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Roach Preparing Black & Blue Plate Special for Mayweather

So what’s cooking at FLOYD “Money” MAYWEATHER’S training camp?

“Whatever it is it sure sounds expensive,” said Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous FREDDIE ROACH.

Roach is training Fighter of the Decade and boxing superhero MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (57-5-2, 38 KOs) for his welterweight world championship unification battle against the undefeated Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) which will take place Saturday May 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Continue reading

The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board: May 2 Will Crown Welterweight King and May Launch Pac Into Boxing History

The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, an independent, international, noncommercial rankings organization, announces that the winner of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.–Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2 will be crowned the true welterweight champion of the world.

The 44-member board, representing 16 countries and five continents, does not acknowledge the various belts passed off as “world championships” and therefore does not acknowledge “unification” as anything more than hype. Its charter identifies the true divisional champions as those who defeat their rightful predecessor and holds that the first two ranked contenders alone can contest a vacant divisional throne.

Mayweather has been ranked #1 at welterweight since the board’s inaugural rankings were published in October 2012. Continue reading

Manny Pacquiao Gets His Irish Up In His First Day Of Sparring!

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (March 17, 2015) – Fighter of the Decade and boxing superhero MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (57-5-2, 38 KOs) commemorated St. Patrick’s Day with his first day of sparring as he prepares for his May 2 welterweight world championship unification battle against undefeated FLOYD “Money” MAYWEATHER JR. (47-0, 26 KOs), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao, the two-term Congressman representing the Sarangani province in the Philippines, went five hard rounds against two different sparring partners. Continue reading

Mayweather-Pacquiao to fight for WBC Emerald belt

And the WINNER adorning MEGAFIGHT – The WBC Emerald Belt.

After an intense voting week, fans have ruled that the winner of MEGFIGHT between Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will triumphantly hold aloft … The Emerald Belt!

This exquisite masterpiece is especially designed by the World Boxing Council for a unique bout that is already gracing the pages of boxing history. Continue reading

Roach: “Please, give us a fair fight”

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) If Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a place to call home in addition his actual house, it is the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the place where he knows everyone, and everybody knows him. Fighting at home it is believed, skews the benefit of the doubt in the hometown fighter’s direction. Whether it is the judges or the referee, it seems as though there is a popular belief in the concept of an unbalanced evenhandedness present.

“I know all the referees, I know all the good ones, I know the great ones. I think they all respect me and Manny enough to give us a fair fight. That’s all I’m asking for”, said Roach in an interview with ABS CBN Sports. Continue reading

“Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag”: Would GGG Face Kovalev?, Mayweather Crossing Lines?, Rigondeaux in Pacquiao Camp?

Ensei L. (Ontario, CA): I’m a huge GGG fan and looking at Kovalev, I couldn’t help but think about how great a matchup would be between the two. Do you ever see that fight happening down the line?

Vivek W. (ESB): As much as I would love to see that fight, I have very little hope that we will ever see it. It’s one of those topics that really challenges me, personally. You never want to take a negative or harsh disposition towards an emerging talent in the sport, but when you look at the negative narratives that follow proven commodities in the sport, contrasted by images drawn up to illustrate perceptions of those who aren’t, it’s just not proper. When I think of a Danny Garcia, or an Andre Ward, there’s a consistent rhetoric that almost mandates that they take on a certain level of competition or be banished to hell for not “proving themselves”. Continue reading

Floyd & Manny bring the star power in LA

Photos by Tiffany Lam – Today at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao held the kickoff presser for what many are calling the fight of the century. Team Pacquiao arrived and hit the red carpet around 11:00am. Mayweather was scheduled to arrive at noon, but showed up a fashionable 40 minutes late. The official press conference started around 1:45pm pacific time and was aired live on ESPN SportsCenter; with HBO announcer Michael Buffer introducing Pacquiao, followed by Showtime announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr introducing Mayweather. Continue reading

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Saturday, May 2 Live on Pay-Per-View

LAS VEGAS (March 11, 2015) – Sports fans will be treated to the fight that has captured the attention of the entire world when boxing’s pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather steps into the ring to face eight-division world champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao in an epic welterweight world championship unification bout. The much-anticipated mega-fight will take place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., the pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by SHOWTIME PPV® and HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading

LiveStream: Mayweather-Pacquiao Press Conference from LA – Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET

Eleven-time world champion Floyd Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will host a kickoff press conference on Wednesday, March 11 at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Calif. to formally announce their welterweight world championship unification bout. The event will take place on Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., live on pay-per-view. Continue reading

Pacquiao: “I hope, this time he would be man enough to take some risks”

Aside from the unstoppable media bombardment about the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao bout, the fans are putting forward their long thought about opinions about who will win the fight, and why. Forums are crawling with back-and-forth discussions between the Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao fans pleading with each other as to why one is right and the other is wide of the mark about the eventual outcome of the bout.

It seems that the Mayweather Jr. fans expect the fight to go as any other for Floyd due to his unmatched technical skill and ring I.Q. In most of his fights, Mayweather Jr. tends to pick his shots and throw as counter punches, taking advantage of his opponent’s mistakes and gaps in offense. Continue reading