In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans from the around the world share their thoughts and opinions on tomorrow night’s Miguel Cotto-Daniel Geale middleweight title fight and the controversial catchweight of the HBO-televised showdown from Brooklyn, as well as other boxing subjects and mythical matchups. Enjoy!
Fans share their thoughts on the Wladimir Klitschko-Bryant Jennings heavyweight title bout and the future of the heavyweight division, more feedback on Ruslan Provodnikov’s bold stand against Lucas Matthysse, plus opinions on recent news and other boxing subjects and mythical matchups, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
RingTV’s Alan Massengale was at the recent Manny Pacquiao media day at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, where he spoke to Pacquiao and Freddie Roach about the May 2 clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao says the “killer instinct” is back.
Oscar De La Hoya envisions big things for his promotional company’s top junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse, who faces Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday, but the Argentine boxer-puncher has to beat the Russian pressure fighter. De La Hoya recently visited Buenos Aires for a press conference attended by over 300 local members of the media.
Fans share their thoughts on a variety of subjects — including the fear of an Al Haymon-run sport, missing Antonio Margarito, the Garcia-Peterson catchweight, the hateful back-and-forth between Mayweather/Pacquiao fans in the Disqus comments section, and mythical matchups — in this week’s extra-long Monday mailbag.
Manny Pacquiao has agreed to his side of the terms for a May 2 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., the Filipino fighter’s promoter, Bob Arum, and his adviser, Michael Koncz, have informed RingTV.com.
In his latest attack on Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. mocked the Filipino superstar for “slugging” during his sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.
Canelo Alvarez reaffirmed his intention to face RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto on May 2, the weekend before Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, responding to Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s plan to fight on that Saturday, possibly against Manny Pacquiao.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally broke his silence regarding a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao, calling out the Filipino boxer to make the long-delayed fight on May 2 and firing a few shots in the process.
According to Sam Watson, right-hand man to adviser Al Haymon, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has talked about a potential superfight with Manny Pacquiao every day following Pacquiao’s win over Chris Algieri.
Upon arriving in Las Vegas for his rematch with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was asked what he thought about the case of Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video of him knocking out his fiancee in an elevator surfaced.
The limos rolled up on Tuesday at the MGM Grand to deliver Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana for their second go-around in Las Vegas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
In response to junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux’s challenge, WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz says he’s ready to face the supremely skilled Cuban. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya agrees, saying Santa Cruz would run Rigondeaux out of the ring.
Living legend Sugar Ray Leonard spoke to RingTV.com’s Tom Gray about all-time greats and the current state of boxing’s glamor division, and answered the ever-burning question of who would win a Leonard-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.
Marcos Maidana’s manager told RingTV.com on Monday that he expects to talk today with Al Haymon, the advisor of both Maidana and Floyd Mayweather Jr., regarding a potential fight against Mayweather.
Manny Pacquiao said Floyd Mayweather Jr. can “call collect, say yes, and then the fight will be on” during a Thursday evening appearance on “The Crowd Goes Wild” on Fox Sports 1.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has stated on his Twitter account that he will allow his fans to decide whether his next opponent will be England’s Amir Khan or Argentina’s Marcos Maidana.