Jim Lampley defended the closing commentary he delivered on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Fight Game,” in which he described Floyd Mayweather Jr. as “an often aggressively distasteful human being whose behaviors are a blight on the boxing landscape,” adding that “Mayweather’s retirement can not come a moment too soon.”
Freddie Roach, longtime trainer of Manny Pacquiao, has admitted that The Bible can be a hindrance to the Filipino’s thought processes as a professional fighter, and that retirement looms in a “must-win” rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night.
Indonesian boxing legend Chris John announced his retirement from the sport two weeks removed from losing his WBA featherweight title to Simphiwe Vetyeka. John, who had held the title for 10 years, was attempting to equal the division title defense record.
Shane Mosley announced his retirement to the media in the press room at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Malignaggi-Judah fight on Saturday night. “It’s a young man’s game,” he said. “It’s time to step aside and let some of these young guys do their thing.”
Lightweight Kieran Farrell’s promising career is over following brain injuries resulting from his 10-round unanimous decision loss to Anthony Crolla on December 7.
Cruiserweight-turned-heavyweight David Haye says there will be no fight with Vitali, and that he’s ready for life after the ring.