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.
After all the debates, speculation and social network bickering, will we see a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout at long last? Floyd Sr. thinks so.
Floyd Mayweather’s toughest challenge isn’t from Marcos Maidana or any other boxer, it’s his desire to be recognized as “TBE” – the best ever – of his chosen profession. However, chasing “greatness” can be a futile pursuit for a modern athlete, and a dangerous one for boxers, Floyd Mayweather Sr. warns.
Yuriorkis Gamboa plans on taking the upper hand early when he faces WBO lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford on June 28.
Reflecting on his victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather claims he deviated from an effective game plan to scrap with the Argentine banger.
Robert Garcia edged out rival Freddie Roach in RingTV.com’s year-end award fan poll for Trainer of the Year. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Trainer of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]
After years of acrimony, Floyd Mayweather welcomed his father back into the training fold to help him prepare for the Robert Guerrero fight in May. Mayweather Sr.’s return to his son’s corner is a signal that Mayweather Jr. won’t be an inviting target when he challenges Canelo Alvarez on Saturday.
A fight of the magnitude of Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez doesn’t come along very often. That’s why RingTV is introducing a new video feature called Press Pass to take fans to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the exciting final fight week days leading to “The One.”
RingTV’s Dominic Verdin reports from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, where Floyd Mayweather recently held a media day workout for his Sept. 14 showdown with Canelo Alvarez. Verdin spoke to Roger Mayweather and Floyd Sr., who said Alvarez’s trainers and team “look like winos.”
During the Saturday debut of All-Access: Mayweather-Canelo on Showtime, Floyd Mayweather claims that Canelo Alvarez mimics his style. Alvarez, meanwhile, reveals that he was called “freckles” and “cheese head,” by other children growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico.
“By far,” stated Oscar De La Hoya, when asked if the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez who will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14 is better than he was when he fought Mayweather six years ago.
Denver-based junior welterweight Mike Alvarado, who gained revenge over Brandon Rios with a unanimous decision victory in March, could return in October for a hometown fight on HBO.
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He’ll run and he’ll box, but he’ll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit.”
When Angel Garcia, father and trainer of Danny Garcia, watches Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Ruben Gerrero work their sons’ corners on Saturday, he will “watch for who can stay focused, and who can keep their son focused right along with them.”