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Jalen Rose confirms Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao on May 2

It appears that a former basketball player and current ESPN sports analyst Jalen Rose may know something about the Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao progress that no one else does.

Just this morning, Rose posed the following on this Twitteraccount in large bold font: “Again, cancel your Kentucky Derby plans & be in Vegas May 2nd for the billed Mayweather vs Pacquiao.”

It is entirely possible that Rose is friends with someone from camp Pacquiao or camp Mayweather Jr., perhaps even one of the fighters themselves. Making such a sudden and massive statement, and it being nothing but a hype job, would not go over well with anyone, especially the millions of boxing fans holding their breath for this fight to be announced. Continue reading

Mayweather Jr. visits Pacquiao in his hotel room after their face-to-face?

I am safely assuming that all of you have already heard, read, and watched Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao exchange a few words at the basketball game in Miami. The result was a tornado of information, speculation, and most importantly, hope. Another thing that came out of this meet-up was Pacquiao writing down Floyd’s phone number, possibly giving both an opportunity to discuss the prospect of their fight in private. Continue reading

Take the Play Away from Mayweather

Why wait for Floyd “TBE/Money” Mayweather, Jr. to make his choice of a 5/2 opponent. Pacquaio and Top Rank’s Bob Arum ought to move ahead and use their influence to sign Miguel Cotto to a rematch with Manny. At the same time, they could push for Amir Khan to fight Kell Brook. That would leave Money with a real problem coming up with an opponent fans want to see him fight.

Why fight Cotto again? Both he and his hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach believe he is an improved fighter. Let Cotto prove it against a fighter who dominated him. See if Cotto has truly improved, and/or whether Manny has slipped. Plus, there would be another belt on the line for Manny to possibly add to his collection. Fan interest could be stimulated for a rematch, and fans would love to see Freddie wave to Cotto from Manny’s corner. He could use hand signals to relay advice and motivation. Continue reading

Mayweather Jr to Pacquiao: “You’re not a boss. On the chessboard, you’re a pawn”

Up until now, Mayweather Jr. has been hush-hush about his negotiations with team Pacquiao. With such a significant fight and a potential for a colossal payday, it is no surprise that they are trying to keep as much away from the media as humanly possible. Playing broken telephone is something that ends up happening via multiple interpretations from boxing fans and reporters. This could potentially lead to unintended difficulties in negotiations.

Having said that, in a recent interview with Shade 45 Radio, Mayweather Jr. opened up and briefly discussed the Pacquiao fight matter.

“Everything that everybody is just insinuating, what everybody been saying on TV is false. It’s not true at all… Pacquiao, he’s not in a position to call any shots as of right now and he’s not the A-side, so everything that everybody has been hearing has been rumors,” stated Mayweather Jr. Continue reading

Ariza: “We’re [Mayweather’s] fighting May 2nd but it’s not going to be Manny Pacquiao”

Despite being involved in numerous arguments with camp Pacquiao, more specifically Freddie Roach, that drama doesn’t take away from the fact that Alex Ariza was close with camp Pacquiao, and likely at the time involved in most of their decisions.

Now Ariza is on the opposite team, working for Floyd Mayweather Jr., helping the undefeated superstar with strength and conditioning preparation. There is little doubt that Ariza has some knowledge about the ongoing negotiations between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue reading

Pacquiao sends a message to Floyd Mayweather Jr: “Sign the contract!”

While in NYC, Manny Pacquiao was approached by TMZ, and asked if there was anything he could say to Mayweather Jr., what would it be?

“Sign the contract,” replied Pacquiao.

Indeed, if there is a contract to sign, team Mayweather Jr. should listen to the public and finalize the fight that simply has no more room for postponement. While there is still significant interest in the fight, most believe that there is a threshold, and once reached, their bout will no longer bring in as much profit as everyone currently expects.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao – Espinoza: ” If we were running a race we would still have a ways to go”

In an interview with USA Today, Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza has made it clear that while both sides want the fight to happen, finalizing the deal is not yet around the corner.

“We’re making meaningful progress but if we were running a race we would still have a ways to go. Everyone is trying to get to the finish line as soon as possible,” said Espinoza via Continue reading

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight close to being done

Sam Watson, a close associate of Al Haymon, says that the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight is close to being done. It’s being worked on, and they’re at the part where they’re trying to iron out the Showtime and HBO deal. Both networks will likely be televising the fight on pay per view on the same night.

This part of the deal is going to be tricky, and one can only hope that they don’t mess things up. Pacquiao has reportedly agreed to a 60-40 split of the money. Continue reading

Holyfield: “If they want Floyd to win, he’ll win. If they want Manny to win, he’ll win”

Whether its stamina, strength, or experience, the boxing match-ups provide boxing fans with general debatable attributes and abilities for a discussion, and possibly argument in favor of their favorite fighter.

The same goes for the much anticipated Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao scenario.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. fans are confident that their fighter will come out victorious due to his exceptional ring I.Q., ability to adapt during a bout, and of course his speed and style. Floyd fans argue that being a sharpshooter, Mayweather Jr. does well against opponents that throw high volume of shots, which Pacquiao’s style is all about. Continue reading