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Pacquiao slams Mayweather in response to Instagram taunt

Manny Pacquiao might not be able to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring, but he sure seems to have gotten the best of him outside the ring in attacking him in response to an Instragram video that Mayweather put together earlier this week. Mayweather taunted Pacquiao in slapping around a dummy that he pretended was Pacquiao. Mayweather’s comments to the dummy Pacquiao were as follows:

“So, Manny, you out telling people that I didn’t win fair and square, that this little arm is messed up. Is that right? Huh? Talk to me! Stop lying!” Continue reading

Mayweather/Pacquiao: War Of Words Continues

The fight may be over between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but the war of words continues.

Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram video full swing, in which he calls Mayweather an “ex-convict” and brings up Mayweather’s past with domestic violence.

Floyd Mayweather first posted a video on Wednesday where he spoke to a dummy as if it were Pacquiao, “So, Manny. You’re out here telling people that I didn’t win fair and square, that this little arm is messed up. Is that right? Talk to me.” Continue reading

Thurman To Mayweather; ‘Do You Want To Fight Or Not?’

As the time ticks on, one can’t help but think Floyd Mayweather must secretly enjoy watching the rest of the welterweight division speculating as to whether or not it’s going to be them getting the call to face him on September 12th and the final fight of his contract with broadcasting giant, Showtime.

Amir Khan is seemingly forever in the frame, alongside the likes of IBF champion Kell Brook, Florida’s Keith Thurman (WBA reg), and irrespective of your opinion on the seriousness of his statement naming them – Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield. Continue reading

If Berto Gets Floyd Fight, I’ll Prepare Him To Win It Says Virgil Hunter

Many fans and writers alike weren’t really too sure what to make of Floyd Mayweather’s recent comments about wanting to fight Andre Berto or relative unknown Karim Mayfield for what is ostensibly his ‘final’ fight in September. Was he serious or just being facetious? Simply mocking the media in attendance who hang on his every word while all along actually laughing AT them?

Probably, was my guess, especially as he chose guys associated or once associated with trainer Virgil Hunter – who now also trains the man most desperate for the Floyd fight – Britain’s Amir Khan. Continue reading

Amir Khan Says Floyd Mayweather Is Messing Up His Own Legacy

The circus that surrounds Floyd Mayweather’s potential opponent for his ‘final’ fight in September has been arguably led by one ‘ringmaster’ – a man who calls himself ‘King’, yet acts more like a Jester in terms of his very public chasing of the lucrative opportunity many – fighters and fans alike – consider him undeserving of.

I am of course talking about Britain’s Amir Khan, who in his ever desperate and public quest to get Floyd between the ropes, has told that the future Hall of Fame Inductee is “messing his own legacy up” by ostensibly refusing to fight him on September 12th and opting for a ‘softer’ option. Continue reading

Kell Brook: I Believe I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather

There is still a degree of uncertainty surrounding September 12th for Britain’s IBF 147 lb champion Kell Brook. While mooted to be facing American brawler Brandon Rios on that date, the Sheffield fighter is still one of the names in the hat as a potential Floyd Mayweather opponent on the same date – and has spoken out to Sky Sports to insist that he is one of the few fighters out there able to cause Floyd real problems in the ring should that be the fight that comes off for him.

With Bob Arum recently suggesting the choice lies with Rios himself as to whether or not he ends up traveling to the UK to fight Brook, it’s clear that “The Special One” is keeping his options open. Continue reading

Greatness on Display: Mayweather makes his PPV debut 10 years ago today

By Thomas Choong: Every great fighter’s career is notably documented by their performances on the biggest stage. Though Floyd Mayweather’s detractors will belay the significance of his victory over pugilistic warrior Arturo Gatti as another over-hyped mismatch, pundits of the sweet science at the time will remember just how significant this matchup was at that time 10 years ago today .

Still promoted by Top Rank at the time, “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather Jr. stood atop the pound for pound debate alongside long reigning middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins (who would lose his first bout in 12 years only three weeks later). The belt they would fight for was the WBC Super lightweight title, though few would have considered Gatti the champion of the 140 lb weight class. That distinction belonged to Ricky “Hitman” Hatton who had wrested the title from Kostya Tszyu (who had unified the WBC, WBA, and IBF belts in 2001) a mere three weeks prior. However, that did not detract from the attention that this bout garnered. Continue reading

Mayweather receives Espy nomination

LAS VEGAS (June 24, 2015) – Twelve-time world champion and boxing’s number one attraction Floyd “Money” Mayweather continues to rack up career accolades as it was announced today that he has been nominated for the 2015 ESPY Award for “Best Fighter.” With this nomination, Mayweather has the opportunity to win his seventh “Best Fighter” ESPY and fourth in a row. Continue reading

Khan: ‘Floyd Clearly Avoiding Me’ / Will Fight Manny If Not

After his labored victory over light-hitting Chris Algieri recently, and with welterweight rivals Kell Brook and Keith Thurman questioning his suitability for the Floyd Mayweather Sep 12th slot – Amir Khan may finally have realized his credibility has taken a damaging hit and that he is NOT going to be the man in the opposite corner for Floyd’s 49th pro outing.

But fear not.

Speaking in ‘The National’ ,Khan has realised the next biggest money fight for him may be against former Wild Card stablemate Manny Pacquiao – and while seemingly attempting to dismiss speculation from Bob Arum that the fight could take place in Dubai – and continuing to assert it is Mayweather he wants – he seemingly concedes he will take 2nd prize and fight the Filipino star if needs be. Continue reading

Thurman: Doesn’t See Khan Beating Floyd / Will Fight Amir Himself

Mention the words ‘welterweight’ and ‘Floyd Mayweather’ in the same sentence these days and it’s likely that Britain’s Amir Khan won’t be too far away from the conversation.

Irrespective of Floyd’s (sardonic) assertions that he will fight Andre Berto or Karim Mayfield – which you’d be a fool to believe – Khan still thinks that he is in the running for that fight in September and along with the likes of Kell Brook, Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman – is capable of landing the shot. Continue reading

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