Oscar De La Hoya says any lack of “buzz” for the Cotto-Canelo PPV can be attributed to the Mayweather-Pacquiao letdown burning casual fans from buying PPV shows.
Although retired, Floyd Mayweather Jr. can still kick up a cloud of controversy when it comes to talking boxing.
In light of the recent Thomas Hauser piece alleging illegal IV use by Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao speaks out.
Thomas Hauser issued a statement with regard to the recent comments by USADA spokesperson Annie Skinner on behalf of the anti-doping agency.
Freddie Roach admits that he hasn’t fully recovered from the exhaustive grind of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao event. Roach was in New York City on Tuesday to take part in the Miguel Cotto-Daniel Geale press conference, put together by Roc Nation, ahead of the Saturday night scrap at Barclays Center.
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?
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.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. removed any remaining doubt that he is king of boxing after defeating Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision Saturday in Las Vegas.
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.