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.
Juan Manuel Marquez said he was “scared of the judges more than” Tim Bradley during the post-fight press conference for their WBO welterweight title bout that Bradley won by split decision on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Two weeks after his victory over Saul Alvarez in the highest grossing pay-per-view boxing match ever, Floyd Mayweather Jr. made a triumphant return to New York, where four months ago he kicked off his promotional tour for the record-setting show.
Saturday’s pay-per-view card headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez has been generating an unbelievable buzz in Las Vegas since early in fight week. The turnout for Friday’s weigh-in is something that had to be seen to be believed.
Pics from Las Vegas as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez stepped up to the podium for the last time before their fight on Saturday night. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday along with Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse and the rest of the Sept. 14 fighters. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Floyd Mayweather in regard to his past: “No one is perfect…The only thing that I can do is try to become a better person, each and every day.”
Abel Sanchez doesn’t think his middleweight Gennady Golovkin will ever get a shot at RING champ Sergio Martinez: “I think that they’ve made a comment about fighting Gennady Golovkin in about September of 2014. That’s like saying that he doesn’t want to fight him.”
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin: “I’m always out there to put on a solid performance for the fans…My fans are what are most important to me. They’re the ones who drive me to be where I’m at right now.”