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.
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, says his injured fighter could return to the ring in nine months, and when he does it won’t be against soft opposition.
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?
Fans from around the world ask Dougie who will be boxing’s superstars once Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao retire, and they provide their thoughts on Canelo-Kirkland, the shared global letdown that was the “mega-dud,” and more than a few mythical matchups in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
A second class-action lawsuit has been filed against Manny Pacquiao and his promoters by a plaintiff who claims the public was misled by not knowing about Pacquiao’s shoulder injury prior to his May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Manny Pacquiao’s unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. caused the Filipino superstar to drop a notch or two in THE RING’s welterweight rankings and in the magazine’s Pound-for-Pound Top 10.
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.
Manny Pacquaio said he injured his shoulder in training a few weeks ago and was hindered by the pain during his unanimous-decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday at the MGM.