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!
Mere days away from Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao, potentially the biggest fight in recent history, Lee Groves looks back at the last pound-for-pound mega-fight between Pernell Whitaker and Julio Cesar Chavez.
Former welterweight champ Buddy McGirt, now a noted trainer, shared his thoughts with boxing fans during the first REAL TALK of 2015. McGirt talked about the best he fought during the 1980s and ’90s, the differences between this era and his era, fighters he’s high on (Terence Crawford) and not so high on (Adrien Broner).
RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer shares his thoughts on compiling a list of the 20 greatest boxers since World War II for a story that appears in the October 2014 issue of THE RING and explains why Floyd Mayweather Jr., among other modern-era stars, did not make the cut.
Abner Mares grew up poor and fending for himself in the streets but is now a married father of two girls and the wearer of championship belts in three divisions.
Saturday’s RING junior middleweight championship clash of unbeatens Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout is another bout that is too close to call during what is shaping up as a year of upsets.
Junior welterweight Brandon Rios will attempt to repeat his seventh-round stoppage victory over Mike Alvarado on March 30.
Oscar De La Hoya is picking Robert Guerrero to upset Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez to possibly stop Austin Trout in their upcoming fights.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”