Now that the Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao fiasco is behind us, news times bring new challenges for both champions.
Mayweather Jr. has decided to face Andre Berto in his supposed career closing bout, which sprouted an avalanche of understandable criticism. In his decision, Mayweather Jr. likely deflated his earnings by a very considerable amount, and lost admiration from many fans.
For Pacquiao, who wants to continue his career claiming that his desire to fight is as strong as ever, there is also a lack of admirable opposition. Nonetheless, there are plenty of big name fighters that he could face that pose very little risk to the Filipino sensation. Continue reading
After tearing his rotator cuff in May’s “Fight of the Century” and undergoing a surgical procedure at the capable hands of Dr. Neal ElAttrache days later, Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao decided he wouldn’t bother with a scheduled July rehab session in the US, much to the chagrin of promoter Bob Arum.
“Pacquiao was supposed to come over to see the doctor and for some reason he decided to cancel it,” Arum said after his fighter Ik Yang was recently defeated by Cesar Cuenca in Macau.
“So he’s not acting very professionally.” Continue reading
After his relentless chasing of the Mayweather fight left, that for all intents and purposes amounted to glorified begging, Britain’s Amir Khan may just land a mega-money fight yet, seeing as cash, rather than public image and reputation seems to be “King” to Amir.
Sure, he won’t make the money he would’ve fighting Mayweather, though he can still bank a career high payday by fighting what is ostensibly the “next best thing” in former Wild Card stablemate and Filipino superstar, Manny Pacquiao.
Speaking in Britain’s Telegraph.co.uk newspaper, Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who looks after Pacquiao, has said that a fight between the two former teammates should be easy enough to put together. Continue reading
After all his pitiful Floyd Mayweather chasing came to nothing – with the P4P king looking at a ‘soft’ defence against Andre Berto in September – Britain’s Amir Khan is being forced to look at other options, and has insisted that 2016 is going to be his year, with a potential fight against the returning Manny Pacquiao possible for Dubai.
Speaking to the National, Khan insisted;
“There have been talks of an Amir Khan fight in Dubai for many years now,. Everyone knows my position: I am ready to fight if they are serious about it. Bob Arum has contacted my team to fight Manny Pacquiao around March or April in Dubai. Let’s see how that develops. Continue reading
When he returns to the US in the next fortnight to meet with surgeon Dr ElAttrache and to begin rehab on “that” rotator cuff injury, Manny Pacquiao will no doubt be meeting with trainer and Wild Card gym boss Freddie Roach to discuss exactly “what’s next?”
In what can perhaps be perceived as a thinly veiled dig at Floyd Mayweather’s recent “Berto talk” regarding his September 12 opponent, Roach has spoken out to USA Today in a recent interview, to insist that when the Filipino star does indeed return to the ring, he wants him matched “tough.” Continue reading
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
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
For many fight fans, May 2nd, the rotator cuff saga and the ensuing controversy now seems something of a distant memory, so much has happened since.
With Floyd Mayweather making plans for September, the future of Manny Pacquiao is still relatively uncertain – yet in his latest chat with fighthubtv, the Filipino star’s promoter Bob Arum has offered his two pennies worth on the situation surrounding his fighter – reaffirming his belief that while it is now ‘possible’ Pacquiao could make a ring return later this year – as promoter, it’s something he would advise against. Continue reading
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum recently said this past week that if he can’t get a rematch between his fighter Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. next year, Arum will look to match Pacquiao up against Terence Crawford, the WBO light welterweight title holder. Arum promotes both fighters, so it would be an in house fight for him and easy to make.
While some fans think Crawford would be a dangerous opponent for the 36-year-old Pacquiao, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. believes Pacquiao would have no problems beating the slender Crawford. Chavez Jr. thinks Pacquiao would KO Crawford. Continue reading
The saga continues in the wake of May 2nd and THAT rotator cuff, with a seemingly insatiable desire of the masses to examine and dissect every single aspect of “The Fight That Never Caught Light” and the reasons for Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Floyd Mayweather.
While it’s fair to say that boxing purists and hardcore fans have moved on and left happy, if a little underwhelmed – two camps appear now to exist.
Those that flatly don’t believe in the validity and/or extent of the injury – and it’s impact on the loss – and those that do. Continue reading