Fans share their thoughts on the prospect of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez pay-per-view extravaganzas taking place in 2015, who might become boxing’s next PPV star, Oscar De La Hoya’s role as promoter, and other boxing subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
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.
Oscar De La Hoya isn’t going to get excited about the prospect of Floyd Mayweather Jr. fighting Manny Pacquiao until he sees both superstars in the ring. Mayweather announced on Friday that he wants to fight Pacquiao on May 2, but the pound for pound king had stipulations De La Hoya says will block the superbout.
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.
Former two-division titlist Tim Bradley isn’t just in the final stages of preparation for Diego Chaves this weekend; he also offered his opinion on a potential Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Fans share their thoughts on David Lemieux’s U.S. debut, the Montreal middleweight puncher’s chances against Gennady Golovkin, year-end awards, Diego Chaves’ chances against Tim Bradley, the strange Jean Pascal-Roberto Bolonti result, and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
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.
Preliminary talks have begun for a May 2 bout between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez, according to Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya, who also speculated that it could provide the catalyst for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao.
The topic of Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao was broached, yet again, during an edition of HBO’s “The Fight Game,” when host Jim Lampley discussed with Max Kellerman the notion of a “two-network shared pay-per-view” to make the fight a reality.
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.
Telegraph boxing correspondent Gareth A Davies writes that the on again-off again superfight could be given a new lease on life if Manny Pacquiao shows he is back to his best in Macau on Nov. 23.
Alan Massengale is well aware of “the Cold War” and recent statements from Floyd Mayweather, but the veteran broadcaster implores the boxing world not to give up on a Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown, which he believes can still be a global event that captures the imagination of sports fans and non-sports fan alike.