With the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao showdown less than a month away, veteran boxing writer Michael Woods wonders if the quiet version of Mayweather Jr. is just part of the promotion or a sign that the often-troubled superstar has matured. Freddie Roach isn’t buying it but wishes Mayweather were a better role model.
Nobody earned a cool grand for scoring a knockdown on Manny Pacquiao on day one of sparring at the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, reported Pacman’s trainer Freddie Roach on Tuesday late afternoon to RingTV.com.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao say their May 2 fight, which many boxing fans believe should have taken place five years ago, is happening when it should. The two superstars met face to face for the first since the event was made on Wednesday at an L.A. press conference.
Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao had their first day of camp together at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, on Monday. The two have eight weeks to prepare for the biggest fight in decades, Pacquiao’s May 2 showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Roach told RingTV.com’s Michael Woods that Pacquiao is physically and mentally dialed in for the big challenge.
RingTV caught up with Zou Shiming before the two-time Olympic gold medalist left Los Angeles to challenge IBF flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng on Saturday in Macau. Hall of famers Freddie Roach and Bob Arum spoke about training and promoting the Chinese star.
Is there any merit to the ‘Fighter A beats fighter B beats fighter C’ theory? Can it be applied to the May 2 super-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao? Michael Woods asked Freddie Roach these very questions.
While many others are geeking out over the May 2 meeting between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, others are waiting with bated breath for Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse. Our own Vladimir Lik caught up with the ‘Siberian Rocky’ for a one-on-one.
Without being rude about it or overly dismissive of Floyd Mayweather Jr., hall-of-fame trainer Freddie Roach tells RingTV.com that his fighter, Manny Pacquiao, has the ability to not only beat – but knockout – the undefeated American favorite on May 2.
Gennady Golovkin, who defends his WBA middleweight title against Martin Murray today, is on a mission to collect all of the major 160-pound belts this year, including THE RING and WBC titles held by Miguel Cotto. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez and Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach are already talking about the potential showdown.
Talks are ongoing for junior welterweight bout between Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse at the StubHub Center on March 28. Seemingly, Provodnikov couldn’t be happier with the notion.
Bill Emes spoke to Freddie Roach at the Jan. 9 “Throne Boxing” show in New York City where the hall-of-fame trainer worked the corner of Chris Van Heerden. Roach assessed Van Heerden’s performance and spoke about the talk on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez super fights.
South African welterweight standout Chris Van Heerden will continue his U.S. campaign tonight against Cecil McCalla at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bout is part of the Fox Sports 1-televised debut of “Throne Boxing” promoted by Roc Nation.
Fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Guillermo Rigondeaux, Naoya Inoue, Takashi Uchiyama and the stacked Japanese shows they fought on last week, as well as Freddie Roach’s place among the great trainers, and some meaty mythical matchups, in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Should a mega-bout between RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez not become a reality, there are other options, according to Cotto’s adviser.
Trainer Virgil Hunter fully believes his charge, Amir Khan is ready to make a run at titlists Floyd Mayweather Jr., Kell Brook and Manny Pacquiao.