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.
After clocking out as coach for his basketball team in the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles to begin training for Floyd Mayweather Jr., and things kicked off immediately with some trash-talking between the two camps.
On ESPN and Sirius, Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum recently laid out how Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao became reality. Our own Michael Woods is here with more.
Keith Thurman dismissed comments from Floyd Mayweather’s uncle, Roger, about his being “average” and said he’ll prove against Robert Guerrero on March 7 that he’s a more dangerous fighter than Floyd.
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.
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.
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.
Following the announcement of his May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao gave a name to the bout, saying, “This fight, the title of this for me here in the Philippines, is, ‘I will fight for the Filipinos.'”
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.
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.
Fans share their thoughts on the merits of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao as a topic for the mailbag and a mega-fight, the ever rising price of boxing pay-per-view events, Kevin Mitchell, Jeff Lacy, Paul Williams, Matthysse-Provodnikov, and many other subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!