Manny Pacquiao accused Floyd Mayweather Jr. of having “many alibis” for not fighting him during a Wednesday studio interview with ESPN’s Keith Olbermann.
Tired of waiting for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to announce whether he or Marcos Maidana will be the next opponent for the pound-for-pound king on May 3 at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a frustrated Amir Khan has gone on the offensive on his Twitter account.
RingTV.com sought the opinions of 28 boxing observers as to their thoughts on whom Floyd Mayweather will choose to face on May 3 — Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana.
Floyd Mayweather already wants to fight Amir Khan. THE RING welterweight and junior middleweight champ’s latest publicity stunt — Tweeting that he will allow fans to vote who his May 3 opponent will be, Khan or Marcos Maidana — is designed purely to heap on the pressure.
Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. said “I truly appreciate” being the recipient of the Sugar Ray Robinson award for the 2013 Fighter of the Year from the Boxing Writers Association of America, an honor the undefeated boxer is receiving for the second time.
The Boxing Writers Assoc. of America voted Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the Fighter of the Year for 2013. The organization also honored Tim Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov (Fight of the Year), Freddie Roach (Trainer of The Year), and Al Haymon (Manager of the Year).
Victor Ortiz’s fight against Luis Collazo on Thursday is a way for the former welterweight titleholder to get back into the consciousness of boxing fans after being out of the ring for 19 months. But don’t call it comeback, Ortiz says he never really left the gym.
Adrien Broner lost his WBA title, but he hasn’t lost his confidence. Broner told Showtime’s Brian Kenny that he’s the “closest thing to Floyd Mayweather.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer called Manny Pacquiao’s proposed charity fight vs. Floyd Mayweather a “desperate” idea from a “desperate” person. “My good friend Floyd is not desperate, but Pacquiao and his promoter are,” Schaefer said.
Manny Pacquiao’s adviser insists that the eight-division titlewinner was “dead serious” about fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a charity match “for the love of boxing” from which neither boxer would earn a cent.
Marcos Maidana’s manager says Floyd Mayweather will likely face Amir Khan on May 3 and calls the pound-for-pound king’s mention of Maidana as a possible opponent for that date a “smoke screen.” Maidana is slated to face Adrien Broner in a rematch in April or later.
South Africa’s Minister of Sport and Recreation praised Floyd Mayweather Jr. with words befitting a monarch during a Wednesday press in Johannesburg. Boxing’s pound-for-pound king is currently on a week-long, four-city visit to the African nation.
Rapper Fabolous’ insult to Adrien Broner in the song “The Hope” is just the latest in a long tradition of intertwining hip hop music with boxing. Hip hop can elevate a boxer and glamorize the sport or it can be used to kick a fighter when he’s down.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is expected to arrive in South Africa on Wednesday as part of a week-long, four-city visit whose organizers hope to “resuscitate” boxing in the nation, a spokesman for the country’s Ministry of Sport and Recreation told The Associated Press.
Floyd Mayweather continued to take shots at his out-of-the-ring rival Manny Pacquiao during a recent Q&A interview on the website FightHype.com.
Love him or hate him, it’s hard to ignore Floyd Mayweather, whose name continues to buzz among fans and fight scribes even though he’s yet to name his May 3 opponent. The first mailbag of 2014 has its share of “Money-mails,” but also plenty of historical banter, stats and other subjects. Enjoy!
Fans share their opinions on Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent and his Fighter of the Year worthiness, Manny Pacquiao’s pound-for-pound longevity, a mythical matchup between Archie Moore and Bernard Hopkins, and Nonito Donaire’s RING ranking (or lack of) in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!