Floyd Mayweather Jr
More than 200 accredited press members from around the world descended upon Mayweather Boxing Club for Tuesday’s Floyd Mayweather Media Day. It was the 11-time world champion Mayweather’s first and only open training session before his welterweight world championship unification mega-showdown against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on pay-per-view.
Superstars Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) and Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., the live pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading
Photo by Ben Lowy – After hearing how late Mayweather was for his own media workout, the seven-time Trainer of the Year offered his own audit of Manny’s next opponent.
“I am so glad that Mayweather is big on Shots [the social network app. Mayweather uses] because he is going to be taking a lot of them from Manny on May 2,” said Roach, one of the many bon mots he served on Tuesday after Manny’s training session which included 12 rounds of sparring. “That is why he has been avoiding Manny for so long. He didn’t want this fight. He can pretend it was a strategy to build up the fight’s value but that’s not true. For once Mayweather wasn’t able to handpick his opponent. He was forced to take this fight — by Manny, the media and the fans. Continue reading
Video: Floyd Mayweather – “We’ll see what Pacquiao brings to the table”; Says Last Fight Is In September!
Videos courtesy of Fighthype.com: “You know, I got one more fight and I’m going to honor my contract…my last fight is in September. One more fight in September,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who made it clear that after Pacquiao, he only plans on fighting one more time before hanging up his gloves for good.
“That’s not important…what I do with sparring partners, that’s not important…I could have a good day in the gym, you know, sparring partners can have a good day on me. That don’t count.
” It counts under the lights when it’s for all the marbles,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who commented on reports that he’s been knocking out sparring partners during training camp for his upcoming clash with Manny Pacquiao. Continue reading
Joe Latti – Brick City Boxing – The fight we have all been waiting for is less than three weeks away, and we are still learning details about how to actually see the event.
According to FOX5, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said tickets will “one hundred percent” go on sale this week. No specific date has been given, and when asked how many tickets will be available to the public, Ellerbe’s only words were “quite a few.” Ellerbe also noted that a contract between MGM and the promoters has not been finalized, as there are still issues to be resolved over ticket allotment and hotel rooms for the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps. What we do know about tickets is that face value will range from $1,500 to $7,500, and they are sure to sell out fast. Continue reading
“It’s for the soul of boxing.”
This was Freddie Roach’s summation of the stakes involved in Manny Pacquaio’s upcoming fight – the most lucrative in boxing history – against Floyd Mayweather Jr at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2.
“I can’t lose this fight,” he went on as we sat downstairs from Wildcard in the private gym he opened last year for the sole purpose of working with the likes of Manny Pacquaio and Miguel Cotto in seclusion.
It had been six years since my last visit to the Wildcard Boxing Club, and ten years since I’d been a regular while living in the city. The changes that had taken place in that time were immediately obvious during my initial arrival at the gym two days prior. Continue reading
HBO Sports, widely recognized for its engaging storytelling presentations and winner of ten George F. Peabody Awards for broadcast excellence, has begun production on the one-hour special MAYWEATHER/PACQUIAO: AT LAST, detailing the nearly six-year journey to the most-anticipated fight of the modern era, the May 2 Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao blockbuster welterweight unification title bout. Continue reading
The “zero syndrome” in boxing has gained the upper hand and has obscured the valuable qualities of boxers focusing on a bogus credential like an unbeaten record. The “Zero” has become the factor in choosing opponents and venues; it has tainted verdicts and precipitated decisions that defy common sense. The obsession with an unbeaten resume has been observed to sidetrack careers and alter legacies of pawns and kings in boxing. Unblemished records are just an illusion in most cases, a managerial feat – for example both Marciano and Floyd Mayweather had multiple losses as amateur boxers. Amateurs have to fight all comers and even Franky Carbo and “The Combination” back in the day or any of the present promotional wizards, famous and mysterious alike, could not spare an Olympic/amateur prodigy from meeting the odd awkward stylistic nightmare. Kovalev and GGG have lost their share of amateur bouts too and one of them even happened to be on the wrong end of a vicious one-punch KO once in the amateur light heavyweight division. Continue reading
Former Five-Division Champion and Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard discusses this Saturday’s fight between junior welterweight titlists Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, and much more with ESPN’s Brian Campbell
Leonard visited ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus today for an ESPN Car Wash, appearing on several ESPN shows, including SportsCenter to also discuss the much anticipated May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight and more. Photos of Leonard on the set of SportsCenter are available in the ESPN Images library
Part of the reason that May 2nd is such a colossal event, is mostly due to the fact that for a long time now, boxing enthusiasts believed that only Manny Pacquiao has the right arsenal to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. Of course aside from their competitive edge, both men have developed very unique personalities over the years, and paired together with their history, they make a great story for the sport of boxing.
One of the more popular questions nowadays, is what would happen if Mayweather Jr. lost the fight? Continue reading
Harry Reid, a long time senator from Nevada, has voiced his support for Manny Pacquiao in his upcoming bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“I always try to help people who help me and no one has been more helpful to me, campaign wise, who’s been a personality, than Manny Pacquiao. I wish them both well and they’re good for the sport but Manny Pacquiao broke training on two separate occasions to come and campaign for me and I can’t forget that,” stated Reid. Continue reading