian Contursi.
At this point, British welterweight Amir Khan just wants to fight anyone, be it Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Tim Bradley or Juan Manuel Marquez.
Manny Pacquiao said he believes that his May 2 clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. “will happen” during a Sunday interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News, expressing optimism that their bout planned for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will be announced “within one week.”
In yet another, “He said/he said” scenario, RING welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. insists he’s trying his best to make a fight with Manny Pacquiao.
As much as he seemingly wants a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout to become reality, Top Rank’s Bob Arum is equally frustrated when it comes to getting anyone to listen regarding negotiations.
In an attempt to clarify its position on the stalling negotiations of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao event, HBO issued a statement declaring that the network is not an impediment to the anticipated super fight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. denied reports on Saturday that a deal is done for a May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, doing so on his Shots account.
The sports world is once again optimistic about the possibility of a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao showdown happening on May 2 thanks to a face-to-face meeting between the two stars at an NBA game. It will be great for boxing if the super fight is made but fans will have to take some bad along with the good.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao had an hour-long meeting at Pacquiao’s hotel on Tuesday night following their brief courtside discussion at a basketball game. Pacquiao adviser Micheal Koncz’s opinion now? “I believe that the fight is going to happen.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. had “a pleasant, nice, friendly, professional conversation” with Manny Pacquiao courtside at Tuesday night’s Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, according to Pacquiao’s adviser Micheal Koncz.
Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, says Bob Arum has no intention of risking his star against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and hurting business overseas. The controversial Ariza also claims that Pacquiao’s next fight will be against Jessie Vargas.