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.
HBO will replay eight bouts featuring the network’s premier fighters over the course of four days starting tonight. The fight will highlight victories by Sergey Kovalev, Gennady Golovkin, Manny Pacquiao, Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Marquez and Terence Crawford.
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.
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.
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.
Manny Pacquiao says that a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. could not happen until 2015 if Mayweather is not willing to work with Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum.
Manny Pacquiao is familiar with the top two candidates to be his next opponent, having lost by split-decision to Tim Bradley in 2012 and having sparred many rounds with Ruslan Provodnikov.
Amir Khan said he has signed his part of the contract to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 3, but added that would also welcome a clash with friend and former stablemate Manny Pacquiao.
Unbeaten junior lightweight contender Will Tomlinson on his five-bout deal with Golden Boy Promotions: “I came here to test myself and see how good I really am.”
In a recent Tweet, Freddie Roach touted Floyd Mayweather Sr.’s “great performance” as The Predator creature in the movie of the same name.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. lampoons Manny Pacquiao, Marcos Maidana and Amir Khan during a series of Tweets and photos over the Christams holidays.
Sergio Martinez on defending his middleweight title against Miguel Cotto: “I’m very interested in the fight, but I’m the champion and Cotto is the challenger. I would love to fight Cotto, but I need to be treated with dignity.”
Fox Deportes will air classic Golden Boy Promotions fights involving Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trindad, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, among others on Dec. 23 and Dec. 29.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. suggests that Marcos Maidana is a more likely opponent than Manny Pacquiao, and that Adrien Broner’s next fight should be on his undercard in May.
Among the things Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said to rival Top Rank CEO Bob Arum during their exchanged Christmas greetings on Twitter was “Let’s make these fights for the fans.”
The United States Court of Appeal for The Fifth Circuit has dismissed a $1 million lawsuit that was filed by Imperial ED against Manny Pacquiao. The suit was described as “frivolous” by the fighter’s advisor, Michael Koncz.